Jobs Board

Montessori Northwest provides employment listings as a service to our community. We welcome job postings from all Montessori affiliations.


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Important disclaimer: we do not endorse any employer or position listed here. Applicants are responsible for their own research about each school or position. Montessori Northwest is not responsible for the quality of any applicant hired for any position. Job postings will be removed after approximately 30 days.


director ~ lawerance, kansas


 Lawrence Montessori School (LMS) is hiring a visionary administrator who will take the newly established school to the next level of growth. LMS is a family oriented school on a beautiful two acre campus in Lawrence Kansas – home to the University of Kansas. We are seeking the unique individual who is experienced in Montessori administration with a true commitment to upholding the strong academic excellence of LMS.

The administrator must also have a sound understanding of the Montessori Philosophy and Methodology as well as classroom experience to mentor teachers and their practice, oversee the Montessori and after school enrichment curriculum and implement parent education programs to grow LMS. 

The administrator must have experience in school administration, operations and curriculum, able to take initiative, posses leadership skills and capable of guiding the faculty of Montessori-trained teachers and support staff. The administrator will be a valuable resource for the teachers and parents. S/he will maintain parent and community relations and build collaborative partnerships in the community. 

The responsibilities of this position include leading the school in all areas of educational, organizational and business processes, including hiring faculty and effectively managing all employees; ensuring compliance with Montessori standards , State of Kansas regulations; mentoring staff and promoting strong partnerships both within and outside of the school community. 

This position requires close communication with the school owners and ensuring that their vision of upholding high Montessori standards is continuously met. The administrator will create and enforce school policies and oversee the development and management of the school budget.

For more information, please email:

montessori assistant ~ Stockbridge, georgia


Theami Montessori School offers authentic half-day and full-day year round Montessori programs with an environmental focus for children between 18 months and 9 years of age. The school is located in Stockbridge, GA. Additional information about the school may be found at:

Theami is accepting resumes for a Montessori Assistant - Full Day, beginning immediately. This is a 10-month position which can extend to a year round position. Position reports to Theami Montessori's Director.

The ideal candidate is AMI Primary or Assistant trained, enjoys working as part of a small team, thrives in a community oriented environment, has strong work habits, an open mind, is flexible and has excellent communication skills. Prior experience working in a child care/preschool setting is a plus. Current CPR/1st Aid preferred. A National Background Check and Live Fingerprint will be required.

To apply: 
A completed application will contain the following materials: (1) a resume and cover letter that describes your interest in the position and explains how your experience matches the above qualifications; and (2) the names, titles, and contact information of at least two people who can provide references (please indicate the length and nature of the relationship with each reference). 

Submit your application via email to: Theami Montessori does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin.

Part-time childCARE ~ PORTLAND, OREGON


Hi, We are looking for a Montessori trained individual that is interested in caring for our 8 month old son and 4 years old daughter once a week (any evening) from approximately 7pm to 10pm. Within the next few weeks we will also be needing someone to care for the children while I work from home 1 day per week (Monday, Tuesday or Thursday) from approximately 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. The day and or time is flexible as long as I am able to get a full 5 hours in between 8:30-6. 

The childcare provider must have experience caring for infants and toddlers; have reliable transportation, and strong references. The ideal childcare provider will be nurturing, patient, kind and ready to play!

Please, contact Leah via email: or phone: 509.999.1064

after school care ~ PORTLAND, OREGON


Our family is seeking after school care from a dependable and kind nanny or babysitter (with a car). We are hoping to find a good match with someone able to pick-up our two elementary-aged children from their Montessori school in John's Landing and bring them to our southeast home for quiet afternoons. 

Hours are between 3 and 5pm. Salary is based upon experience. Ideally, this position will include school day afternoons for the duration of this school year, with occasional full-day care during scheduled in-service days. 

Please, contact Jennifer via email: or phone: 503-980-5331

Lead Primary Guide ~ Portland, Oregon

Posted on October 24, 2014

Whole Child Montessori Center in Southeast Portland seeks Primary AMI Guide for long-term sub position with possibility of long-term employment. Whole Child Montessori Center is a small AMI school in SE Portland with two primary classrooms. Whole Child celebrated 30 years in 2013. We are seeking an AMI Guide to take over for a Guide taking early retirement. The class is well established with an experienced assistant. We would like someone who can start working now (or very soon)—at least part-time—observing the current Guide, shadowing her, getting to know the children, and learning the ways of our community. This long-term sub would step fully into the Guide position in January and finish the school year in mid-June. Whole Child will meanwhile conduct a broader search for the best possible candidate and long term fit for our school. The long-term sub will be included in this broader search and could potentially continue at Whole Child in the long-term Guide position.

Interested candidates please send a letter of introduction and resume to Head of School, Nancy Pribnow:

Board Member ~ West Linn, Oregon

Posted on October 20, 2014

Do you have children who attend or attended a Montessori school? Are you a Montessori alumni? Has Montessori touched your life in some other way? 

SunGarden Montessori Children's House is seeking exceptional individuals to join our Board of Directors in 2014. We are an established school with a 25 year history, located in a charming house across from the Sunset park in West Linn, OR.

The mission of SunGarden Montessori Children’s House is dedicated to the education of the whole child within purposeful, respectful environments based on the insights and inspiration of Dr. Maria Montessori. The Montessori approach to education is intended to be "an aid to life" due to it's intentional alignment with children's natural inclination to learn and grow, this approach fosters a life-long love of learning. 

The Board of Directors at SunGarden Montessori Children’s House is seeking individuals who are interested in supporting SunGarden by upholding the authenticity of our school’s vision, providing fiduciary oversight, as well as working with the Administrator in continuing to develop new policies and procedures that can fully support the operational and pedagogical success of our school. Key responsibilities include fundraising, strategic planning, financial management, organizational development, and community relations. We are both a working and governing board. 

SunGarden Montessori Children's House has immediate openings for interested community members in the Portland Metro area who want to engage as a board member or at a committee level. Some specific areas that we would love to add your expertise:
• Board Leadership
• Marketing & Communication
• Finance (specifically nonprofit)
• Education
• Fundraising
• Legal

Applicants with ties to the business community, local government, or philanthropic communities are especially encouraged to apply.
The board meets once per month and all members are expected to attend. Board meetings are held in the evening, the forth Tuesday of each month from 6:15 to 8:15pm at SunGarden Montessori Children's House in West Linn, OR. 

In addition to monthly meetings, members spend an average of 2 to10 hours per month on board-related work. Interested? We'd love to talk with you about a possible fit.

Application Guidelines/Contact:
Please send an email explaining your interest and background (as well as what you are passionate about) to Denise Huth, SunGarden Montessori Children's House Board Chair ( 

Location: West Linn
Closing Date: open until filled
Industry: Education
Type: Volunteer Part Time

Elementary Substitute Guide ~ McMinnville, Oregon

Posted on October 20, 2014

McMinnville Montessori School is seeking a Montessori trained (or in mid training) Elementary Guide to substitute for our Montessori Elementary teacher who is on medical leave. We need this substitute teacher to start October 30th and plan to stay for 1 to 2 months if needed. The classroom is well established with a mix of upper and lower elementary children. The classroom also has a very capable assistant. Our school has a very pleasant working environment and a supportive primary teacher. Must have updated criminal history background check through state of Oregon. 

Please contact Cathy Dorner at McMinnvillle Montessori School for more information, 503-434-5081 or contact us through

Head & Assistant Teachers (Infant, Toddler & Primary) ~ Brooklyn, New York

Posted on October 20, 2014

LePort Schools, founded over a decade ago, is an exciting and growing company of private schools. We currently have 12 California campuses and will open in Brooklyn in Fall 2015. LePort has a reputation for offering top-quality Montessori and private school education to children 3 months old through 8th grade. We teach over 1000 students at our beautiful, state-of-the-art campuses. LePort offers competitive salaries and a flexible and friendly working environment, in addition to health insurance, retirement plan, generous childcare discount, and the most passionate, collegial team of educators you will ever have the pleasure to work with.

Montessori Head Teachers lead Montessori classrooms for one of the following age groups: Nido (3 to 18 months); Toddlers (18 months to 3 years); or Primary (3 to 6 years). They report directly to the Head of School at the campus. This position exercises discretion and independent judgment to lead classes, prepare the Montessori classroom environment, create materials and activities, manage one or more Assistant Teachers and/or Floaters, handle complex parent and student issues, participate in campus events and community building, etc. We are also hiring head teachers for a Spanish Immersion Toddler and Primary program, as well as assistant teachers for all levels.

Ideal candidates should possess:
-A bachelor's or master’s degree in early childhood education or related field of study
-For Primary Head Teachers: AMI Primary Montessori diploma
-For Toddler/Infant Head Teachers: AMI Assistants to Infancy ("A to I") Montessori diploma
-For Spanish Immersion Teachers: Native spanish speaker or near-native fluency
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills
-Experience with the age group

How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to For general information about LePort Schools, please visit

Two Assistants to the Montessori Guide ~ Portland, Oregon

Posted on October 16, 2014

Franciscan Montessori Earth School(SE Portland) is looking for two supportive, organized, dedicated, flexible, responsible and peaceful Assistants; one for Lower Elementary and one for Upper Elementary.

You must be able to follow guidance and directions well, be easygoing and have a positive outlook, care deeply about classroom cleanliness and order, be detail-oriented and service-oriented (as in "no job is too small if it needs to be done"), able to communicate clearly and with a sense of humor, respond well to unexpected changes that can and do occur, be a positive role model, able to use MS Word, and be an eager learner. Must enjoy children and nature...and be willing to learn how to encourage each child using affirmative words! Possibility of summer employment if desired. This position is 35 hours a week.

**Previous experience as a Montessori Assistant is a plus. MNW training is a definite plus.

Please email cover letter and resume to or fax cover letter and resume to 503.760.8333, attention: Assistant positions.

Thank you for your interest. No phone calls!
" Great riches are hidden in the soul of each child."
~Dr. Maria Montessori

Head of School ~ Durham, North Carolina

Posted on October 15, 2014

Who We Are

For more than three decades, the Montessori Children's House of Durham has used the method
and principles of Maria Montessori to lay the foundations for our children to become true citizens
of the world. We are a nonprofit school founded in 1976 by a group of teachers and parents
dedicated to the Montessori philosophy. MCHD has been an affiliate of the American Montessori
Society since 1977, and in 1996 became the first school in North Carolina to receive AMS
accreditation. Summer 2012 saw us move to a brand new campus on six acres, opening an
exciting new chapter in our history.

MCHD enrolls children from 18 months through the sixth grade. Our children’s Montessori
experience is enhanced by school families’ time, talent, diversity, and energy. Diversity at MCHD
is not just a number but a dynamic experience of rich interactions among our students, faculty,
staff, and families in the classroom, on the playground, and at organized school events.

MCHD is located in southwest Durham, very convenient to the Research Triangle Park and four
major universities: Duke University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North
Carolina State University, and North Carolina Central University. Triangle residents enjoy many
cultural, historical, educational, and natural amenities, as well as a reasonable cost of living. The
beach and the the mountains are both within a few hours’ drive.


Our new Head of School will help us further our growth in a locally competitive independent
school environment. The Head of School will work with the faculty and community to define the
vision for the future direction of the school while continuing to support and encourage the
preservation of the Montessori philosophy.

Minimum of a bachelor’s degree and demonstrated leadership qualities required.
Experience in Montessori education and administrative experience strongly preferred.

Compensation and Benefits 

Competitive salary and benefits include 100% health, dental, and disability insurance; leave days;
vacation; and retirement contribution.

Application Process

  • Position begins July 1, 2015
  • Send cover letter, resume, and statement of leadership and philosophy pertinent to the position to Cynthia Hughey, Assistant Head of School, 2800 Pickett Road, Durham, NC 27705, or to
  • Applications accepted until the position is filled. Priority given to applications received by 01/31/15.

Lead Teacher ~ Seattle, Washington

Posted on October 8, 2014

Laurel Academy’s Little Laurels Montessori Preschool is slated to open soon and we need a teacher! We are an expanding private school in the beautiful Lake City area of Seattle. Our newly constructed building has three beautifully designed classrooms that are set up and ready for the perfect teachers to guide our students. 

Are you looking to put your personality and vision into a classroom and build it from the ground up? Would you thrive in a flexible yet structured environment with a strong executive team that communicates well and supports one another? Do you value the Montessori method and encourage parent involvement and education?

We are searching for the right Montessori Lead who can lead a team of teachers, guide the classroom, is fun to be around and has a professional appearance. If you feel this is a good fit for you and you want to work with 2.5-6 year olds, have AMS/AMI Montessori Certification ages 2.5-6, 4 or more years experience teaching, proof of 20 Hrs STARS basic training or proof of exemption, and current First Aid, CPR and BBP Training Certificate, we want to hear from you!

To be considered, send a resume, cover letter, and photo to with the subject line: lead teacher.

Part-Time, Interim Childcare Provider for Newborn ~ Portland, Oregon

Posted on October 8, 2014

NE Portland/Grant Park/Irvington family is seeking a part-time, interim childcare provider for their newborn baby girl from January 6th-March 21st. Preferred schedule is Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 7:45 am-2 pm with the opportunity for additional hours and potential for some scheduling flexibility (to accommodate the childcare provider). Mom works from home. The majority of the job is childcare including preparing bottles and some light housekeeping cleaning up toys/helping out with the children’s laundry. In April, the newborn will be joining her older 3-year-old sister at a local Montessori School. The childcare provider must have experience caring for children with preference given to those with infant experience; have reliable transportation, and strong references. The ideal childcare provider will be nurturing, patient, kind and knowledgeable about the Montessori philosophy. 

Interested candidates should contact Jennifer Togioka at:

Lead Primary Teacher ~ Bellevue, Washington

Posted on October 7, 2014

Eyas Global Montessori School has immediate placement available for a certified Montessori Teacher.  Please send resume to

Primary Lead Teacher ~ Metlakatla, Alaska

Posted on October 6, 2014

Our brand new Montessori program is in a progressive traditional school setting in Southeast Alaska. We are looking for a teacher who has a minimum five years experience, holds dual certification in Montessori AMI/AMS and a Bachelor’s degree in early childhood or elementary education. Health benefits will be provided. We are also seeking candidates who are professional, reliable, and who have a love for working with children.

Please submit cover letter and resume to Superintendent Eugene Avey at:

Toddler Lead Teacher ~ New York, New York

Posted on October 1, 2014

The Pine Street School is a space designed to house the Montessori Method within the framework of the International Baccalaureate Programs, beginning with the Primary Years programme, and introducing the Middle Years Programme in Middle School. The curriculum model is conceived for those who wish to give their children the best possible chance of success in their personal and professional lives. We prepare students to confidently compete, flourish and make a difference in an ever-changing global world.

Every decision and action at the Pine Street School is filtered through this vision. The learning environment has been developed to foster independent and collaborative learning, to encourage choice and creativity and to develop and apply thinking, social, self-management, research and communication skills. We believe in the unlimited potential of every learner.

The physical environment has been carefully designed to go beyond traditional schooling and respond to the latest research on the brain and learning

You are a teacher with a passion for toddlers, and prefer working with children aged 2-3 above all other ages. You understand the developmental needs and stages children go through and what learning environments are needed to stimulate them. You believe firmly in children’s self-management and can help young children learn to manage themselves, their clothing and materials. You encourage them to learn social behaviors that are courteous and cooperative. You facilitate their language development through talking, reading, singing and through working with them. You have respect for their personalities and preferences. You are a partner with parents and go out of your way to inform and include them in all aspects of the curriculum. You have time to answer their questions and to reassure and encourage them. Parents love and trust you. You document each child’s progress and plan collaboratively to meet the individual needs of all learners in all domains. You follow Montessori philosophy and methodology.

We offer you a career challenge; an opportunity to work on a project that will make an impact in the world from within an organization that prioritizes children and their social-emotional development. You will have a meaningful role in creating a different future for the world’s next generation. 

To lead a class for 2-3 year old children, working with them to develop their independent skills, social skills, self-management skills and introducing Montessori materials at the appropriate time, documenting their progress. To work with and guide the assistant teacher to provide a well choreographed classroom environment based on Montessori methods. Oversee and manage the toilet training process and work with parents to ensure continuity and success. To work with the Preschool team to ensure the continuum of education.

As a teacher, you would focus on what matters most in the school: children. Each Lead Teacher will be responsible for planning and executing the program designed in collaboration with the School Director. 

* Establish and maintain classroom culture
* Implement and update curriculum as student needs dictate
* Oversee the planning, preparation and maintenance of all units of study, lessons, and “works” 
* Communicate with parents about their children’s school lives every week
* Contact and meet with specialists and/or parents regarding children with special needs
* Prepare for and schedule 4 individual communications with all parents during the year- including 3 parent conferences, and Montessori community programs
* Meet individually with current and prospective parents and students
* Schedule observations for prospective parents

* Education: Bachelor’s Degree
* Experience: 5 + years of toddler teaching experience 
* Systems: Have exposure to Mac computers, iPad, and iPhone and fluency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) or Mac applications (Pages, Numbers, Keynote)

* Montessori or constructivist experience 
* Views teaching as a lifelong craft
* Adaptability and flexibility (“startup spirit”)
* Humble, collaborative mentality
* Technology skills

Please apply via and submit your CV. Please also take time to tell us about yourself and why this role is an ideal fit for you at this point in your career, and why you are a fit for our organizational culture.

Lead Teachers ~ Los Angeles, California

Posted on October 1, 2014

New World Montessori is seeking certified teachers for Toddler, Primary and Elementary classrooms. We are looking for energetic individuals with a proven commitment to excellence in academics. Ideal candidates should have excellent written and verbal communication skills, experience in training assistants and interns, ease with parent communication, enjoy working on a collaborative team, hold social/emotional development of the child in high regard, and are open to learning and growing personally and professionally.
We are located on the west side of Los Angeles and have been under current management for over 27 years. NWMS serves approximately 175 children ages six months to twelve years. You can visit our website

We offer a competitive salary package, a friendly and beautiful working environment. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States. Please submit detailed resume including information such as education, qualification, experience, home address, phone and email address along with professional references to Yasmeen Chunara, Email:

Toddler Classroom Assistant ~ Portland, Oregon

Posted on October 1, 2014

Sunstone Montessori is in immediate need of a Toddler Classroom Assistant. Assist a trained guide with up to 12 children ages 15 months to 2 1/2.

Hours: 12-6 daily plus additional hours as needed

Compensation: $13/hour plus benefits

After-School Nanny ~ Portland, Oregon

Posted on September 19, 2014

We are in immediate need of someone to pick up our son from his Montessori school in NE Portland at 3:30pm and stay with him until 6:00pm daily. We have someone that can do this 1 or 2 days a week, but need someone else that can pick up the other 3-4 days. This is a great opportunity for someone that is looking for toddler and/or primary Montessori experience and to connect with others at his school.

Our son is 2 years old; he will be 3 in November and has been in Montessori care for nearly 2 years. He has an older sister that also attended Montessori preschool, so this family is very familiar with the Montessori philosophy. He's a very fun and sweet kid, and yes, full of energy. We have a nice home NE Portland with a large back yard, tons of fun for kids, with plenty of opportunity for hands-on "Montessori" type work. Whoever is able to work these hours should truly enjoy it.

Rate is negotiable. There is another family of a 2-year old girl at the school also looking for the same hours, and is willing to do a nanny-share with us, so this would provide more pay.

Please contact Holly Webber at:

Lead Primary Guide ~ Corvallis, Oregon

Posted on September 19, 2014

Corvallis Montessori School has been in existence for almost fifty years. We are AMI accredited with one toddler program, 3 primary programs, and one elementary program. Located in Corvallis, with a population of 54,000, it is a university town with all of the interesting cultural aspects of a university town. In a town, where many families cycle to work, you might think you were in Amsterdam! Corvallis town runs alongside the Willamette River with many interesting places to visit nearby. Corvallis has been rated one of the top ten towns to live in.

Lead Primary Guide ~ Beaverton, Oregon

Posted on September 19, 2014

Sunshine Montessori School in Beaverton has been serving the community since 1995. At present we have an opening for a Primary Guide in our campus. We offer competitive pay package with benefits. Please e mail your your resume with a brief cover letter to: