Job Board

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

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Montessori Teacher or Assistant Teacher ~ Palo alto, california, USA


Good Neighbor Montessori provides a happy, peaceful, safe and home-like Montessori environment throughout the day, serving children ages 2 through 6 years. We have a Full Time position available for a dedicated and loving Montessori Teacher or Teacher Aide. We are seeking a Montessori trained teacher or Aide who is dependable, vibrant, and an enthusiastic team player to join our Evolved Montessori Program.

We offer Competitive Salary, Benefits, Medical Insurance, Paid Vacation, Sick Leave and a Profit Sharing Plan.


  • AA/BA degree (or higher; completed or in progress)
  • AMI certificate preferred
  • At least a year of teaching experience in a Montessori program
  • Love for the Montessori education and has a desire to grow professionally 
  • Strong Verbal and Written Communication Skills in English 
  • CPR/First Aid/TB test/Live scan fingerprints completed 
  • References

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to:

Early Childhood Montessori Teacher ~ chicago, illinois, USA


Children of Peace School in Chicago's Medical District, seeks an experienced and enthusiastic Early Childhood teacher for the 2016-2017 school year. Candidates should possess a BA/BS, state certification, a Montessori credential (AMS 3-6), at least three years of Montessori teaching experience and a commitment to fostering the potential of the younger elementary child. This is an opportunity to bring your creativity and communication skills, collaboration and organization to a growing program.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to:



Bring in the new year transition for an established group of children! Lakeshore Montessori School is seeking a temporary Children's House Assistant from 8/29/16 thru 9/29/16. The teacher has 20 years exp. We are close to Portland, OR. I am willing to pay well. If original assistant cannot return due to health reason, it could be permanent. Experienced need only apply.

Contact Katrina Woermann at: 

Primary Assistant ~ portland, OREGON, USA


The Montessori Children’s House (located just south of Downtown Portland on the river) has a great opportunity for a person who is Montessori trained to work with an experienced guide as part of the team who provide an all-day-Montessori program for children ages 3-6. Role as a lead guide is possible in the future. Benefits include health insurance and professional development. The assistant guide will support the lead guide and step into the lead role when the lead guide is not present.  Future role as lead guide is possible.

We have a bright and beautiful environment and a friendly staff. Our lead guides have been with MCH since our founding in 2010. We’re in a new neighborhood with many urban amenities, noted for its international community. Buses, MAX, Portland Streetcar, and major bike routes converge in our neighborhood, making it a good commuter location.

If you think you might be interested, please contact me as soon as possible. I’m happy to share more details when we speak.

David Cannon, administrator

AMI Primary Guide ~ albany, OREGON, USA


Sundborn Children’s House has been the serving the local community since 1995, and is located in Albany, Oregon, 10 miles from Oregon State University in Corvallis and about an hour from Oregon’s beautiful Pacific coast. Our campus has two primary classrooms. We are looking for a full time AMI-trained Montessori Primary guide to join our growing staff this year. Qualified candidates with or without teaching experience are welcome to apply. We offer competitive pay and benefits along with a supportive work environment.

Sundborn Children’s House is a not-for-profit equal opportunity employer that is committed to building a diverse faculty. If you are interested in joining our established school, please send a cover letter, resume and references to: for consideration.

NAnny ~ portland, oregon, USA


Our family is looking for someone with a background in Montessori to be our nanny. My daughter is almost 2 and she is independent, outgoing, sweet, curious, and energetic. We're located in SE Portland. Please contact me if you think you might be a good fit for our family! 

Please contact Marjorie Maffett at:

adminiStrative assistant ~ burley, washington, USa


Montessori Farmhouse School is seeking a full-time Administrative Assistant to support our school community. This is a full time position that will combine all the best aspects of school. The ideal candidate will be task oriented, professional, friendly, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and must have a love for children. Must have the ability to be flexible, work with different personalities, and be able to multitask and use time efficiently. This is an ideal position for someone who has strong office skills but also enjoys interacting with adults and children. 

The Administrative Assistant will work closely with the Head of School, faculty, parents and alumni communities in fulfilling our Mission to create an environmentally-based Montessori educational program whose purpose is to foster independence, critical thinking, respect and responsibility to self, to others and to the earth. We are dedicated to providing an enriching and challenging educational environment where each child is encouraged to grow to his or her fullest potential academically, emotionally, spiritually and socially. Through the dynamic partnership of child, parent and teacher, a consistent Montessori framework for learning is developed, offering an "education for life."

- Serve as the public face of the school to all prospective and returning families
- Greeting parents and students
- Answering the phone and returning calls and emails
- Oversee all phases of the admissions process, from outreach to potential applicants to point of inquiry and on through enrollment
- Create, type, edit, and proofread various documents with high degree of accuracy
- Maintaining schools health and safety policies for all students and staff
- Managing school supplies and seeking ways to minimize costs
- Occasionally giving teacher breaks as needed in the classroom
- Maintain professional appearance of the office
- Update the school bulletin boards
- Coordinate and format printing and promotional materials
- Perform some bookkeeping tasks relative to accounts payable/invoices
- Keeping track of who is up to date on tuition payments
- Create and maintain filing system
- Organize, advertise, and conduct school tours, open houses, and interviews with applicant families
- Assist in coordinating orientation and community events that build a sense of inclusion for new families
- Participate actively in the life of the school, including supporting teachers and supervising students
- Provide support in marketing plans
- Schedule staffing
- Assist in hiring future staffing
- Perform other duties assigned

- Administrative experience
- Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, Google Tools; email, calendar, drive
- Experience working with young children
- Ability to autonomously manage and prioritize workload required to complete projects on time with a high level of accuracy
- Excellent communications skills, particularly strong writing, public speaking, and story-telling abilities
- Excellent organizational skills, with a detail-oriented approach to work
- Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively and flexibly with teachers, school personnel, and community
- Event planning and project management skills and the ability to coordinate volunteers
- A character of integrity, confidentiality and honesty
- Courteous and efficient manner in dealing with public
- Ability to handle multiple interruptions and shifting priorities
- CPR/First Aid Certificate
- Background Check
- TB test
- Blood Borne Pathogens training
- Ability to lift up to 30 lbs

Application process: Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and list of references to Lisa Derouin via email at:

"Whoever touches the life of the child touches the most sensitive point of a whole, which has roots in the most distant past and climbs toward the infinite future."
~Maria Montessori

Certified Montessori Teachers ~ Phnom Penh, cambodia


The age range is 3 to 6 years old. 
The contract is for one year and the location is Phnom Penh, Cambodia. 
The position starts on August 15, 2016. 
It is a salaried position with 2 weeks off at Christmas and terms breaks throughout the year. 
You are also paid for all of the public holidays and there are quite a few.

The accommodations are nearby the school and come with a full time maid service (she does your laundry too for $10/month). Anyone interested in receiving addition information about the positions can send their CVs to:

Lead Elementary Montessori Teacher ~ port of spain, trinidad, trinidad & tobago


In the beautiful sunny isle called Trinidad and Tobago is our home-away-from-home Montessori, Montessori Academy of Trinidad and Tobago.  Our island is the home to fabulous beaches, energetic and warm people, friendly smiles and the vibrancy of Carnival. We are nestled within the Northwestern region of Trinidad close to our rich cultural background of the famous Queen’s Park Savannah, Magnificent Seven and lots of family oriented fun spots.

Our island, as well as our school, is rich with a diverse cultural background, housing many international families such as, English, Irish, Filipino, Arab, American, Egyptian, African and Trinbagonian. Our families are helpful, warm, energetic and inviting. Our community is a beautiful and well equipped environment filled with Montessori equipment, values, and passion.

Our Elementary studio size is small with room for growth; It is fairly new and in its beginning stages of growth and development. We are looking for an enthusiastic, passionate, innovative, creative and loving person who will enjoy challenging the young minds of the 6 to 12 year olds. Need some experience with classroom management and the execution of both the lower and upper Montessori curriculum. Necessary to have great disposition with our parent body, to be a friendly colleague willing to share, guide and be guided within our small community. Someone willing to share their vast cultural experience and enjoy ours.

Montessori Academy of Trinidad and Tobago is a small community made of 1 Toddler with 13 students,1 Casa with 30 students and Elementary with presently 15 students with capacity for 25 . Our packages are competitive and negotiable depending upon experience and qualifications. Come and experience an enjoyable island lifestyle!

Interested applicants should contact: for more details.

Primary Lead Guide & Primary Assistant ~ redmond, oregon, USA


Join a new school in the beautiful high desert of central Oregon! High Desert Montessori is opening its doors in September and we're hiring a lead guide & an assistant for our second primary class! You will be part of an excellent, enthusiastic team that is bringing Montessori to a brand new community in Redmond, OR. 

Pay is competitive locally! Possible housing option for single teacher with no children. Contact us for more information!

A to I Lead Guide ~ atlanta, georgia, USA


Atlanta Montessori International School has an immediate opening for experienced A to I Infant Guide in lovely, established AMI Montessori Community. The successful applicant will possess initiative, leadership, management, organizational skills and passion for supporting the development of your assistants and the service we provide our infants. In addition, the ability to problem solve and communicate effectively with staff, parents and our children is imperative. 

Position requires an AMI diploma, undergraduate degree, and at least 2 years experience. Salary commensurate with experience. For the right candidate, we may consider assisting with training expenses or relocation.

Position Start Date: August 1, 2016

Jessica Darby
Phone: 404-325-6777

Lower Elementary Lead Guide ~ austin, texas, USA


Join our team and family in 2016-17! At Magnolia Montessori For All, we aspire to change the conversation about what’s possible in education by creating high-quality, public Montessori schools in diverse communities. Our flagship campus, located in Austin, is growing and seeks guides in Lower and Upper Elementary.

Ideal candidates are committed to guiding children from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds and closing disparate opportunity gaps for children, all while providing an authentic Montessori experience and cultivating tomorrow’s leaders. Magnolia Montessori For All is a collaborative and involved community, and candidates should feel comfortable working as a member of a team.

If you are interested in growing with us, please e-mail your resume to:

A certified or Student Teacher ~ beaverton, OREGON, USA


Ruby Childcare seeks a kind and energetic person who has passion to teach all ages of kids and is able to explain Montessori education system to parents. Good pay with holiday pay included.

Contact P. Sunil Fernando at 503-649-4680 or for more details.

head of school ~ portland, OREGON, USA


Head of School Opening at Whole Child Montessori Center in beautiful, progressive Portland, Oregon starting summer of 2017. Beautiful facility and Children's Garden, amazing staff, strong and supportive Board of Trustees–a dream school! AMI recognized, not-for-profit, firmly established (1983). Current Head retiring after 34 years.

Go to this link to learn more!

primary guide ~ beaverton, OREGON, USA


Sunshine Montessori School has been the serving the local community since 1995, and is located close to Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton. We currently have 4 primary classrooms and are looking for a qualified Montessori guide to join our growing staff. Qualified candidates with or without teaching experience are welcome to apply. We offer competitive pay and benefits along with a supportive work environment.

Please email your resume and a brief cover letter to: for consideration.

Teaching assistant ~ portland, oregon, USA

POSTED ON JUly 1, 2016

Busy Hands Montessori is a small Montessori-based preschool and kindergarten located in the Cedar Mill area of Portland, OR. We are looking for a part-time classroom assistant and early afternoon teacher. This position may have the opportunity to move into a full time position.

We are looking for:
Someone with at least 2 years of experience working with children in a Montessori environment.
Someone who loves to be outside teaching in the outdoors and gardening with the students.

We offer a competitive salary and room for growth. Please email a cover letter and resume to:

ELEMENTARY GUIDE ~ farmers branch, texas, USA


Wisdom Academy is seeking a dedicated Elementary Guide who demonstrates a strong commitment to the holistic development of children. We are a diverse, dynamic school situated in Farmers Branch, TX. Relocation assistance is available. 

Qualified candidates should send a resume at: The Subject line of the email should include words, “Elementary Guide Position”

Classroom Assistant ~ bellevue, WASHINGTON, USA


The Eastside Montessori School is a small Montessori preschool near downtown Bellevue in a beautiful location with an outdoor garden and playset, oak trees, and squirrels. We have a fantastic group of supportive families and wonderful students. 

We are currently hiring for an assistant's full time position who will be assisting the lead teacher with our young students and setting up the beautiful environment for our children and parent community. 

We are looking for someone who is particularly interested in authentic Montessori education and learning through observing our students. Being cheerful, reliable and willing to share ideas and feedback with open, honest communication is a must. 

Hours: 8:00 - 3:30 pm Monday thru Friday. Extended hours may be needed for special events or evenings. 

An Effective Assistant:

  • Supports the teacher
  • Prepares and maintains the environment
  • Observes behaviors
  • Models grace and courtesy
  • Preserves and protects lessons
  • Assists in the development of the child's independence

Classroom assistants work under the guidance of the lead teacher to prepare and maintain an orderly, attractive, and joyful environment. They provide another pair of observant, attentive eyes and ears. Classroom assistants are also crucial in modeling courteous and respectful behavior as well as contributing to the warm, supportive, and calm atmosphere that is the hallmark of Montessori Schools.

If this position is of interest to you, please email Christine at: or send your resume along with a brief cover letter explaining your interest in early childhood education and Montessori to this address: 1934 108th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004 USA.



The Montessori School of Yakima is searching for a Head of School to guide an outstanding staff and pre-K thru 6th grade student body. We are looking for a leader with a passion for community, kids and instilling a love of learning. For 50 years MSY has been a non-profit and non-sectarian tradition in the gorgeous Yakima Valley.

Previous experience with non-profit management and/or Montessori education are desirable, but not required for serious consideration. For a full job description, pay range, instructions for application and more information about MSY, please visit: Application period closes July 15th. Come be part of our legacy.

Primary Teacher's Assistant ~ SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, USA


At Pacific Crest School, we create a peaceful, engaging Montessori environment that nurtures the child's natural love of work, life, discovery, and independence. Come join our team of experienced staff and AMI trained teachers as we feed the fires of intelligence, creativity and love in every child.

Pacific Crest is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to building a diverse faculty and staff. We serve children aged 2 1/2-14 years old. We are located in Seattle between Ballard and Fremont, right off the Burke Gilman Trail. We seek to engage all children, faculty, staff and family members in the great work of creating and nurturing a strong and joyful community. 

Details about this position: Primary Teacher's Assistant (serving children age 2 1/2 to 6 years old)

Under the direction of the the Primary teacher (or guide), the assistant prepares and maintains the classroom and materials; shares the responsibility for the safety and physical well-being of the children; assists with projects and outings; attends staff meetings and trainings; and models integrity, curiosity, and respect for the Montessori approach to development and to all children and adults in our community.

The ideal candidate:

  • Enjoys and has experience caring for young children (2 1/2 - 6 years old)
  • Is flexible and willing to work collaboratively
  • Enjoys being outdoors, even during wet weather
  • Is interested in and willing to learn about the Montessori philosophy
  • Is interested in learning new ways to interact with children, guided by our AMI trained teachers
  • Understands the importance of building strong relationships with parents and neighbors in our community
  • Holds an Associate’s degree or higher

Application Period: June 2016 - August 2016
Position Announcement: August 12, 2016
Position Starts: August 29, 2016
To apply, please send a cover, resume & references to:



Pacific Crest School is currently seeking an AMI trained Primary guide to take over a classroom of 24 children in the fall of 2016. We are a well established community of dedicated families and staff that together create a vibrant Montessori program that spans the primary, elementary and adolescent levels. Our urban campus, home to all three levels, is located in a residential neighborhood in Seattle, WA, where we are easily accessible by bike and local transit. Our rural campus, utilized by all three levels, is a working farm with nut and fruit orchards, ponds, wetlands, and commercially productive organic gardens. It is on nearby Vashon Island and is only a moderate drive and ferry ride away. At Pacific Crest School, we foster the development of independence, self discipline and joy.

Pacific Crest is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to building a diverse faculty. If you are interested in joining our extraordinary school, please send a cover letter, resume and references to:

A – I POSITIONS ~ san mateo, california, USA


Pacific Rim International School (PRINTS) is seeking A-to-I AMI-trained guides or individuals who are currently taking the training to work with the 0 to 3 group. The guides should be native speakers of either Mandarin, Japanese, or English.

PRINTS is a unique, AMI-recognized, dual immersion Montessori school that offers two exciting and innovative tracks from the Nido to the Erdkinder: a Chinese-English program and a Japanese-English program. Each environment has trained adults working together, each speaking and teaching in his/her mother tongue. At the heart of our programs is a shared passion for culture in all its variegated aspects and a commitment to meaningful education.

Our two campuses are located on both sides of the bustling San Francisco Bay: in the vibrant community of Emeryville in the East Bay and sunny San Mateo, south of San Francisco. Our emphasis on multiculturalism reflects the trademark cosmopolitan aspect of the larger San Francisco community.

If you share an enthusiasm for Montessori and cultural exchange, please tell us about yourself and send your resume to:

Pacific Rim International School
454 Peninsula Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94401
Tel. (650) 685-1881
Fax: (650) 685-1820

Primary Lead Guide ~ beaverton, oregon, USA


Westside Montessori International (WMI) is an Early Childhood Christian Educational Institution that is founded on the vision of “equipping the next generation." Current openings are for the following positions: 

  • Assistant Teacher (full time/part-time); native speaking in Spanish and/or Chinese
  • Primary Lead Guide (full time/ part-time); minimum of 2 years of experience

Our school is located in the Tanasbourne area in Beaverton, Oregon with an open & modern concept classroom; highly diverse student mix ages 2.5-6 yrs old; offering competitive hourly/salary rate; multi-lingual environment, strong staff & parent community relationship and more.

Send your resume to Ms. Joy De Armas at: and be a part of touching lives, and equipping the next generation.

A to I guide, and Primary Assistant ~ casablanca, morocco


Ecole Montessori Casablanca is the first vibrant community of AMI professionals in Morocco. We are seeking cheerful, enthusiastic, and creative individuals to join our amazing team! We have two positions available starting August 18th 2016.

Assistant to Infancy Guide:

  • Experience preferred, but new AMI A to I graduates will be considered. 

Primary Assistant:

  • At least 2 years of experience assisting in a Montessori environment
  • Or, a freshly trained AMI primary diploma holder seeking to work alongside an experienced AMI guide. 

Successful candidates must be fluent in English, with a strong understanding of and deep commitment to AMI principles, and a genuine love for the child. We provide housing, competitive salary, paid travel, health insurance, and visa assistance.

Interested applicants are welcome to apply to:

Lower/Upper Elementary ~ austin, texas, USA


Join our team and family in 2016-17! At Magnolia Montessori For All, we aspire to change the conversation about what’s possible in education by creating high-quality, public Montessori schools in diverse communities. Our flagship campus, located in Austin, is growing and seeks guides in Lower and Upper Elementary.

Ideal candidates are committed to guiding children from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds and closing disparate opportunity gaps for children, all while providing an authentic Montessori experience and cultivating tomorrow’s leaders. Magnolia Montessori For All is a collaborative and involved community, and candidates should feel comfortable working as a member of a team.

If you are interested in growing with us, please e-mail your resume to: