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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Upper Elementary Teacher ~ sammamish, washington, USA


Arbor Schools will be hiring an Upper Elementary Lead Teacher to work with 15-22 students from 4th through 6th grades for the 2016/17 school year.

In the late summer, the elementary teacher guides the seamless transition from closed summer classrooms to welcoming excited students into a well-prepared environment. Throughout the school year, the teacher will work with the Elementary Coordinator and Head of School to ensure that students have the necessary tools and time to devote themselves to their work, building a cohesive community and continuing to develop the love of learning. In the early summer, the teacher orchestrates and ensures the sourcing for the elementary curriculum plans for the following school year.

Start Date: Interviewing commences in March, with the successful candidate beginning in July 2016, or joining the existing staff earlier to become acclimated to the Arbor community.

Responsibilities: Ensuring authentic Montessori practice throughout the program while meeting or exceeding curriculum guidelines for the state of Washington Mentoring students and parents as they navigate the school year Teaming with the Head of School and Elementary Coordinator to work with parents, teachers and students Scheduling enrichment activities (such as field trips) with the Elementary Coordinator Working with specialists that interact with the Upper Elementary students Collaborating with other faculty members to ensure positive growth of students from year to year Maintaining clear communication with students, faculty and parents A successful applicant thrives on team collaboration, loves autonomy, has a deep Montessori background, and possesses strong emotional intelligence and communication skills.

Afternoon Toddler Assistant ~ PORTLAND, OREGON, USA


Part Time afternoon Toddler Assistant Teacher position (approx. 3:00 - 6:00 p.m Mon -Fri.) at Montessori preschool (near Downtown Portland). Need to begin VERY SOON; this position continues for our Summer program.

Duties include classroom aide, working with children under 3 y.o., some cleaning and organizing classroom materials, and communications with morning teachers.

Late afternoon hours, with opportunity for more in future. Summer schedule includes one week off in June, and two-plus weeks off in August. School-year calendar for the rest of the year.

This is a small preschool and toddler program located in a desirable location near Downtown Portland in the South Waterfront Community neighborhood. 

Our staff is a congenial team of hardworking and talented people, and you can become a member of that team. Public transportation is excellent here, as is bicycle access. The neighborhood and our school community are both very diverse. Our facility is attractive, well equipped, and was designed expressly for this purpose.

Applicants must thoroughly enjoy very young children, be patient, gentle, calm, well-spoken, flexible, learn quickly and follow directions well. You help maintain the cleanliness and order of the environment as well as being in the class and outdoors with children. 

Applicants ideally have experience with young children in the childcare or preschool setting.

Candidates will be enrolled in Oregon's Central Background Registry and have trained in Infant/Child CPR and First Aid and RRCAN, or be prepared to do so in the near future.

Please email a resume and cover letter to or call 503-360-1179

primary teacher ~ PORTLAND, OREGON, USA


Chinese English bilingual preschool is seeking a teacher who can start as of July 1. (if we don't find anybody, we will consider whoever can start later but no later than Sep 1 so we recommend you still send us your resume if you can not start July 1 but can start a bit later). We are an all year around preschool, teachers take turn to take vacation. The school is in process of changing name from Portland Language Arts to Forest Park Preschool. Possible free room on site, since it is a house, on big lot.

toddler & primary guides ~ gresham, OREGON, USA


If you enjoy working with children and being responsible for your own classroom environment, you don’t want to miss out on this opportunity! Little Genius Montessori is currently seeking a full-time, Toddler and Primary teachers for our expanding community. Located in beautiful Gresham, OR (near Portland); Little Genius Montessori believes tomorrow’s future is in the hands of today’s children.

NOW INTERVIEWING FOR BOTH! E-mail resume & cover letter to:

Elementary Classroom Assistant and Elementary Aftercare Assistant ~ portland, oregon, usa


Childpeace Montessori School seeks candidates for the following positions in the Elementary Program. All Positions begin in August 2016.

Applicants are invited to send a cover letter in email text with resume attached to: Please state in the email subject line the position for which you are applying. No phone calls please.

Childpeace is located in urban NW Portland and easily accessed by bike and public transportation. Childpeace supports our faculty and staff with a competitive salary structure and benefits package, a program rooted in AMI standards, a commitment to professional development, beautiful and well equipped classroom environments, strong administrative support, and a rich, working community of Montessori professionals.

--Elementary Classroom Assistant, Upper Elementary (4th-6th grade) and Lower Elementary (1st-3rd grade): Full Time based on a 40-hour work week.
The Upper Elementary Classroom Assistant is a full-time support role in a Montessori community of 9-to 12-year-olds. The Lower Elementary Classroom Assistant is a full-time support role in a Montessori community of 6-to-9-year-olds. 

Childpeace Classroom Assistants support the Head Teachers through support of individual students, administrative tasks, maintenance of the classroom environment, playground supervision and general tasks related to the well-being of the classroom community. 

Our ideal candidate has a Bachelor's degree, possesses strong communication and organizational skills, has prior experience working with elementary age children, embraces professional teamwork and collaboration, and brings a positive and kind spirit to the important work of building relationships with students and colleagues. Art/music abilities, physical education/movement skills or facility with Spanish language would be a plus. 

-- Elementary Aftercare Assistants: 15 hours/week
Elementary Aftercare Assistant staff are part of a team that works with the Elementary Aftercare Supervisor to supervise and plan programming for students enrolled in the afternoon program from 3 to 6 p.m. The Aftercare Assistant helps to maintain the aftercare classroom environment. Our ideal candidate has a background working with and supervising children, ability and interest in supporting a range of engaging afternoon activities, and a strong communication and collaboration skills. Some additional work hours may be available substituting during the school day or supporting our school's kitchen or managing our art room – please indicate in cover letter if these other opportunities are of interest. 

As mandated by the Oregon Office of Child Care (OCC), Elementary Aftercare Assistant positions would require the applicants to complete a criminal history check before hire and enrollment in the OCC Central Background Registry (CBR). The Elementary Classroom Assistant positions require applicants to complete a criminal history check before hire. All Childpeace staff are required to attend a Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect (RRCAN) class and to be certified in CPR and First Aid within 90 days of the date of hire. Salary for these positions is competitive and commensurate with experience.

AMI trained teachers ~ lagos, nigeria


Aquila Nidus Montessori School is located in a serene neighborhood in Lagos, Nigeria. We are seeking highly motivated, enthusiastic, friendly and experienced Montessori teachers for the following positions:

  • AMI Assistant to Infancy (0 – 3) 
  • AMI(21/2 – 6) Directresses
  • AMI (6 – 12) Directress 
  • Learning Administrator

Candidates must speak fluent English. We offer well equipped Montessori classrooms, competitive salaries, medical cover and career development opportunities. Interested applicants, please send CV and cover letter to:



We are a small Christian children's house. I am looking for a substitute for the last 2 weeks in May, with the possibility of this turning into a full time position for our summer program and into the next school year. Must be teacher qualified (assistant 2) Montessori experience is a plus.

On-call Substitute Teacher and After Care Teacher ~ WEST LINN, OREGON, USA


Cascade Summit Montessori School is looking for an On-call Substitute Teacher and an After Care Teacher. Our school is a lovely Montessori environment nestled in the cascade foothills and has been in operation for 17 years. 

The hours for an On-call Substitute vary, and are generally, from 8am-3:30pm. After Care is from 3-6pm. Candidates should be:

  • life long learners
  • loving young children
  • enrolled in the criminal background registry

Please apply by emailing Rose at: with a cover letter and resume.

Assistant Teacher ~ WEST LINN, OREGON, USA


Cascade Summit Montessori School is looking for a full time Assistant Teacher for our Primary Classroom to help us finish out the school year (through June 23rd) and continue on with us (potentially through the summer) and then again for the 2016-2017 classroom. The classroom that needs an Assistant is led by a Montessori credentialed Lead Guide. Our school is a lovely Montessori environment nestled in the cascade foothills and has been in operation for 17 years. Please apply by emailing Rose at: with a cover letter and resume.

Assistant and On-Call Substitutes ~ PORTLAND, OREGON, USA


Happy Valley Montessori School is a children’s house located approximately 5 miles southeast of Portland, Oregon. Situated in a charming farmhouse complete with a little red barn that houses an indoor play area. Happy Valley Montessori provides a Montessori foundation for children ages 2 ½ to 6 years of age. We are a small, intimate school with both an AMI-trained Administrator and Guide and are seeking a qualified, enthusiastic Assistant to support our program. As an assistant, you would be a responsible as a team player in the preparation and maintenance of the classroom, snack preparation, afternoon clean-up, classroom management in accordance with Montessori Guidelines, and a stellar ability to supervise children with a keen eye in both the indoor and outdoor environments. 


  • First Aid/CPR certified
  • Enrollment in the Oregon Central Background Registry
  • Oregon Food Handler’s Permit
  • Trained in RRCAN (Reporting and Recognizing Child Abuse/Neglect)
  • At least one year of experience working with children ages 2-6 years of age
  • Montessori experience and/or training a HUGE plus, but not required
  • A willingness to consider coming on board with us for three years to 
  • partake in one full cycle of the program

Work hours are 9 to 5 Monday through Friday. 
Compensation is $13-15/hourly depending on experience and certification.

We are always in need of On-Call substitutes if you are seeking something more flexible, but still want to be immersed in the Montessori community while operating on your own schedule. The same qualifications above meet our needs for On-Call substitutes, but it is preferred you hold an AMI or AMS diploma in case you need to cover the role of the Guide. 

Interested? Email us your cover letter along with your resume and two references to Please put Assistant or On-Call Substitute in the subject line of your email to clarify which position you are seeking at this time. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

Upper Elementary Assistant Guide ~ portland, oregon, usa


Sunstone Montessori School, an AMI-recognized school serving 180 children from 16 months through 12 years in the John’s Landing neighborhood of beautiful Portland, Oregon, is seeking an Assistant Guide to join our Upper Elementary community, beginning in Fall 2016. The Assistant Guide works under the direction of the Lead Guide; responsibilities include giving lessons, supporting the children in their follow-up work, maintaining the environment, preparing materials, overseeing the Going Out program, and more. 

An AMI Elementary Diploma is required; experience working with Upper Elementary children is strongly preferred. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have:

  • A deep affinity for working with and supporting this age group
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Flexibility and the ability to work as a member of a team
  • A clear, compassionate, and direct style of communication
  • A sense of humor and a passion for building community
  • A willingness and desire to commit to this role for a full three-year cycle

Compensation depends on experience. Benefits include medical, dental, and retirement. Before beginning work, candidates must have current certification in CPR/First Aid and RRCAN, be enrolled in the Oregon Central Background Registry, and have a Food Handler’s Card.

Please email your resume, cover letter, and three references to:  Francesca Lowes, Elementary Program Director

0-3, 3-6 trained teachers/guide ~ Khon kaen, Thailand


Ratchut Montessori School is newly opened from Infant to elementary program. Our school is located in Khon Kaen, Thailand close to the training center (MAT). We provide a high quality education for children aged 8 month to 6 years old. We are currently seeking a full-time 0-3, 3-6 certified Montessori teachers to be part of our team.

Position Qualifications:

  • Montessori-certified (Qualified candidates with or without teaching experience are welcome to apply)
  • Spoken and written fluency in English

New graduates are welcome to apply. 

We offer competitive salary and benefits along with a supportive work environment and work together as a family member. If your sound like one please send your resume to together with

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Copy of Montessori Credential

elementary GUIDE ~ richland, washington, USA


Sagebrush Elementary is seeking an elementary guide to join our staff in Richland, Washington for the 2106-2017 school year. We are looking for a team player that will be committed to supporting our growing program. The ideal candidate will be creative, hardworking and bring with them a passion for learning. Sagebrush Elementary is housed in an historic firehouse – a fun, creative and inspiring place to teach and learn. We are nestled amongst the shrub-steppe, flowing rivers and a thriving wine community. The Firehouse property includes a large garden space, an adjacent city park and it is on a major bus line – just perfect for adventuring outside of the classroom.

Sagebrush Elementary was started by a deeply committed group of parents. We are a board run, non-profit organization. Our school is AMI recognized and is currently the only AMI recognized program in the area. Working at Sagebrush Elementary means that you will be amongst the pioneers who are bringing Montessori Education to South Central Washington. Our new guide will also play an integral role in the development and growth of our young elementary program. 

Richland is part of the greater Tri-Cities area. It is known for its scenic beauty and outdoor sports, including hiking, boating and skiing. The community boasts a low cost of living and was recently named a “top place to raise children” by

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to Jen Sandvig at

Montessori Lead Toddler Guide ~ amherst, massachusetts, USA


We are growing! As Amherst Montessori School expands to meet the needs of our community, we are seeking a certified Montessori Lead Guide for a vibrant Infant /Toddler classroom.

The Lead Guide will work closely with a teaching team to uphold authentic Montessori principles and create a successful learning environment for each student. The ideal candidate will be passionate, dedicated, and enthusiastic about fostering a life-long love of learning and inner purpose, and will demonstrate the following: a strong commitment to the profession and furthering one's professional development; effective organizational and communication skills; excellent classroom management skills and classroom awareness; genuinely enjoy working with young children; a deep love and understanding of the 0-3 Montessori curriculum, and an ability to work as a strong team member.


  • BA/BS Degree Required, MA preferred
  • Montessori 0-3 Teaching Credential from either AMS or AMI
  • Montessori Teaching experience (4+ years preferred)
  • MA Department of Early Education and Care Lead Toddler Teacher Certified (or have the qualifications to be certified)
  • Experience working with young children
  • Understanding of and commitment to Montessori Philosophy
  • Ability to work collaboratively with faculty to enhance whole school learning environment
  • Commitment to professional development and best practices in education
  • Commitment to meeting the needs of each child 

Competitive Salary and Benefits
This position is full time for 10 months a year, beginning August 2016. Occasional weekend and evening hours. Additional summer hours possible. Competitive salary, dependent on experience. Benefits include health, dental, TIAA-CREF retirement, paid vacation and holidays, and tuition remission for qualified dependents.

Contact Information
To apply, candidates should send the following information via email to Shelley Poreda, Director of School at:

  • Résumé
  • Cover Letter
  • 3 Reference Contacts
  • Copy of Montessori Credential
  • Copy of MA DEEC Certification, if available



Sundrops Montessori School seeks Montessori trained professionals to add to our school. We offer competitive salaries, 401k plans, and insurance.

Head Infant/Toddler Teacher ~ redmond, oregon, USA


Here's your chance to live in beautiful central Oregon! High Desert Montessori is looking for an energetic, team oriented infant/toddler teacher to take on our 6 month-3 year class! Opening in September in Redmond, OR! Affordable housing a possibility as part of the benefits package!

AMI Elementary Directress (6-12) ~ nanaimo, british columbia, Canada


Discover Montessori School (Nanaimo, BC) is looking for another energetic, creative, intuitive, slightly goofy and totally inspired AMI certified elementary guide (6-12) to join us in September 2016. 

We offer a competitive salary, benefits, fabulously supportive colleagues, a solid (and vocal) Montessori community, and life on one of the most beautiful islands in the world (if we do say so ourselves).

If you are eligible for (or already have) a BC Independent Teaching Certificate (more information can be found at and hold AMI certification you may just be the person for this dream job.

Interested? Please mail your resume to:

aftercare teacher ~ west linn, oregon, USA


Cascade Summit Montessori School, in West Linn, Oregon, is seeking an After Care Teacher. The position includes working with children ages 3-6, from 3 to 6pm, Monday through Friday. E-mail Rose at: for additional details.

A To I Lead Guide ~ santa cruz, california, USA


Montessori Community School on the California coast, is accepting applications for a Montessori trained A to I Guide for our Toddler Class. 

Currently in our thirteenth year, we offer our community programs for infants, toddlers, and primary aged children. We foster a warm and supportive community among our staff and parents, provide a high standard Montessori education, and offer competitive salaries and medical benefits. Montessori Community School is located minutes away from beautiful Santa Cruz, California. Beaches are within 10 minutes driving, close to San Francisco, Monterey bay, and Silicon Valley. Napa Valley, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite Park and the Sierra Nevada Mountains are all within weekend accessibility. 

Madelynn Tershy
Phone: 831-439-9625



Bamboo Chinese School seeks a full time primary school teacher leader immediately. We are looking for candidates who are as passionate about the growth and development of the precious children in our care as we are.


  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with director, staff and parents.
  • Ability and willingness to work as a team member 
  • Flexible, dependable, and highly organized.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to compromise and problem solve.
  • Good initiative, flexibility, dependability and organizational skills.
  • Strong sense of professionalism.
  • Strong classroom management skills
  • Must be willing to show mentorship to new assisting teachers
  • As a lead teacher, you will be required to make sure that the classrooms are operating properly during all operating hours


  • Have at least 1 year of previous experience in a preschool classroom
  • Previous experience working in a Montessori school is a plus
  • First Aid/ CPR certified (Or be able to attain it within 30 days of hiring)
  • Be enrolled in the Oregon Criminal History Registry
  • Be a team player and lead in a variety of classroom responsibilities
  • Able to work with children ages 2 -5

Work hours: Monday to Friday
Compensation: $15/hr
Employment type: full-time

Please forward a cover letter and resume to express your interest if you are kind, patient, loving, energetic, happy, and an out-going personality!

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.

UPPER ELEMENTARY GUIDE ~ phoenix, arizona, USA


Shaw Montessori School seeks AMI Primary & Elementary teachers to lead 3-6, 6-9 and 9-12 classrooms beginning in July 2016. Shaw Montessori serves 450+ students, Primary through Middle School in beautiful, well-appointed environments. Art, music, instrumental music, physical education, after school care, after school enrichment classes and a seed to table curriculum are also offered.

Shaw Montessori is located in the heart of Phoenix, where the sun shines 360 days a year. We are close to the beaches of Mexico and California. Phoenix offers easy access to a variety of cultural, sporting, entertainment and outdoor activities both in the city and around the state.

Shaw Montessori is a part of a progressive public school district. We offer an excellent benefits package, which includes paid dental and health insurance and membership in the Arizona State Retirement System. You may elect 403b retirement plans as well as life insurance and dependent insurance programs. We offer a very competitive starting salary.

Please apply online at:
Or call: Susan Engdall
Principal, AMI Trained
123 N. 13th Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85034
Phone: 602-257-4069 
Fax: 602-257-2954

upper ELEMENTARY GUIDE ~ charlottesville, VA, USA


Mountaintop Montessori is seeking an experienced, Montessori trained elementary guide to teach in a well-established 9-12 class. Mountaintop is a thriving community of eager students, supportive parents and talented professionals all working to fulfill the school's mission, "children find their place in the world through excellent Montessori education at Mountaintop."

Mountaintop enrolls approximately 250 students, from toddler through eighth grade who work and learn on our stunning 9.5-acre campus sanctuary. We are committed to Montessori pedagogy, including full 3-hour work periods, well-equipped classrooms, and access to the outdoors. The elementary program includes garden-to-table, going out, community service and a robust performing and visual arts experience.

The Mountaintop faculty is led by an Montessori-trained head of school and is characterized by a deep dedication to ongoing professional growth and learning. Charlottesville is renowned for its quality of life and is the home of the University of Virginia and a vibrant arts and food scene.

We offer competitive salary and benefits.

Elementary Guide ~ washington, dc, USA


Waterfront Academy, a new dual-immersion Montessori school in the Catholic tradition seeks an Elementary Teacher for the fall in their classroom of 10 students. Candidate must be Montessori certified and have teaching experience. We are looking for someone who embraces the Montessori philosophy, respects the child's independence and nurtures the whole child. There is opportunity for summer employment in our camp. Waterfront Academy is an independent school serving children ages 2.5 - middle school in Washington, DC. Our facility is conveniently located near the National Mall, Smithsonian, and National monuments.

Young Children's Community Teacher ~ bellaire, texas, USA


The Post Oak School in Houston, Texas is accepting applications for an AMI Young Children’s Community guide to begin in August, 2016. We are currently seeking an experienced professional for an established classroom. We are looking for dedicated and energetic applicants to join a talented and supportive faculty community.

The Post Oak School is a premier Montessori school in Bellaire, Texas (Houston area) serving students from age 14 months through high school. Post Oak is authorized as an IB World School to offer the IB Diploma Program for grades 11 and 12. One of the U.S.’ oldest Montessori schools, The Post Oak School is an educational leader both among Houston’s top private schools and among the more than 5,000 Montessori schools across the country. 

We have attracted an accomplished team of faculty and staff and built campuses dedicated to learning. Our mission, our vision, our method, and our people are the means by which The Post Oak School helps students develop curiosity into interest, and interest into expertise. The Post Oak School has operated continuously since 1963 and is a non-profit corporation. 

With a faculty and staff of 85 and student enrollment of over 475, we provide a culturally diverse student population with a comprehensive Montessori education steeped in AMI heritage and fully accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS) and at the high school level, by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO).

Please send cover letter and résumé to:
Mirani Smith, Early Childhood Director
The Post Oak School
4600 Bissonnet St.
Bellaire, TX 77401
Phone: 713.661.6688

Maternity Leave ~ st. thomas, USvi


Dear Elementary Teachers,
I hope this message finds you all well. I currently teach in St. Thomas US Virgin Islands at Virgin Islands Montessori School and Peter Gruber International Academy. This is my 8th year at the school and my 5th year teaching Upper El. I have an AWESOME class with fabulous kids.

My husband and I are expecting our first child in a few weeks and I plan to take some maternity leave to get my feet wet as a first time mom. I need coverage from August 11th- October 11th, 8 weeks- one of which is staff set up week. If interested, please email for more information. 

Jessica Batten (Upper Elementary Directress)
Norma Bolinger (Montessori Director)

Foreign Language Teacher ~ duluth, minnesota, usa


About Many Rivers Montessori
Many Rivers Montessori was founded in 2014 on Duluth’s hillside. For the 2016-17 school year, the school enrolls approximately 110 students from sixteen months through eighth grade. MRM is an inspired community of students, teachers and families coming together to grow generations of students who can change the world. The foundation of the school’s educational philosophy is the 100-year-old Montessori method. 

About the Foreign Language Teacher Position
For the past two years, Many Rivers Montessori has provided French instruction to its toddler through sixth grade students. With the addition of grades seven and eight in the fall of 2016 foreign language instruction will extend through middle school. While French has been the language of instruction for our school’s first two years, we are willing to consider candidates whose expertise is with another language as moving to Spanish, German or Mandarin would better align with public high school. 

Foreign Language Teacher is a salaried, exempt position offered on a .4-.5 FTE basis.

The specific hours of this part-time position will be individually-determined, based on the candidate’s availability and the needs of the school.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Develop a mission-consistent foreign language program and provide foreign language instruction to students in first through eighth grade.
  • Develop a mission-consistent repertoire of foreign language activities to be offered to students 16 months through age five.
  • Participate in conferences and meetings as requested
  • Maintain positive and professional relationship with families
  • Attend all-staff meetings and other keys school events as scheduled

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree 
  • Spoken and written fluency in the language of instruction
  • Previous experience working with children
  • Willingness to develop a Montessori-oriented foreign language program
  • Experience with Montessori education
  • Ability to pass a background check (required)
  • Possess a positive attitude, strong work ethic, genuine & joyful nature, and quiet and welcoming manner with children

Application Process
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy and contact information for three references to:

primary head teacher ~ redmond, OREGON, USA


High Desert Montessori - Come join an exciting new preschool in beautiful central Oregon! AMI primary certification required and experience is a plus but not required! Must be energetic and ready to take on a big challenge! We see our school as being a blessing to our community, not just the children who will attend it! Opening in September 2016. Salary and benefits depend on experience.

head of school ~ portland, oregon, USA


Whole Child Montessori Center - Head of School opening in the beautiful, progressive, Montessori mecca of the Pacific Northwest–Portland, Oregon–Go to this link to learn more!

AMI accredited, not-for-profit, firmly established (1983). Starting summer 2017.

montessori tutor ~ hillsborough, california, USA


I am looking for a Montessori-trained individual to help set up our home environment and to guide/tutor/educate and set up schedules for our children, whom have attended/are attending Montessori preschool. My children are 5, 3, and 1 years old. The position is M-F from 1:00pm - 5:00pm and can start immediately. Contact Joyce at:



Parkrose Montessori is a small bilingual school located in NE Portland. We combined three important components: Montessori method, bilingual (English and Spanish) environment and diversity. We are currently seeking a full time Primary Lead Guide for our growing school. Preferred bilingual but not required (open to learn a second language).

The ideal candidate would hold AMI or AMS credential, and experience working with a diverse community of children and families and be willing to work as an active member of our team.

Our program offers a competitive benefits package. Interested applicants are invited to send a cover letter and resume to: No phone calls please.

Primary Teacher Assistant for Summer Program ~ PORTLAND, OREGON, USA


Montessori School of Beaverton, an AMI primary and elementary school, is seeking a trained Montessori teacher to assist with our 2016 Primary summer program.

This six-week program includes 4 preparation/clean-up days, and runs from Thursday, June 23rd through Tuesday August 9th. The hours are 8:30am – 1:30pm daily. (School will be closed July 4th)

The daily program includes independent work with the Montessori materials, as well as daily group times with stories, singing and movement. Time will be spent outdoors taking walks, gardening, studying insects and generally enjoying the great weather. Children will bring lunch from home and eat at school each day.

The assistant will join the teacher in modeling cooperation, appropriate communication and mutual respect. The assistant will ensure safety, oversee the activities of the children according to the specifications of the teacher, conscientiously supervise children during arrival/dismissal times and maintain an orderly and clean classroom.

Interested candidates should email cover letter, resume and three references to:

Adolescent Guide ~ PORTLAND, OREGON, USA


Childpeace Montessori seeks an Adolescent Guide to join our established Metro Montessori Middle School (MMM) team beginning in August 2016. 

The ideal candidate is an educator with at least two years of classroom experience at the middle school or high school level, strong communication, collaboration and problem-solving skills, and experience serving diverse learning needs. Candidates should hold a minimum of a B.A. and should either have completed or be willing to complete the AMI Montessori Orientation to Adolescence (school sponsored) prior to beginning of the school year. Valid Oregon high school teaching credentials preferred; Spanish language proficiency a plus. Candidates will be considered based on specialization area, skill set and curriculum experience. A passion for working with the adolescent age group is a must. This position offers the opportunity to be part of a closely collaborative team of guides. 

This is a salaried, exempt, full-time position, with .75 teaching and .25 administrative responsibilities. 

We are located in urban NW Portland and easily accessed by bike and public transportation. Childpeace/Metro Montessori School is an established community of 240 families and offers Toddler, Children’s House, Elementary, and Middle School Programs. 

Childpeace supports our faculty and staff with a competitive salary structure and benefits package, a program rooted in AMI standards, a commitment to professional development, beautiful and well-equipped classroom environments, strong administrative support, and a rich, working community of Montessori professionals. 

Interested applicants are invited to send a cover letter describing your interest in this position, as well as qualifications and experience to Middle School Program Director, Nancy Coronado: . Please include a resume and two references. No phone calls, please.

All Childpeace staff are required to attend a Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect (RRCAN) class and to be certified in CPR and First Aid within 90 days of date of hire. Childpeace does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (sex), national origin, age, veteran status, employment status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Maternity Leave Substitute ~ portland, oregon, USA


Harmony Montessori is seeking a Children’s House Assistant who is dedicated to offering Montessori Education to all children regardless of their cultural, developmental or socioeconomic background. This is a Substitute position beginning on May 13, 2016 through June 10, 2016.

The ideal candidate would have experience working with a diverse community of children and families and be willing to work as an active team member with an established Guide and Co-teacher. 

Harmony Montessori is a warm community in SE Portland that consists of 4 Children’s House classrooms and 1 Elementary Class. We are seeking an assistant who has at least 1 year of classroom experience and a commitment to becoming an active part of our staff, parent, and child community. 

Hours for this position will be Full time. 8:00-4:00, Monday through Friday.
Interested candidates may send resumes to

administartive/classroom assistant ~ LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA


The Seed Montessori has an immediate entry level position available for a motivated Montessori assistant that values the potential to learn and expand their responsibilities. duties split between office support and classroom interactions. do you speak Spanish?...please apply.

co-teacher for primary childhood classroom ~ los angeles, california, USA


The Seed Montessori has an immediate position available for an experienced Montessori teacher in a very unique, private Montessori preschool. Wonderful opportunity to work in a warm, inspiring and peaceful environment where you would be part of a teaching team and your input would be valued. Spanish speaking a plus.

Sunstone Auction & Gala Volunteers ~ PORTLAND, OREGON, USA


Volunteer at Sunstone Montessori School's Auction & Gala - Off to the Races on Saturday, May 7, 2016. 

This is a great opportunity to introduce yourself and to learn more about our school. There are many volunteer positions available including help with selling raffle tickets, data entry, silent auction closer, live auction spotter, live auction runner, and check out.

All volunteers will be provided with dinner and a bidder number.

Date: Saturday, May 7, 2016
Time: 5pm-10pm
Location: World Forestry Center - Miller Hall

If you're interested in volunteering please contact Sara Patinkin, Development Manager, at 503-768-6318  or

Childcare providers at Sunstone's auction & gala ~ PORTLAND, OREGON, USA


Help provide childcare to Sunstone Montessori School students while their parents attend the annual auction & gala on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the World Forestry Center. Sunstone Montessori will provide dinner for its childcare providers as well as $75 in compensation. 

Hours: 5pm-10:30pm
Location: World Forestry Center - Miller Hall
Date: Saturday, May 7, 2016
Compensation: $75.00

Contact Sara Patinkin, Development Manager, at 503-768-3847 or

This a great way to introduce yourself to Sunstone, one of Portland's leading Montessori schools with a toddler-Upper Elementary program.

Lower Elementary Classroom Assistant ~ portland, OREGON, USA


West Hills Montessori School, located in SW Portland, seeks a Lower Elementary Assistant. 

We are excited to announce that we are looking for an addition to our fabulous team. Located in the beautiful and serene West Hills, WHMS has two campuses, serving children from 15 months through 12 years in 11 classrooms (Toddler through Upper Elementary). We are devoted to the development of each individual child’s education through quality Montessori practices. Our established and enjoyable Lower Elementary classroom is located at our Vermont Street Campus, and hosts children from 6 to 9 years old and an AMI-trained Elementary Guide. 

The classroom assistant is an essential member of the community and we are looking for someone who has the desire to be a part of something special. Experience working with children is essential, AMI Primary and/or Elementary training preferred. If you are someone with limited classroom experience, this would be a fantastic opportunity to support a classroom while witnessing theory put into action. 

We offer:
• A warm, positive staff who truly enjoy working together
• Delightful, well-prepared students
• Lovely indoor and outdoor spaces
• Fully equipped classrooms
• Encouragement for professional growth and development
• Competitive compensation and benefits

Job duties include:
• Classroom support for the guide (teacher): preparing materials, maintaining the environment, helping support the children’s work under supervision of the guide
• Leading Elementary Morning Care: preparing the classroom environment for the day with the help of some elementary children
• Chaperoning small group field trips: a valid driver’s license, insured vehicle, and willingness to drive children for these exciting ‘Going Out’ opportunities is a plus

Desired qualities include: 
• Strong attention to detail
• Flexibility and willingness to be a team member
• Sincere enjoyment of the early-elementary aged child
• A sense of humor with both children and adults

Candidates must have or be willing to obtain First Aid and CPR certification, Food Handler’s Card, and enrollment in the Criminal Background Registry. This hourly position begins August 2016, with the possibility of summer employment. 

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to:

Anne Blickenstaff, Administrator
Fax: 503-246-5495

Full-time Classroom Assistant and Part-time Garden Guide ~ west linn, oregon, USA


SunGarden Montessori Children’s House in West Linn is hiring for two positions beginning Fall 2016:

Full-time Classroom Assistant:
We are looking for a full-time assistant to join one of our Children’s House communities, working with children ages 2 ½ - 6. Alongside the Guide, the assistant helps to maintain a calm, clean, and joyful learning environment for the children. Applicants should be consistent and calm, as well as maintain a flexibility to meet the needs of the moment when working with the children and other adults. This is an hourly position working Monday through Friday from 7:30 - 3:30 p.m. The position pays between $14 - $16 per hour based on experience. Benefits include an annual $300 professional development fund, paid days off, and a monthly health benefit stipend.

Part-time Outdoor Garden Lead:
We are looking for a part-time person to guide our outdoor learning environment; a purposeful extension of our Primary classrooms. The position requires working independently with small groups of children ages 2 ½ - 6 in our beautiful garden and outdoor extension areas, as well as providing occasional support in the classroom. Some basic gardening experience is necessary, as well as a love of being outside in the natural world. The position requires being outdoors for a significant part of the day, regardless of the weather. This is an hourly position working Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The position pays between $14 - $16 per hour based on experience. Benefits include an annual $150 professional development fund and paid days off. 

Position Requirements for both roles include:

  • At least one year previous classroom experience required
  • Montessori, Waldorf or other child-led education experience and training preferred
  • Enrollment in the Oregon Central Background Registry
  • Current CPR/1st Aid, RRCAN, and Food Handlers

SunGarden Montessori Children's House is an AMI recognized program that provides a peaceful learning environment for children ages 2 ½ - 6, as well as opportunities for parent education that supports the rich and a thriving community-oriented culture of the school. SunGarden has two classrooms, a fully integrated indoor/outdoor learning environment for the children, and a staff deeply committed to joyfully supporting the growth and individuality of every child. 

Please submit letters of interest and resume to Administrator, Yvette Cushman-Baton at



Amherst Montessori School is seeking a kind and loving, experienced and mature Upper Elementary Lead Guide to join our Elementary Team in the 2016-2017 school year. The appropriate candidate has experience in and commitment to upholding the Montessori Philosophy.

This position is to occur over the 10-month school year, with occasional weekend and evening hours. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Benefits include health, dental, paid sick days and holidays and tuition remission for one qualified dependent.

Amherst Montessori School is an independent, non-profit school serving children ages 6 months through 12 years.
Visit: to view the complete job description.

lower elementary guide ~ amherst, massachusetts, USA


Amherst Montessori School is seeking a kind and loving, experienced and mature Lower Elementary Lead Guide to join our Elementary Team in the 2016-2017 school year. The appropriate candidate has experience in and commitment to upholding the Montessori Philosophy.

This position is to occur over the 10-month school year, with occasional weekend and evening hours. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Benefits include health, dental, paid sick days and holidays and tuition remission for one qualified dependent.

Amherst Montessori School is an independent, non-profit school serving children ages 6 months through 12 years. Visit: to view the complete job description.

ASSISTANTs ~ portland, oregon, USA


The Franciscan Montessori Earth School and St. Francis Academy is seeking applications for classroom assistants, both elementary and primary, for the fall of 2016. Our school was established in 1977 and is home to 300+ students. Our community includes Children’s House, Elementary, and Middle School classrooms. 

If you would like to find out more about these positions, please send a cover letter and resume to Sister Therese Gutting, FSE., Head of School: No phone calls, please.

Assistant/co-teacher ~ anacortes, washington, USA


Fidalgo Bay Montessori is seeking AMI trained Assistant/Co-teacher for September 2016. We are a small, well establishedl school in the Pacific Northwest seeking an AMI trained (or in training) teacher to assist/co-teach with an experienced AMI teacher of 25 years. Our school is highly regarded in the community and is consistently at full enrollment. The position would begin in September 2016. Looking for an enthusiastic and personable individual, who is active and loves the outdoors. A major part of our classroom extends to the outdoors, and includes gardening as an integral part of the children’s experience. Candidates should have or be willing to acquire first aid training, a current Washington State background check, Food Handler’s Permit.

Interviews will begin in May. Please call 360-588-0759 for more information, or send letters of inquiry and resume to

director of education ~ PORTLAND, OREGON, USA

POSTED ON april 4, 2016

The Portland Montessori School, celebrating its sixth decade of serving families and children, is seeking an individual who holds both AMI Elementary and Primary diplomas to direct the school’s educational programs. The successful candidate will support the growth of 175 children. Responsibilities include delivery of program content, development of classroom personnel, our parent education program, and parent relations generally. Classroom experience required. Prior administrative experience preferred. The school offers competitive salaries, generous benefits, and professional development support. 

The Portland Montessori School has a long-standing tradition of educating children for life. Founded in 1962 as Providence Montessori School, we were the first Montessori school in the Pacific Northwest. We offer primary and elementary programs that build on a rich history of learning, friendship and community. Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) recognized, and guided by a gifted team of certified professionals, we are committed to helping children develop a lifelong love of learning and cultivating the skills essential to authentic living.

We currently serve approximately 170 students with our thriving primary program for ages 2 1/2 through 6 and our growing elementary program for grades 1 through 6. We also offer before and after care as well as holiday and summer camps.

Located in Northeast Portland, our centralized campus location offers a convenient location for many Portland-area neighborhoods. Portland, Oregon’s largest city, is known for its parks, bridges and bicycle paths, as well as its microbreweries and coffeehouses. The city hosts thriving art, theater and music scenes. Outdoor adventures are plentiful with two large rivers running through the city and just an hour to either the Pacific Ocean or snow-capped Mt. Hood. 

Please email resume together with cover letter to: