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

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.


Lead Infant, Toddler, Early Childhood, Lower Elementary, Director of Marketing Communication and Program Director ~ Qingpu District, Shanghai, CHina


1) We are seeking several experienced lead-teachers (Infant, Toddler, Early Childhood and Lower Elementary), with a true commitment to Montessori excellence in its philosophy, curriculum and pedagogy. Candidate must have a background in Montessori education from AMI, AMS or MACTE accredited programs, able to teach and take part as a member of the teaching team to develop curriculum units and refine teaching strategies and approaches on an ongoing basis. Candidate must have ability to participate as a member of the school's operational team, to communicate effectively and sensitively with parents, and to establish a classroom environment conducive to learning. 

Hold recognizable Montessori diploma (bachelor degree preferred), native English speaking with at least 2-years of teaching experience, a proven philosophy/pedagogy consistent with Montessori educational approach, demonstrate professional demeanor communication skill, and personal qualities.

2) The Director of Marketing & Communications (DMC) is a member of the Administrative Team and is responsible for the oversight of the school’s brand platform - which includes marketing, advertising and public relations - and coordinates the creation and implementation of a plan to maintain positive communications between the school and internal/external audiences. The DMC plans and provides timely, school-wide communications for all areas of the organization, including documenting school events and programming for use in a variety of communication and marketing strategies/activities. The Director of Marketing & Communications collaborates with Administrative Team members to identify and effectively support internal and external marketing and communications strategies that reflect priorities in our strategic plan.

The DMC plans and provides timely, school-wide communications for all areas of the organization, including documenting school events and programming for use in a variety of communication and marketing strategies/activities. The Director of Marketing & Communications collaborates with Administrative Team members to identify and effectively support internal and external marketing and communications strategies that reflect priorities in our strategic plan.

Requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a related subject such as marketing, communications, graphic design or journalism. Experience with independent/private school communications is desirable. Masters Degree is preferred.

3) Program Director (Trinity Montessori Education Centre): Program Director is a member of the Trinity Montessori Education Center (TMEC) Administrative Team and is responsible for the oversight of the TMEC’s program. The nature of the Program Director is to act as liaison so that all parts of TMEC program can function smoothly. Program Director acts as a communicator between faculty and student.


1. Bachelor Degree is must
2. Masters Degree (preferred)
3. Montessori Certification
4. 5 years of Montessori classroom teaching experience
5. Experience teaching adults
6. Prior educational administration experience
7. Experience in curriculum development and assessment
8. A good working knowledge of computers, word processing programs and other business/educational tools.

We offer a competitive salary with great benefits, including healthcare, accommodation and roundtrip flight.

Montessori School of Shanghai will be attending 2015 AMS Conference in Philadelphia. If you are interested in learning more about opportunities in Shanghai, contact Michael Hei at before the conference.

Assistants to infancy lead GUIDE ~ san diego, california, USA


We are an AMI Montessori school with two locations, one in Sorrento Valley (6540 Flanders Drive, San Diego, CA 92121) and one in Rancho Bernardo (17025 Via Del Campo, San Diego, CA 92127) , seeking motivated, passionate, and caring A to I guides. We are currently hiring at both locations, and applicants should be able to work at either facility should staffing needs change.

At Kinderhouse Montessori School, our mission is to cultivate the whole child for intellectual, social, and emotional growth. Applicants should enjoying working with children and be comfortable providing a warm and enriching educational environment with attention to visual supervision and safety.

Applicants must have: A Bachelor’s Degree, AMI A to I training - classroom experience preferable. Upon hiring, you will also need to complete a LiveScan fingerprint, CPR/First Aid, and a physical including a TB test.

If interested, please submit your resume and cover letter that includes any experience working with children, Early Childhood courses you have completed, and a brief explanation of your knowledge/experience with Montessori education to

lead todder & primary GUIDE ~ new york, new york, USA


We are currently accepting applicants for Toddler Lead Guides, Primary Lead Guides and Associate Guides for the 2015-2016 school year.

The first campus of The Montessori Schools, The Montessori at Flatiron, opened its doors in 2013 and currently has three Toddler and three Primary programs. It is located near the iconic Flatiron building and beautiful Madison Square Park. Our school reflects the vibrant and international community that it serves. 

The Montessori in SoHo is the second campus of The Montessori Schools in Manhattan. It has Toddler and Primary programs implemented in accordance with AMI Montessori standards. The school is located in a custom-built facility on Sullivan Street. The beautiful space includes generous indoor and outdoor play areas.

We are delighted to be adding new Toddler and Primary classes in 2015 to both campuses.

The ideal Guide for this position has an AMI diploma at either the Toddler or Children's House level, and a Bachelor's or Master's degree. You are expected to follow best Montessori practices while working collaboratively in a professional Montessori community. Your warmth, joy and professionalism in your daily interactions with children and their families are essential aspects of your abilities. 

Associate Guides are required to have a Bachelor's or Master's degree. Associates need a positive attitude, desire to learn about Montessori pedagogy, strong work ethic and genuine joyful nature.

We provide our faculty with a competitive salary and benefits package. Trained administration and experienced owners support our staff. Following AMI standards, The Montessori Schools provide beautiful classrooms and a classic Montessori experience for our children in New York City.

Upper elementary Guide ~ rancho palos verdes, california, USA


Peninsula Montessori School is seeking an Upper Elementary teacher beginning Fall of 2015. Applicants must possess a Bachelor's degree and a Montessori Upper Elementary teaching credential. Salary commensurate with experience. Please provide references.

Toddler GUIDE ~ Hillsboro, OREGON, USA


Roots & Wings Montessori is a new school in Hillsboro, OR, seeking a full-time guide for a toddler classroom for children aged 18mon-3 years. We prefer Montessori teachers with previous experience in guiding children, but do not mean to discourage inexperienced applicants. We are looking for dedication, long-term commitment, and a responsible attitude. A team player with an easy-going open-minded personality would fit right into our program. A Montessori guide who is fluent in languages besides English, or can support extra-curricular activities related to arts & crafts, physical education, and music will receive a priority. We offer competitive salaries and benefits, and will also invite the appointed teacher on the school board to participate in the decision making process. Interested applicants should email us their resume at



Sunstone Montessori School, an AMI school serving 200 children ages 16 months to 12 years, is seeking an AMI trained elementary guide to join our passionate, dynamic team.

For more information, or to send a resume and a cover letter, contact David Ayer at

Visit our website at

substitute lead guide ~ portland, oregon, uSA


The Ivy School, a public charter Montessori school, located in NE Portland, is seeking a long term substitute (maternity leave) for a 1st-3rd grade classroom. Qualified individuals should be Montessori certified. Candidate will work collaboratively as a co-teacher with a certified public school teacher in a class of 32 students.

Minimum qualifications include: Bachelors degree, Montessori certificate for lower elementary, 5 years classroom experience, desire to contribute to a developing program based on Montessori principles and practices. Oregon teaching credential preferred. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Please send resume and cover letter to

upper elementary teacher ~ whitehorse, yukon territory, canada


Are you looking for an exciting and unique experience for the 2015-2016 academic year? Yukon Montessori School requires an AMI trained, upper elementary teacher to join our lower elementary teacher in our one-room school beginning late August 2015 while our current teacher is on sabbatical. Located in downtown Whitehorse, this private school is a short walk from the library, public parks, museums and downtown attractions and services. Salary range from $58,000 - $65,000 CAD commensurate with education and experience.

Whitehorse is a dynamic northern city with many amenities and room for adventure both indoors and out. The elementary classroom is in the same building as a thriving casa classroom with an AMI trained guide and AMI assistants. 

Minimum Qualifications:
• AMI diploma
• 5 years teaching experience in an upper elementary classroom
• Current first aid and CPR level C
• Current criminal record check for vulnerable populations (or be willing to obtain one)
• Excellent communication skills
• Valid driver’s license

More information about the school and life in the Yukon can be found here:
Yukon Montessori School on Facebook:

Interested parties should submit resume with cover letter to:

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

GUIDEs ~ milwaukee, wisconsin, USA

POSTED ON december 2, 2014

Primary, Elementary, and Early Adolescent Positions available in Milwaukee Public Schools Montessori Programs
Montessori programs in Milwaukee Public Schools continue to grow and flourish. MPS proudly features six district schools that provide an authentic, high quality Montessori program to more than 3,000 Milwaukee students in grades K3-12. MPS Montessori programming began in 1976 and offers one of the most established and supported public Montessori programs in the nation. Our classrooms feature:
• A full complement of Montessori Materials 
• Paraprofessional teacher assistant support for primary and elementary classrooms 
• A K3 program and extended day K4 and K5 program funded by the Milwaukee Board of School Directors 
• A diverse student population that enriches the learning environment for all students 
• Montessori-trained mentors and support staff to guide newly trained teachers 
• Active and involved parents
Positions include:
• Minimum starting salary of $41,200 
• Health, Dental and Vision Insurance 
• Group Term Life Insurance 
• Pension-Wisconsin Retirement System 
• Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Programs 
• Wellness Program with Financial Incentives

For further information, contact Andy Moss, District Montessori Liaison, email:;
For more information about MPS:

primary Lead Teacher ~ bellevue, washington, USA

POSTED ON december 2, 2014

Eyas Global Montessori is currently seeking an experienced, MACTE certified, (3-6) Primary Montessori Teacher. The qualified candidate will be a team player, flexible, open-minded, joyful creative leader that is committed to inclusivity for all, including families, children and staff.

Eyas is a unique program that implements an inclusive bilingual Chinese program within our Montessori environment for ages 30 months to 6 years of age. The school is purpose built, keeping with the Montessori philosophy. We have floor to ceiling windows and skylights allowing for lots of natural light. The classrooms are open, airy, warm and inviting. Our outdoor areas allow for a spacious children’s garden, custom built sandbox, a large climbing structure, swings and plenty of room to run and play. Each classroom has a full complement of brand new Montessori materials.

Eyas is committed to Montessori education within an environment of ethnic diversity. Children and families have the opportunity to develop a strong sense of support, community and Parent Education of the Montessori Philosophy. We are able to fulfill our goal of ensuring that children can have access to the best Montessori Chinese bilingual program in the area. 

This is a full-time, year round position. We follow a 10 month school calendar and also offer a summer program. We provide a competitive salary with excellent benefits including paid holidays, sick days, vacation days, health/dental allowance and paid continuing education and training opportunities.

Interested candidates must send a cover letter and resume to Please include “Primary Lead Teacher” in subject line of email. 

To learn more about Eyas Global Montessori, please visit our Facebook page and website.

ELEMENTARY GUIDE ~ ave maria, florida, USA


Seeking an AMI trained Elementary Guide (ages 6-12) to begin August 2015 at a small, Catholic Montessori school with the Atrium at its heart. We greatly look forward to hearing from you!

Private teacher ~ atherton, california, USA


Private Teacher
• Full-time
• Live-Out
• Frequent Travel Possible
• Position Start Date: ASAP

Position Overview:
Atherton family with two children, ages one and three, is seeking an early childhood development expert to join their team. The position will be based in California and will require the teacher to travel often, domestically and internationally.
The ideal candidate for the position will have Montessori training and will be an expert in their field with impeccable references from past employers. The teacher will communicate directly with the parents and nannies. This position is open to candidates who are currently living in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Study, Child Development, or related Bachelor's Degree with at least 30 credits in these disciplines, with at least five years of classroom experience working with children in a state-licensed program is required. Knowledge of child development and developmentally appropriate teaching practices in the early childhood classroom is essential to this position. 

Primary Responsibilities:
• Communicate and interact directly with each child at the child’s level. 
• Communicate with and respond to individual children during activities and routines. 
• Be available and responsive to children’s needs, questions and requests. 
• Encourage and model social behavior and expectations that are developmentally appropriate.
• Implement a developmentally appropriate curriculum.
• Establish a well-designed environment with clearly defined, well-organized activity areas. 
• Maintain and refresh the indoor and outdoor learning environments in accordance with the needs, strengths and interests of the children.
• Maintain and model safe and healthy practices for children at all times. 
• Carefully observe children, document observations, collect samples of children’s work and use all information to individualize and plan a developmentally appropriate curriculum for the children. 
• Submit and discuss curriculum plans with parents.
• Provide a variety of developmentally appropriate materials to foster social skills, self-concept and creative expression. 
• Plan and implement a daily schedule that provides a balance of activities: indoor/outdoor, fine/gross motor, etc.
• Respond immediately and appropriately to unexpected situations or emergencies.

Applicant Requirements:
• A genuine passion for early childhood education and playing an integral role in the lives of children.
• Ability to guide family to help them maximize the development of their children.  
• Ability to work well with other estate staff, chefs, nannies, managers, etc.
• Excellent oral and written skills.
• First Aid and CPR Certification. 
• Able to pass an in-depth background investigation.
• Valid driver’s license and good driving record-candidates will be required to drive.
• Able to work legally in the United States.
• Must be able to make a long-term commitment
• Fluency in English
• 75/90K DOE
• Full Health/Dental
• Bonus Potential
• Exciting Travel

Contact Daniel Wood, Domestic Match Agency at

Lead Guide-Upper Elementary ~ suttons bay, michigan, USA


Leelanau Montessori is looking for an experienced Lead Guide who is state certified (or willing to become state certified) to lead our charter school's upper elementary classroom.

Lower Elementary Co-Teacher - Long Term Substitute ~ bothell, washington, USA


Woodinville Montessori School is seeking a full-time substitute teacher to start in late February, 2015 for a Montessori lower elementary classroom. The position will extend for 11 – 16 weeks.

The Lower Elementary Teacher, as a substitute, will assume the following responsibilities and follow the guidance of the co-teacher: 
- Work as a collaborative team in the instruction and supervision of a cohort of 9 - 10 students out of a larger group of 20 lower elementary students
- Participate in planning and delivery of instruction to students individually and in groups of varying size
- Track and evaluate individual progress for each of the students in your group
- Participate in conferences and report writing
- Provide overview and re-direction for students in class
- Provide for physical and emotional welfare of the students
- Attend faculty and in-service meetings
- Participate in and assist with supervision during lunch, recess, field trips, overnights and community service activities
- Communicate with parents in a proactive, respectful and responsive basis
- Contribute to the maintenance of the classroom environment
- Work cooperatively in a team setting

- Bachelor or Master’s degree from an accredited college or university, strong background in History/Geography, Math/science and/or English/writing a bonus
- Two or more years classroom experience
- AMS Elementary I Credential preferred
- Attuned to variations in learning style of individual students and willing to adapt to them
- Demonstrated enjoyment and understanding of elementary aged children
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
- Computer proficient including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, E-Mail and internet research
- Ability to work successfully in a collaborative team relationship
- Demonstrated ability to create and maintain collaborative working relationships with parents and students
- High level of organization and attention to detail

Compensation is dependent on education and experience.

To apply: Applicants should download an application from and submit with resume, a cover letter and a statement of educational philosophy to or fax to Nancy Kestek, Director of Elementary at 425-482-3186.

Woodinville Montessori School is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Toddler, early childhood, elementary I, & elementary II ~ Qingdao, Shandong, china


Qingdao Amerasia International School aims to inspire a lifelong love of learning in students ages 18 months to 18 years. We are the first IB World School in Shandong Province, offering PYP and DP, and we are pursuing authorization for MYP in the 2014-2015 school year. We are also the first school in Asia to be awarded AMS (American Montessori Society) accreditation. At the time of writing, we have 139 students from the United States, Canada, Australia, Korea, Japan, United Kingdom, India, Denmark, France, Finland, Hong Kong, Poland, Sweden, Turkey, Romania, Russia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand.

Qingdao is a ‘second-tier’ Chinese city of 8 million people on the coast of the Yellow Sea. The city’s downtown area spreads 30km along the coast, dotted with beaches, all fully accessible by boardwalk. Qingdao hosted the Sailing Regatta during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, as well as regular international and regional sailing events.

Our Montessori Children's House has one Toddler classroom and two Early Childhood classrooms. We are expanding Montessori curriculum up into Elementary. Our Head of School, Director of Lower School, and Director of Upper School are all experienced Montessori administrators, and Montessori values are at the core of our curriculum at all levels.

Qingdao has a thriving economy, home to one of Asia’s largest shipping ports, the world’s biggest manufacturer of home appliances (Haier), and China’s most famous beer brand (Tsingtao). It is routinely selected as one of Asia’s top ten ‘Most Livable Cities’ in expat surveys. There are international eateries, groceries, cinemas, beaches, parks, and other entertainment within 1km of the school. For most residents, the cost of living is significantly lower than in cities like Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen.

QAIS is located near the coast, convenient to downtown, and 30 minutes from Laoshan Natural Reserve. Guoxin Stadium, with two Olympic-sized swimming pools, a diving pool, gym, a spinning room, fitness classes, and basketball and volleyball courts is in walking distance from the school, while biking and hiking trails of Fu Shan Mountains are across the street.

head of school ~ duluth, minnesota, USA


Many Rivers Montessori seeks a visionary, nurturing Head of School. Here is the opportunity to help grow a new school, to craft a truly exceptional learning environment, to collaborate with passionate teachers and parents in a supportive environment. The Head of School will work with the Board of Trustees to explore expansion options as well as drive school operations and community relations excellence.

Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have worked in an early stage school, having managed growth while nurturing a teacher and family community. Montessori experience would be nice, but is not necessary. Experience with capital campaigns, school building development, and communicating and driving a vision are sought. Other qualities include strong communications skills with all stakeholders, a demonstration of managing an engaged and motivated teacher community, and a can-do, get-it-done spirit.

Formulas for Success: A successful Many Rivers Montessori Head of School will sustain our vision through a strong and guiding belief in children; grow the school through entrepreneurial leadership; nurture the school’s open, respectful, and caring culture; champion Montessori education within the Twin Ports region; and oversee the operations of an organization that is truly run well and utilizes best

Apply: Please send your resume to Find out more at

Let’s build something great together!



Childpeace Montessori School in NW Portland is seeking a toddler classroom assistant, to begin Jan 5, 2015. Hours are 7:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 5 days/week, working with an experienced AMI guide. The ideal candidate enjoys being with 1- and 2-year-olds; is consistent, calm, and eager to learn; has experience working with toddlers, and has an Oregon Step level of 3 or greater. Oregon Office of Child Care background check and CPR/first aid and food handler’s certification cards are required.

The position is year-round, with paid school closures and sick days and a full benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as flexible spending and 401(k) retirement savings. Starting salary range is $12.50 to $15, depending on experience and training. This is a great opportunity to participate in a well-established and thriving Montessori community of 340 children and 60 staff. Please send your resume, two references, and a cover letter describing how this job fits into your personal goals to by November 25th.

Childpeace does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (sex), national origin, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

morning care & all school support ~ PORTLAND, OREGON, USA


Come join our team at West Hills Montessori! West Hills Montessori was founded over 45 years ago with the mission to provide a quality Montessori educational environment to toddler age (ages 15 months – 3 years), primary age (ages 3 years – 6 years) and elementary age (ages 6 years – 12 years) children. Today, West Hills Montessori has 11 classrooms at three different campuses serving children ages 15 months – 12 years. We are committed to the growth and development of each individual child. This commitment to the “whole child” and his/her well-being remains the foundation for our community. Please visit our website to learn more about our program:

West Hills Montessori is seeking an enthusiastic candidate for the following position:
- Morning Care and All School Support - SW Portland Campus, 7:00am - 1:30pm 

The duties of this position may include, but are not limited to:
- Work with children and staff in the morning care program (7:00-8:45am). 
- Assist the Office Director with a variety of daily tasks to support classroom and  Administrative staff members (including classroom material making). 
- Assist children during lunch time. 
- Supervise children on playground. 
- Assist in the nap room. 

Music Experience would be a great addition to this position!  

Position begins immediately.

Candidate must have, or be willing to obtain, First Aid/CPR certification, Food Handlers card, Child Abuse Recognition training, Criminal History Registry and Oregon Registry On-Line (ORO).

Interested candidates should email cover letter and resume to Anne Blickenstaff:

children's house assistant ~ portland, Oregon, USA


As our program expands to serve more children, Sunstone Montessori School is looking for two part-time (30 hours/week) Children's House Assistants. $13/hour+ benefits. Come join our vibrant Montessori community!


Elementary Guide, A to I Guides, Assistant Guides, and An Administrator ~ SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, USA


Kinderhouse Montessori School, an AMI recognized Montessori school for children ages 3 months through 12 years (A to I through Upper-Elementary), is seeking motivated, passionate, and loving Elementary Guides, an Administrator, and Assistant Guides. Our expanding classrooms hold many opportunities for personal and professional growth. At Kinderhouse Montessori School, our mission is to cultivate the whole child for intellectual, social, and emotional growth. 

Qualifications are as follows:

Elementary: A bachelor’s degree, AMI Elementary Training (completed by Summer 2015)- classroom experience is preferable. 
A to I Guide: A bachelor’s degree, AMI A to I Training (completed by Summer 2015)- classroom experience is preferable.
Administrator: A bachelor’s degree, AMI or AMS Training at any level - classroom and administrative experience is preferable

Lead Elementary Guide, Assistant Montessori Guides for all levels, and A to I trained Guides ~ san diego, california, USA

POSTED ON november 3, 2014

Kinderhouse Montessori School, an AMI recognized Montessori school for children ages 3 months through 12 years (A to I through Upper-Elementary), is seeking motivated, passionate, and knowledgeable Elementary Guides, A to I Guides, and Assistant Guides. Our expanding schools hold many opportunities for personal and professional growth. At Kinderhouse Montessori School, our mission is to cultivate the whole child for intellectual, social, and emotional growth. 

Qualifications are as follows:

Elementary Guides, A to I Guides and Primary Guides: A bachelor’s degree, AMI training - classroom experience is preferable. 
Assistant Guides: AMI training at any level (A to I, Primary, Elementary) - classroom experience is preferable

Please submit resume and cover letter by fax (858) 550-0078 or by email to and visit our website, for more information about our school.

Adolescent Guide ~ VAncouver, BRitish Columbia, CANADA

POSTED ON november 3, 2014

Do you have a passion for working with adolescent students? Our ideal candidate is an active, organized and mature Renaissance individual with a background in Science to help us grow our burgeoning adolescent program. To learn more about us, please explore our website at

You qualifications include:
- Current First Aid Certification
- Ability to qualify for BC Teacher's Certification (B.Ed or Undergraduate Degree with AMI Montessori Diploma)
- Previous teaching experience (grades 6 and up)
- AMI Elementary Diploma (or undergoing training)
- willingness to attend Orientation to Adolescent Studies (sponsorship from our school available)

If you have an insatiable curiosity for the wonders of the cosmos, we'd love to hear from you! We offer competitive salaries, extended health benefits, paid sick leaves, paid vacation, professional development support and more. To learn about about what we're seeking in potential candidates please visit: