Saturday, February 21, 2015


You are invited to attend the NW Montessori Job Fair, being held at Montessori Northwest in Portland, Oregon. This exciting event will be a great opportunity for schools who are hiring to easily connect with potential applicants in person. Schools from Oregon, Washington, California, and around the United States have been invited to attend, and job postings and resumés from around the nation will also be featured at the Fair.

Last year, twenty-eight schools and organizations participated in our first ever Montessori Job Fair!

See our Job Fair FAQ section below for more information.

And don't forget that Montessori Northwest features a free online Montessori Job Board every day!

Fee For Attending Schools and Organizations

This event is FREE for job seekers!

Fees For Non-Attending Job Seekers, Schools, and Organizations

Can't attend the event? You can still participate!

Job Fair Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where and when will the NW Montessori Job Fair take place?
The Job Fair will take place at Montessori Northwest: 622 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214 (map).

Q: What are the hours of the Job Fair? Do I have to attend the entire event?
The Fair will be a drop-in event running from 10:00am-2:00pm.

Q: I just paid to have my resumé posted at the Job Fair, what happens next?
Once your payment has been confirmed, you will need to do two things:
     1) Email a PDF version of your resumé to

     2) Print and Mail 25 copies of your resumé to
          Montessori NW, c/o Braden Pemberton
          622 SE Grand, Portland, OR, 97214

Q: Does it cost to attend?
Job-seekers do not need to register nor pay to attend the NW Montessori Job Fair. There is a $50 Tabling Registration Fee for schools and job-providers to secure a table.

Q: What is included in the Tabling Registration Fee?
One 6’ x 3’ table, two chairs, one 8"x11” acrylic sign stand, and your name listed online and in print. Lunch meals can be purchased for an additional charge. Access to electrical outlets is limited. Indicate your want for electrical access on your application.

Q: Do I need to be AMI/Montessori-trained to attend the Job Fair?
No. We anticipate schools and administrators to post a full spectrum of employment found within Montessori learning communities. This will certainly include the need for trained guides, though other positions like teacher-aids, office staff, after-school childcare providers, and activity specialists do not typically require Montessori training.

Q: Where can I go to learn more information about Montessori education?
Right here!

Q: How do I register for a table?
Tabling assignments will be made on a first-come-first served basis. All tablers need to complete and submit the attached application form. Confirmation of space will be sent to you within two weeks of receipt of the application.

Q: What is the confirmation process for tabling?
Specific space will be assigned and confirmed by Montessori Northwest upon receipt of full payment of fees. Please note that space is limited and the ability to table may sell out. You are encouraged to register as soon as possible.

Q: What is the cancellation policy?
There will be no refunds issued for the NW Montessori Job Fair. Job-Providers acknowledge that cancellation of their contract includes forfeiture of access to table at the function.

Q: Who can I contact with additional questions?
Please direct all questions regarding the Job Fair to Braden Pemberton, either via phone 503.963.8992, or via Email.

Q: What if my school has a job to post but cannot attend the Job Fair?
We understand that not all schools/organizations will be able to table at the NW Montessori Job Fair on February 21st, 2015. To better serve all job-providers, those who are unable to attend can have their job-postings prominently displayed at the event by registering here, guaranteeing that your resumé/CV will be seen by all attendees--There is a $25 administrative charge for this service.

Q: Am I guaranteed to find a new employee or to secure a job if I attend?
No. Montessori Northwest does not endorse any employers nor applicants that are affiliated with the Job Fair. All participants are responsible for their own research about schools, positions, and interviewees. Montessori Northwest is not responsible for the quality of any applicant hired for any position.

Q: What if I’m looking for a job but cannot attend?
We understand that not everyone who is currently seeking a position within a Montessori school will be able to attend the Northwest Montessori Job Fair on February 21st, 2015. To better serve all job-seekers, applicants who are unable to attend can have their resume prominently displayed at the event by registering here, guaranteeing that your resumé/CV will be seen by all attendees--There is a $20 administrative charge for this service.

Q: Is parking available?
Montessori Northwest has a small parking lot that holds about ten cars on the corner of SE 6th Avenue and SE Alder Street. Look for the spots are marked “MNW RESERVED”. Ample free and metered parking can be found on the streets surrounding MNW.

hotels located near montessori northwest

Inn at the Convention Center, 420 NE Holladay St., Portland, OR 97232

Red Lion Hotel Portland Convention Center, 1021 NE Grand Ave., Portland, OR 97232

Doubletree by Hilton Lloyd Center, 1000 NE Multnomah St., Portland, OR 97232

Crowne Plaza Portland Convention Center, 1441 NE 2nd Ave.,Portland, OR 97232



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For additional information on this event, please contact Community Eduction Director, Braden Pemberton by clicking here.