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A-I Native Spanish or Mandarin speaker intern, Pittsburg, ca —SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE—

october 8, 2019

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Applicants must:

  • Have already completed at least 12 college credits in Early Childhood Education with a grade of C or better

  • Be interested in pursuing the Full Infant/Toddler (0-3) Teaching Certification

  • Agree to a 2-year commitment to work full-time at Ivy Montessori (40 hours/week), while pursuing teacher certification (10-15 hours/week for coursework)

  • Ultimately desire to open their own Wildflower storefront or home-based school.

Fellows receive:

  • Support in opening their own Wildflower Affiliate School!

  • Introduction to Wildflower principles, practices, and administrative resources

  • Paid tuition, travel/lodging allowance for the residential component of the training

  • A healthy stipend

  • Supervised practicum

  • Equity training

  • Ongoing mentorship

Please contact koren@wildflowerschools.org if interested!


3-6 Teaching Assistant, san francisco, ca

october 8, 2019

Elderberry Montessori Preschool is hiring an assistant teacher!

Elderberry Montessori is an authentic, community-focused Montessori Primary school (ages 3-6) dedicated to empowering children to develop their innate gifts of curiosity and autonomy.

Elderberry Montessori is a member of the Wildflower Schools Network which is a national network of micro-schools that aim to serve racially and socioeconomically diverse communities with exceptional Montessori education.

We are working to create beautiful, child-centered learning environments that support children, teachers, and families from diverse backgrounds as they follow life’s unfolding journey. The model combines time-tested, research-supported Montessori methods in one-room, neighborhood-nested shop fronts with promising new ideas in parent engagement, intentional student diversity, teacher-leader empowerment, and data-driven instruction.

Job Description:

  • Fluent in Mandarin

  • Experience with early childhood.

  • Willing to participate in a live scan background check, CPR and First Aid training.

  • Provide direct instruction in one-on-one, small group assistance to children 3-6.

  • Professional, kind personality when interacting with fellow colleagues, parents, and children.

  • Thrive to maintain a school/ community atmosphere of respect, grace and courtesy, and honesty.

  • Able to collaborate on lesson planning and school scheduling. As well as school events (eg. parent education nights, holiday festivals, end of year celebration)

  • Organized and an open communicator

  • Willing to oversee lunch, park play and nap time.

  • Assist with meal/snack prep, minor washing, and cleaning of tables and materials used by children.

For more information, or to apply, send Cover Letter and Resume to koren.clark@wildflowerschools.org or go to https://wildflowerschools.org.


DIRECTOR, HILLSBORO, OR

october 8, 2019

Tippytoes Montessori in Orenco Station, Hillsboro Oregon is looking for a Director. The Director will work closely with Primary Guides. We are looking for an enthusiastic educator who has a passion for Montessori education and a team player.

Responsibilities

  • Supporting classroom guides in the development and implementation of Montessori curriculum, continuous improvements to the programs and assisting them in achieving educational goals of the school.

  • Managing & supervising guides & assistants including hiring, training, evaluating performance, coordinating roles and job descriptions.

  • Responding promptly and professionally to concerns including offering constructive solutions to address issues.

  • Review policies, manage and ensure that all applicable licensing and reporting requirements are met.

  • Driving the enrollment process, giving tours to prospective families and educating them on Montessori philosophy.

  • Work on enrollment buildup, mange admissions and enrollments.

  • Oversee daily operations and implement after school program.

  • Flexible to be in classroom as and when needed.

  • Participating in academic evaluations for conferences and parent meetings.

  • Keeping track of Montessori materials and supplies for ordering.

Education/requirements

  • AMI Certification preferred with 1 – 2 years classroom experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field is a plus

  • Finger Printing and Criminal Background

  • 1st Aid/CPR

Benefits

  • Negotiable based on education & experience

  • Paid holidays and paid time off

  • Performance base raises

  • New enrollment incentives

Send Cover Letter and Resume to info@tippytoesmontessori.com.


Montessori Family Helper, portland, OR

october 8, 2019

Family with children ages 5 and 7 seeking Montessori approach in our NE Portland home both after school (3:15 to 6pm) and a couple mornings per week for school drop off. Mom and Dad both professionals seeking tenderness and charisma in our home environment. We have previously worked with an incredible nanny for 3 years. Great family to work with. Kids are very alive and the time spent with them is some of the most precious for them. Our prior nanny helped with some household activities with dinner prep and help with laundry —these are not a requirement as our children are our priority though this help would be very helpful. We have two dogs.

Send Cover Letter and Resume to Claire Kassakian at clairekassakian@gmail.com.


Junior Primary Guide, san francisco, ca

october 1, 2019

Cole Valley Montessori is a new school in San Francisco opening its doors in early 2020. We are seeking committed passionate educators to join our founding team. The Junior Primary Guide will work closely with the Lead Primary Guide to ensure a nurturing and positive experience for the children in our care. Our staff is committed to the children’s success, safety, and development as independent, joyous learners. We’re committed to nurturing our community of parents, students, staff, and teachers. We offer a competitive salary and benefits including health insurance (medical, dental, vision), paid vacation and major holidays, professional development opportunities, and tuition discounts.

Job Duties

Facilitate extended care activities and guide children with Montessori materials throughout the day. Supervision of children inside the classroom and during park outings. Work in collaboration with Lead Guide to prepare the environment including cleaning, arranging and stocking classroom materials. Collaboration and communication with classroom staff and administration. Available for full time work shifts 9:15am-6:00pm Monday through Friday.

Requirements:

  • Montessori Certification (AMI preferred)

  • 12 ECE Credits (at least 6 units completed to begin work, and enrolled in 6 additional units)

  • Criminal and Background Clearance

  • TB test clearance and Health Report

  • CPR/First Aid Certificate

  • Proof of vaccinations

  • Able to lift 40lbs

  • Authorized to work in the US

  • Love of children and families

  • Organized and well spoken

We believe in...

  • Empowering the individual, across all ages

  • Fostering a lifelong love of learning

  • Listening to and respecting an individual’s needs and meeting children where they are

  • Self-expression and creativity

  • Compassion and honoring yourself and others

  • Open, honest communication

  • Allowing space for humanity, balance, and personal growth

  • Being fully present with our students, parents, and community

  • Providing an authentic, invaluable Montessori education

Please send resume to elise@colevalleymontessori.com.


Lead Primary Guide - Immediate opening, portland, Oregon

october 1, 2019

Little Village Montessori has an immediate opening for a Lead Primary Guide in our Primary classroom. Certified training for Primary Montessori required. Long term employment opportunity in our warm, family owned and operated center located in the heart of Sellwood. This position will require enrollment in the Central Background Registry, a current Food Handlers Card, current in Infant/Child First Aid/CPR, and RCAAN certification. We are a year round program and offer competitive pay and paid time off.

Please email littlevillagemontessori1@gmail.com or visit our website at www.littlevillagemontessori.com for more information today!


Primary Guide, gresham, or

SEPTEMBER 29, 2019

Columbia Gorge Montessori is seeking a trained, AMI Primary Guide for a growing community. Ideal candidates will enjoy teaching young children and be ready to take their experience to the next level. The successful candidate will have a keen understanding of how to meet children’s needs in a Montessori classroom environment (philosophy, education and concepts), as well as an appreciation for cultivating young, independent children. We’re looking for a dedicated professional who wants to provide children with an exemplary, early childhood education.

RESPONSIBILITIES (include, but are not limited) to the following:

  • Take over a growing Primary classroom for children ages 3-Kindergarten

  • Build relationships with children, parents and staff to strengthen community

  • Manage classroom carefully to ensure all children are learning in a safe, constructive environment

  • Prepare materials for the classroom and to continue educating children

  • Keep records and monitor children’s development

  • Participate in parent-teacher conferences and communication

  • Meet with directors, assistant and staff on a regular basis

REQUIREMENTS:

  • AMI Early Childhood Credential

  • Enrolled in Oregon Central Background Registry

  • Safety set training, within 30 days of employment

  • Prior experience in a Primary (3-6 yrs) classroom is preferred

  • Flexible and team oriented

  • This position is full-time with competitive pay, medical/dental insurance, 401K, paid vacation and sick leave. Located in Gresham, OR (conveniently off of I-84) from Portland, OR.

Contact:

To be considered for an interview, please email resume to director@cg-montessori.com


Lead Children's House Guide, Chicago, Il

SEPTEMBER 26, 2019

Guidepost Montessori is looking for trained Montessori Guides to join our beautiful Magnificent Mile campus!

Are you a passionate, Montessori trained teacher? Do you want to be part of a team of people working to grow the Montessori movement? Join our team and lead your very own Children's House classroom! We are looking for two Montessori trained teachers to join our founding team.

In this role, you'll create and lead a model classroom. Through your efforts, parents will see what's possible for their child when authentic, high-quality Montessori is alive and well in the prepared environment. You will be provided with a full set of high-quality materials from leading manufacturers, along with a classroom budget to make your classroom unique.

Straight out of training? We have an amazing team of AMI-trained Montessori Mentors who will be available to lead professional development, provide feedback, and help develop your skills even further.

Want to learn more about us?

At Guidepost Montessori, we are a team of educators, first and foremost. Even our founder and CEO is Montessori trained, and started his career in the classroom! We've now expanded to become a network of Montessori schools, dedicated to fundamentally changing the face of education in the United States by growing the Montessori movement. From the top-down, we believe in what we do – and we want to invite you to join our community of educators, passionate about spreading high-fidelity Montessori!

Want to get an idea of what it would be like to work at Guidepost Montessori? Click on these links to see a video and pictures of our classrooms, or read what our teachers have to say on Glassdoor!

We'd love to talk to you if you:

  • Obtained a Montessori diploma

  • Earned a Bachelor's Degree (any subject)

  • Have experience with the appropriate age group

  • Help a child by giving them the tools to be successful independently

  • Are open to guiding your colleagues, and be guided by them in turn

  • Are eager to partner with parents on their child's journey

  • Take pride in your work

  • Are friendly with error

  • Get energized and inspired by working with children!

We Offer:

  • Ongoing professional development

  • A network of supportive peers and mentors who regularly share best practices

  • Career growth and promotion opportunities

  • A competitive salary

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance

  • Paid time off and paid holidays

  • 75% tuition discount for two children at any school in our network (we serve children 3 months through 12th grade)

  • The opportunity to contribute to a high-quality Montessori program that serves the individual needs of each child

If this sounds like you, please apply at: https://guidepostmontessori.com/magnificent-mile/careers


Lead teacher, seattle, wa

SEPTEMBER 24, 2019

Wedgewood Montessori, a well-established, community-oriented Montessori Preschool is seeking a credentialed Montessori Teacher.

Montessori Lead would be responsible for:

  • Maintaining & enriching the environment incorporating the schools tradition and culture

  • Presenting Montessori lessons

  • Creating & maintaining individual lesson plans and lesson records

  • Preparing contributions for Parent Nights & monthly newsletters

  • Preparing academic evaluations for conferences & parent meetings

  • Circle Lessons & Large group lesson planning

  • Following school theme calendar and planning and implementing theme related projects

  • Participating in conferences & meetings with parents

  • Documenting children’s work with photo application on class ipad (training provided

Applicant Should demonstrate:

  • Montessori Certification

  • Have or willing to complete background check right away: STARS, TB Test, MMR vaccine, First Aid, & Food Handler's Permit as soon as possible

Special Consideration will be given to candidates who can demonstrate:

  • Art, music, or theatre experience.

Supports & Benefits:

  • Weekly planning time

  • Program supervisor for curricular support

  • Sick leave & holidays as well as & paid vacation after one year’s employment

  • Warm and engaged school community

  • Small school with room for advancement

  • Salary starting at $20 hr + for related education & experience

  • Health Insurance co-pay up to $200 month after 90 days

Send Cover Letter and Resume to wedgwoodmontessori@gmail.com.


English Speaking Primary Guide, oakland, ca

SEPTEMBER 24, 2019

Founded in 1992, The Renaissance International School is located in Oakland, the eastern side of the San Francisco Bay, adjacent to Berkeley, and top cultural attractions. TRIS enjoys a wonderful park setting, a strong, highly credentialed faculty, and enthusiastic and supportive parent community, and solid administrative leadership. Our school enrolls 170 students from Pre-Primary through Junior High. We pride ourselves in our extensive Music, Art and Language programs. We offer either French or Spanish immersion classrooms at the Primary level, and trilingual immersion at the Elementary & Junior High level.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic English-speaking AMI certified teacher at the primary level to start as soon as possible. We are looking for someone who has a passion for Montessori, a commitment to excellence, and who desires to become part of a vibrant and strong community for long-term teaching and growth.

If you feel that you would be an asset to our school, please send us your resume and cover letter to reneeh@therenaissanceschool.org. Salary commensurate with experience and education, benefits offered.


Lead Children's House Guide, voorhees township, nj

SEPTEMBER 24, 2019

Guidepost Montessori is hiring! Are you a passionate, Montessori trained teacher? Do you want to be part of a team of people working to grow the Montessori movement? Join our team and lead your very own Children's House classroom!

We are opening a brand new school in Voorhees Township, New Jersey and we are looking for Montessori trained teachers to join our founding team for January 2020!

In this role, you'll create and lead a model classroom. Through your efforts, parents will see what's possible for their child when authentic, high-quality Montessori is alive and well in the prepared environment. You will be provided with a full set of high-quality materials from leading manufacturers, along with a classroom budget to make your classroom unique.

Straight out of training? We have an amazing team of AMI-trained Montessori Mentors who will be available to lead professional development, provide feedback, and help develop your skills even further.

We offer competitive salaries, health, dental and vision insurance, as well as a generous tuition discount. We also provide immigration assistance and visa sponsorship to guides coming to us from other countries.

Want to learn more about us?

At Guidepost Montessori, we are a team of educators, first and foremost. Even our founder and CEO is AMI trained, and started his career in the classroom! We've now expanded to become a network of Montessori schools, dedicated to fundamentally changing the face of education in the United States by growing the Montessori movement. From the top-down, we believe in what we do – and we want to invite you to join our community of educators, passionate about spreading high-fidelity Montessori!

We'd love to talk to you if you:

  • Obtained a Montessori diploma

  • Earned a Bachelor's Degree (9 units of Early Childhood Education required)

  • Have experience with the appropriate age group

  • Help a child by giving them the tools to be successful independently

  • Are open to guiding your colleagues, and be guided by them in turn

  • Are eager to partner with parents on their child's journey

  • Take pride in your work

  • Are friendly with error

  • Believe in the quote, "A goal without a plan is just a wish,"

  • Get energized and inspired by working with children!

What we offer:

  • Ongoing professional development

  • A network of supportive peers and mentors who regularly share best practices

  • Career growth and promotion opportunities

  • A competitive salary

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance

  • Paid time off and paid holidays

  • 75% tuition discount for two children at any school in our network (we serve children 3 months through 12th grade)

  • The opportunity to contribute to a high-quality Montessori program that serves the individual needs of each child

If this sounds like you, complete the application below!

https://guidepostmontessori.com/laurel-oak/careers#career-openings


Upper Elementary Head Teacher, concord, ca

SEPTEMBER 24, 2019

Since 1973, the Concordia School in Concord, CA (east of San Francisco) has been a warm, welcoming community for children ages 2-12. We are a small school with a big heart, and many of us have worked here for 25+ years. Our Upper Elementary Head Teacher is retiring in June 2020, and we are looking for the next wonderful person to take her place. There are typically 18-22 students in the class with a full-time assistant. A "shadowing" postion is available now, with full responsibility for the classroom in August 2020.

Ideally, you would have an AMI or AMS 6-12 credential (or 6-9 with willingness to complete the 9-12 training) , some experience with this age group, and a passion for working with children.

For more information, please contact Kathryn Linzey, Head of School, at 2learn@concordiaschool.com


Outdoor Teacher, san mateo, ca

SEPTEMBER 24, 2019

Centennial Montessori is hiring!

Are you passionate about working with and having an impact on children? Do you love the natural world and want to share your passion? Are you especially excited to share your experience guiding outdoor play, work & discovery in a small school setting?

We are a Montessori school serving children 18 months to 12 years old and are looking for a teacher for our established primary (3-6 years old) outdoor classroom. Candidate should have a positive outlook on life, love for the natural world, genuine respect for and experience with children, a minimum of 12 ECE credits, and knowledge and/or openness to the Montessori or progressive education. We consider our outdoor classroom a classroom equal in importance to our indoor ones. As such, the prospective teacher would be responsible for 8-12 children at a time in the outdoor classroom, willing to be consistent in approach with our philosophy and established guidelines for the outdoor classroom, but also flexible and dynamic enough to innovate and improve the classroom to truly make it her/his own and share new outdoor experiences with the children.

The candidate for this position would be a team player; excited to be part of a community of adults working together to create a special place for children. The position can be part-time or, for the right candidate, full time. Minimum required hours are mornings 8-1 Monday through Friday. The position comes with a 401K participation, sick leave, and professional development opportunities. Full-time positions also include health and dental benefits.

Please go to our website to find out more about us: www.centennialmontessori.org. If interested, please send your resume and a cover letter including your interest and experience with the outdoor environment to office@centennialmontessori.org.


Lead Toddler Guide, Mill valley, ca

SEPTEMBER 24, 2019

Guidepost Montessori is now hiring Montessori-trained teachers at the toddler level to join our founding team now!

Are you a passionate, Montessori-trained teacher? Do you want to be part of a team of people working to grow the Montessori movement? Join our team and lead your very own classroom!

Through your efforts, parents will see what's possible for their child when authentic, high-quality Montessori is alive and well in the prepared environment. You will be provided with a full set of high-quality materials from leading manufacturers, along with a classroom budget to make your classroom unique.

Want to learn more about us?

At Guidepost Montessori, we are a team of educators, first and foremost. Even our founder and CEO is AMI trained, and started his career in the classroom! We've now expanded to become a network of Montessori schools, dedicated to fundamentally changing the face of education in the United States by growing the Montessori movement. From the top-down, we believe in what we do – and we want to invite you to join our community of educators, passionate about spreading high-fidelity Montessori!

We'd love to talk to you if you:

  • Obtained a Montessori diploma

  • Earned a Bachelor's Degree (any subject)

  • Have experience with the appropriate age group in a group setting, such as, daycare, aftercare or nursery

  • Help a child by giving them the tools to be successful independently

  • Are open to guiding your colleagues, and be guided by them in turn

  • Are eager to partner with parents on their child's journey

  • Take pride in your work

  • Are friendly with error

  • Get energized and inspired by working with children!

What we offer:

  • Ongoing professional development

  • A network of supportive peers and mentors who regularly share best practices

  • Career growth and promotion opportunities

  • A competitive salary

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance

  • Paid time off and paid holidays

  • 75% tuition discount for two children at any school in our network (we serve children 3 months through 12th grade)

  • The opportunity to contribute to a high-quality Montessori program that serves the individual needs of each child

If this sounds like you, complete the application below!

https://guidepostmontessori.com/mill-valley/careers#career-openings

We are also hiring at many of our other schools across the US! Follow the link below to learn more!

https://guidepostmontessori.com/careers#careers-list


Lead Outdoor Environment/ After school Educator, Juneau, AK

SEPTEMBER 23, 2019

Juneau Montessori School is seeking a Lead Outdoor Environment/ After School Educator to facilitate outdoor programming as well as to serve as acting administrator for our school during our after school hours, between 4:00 PM and 5:30 PM.

The candidate must be able to qualify as a Child Care Associate with the State of Alaska by being at least 21 years of age and having at least 12 semester hours of college credit in early childhood development, child development, child psychology, or the equivalent, a current Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, or a Montessori Certificate.

The ideal candidate will have an understanding of Montessori philosophy and the value of unstructured play as well as experience in facilitating child-directed outdoor and indoor learning experiences.

JMS, Alaska's only AMI recognized school, is a year-round program and has been providing authentic Montessori education to our community for over thirty years. We are a small non-profit housed in a beautiful historic building in scenic Douglas, Alaska (a small island community neighboring Alaska’s capital city, Juneau, accessible by a short drive via bridge/ road.)

JMS has been working on the improvement of our outdoor learning environment and needs a dedicated individual to maintain and develop this space. This space includes natural play elements, a traditional play structure, a high tunnel, raised beds and perennial plantings. The students and staff at JMS use the space daily for learning and play. As part of this position, the educator will be facilitating free play and child-driven projects during the daily outdoor time and in the JMS after-school program.

This is a 30 hour per week position with hours between 11:30 AM and 5:30 PM.

Pay is $15 to $18 per hour (DOE)

To apply, please visit our website at http://www.juneaumontessorischool.org/employment or contact jms@juneaumontessori.org.


Toddler Aftercare Guide, Portland, OR

SEPTEMBER 23, 2019

Childpeace Montessori School is seeking a Toddler Aftercare Guide (any Montessori teacher training welcome) to join us as soon as possible. This is a 25 hour per week position with full benefits, working Monday through Friday, 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The wage range for this position begins at $20.00 per hour.

The Aftercare Guide is supported by an assistant and offers a healthy, engaging, loving environment for eight toddlers. The Guide organizes the children’s environment according to AMI standards, and encourages independence, concentration, and positive social skills. The ideal candidate has Assistance to Infancy (A-I) training, experience working with young children, strong communication and collaboration skills, and a joyful spirit. Applicants must be enrolled in the Oregon Office of Child Care (OCC) Central Background Registry (CBR) upon hire.

Childpeace supports our staff with a competitive salary structure and benefits package, including medical and dental insurance, over 25 paid days off per year, and professional development funds. We are a program rooted in AMI standards, beautiful and well-equipped classroom environments, strong administrative support, and an engaged, hard-working community of Montessori professionals. Childpeace is located in urban NW Portland and is easily accessed by bike and public transportation.

Interested applicants are invited to send a cover letter describing where you are in your life’s work and why you are interested in this position, your resume, and two employment contacts (phone/email) to humanresources@childpeace.org. No phone calls please.

Childpeace Montessori School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, physical or mental ability, or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws in the admission of otherwise qualified students or in the administration of its educational policies or programs, hiring, or employment practices.


Executive Director, Juneau, AK

SEPTEMBER 23, 2019

Juneau Montessori School, is seeking an Executive Director to start in the fall of the 2019-2020 academic year. We are looking for an organized, compassionate and enthusiastic leader to join our staff.

JMS, Alaska's only AMI recognized school, is a year-round program and has been providing authentic Montessori education to our community for over thirty years. We are a small non-profit housed in a beautiful historic building in scenic Douglas, Alaska (a small island community neighboring Alaska’s capital city, Juneau, accessible by a short drive via bridge/ road.)

The successful candidate will hold a MACTE accredited Montessori credential or be willing to pursue a Montessori credential upon hire. The candidate must also be able to meet qualifications set forth by the State of Alaska for a Child Care Program Administrator. School, non-profit or staff management experience is desired.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential to this position, as is an ability to work collaboratively with our board of directors and lead teachers to support and strengthen our school community.

This position is open until filled. Previous applicants are still under consideration.

To apply, please visit our website at http://www.juneaumontessorischool.org/employment or contact jms@juneaumontessori.org.


Children's House Classroom Assistant, fort bragg, ca

SEPTEMBER 19, 2019

Montessori Del Mar anticipates the following opening for January 2020: Children's House Classroom Assistant

This is an opportunity for aspiring educators to work with experienced Montessori teachers and serve students and families that are engaged in the school community and committed to the Montessori philosophy. Classroom assistants work with 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 classrooms. We have a full-time (starts January 2020) and part-time (immediate opening) assistant position available.

Effective classroom assistants:

  • Supports the teacher

  • Prepares and maintains the environment

  • Observe student behaviors and assist in record keeping of observations

  • Models grace and courtesy

  • Helps to prepare materials for lessons

  • Assists in the development of independence in the children

  • Attend open houses and teacher in-service as directed

  • Carry out all specific procedures and responsibilities as outlined by the MdMCS Employee Handbook

Classroom assistants work with 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 classrooms.

A qualified classroom assistant candidate has:

  • A High School Diploma

  • 12 or more credits in early childhood/child development

  • An affinity for and/or experience working with children

  • A willingness to learn about Montessori philosophy, take direction and take responsibility for designated tasks

  • Developed organizational and communication skills

Bilingual English/Spanish-speaking candidates are welcome

Please email brief bio and resume to Chloe Reed, Executive Director, at chloedirector@montessoridelmar.org.

Non-discrimination Policy: Montessori del Mar Community School does not discriminate in employment or in the admission or expulsion of a child on the basis of the employee’s or student's gender, national origin, ancestry, primary language, race, religion, class, handicap or disability or family marital status, religious beliefs, sexual preference, political persuasion.


Children's House Head Teacher/Site Supervisor, fort bragg, ca

SEPTEMBER 19, 2019

Montessori del Mar Community School & Children’s House is hiring!

Montessori Del Mar is a Montessori preschool & elementary program on the beautiful North coast of California, located in a rural community on the Pacific Ocean and surrounded by Redwoods. Montessori Del Mar has a ten year history in our community and a reputation as an inclusive and friendly learning community. Our staff enjoys a full array of Montessori materials, collaborative leadership, a supportive Board of Directors, and competitive salaries.

We anticipate the following opening for January 2020:

Children’s House Head Teacher/Site Supervisor (Full-time)

The Children’s House of MDMCS is a Montessori preschool-primary program serving ages 3 and 4. It is a part of the Montessori del Mar Community School, an elementary school serving ages 4-12 years, and is overseen by the Executive Director of MdMCS. We are the only Montessori school and preschool program on the Coast! Our school is known for its nurturing, inclusive, and well thought out learning environment and thriving and engaged parent community. With the opening of our children’s house, MDMCS continues to expand while keeping central the success and Montessori experience of every child.

We expect the following from The Children’s House Head Teacher:

  • Design, lead, and maintain a primary Montessori classroom

  • Implement Montessori lessons through careful observation and planning

  • Guide students through the routines, expectations and materials of the prepared learning environment

  • Communicate professionally and effectively with the MdMCS community

  • Take initiative and be creative in program design and success

  • Attend open houses and teacher in-service as directed

  • Abide by the MdMCS Mission, Vision, and Values Statement

  • Carry out all specific procedures and tasks as outlined by the MdMCS Employee Handbook

Qualifications:

  • Primary (3-6) Montessori certification

  • Bachelor’s degree in early childhood or elementary education or similar

  • 15 units in early childhood/child development

  • 3 units in staff relations/administration

  • 2 plus years experience in Primary classroom

  • CPR certified

Salary is dependent on experience. Monthly health benefits compensation offered in addition to salary. Potential for group health plan enrollment. Supportive and effective administrative support in all areas: enrollment, tuition, budget maintenance, promotions, compliance, parent communication, etc. Our administrative team will handle all the administrative tasks so you can focus on the children!

Please email brief bio and resume to Chloe Reed, Executive Director, at chloedirector@montessoridelmar.org.

Non-discrimination Policy: Montessori del Mar Community School does not discriminate in employment or in the admission or expulsion of a child on the basis of the employee’s or student's gender, national origin, ancestry, primary language, race, religion, class, handicap or disability or family marital status, religious beliefs, sexual preference, political persuasion.


Children's House Guide, maple grove, mn

SEPTEMBER 19, 2019

Radiant Montessori School is hiring a lead teacher!

This position requires a thorough knowledge of Montessori presentations to children in the 3-6 year old age group. Center Director will provide initial guidance and short-term on the job training to recent graduates. The candidate must be a leader, who can guide the assistant teacher and the teacher aide, assign the duties appropriately and has the initiative to do EVERYTHING needed to INDEPENDENTLY maintain his/her classroom.

Radiant Montessori has expanded and moved to a brand new facility with additional classrooms. We emphasize more on academics; hence our motto: “Let’s talk education. Not just daycare.” Radiant Montessori encourages international students who have an excellent command of English to apply. Radiant will consider sponsoring the right candidate’s work visa (H-1B) if needed.

Compensation will depend on education and experience. The position will include Health Insurance (60% employer paid), and Dental Insurance (100% Employer paid), paid holidays and Paid Time Off after 90 days.

In addition to the Montessori qualifications, the following qualities are ESSENTIAL:

  • Hard working and result oriented.

  • Be optimistic about the work duties and challenges of guiding children to utilize their maximum potential.

  • Make new Montessori materials when necessary.

  • Takes pride in his/her work and the classroom.

  • Ability to work in a diverse work environment (both with parents and co-workers).

  • Maintain children’s records and progress on a web based record keeping tool in a way that is communicated to the parents in a meaningful manner.

  • Be dependable and punctual, and must be able to attend work regularly.

If you are interested in discussing this position, please e-mail your resume with a cover letter to admin@radiant-montessori.com


Primary Lead Guide, salem, or

SEPTEMBER 16, 2019

Little Friends Montessori is looking for a primary Lead Guide, ages 3-6, to join our Little Friends family in downtown Salem, OR. We follow the AMS philosophy, but we are open to all Montessori credentials. Finding the right person who will provide the right fit and be an amazing Guide is our priority. The ideal candidate will possess strong communication and problem solving skills. She/he would also demonstrate a passion for young children, not only their education, but opening minds and helping to create strong citizens.

We offer a competitive salary and we support professional development.

Please email your resume and cover letter to Salemlfm@hotmail.com.


Substitute Specialists, portland, or

SEPTEMBER 16, 2019

Childpeace Montessori School is seeking two Substitute Specialists to work 30-40 hours per week in our Toddler Community, Children’s House (primary), and Elementary programs. These are newly created positions. Substitute Specialists will be strategically placed in our classrooms alongside regular staff members on a daily basis to provide staffing for sick calls, planned leaves, weekly meetings, and event childcare, etc.

Our ideal candidates are Montessori-trained and experienced at the A-I and/or Primary levels. We will consider applicants with either Montessori training or extensive experience working with young children in a certified childcare setting. The wage range for a Montessori-trained and experienced substitute is $19.00 to $24.00 per hour. For applicants without Montessori training and experience, but with extensive experience working with children the wage begins at $16.00 per hour.

Our ideal Substitute Specialist follows Montessori best practices while working joyfully and collaboratively in a professional Montessori community. Warmth and professionalism in daily interactions with children and their families are essential.

Both positions are hourly, non-exempt, and benefit eligible (medical, dental, vision insurance, discounted annual TriMet pass, paid spring and winter breaks, and professional development funds).

Requirements upon hire:

  • At least 18 years of age

  • Current enrollment in the Oregon Office of Child Care (OCC) Central Background Registry (CBR)

Within 30 days must obtain:

  • Pediatric CPR/First Aid Certificate

  • Food Handler Certification

  • Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect (RRCAN)

  • Introduction to Child Care Health and Safety (ICCHS)

Applicants are invited to send a cover letter describing why you are interested in this position, resume, and contact information for two employment references. Documented experience working with children and excellent references are required. Please enter “Substitute Specialist” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls please.

Childpeace Montessori School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, physical or mental ability, or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws in the admission of otherwise qualified students or in the administration of its educational policies or programs, hiring, or employment practices.


0-3 Guide for Spanish English Bilingual School, portland, or

SEPTEMBER 16, 2019

Manos Unidas Montessori in SE Portland is seeking an organized, motivated, self-starter to oversee Nido and Infant Casa programs. Spanish speakers especially encouraged to apply.

Send Cover Letter and Resume to manosunidasmontessori@gmail.com to apply.


TEACHER’S ASSISTANT, ALBANY, OR

SEPTEMBER 12, 2019

Sundborn Children’s House is a 25-year-old primary school with AMI-trained guides that serves the mid-Willamette Valley. Over 50 students from diverse backgrounds thrive in a culture of respect, growth and stewardship on our home-like campus. Albany is a bedroom community for Corvallis, home of Oregon State University; it is 70 miles south of Portland.

This is an opportunity to work in a beautiful, established school, with other supportive staff and master teachers. Applications are now open for this primary (3 to 6-year-olds) Montessori Teacher's Assistant position.

The successful applicant will speak English and assist in the environment for 3-6-year-old children, in this weekday, hourly position. Spanish is desired but not required. Workdays are similar to those of an academic school year calendar; it is part-time.

If you are interested, please submit your letter of interest and resume to Director karen@sundborn.org. For more information about our school, please visit our website at www.sundborn.org.

We look forward to hearing from you!


MONTESSORI HELPER IN AFTER-SCHOOL/HOME, PORTLAND, OR

SEPTEMBER 12, 2019

We are looking for a loving, dependable parents’ helper who will nurture independence in our daughter with a calm presence. Our child is going to Montessori of Beaverton (MSB) starting this Fall and this is a great opportunity for our child to apply Montessori principles in a home environment to support her physical, social, and emotional growth.

This 40-hour/week job will be scheduled as two full days (8am-5:30pm/6:00pm) and three half days (11:30am-5:30pm/6:00pm). The days of the week that will be full vs. half will vary a bit depending on school schedules (no school days), sick days, and the family’s schedule. On the full days, this helper will take the child to MSB and then assist with general household chores, laundry and errands. Then, this helper will pick the child up at 11:30am to have lunch, nap, and playtime. The primary duties for the helper would be to pick up our daughter from MSB, prepare meals or snacks, do laundry for our daughter, reading together, and oversee care during free-play and napping.

We are warm, and friendly professional couple, raising our child in a bi-cultural environment. Korean is our child’s primary language, and it is the language we generally speak at home; but our child has been also exposed to speak in English-speaking environment while she’s been attending a pre-school for about 6 months. Our home is located about 10 minutes away from MSB. We are looking for at least 1 year commitment.

Pay is $18/hour. 

Requirements:

  • Experience caring for children aged 3-6 years

  • Valid Driver license and a car to use for transportation 

  • Background check clearance and up-to-date immunizations

  • Applicant must be age 18 years and older

Preferred:

  • AMI PRIMARY SCHOOL diploma

  • Bachelor’s degree 

  • CPR & First Aid certified

Interested candidates please send a resume and/or cover letter at leefamilygood16@gmail.com for further discussion.


MONTESSORI SCHOOL FOR SALE, BOISE, ID

SEPTEMBER 4, 2019

Established (running for 19 yrs) Primary Montessori school for sale in beautiful Boise, Idaho.

Owner is retiring. School is fully staffed and ready for someone to take over, or it could be a great business investment for a Montessori teacher wanting their own classroom/school.

Interested parties should contact Monica Street at: fivemilemontessori@gmail.com.


LONG-TERM AMI PRIMARY Substitute GUIDE, White Salmon, WA

September 4, 2019

Little Oak Montessori School in White Salmon, Washington seeks an AMI-trained primary guide to cover a maternity leave beginning October 2019 through the end of the school year for a high functioning normalized classroom.

Ideal candidates will have AMI certification at the primary level and a Bachelor’s degree. Preferred candidates will have a Washington State teaching certificate (or eligibility to obtain certification in a timely manner) and a Master’s Degree. Both recent graduates and experienced Montessori educators are encouraged to apply.

Little Oak provides fully implemented AMI Montessori education for children ages 2 ½ through 12 years of age. We seek an organized, warm, flexible guide who can effectively implement strong systems to support the Montessori learning environment.

The ideal candidate will possess the ability to understand and work with a range of learning styles. They will be able to communicate effectively and professionally with parents, students, and staff. Professionalism, a positive attitude, and sensitivity to confidentiality are essential characteristics for the ideal candidate.

Join our dedicated staff and vibrant community in the Columbia River Gorge. Located ten minutes from Hood River, Oregon and one hour from Portland, Oregon, the Gorge is known for world-class outdoor recreation and majestic Pacific Northwest beauty.

Salary is commensurate with credentials and experience and competitive with independent schools in the area.

We offer: competitive salaries, professional development stipend, 401k retirement, paid holidays, annual PTO.

We appreciate: warmth, patience, creativity, collaboration, humor, and most important passion for working with children.

Assistance with housing and relocation available.

Little Oak Montessori is an incorporated non-profit 501(c)3 and equal opportunity employer.

Please email cover letter and resume to: LOMSsearchcommittee@gmail.com