Job Board

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.

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Nap room GUIDE ~ West Linn, oregon, USA


SunGarden Montessori is currently seeking someone to oversee our Siesta program from 11:30-3:30, Monday through Friday. Additional hours may be available. This position involves working with our young primary children who are in need of a nap and benefit from a relaxed home-like environment in the afternoons. At least one year previous classroom experience required, Montessori experience and training preferred. Must meet Office of Child Care qualifications for Teacher.

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.

Since its inception in 1980, SunGarden has been dedicated to upholding and implementing the pedagogy of Dr. Maria Montessori, and prioritizes supporting the unique learning needs of every child through purposefully-guided learning experiences.

SunGarden has two Children’s House 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 Yvette Cushman-Baton at

Upper elementary lead Guide ~ Corte madre, california, USA


Marin Montessori School, located in Corte Madera, California, seeks a full-time AMI-trained lead guide for our Upper Elementary program for the 2015/2016 school year. The school serves 270 students from toddler through Junior High, and has just celebrated our 50th anniversary. This position is an exciting opportunity to work with a team of faculty dedicated to authentic Montessori pedagogy within a mature program.

The ideal candidate will have:
• A committed, deep understanding and passion for authentic Montessori pedagogy and practice
• Flexibility
• A collaborative work style while maintaining an identity of his/her own
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Experience with fostering and maintaining excellent professional relationships with students, parents, faculty, and administration
• Confidence and experience in the lessons and extensions required in a 9 – 12 class

Position Requirements
• At least 3 years of teaching experience in an Upper Elementary classroom preferred
• Candidates must possess a current and valid California Drivers’ license with no points on their record. 
• Must submit to LiveScan fingerprint testing through the Department of Justice. 
• Current CPR and First Aid certification a plus.

Marin Montessori School offers a competitive salary, excellent benefit program, and beautiful surroundings. 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to:

Elementary teachers ~ BAltimore, Maryland, USA


Baltimore Montessori Public is a mission-driven school in the urban heart of Baltimore City’s Arts and Entertainment District. Founded in 2008, we serve a diverse and vibrant community of students aged 3 through 8th grade. Our school features an extensive Seed to Table program, a beautiful outdoor learning and play space, a recently rehabilitated historic building, a talented and dedicated staff, a supportive and visionary administration, a dynamic and engaged parent community, and fruitful partnerships with local universities and cultural centers. With a wait list of over 1,000 students, Baltimore Montessori Public is Baltimore City’s only public Montessori school and the charter school with the highest demand.

We are currently inviting applications for lead teachers (“guides”) for our mixed-age Elementary (6-9, 9-12) School classrooms.

The ideal candidate is a creative, energetic, and flexible lifelong learner who is committed to meeting the needs of every child in a collaborative and inclusive environment, and believes all children should have access to a high quality Montessori education. To be considered, candidates must possess Montessori certification and be eligible for or willing to work toward certification by the State of Maryland. Submit a letter of interest, resume, and three references for prompt consideration to Ms. Allison Shecter, Baltimore Montessori Public’s Founder and Director.

interim head of school ~ st. Paul, Minnesota, USA


Cathedral Hill Montessori School in St. Paul, MN seeks a committed and passionate interim administrator to lead a community of 50+ students and 12 staff members for a one-year term while Founder/Head of School takes maternity leave (Contract Period: August 17, 2015 - August 26, 2016). The Head of School is a key leader in fulfilling the mission and vision of the school and is responsible for all aspects of school operations. These include, but are not limited to, the categories of Enrollment, Education Programs, Budget and Financial Management, Personnel Management, Board Development, Fundraising, Marketing, Public Relations, and Property Management. These responsibilities should be administered in a manner that is consistent with the Montessori philosophy and within the guidelines administered by the Board of Directors.  

The ideal candidate will have a passionate commitment to Montessori education, be trained in the Montessori method, and have experience as a leader in an established school. The successful applicant will be self-motivated, possess initiative, leadership, management, and strong organizational skills. The ability to problem solve and communicate effectively with staff, parents, and children is imperative. Bachelors degree and AMI primary diploma preferred. 

For the full job description and more information about the school, visit  

To apply, please email Letter of Interest with a personal statement reflecting philosophy of school leadership, Resumé, salary requirements, and references by April 24, 2015 to the attention of: 
Laura Fritz, CHMS Board President,

elementary co-teacher ~ Eugene, oregon, USA


Far Horizons Montessori, small Montessori School in Eugene, is accepting applications for our elementary classroom for the 2015-16 school year. All types of training will be considered.The school has been thriving for 35+ years with two Primary classrooms and one Elementary classroom 6-12 years.

Please send resume via email to



The International Montessori School in Hong Kong seeks Directors/Directresses to help expand our Toddler, Casa dei Bambini and Elementary (Lower and Upper) programs. We are a committed Montessori School, and need excellent guides as we grow from our current base of 800 children between the ages of 2 to 12 years. We are seeking:

•Toddler Directors/Directresses  
•Casa dei Bambini Directors/Directresses  
•Elementary Directors/Directresses

IMS offers fully equipped classrooms, a superb teaching environment, a strongly supportive parent community, and a chance to help support the development of the unique Montessori learning opportunity in Hong Kong – Toddler through Upper Elementary at our Tin Hau, Mid-Levels, South Horizons and Stanley Campuses.

Live and work in one of the most diverse, dynamic and exciting cities in the world, where the official language is English. Attractive salary and benefits.AMI certified 0-3, 3-6 and/or 6-12 Montessori teachers with college degree preferred.

Send your details

Operated by The International Montessori Education Foundation, a registered Hong Kong Charity.

Teacher ~ portland, oregon, usa


Sunshine Center Montessori Themed Preschool is seeking a teacher. Responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to the following:
Interact With Children:
• Utilize appropriate language, interactions, and positive discipline.
• Model positive behavior.
• Assist in instructing and supervising children in classroom activities.
• Implement age appropriate activities that support the Montessori Theory.
• Continuously monitor children to ensure safety at all times, and report child abuse and neglect when necessary.

Assess Children:
• Assess children on a regular basis.
• Take pictures and maintain anecdotal notes, written observations, and other approved forms of documentation for each child.

Curriculum Preparation:
• Utilize research library, research, plan, and develop age appropriate activities for lesson plans in conjunction with the Lead Teacher.
• Assist the Lead Teacher in incorporating required activities into lesson plans that support children’s development.
• Help Lead Teacher prepare activities that support lesson plans.

Communicate With Parents:
• Maintain open communication with parents.
• Inform parents about daily classroom routine, expectations, policies, field trips, and volunteer opportunities.
• Communicate with parents about incidents that have been observed and/or recorded on site. 
• Obtain all required classroom parental signatures such as on all incident reports and field trip permission slips.

• Design and complete documentation panels for the classrooms and hallways..
• Maintain accurate and up to date portfolios.
• Maintain classroom supply lists and inventory.

• Participate in team meetings. Communicate and share ideas and concerns with Lead Teacher, Site Director
• Engage in continuing education and professional development activities such as trainings, workshops, and classes to meet required qualifications.
• Attending all staff meetings and recommended training programs and conferences.

Classroom Maintenance:
• Help to maintain a clean and organized learning environment.
• Sanitize all surfaces, equipment, and classroom toys.
• Maintain a quality room arrangement in compliance with curriculum standards.
• Routinely check classroom equipment and materials

• Supervising the classroom when the teacher is out of the room.
• Assisting the teacher in any other appropriate ways.
• Maintaining professional attitudes and loyalty to the school.
• Treating all children with dignity and respect.
• Participating in professional workshops that work for the improvement of early childhood education.
• Maintaining confidentiality about children, their families, and other employees outside the school.
• Supervising outside playground activities.
• Helping with the operations of audio/visual aids (television, etc.).
• Follow directions given by head teacher or immediate supervisor.

Education and/or Experience:
- Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from an accredited college with a minimum of one year of experience OR 2 years of college with 6 semester hours in Child Development, working to
OR 2 years work related experience.
- Minimum 45 Credits in ECE Education or Elementary Education
- At least 6 months experience working in a preschool environment.
- Experience building emergent curriculum and recording observations
- Food Handlers Card
- CPR/First Aid certification
- Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect course taken preferred.
- A genuine desire to have an impact in the life of children

Generous compensation package that includes: hourly salary between $10-$11/hr DOE, health coverage, paid sick time, reimbursement for continued educaton, 2 work shirts and reimbursement for uniform purchases and quarterly access to Adidas Employee store.

PRIMARY Guide & Assistant ~ Portland, Oregon, USA


Little Stars Montessori is seeking a certified Montessori teacher and/or assistant. Some of the exciting things that you will do as a Montessori teacher include, but are not limited to:

  • Make a difference every day! 
  • Supervise the classroom, helping the children to think creatively, to solve problems independently and respect themselves and others. 
  • Spark imagination, build self-esteem and help children discover new things each day. 
  • Guide children in self-motivated learning, helping stimulate their natural desire to learn. 
  • Be responsible for ensuring an educational, caring and safe environment for the children. 
  • Effective communication skills and strong organizational skills are essential qualities for this position, as teachers must be able to interact well with parents and management in a traditional early child care setting. 


  • First Aid/ CPR certified (Or be able to attain it within 30 days of hiring)
  • Be enrolled in the Oregon Criminal History Registry
  • Be able to work hours, M-F until 6pm
  • Be a team player and willing to assist lead teacher in a variety of classroom responsibilities.
  • Able to work with children ages 2.5-6
  • Flexible in shift hours.

If you are interested, please email your resume along with a cover letter to .

Toddler, Primary & Elementary GUIDEs ~ Fishers, indiana, USA


Community Montessori School (“CMS”) in Fishers, Indiana is accepting resumes for toddler, primary, and elementary directresses to join our exceptional team.

CMS is a non-profit, private school for children ages 18 months through 12 years. It has a dedicated staff of 15 employees and enrollment of approximately 100 students. CMS has solid financial health, excellent faculty and staff, and an authentic, comprehensive AMI Montessori curriculum. CMS offers a competitive salary and professional development opportunities. 

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume to Carrie Wisser, Head of School at 

AMI Assistants to Infancy GUIDE ~ Hamilton, ontario, canada


Lyonsgate Montessori School is looking for:

  • A.M.I. trained Assistants to Infancy guide
  • We are looking for an individual to lead our bilingual English/French “toddler classroom” ages 16 months to three years of age. 
  • 2 week vacation at Christmas and 2 week vacation at March Break
  • 12 month contract starting the last week in August 2015- last week in August 2016
  • Competitive salary 
  • Wonderful working environment
  • Administrator / owner is a Montessori child
  • Family owned and run school

The individuals applying should be flexible. The ability to speak French is an asset!

Please send cover letters and resumes as soon as possible to: Rachel

ami elementary guide ~ silver city, new mexico, usa


The Guadalupe Montessori School (GMS) is seeking an AMI trained Elementary guide for our small Montessori school in rural, southwest New Mexico. The right fit for the position will be a dynamic, independent and motivated individual who is inspired to take on a lively and rewarding 6-12 classroom. GMS serves students from 18 months to 12 years, and we have an award winning school garden which provides a beautiful outdoor environment for children to work in, as well as fresh produce for our lunches!

GMS is a 35 year old school in Silver City, a small town in wild and beautiful southwest New Mexico, close to the Gila National Forest and Aldo Leopold Wilderness. There is a vibrant arts and cultural scene, as well as access to many opportunities for outdoor recreation; hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, road and mountain biking, hot springs and the like.

The ideal candidate will have an AMI Elementary diploma, bachelor’s degree, classroom management experience, and a demonstrated passion for working with children.

The position starts in August of 2015.

Interested individuals are invited to send a resume and cover letter to, and are also welcome to call (575) 388-3343 for more information.

Lower Elementary Teacher ~ quetzaltenango, Guatemala


Mi Casita Montessori is a diverse, pioneering school located in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. Over the past four years, we have grown our AMI-led Primary classroom from 12 to 34 children and are now planning to open our lower elementary classroom in January 2016. 

We seek an AMI-certified Montessori Elementary Teacher, who is either bilingual or who has an advanced level of Spanish. We are looking for a motivated, hardworking, creative and experienced guide who is prepared to open this new class and commit to serving a minimum of 3 years at the school. Lead Teachers are responsible for leading the implementation of the instructional program and working in collaboration with their Support Teachers, the Head of School, and the school community to create a child-centered, powerful educational experience for the children at Mi Casita Montessori.

The post will begin in October 2015 in order to prepare the classroom and necessary materials ready for the class opening in January.

For more information, please visit our internet page at or contact Shirley Yancor at


Toddler guide ~ cumming, georgia, USA


Stepping Stone Montessori School is looking for a full-time teacher for its new Toddler classroom opening very soon. The candidate must be passionate, caring, multi-tasker and Montessori Trained/Experienced. The environment is beautiful, staff amazing and there is a strong support system to help you grow.

Interested candidates please email us your cover letter and resume.

Upper Elementary AMI teacher ~ San rafael, california, USA


Montessori de Terra Linda, established in 1970 and located in beautiful Marin County, CA is currently accepting resumes for an AMI Elementary trained guide to join our staff of dedicated and outstanding teachers for the 2015-16 school year. Ideal candidates will have at least 3 years successfully leading an upper elementary class in an authentic AMI Montessori school. Strength and mastery of the Montessori math and science lessons and extension work is a must. Candidates must also have…
• Willingness to co-teach as enrollment builds towards two classrooms (est. 1-3 years);
• Sincere joy and passion for Montessori, children and teaching; 
• Confidence in ability to build bridges of trust and partnership with parents and students;
• High levels of social and emotional intelligence;
• Clear, strong and effective communication skills;
• Equal ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.

MdTL serves 160 students from 2 years of age to 12. We are a private, independent, non-profit, AMI-recognized school with a committed, long-term staff who are passionate about our community and Montessori education. Our Head of School works closely with AMI trained faculty, our staff and our Board of Trustees and parent body to attain the highest ideals and principles of Montessori education. 

Please direct resumes, letters of recommendation and questions to Jaye Flynn, Head of School. MdTL will consider any individual legally authorized to work in the U.S., but will not sponsor the employment-based visa of an applicant.

We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, generous professional development and attendance at the yearly refresher course along with many other opportunities for professional and personal development.

Start Date: July 2015 or earlier depending upon availability.

Candidates must have his/her Upper Elementary Montessori Certification. Prior experience in a Montessori 9-12 classroom environment is essential.

Our benefits package includes medical, dental, and life insurance, paid vacation and sick days. Salary will be commensurate with training and experience.

Jaye Flynn, Head of School
Phone: 415-479-7373
Fax: 415-479-5394

LEad Toddler & Primary Teachers ~ Tuscon, Arizona, USA


Almita Montessori is a small, but quickly growing Montessori school dedicated to serving low-income families, building community, and working together to provide a genuine Montessori learning environment. We are looking for people that are passionate about Montessori philosophy, have good classroom management skills and are flexible and willing to work as part of a team in cooperation with the director. 

Montessori Teacher with 0-3 or 3-6 credentials required. Ideal candidates are nurturing, confident, compassionate and enthusiastic. 
Interested candidates should submit resume and letter of interest to Alma Fox:

We are looking to fill the position by May 30th. Position start date is August 10th.

Principal, Upper elementary & Primary guides ~ Washington, dc, USA


Shining Stars Montessori Academy PCS (SSMA) is a dynamic and progressive, tuition-free public charter school in DC for PreK3-6th grade aged children. SSMA is currently hiring for positions for the 2015-16 school year such as: Principal, Upper Elementary and Primary Guides, and much more. For a complete list of openings and to learn more about our school, visit our website at and click on the 'Careers' tab and follow the directions.

LEAD guides & Assistants ~ austin, texas, USA


The Khabele School, a non-profit private school, is currently accepting resumes for all teaching positions at our lower campuses for the 2015-16 school year, including Early Childhood and Elementary. Individuals with Montessori certification are strongly encouraged to apply, especially those with Lower or Upper Elementary certification. These classes will be taught at our lower school campuses located in South Austin. Our teachers are amazing, passionate, and empathetic individuals who have a real desire and dedication for teaching. This is an exciting opportunity to become a part of a growing community that takes a holistic approach to education by blending traditional Montessori teaching methods with Peace education and Environmental (green) curriculum.

- About Khabele -
Founded in 2001, the Khabele School is an independent, coeducational day school. Our Brodie & Primavera campuses are located in South Austin and integrate traditional, progressive, and 21st century practices and methodologies. We are dedicated to a climate that honors the learning styles, temperaments, and multiple intelligences of all children. The Khabele School provides exceptional academics as well as a well-rounded educational experience, including the study of the arts, music, foreign language, and physical education.

Across our entire school, we purposely nurture the community's contextual elements. These elements include school culture and teacher authenticity, as well as individual contextual elements like character, mental models, and self-concepts. We take care of the spirit and heart of each child by providing preeminent character development, conflict resolution, and mindfulness curricula.

Incorporated into our philosophy is a commitment to the further development of Peace Education. We desire to create a school community supportive of the family that models health, mutual respect, creativity, cooperation and diversity: a multi-dimensional approach toward the Science of Peace. We are clear that our children are our most precious resource in creating a peaceful and productive future. Our goal is to empower every child's creative and joyous spirit and guide them toward a lasting love of learning and a true experience as an active member of a supportive community.

Job Duties:
~ Work with 13 - 25 children in a classroom setting with a lead or co-guide.
~ Support the children through their classroom experience.
~ Develop and maintain an environment that meets the sensitive period/plane of development of the children he/she works with.
~ Research and create instruction that supports the development of the cognitive, emotional, social, physical and spiritual growth of the child.
~ Maintain communication that supports an understanding of the school's program, develops positive relationships with the school community, and protects the privacy and confidentiality of each student and family in the school community.
~ Actively be involved in ongoing self-assessment and refinement of practice in the classroom as well as collaborative professional growth.
~ Maintain an on-going dialogue with the learning specialist to coordinate curriculum integration and implementation.
~ Establish a positive relationship with parents of the community and maintain regular communication with regard to their child's specific needs, as well as helping to develop an understanding of the Montessori curriculum.
~Assist in the development of and participate in school functions, including Open Houses, Parent Orientations, campus fundraisers, Back-to-School potluck, etc.
~ Participate in a regular evaluation process including classroom observations, feedback conferences, and an annual self-evaluation toward goals set by the teacher and/or in conjunction with the Division Head.

Job Requirements:
~ Montessori certification in Primary, Lower or Upper Elementary, preferred
~ Bachelor's Degree in Education or a related field, preferred
~ 3 - 5 years of teaching experience, preferred 
~ Enjoy working with children and their families
~ Is a team player
~ Is a creative individual
~ Has a commitment to personal and professional development
~ Has the ability to maintain calm and focus
~ Operates with a high level of integrity and organization

This is a salaried position offering medical and 401(k) benefits, paid holidays, paid time off to be used throughout the school year, on-going professional support and continuing education opportunities, and a unique working environment where you are able to share and receive ongoing feedback.

As a 501(c)3 non-profit school, all applicants are subject to a background check prior to being hired.

To apply for this position, please email the following to
1. Cover Letter
2. Resume
3. Proof of Montessori Certification 
4. Teaching Philosophy

Lead teacher - Early childhood & toddler ~ sugar land, texas, USA

POSTED ON april 6, 2015

Sugar Mill Montessori School has proudly served the Sugar Land area for over 21 years. SMMS recently expanded to the Richmond/Katy area - Meadow Montessori School. Both schools are looking for a Montessori certified and experienced lead teachers (Early Childhood and Toddler).

Primary Responsibilities:
• Plans and implements an educational program based on the individual. Makes materials when needed.
• Maintains Montessori materials and keeps shelves clean and orderly.
• Provides effective, innovative instruction with Montessori materials
• Oversees learning of all children in the classroom, while partnering with the Assistant Teacher in supporting the needs of all learners. 
• Plans and records individual progress for each child
• Keeps accurate and daily attendance of each student.
• Implements classroom schedule – work time, line time, outdoor time, snacks, lunch and special activities
• Uses positive guidance techniques 
• Prepares environment for children to be successful learners
• Has strong understanding of Texas Minimum Standards

If interested, please email resume and cover letter to

upper elementary guide ~ Eugene, oregon, USA

POSTED ON April 6, 2015

Ridgeline Montessori Public Charter School, in beautiful Eugene, Oregon, seeks an experienced Montessori lead teacher for one of its three upper elementary classrooms. Ridgeline is a vibrant, well-established public charter program, which opened in the fall of 2000. During the 2015-2016 school year, we will be serving approximately 250 K-8 students in eight classrooms. Come join a collaborative group of educators who are dedicated to supporting the students, their families and each other. Salaries start at $31,705-$38,000 + benefits. The position starts in August 2015.  

Please visit to learn more. To apply, send resume, letter, and three references to



We are a family in SW Portland and are looking for an afternoon nanny Monday through Friday 2:00 - 5:00 or 6:00, depending on the day, who can help with school pick-up, snack, homework, and transportation to some activities near our home. We are offering $15 per hour but it is negotiable depending on the experience of the applicant. We have a car that can be used to transport the kids to and from our home. Our kids were in a Montessori school from age 2 until 5 and then moved into a focus option elementary school in SW Portland. We were fortunate to have one of their Montessori teachers join us as their afternoon nanny but she needs to return to full-time work. We need someone to help us finish out this school year and start as soon as possible. We will also be interested in discussing a continuation of the engagement the next school year and also some full and half summer days depending on the schedule of the candidate. We have some flexibility in the afternoon schedule as we have a set of grandparents in town who can assist so please do not let the Monday - Friday schedule prevent you from contacting us. You can respond to Lycia:

NANNY~ Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA


Private home looking for an experienced Montessori Nanny/Teacher for ages 0 – and up to start as soon as possible for newborn twin girls. This person should be an energetic and prepared professional who is excited and stimulated by the infant and toddler child. We are located in the Venice of North America – Fort Lauderdale, Florida. We offer a competitive salary with benefits. Respond to: Amanda Levene Tel: +1-954-772-7380, Email resume, current photo and cover letter to:

Primary Guide ~ IRVINg, Texas, USA


Saint Francis Montessori in Irving, TX seeks an AMI Primary guide who has a pioneer spirit and openness to the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. We are a small program with one Primary Casa, one Elementary Casa, and a strong sense of familial community. We are a community intent on serving the Culture of Life through dedication to the true spirit of Maria Montessori's work. Position begins 8/1.

elementary lead guides & junior teachers ~ irvine, california, USA


LePort Schools has a small handful of elementary openings for fall 2015, located in beautiful, sunny Southern California. You can expect an authentic classroom, filled with light and air, and equipped with the best quality Montessori materials and furniture available. Our teachers are supported by a leadership team dedicated to the practice of authentic Montessori. 

Interested in joining a community of passionate, mission-driven educators committed to the Montessori method? We have a vibrant community of AMI-trained guides, and we would love to have you join our crusade!

Email your resume and cover letter to or apply online here:

pres-school director ~ MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, USA


The School: Bright Water Montessori is a an AMI-accredited non-profit preschool program located in North Minneapolis serving children ages 16 months to 5 years. We share a mission, vision, and facility with our sister school, Bright Water Elementary, a free K-6 public charter school. Together we are an inspiring community of students, teachers and families, founded on the principles of the Montessori educational philosophy.

The Opportunity: As the leader of Bright Water Montessori, our Preschool Director is responsible for ensuring the high quality, strategic growth and operational sustainability of our school. They are responsible for fully implementing and embodying our mission of providing an excellent, equitable, and social justice-oriented Montessori education in North Minneapolis.

Vision/Mission: Bright Water inspires passion for learning in an intentionally diverse Montessori community in North Minneapolis. Bright Water seeks to be an equitable, social justice-oriented community without an achievement gap. Bright Water is inspired by the educational philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori and sets high expectations for all children. In partnership with parents, we guide children to develop their individual gifts while preparing them for life in a cooperative community and a changing world. We nurture independence, a love of learning, cooperation, creative thinking, and respect for self, others and the environment.

Ideal Candidate: The right person relishes the chance to put their strategic leadership and management skills to use in an authentic Montessori setting serving a diverse population of children in North Minneapolis. They are an amazing leader of people with a track record of building systems, raising money, and forging strong relationships and networks across diverse communities and cultures. The ideal candidate believes that all children can achieve high outcomes regardless of background or circumstance; is a passionate driver of equity and diversity; and is willing to do whatever it takes to ensure all of our students are on the path to academic and social success.

Please submit a resume, cover letter, salary requirements, and a short statement regarding your ideas on how to fulfill our mission of equitable serving an intentionally diverse school community to

Application Deadline: April 15, 2015
Bright Water is an Equal Opportunity Employer

director of montessori education ~ Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA


The School: Bright Water Elementary is a free K-6 public charter school located in North Minneapolis
that serves children from all over Minneapolis and the surrounding suburbs. We share a mission, vision,
and facility with our sister school, Bright Water Montessori, a tuition based, non-profit preschool program
serving children ages 16 months to 5 years old. Together we are an inspiring community of students,
teachers and families, founded on the principles of the Montessori educational philosophy.

The Opportunity: The Director of Montessori Education (DOME) serves as the educational leader, responsible for setting a powerful vision for student achievement at Bright Water in all of our classrooms from 16 months to 6th grade. The DOME ensures the implementation and integrity of the Montessori philosophy while also ensuring that the school is adhering to all state and federal regulations as a public charter school and to the standards of AMI Montessori in the toddler and children’s house classrooms.

Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will possess a deep passion and determination to implement the
Montessori approach in a diverse, urban environment of children 16 months to 6th grade. Other qualities
include previous teaching experience, strong management and communications skills, and a
demonstrated track record of successfully coaching and supporting instructional staff. The ideal candidate
believes that all children can achieve high outcomes regardless of background or circumstance; is a
passionate driver of equity and diversity in our classrooms; and is willing to do whatever it takes to ensure
all of our students are on the path to academic and social success.

For more information, or to submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements, email by April 15th, 2015.

Lead Toddler Teacher & Assistant teacher ~ Seattle, WAshington, USA


Laurel Academy’s Little Laurels Montessori Preschool is expanding to add a toddler room soon and we need a teacher! We are a growing private school in the diverse Lake City area of Seattle. Our newly constructed building has three beautifully designed classrooms that are filling up rapidly. We are currently in the process of licensing for a younger classroom in our preschool and we hope to be able to open by April.

Are you looking to put your personality and vision into a classroom and build it from the ground up? Do you love to work with toddlers, and don’t mind the dirty work or toilet learning? Would you thrive in a flexible yet structured environment with a strong executive team that communicates well and supports one another? Do you value the Montessori method and encourage parent involvement and education?

We are searching for the right Montessori Toddler Lead who can support a team of assistant teachers, guide the classroom, is fun to be around and has a professional appearance. If you feel this is a good fit for you and you want to work with 15 months to 3 year olds, 4 or more years experience teaching, proof of (or qualifications to easily obtain) STARS basic training or proof of exemption, and current First Aid, CPR and BBP Training Certificate, we want to hear from you!

To be considered, send a resume, cover letter, and photo to with the subject line: toddler lead teacher.

Executive Director ~ Portland, OREGON, USA


The Ivy School is a public charter Montessori Elementary and Middle School located on two campuses in Portland, Oregon. Students at Ivy engage in math, language arts, social sciences, Spanish language, music, art, physical education, gardening and community service. Montessori classrooms are multi-age allowing each student to work at their individual level and become mentors in their classrooms. The Ivy School has 250 students enrolled in grades 1st-8th. 

Our Mission
The Ivy School offers a Montessori education with Spanish language study. Our mission is to inspire children of diverse backgrounds to be lifelong, independent learners who value responsibility and embody peace.

Profile of the Ideal Candidate:

  • An advocate and friend to Montessori 
  • Commitment to the school vision
  • Love for fostering supportive relationships with parents, staff and the wider Ivy community
  • A flexible spirit and ability to collaborate within a leadership team
  • A passion for creating inclusive, equitable and diverse communities where all voices of the school community can be heard 
  • Experience in leading school communities as a proactive, inspirational leader and team builder
  • Ability to act as a community representative and spokesperson, develop community partnerships
  • Bridge the culture between the two campuses 

Preferred Qualifications
Masters degree in related field, Education or non profit background, demonstrated organizational leadership, Montessori certification, charter school experience, or public school administration experience

Full time position with a salary based on experience
Full health and dental benefits including alternative care
PERS Public Retirement System

Application Process
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ToDDLer Guide ~ hillsboro, oregon, USA


Roots & Wings Montessori is a relatively new school in Hillsboro, OR, searching for a full-time trained toddler guide for our 8 children aged 14 months - 3 years. We are looking for long-term commitment and dedication. An easy-going personality would fit right in with our present staff members. We will invite the appointed teacher on to the school board to participate in the decision making process.

Executive Director ~ Burien, Washington, USA


Three Tree Montessori School (TTMS) is a private, not-for-profit, Association Montessori Internationale (AMI)–accredited school for children ages fifteen months to twelve years old with plans to add Junior High. TTMS currently has an enrollment of 175 students. Guided by the teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori, we provide education for life and are dedicated to helping all children develop into confident, self-motivated, and responsible global citizens. Our school is located in the beautiful Puget Sound region, just south of Seattle in Burien, WA.

TTMS is currently searching for an Executive Director to lead our school in partnership with our Board of Trustees. The ideal leader will be a Montessori-trained, preferably AMI certified, educator or administrative leader with a minimum of five years of classroom or administrative experience. This leader will be an excellent communicator, skilled decision-maker, and dedicated to building and fostering our school community through commitment to Montessori methods and philosophy. Experience with strategic planning preferred. Candidates without AMI certification are encouraged to apply as well.

If you are interested in applying, please email a cover letter, current resume, and a list of three to five references to

elementary ami head teacher ~ Valencia, Spain


Job start: September 2015
Salary: We offer competitive salaries, generous vacation time and a supportive, harmonious work environment. All Guides have a strong understanding and deep commitment to AMI principles.
Location: Valencia, Spain
Contract type: Full Time 

Valencia Montessori School is seeking to hire a qualified candidate holding an AMI diploma in Montessori Education with experience. The position is available for the 2015-2018 school year. We offer competitive salaries, generous vacation time and a supportive, harmonious work environment. All Guides have a strong understanding and deep commitment to AMI principles. We are the first British green school in Valencia. We established 3 years ago and in 2015 we are starting the first Elementary AMI environment in the city with the children who will move from Children's House to Lower Elementary. Our school is steadily growing and we welcome applications from native English with knowledge of the Spanish language.  For more information, please visit our website,

Requirements: AMI Diploma, Native (English), Experience, and Spanish is a plus.

Please send letter of interest and CV to Sonia Mocholi at:

Lead Primary Teacher-Ages 6-9 ~ Metlakatla, Alaska, USA


Name of School/Organization: Annette Island School District/ House of Learning
School Website:
Age Group: Lead Primary Teacher- Ages 6-9

Description: Our brand new Montessori program is in a progressive traditional school setting in Southeast Alaska. We are looking for a teacher who holds certification in Montessori AMI/AMS and a Bachelor’s degree in early childhood or elementary education. Health benefits will be provided. Highly competitive salary scale will be according to the CBA starting at $46,000 for a state certificated applicant. We are also seeking candidates who are professional, reliable, and who have a love for working with children.

Please submit cover letter and resume to Superintendent Eugene Avey at:

Elementary Teachers ~ Simsbury, Connecticut, USA


The Cobb School Montessori, located in Simsbury, Connecticut seeks experienced AMI-certified Elementary Teachers. We welcome dedicated, fun loving, hardworking and self-motivated individuals to bring their talents and skills to our children and community. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required. Five or more years of experience strongly preferred. We are seeking Teachers who have a true appreciation of and faith in the Montessori method and a deep love and respect for the child.

The Cobb School offers a competitive salary, benefits and professional opportunities and welcomes candidates who add to the racial, cultural, religious, and gender diversity of the school community. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter outlining their interest in and qualifications for this position plus a resume in a single Word or PDF document to: 
Mary Lou Cobb, Head of School, at

The Cobb School, Montessori is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Montessori Nanny ~ portland, oregon, USA


Currently seeking a nanny with Montessori experience for 2 girls, ages 1.5 and 4. The hours are from 7:45 am - 2:45 pm Monday through Friday. The pay is $10/hour. We are located in SE Portland, near Mt. Tabor.

The responsibilities include driving the older child to/from Montessori school, so safe/reliable transportation is a must. I am willing to reimburse for gas costs while on the job. The younger child will be home with the nanny all day. I do NOT expect the nanny to perform any meal preparation or housework. 

Our home is set up so the nanny/children have their own area which can be arranged however the nanny would like. This area will not be disturbed while the nanny is not around. So far the girls have been raised in a Montessori style, fostering independence and responsibility. 

Ideally I would like a year commitment, barring any unforeseen circumstances.

I am open to the right person bringing their dog with them to work. 

If this sounds like it could be a good fit, please contact me, Robin Pair:

PRIMARY, Lower & Upper Elementary GUIDEs ~ Oak Run, california, USA


Oak Run Elementary, a new public Montessori school, is seeking dynamic, innovative, experienced, resourceful, and passionate Montessori teachers who want to be part of a pioneering team that is transforming a small, rural public school to Montessori! We have openings for full-time, lead teachers at the Primary, Lower Elementary, & Upper Elementary levels. 

What a unique and exciting opportunity to further Montessori in the public sector and collaboratively create a holistic, joyful learning environment in which children and adults alike grow and flourish! You will be working alongside a Montessori trained director/principal as well as a highly supportive superintendent, school board, and community members. This is a very positive, intentional group of people. You will have a fully equipped classroom, with the full array of Montessori materials. 

Oak Run is an extremely tight-knit community, which is very inclusive, supportive, unified, and eager to embrace the Montessori method. It has a ‘one-room school house’ feel. Next year’s projected enrollment is currently about 50 students Preschool-5th grade. In addition to fully adopting and implementing an authentic Montessori program, Oak Run will also be starting a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) program that is embedded in an outdoor-environmental education context. Within this, we will also be starting a paleo-technics (a.k.a. ancestral or wilderness survival skills) program, for which the 4th-8th graders will be docents, leading field trips for other students from all over Shasta County. The MOSAIC Project social justice curriculum will be the foundation for peace education, and will be implemented school-wide. 

Oak Run has a flourishing organic gardening and farm to fork program, including chickens and a large greenhouse, which help feed all students and staff an organic lunch everyday! We plan on expanding the farm to fork program with goats next year! The garden is so prolific that it produces enough veggies to sustain 2 community meals a month, which are open to the public and, in turn, serve as fundraisers for the garden program! These meals always end up being a bluegrass concert as well! 

Oak Run is nestled in the foothills of Shasta County, 25 miles east of Redding, near Lassen Volcanic National Park, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Shasta Lake, and the Trinity Alps Wilderness. This area offers a multitude of outdoor recreation endeavors from world-class fishing, mountain-biking, snow skiing, hiking, backpacking, camping, boating, water sports, birding, and rock climbing. 

Applicants must hold an AMS or AMI Montessori credential for the level for which they are applying, in addition to a CA Multiple Subjects state credential. If you do not yet hold a CA state credential, you may still apply, but must be willing and able to start a credential program upon hiring. Only applicants with an AMS or AMI Montessori credential will be considered. 

We offer a competitive salary commensurate with candidates’ credentials & experience, as well as health & retirement benefits. We will also offer a STEAM training/professional development program. 

This is a full-time, permanent position and starts August 2015. Positions are open until filled & we hope to interview all candidates in April. 

Please contact Cristan Norman at (530) 941-5109 or with any questions. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, references, copies of both Montessori & CA Multiple Subjects Credentials, & 2 current letters of recommendation to: 

Oak Run Elementary, a Public Montessori School
27625 Oak Run to Fern Road
Oak Run, CA 96069

toddler classroom assistant ~ west linn, oregon, USA


We invite you to apply to join our growing, warm, loving, and supportive community of teachers, parents, and children at BeLoved Montessori in West Linn! 

Job Title: Toddler Classroom Assistant
Work Schedule: Part- to full-time
Hours per Week: 20 to 40
Wage/Salary: $10-$12/hour DOE

Job Description: Assist in the daily management and supervision of the classroom and children, as directed by the Head/Lead Teacher; assist and supervise children during all activities throughout the day; ensure the appearance, cleanliness and safe environment of classroom is appropriately maintained; assist children with meal times and clean-up, diapering and toilet learning; assist with all center/classroom paperwork, e.g., daily notes, student accident reports, attendance reports; attend and participate in staff meetings, center events and parent meetings as requested; assists with preparation and implementation of classroom lesson plans/program, organization and schedule; ensure that all classroom/outdoor equipment is in good working condition and is used/maintained properly; meet requirements for enrollment in the Office of Child Care's Central Background Registry before employment start date 

Meet all state safety set training requirements for the position: 
-Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect (within the first 90 days of employment) 
-Adult/Child CPR & 1st Aid (within the first 90 days of employment) 
-Food Handler's (within the first 30 days of employment)

Qualifications: Passion for children and a fast learner; takes direction easily and is excited about learning. Able to lift up to 40 lbs.; able to go from sitting to standing and back to sitting easily; able to move quickly; able to change and be flexible with scheduling and filling in for absent staff when necessary

Application Instructions: Apply via email only, please

Application Details: Please email resume and cover letter to Meg O'Keeffe at Applicants whose qualifications and experience match our needs will be contacted via e-mail to schedule an interview. Position will be filled as soon as the right person is found. We will keep all resumes on file for future positions. Thank you for your interest!

primary GUIDE ~ Grand cayman, cayman islands


Our Montessori school, Montessori del Sol, on the beautiful Caribbean island of Grand Cayman, is seeking a cheerful, gentle and positive individual to help guide a 3-6 year old class. Our school offers a wonderful teaching staff, an enjoyable working environment and a warm school community. 

Ability to be an adaptable and flexible member of staff is a must. 

Along with an AMI Montessori Diploma, applicants should also hold a Bachelor’s Degree in either Education or Early Childhood Education.

Please email your resume to Amy Lipton at

Upper & lower Elementary Guides ~ Burien, Washington, USA


Three Tree Montessori School is a growing, nonprofit, AMI Recognized school serving a diverse community of 180 children ages 1 through 12. We are seeking an Upper and Lower AMI Elementary Guide for the 2015-2016 school year.

We are located 15 minutes south of Downtown Seatle in the scenic Pacific Northwest in the small town of Burien. Our school offers fully equipped learning environments with extensions to the outdoors at all levels.

We offer competitive salary and benefits including medical, dental and vision as well as retirement plans. We also support continuing education.

We would love to hear from you if you are committed to the highest AMI Montessori standards, possess a kind heart, a sense of humor, great communication skills, and the desire to work toward the greater goal of supporting life-long learning. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to

primary AMI Directress ~ charles town, west Virginia, USA


Don Bosco Montessori (DBM) is seeking an AMI Primary Directress to begin in August, 2015. DBM is a non-profit Catholic school housed in the lower level of St. James Catholic Church, located at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains in Charles Town, WV, which is about an hour west of Washington, D.C. It has an established Toddler Community, Primary and Elementary classrooms with native Spanish speakers in all classrooms. The Elementary Program is AMI recognized and the school aspires to seek AMI recognition in the Toddler and Primary Environments. Don Bosco fully incorporates the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Program for ages 3-12, having atria at all three levels. DBM also has a unique relationship with an order of monks, the Canons of New Jerusalem, who participate in the faith life of the school and also teach Latin.

DBM fully participates in the liturgical life of the parish, has a strong and supportive parent community, and a dedicated staff who are full of warmth and joy. For more information visit To apply, contact Cheryl Pressl: or 304-839-9280.



Happy Valley Montessori is a small one classroom primary school, looking for a part-time primary assistant. (30-32.5 hours/week)

full-time primary Assistant/Co-TEacher  ~  happy Valley, oregon, USA


Happy Valley Montessori is looking for an AMI (or AMS) trained and certified guide to work as our full-time assistant/co-teacher in a small, one classroom log cabin school in Happy Valley, OR. The employee would act as the assistant during the morning work-cycle, and then have the opportunity to be the head guide and provide lessons to the children, 3 times per week, in the afternoons. This position would transition into a full-time lead guide in the next year.  

Ideal candidates would be new graduates looking to enhance their skills and become familiar with the daily flow of a classroom before taking full responsibility of all duties as a lead guide, or for an experienced guide who would like the opportunity to work in a small school setting.