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POSTED ON November 14, 2017

Mariposa Montessori School is an AMS accredited private institution; we are a small Montessori school with a warm, natural and nurturing environment. We currently serve children ages 8 weeks to 12 years (6th Grade). If you are passionate about authentic Montessori education, we have a home for you at our school. We are seeking a Children's House Lead Guide (3 years to 6 years) to join our team of supportive teachers and grow with our school, for years to come. We need someone who takes initiative, has a peaceful and joyful personality, truly has a strong love for children, and embraces the Montessori Method wholeheartedly.

Some responsibilities include:

  • Preparing and maintaining the environment
  • Observing and recording milestones for each child
  • Using tracking tools
  • Keeping daily records and writing two short weekly journal entries (Birth to Three)
  • Cleaning and maintaining classroom organization and order
  • Supervision and direction of your assigned assistant guides

You are responsible for bi-weekly classroom newsletters and child & parent orientations. You will also help lead workshops and meetings on implementing the Montessori philosophy. Your attendance and contributions would be expected at all school events.

This position is full-time, five days per week per calendar year with occasional staff meetings and school events after hours. As a member of our salaried staff, you will receive paid time off days as well as all school holidays, paid. Each teacher receives a monthly classroom budget for purchasing and the creation of hand-made materials. Salary is competitive and reflective of education and experience. Candidates must hold a MACTE accredited Certification, preferably AMS or AMI.

Job Type: Full-time

Email resume and cover letter to :

Lower Elementary Guide, seattle, washington, usa

POSTED ON November 14, 2017

Root Academy seeks a Montessori-trained Lower Elementary Guide to begin immediately for the 2017-18 school year. 

Root Academy is a preschool through elementary program that integrates daily Martial Arts instruction, Spanish language enrichment, and a Montessori classroom environment. The learning environment is inclusive, so that children of all abilities can grow toward their full potential. Root Academy encourages empathy, independent thinking, creative problem solving, and respect for others, to prepare students for active engagement with their local community and the world. Root Academy staff are invested in learning about each child and supporting them in whatever ways are necessary. We do not have any behavior or academic expectations for students prior to enrollment. In just the second year of operation, Root Academy has made great strides already with a cutting-edge approach to education and family-like atmosphere. 

This position fills an unexpected opening in our Lower Elementary classroom. The candidate should have Montessori Elementary experience and a Washington State Teaching License, or eligibility to obtain this credential. Experience working with children who have special needs or a history of trauma is desirable. Ideal traits in a candidate include humor, patience, compassion, a desire to be a lifelong learner, the ability to accept direction, and enjoyment of a collaborative work environment. Salary is competitive, and commensurate with credentials and experience. The compensation package includes professional development opportunities, medical/dental insurance, and paid days off. This is a year round position that includes teaching during our summer program.

Please send resume and references to

Assistant Teacher, San Francisco, California, usa

POSTED ON November 9, 2017

Established in the year 2000, Glen Park Montessori is a vibrant, light-filled space housing two classrooms on two floors in the heart of the beautiful Glen Park (home of the revitalized Glen Park Canyon) neighborhood in San Francisco. We have a lovely outside space spanning two city lots where our 100 year-old Redwood tree resides. We are a nature-based school, bringing as much of the natural world as possible into our program to instill a deep love of and respect for our sustainable planet.

Our staff is open, friendly, dedicated, and fun. We value clear communication, collaborative inspiration, and devotion to the principles and philosophy set forth by Maria Montessori. Our classrooms reflect our authentic Montessori practices and adherence to the full spectrum of Montessori materials. We have a warm relationship with our parent group that is highly supportive of our teachers and the school.

We are searching for an Assistant Teacher in one of our two classrooms, who will be responsible for 18 children ages 2.9 to 5 under the guidance of a lead teacher. This space has inside/outside access with a deck overlooking our garden.

We require:

  • A.A. or equivalent
  • 12 ECE units necessary to work with children in the state of California 
  • 2 years of experience working with children from 2.5 to 5 years old
  •  Fingerprint clearance
  • A passion for working with young children

We offer:

  • Pay range is $18-23 per hour depending on experience 
  • Paid vacation and holidays after an initial period
  • A contribution to health insurance
  • Monthly teacher in-service days for classroom organization
  • Support for on-going education and professional enrichment
  • Cultural events that enhance the sense of school community

If you are interested in joining us (we are looking for someone to join us as soon as possible) please forward your resume to and look at our website:

We look forward to meeting you!

Teach and Travel - Work Full Time For a Private Family, Utah, USA and Mexico

POSTED ON November 7, 2017

A private family is seeking a full time teacher for their two children - teaching takes place at the family residences in Utah and Puerta Vallarta, Mexico. Both children are in second grade. There is a strong emphasis on Montessori teaching methods and also on Singapore math as well as traditional education methods. The ideal candidate is a Montessori trained teacher, fluent in English and Spanish.

We are seeking a  fun, flexible, outdoors oriented professional teacher looking for a non traditional job opportunity with travel potential. 

The job includes a competitive compensation package and paid travel to and from Mexico. The successful candidate will start work in December, 2017 and is able to set up and run a classroom with minimal supervision.

If you are interested in learning more about this unique opportunity, please send your resume to:

The job will mostly be based in Mexico until May 2018 and then will largely be based in Utah. I am looking for a candidate that is able to travel to and work in both the United States and Mexico.

Campus Support Coordinator, portland, oregon, usa

POSTED ON November 2, 2017

The Ivy School, a public Montessori school in Northeast Portland, Oregon, seeks a Campus Support Coordinator for our Morris Campus. The Ivy School Morris Campus serves 120 Upper Elementary students in four classrooms, each with the guidance of a Lead Teacher and an Assistant Teacher.  The Morris Campus is home to a thriving garden education program and outdoor classroom.

The Ivy School also serves 160 students in Lower Elementary and Middle School on our Prescott Campus, located about three miles from our Morris Campus.  The Ivy School is in its ninth year as a 501(c)3 non-profit and tuition-free public Montessori charter school. Learn more about The Ivy School

The Morris  Campus Support Coordinator works closely with the Prescott Campus Support Coordinator, the Montessori Instructional Coach and the Executive Director to ensure consistency in Montessori and Common Core State Standards aligned instruction. 

The ideal candidate is passionate about public Montessori and educational equity, highly collaborative and eager to apply their talents in leadership, management, and facilitation to support students, teachers, and families and oversee daily campus operations.


  • Passion to advance the Montessori philosophy in a public elementary school environment. 
  • Experience working with diverse / under-served communities.
  • Experience leading and managing the work of others. 
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Education and Montessori training 
  • Classroom teaching experience

Candidates with non-profit experience within education and/or social justice areas are encouraged to apply. 

Submit a cover letter,  resume,  and salary requirements to:

Head of School, Decatur, Atlanta, georgia, usa

POSTED ON November 2, 2017

Arbor Montessori is conducting a nationwide search for a visionary leader as our new Head of School to lead the next chapter of our growth as Atlanta’s premier Montessori school and one of the largest AMI schools in the Southeastern U.S. 

Founded in 1970, Arbor enrolls approximately 270  students from Toddler through 8th grade. The school is located in Decatur, Georgia, a vibrant community just outside of metro Atlanta. Arbor Montessori has two campuses: Our flagship campus was built in 1987, expanded in 1998, and sits on four wooded acres. Our second campus opened in August 2016 after a self-financed multi-million dollar investment by the School. 

The next Head of School will have the opportunity to lead Arbor into its next phase, with a balanced set of opportunities and challenges, including:

  • Bolstering enrollment at our new second campus
  • Maximizing retention and expanding fundraising 
  • Supporting the development of the next strategic plan

A robust position overview and additional information on the School and surrounding community can be downloaded at:

Applicants must possess the following qualifications:

  • 5+ years of exhibited teaching and leadership experience
  • A Bachelor’s degree and AMI diploma are required and a Master’s degree is preferred
  • Inspired, decisive leadership style that fosters collaboration with stakeholders
  • Experience in school budgeting, fundraising, as well as exceptional verbal communication skills

Salary and benefits are highly competitive for the Atlanta marketplace for comparable private schools and commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter and other supporting materials highlighting why they are the best fit to lead Arbor’s next chapter. Application materials and questions may be submitted confidentially to the School’s Search Committee through the School’s Business Manager, Pam Worsham, at All materials, inquiries, and applications will be maintained in strict confidence.

Applications will be accepted until the closing deadline of Friday, December 22, 2017.

On-Call Substitute Assistants, Portland, oregon, usa

POSTED ON November 2, 2017

The Montessori School of Beaverton (MSB) is seeking on-call substitute assistants for 3-6, 6-9 and 9-12 classrooms.  Located on a beautiful six-acre campus in Northwest Portland with gardens and wooded trails, MSB was designed specifically to provide Montessori education for children 3-12 years old. Please visit our website at for more information about us.

All classroom assistants are expected to model respectful and positive behavior, ensure safety, oversee the activities of the children according to the specifications of the teacher, conscientiously supervise children during arrival/dismissal times and recess, and maintain an orderly and clean classroom. 

Experience or training in Montessori is a bonus. The successful candidate is someone who feels joy in working with children, has a positive attitude, is patient, flexible, responsible, and a good observer.

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

Full Time, Part Time, and Substitute Montessori Assistant Teachers, Gig harbor, Washington, usa

POSTED ON October 31, 2017

Montessori Farmhouse School is currently looking for Primary Montessori Teacher Assistants and Substitute Teachers to join our community. Assistants are needed to support the head teacher's in the primary classrooms, before and after school child care, assist children at lunch and recess, help make classroom materials, and other school related duties.


  • Assistant Teacher/Morning Child Care: Monday-Friday 6:45am-3:15pm.
  • Assistant Teacher: Monday-Friday 11:15-3:15pm
  • Substitute Teacher: Every Friday 8:00am-3:30pm

Our school is nestled in 6 acres of wooded forest located just in between Gig Harbor and Port Orchard on Bethel Burley Road.

Montessori Farmhouse School offers an environmentally-based Montessori educational program. Wildlife and nature are abundant throughout the grounds to provide an indoor and outdoor learning environment.

Interested candidates must have a love for working with young children, some Montessori knowledge, current CPR/First Aid, TB Test, 30 hour STARS ECE training, and be willing to go through background check through the Department of Early Learning.

Please email cover letter, resume, and list of references to

Part-Time and Substitute Program Assistants, portland, Oregon, usa

POSTED ON October 31, 2017

The Portland Montessori School is Hiring!

The Portland Montessori School, celebrating its sixth decade of serving families and children, is seeking Substitute Program Assistants. The successful candidate must be enthusiastic, energetic and compassionate with the ability to guide children through redirection and affirmative words. Prior experience with primary-aged children and an interest in learning about the Montessori approach are necessary. Ability to work alongside others with compassion, clarity and inspiration, an open mind, a sense of humor and flexibility are also highly desired. 

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

We currently serve approximately 160 students with our thriving primary program for ages 2 1/2 through 6 and our growing elementary program for grades 1 through 6. We also offer before and after care as well as holiday and summer camps.

Please email resume together with cover letter to
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A to I Guide, davie, Florida, usa

POSTED ON October 24, 2017

Established AMI-recognized school, the Montessori Institute of Broward seeks A to I AMI-certified guide for the 2018-2019 school year.  We are located in beautiful Davie, Florida, a suburb of Ft. Lauderdale.  Join our staff of committed Montessorians!  Salary commensurate with experience; 401K offered.  Please submit resumes to:

Elementary Guide, davie, Florida, usa

POSTED ON October 24, 2017

For the 2018-2019 school year, the Montessori Institute of Broward seeks an AMI-certified  Elementary Guide to continue the ongoing work of our elementary program, with the longer view of establishing an Adolescent Program in 2019.  Located in suburban Davie, Florida, we are near Ft. Lauderdale and Hollywood.  Please email your resume and a copy of your AMI diploma to

YOUNG CHILDREN'S COMMUNITY GUIDE (15-35 MOnths), toronto, ontario, canada

POSTED ON October 24, 2017

Phoenix Montessori School offers potential candidates an opportunity to join a nurturing learning community. The school is moving to a heritage church building in South Etobicoke with a capacity of 125 children under six plus an Elementary community. Our school is beginning a growth spurt with our new location being a permanent one and we have a reputation of offering an authentic Montessori education to our students.

We are looking for a YCC Guide to start a new class in January 2018.  The ideal candidate is well-educated and well-versed in Montessori philosophy and would be able to start as soon as possible to help set up the room. AMI certification is preferred, however, we believe that experience and temperament are equally important characteristics. 

Qualified candidates should forward their resume to the Principal via by November 15, 2017.

A detailed job description is available upon request. Information about our school can be found by visiting our website at:

Support staff, portland, Oregon, USA

POSTED ON October 24, 2017

Puddletown School is hiring a part time support staff member. We are an AMI Montessori primary and elementary school in SE Portland with 100 students ages 3-10. Hours are M-F 830-130 pm. Duties will include: supporting classrooms and children, preparing snack, dishes, outside time, breaking staff, subbing and possibly other things as they come up. We are looking for someone with experience working in a Montessori school who is flexible, hearty, likes to fill many roles and doesn't mind cleaning up the occasional urine/poop/vomit accident. Pay range $13- $15/hr Please email your resume and a short letter to:

Nap room Supervisor, portland, Oregon, USA

POSTED ON October 24, 2017

The Franciscan Montessori Earth School is looking for someone to work in our Children's House Nap Room.
This is a part-time, 5 days a week position.
Please contact with Sister Therese Gutting FSE, Head of School, with your information.

Charter School Director, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

POSTED ON October 19, 2017

Bright Water Elementary, an innovative school in North Minneapolis, is seeking a Charter School Director. 

The ideal candidate will relish the chance to put their strategic leadership and management skills to use in an intentionally diverse Montessori community.  They are a leader with a track record of building systems,  raising money,  and forging strong relationships and networks across communities.  

The ideal candidate is a passionate driver of equity and diversity.


  • Passion to advance the Montessori philosophy in an elementary school environment. 
  • Experience working in low-income communities,  and in particular working with children from low-income backgrounds to achieve exceptional results. 
  • A proven track record of success in building and/or managing a complex organization or enterprise. 
  • Experience administering a charter school with knowledge of best practices, preferably in Minnesota.
  • Familiarity with the local political,  educational and philanthropic landscape.
  • Fundraising and development experience is beneficial.
  • Experience leading and managing the work of others. 
  • Experience managing large organizational budget.
  • Nonprofit management within education and/or social justice areas are encouraged to apply. 
  • Graduate degree in nonprofit management,  education or business. 

Submit a cover letter,  resume,  and salary requirements to:

Montessori Primary Guide, beaverton, oregon, USA

POSTED ON October 17, 2017

Sunshine Montessori School in Beaverton is a well established school, looking for a qualified guide for one of  the primary class rooms.

This is a F/T year round position . There will be lot of help and support from the experienced faculty for the new teacher to learn and grow.

Please send resume and cover letter to

toddler guide, Vancouver, Washington, USA

POSTED ON October 17, 2017

We are the beautiful Vancouver Montessori School located in Vancouver, Washington. We have four primary classrooms and two toddler classroom. Our toddler room has a mixed age environment of 1-2.5 year olds, and our primary program is mixed ages 2.5-6 year olds. We have a wonderful facility with extensive playgrounds and classroom space.  The toddler communities have 14 children with 3 teachers in each classroom.  

We are searching for a Montessori toddler teacher to lead teach in an existing toddler classroom. This person should be warm, nurturing, collaborative and flexible. The ideal candidate will possess strong communication and problem solving skills, as well as a passion for young children, building community and helping to create strong citizens.

This position is a contracted and salaried position, with salary based on experience (33-45k) There are 8 convenience days, 7 paid holidays, paid teacher in-service days, one week paid for winter break and one week of spring break, as well as opportunity for time off during the summer months.

Fully paid health insurance through Kaiser, and partially paid dental insurance, both begin the first of the month following 60 days employment. 

Qualifications: AMI/AMS toddler teaching certificate, or currently training to become an A to I teacher. Current background check through Washington DEL and STARS number,
 Current Cleared TB test (you cannot start without it),
 Child Abuse Neglect (within 30 days of hire)
 HIV/Bloodbourne pathogens training with certificate (or take the online course within 1 week of employment) 
Current CPR/First Aid (within 30 days of hire).
 Washington Food Handlers Card (within 60 days)

Please send resume and cover letter to

OMA Executive Director, Portland Area, oregon, USA

POSTED ON October 10, 2017

The Oregon Montessori Association is seeking a part-time Executive Director.
OMA supports Montessori Education throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington through professional development, outreach, advocacy at the local and state levels, and community networking events for parents and educators.
The ideal candidate would:
•    Find education Advocacy and Public Policy work rewarding
•    Be a good communicator
•    Take pleasure in working with diverse groups of people
•    Have positive marketing experience
•    Be organized in your planning and take initiative as needed
•    Maintain office space including organizational files and records
•    Be comfortable with Microsoft Office applications; Word & Excel
•    Be willing to learn management of Organization database and website
•    Be financially literate; have an understanding of basic budgeting and be comfortable with
•    Thrive with a flexible & changing schedule
•    Actively support the Montessori community

All Candidates must have:
   * Bachelor's Degree
   * Montessori Experience

This position is part-time 80-100 hours a month and begins immediately.  
Applications are currently being accepted.
Wage: $20 an hour with a 90 day wage review.

Send cover letter, resume & letters of reference to: