Montessori Job Fair

Saturday, march 5, 2016, 10am-2pm at MNW

Are you looking for a job in Montessori? Does your school have employment to offer? The Montessori Job Fair at Montessori Northwest is a great opportunity for schools who are hiring to easily connect with potential applicants in person. Over fifty schools from Oregon, Washington, California, and around the United States have either attended the job fair or posted jobs. Nearly 100 job seekers have attended the event the past two years.

See our Job Fair FAQ section below for more information.

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

schools with employment to share

There are two ways for schools to share employment opportunities with job seekers: purchase a table (for those attending) or submit an employment posting (for those unable to attend).

Photos from the 2015 Montessori Job Fair

Schools that Participated in the 2015 Montessori Job Fair

Annette Islands School District (AK)
Bamboo Montessori (WA)
Big Leaf Montessori (WA)
Corvallis Montessori (OR)
The Eastside Montessori School (WA)
Eyas Global Montessori School (WA)
Frog Song Montessori (OR)
Happy Valley Montessori School (OR)
Kinderhouse Montessori School (CA)
Lighthouse Montessori (WA)
Montessori Academy of Colorado (CO)
Montessori Children’s House (OR)
Montessori Discovery Center (OR)

Montessori Northwest (OR)
Montessori School of Beaverton (OR)
Montessori School of Silicon Valley (CA)
The Portland Montessori School (OR)
Roots and Wings Montessori (OR)
Sagebrush Montessori Elementary (WA)
SunGarden Montessori (OR)
Tacoma School District (WA)
Three Tree Montessori School (WA)
Toddler House (OR)
West Hills Montessori School (OR)
Whole Child Montessori Center (OR)

Did Not Attend but Posted Jobs
Bend Montessori School (OR)
Elm City Montessori School (CT)
Family Homeschool (DC)
Ms. Lam Montessori (NY)
Montessori ONE Preschool & Elementary Academies (NM)
Montessori School of Flatiron (NY)
Resurrection Episcopal Day School (NY)
Squamish Montessori (BC, Canada)

Job Fair Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where and when will the NW Montessori Job Fair take place?
The Job Fair will take place on March 5th, 2016, from 10:00am to 2:00pm at Montessori Northwest: 622 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214 (map).

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

Q: Does it cost to attend?
Job-seekers do not need to register nor pay to attend the NW Montessori Job Fair. There is a $75 Tabling Registration Fee for schools and job-providers to secure a table.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Q: What if my school has a job to post but cannot attend the Job Fair?
We understand that not all schools/organizations will be able to table at the NW Montessori Job Fair on March 5th, 2016. To better serve all job-providers, those who are unable to attend can have their job postings prominently displayed at the event, guaranteeing that your job posting will be seen by all attendees--There is a $25 administrative charge for this service.

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

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

hotels located near montessori northwest

Inn at the Convention Center
420 NE Holladay St
Portland, OR 97232
Hotel Eastlund
1021 NE Grand Ave.
Portland, OR 97232
Double Tree Portland
1000 NE Multnomah St.
Portland, OR 97232
Crown Plaza Portland
1441 NE 2nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97232


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