Q: Where and when will the NW Montessori Job Fair take place?
The Job Fair (see above for specific dates) typically takes place the first Saturday of March, from 10:00am to 1:00pm 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?
Job seekers can drop-in any time between 10:00am-1:00pm.
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 $100 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. 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?
A: 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 Montessori Northwest 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 Emily, either via phone 503.963.8992, or via Email
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.