Oregon Montessori Association

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School members of OMA may post classified ads for no charge by emailing the ad to us. Individual members may also run classified ads for themselves at no charge, but ads on behalf of non-member schools will be charged the fee for advertising.

Non-members may email us an ad and we will post it for a fee of $50. Ads are kept for 2 months. We ask that all ads be related to employment at Montessori schools, the selling or purchasing of Montessori materials, or other matters of general professional interest to our membership. We reserve the right to remove any ads that do not fall within these guidelines.

Below are OMA’s current Montessori employment opportunities in Oregon and Southwest Washington. If you have any questions, please contact us.


Cascadia School Seeks Board Members

Posted January 13, 2015

Cascadia School is looking for new members for our volunteer Board of Directors from the community who have expertise in Montessori education, finance, marketing, HR, and/or business.  Located in the heart of Vancouver, Washington, Cascadia School provides a unique educational environment where children learn, play, and grow through a curriculum designed to build confidence and self-esteem.  We serve children grades 1st-8th from all areas of southwest Washington and Portland, Oregon.

Please contact Marie Tabata-Callerame for more information.

Full-time Assistant Position

Posted January 8, 2015

Full-time position as Assistant in an established All-Day Montessori primary classroom.  The position would begin soon.

The Montessori Children’s House is a small preschool and toddler program located on the park in Portland’s South Waterfront neighborhood (near OHSU’s growing new campus.)  Our staff is a congenial team of hardworking and talented people, and you can become a member of that team. Public transportation is excellent here, as is bicycle access. The neighborhood and our school community are both very diverse. Our recently-expanded facility is attractive, well equipped, and was designed expressly for this purpose.

Please email a resume and cover letter to: 
or call David at 503-360-1179.


Posted January 7, 2015

The TPMS materials sale has been RESCHEDULED to MLK Holiday, Monday, Jan. 19 from 10 – 4 pm, in order to make our sale accessible to small schools and more classroom guides.  It is a one-day sale with no presales. Checks and cash only.  NO credit cards will be accepted.

The materials range from new to gently used to well used materials.  Some are complete and some are good for spare parts.
·         Primary chairs, but no tables.
·         Also furniture for large bead frame and the small chains. A vertical stand for the red rods.
·         Lots of glass beads, 10 bars and squares.
·         Lots of math charts
·         Two complete stamp games
·         Complete sets of tens and teens boards – new
·         An easel.
·         A few dressing frames
·         Lots of bells that need to be matched.
·         Lots of green boards for bells extensions.
·         Language analysis charts.
·         Sandpaper letters – cursive; sandpaper phonograms – print
·         A stand, frames and metal insets.
·        Several green chalkboards, some with lines
·         Wooden movable alphabet letters in a box.
·         A map stand, several maps and some control maps. Also sandpaper and painted globes.
·         Trays for land and water forms.
·         Complete sets of knobbed and knobless cylinders, sound cylinders,
baric tablets, and sound cylinders.  Also some in parts.
·         Geometric solids.
·         All three boxes of color tablets – complete.
·         Complete boxes of constructive triangles.
·         Numerous sets of red reds, number rods and brown stairs – some incomplete.
·         Several sets of Pink Tower that need refurbishing

No reserved orders.  Please stop by on Monday.  We’ll have coffee while you browse.

4911 NE Couch Street
Portland, OR  97213

Substitute Guides and Program Assistants

Posted Januray 5, 2015

Desired profile for this position is someone with experience in a Montessori classroom. Calm and peaceful personality with ability to guide children through action and affirmative words is required. Typical duties of this position involve substituting when regular staff is absent. Understanding of Montessori principles, college coursework in ECE, an open-mind and sense of humor and experience working with children desired. Second language a plus. Available immediately.

Please email your resume and cover letter to and include the position which you are applying for in the subject line..

Merry Montessori is seeking Primary Guide

Posted December 22, 2014

Growing Spanish-English Bilingual Program seeking lead Primary guide to help build a new program and school in Southeast Portland.

One to two years of classroom experience preferred. Please send resume and references to

Little Genius Montessori is seeking a Toddler Teacher

Posted December 22, 2014

Little Genius Montessori is located in Gresham, OR; we believe tomorrow’s future is the hands of today’s children.  We are currently seeking a full-time Toddler teacher; position open immediately.  Prior Montessori classroom experience is not necessary.  Successful candidates will be required to enroll in the Oregon Central Background Registry, have a current CPR/First Aid Card, current Oregon Food Handlers card, and Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect certificate. We are looking for someone with strong classroom management skills, personable and flexible.

Send cover letter and resume to  or call 503-492-8500.

Sunstone Montessori School Seeks AMI Upper Elementary Guide

Posted December 9, 2014

Sunstone Montessori School, an AMI school serving 200 children from 15 months to 12 years, is seeking an AMI trained upper elementary guide for the 2015-16 school year.  Applicants should send a letter and resume to:

David Ayer
Program Director


Little Genius Montessori is seeking a Primary Teacher

Posted December 9, 2014

Little Genius Montessori is located in Gresham, OR; we believe tomorrow’s future is the hands of today’s children.  We are currently seeking a full-time Primary teacher; position open immediately.  Prior Montessori classroom experience is highly preferred, however not necessary.  Successful candidates will be required to enroll in the Oregon Central Background Registry, have a current CPR/First Aid Card, current Oregon Food Handlers card, and Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect certificate. We are looking for someone with strong classroom management skills, personable and flexible.

Send cover letter and resume to  or call 503-492-8500.

The Ivy School Seeks Long-term Lower Elementary Substitute Teacher

Posted December 1, 2014

The Ivy School, a public charter Montessori school, located in  NE Portland , is seeking a long-term substitute (maternity leave) for a 1st-3rd grade classroom. Qualified individuals should be Montessori certified. Candidate will work collaboratively as a co-teacher with a certified public school teacher in a class of 32  students.

Minimum qualifications include: Bachelors degree, Montessori certificate for lower elementary, 5 years classroom experience, desire to contribute to a developing program based on Montessori principles and practices.  Oregon teaching credential preferred. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Please send a resume and cover letter to

Childpeace Montessori School Seeks Toddler Classroom Assistant

Posted November 10, 2014

Childpeace Montessori School in NW Portland is seeking a toddler classroom assistant, to begin Jan 5, 2015. Hours are 7:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 5 days/week, working with an experienced AMI guide. The ideal candidate enjoys being with 1- and 2-year-olds; is consistent, calm, and eager to learn; has experience working with toddlers, and has an Oregon Step level of 3 or greater.  Oregon Office of Child Care background check and CPR/first aid and food handler’s certification cards are required.

The position is year-round, with paid school closures and sick days and a full benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as flexible spending and 401(k) retirement savings. Starting salary range is $12.50 to $15, depending on experience and training. This is a great opportunity to participate in a well-established and thriving Montessori community of 340 children and 60 staff.  Please send your resume, two references, and a cover letter describing how this job fits into your personal goals to by November 25th.

Childpeace does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (sex), national origin, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Dedicated AMI Elementary Montessori Guide with Strong Experience Seeking Full-Time Position Starting 2015 School Year

Posted November 7, 2014

I am currently a 6-12 teacher at a vibrant, tight-knit community Montessori school in Northern Virginia.  My family and I are originally from the Pacific Northwest and I would very much like to return to settle in my native environment, closer to all of the extended family we had left behind in 2010 when we left so that I could pursue AMI elementary training in Wisconsin and then graduate work in Maryland.

I am preferably seeking an upper elementary position, but the fit of the school is tantamount, trumping specific school location and position preference. I am looking for a school family that supports positive staff relationships, encourages professional growth and holds steadfast in its commitment to following the child. My current head of school has shown me that all of those aspects are fundamental in a Montessori school. I’m strongly dedicated to both Montessori theory and practice, an unwavering proponent of unstructured play in nature, and believe that Montessori education is perfectly aligned with inclusive classroom practices. I was the third first-year elementary teacher my present class community had had, and it has taken 70 hour weeks to lead them to their current incarnation as a truly engaged and inspired group of children. We Go Out into the community, garden, raise chickens, paint, dissect, bake, sew, practice mindfulness, and fully embrace Cosmic Education. I work very hard to establish trusting relationships with students and their families so that we serve the whole child.

I am able to provide a resume, credentials and excellent references upon request. Please send inquiries to

Two Assistant positions at the Franciscan Montessori Earth School (SE Portland)

Posted October 18, 2014

We are looking for two supportive, organized, dedicated, flexible, responsible and peaceful Assistants; one for Lower Elementary and one for Upper Elementary. Both classrooms have thriving, dynamic communities.

You must be able to follow guidance and directions well, be easygoing and have a positive outlook, care deeply about classroom cleanliness and order, be detail-oriented and service-oriented (as in “no job is too small if it needs to be done”), able to communicate clearly and with a sense of humor, respond well to unexpected changes that can and do occur, be a positive role model, able to use MS Word, and be an eager learner. Must enjoy children and nature…and be willing to learn how to encourage each child using affirmative words!  Additional hours during summer break are a possibility.  This position is 35 hours a week.

**Previous experience as a Montessori Assistant is a plus. MNW training is a definite plus.

Please email your cover letter and resume to or fax cover letter and resume to 503.760.8333, attention: Assistant positions.
Thank you for your interest.
No phone calls!

Mcinnville Montessori Seeking Substitute Elementary Guide

Posted October 13, 2014

McMinnville Montessori School is seeking a Montessori trained (or in mid training) Elementary Guide to substitute for our Montessori Elementary teacher who is on medical leave. We need this substitute teacher to start October 30th and plan to stay for 1 to 2 months if needed. The classroom is well established with a mix of upper and lower elementary children. The classroom also has a very capable assistant. Our school has a very pleasant working environment and a supportive primary teacher. Must have updated criminal history background check through state of Oregon. Please contact Cathy Dorner at McMinnvillle Montessori School for more information, 503-434-5081 or contact us through

Maps for Sale!

Posted October 8, 2014

Map of Africa and Map of Australia for $25 Each.  Good condition, small damage on corner.

Call Tonya at 503-625-1610

Part-time, Interim Childcare for Newborn Sought for NE Portland Family

Posted October 8, 2014

NE Portland/Grant Park/Irvington family is seeking a part-time, interim childcare provider for their newborn baby girl from January 6th-March 21st. Preferred schedule is Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 7:45 am-2 pm with the opportunity for additional hours and potential for some scheduling flexibility (to accommodate the childcare provider).  Mom works from home and dad has a busy full-time schedule.  The majority of the job is childcare including preparing bottles and some light housekeeping, cleaning up toys/helping out with the children’s laundry.  In April, the newborn will be joining her older 3-year-old sister at a local Montessori School.  The childcare provider must have experience caring for children with preference given to those with infant experience; have reliable transportation, and strong references. The ideal childcare provider will be nurturing, patient, kind and knowledgeable about the Montessori philosophy.

Please contact Jennifer at 503-269-7632 or

Substitute Teachers and Assistants Sought for OMA’s Sub List

Posted September 29, 2014

Are you seeking to work in a Montessori classroom?  If so, send your contact information and resume to the Oregon Montessori Association, , to be added to OMA’s Sub List.  The sub list is shared only with Administrators of member schools, and is updated quarterly.  Thank you for your interest!

The Montessori of Alameda School Seeks Director

Posted September 29, 2014

The Montessori of Alameda School established in 1991 is seeking a Director for our growing Montessori community. We serve over 150 families with children 3 months through the Kindergarten year. Candidate requirements: Strong Leadership skills, excellent communication skills with parents and staff, Montessori credential and experience preferred. Flexibility, sense of humor, Jack or Jill of all trades. Strong staff and admin team in place. Competitive wages and benefits, FSA, 401K, Paid holidays and vacation, sick time, staff dev, discounts for staff children.

Please send resume and cover letter to


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