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.

Engineering Materials Available for Montessori Classrooms

Posted November 20, 2015

Portland Jib offers sets of Bridge Beams for people of all ages to engage in practical principles of engineering.

Click HERE to watch a video of students and staff at The Portland Montessori School engaging with the materials

On-Call Substitute Assistants for Children’s House and Elementary Classrooms

Posted November 18, 2015

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 www.msb.org for more information about us.

Interested candidates should email cover letter, resume, and three references to:   We would love to hear from you.

Little Genius Montessori

Posted November 16, 2015

Primary Teacher – position begins by January

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; interviewing immediately – position will begin late December/early January.  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.

Aftercare Assistant Needed Immediately

Posted November 9, 2015

We are looking for a nurturing, respectful, creative and dependable aftercare assistant to join our year-round community. A sense of humor, observant eye, and keen listener are essential. This position is currently part time. We are looking for an individual who can work from 2:45-6pm M, T, Th, & F and 12-6 on W; ideal candidate has ability to add additional hours on to substitute during team meetings, staff illness’ and/or vacations; please note this position has a potential to expand in 2016.

Qualified candidates should have some experience working with children between the ages of 3 years through 6 years. In the past, this position has worked well for adults attending college or post-graduate studies. 

If you have strong communications skills, love to work collaboratively with adults and children, desire a flexible schedule and want to be a part of an enriching Montessori program, then this may be a great position for you! 

General Requirements:

● Must be at least 18 years old; have a highschool diploma

● Experience working with children 

● Current Pediatric First Aid and CPR (within 30 days of hiring)

● Recognizing and Report Child Abuse and Neglect certification (within 30 days of hiring)

● Oregon Food Handlers Card (obtainable online)

● Enrolled in Oregon Criminal History Registry

● Ability to lift up to 50lbs and get up and down repeatedly with ease

If, and only if, you meet the above requirements, please feel free to email your cover letter and resume to

Half-day Lead Guide Position Available

Posted November 2, 2015

Small in-home Montessori school in SE Portland seeks half-day lead guide. Beautiful classroom, pleasant work environment, great support staff. 6 hours per day, 7:45-1:45, includes one hour planning time.

Lead Montessori guide experience is required, AMI certification preferred.

Our school is the only Jewish preschool on Portland’s Eastside, and we serve children from diverse backgrounds. Applicants need not be Jewish, but familiarity with Jewish culture and practice is a plus! Must be comfortable in a Jewish environment.

Applicant must have state-required credentials – Oregon registry, CPR/first aid, and RRCAN training.

Please submit your resume and a cover letter describing your interest in the position to

Position starts as upon hire.

State Certified Little Explorer House of Montessori school seeks Montessori Teacher

Posted October 28, 2015

The ideal candidate must be:
• Montessori certification or 1-2 years experience working in a Montessori environment
• Willing to obtain First Aid & CPR certification, Central Background Check, Food Handlers certificate and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect.
• Willing to create fun, loving and interactive experience for children and the fellow teachers
• Ensure children’s health and safety required by the State and Little Explorer LLC
• Maintain a clean organized environment in the facility
• Communicate with parents about their child’s learning and development
• Willing to take professional development classes to fulfill State requirements

Our full-time employees work 32-40 hours a week and part-time employees will be working 20-30 hours a week. Starting salary will be $12 to $15 hr. depending on the educational background and the experience.

Required experience:
• Montessori Teacher : 1 year

Please call 503-330-8047 or email


Posted October 20, 2015

Frog Song Montessori Preschool is seeking an assistant who is either primary trained, has experience working in a Montessori classroom, or is familiar with Montessori philosophy. Our program runs Monday through Friday, from 8:30am-12:30pm, but applicants would need to be available from 8:15am until approximately 1pm and would be paid an hourly rate of $13.00. We are located on a 14 acre piece of land at the foot of Rocky Butte, at 8500 NE Siskiyou St. If you are interested please contact Shin’yu at and/or (503) 475-9257. For more information about our program please visit our website at http://frogsong.dharma-rain.org/.

Infant and Toddler House: Classroom Assistant

Posted October 15, 2015

We have an immediate opening for a nurturing, respectful and dependable assistant care provider to join our year-round community. Our infant and toddler property is newly remodeled and comes with goats, gardens and a large outdoor space. We are looking for that special role-model to join our dynamic community. A sense of humor, positive attitude and flexibility are essential.

Qualified candidates should have experience working with children between the ages of 12-36 months and be available to work between 30-40 hours per week. Our program offers employees a competitive benefits package based on education and working experience.

If you have strong communications skills, love to work collaboratively with adults and children, and want to be a part of a growing Montessori program, then this may be a positive fit for you! Please send cover letter and resume to .

Substitutes for Guides and Program Assistants

Posted October 15, 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.  Contact:  DeeDee.Elsey@PortlandMontessori.org

Type: Non Exempt/On-Call

Hours: Varies

Salary: DOE

Spanish-English Bilingual Toddler Assistants for Fall 2015 through January 2016

Posted October 5, 2015

Work with children ages 1-3, background registry in State of Oregon and child care certifications  required (cpr/first aid, RRCAN, 15 clock hours of ongoing training, experience with children under 3 years ideal.

Learn more about our school here-


Send your cover letter, resume, and references to


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