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.
CURRENT CLASSIFIED ADS
Growing Preschool Seeking Primary Guide
Posted June 18, 2013
Growing preschool is seeking a Montessori teacher to join our teaching team. Start ASAP. Part time or full time, free rent (the school is in a home on a large lot so there is a bedroom available to use).
Montessori School of Beaverton Seeking Elementary Teacher Assistant for 2013/14 School Year
Posted June 18, 2013
The Montessori School of Beaverton (MSB) is accepting applications for an Elementary Assistant (children 6-9 years), to begin August 19, 2013. Located on a beautiful six-acre campus just west of 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.
All teacher 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. Elementary Assistants are also involved with field trips, going-outs, and a three-day trip to camp in the spring.
Experience or training in AMI Montessori is a bonus. The successful candidate is someone who feels joy in working with children, has a positive attitude, is patient, flexible, organized and responsible. This person should also have strong written communication skills as well as the ability to articulate ideas and communicate effectively.
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Part-Time Toddler Assistant
Posted June 18, 2013
Merry Montessori is seeking occasional help with our toddlers this summer…especially on Friday mornings. Ideal candidates have experience with children 12 months through 3 years and a basic understanding of the Montessori philosophy. Learn more about our school at merrymontessori.com and email us your resume and references to email@example.com
Sellwood Montessori…Looking for Just the Right Assistant!
Posted June 18, 2013
Sweet and small Montessori school located in the cozy heart of Sellwood seeks an AMI-trained assistant for the fall of 2013.
We’re excited to be expanding from one Primary classroom to two. Our loyal community of families continues to grow, and we are proud to be their Montessori school of choice. Whether working in our vibrant, sky blue classroom, or out on the play-yard eating kale, we’re passionate about the education of children and hope to find just the perfect assistant to complete our team.
We seek an educator who is compassionate, authentic and dedicated. We’re looking for people who are patient, peaceful and committed to improvement. Our ideal candidate might also have skills in areas of carpentry, gardening, art and be musically inclined.
Come and share your love of learning with us.
Please send letters of interest and resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be interviewing immediately in person or by Skype!
Assistant to the Montessori Guide (SE Portland)
Posted June 8, 2013
We are looking for a supportive, organized, dedicated, calm, flexible, and responsible Assistant to the Montessori Guide.
You must be able to follow guidance and direction well, easygoing and have a positive outlook, 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, care deeply about classroom cleanliness and order, detail-oriented, respond well to unexpected changes that can and do occur, a positive role model, able to use MS Word, and an eager learner. Must enjoy children and nature…and be willing to learn how to encourage each child using affirmative words! This 30 hour, 10 month position begins August 19th with the possibility of summer employment if desired. Additional hours working in before care and after care or summer camps are a possibility also.
** Orton-Gillingham certification is a PLUS.
Previous experience as a Montessori Assistant is preferred.
Please email cover letter and resume to email@example.com or fax cover letter and resume to 503.760.8333, attention: LM Alder. If you have questions about this position, please email firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for your interest.
Portland Montessori School is Hiring
Posted June 7, 2013
Available positions at the Portland Montessori School begin in August of 2013!
*Full-Time Elementary Classroom Assistant Teacher (Spanish fluency required)
*Substitutes: Elementary & Primary Guides and Assistant Teachers
Prior experience in a Montessori classroom is highly preferred. Calm and peaceful personality with ability to guide children through redirection and affirmative words is required. An open-mind, a sense of humor and flexibility are also highly desired.
Resumes together with cover letters should be emailed to: employment@portlandmontessori.
The Child Unique Montessori in Alameda, CA, Seeks Toddler and Primary Guides for 2013/14
Posted June 5, 2013
Small, Diverse School Seeks Toddler and Primary Teachers for the 2013/2014 School Year.
This award winning school in Alameda California is committed to the standards of excellence according to traditional Montessori principles and philosophy. Our expectations for a teacher are to maintain order, cleanliness and attractiveness of environment, respect the individuality of each child, assess each child’s learning needs and create curriculum based on those needs, conduct parent conferences and communicate positively and continually with parents regarding their child’s progress, development and behavior. Teachers are to create a warm, loving secure environment that fosters creativity, curiosity, self-confidence and independence so that students may become models of peace and can succeed in an evolving world.
Montessori Toddler or Primary Certification, fluent in both written and spoken English, BA Preferred, Spanish a plus. Early Childhood/Toddler Credential. Must be able to legally work in the US, pass State & Federal Background check and TB test.
Send cover letter and resume` to email@example.com or fax to 510-521-9246, attn. Cindy Acker.
Full set of geography maps for sale
Posted May 23, 2013
For more information or to buy please contact Tonya at Smockville Montessori: 503-625-1610.
Harmony Montessori is seeking Montessori Primary Trained Co-teachers and Assistants for Fall 2013
Posted May 23, 2013
Harmony Montessori is moving to a new location on SE Cherry Blossom Drive. We are fulfilling our dream to expand into Elementary by adding one Lower Elementary class and one more Children’s House Classroom to our existing 3 classes.
Harmony Montessori has been a part of Southeast Portland for the past 20 years. Our focus is to provide quality Montessori Education to the children of our area who would not otherwise be able to afford this type of education.
This would be an ideal opportunity to join well established classroom teams and to learn from seasoned teachers.
An ideal candidate for Harmony Montessori would be:
- flexible and willing to work with our existing teachers and staff
- have Montessori Training (AMI or AMS/ MACTE) or Montessori Experience
- open to sharing ideas and listening to suggestions from other staff members.
- dedicated to the mission and focus of Harmony Montessori
To learn more about Harmony, please visit our website. http://harmony-montessori.com/
If you are interested in applying for a Co-teaching position or an assistant position please submit a cover letter and resume to Kim Greer at Employment@harmony-montessori.com
Lewis & Clark Montessori Charter School Invites Trained Montessori Guides to Submit Resumes for Assistant Positions and After School Co-Leader
Posted May 20, 2013
Franciscan Montessori Earth School is Seeking a Children’s House Classroom Assistant for 2013/14
Posted May 15, 2013
The Franciscan Montessori Earth School is seeking a Children’s House Classroom Assistant for the 2013-2014 school year.
Please send applications (found on the school’s website at www.fmes.org) and resume to Mary Ellen Churchill, classroom guide, at:
St. David of Wales Episcopal Church is seeking a nursery care provider
Posted May 7, 2013
Need latte money? St. David of Wales Episcopal Church is seeking a nursery care provider to staff our nursery for 1.5 – 2 hours on Sunday mornings, occasional weekday evenings, and extra services around Christmas, Holy Week, and Easter. The qualified candidate will be flexible, energetic, engaging with kids and adults, able to pass the necessary background checks, willing to take the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon SAFE training, and able to make a long-term Sunday commitment.
Our Sunday morning children’s program is based on the Montessori method. A person with Montessori experience and/or familiarity is preferred.
A full job description can be found at www.saintdavidpdx.org at the bottom of the page. Please submit a resume and cover letter explaining why you think this job is a good fit for you. Saint David of Wales Episcopal Church is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination in employment and opportunity because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, disability, gender, sexual orientation, or age.
Spanish-English Primary Teacher’s Assistant Needed Starting Fall 2013
Posted May 7, 2013
Merry Montessori is seeking a PT assistant for a new Primary classroom. We are starting a classroom with ten three year-olds, so this could be a great opportunity for someone interested in gaining experience and working in Montessori education. Hours will be in the mornings, five days a week.
Our ideal assistant will:
-Be laid back but intuitive, able to follow guidance, positive attitude, ability to communicate clearly.
-Have experience with young children 3-6 years old.
-Have some knowledge and/or interest in Montessori, and/or a desire to work with children as a profession.
-Be bilingual English/Spanish
-Be willing to make a 2 year commitment for the purpose of establishing a strong foundation in our new program – the hours are likely to increase to FT for the second year.
Bluebird Montessori Seeks Classroom Assistants for Fall 2013
Posted May 5, 2013
Located in the charming small town of Silverton, OR, Bluebird Montessori is an community of children ages 2.5 to kindergarten. We are seeking a classroom assistant for the hours of 8:00 am to 1:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Applicants must have a heart for working with young children, must be gentle and kind, energetic yet easy-going, patient and cheerful. We need a cooperative, quick-learner who can partner with our AMI guide to support and enhance our delightful community.
Duties will include helping clean and maintain our classroom and outdoor environments, and working directly with the children. Previous Montessori and child care experience a plus. The successful candidate will be required to enroll in the Oregon Central Background Registry, have a current child CPR/First Aid Card, and a current Oregon Food Handlers Card.
Please send a letter of interest and resume to Teri Therkelsen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Montessori Children’s House is Seeking a Part-Time Classroom Assistant
Posted April 20, 2013
We are seeking a part-time classroom assistant to begin now, as well as summer positions and school year 2013-14 as well. If you are only available in summer or fall and not sooner, don’t hesitate to contact us anyway.
The Montessori Children’s House is a growing preschool and toddler program located on the park in Portland’s new South Waterfront neighborhood (near the OHSU tram). Our staff is a congenial team of hardworking and talented people, and you can become a key member of that team. Public transportation is excellent here, as is bicycle access. The neighborhood and our school community are both very diverse. Our facility is attractive, well-equipped, and was designed expressly for this purpose.
Applicants must thoroughly enjoy young children, be patient, gentle, calm, well-spoken, flexible, learn quickly and follow directions well. You help maintain the cleanliness and order of the environment as well as working directly with the children. The following qualifications are a plus:
- - Experience working with young children
- - Strong communication skills
- - Experience working in a Montessori program
- - Spanish language ability
- - Interest in teacher-training in the future
Candidates should be enrolled in Oregon’s Central Background Registry and have trained in Infant/Child CPR and First Aid and RRCAN, or be prepared to do so in the near future.
pdxMC Offers a Link to Expert Nanny Care in the Portland Community
Posted April 9, 2013
Expert infant/child care available in the home beginning in July 2013. Download this information about a local Montessori assistant offering nanny care in the home for one to two infants.
Community Roots Charter School in Silverton is Seeking a Part-Time Upper Elementary Guide for Fall 2013
Posted April 3, 2013
The Community Roots School is a public Montessori Charter. Our school is in search of a part-time Upper Elementary Guide for the 13-14 school year. This position will become full-time in the 14-15 school year. We are nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains in an art-focused, small town community. The Community Roots School offers competitive salaries. Please visit our website: www.crmontessori.org for more information. Please send cover letter, resume, and references to:
The Community Roots School
330 N James St.
Silverton, OR 97381
Mt. Hood Montessori Seeks a Classroom Assistant for Fall 2013
Posted March 24, 2013
Mt. Hood Montessori in Gresham is seeking an A.M.I. Montessori preschool & kindergarten teacher’s assistant. The school is located in Gresham near Mt Hood Community College. Hours are 8-1:30 plus, schedule varies, must be flexible. Pay is dependent upon experience & education. This position is available for the upcoming 2013-14 school year, possible summer program.
Mt Hood Montessori offers a strong 5 day minimum a week program with a fully equipped classroom. The children enjoy our new outdoor extension classroom on a half-acre with organic gardening, and urban chickens, near wooded walking trails and creek with a community of committed supportive families.
We are looking for a patient, easy going, and enthusiastic, professional life long learner. You must have excellent communication skills, be teachable, dedicated, dependable & punctual. A positive tech savvy self-starter, that is fit for vigorous activities like lifting, walks, games & gardening with children & chickens! Great opportunity for MINW graduates to give some lessons and gain experience.
Requirements: Montessori training and experience strongly preferred. Current enrollment in Oregon Criminal History Registry, current first aid, CPR, & food handler’s card. Minimum high school diploma, plus.
Duties include: cleaning, assisting children in the bathroom, at lunch & with lessons, leading circle times, making materials, knowledge of Word, Outlook, directing summer program… We believe learning happens all day and your role is critical and respected.
Interested kindred spirits who love teaching and children email your resume, we will contact you this week for an interview if you are qualified. Thank you! email: email@example.com phone: 503-998-1616
Support Montessori in Peru!
Posted March 14, 2013
Mis Manos Montessori, located in Huanchaco Peru, South America is reaching out to the Oregon Montessori community in hopes of attaining some much needed assistance. Huanchaco is a fishing village dating back to 200 B.C. starting with the Moche culture. Fishing is still a main income source for many families here, yet provides only enough for very basic daily needs. We started Mis Manos Montessori two years ago to give the children in this village an opportunity at a decent education. We currently have 15 students, some who pay a small fee when possible, and most attending for free. Without us, some of these children would probably not be in school. The biggest hurdle we have come up against is accumulating Montessori materials. We have had local woods craftsman make as many as they could, but we have fallen short in many areas. We are asking if some of you have any used/damaged materials that you could part with and donate. I have attached a list of the items we are currently in need of. If you have something that is not on the list, I’m sure we could use it also. Please note that we have a person in Oregon that has volunteered to send any donated items to Peru. Thank you in Advance, Mis Manos Montessori!
The Ivy School, in NE Portland, is Seeking Lower and Upper Elementary Guides for Fall 2013
Posted March 11, 2013
The Ivy School, a public Montessori Charter School with Spanish language study is growing next year and looking for full-time Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary Lead Teachers for the 2013-2014 school year.
Applicants must have either an AMS or AMI Montessori credential from a MACTE accredited program in addition to a valid Oregon State License, or the ability to obtain this credential or valid teaching license. The ideal candidate has two or more years of Montessori Elementary experience. Candidates must be collaborative, flexible, enthusiastic, and have a passion for making a difference in the lives of students.
A competitive Montessori salary is offered as well as a compensation package that includes professional development opportunities, medical and dental insurance, and enrollment in the excellent Oregon PERS retirement fund.
If interested, please send a letter of interest and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ivy School, in NE Portland, is Seeking Spanish Teaching Assistants for Fall 2013
Posted March 11, 2013
The Ivy School, a public Montessori Charter School with Spanish language study located in Northeast Portland Oregon is growing next year and seeking full-time Spanish teaching assistants. The Ivy School is an innovative public Montessori school, grades 1 – 8 with a Spanish enrichment program. Spanish teaching assistants work directly with students alongside the Lead Guide and must be collaborative, flexible, enthusiastic, and have a passion for making a difference in the lives of students. Applicants must be fluent in Spanish or be a Native Spanish speaker and have experience teaching Spanish.
Having experience in a Montessori classroom and/or possessing a public teaching license is desired, but not critical to the position. Qualifications include:
- · Experience working with school age children
- · Strong desire to learn Montessori philosophy
- · Can assist the lead teacher in classroom management
- · Possesses solid documentation and organizational skills
Please email your resume and letter of interest to email@example.com
Concordia Montessori in NE Portland Seeks an Infant/Toddler Guide for 2013/14
Posted February 15, 2013
Concordia Montessori is a small community program in NE Portland. We serve students aged 14 months-6 years and are currently seeking applicants for a full-time lead infant/toddler guide for the 2013-2014 school year . CM offers a benefits package that includes medical, professional liability, and disability insurance, holiday, and sick pay. Competitive salary is based on education, Montessori certification and experience.
- Montessori Certification at applicable level from a MACTE accredited program
- Associate’s Degree or equivalent
- Current CPR/First Aid certification
- Current Food Handler’s certification
- Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect training
- 50 contact hours of infant/toddler specific training, per CCD guidelines
- Continuing education hours per CCD certification guidelines
- Participation in the Oregon Central Background Registry
- 3-5 years of experience as a lead teacher in a Montessori classroom
- AMS or AMI infant/toddler certification
- French language ability
Please contact Amy Gard at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about this position and how to apply.
SE Home Montessori Program Seeking Infant/Toddler Substitute
Posted February 15, 2013
Merry Montessori seeking Infant-Toddler Substitute for sick/vacation days for guides teaching either infants or toddlers in a small home Montessori infant toddler program. Familiarity with Montessori ideal, experience with infants and/or toddlers, current in background registry and infant cpr/first aid required. Please send wage requirements, cover letter, resume and references to email@example.com
Ridgeline Montessori Public Charter School Seeks Upper Elementary Guide
Posted February 15, 2013
Ridgeline Montessori Public Charter School, in beautiful Eugene, Oregon, seeks an Upper Elementary Guide for a Montessori classroom of 9-12 year olds. The school opened in the fall of 2000. Next year, 220 students in K-8 will be served in eight classrooms. Come join a collaborative group of educators who are dedicated to supporting the students, their families and each other.
Learn more about this position and Ridgeline Montessori by going to www.ridgeline.org. Email letters of interest, resume and three references (including contact information) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Closes March 31, 2013.
Seeking Upper Elementary Teacher – Northern California
Posted January 27, 2013
Six Rivers Montessori, a dynamic and emerging elementary farm school, is nestled in the heart of northern Humboldt County, where the redwoods meet the sea. This naturally beautiful and lush part of Northern California is home to Humboldt State University helping to make it a culturally diverse and globally conscious community. Our successful program boasts an AMI certified lower elementary teacher, a fully equipped classroom and a warm and supportive parent community. We are hoping to attract an AMI certified upper elementary teacher who is motivated to help us reach our goals and realize our highest vision for our school. Please visit our website at sixriversmontessori.org for a complete job description, application, and to read our Blueprint.
Substitute Teachers List
Posted January 18, 2013
Contact OMA if you’d like to be included in a substitute teacher list – at the toddler, primary, elementary and/or adolescent levels. Administrators often contact us looking for substitute guides and assistants. Email Jennifer at email@example.com to have your name and preferred age levels added to our list! This is a school member benefit we are happy to share with member schools.
Big Picture Science
Posted December 12, 2012
Help your children appreciate the botany of poinsettias with my book, The Story of Poinsettias. It is illustrated with color photos that show the development of the plant from rooted cuttings to the full-sized blooming plants. The 12-page book is available at my website, www.bigpicturescience.biz. It comes as an electronic download, and you can print it with your color inkjet, so there is no shipping time or expense.