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.


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

Harmony Montessori is seeking a Substitute Elementary Assistant

Posted October 7, 2014

Harmony Montessori School is located in SE Portland and serves a community of children ages 2.5 through 11 years of age. We are seeking a Substitute Elementary Assistant to cover maternity leave.  Montessori experience preferred or experience with children between the ages of 6-11.

• Approximate dates are October 24th through February 2nd

• Hours: Monday through Friday 7:30-1:30

• Position will include classroom assistance, playground and lunch supervision, light cleaning, classroom preparation and some dishwashing.

• Willingness to chaperone small student outings.

The ideal candidate for this position would be willing to learn and take direction while also being comfortable with taking the initiative when the situation warrants. This would be the perfect position for a newly graduated Montessori guide who is looking to gain experience in a classroom.

Please send resumes to Kim Greer at

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

Montessori Cares Seeks Primary Guide

Posted September 15, 2014

We are looking for a Montessori Guide for the Primary Level classroom.
Group size: 20-25
Timings:  9:00am to 3:00pm
Days: Monday through Friday
Start Date: January 2015 or earlier

Please email your resume to us at:

Franciscan Montessori Earth School Seeks Part-Time Spanish Teacher

Posted September 9, 2014

The Franciscan Montessori Earth School is seeking a PT Spanish instructor to work with Lower and Upper Elementary students.
This is an immediate opening, please send you resume to:
Sister Kathleen Ann Cieslak, FSE

Big Picture Science:  New Website and New Botany Nomenclature

Posted September 2, 2014

Priscilla Spears has a new website (http://big-picture-science.myshopify.com) and a new botany nomenclature that is available as printable files. This set is called Illustrated Botany for Children, and its 54 booklets and matching cards follow the lessons in her book, Plant Lessons: Introducing Children to Plant Form and Function. Please contact Priscilla () with your questions and comments.

Corvallis Montessori School Seeking Guide

Posted August 13th, 2014

We are looking for a primary guide to start next week.  Compensation: Competitive salary with benefits, non-profit organization.

Corvallis Montessori School is seeking an AMI trained Primary Montessori Guide to start August 19th, 2014.  We are looking for a Montessori guide who is flexible, hard working, and enthusiastic about their job. The successful candidate would be taking over a classroom from a former long term Montessori guide, who has retired.

We are moving to a Spanish/English bilingual school this fall. The school is AMI accredited with a toddler house, three primary classrooms, and a lower and upper elementary program.

Please send cover letter and resume to: adele carey –

School Administrator

Posted August 12th, 2014

Seeking new School Administrator for small Montessori school in Southeast Portland. Be in charge of prospective parent visits, schedule building, delegating tasks, training, budgeting, payroll, expense recording and staff support.

Ideal candidate will have Montessori training, some business experience, and 1-3 years experience preferred, but willing to train the right candidate. Send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to

Montessori Primary Teacher/Guide (Gresham)

Posted August 7th, 2014

Part-time, compensation depending on experience and education

What: A.M.I. Montessori Primary Guide
Where: Gresham near Mt Hood Community College
Hours: 8-4 plus, schedule varies, must be flexible
Pay: depending on experience & education
Position Available NOW: for upcoming 2014-15 school year,   (We will need someone that can put in some hours in August to prep for Fall.)

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!

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: Giving lessons, recording lessons,  leading circle times, making materials, maintain classroom,
Knowledge of Word, Outlook, possible directing summer program.

Interested kindred spirits who love teaching and children please do:

1.  Email your resume, to  with ” YOUR NAME, RESUME” in subject line please.
2.  I will need a phone number that I can reach you on first before scheduling any interviews, so please let me know what hours work or don’t work to call you.

Thank you, Tamara

Vancouver Montessori School Seeks a Toddler Community Classroom Assistant

Posted August 7th, 2014

Vancouver Montessori School has two Toddler Community Classrooms and three Children’s House Classrooms. Our well-established AMI Toddler Communities operate year-round with a maximum of 14 toddlers (ages 1-3) with one AMI trained Teacher and two Assistants. Each adult’s purposeful focus is on assisting and nurturing the children’s developmental needs and desire for functional independence. Assistants support the work of the teacher and follow her guidance for overall classroom tone, management, expectations and limits. Collaboratively, all adults interact with the children, assist them with their work/activities, bathroom and toileting needs, social and emotional awareness/graces, self-care, first aid, food preparation and clean up, general classroom tidying, support of the environment, etc. Assistants may be asked to work in the Children’s House classrooms to give staff breaks or fill in as needed or perform other duties to support the school in general when student numbers are lower in Toddler Community.

Successful applicant will have natural desire to work with toddlers, be able to adapt to changing needs of children and classroom dynamics, be patient and gentle while being consistent and firm when appropriate, work collaboratively while offering initiative, and be willing to understand children and their needs from a non-traditional viewpoint in the absence of Montessori training or study. Reliability and punctuality is imperative.

Please respond via email   Include education, trainings, skills, hobbies, foreign language abilities, etc. that may enhance the experience of the children. Wage, benefits and hours can be discussed in person.

Infant Community Assistant (SW Portland)

Posted August 5th, 2014

Portland Montessori Collaborative, compensation: $11-13/hour

Portland Montessori Collaborative, a Montessori preschool in SW Portland, seeks a creative, flexible and grounded person to be an assistant in our beautiful Infant Community.

Portland Montessori Collaborative, or pdxMC, is deeply committed to environmental sustainability and we integrate conservation into our curriculum and practice. Ours is an all day Montessori program serving children three months through six years. We encourage our staff to be open to changes within themselves, to learn daily and to be their authentic selves with the children. We view our role of teachers as a collaboration between adults and other adults and the adults and the children. We understand that learning happens all the time, and from every adult in the community. Adults who have a deep respect for the amazing capabilities of infants and who are awed and humbled by the human journey from infancy to walking are good candidates for this position. Also helpful is an understanding of or openness to the writings of Magda Gerber and Janet Lansbury. Montessori experience preferred but not required. A sense of humor is non-negotiable.

This position involves lifting, cleaning, dishes, observing, diapering, feeding, caring, This is a professional level position requiring experience in a certified childcare setting and/or a Step 4 on the Oregon Registry. Please be enrolled in Central Background Registry, have a current Food Handlers Card, be current in Infant/Child First Aid/CPR, and have taken RCAAN. A minimum of 15 hours of professional development is required annually.

Hours are 8 – 4:30 with one half hour unpaid break, M-F and will be paid at a rate of $11-13 DOE. Health/dental/vacation pay available after ninety days. Position will begin on August 18th.

For more information about our program, please visit:  http://www.pdxMC.org

Please respond via email with a resume that reflects your experience with children under three in a certified setting as well as a brief letter describing where you are in your life process. Please, no phone calls about this position.


Mercedes Castle

McMinnville Montessori School seeks an Elementary Substitute starting September 2nd

Posted August 4th, 2014

Our Elementary teacher will be on emergency leave from now, possibly through October. We need an Elementary Montessori Guide to open the school year and cover for her until her return. The classroom is a well established lower and upper elementary program in one classroom. Most of the children are returning from the past year. She has a wonderful assistant who has been with the classroom for the last 3 years. Supportive, experienced and friendly staff are there to assist.

Please contact Cathy Dorner for more information

Bamboo Montessori Seeks On-Call Substitutes

Posted August 4th, 2014

Bamboo Montessori  is seeking on-call substitutes for classroom Guides and Assistants for the 2014-2015 school year. Bamboo Montessori is a Licensed In Home Montessori program in Vancouver, WA (close to Camas) serving children ages 2 ½ – 6 years old. Spanish speaking candidates preferred.

We are seeking applicants who can become a regular part of our community.  Sub positions could lead to permanent placement in a position should openings occur.

Enrollment in Background Registry
Infant/Child First Aid & CPR
Food Handler’s certificate

Teaching hours are Monday-Thursday 8:30-1:00, with flexibility to work occasional afternoons (12:30-3:00), and Fridays preferred. Salary based on education and experience.

Please send a cover letter, resume and professional references to: 

Matatena Montessori Seeking Primary Guide & Assistant

Posted July 28, 2014

Matatena Montessori  is seeking a Primary Guide & Assistant Teacher beginning Fall 2014. We are a small home-based Children’s House in Hillsboro. For more information on our program, please visit our website:  www.matatenamontessori.com

Requirements  for Guide include:
AMI Primary Diploma
Experience in a Montessori primary environment
Enrollment in Oregon’s Central Background Registry
Infant/Child First Aid & CPR
RRCAN training and Food Handler’s certificate
Teaching hours are Monday-Friday 8:15-12:15, Salary based on education and experience.
Requirements for Assistant Position include:
Enrollment in Oregon’s Central Background Registry
Infant/Child First Aid & CPR
Food Handler’s certificate.
Step 5 or above on the Oregon Registry – or willing to work hard to get there.

Teaching hours are Tuesday to Thursday  8:15-12:15, Salary based on education and experience.
Please send a cover letter, resume and professional references to: 

Toddler House Seeking Primary Guide

Posted July 28, 2014

Toddler House is a home based Montessori program in NE Portland (Woodlawn area) that recently expanded to add a primary program.  We are looking for someone to work full or part time starting in September 2014.  If you are trained Montessori Guide (AMS or AMI) or someone with knowledge of Montessori Education who wants to learn more we would love to hear from you.

We provide paid sick/personal days and professional development.

Please send your cover letter and resume to  .

New Farm Montessori  Seeking Guide

Posted July 24, 2014

New Farm Montessori is seeking a primary guide beginning in September 2014. We are a small home-based Children’s House in the Arbor Lodge neighborhood of North Portland. For more information on our program, please visit our website: newfarmmontessori.com

Requirements include:
AMI Primary Diploma
Experience in a Montessori primary environment
Enrollment in Oregon’s Central Background Registry
Infant/Child First Aid & CPR
RRCAN training and Food Handler’s certificate

Teaching hours are Monday-Thursday 8:30-12:30, with flexibility to work occasional afternoons (12:30-3:00) preferred. Salary based on education and experience.

Please send a cover letter, resume and professional references to:
New Farm Montessori
Attn: Mandy Lehinger
6234 North Campbell Avenue
Portland OR 97217
or email

Montessori of Alameda Seeking Guide to begin Fall Term

Posted July 16, 2014

Montessori of Alameda, a growing Montessori school serving ages birth to age 6 is recruiting a Montessori accredited guide for our fall term. Beautiful classrooms, furniture and materials, classrooms have direct access to outdoor environments, complete with gardens, playgrounds and sport program. MOA is a bi-lingual school with English and Spanish speaking teachers and assistants. This position requires a high degree of professionalism, ability to follow the mission and vision of the school, excellent communication skills with parents and co- workers, ability to work as a team and support others. We are an AMS teacher education program with adult learner opportunities at the infant and toddler and pre-school levels. This is a career opportunity to grow with an established school. We are a year round school with 5 weeks paid vacation and major holidays. Generous staff development funds available.

Minimum requirements: Criminal background check, food handlers card, child abuse and neglect, first aid and cpr. Montessori credential required. We welcome AMS/AMI applicants.

Experienced teachers encouraged to apply.  Please send resumes to: 

Southeast Portland Montessori Program Seeking Infant Assistant for September 2014

Posted July 2, 2014

We are a small home based Infant Toddler Montessori program in Southeast Portland soon to grow out into a center. We are a eco-conscious, non-denominational school interested in creating a better world through supporting children and families.

We are seeking a part time to full time (20-40hrs per week) infant assistant to care for and work with one or two infants in the Montessori way (we will train you).

While you do not need to be experienced in Montessori, you need to be open to be trained to work in the Montessori method and experienced with children under the age of 1. You need to be organized, detail-oriented, a self-starter, and love to work with infants!

An applicant interested in doing their AMI training in the near future would be ideal as we hope to grow our school to offer four infant spaces. Financial help with training a possibility for the right candidate.

Learn more about our school at merrymontessori.com and send us your resume and references.

SunGarden Montessori Children’s House Seeks On-Call Substitutes

Posted July 7, 2014

SunGarden Montessori Children’s House is seeking on-call substitutes for classroom Guides and Assistants for the 2014-2015 school year. SunGarden is an AMI Montessori program located in West Linn, Oregon and has been in operation since 1980. We have two Children’s House classrooms, serving children ages 2 ½ – 6 years old.

We are seeking applicants who can become a regular part of our community. Candidates must be able to support the function and culture of the classroom community, while upholding the pedagogy of Maria Montessori’s principles. Sub positions could lead to permanent placement in a position should openings occur.

AMI Primary Certification
Oregon Criminal History Registry
CPR and First Aid
Food Handlers Card
Child Abuse and Neglect Recognition

Please submit letter of interest and resume to Administrator, Yvette Cushman-Baton at For more information about our school, please visit our website at www.sungardenmontessori.org.

Admissions Assistant

Posted July 2, 2014

The Portland Montessori School is seeking a Full Time Admissions Assistant who is responsible for prospective student inquiries, the admissions & enrollment process and the dissemination of information about the school and its programs. Other duties include maintaining and updating School records, scheduling of appointments and tours and providing appropriate data for purposes of reporting, market research, and program effectiveness.

Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in student services, education, and communications. Strong knowledge of MS Office (including MS Word, Outlook and Excel) and database software, InResonance desirable. Demonstrated skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with parents, students, staff and the public in a school setting. Experience in a Montessori school preferred. Excellence in providing and modeling quality customer service. To begin in July 2014.

Resumes and cover letters should be emailed to:
Please include the position which you are applying for in the subject line.

Open Teacher Positions at Little Genius Montessori

Posted July 2, 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 full-time infant, toddler and Primary teachers; interviewing immediately.  Prior Montessori classroom experience is 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.

Send resume to  or call 503-492-8500.


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