Hilltop Montessori School, founded in 1972, is perched atop a hill on 43 acres in Brattleboro, VT. The school relocated several years ago to a custom built facility that houses a Toddler Room (18-36 months), two bright, sunny Children’s House (3-6 years) classrooms, a Lower Elementary (6-9 years), an Upper Elementary (9-12 years), as well as a fully equipped kitchen area, art and music rooms. The Middle School (12-14 years) enjoys its own house with comparable facilities. There is integrated computer use at the Upper Elementary and Middle School levels, woods and trails for hiking and cross country skiing, gardens, a greenhouse and a pond. An Arts Barn with an all-purpose room, expanded music facilities and a theater is under construction and will be completed in the Summer of 2014. 130 students / 24 faculty-staff / American Montessori Society Initiate
Anticipated Staffing Needs for Next Year
After-Care Teacher for Older Students - Part-time - Experienced and good with students of all ages. This position will require flexibility, adaptability and multi-tasking. Responsibilities will include transitioning children to after school activities, planning and implementing activities for students ages 5 to 9 years. If candidates are not Montessori-trained they must have a Montessori approach and be willing to attend Montessori training in the future.
After-Care Teacher for Younger Students - Part-time - Experienced and good with students of all ages, though the position will focus on children ages 18 months - 5 years. This position will require flexibility, adaptability and multi-tasking. Responsibilities will include transitioning children to after school activities, planning and implementing activities for these young students. If candidates are not Montessori-trained they must have a Montessori approach and be willing to attend Montessori training in the future.
Facilities Caretaker - Part-time - This person will be the point person for facilities and grounds related issues. They must be flexible, and able and willing to respond to the needs of the staff as it relates to the facilities. This person may be responsible for:
- daily checks of the facilities and grounds to ensure that everything is operational
- monthly maintenance checks on all systems and equipment
- set up and procure necessary furniture and equipment for all school functions
- keeping sidewalks clear (snow, leaves, etc.)
- routine gardening work, including Spring and Fall clean-up
- periodic cleaning, painting and maintenance projects
- participating in long-term facility and maintenance planning and budgeting, including working with the Facilities and Grounds Committee of the board.