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Current Employment Opportunities

Please send your resume and letter of interest to Tamara Mount, Head of School, at [email protected]

Hilltop Montessori School teachers understand and promote the school’s mission, vision, objectives, and policies both within and outside the immediate school community. Teachers are responsible for providing a Montessori classroom/instructional program that supports the development of the cognitive, emotional, social, physical, and spiritual growth of the child in accordance with the school’s mission and vision and the child’s developmental stage. They should meet each child’s individual needs with warmth, guidance and humor and model with their team members the same attributes. We also ask that teachers have experience with equity, anti-bias, and teaching in an equitable and culturally affirming way and have experience working with children having a wide range of social, emotional, and behavioral experiences.

130 students / 32 faculty-staff / American Montessori Society Accredited

Job Openings Now!

If you know of anyone potentially interested in one or more of these opportunities, please have them contact Tamara Mount, Head of School, at [email protected].

  • Children’s House Afternoon and AfterCare Assistant 
  • Toddler Program Director
  • Middle School Math & Science Teacher
  • Lower Elementary Teacher/Assistant 
  • Toddler Program & Children’s House Substitute Teacher 

Detailed information about each position is provided below. 

Children's House Afternoon & AfterCare Assistant

The Children’s House is looking for a part time Afternoon and AfterCare Assistant! This position would be from 11am-5pm, 2-5 days a week. We are looking to fill this position immediately for the remainder of the 2021-22 school year! 

The AFTERNOON ASSISTANT (11:00am – 3:00pm) is responsible for helping the Head Teachers maintain a safe, comfortable, harmonious Montessori environment, as well as taking lead for nap and afternoon transitions. Some specific responsibilities include:

  • Become familiar with the Montessori philosophy 
  • Supervise recess and lunch as directed by the classroom schedule put out by the Administrative Coordinator
  • Set up, prepare, facilitate, and supervise nap and rest time for 3 and 4 year olds
  • Support Head Teachers with afternoon work cycle, as necessary 
  • Assist with transitioning between afternoon activities and to After School Programs

The AFTERCARE ASSISTANT (3:00pm – 5:00pm) is responsible for the care and supervision of students Kindergarten through Upper Elementary following dismissal until 5pm. From 3:00 – 3:20, all students will gather and eat snack before dispersing to their respective After School Programs. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing an after school snack and outside time (weather permitting)
  • Maintenance of Arts Barn, classroom, kitchen, and art room spaces, including clean up at the end of the day 
  • Record keeping as necessary  
  • Communicating with families at pick-up conveying the care that the school has for their children and providing a connection to the school

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • At least one year experience in a preschool environment, preferably Montessori
  • The completion of Fundamentals (or equivalent) within the first year of employment
  • CPR/First Aid
  • A clear record through fingerprinting
  • The physical capacity to work with pre-school/toddler aged children (includes but is not limited to: bending, minor lifting, working on the floor)

FIRST LINE SUBSTITUTE (as needed): As a staff person familiar with the programs, staff, and children at Hilltop Montessori School, it will be very efficient for you to be the first person we contact as a substitute teacher. We most often need substitute teachers in the Children’s House Programs. You might be asked if you are available to come in at 8 a.m. to assist another teacher during the morning in one of these programs.

 

Toddler Program Director

The Toddler Program Director is responsible for establishing and maintaining a Montessori classroom culture and creating a cooperative, harmonious community of independent children within the context of the Montessori philosophy. This position is for the 2022-23 school year. 

Some responsibilities include: 

  • Design and set up the classroom environment
  • Make classroom accommodations for children with learning differences
  • Maintain and update Montessori works and activities
  • Follow the Montessori curriculum and teach Montessori lessons
  • Observe the children and maintain a record keeping system based on observations
  • “Follow the child” and offer lessons as the child is ready
  • Establish and maintain consistent ground rules
  • Plan and lead circle time
  • Supervise classroom schedule and routines: arrival, dismissal, lunch, recess
  • Gather information from record keeping and assessments to develop student reports
  • Conduct twice yearly scheduled parent/teacher conferences

This position will prioritize an individual who:

  • Is already familiar with equity, anti-bias, and teaching an equitable and culturally affirming pedagogy in the classroom and school system.
  • Has experience working with children having a wide range of social, emotional, and behavioral experiences.
  • Is a change maker, innovator, excited about working outside the box and bringing their gifts to a community of curious learners.
  • Is transparent and comfortable in communication with students, parents, and colleagues.
  • Maintains an environment that engages all types of learners and meets students where they are.
  • Holds values that are aligned with the Montessori framework and principles.

Compensation commensurate with experience and a generous benefits package including: health insurance, matching retirement funds, tuition remission, etc.

REQUIREMENTS

  • BA
  • Montessori Certification (0-3)
  • 3yrs experience in a preschool environment, preferably Montessori
  • CPR/First Aid
  • A clear record through fingerprinting
  • The physical capacity to work with toddlers (includes but is not limited to: bending, minor lifting, working on the floor)

Middle School Math & Science Teacher

The Middle School is looking for one person to join the team of experienced teachers for this year. Our Montessori Middle School is a mixed aged, two-year program of 20 – 28 students in grades 7 & 8. Our program offers an amazing opportunity for teachers interested in the adolescent years to engage their passions and encourage our students to develop skills and interest in a myriad of subject areas and activities. The skills- and project-based program has been themed around the question “What does it mean to be human?” and has included in-depth study of: the civil rights movement, the industrial revolution, nature studies, climate change, comparative religions, drawing and printmaking, composing and singing music, an expanded health curriculum, outdoor skills, poetry and essay writing, and more. With transition of staff over the next couple of years, there is an opportunity for someone to join the team and help to develop new directions for the curriculum (environmental justice, human’s impact on the planet, farming, sustainability, immigration, what is your interest/passion?)

Immediate needs include teaching math lessons (pre-algebra, geometry) along with environmental science. A background in supporting students with learning differences would be helpful. A Montessori Secondary (Adolescent) Teacher Certification, or interest in such training, would be ideal, but we are open to candidates with non-traditional backgrounds. Individuals with excitement, patience, vibrance, and humor are encouraged to contact us. 

Requirements:

  • BA
  • Experience and passion for teaching math, science, and/or supporting students with learning differences
  • Montessori Adolescent Training, or a strong interest in the Montessori method

This position will prioritize an individual who:

  • Is already familiar with equity, anti-bias, and teaching an equitable and culturally affirming pedagogy in the classroom and school system.
  • Has experience working with children having a wide range of social, emotional, and behavioral experiences.
  • Is a change maker, innovator, excited about working outside the box and bringing their gifts to a community of curious learners.
  • Is transparent and comfortable in communication with students, parents, and colleagues.
  • Maintains an environment that engages all types of learners and meets students where they are.
  • Holds values that are aligned with the Montessori framework and principles.

Compensation commensurate with experience and a generous benefits package including: health insurance, matching retirement funds, tuition remission, etc.

Lower Elementary Teacher/Assistant

Hilltop Montessori School seeks a teacher who can become part of the collaborative three-person Lower Elementary team (for up to 30 LE students) supported by an art teacher, learning specialist, technology integration assistant, in addition to a collective of multi-generational staff throughout the school. This position is for the 2021-22 school year and has the flexibility of starting as soon as we have a strong candidate to join us!

 This position will prioritize an individual who:

  • Is already familiar with equity, anti-bias, and teaching an equitable and culturally affirming pedagogy in the classroom and school system.
  • Has experience working with children having a wide range of social, emotional, and behavioral experiences.
  • Is a change maker, innovator, excited about working outside the box and bringing their gifts to a community of curious learners.
  • Is transparent and comfortable in communication with students, parents, and colleagues.
  • Maintains an environment that engages all types of learners and meets students where they are.
  • Holds values that are aligned with the Montessori framework and principles.

Lower Elementary Montessori credential is preferred but not required. Compensation commensurate with experience and a generous benefits package including: health insurance, matching retirement funds, tuition remission, etc.

Children's House and Toddler Program Substitute Teacher

Help our younger students work, rest, and play. Our Toddler Program, which has up to 10 students ages 18 – 36 months, and our two Children’s House classrooms, each with up to 20 students ages 3 – 6 years, are always looking for substitute teachers to come in on an as needed basis. Substitutes could be asked to come in for a full day (8am – 3pm) or a half day (8am-12pm). We are looking for individuals who love to work with young children alongside a team of fellow teachers. 

Requirements:

  • HS Diploma or GED 
  • Experience with children ages 2-6 years
  • A clear record through background check and fingerprinting