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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.

  • Athletic Director and PE Teacher
  • CH Assistant 
  • Afternoon and AfterCare Assistant 

Detailed information about each position is provided below. 

Athletic Director and PE Teacher

Hilltop Montessori School is looking for a Physical Education Teacher/Athletic Director. This is a 20 hours/week position working with students ages 6-14 years old. 

This portion of the physical education program at Hilltop Montessori School is a holistic program offered to students from 1st – 8th grade. It is a balance between developing individual skills and learning to work as part of a team/group. A broad range of life-long activities are introduced including ball related team games (soccer, kickball, lacrosse, ultimate, basketball) and individual or small group activities (dance, gymnastics, skiing, snowshoeing, running). The physical education teacher must be able to work with a wide variety of ages and talents and be able to balance high expectations with kindness and humor.

The PE teacher must have an understanding of the physical developmental stages of pre-school-middle school age children and will implement an appropriate curriculum for each age group. The PE teacher will keep a record of the progress of each student and communicate progress to the classroom teachers. Written student evaluations are required twice a year. 

In non-COVID years, additional responsibilities often include after-school coaching of soccer, basketball, and ultimate Frisbee; scheduling team games afterschool with other schools, and organizing and supervising the winter sports program (including chaperones for ice skating, cross-country skiing, and downhill skiing and snowboarding).

Successful candidates will have strong organizational skills, good communication skills, and a natural ability to connect with children of different ages and abilities. We also ask that candidates 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.

Requirements:

  • BA – Preferably in Physical Education
  • 3 years teaching experience preferred, ideally in a physical education program
  • CPR/First Aid
  • A clear criminal record including fingerprinting

Children’s House Teacher/Assistant

OVERVIEW: Hilltop Montessori School faculty and staff members understand and promote the school’s mission, vision, objectives, and policies both within and outside the immediate school community. Faculty, consisting of teachers and assistants, 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. Faculty and staff are expected to attend to each child’s individual needs with warmth, guidance and humor and to model with their team members the same attributes. All staff are also expected to grow personally and professionally with anti-bias and anti-racist work to support equity, justice, and inclusion at our school by participating in professional development opportunities.

The Children’s House Assistant is responsible for helping the Head Teacher maintain a safe, comfortable Montessori environment.

To assist the Head Teacher in establishing a Montessori classroom the Assistant Teacher will:

  • Become familiar with the Montessori philosophy through observation, and participation in Montessori training
  • Participate in classroom set-up before the start of school
  • Organize materials and clean work areas as directed
  • Ensure consumables (paper, paint) are stocked daily
  • Meet with the Head Teacher to discuss goals for the class and for individual students
  • Assist in the making and preparation of classroom materials
  • Give lessons as directed by the Head Teacher
  • Report or record observations to the Head Teacher
  • Take attendance, prepare snack, set up and supervise lunch, supervise both lunch and dismissal recess and quiet time
  • Assist with setting up field trips and classroom visits
  • Develop a weekly theme with the head teacher for the newsletter, take pictures, and if agreed, write the article 
  • Help students to develop independence in self-care: toileting, dressing
  • Help students maintain their classroom environment: cleaning, putting work away

To ensure a productive relationship with parents the Assistant will:

  • Share all information from parents with the Head Teacher
  • Keep all shared information confidential
  • Be professional and positive in all dealings with parents
  • Assist in finding parents to act as classroom coordinators

To maintain licensing with the State of Vermont the Assistant will:

  • Be familiar and comfortable with the Vermont Early Childhood Program Licensing Regulations 
  • Maintain the classroom environment in accordance with the Early Childhood Program Licensing requirements
  • Attend the required number of annual hours of professional development per Licencing requirements, and submit trainings appropriately  

To promote the school community the Assistant will:

  • Keep paperwork and necessary student information up to date
  • Take pride in and care for the school’s building and grounds: cleaning kitchen and work room after use, monitoring playground
  • Be familiar with the Parent Handbook
  • Adhere to the expectations stated in the Personnel Handbook
  • Attend bi-weekly faculty/staff meetings
  • Meet bi-weekly weekly with the Children’s House team
  • Participate in yearly Montessori and Early Childhood Education professional development
  • Grow personally and professionally with anti-bias and anti-racist work to support equity, justice, and inclusion at our school by participating in professional development oportunities
  • Visit one other school during the year

Requirements:

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

Afternoon and AfterCare Assistant

OVERVIEW: Hilltop Montessori School faculty and staff members understand and promote the school’s mission, vision, objectives, and policies both within and outside the immediate school community. Faculty, consisting of teachers and assistants, 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. Faculty and staff are expected to attend to each child’s individual needs with warmth, guidance and humor and to model with their team members the same attributes.

CHILDREN’S HOUSE AFTERNOON ASSISTANT: The CH 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. 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

AFTERCARE ASSISTANT: 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

To promote the school community the Assistant will:

  • Keep paperwork and necessary student information up to date
  • Take pride in and care for the school’s building and grounds: cleaning kitchen and work room after use, monitoring playground
  • Be familiar with the Parent Handbook
  • Adhere to the expectations stated in the Personnel Handbook
  • Attend bi-weekly faculty/staff meetings
  • Meet bi-weekly/weekly with the Children’s House Program team
  • Participate in yearly Early Childhood Education professional development
  • Share all information from parents with the Head Teacher
  • Keep all shared information confidential
  • Be professional and positive in all dealings with parents

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.

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