Mountaintop Montessori, a private independent school, is currently seeking qualified candidates to fill a Toddler Guide position beginning in August with the start of our 2022-2023 school year. This position has the flexibility to be either a full-time year-round position or a part-time year-round position.
About Our School: Mountaintop Montessori provides the greater Charlottesville community with an exceptional and authentic Montessori education, serving children and families from infancy through adolescence. Our campus is home to year-round programming in which children thrive through experiential learning, interactions with the natural world, and collaborative discovery. Our campus is a 9-acre classroom including multiple gardens, a greenhouse, a certified wildlife habitat, and an art studio.
About the Position: Desired profile for this position is an individual who is passionate about and trained in the Montessori Method at the Toddler level (serving students from 18 months to 3 years). The individual should possess strong classroom management skills, an understanding of child development and the ability to work as a team. An open-mind and flexibility are also highly desired. Mountaintop Montessori is searching for a candidate that is willing to work year round, as we do provide a Toddler classroom throughout the summer. This position begins mid-August and is contracted through the following August with the potential of continuing into the next school year.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree MACTE accredited AMS or AMI credential for Infant-Toddler Previous teaching experience preferred but not required Proficiency working with computers (Google Workspace, MRX record keeping, Microsoft Word & Publisher) Must pass a criminal background check. Ability to work effectively with parents, co-workers, and diverse communities. Self-motivated individual who demonstrates a positive attitude and commitment to respectful interactions. Strong communication skills, including the ability to communicate with co-workers and children with honesty, kindness and patience. Physical requirements include the ability to sit on the floor with students, squat down to a child's eye level, kneel, and lift and carry up to 30 pounds.
Full-Time Year-Round Position Annual Salary Range: $45K – $50K (Comprehensive Benefit Package; Professional development opportunities; Supportive and respectful work environment) Part-Time Year-Round Position Annual Salary Range: $24K – $28K (Professional development opportunities; Supportive and respectful work environment)
COVID Vaccination Requirements: Mountaintop Montessori expects all employees, including new hires, to be vaccinated unless they have a medical or religious reason not to do so. Proof of vaccination will be required during pre-employment processing. If you have a medical or religious exemption from vaccination, you will be required to be tested for COVID-19 once per week on an indefinite basis.
Mountaintop is committed to offering equal opportunities in all of its enrollment and employment practices. Mountaintop does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, family makeup, marital status, age, socio-economic level, disability, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, learning style, or any other protected category. Mountaintop is committed to ensuring that non-discrimination applies to all areas of enrollment and employment.
Contact Information for Applicants
Interested applicants should e-mail a resume and a copy of your Montessori Credentials to Patricia Colby, Head of School: firstname.lastname@example.org