Job Opening for 2024-25

Admin Assistant in Catskill , New York, US

OPPORTUNITY: Catskill Montessori School (CMS) is a private, non-profit school inspired by permaculture ethics of people care, earth care, and fair share on 63 acres nestled between the Mahicannituck and the Catskill Mountains. CMS operates on a balanced schedule, with programming running throughout the school year with intermittent breaks. CMS is equidistant from Boston and New York City (about two hours). With many quaint towns nearby, including Hudson, with Amtrak service to NYC, Catskill offers the charm, culture, and environment of the Hudson Valley.

Our school opened its doors in the fall of 2020 with one early childhood 3-6 class and one 6-9 elementary class in a restored 1750s barn, along with a budding permaculture farm. We now serve toddlers through 6th grade, with the blueprint to expand to include a Secondary program (12-18) as our students rise each year. In addition, our permaculture farm has grown to include a working greenhouse, apple orchards, an outdoor/forest classroom, and farm animals, including Nigerian dwarf goats, rabbits, hens, and runner ducks.

JOB DESCRIPTION: We are seeking an Administrative Assistant. The administrative assistant will work with the rest of the administration team to support the needs of the school. They also assist in communicating with parents, managing student records, scheduling, and supporting the Head of School with day-to-day administrative duties. This position requires excellent organizational skills, strong communication abilities, proficiency in office software, and the capacity to handle multiple tasks in an educational environment.

Ideal candidates:

● Have previous experience working in a Montessori school.
● Can work well and positively as part of a team;

● Basic computer skills and knowledge of Google Workspace are helpful.
● Embrace a curriculum that embodies our founding ethos of People Care, Fair Share,
and Earth Care.
● Able to work between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily. (once hired, applicants can
choose to increase base pay by working during our Session Camps)
● Interest or experience in farming, permaculture, or similar fields is a big plus!
● Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

COMPENSATION: This is a full-time position with a competitive salary (commensurate with experience) and other benefits as outlined in the Staff Handbook (such as health and a 401(k)). The salary range for this position is between $40,000 and $47,000.

ONSITE STAFF HOUSING: Catskill Montessori School has limited on-site staff housing available. Candidates interested in onsite housing should include that in their cover letter.

APPLY: If you’re interested in joining our school community, please send your resume and cover letter to the address below. A teaching license/credential is not required for this role.


Black people, Indigenous people, people of color (BIPOC), lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and gender diverse people are all strongly encouraged to apply. Our school community seeks to help each child build the adult of their future and engender
respect for the differences of others doing the same. Part of this includes developing an appreciation for and building a community with those of different spiritual beliefs, cultural heritages, racial and gender identities, economic backgrounds, and other affiliations. The land surrounding and supporting the school also inspires and informs our work as we guide the children on a journey to become global citizens and stewards of this land and our planet.

We are not able to sponsor a visa applicant at this time.

Gaurapriya Tester, Head of School

This service is provided as a courtesy by The Center for Guided Montessori Studies.
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