Job Opening for 2023-2024

Assistant Teacher in Indianapolis, Indiana, US

Focused on fostering practical life skills, daily experiences in nature, and high-quality nutrition, Tulip Tree Montessori offers a unique approach to caring for children ages 16 months up to 4 years of age using the philosophy and methodology put forward by Dr. Maria Montessori. Tulip Tree Montessori is seeking a unique individual who is ready to jump right into the mix and take initiative to support our mission and long-term vision for the school. We are at the ground level of building a radical option for childcare here in Indianapolis and are looking for someone with grit and vigor as we forge a new beginning together for the children in our community.

Tulip Tree Montessori is a special place; therefore, we are seeking a special person, someone with strong unicorn vibes. The ideal candidate has a playful soul, a humble heart, and a life-long love of learning. Our unicorn is eager to absorb wisdom from a leader in the Indianapolis Montessori community and ready to weave their interests and passions into their work with children. They also have the opportunity to gain a scholarship towards a degree in early childhood education. Our unicorn will have stamina, perseverance, and excel at making mud pies. Above all else, they must love being with and learning from young children.

Helps maintain the prepared learning environment throughout the day
Receives constructive guidance from Lead Teacher
Engages with and guides children through transitions and outdoor playtime
Assists with redirection and behavior assessment
Helps follow daily classroom rhythm
Prepares daily snacks and food preparation activities
Participates in ongoing diapering and toileting needs
Posts pictures and/or videos of each child weekly on Brightwheel
Ensures laundry is washed, dried, folded and put away as needed
Assists with and completes daily cleaning and tidying
Communicates classroom needs with Lead Teacher
Participates in daily debriefings and weekly staff meetings
Engages in a minimum of 12 hours of continuing education each year

Show up each day with an open mind and an open heart
Take initiative and be willing to jump right into the role
Strong communication skills
Be willing to take direction as needed from the Lead Teacher
Love all weather and be willing and able to spend a minimum of 90 minutes outside daily
Have a wide imagination and be willing to eat all the “food” children prepare at the mud kitchen
Show up each day with stamina and a desire to meet toddlers where they are emotionally, mentally, and physically
Energetic and engaging
American Heart Association approved CPR and First Aid certificate dated within the past year that includes infant/toddler training
Reliable transportation
High school diploma or equivalent

1-3 years experience working with young children
Speaks toddler and can work on “toddler time”
Creative and intuitive
Patient and supportive
Ability to scan the room and step in where needed
Believes children are capable and deserving of respect

5 weeks of paid vacation during school year (August-June)
3 weeks paid summer vacation during July
10 paid personal/sick days per school year
Montessori Mentorship
Paid Professional Development
Scholarship opportunity towards a degree in early childhood education
Set up an interview and audition with Head of School, Tinora Powell, by emailing your resume to

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