Job Opening for 2022-2023

Director Position in Holderness, New Hampshire

Director Position at Blue Heron School at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
Position: Blue Heron School Director, Non-teaching
Employment Classification: Full-time, Exempt, salaried position
Immediate Supervisor: Education Director
Salary Range: $40,300 to $50,400

Program: Blue Heron School is a Montessori program for preschool and kindergarteners, which incorporates the nature preschool philosophy and includes significant time outdoors. It is a part of the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Holderness NH ( The mission of the Science Center is to advance understanding of ecology by exploring New Hampshire’s natural
world. Through spectacular live animal exhibits, natural science education programs, an informal public garden, and lake cruises, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center has brought people nearer to nature since 1966.

Position: The Blue Heron School Director is responsible for establishing and maintaining the core values of the program with the staff, and leading an authentic Montessori program. They manage school enrollment and communications with families, other teachers, programs, and visitors. They manage compliance with New Hampshire Bureau of Child Care Licensing rules.  They hire, manage and support the staff in their roles in the classroom and their interactions with the children and the environment. This is a full time, year round position.

Qualifications: Requirements include successful completion of MACTE certified Montessori training, training and/or experience with nature preschool and outdoor education, three credits in management or supervision awarded by a regionally accredited college or university, or a minimum of two years’ experience in a supervisory or management position in lieu of the three credits in management and supervision.

Benefits: Paid vacation, personal, and sick time, health insurance (SLNSC covers 80% of the premiums,) SLNSC sponsored short-term disability, long-term disability, life insurance, and EAP (Employee Assistance Plan). A 403b retirement plan (5% match after two years), and a free 8-person membership to the Science Center.

Apply: To apply, please apply by remitting a current resume and letter of interest to HR/Finance Manager, Bonnie Baker at

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to creating a diverse work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation.

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