Job Opening for 2024-25

Early Childhood, Primary Lead Guide (3-6 yr old) Teacher in Bozeman, Montana, US

Bozeman Montessori has an opening for a full-time Montessori Primary Lead Guide for one of our primary (3-6 yr) classrooms. Montessori experience is ideal and we also provide on-the-job training for candidates interested in completing their Montessori teacher education.  We have classrooms serving infants (6 months to 18 months,) Pre-Primary (toddlers; 18 months to 3 years), Primary (3 years to 6 years old) and Elementary (6 years to 9 years old) in our two campus locations.

Our Story: Bozeman Montessori is a place where the community comes together in support of children, to cultivate joyfully engaged individuals. Our seasoned, Montessori-trained teachers provide support as families navigate the complexities of the world in a safe, inspiring environment, intentionally designed for self-discovery and learning. Our flourishing community is grounded in the belief that everyone has value and a part to play in the world as unique as they are. Our science-based approach is responsive to the needs of individuals and supports the needs of human beings at every stage in life. In partnership, our time-tested method serves as a compass as families navigate their own journey.

Mission Statement: Our mission is to work collaboratively with families using the principles of Dr. Montessori to support child development within a community of caregivers. We strive to support the children’s independence and development while fostering in them joyful lifelong learning.

Our Core Values:  Community, Integrity, Growth Mindset, Beauty

This Job is Ideal for Someone Who Is:
-Montessori-trained or desires to complete Montessori training.
-Consistent and reliable
-Loves young children and families and is able to honor the spiritual development of the child with a high level of relationship skills with adults and children alike
-Excellent Montessori classroom management awareness and ability
-Adaptable and flexible to changing circumstances and environment
-Wants to be a part of a vibrant and growing Montessori community that serves infants, toddlers and preschoolers through kindergarten and elementary.
-Is a life-long learner

Candidate Must:  Provide a cover letter, resume, and three references to apply

Upon Hire:
-Satisfy licensing requirements, including providing current Tdap and MMR immunization records
-Be current in adult/child CPR-First Aid Training (or become so within one month of hire)
-Be willing to become current in Montana-required health and safety trainings (within one month of hire)
-Pass background checks as required by licensing at the time of hire

Preferred Education:
-Current enrollment or Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant College Program
-Experience with early childhood care and education
-Montessori credential in early childhood is exceptional, but not required
– Or, willingness to pursue MACTE three to six training upon hire

Ideal Candidate Has Capacity For:
-Leading an active environment of children from about 3 years to 6 years old including supporting staff and special teachers
-Warmth, energy, and enthusiasm for working with young children with kindness, consistency, and calm
-Planning, organizing, and meticulous preparation and maintenance of the environment, inside the classroom and outside in our play spaces and garden areas
-Honoring our shared Montessori values of  community, friendliness with error, compassion, and integrity, as well as an appreciation for diversity
-A commitment to protecting the physical and emotional safety of all children as a prerequisite for learning
-Demonstrating strong communication skills (both verbal and written) with all members of the community (adults and children)
-Ability to accept feedback gracefully and a willingness to embrace lifelong learning
-Showing professionalism, sensitivity, and respect for confidentiality on behalf of all members of our community

Job Type: Full-time, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm position, 35-40 hours per week, year-round with planned spring, summer and winter breaks

Employer Paid Benefits:
-Paid Earned Time Off
-Paid Holidays
-Additional paid time off for full time employees
-Short Term Disability Policy, company paid
-Simple Plan IRA Retirement with 3% company match
-Tuition discount available to child of employees who are enrolled in our programs.
-Paid professional development for required trainings and Montessori teacher education sponsorships available.
-Food program lunches for all employees

Find Us!
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Apply on Careers page on our website:
Facebook page: @bozemanmontessori
Instagram: @bozemontessori

Bozeman Montessori does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin in admission or hiring policies.

Special qualifications:
Montessori-trained or desire to complete Montessori training.

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