Job Opening for 2023-2024

Pre-Primary (Toddler) Lead Guide in Bozeman, Montana, US

Bozeman Montessori has an opening for a full-time Montessori Pre-Primary Lead Guide for one of our toddler (18 mth – 3 yr) classrooms. Montessori experience is ideal and we also provide on-the-job training for candidates interested in completing their Montessori teacher education. Please see our Bozeman Montessori website Careers page to apply:

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 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

Ideal Candidate Has Capacity For:
– Leading an active environment of children from about 18 months to 3 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, year-round with planned spring, summer and winter breaks

Competitive Compensation: Pay Rate Dependent Upon Education & Experience. Potential Sign On Bonus. Paid Short Term Disability Insurance, Simple IRA Retirement Plan match up to 3%, Paid Holidays, Earned Paid Time Off, Tuition Discount and Lunch, provided. Paid Professional Development for Required Trainings and Montessori Teacher Education Sponsorships Available.

Find Us!
Center website:
Facebook page: @bozemanmontessori
Instagram: @bozemontessori

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

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