Job Opening for 2021-22

Toddler Lead Guide in Austin, Texas

Athena Montessori Academy, an innovative Montessori school in central Austin, is seeking an AMS, AMI, or MACTE-accredited institute trained, credentialed, and experienced lead Montessori guide for an established toddler classroom to join our team of supportive guides. Ideal candidates have excellent written and verbal communication skills, ease and confidence with parent communication, several years experience in early childhood education and/or Montessori, a passion for working with toddlers, enjoy working on a collaborative team, and are committed to learning and growing personally and professionally. We are a team that is not afraid of courageous conversations and practice giving and receiving feedback with each other. Minimum Bachelors Degree preferred; Montessori credential and experience required.


AMA exists to build a healthy and courageous place to grow, play, and actualize an equitable community. We understand that we are preparing children for the world beyond school and we are looking for teachers who represent different cultures, races, backgrounds, perspectives, styles, and orientations. We are a school that not only aspires to meet the children’s academic development, but also their social and emotional development, in our quest to truly follow the child. We are members of the American Montessori Society.


Position starts June (summer camp) or August 2021.



School Year schedule, following AISD calendar; summer camp optional

Competitive Salary

Health insurance paid 100%

Discounts for vision, dental, and life insurance

Ten paid personal/vacation/sick days (PTO), in addition to paid holidays and days when school is closed

Two weeks preparation paid prior to new school year

Two hours of paid office hours daily

Extensive support staff providing breaks and support during transitions, nap, after school

Supportive and experienced administrative and leadership teams

Professional development and ongoing training paid, including attendance to the American Montessori Society annual conference

Low ratios

School closures four days per school for parent conferences; paid time off to prepare for conferences


Application process:

Review website at

Submit cover letter, resume, and three professional references—supervisor, colleague, and parent

Video or photos of teaching/interacting with children (unless observation of teaching can be arranged)

Special qualifications
  • 2021-22
  • Bachelor's Degree
This service is provided as a courtesy by The Center for Guided Montessori Studies.
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