Montessori Assistant Teacher – Part Time

Posted by Sacred Heart School on June 16, 2020

Are you passionate about providing children the opportunity to develop to their full potential? We are seeking a caring, patient, and dedicated individual who is excited to be part of providing high-quality, culturally relevant Montessori education to 3-6 year olds for the 2020-2021 school year.



  • Experience working with young children
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Energetic, self-motivated, and strong work ethic
  • Team player with strong collaborative and communication skills
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn, ability to take direction well
  • Professional, reliable, and responsible
  • Creative, flexible, and patient
  • Ability to relate positively and professionally to all parents
  • Respect for children, parents, colleagues, and school
  • Physical ability to carry 10-20 lbs. regularly and 30-40 lbs. on occasion, able to bend and move between crouching, sitting, and standing frequently throughout the day


  • Classroom experience
  • Experience in a Montessori environment
  • Early Childhood Training or college degree
  • A second language
    CPR/First aid training certification


  • Assist with maintaining classroom order through observing, guiding, and re-directing children as needed
  • Maintain cleanliness of classroom through daily sweeping, dishwashing, vacuuming, cleaning child bathroom, disinfecting materials and surfaces, and other cleaning tasks
  • Use positive discipline strategies and discuss strategies with lead teacher to maintain consistency
  • Maintain classroom expectations during lunch, nap time, recess, group time, and transitions
  • Prepare and replenish classroom supplies
  • Assist with record keeping
  • Set up workstations and snack
  • Develop positive relationships with parents, children, and colleagues
  • Meet weekly with lead teacher to discuss curriculum, lesson plans, issues, and questions
  • Present lessons as directed by the lead teacher
  • Act as substitute lead teacher if the lead teacher is absent
  • Observe all school policies and procedures as outlined in the Staff Handbook and communicated by the Principal
  • Maintain respectful and positive interactions with other staff and solve conflicts appropriately and efficiently
  • Perform other tasks as directed by lead teacher or Principal


  • 5-6 Hours per day (schedule to be determined), Monday-Friday for the 2020-21 school year (mid-August through mid-June) (Hours are full days for approximately the first two weeks of the school year, or longer as needed)
  • Several workdays in August for training and classroom preparations (days and times to be scheduled with lead teacher and school principal)
  • Attend staff meetings and evening school events (such as orientation and Back-to-School nights)
  • Observe one Montessori Primary classroom at another school annually

About Our Program:

We are a private Catholic school serving a predominantly non-Catholic community. Our Montessori program offers sliding scale tuition to make high quality education accessible to our families. Some families receive a state childcare subsidy for preschool and afterschool that makes our school free for them.

While Sacred Heart School was founded in 1920, we started our first Montessori primary classroom in 2015. Our school includes pk-8th grade (1st-8th are not Montessori classrooms) with about 200 students total. Our school is a family, with frequent interactions between grade levels and a strong, supportive staff culture. Parents have been enthusiastic about their children’s experiences with us and by word of mouth, demand for our Montessori program has steadily grown – we have a waitlist every year.

To Apply: Please email cover letter, resume, and contact information for two or three references to


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