Our benefits package includes health, dental, long-term disability, SIMPLE IRA, professional development, and tuition remission for qualified dependents. Applicants for classroom teaching positions must have a Montessori credential that is MACTE-approved. A bachelor’s degree and previous classroom experience are preferred. Candidates are expected to work collaboratively for the benefit of each child and the school and demonstrate a commitment to professional growth and development.

  • World Language Teacher: Spanish

    Montessori Community School is seeking a warm, engaging, and enthusiastic part-time Spanish language teacher for preschool through grade 8 for the 2020-2021 school year. (Possibly Full time for the right candidate). The Spanish language teacher teaches multiple sections per week at each elementary grade level along with weekly lessons at the Children’s House (preschool) level. Attendance at occasional evening school events and monthly after school staff meetings is also required.

    The ideal candidate:

    • has 3-5 years of experience teaching the Spanish language and culture in a preschool and/or elementary school setting
    • is able to effectively teach in a fully interactive approach focusing on speaking and listening while introducing reading and writing at the elementary level
    • is comfortable using technology in order to enhance the learning experience
    • works collaboratively with all members of the school community
    • is self-directed with a strong work ethic
    • has excellent communication skills

    Requirements

    • Bachelor’s Degree (in education preferred)
    • Master’s Degree (preferred)
    • Fluency in Spanish
    • Montessori classroom experience (preferred)
    • Ability to lift 50 pounds
    • Authorized for employment in the U.S.

    Please send a cover letter and resume to tdaniel@mcsdurham.org with the Subject: “World Language Teacher Application: Your Name.” 

    MCS is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions based on merit, qualifications, and skills. MCS will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. All such discrimination is unlawful and contrary to MCS values and will not be tolerated by MCS. MCS will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

  • Upper Elementary Montessori Teacher (Fall, 2021)

    Montessori Community School (MCS) seeks a full time Upper Elementary Teacher/Guide (ages 9-12) for the 2021-2022 school year. Founded in 1980, Montessori Community School is one of the leading Montessori Schools in the Durham- Chapel Hill area. MCS  is seeking a highly motivated Upper Elementary Montessori Guide who will be responsible for providing a nurturing, productive learning environment in keeping with the mission and vision of the school.

    The ideal candidate:

    • excels at preparing the classroom environment, taking responsibility for creating and maintaining an orderly, safe, and appropriately challenging learning environment for students
    • has a background in education and enjoys working with students ages 9-12
    • is able to ensure the physical and emotional safety and well-being of the students
    • is organized, flexible, efficient, creative, comfortable with technology, and a problem-solver
    • has a working knowledge of the elementary content in all subject areas
    • is able to model integrity, curiosity, and respect
    • is an excellent communicator, interacting with children, families, and coworkers in a warm, compassionate, empathetic, and confident manner
    • The position requires attendance at occasional evening school events, overnight school trips and after school staff meetings
    • Due to the potential for a mandated school building closure during the 2020-2021 school year, the successful candidate should also be prepared to transition to a distance learning program model if needed

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree or beyond in related field
    • Montessori certification for ages 9-12 
    • Experience working in a Montessori classroom (preferred)

    Please send a cover letter and resume to tdaniel@mcsdurham.org with the Subject: “Upper Elementary Lead Teacher: Your Name.” 

    MCS  is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions based on merit, qualifications, and skills. MCS will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. All such discrimination is unlawful and contrary to MCS values and will not be tolerated by MCS. MCS will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

  • Music Teacher (Fall, 2021)

    Montessori Community School is seeking a warm, engaging, and enthusiastic Music teacher for kindergarten through grade 8 for the 2021-2022 school year. Attendance at occasional evening school events and after school staff meetings is also required.

    The ideal candidate:

    • has 3-5 years of experience teaching Music in a preschool and/or elementary school setting including vocal, instrumental, and drama instruction
    • has produced student musical performances
    • is comfortable using technology in order to enhance the learning experience
    • is able to plan and deliver engaging curriculum through remote learning methods should the need arise
    • is able to collaborate with colleagues to ensure consistency of program, to develop curriculum and to coordinate activities and interdisciplinary projects
    • is self-directed with a strong work ethic
    • has excellent communication skills 
    • Is able to write progress reports for each student

    Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • Master’s Degree (preferred)
    • Montessori experience (preferred)
    • Ability to lift 50 pounds
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

     Please send cover letter and resume to tdaniel@mcsdurham.org with the Subject: “Music Teacher Application: Your Name.” 

    MCS is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions based on merit, qualifications, and skills. MCS will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. All such discrimination is unlawful and contrary to MCS values and will not be tolerated by MCS. MCS will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.