Early Childhood and Nursery Assistant Teachers Needed!

Stephanie Ranieri
August 4, 2021
Job Type
15.50-16.50 per hour
Education Requirements
Experience Requirements
2 Years Childcare Experience, Montessori Experience Preferred
Work Hours
9:30/10:00am to 6:00/6:30pm
Street Address


The Montessori Academy of Chicago is seeking enthusiastic and dedicated individuals to join our team of highly motivated educators in our Early Childhood (3-6 years old) and Nursery (0-3) programs. Specifically, we’re hiring for Assistant Teacher positions in an early childhood or Nursery classroom. This position reports directly to the classroom’s Lead Teacher, and must work collaboratively with other Teacher’s Assistants and Academy faculty. This is a full-time, hourly position starting immediately and continuing into the 2021-2022 school year.

If you are interested in applying for this position, send your resume and a cover letter in response to this posting.


Full time employees are eligible for health, dental and short term disability insurance through the Academy after a 60 day waiting period.
All employees are eligible for 401K with matching 100% up to 5%.

Montessori Academy of Chicago provided the following inclusive hiring information:

We are an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants equally without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability status.

Women-led organization
Inclusive of minority and disadvantaged groups
LGBTQ+ friendly workplace
Diversity and inclusion training or programs
Fully or partially paid childcare
Paid time off

COVID-19 considerations:
All students and teachers in our early childhood program wear masks at all times. Teachers in our Nursery program wear masks and additional PPE as necessary. Social distancing and additional cleaning/sanitizing procedures have been implemented.


-Applicants must be able to work Monday - Friday from 9:30am-6:00pm.
-Applicants should have a minimum of 2 years experience working with young children. Some college is preferred.
-Applicants must be able to pass a background check, TB test, and physical.


-Ensuring the safety and well-being of all students.
-Planning and implementing art projects, games and group activities.
-Building nurturing and engaging relationships with children.
-Responsible for classroom management, supervision, and maintaining complete and accurate attendance records.
-Ensuring safety during transitions and communicating with children in a developmentally appropriate matter.
-Role modeling social skills and classroom behavior expectations appropriate to the age group.
-Implementing positive behavior supports for students and encouraging relationship building.
-Building a sense of community with classroom team, parents and students.
-Daily responsibilities include washing dishes, sanitizing materials, restocking supplies, and preparing the classroom environment for the following school day


-Applicants should be able to communicate with children, parents and other staff members.
-Punctuality, dependability, patience, and an eagerness to learn are highly valued!
-Experience working in a Montessori environment is preferred.

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