Montessori 3-6 Early Childhood Co-Lead Guide

Catskill Montessori School
June 16, 2024
Job Type
Work Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Street Address
44-48 Anbach ln


OPPORTUNITY: Catskill Montessori School (CMS) is a private, non-profit school inspired by permaculture ethics of people care, earth care, and fair share on 63 acres nestled between the Mahicannituck and the Catskill Mountains. CMS is equidistant from Boston and New York City (about two hours). With many quaint towns nearby, including Hudson, with Amtrak service to NYC, Catskill offers the charm, culture, and environment of the Hudson Valley. 

Our school opened its doors in the fall of 2020 in a restored 1750s barn and a budding permaculture farm. We now serve toddlers through 7th grade. In addition, our permaculture farm has grown to include a working greenhouse, apple orchards, an outdoor/forest classroom, and farm animals, including Nigerian dwarf goats, rabbits, hens, and runner ducks.

JOB DESCRIPTION:  We’re seeking a creative, energetic, and collaborative MACTE/AMI/AMS Early Childhood Co-Lead Guide to join us for the 2024-2025 school year. The Guide will work with the rest of the teaching team (another Lead Guide and Assistant) to provide a warm, nurturing, and safe environment where self-direction is enhanced, independence is encouraged, and individuality is respected.

Ideal candidates: 

  • Early Childhood 3-6 MACTE credential or Montessori training preferred; however, applicants in training or willing to complete training should also consider applying 
  • Previous Experience working in a Montessori classroom environment
  • Embrace a curriculum that embodies our founding ethos of People Care, Fair Share, and Earth Care
  • Skilled classroom manager, inspiring children to be their best selves and patiently coaching them through solution-finding processes
  • Collaborative and willing to work within a team; basic computer skills and knowledge of Google Workspace are appreciated. 
  • Able to work between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily during our balanced year calendar; once hired, applicants can choose to increase base pay by working during our Session Break Camps
  • Interest or experience in farming, permaculture, outdoor education, or similar experience is a big plus! 
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States.

COMPENSATION:  This is a full-time position with a competitive salary (commensurate with experience), health/dental/vision benefits, 401k (with pre-tax or post-tax contribution), Montessori professional development allowance, and tuition assistance for dependent children. The salary range for this position is between $40,000 and $58,000.

APPLY: If you're interested in joining our school community, please send your resume and cover letter to the address below. Black people, Indigenous people, people of color (BIPOC), lesbian, gay, bisexual,  transgender, queer, and gender diverse people are all strongly encouraged to apply.  Our school community seeks to help each child build the adult of their future and engender respect for the differences of others doing the same. Part of this includes developing an appreciation for and building a community with those of different spiritual beliefs, cultural heritages, racial backgrounds, gender identities, economic backgrounds, and other affiliations. The land surrounding and supporting the school also inspires and informs our work as we guide the children to become global citizens and stewards of this land and our planet.  

We are not able to sponsor a visa applicant at this time.

Gaurapriya Tester, Head of School 

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