Montessori Toddler Lead Guide

Catskill Montessori School
April 11, 2024
Job Type
Work Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Street Address
44-48 Anbach ln


We are seeking an experienced Toddler Lead Guide.

Job Description 

The Lead will work with our current Toddler Assistant Intern Guide in providing a warm, nurturing, and safe environment where self-direction is enhanced, independence encouraged, and individuality respected. The classroom assistant will assist the lead guide in providing this same environment.

Promotes the image of the school and supports its mission, vision, and goals by exhibiting the following behavior: collaboration, respect, resourcefulness, flexibility, and accountability. Uses positive and professional language when interacting with both children and adults.

Ideal candidates: 

  • Have previous experience working in a Montessori classroom environment 
  • Have previous experience working with children
  • Can work well and positively as part of a team 
  • Able to work between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm daily during our balanced year calendar (additional hours may be available during our Session Camps)
  • Basic computer skills 
  • Toddler MACTE, AMS, or AMI credential 


COMPENSATION This is a full-time position with a competitive salary (commensurate with experience) and other benefits as outlined in the Staff Handbook (such as health and 401k). The salary range for this position is between $48,000 and $61,920

APPLY If you're interested in joining our school community, please send in 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.   A teaching license/credential is not required for this role. 

Gaurapriya Tester 

Head of School



Catskill Montessori School 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. Our school opened its doors in the fall of 2020 with one early childhood 3-6 class and one 6-9 elementary class in a restored 1750s barn, along with a budding permaculture farm. We now serve toddlers through 4th grade with the blueprint to immediately expand the Upper Elementary and then expand to include a Secondary program (12-18) as our students rise each year.

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 and 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 on a journey to become global citizens and stewards of this land and our planet.

In our fifth year (2024 - 2025) and meeting enthusiastic demand in our community, we are seeking staff members to grow with us!

Catskill is equidistant from Boston and New York City (about two hours), with easy access to both. With many quaint towns nearby, including Hudson with Amtrak service to NYC, Catskill offers the charm, culture, and environment of the Hudson Valley.

We’re expanding and looking for candidates for multiple roles in the 2024/2025 academic year.

For more information and to view additional available positions, visit our website ( Send your resume and cover letter to

Gaurapriya Tester

Head of School


Toddler MACTE, AMS, or AMI credential

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