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Careers

Our school employs lead teachers who hold their Montessori Teacher Certification from the American Montessori Society (AMS) or the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) at the level they are actively teaching: Toddler, Primary (3-6 year old), Lower Elementary (6-9 year old), Upper Elementary (9-12 year old), and Middle School (12-14 year old).

In addition, many of our lead teachers have degrees in education. Our teachers have received their training at a variety of accredited Montessori training centers in the United States and Europe. While our part-time teaching assistant positions do not require a Montessori teaching credential, we seek individuals with academic preparation in education (bachelor’s prepared) and classroom experience at the level they would be assisting within our school. We also have a variety of specialty teachers who are steeped in their subject area and who adapt their teaching style to our Montessori philosophy. We are eager to meet Montessori credentialed teachers throughout the year who are interested in working at our school. In this way, when we have an opening, we can contact candidates who already know about our school and who may have already visited us. Whether you hold a Montessori teaching credential or you have an interest in exploring a Montessori teaching career, we welcome you to sign up for an Admissions Tour. This is a great way to get a feel for our campus, teachers, students, and programs. Both the American Montessori Society and the Association Montessori Internationale are wonderful resources for learning more about Montessori philosophy and to find out more about Montessori teacher training programs. Richmond Montessori School offers a limited number of internships for Montessori teacher candidates seeking to complete their practicum year in a dually accredited Montessori school. If you are interested in a teaching internship at RMS, please contact the school for more information.

If you are a highly motivated team player who holds an AMS or AMI teaching credential in Toddler, Primary, Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary or Middle School, and you would like to find out more about teaching opportunities with RMS, please email your resume and letter of interest to Head of School, Grainne Murray at gmurray@richmont.org

Employment Opportunities For 2017-18


Receptionist/Administrative Assistant
Richmond Montessori School seeks a dynamic outgoing individual for the role of Receptionist/Administrative Assistant (R/AA). The R/AA provides support to the school community through coverage of all reception and clerical duties for the front desk/school reception area. The duties include responding in a positive, helpful manner to all inquiries from school constituents (students, parents, faculty, staff, trustees and visitors) in person, on the phone, and via electronic communication. The R/AA is responsible for the smooth, calm, positive atmosphere of the front desk and works in support of and reports to the Director of Admission & Enrollment Management. Additional duties include but are not limited to tracking of student absence, tardies and reportable illnesses, managing mail, medicine administration, managing/ordering inventory of office and first aid supplies, managing shared school calendars, and minimal data base entry.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Requires proficient knowledge of and facility with both Microsoft and Google suites. Knowledge of general office procedures and practices. Efficient, accurate data entry skills. Requires excellent interpersonal communication skills and written communication skills that include editing and proofreading as well as an ability to write and speak diplomatically and with confidence when interacting with constituents. Customer service skills must be exemplary. Requires sound judgment, discretion and a high level of confidentiality. Requires the ability to work independently and as part of a team.   Ability to successfully juggle multiple demands. Ability to maintain calm when dealing with all types of situations.

Education, Training and/or Experience: High school diploma or equivalent, 1-2 years administrative experience required.

Interested and qualified candidates can submit a letter of interest along with a current resume and three references to Head of School, Grainne Murray, at gmurray@richmont.org.

Middle School Math Teacher
Richmond Montessori School (RMS), an independent co-educational Montessori school serving grades pre-school-8 in Richmond, Virginia, seeks an experienced and enthusiastic Middle School Math teacher. RMS is dually accredited with the American Montessori Society and the Virginia Association of Independent Schools.

The Math teacher at Richmond Montessori School Middle School (7th and 8th grades) is responsible for curriculum development, lesson planning, and delivery based in Montessori philosophy and best pedagogical practices for young adolescents, for the following classes: Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry & Algebra 2.The position requires collaborative work with faculty to integrate across the curriculum in areas including language arts, engineering, technology and science. The math teacher is responsible for developing a viable micro-economy model, with the support of the middle school team, to provide students with real-life business and financial skills and offers the curriculum in a way that challenges each student to excel, reflects a commitment to equity, and demonstrates an appreciation for diversity.

The ideal candidate will possess prior middle school teaching experience, excellent communication skills, proficient use of instructional technology in the classroom and a genuine appreciation of adolescents. Interested candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree; Master’s preferred.  Montessori credentials preferred, but not required; continued education toward secondary Montessori credential is expected. Experience in basic computer coding, design software and hardware and/or Maker Space curriculum design and instruction a plus. Candidates must demonstrate dedication to the mission of the school and embrace the Montessori philosophy of education.

Interested and qualified candidates can submit a letter of interest along with a current resume and three references to Head of School, Grainne Murray, at gmurray@richmont.org.

Lead Primary Teacher
The primary teacher is responsible for all aspects of the educational advancement for the students under her/his charge and understands and strives to meet the developmental needs of children ages 3-6. The teacher demonstrates knowledge and practice of the core Montessori philosophy of respect for the individual learner, preparation of the environment, fostering independence, order and concentration in the student, respect for sensitive periods, and recognizing intrinsic motivation and the absorbent mind. Candidate must be a team player committed to collegial collaboration, self-reflection, and partnering with parents for student success.

Education, Training and /or Experience: Must hold at minimum, a Bachelor’s Degree in addition to an AMS or AMI Montessori Early Education. Credential. Minimum of three years lead teaching experience preferred. Continued professional development required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Strong oral and written communications, ability to use basic Microsoft software such as excel and word, email and calendaring, Google apps, attention to detail and accuracy, ability to use tact when dealing with difficult parent and/or student situations, ability to recognize classroom and/or student challenges and request support as needed, ability to make decisions and work independently, ability to problem solve, strong interpersonal skills, team player, exemplary work ethic, positive energy and consistent follow through, understands and demonstrates confidentiality regarding parent and family situations, treats co-workers with respect and dignity.
Certifications, Licenses, or Registrations: current CPR and First Aid certification.

If you are a highly motivated team player and you would like to find out more about the position with RMS, please email your resume, letter of interest, and three references to Head of School Grainne Murray at gmurray@richmont.org.

The position begins on August 17, 2017. Richmond Montessori School is an equal opportunity employer and an open and affirming community. We welcome candidates of diverse backgrounds.

Compensation commensurate with experience. Highly competitive benefits package.

Lower Elementary Teacher
The lower elementary teacher is responsible for all aspects of the educational advancement for the students under her/his charge and understands and strives to meet the developmental needs of children aged 6-9 (Grades 1-3). The teacher demonstrates knowledge and practice of the core Montessori philosophy of respect for the individual learner, preparation of the environment, fostering independence, order and concentration in the student, respect for sensitive periods, and recognizing intrinsic motivation and the curious mind. She/he must possess a commitment to self-reflection, working collaboratively with colleagues, and partnering with parents for student success.

Education, Training and /or Experience: Must hold at minimum, a Bachelor’s Degree in addition to an AMS or AMI Montessori Lower Elementary Credential. Minimum of three years lead teaching experience preferred. Continued professional development required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Strong oral and written communications, ability to use basic Microsoft software such as excel and word, email and calendaring, Google apps, attention to detail and accuracy, ability to use tact when dealing with difficult parent and/or student situations, ability to recognize classroom and/or student challenges and request support as needed, ability to make decisions and work independently, ability to problem solve, strong interpersonal skills, team player, exemplary work ethic, positive energy and consistent follow through, understands and demonstrates confidentiality regarding parent and family situations, treats co-workers with respect and dignity.
Certifications, Licenses, or Registrations: current CPR and First Aid certification.

If you are a highly motivated team player and you would like to find out more about the position with RMS, please email your resume, three references, and letter of interest to Head of School, Grainne Murray at gmurray@richmont.org

The position begins on August 17, 2017. Richmond Montessori School is an equal opportunity employer and an open and affirming community. We welcome candidates of diverse backgrounds.

Compensation commensurate with experience. Highly competitive benefits package.