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Art Teacher

Status: Part-Time; approximately 24 hours per week
Classification: Faculty
Supervisor: Middle and Upper School Director
Location: In-person instruction at theBrier Creek Campus
Hours: TBD

Position Summary
The Montessori School of Raleigh (MSR) seeks an Art Teacher for the 2023/2024 school year. Under the general direction of the Middle and Upper School Director, the ideal candidate will lead art classes for Middle & Upper School (grades 7 - 12). This position will also support independent studies with Upper School students.  

Established in 1974, MSR is a vibrant and exceptional independent Montessori and International Baccalaureate (IB) World School school in the Triangle area serving 400+ students aged 6 weeks through 18 years. MSR is committed to the intellectual, ethical, and personal development of our students. Our beautifully designed and well-maintained Lead Mine Campus, situated on 10 acres in North Raleigh, comprises five buildings in a child-centered, village-like setting surrounded by wetlands and protected forest. Our Middle and Upper Schools are housed on an expansive 40-acre wooded campus in Brier Creek in Durham. Both sites were carefully planned and constructed to provide the nature-centered environments integral to Montessori practice. Driven by our core values of “Respect,” “Integrity,” “Community” and “Love of Learning,” MSR welcomes prospective employees of all backgrounds. We are committed to attracting and retaining the highest quality faculty and staff through a comprehensive compensation plan, including competitive salary and an expansive benefits package. MSR is accredited by AMS and the IBO. All MSR employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19.


  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a related field
  • Montessori or IB credentials preferred
  • Minimum five years teaching experience at various age levels
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Committed to the mission and core values of MSR, which include "respect, integrity, community, and love of learning"
  • Develops and maintains positive relationships with students, colleagues, parents, and other members of the MSR community
  • Flexible team player with a "can-do" attitude
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate in teams with a wide range of individuals
  • Committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and diverse learning community
  • Student-centered, collegial, passionate, innovative

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Adhere to AMS and IBO guidelines and professional standards
  • Ensure safety and well-being of students in the classroom and on campus
  • Establish and deliver art education scope and sequence curriculum
  • Create and foster a learning environment that produces agile thinkers, poised communicators and gracious collaborators
  • Maintain a supportive and collaborative partnership with faculty and administration to assist with curriculum development and implementation within the context of the School's overall program and Mission
  • Participate in ongoing professional development
  • Attend all required faculty and team meetings
  • Participate in lunch, recess, and/or carline coverage, and parent education nights, as assigned
  • Collaborate and participate within divisional team
  • Maintain and participate in a home/school partnership by being open to consistent communication
  • Implement and participate in meetings involving Student Support Plans as needed
  • Maintain student record keeping, lesson planning, parent reports, and parent conferences
  • Serves as a chaperone on field trips (day and overnight) as needed. 
  • Be available to parents through written communication, setting up conferences, and educating parents in Montessori and/or IB philosophy.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Middle & Upper School Director or Head of School.
  • This position might have the ability to participate as a coach for various sports teams at MSR, depending upon skills and experience.

It is the policy of The Montessori School of Raleigh to make employment decisions on the basis of qualifications for a specific job without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national or ethnic origin, age, veteran status, or the presence of a disability, except where such is a bona fide occupational qualification. Applicants are encouraged to confidentially self-identify when applying. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a reference check with current employer (or most recent employer, if not currently employed) and background investigation. 

To apply
The school offers competitive salary and benefits. Please send a cover letter and resume to with the subject line of “Art Teacher - your last name.” No phone calls.

About Raleigh-Durham
The Raleigh-Durham area is consistently ranked among the top places to live with strong job growth and a high quality of life. Top universities, a rich diversity of arts and cultural offerings, excellent health care, and lower than average housing costs, draw people in from all over the nation. Our mild climate and proximity to both beaches and mountains makes the Raleigh-Durham area an ideal place to live.