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Media Aide and Toddler After-School Care Guide

Status: Full time/Exempt
Classification: Faculty
Supervisor: Lower School Director
Location: In-person instruction at the Lead Mine Campus
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Position Summary
The Montessori School of Raleigh (MSR) seeks a Media Aide and After-School Care Guide for the 2023-2024 school year. Under the general direction of the Lower School Director, the ideal candidate will partner with the Director of Educational Technology for the delivery of Library and Technology classes at the Kindergarten level as well as support to the Library/Media Center. In this dual role, the ideal candidate will also partner with the Toddler team in providing support during portions of the academic school day as well as delivery of the After-School Care program. This role entails maintaining and providing environments and experiences which supports students, staff, parents, Montessori philosophy, and MSR policies.

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, Cognia, and the IBO.


  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in education, library media, or a related field
  • Montessori experience preferred
  • Teaching experience at the Toddler (15 months - 3 years old) levels
  • 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 “can-do” attitude
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate in teams with a wide range of individuals.
  • Commitment to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and diverse learning community
  • Student-centered, collegial, passionate, innovative

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Adhere to AMS guidelines and professional standards.
  • In partnership with the Director of Educational Technology, establish and deliver Kindergarten Library/Media  class scope and sequence. Support in Elementary Technology classes as needed.
  • Provide support to the MSR Media Center, including helping with book circulation and shelving materials.
  • Provide supportive and collaborative partnership with classroom teachers   through consistent communication, which includes being a resource as a substitute classroom teacher, when necessary.
  • Support the preparation and maintenance of the After-School environment in which the furnishings and materials are developmentally appropriate in providing care as an extension to the academic school day
  • Plan, deliver, and supervise a developmentally appropriate and consistent schedule of activities for students during after-school hours.
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of students in the classroom .
  • Adheres to the MSR Diapering and Toileting best practices policy, ensuring the health, safety, and documentation of students in the process.
  • Collaborate and participate within a divisional team and with interdisciplinary teachers.
  • Partner with Student Support Services to ensure student success and developmental readiness.
  • Be available to parents through written communication, setting up conferences, and educating parents in Montessori philosophy.
  • Create positive relationships with parents and colleagues by returning emails within 48 hours on work days.
  • Maintain a supportive and collaborative partnership with administration and colleagues to assist with curriculum development and implementation within the context of the School's overall program,  and mission, and core values.
  • Foster an inclusive, equitable, and diverse learning community.
  • Remain student-centered, collegial, passionate, and innovative.
  • Keep accurate records of student progress.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Lower School Director or Head of School.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment
The Media Aide and After-School Care Guide can expect to:

  • Work in a fast-paced environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and a varied and diverse array of contacts
  • Work primarily in a traditional climate-controlled classroom environment, with periods of time outdoors
  • Supervise groups of students and regularly engage with parents, staff, and visitors
  •  Occasionally lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Turn, bend, and reach.

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 a competitive salary and benefits package. Please send a cover letter and resume to with the subject line of “Media Aide and After-School Care Guide 23/24 - your last name.” No phone calls please.

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.