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Part-Time Infant Assistant Teacher

Job Description
Status: Part-time
Classification: Faculty
Supervisor: Lower School Director 
Location: In-person at the Lead Mine Campus
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The Montessori School of Raleigh (MSR) seeks a Part-Time Infant Assistant Teacher for the 2022/2023 school year. Under the general direction of the Lower School Director, the ideal candidate will assist in an Infant (6 weeks to 18 months) classroom. All MSR employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in early childhood or related field
  • Experience or knowledge of Montessori and/or RIE philosophy
  • Minimum two years teaching experience at the infant level
  • 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 school guidelines and professional standards
  • Ensure safety and well-being of students 
  • Assist the Montessori lead teacher to challenge each child to reach his/her fullest potential academically, emotionally, and physically in a prepared Montessori environment
  • Support the work of the classroom teacher by assisting in the preparation of activity and project materials, maintaining inventory of the classroom, and supervising classroom
  • 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, mission, and core values
  • Provide a supportive and collaborative partnership with the classroom teacher by consistently communicating
  • Participate in ongoing professional development
  • Attend all required faculty and team meetings
  • Participate in before-care, after-care, lunch, recess, and/or carline coverage, and parent education nights, as assigned
  • Collaborate and participate within a divisional team
  • Maintain and participate in a home/school partnership by being open to consistent communication
  • Maintain student record keeping, lesson planning, parent reports, and parent conferences, as needed
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head of School

To apply
The school offers competitive salary and benefits. Please send a cover letter and resume to recruitment@msr.org with the subject line "Part-Time Infant Assistant Teacher - your last name." No phone calls please.

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 from current employer (or most recent employer if not currently employed) and background investigation. 

About The Montessori School of Raleigh
Established in 1974, The Montessori School of Raleigh is a vibrant and exceptional independent Montessori school serving 370 students aged 15 months through 18 years. MSR’s 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.

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.