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Permanent Substitute Guide (Part-time)

Status: Part-time (Exempt)
Classification: 10-month Faculty
Supervisors: Dual report to Auxiliary Programs Manager and Lower School Operations Manager & Registrar
Location: In-person instruction at the Lead Mine Campus
Hours: Part-time, Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

Position Summary
The Montessori School of Raleigh (MSR) seeks Part-time Permanent Substitute Guide(s) for  the 2024-2025 school year beginning August 12, 2024. Under the general direction of the Head of Lower School, the ideal candidate will partner with faculty in providing support and supervision during the academic school day and Before and/or After-School Care programs. This role entails maintaining and providing an environment and experience as an extension of the school day which supports students, staff, parents, Montessori philosophy, and MSR policies. Position would have the flexibility to work with students ages 6 weeks to Grade 6.

Established in 1974, MSR is a vibrant and exceptional independent Montessori and International Baccalaureate (IB) World 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  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.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Childcare or teaching experience
  • 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 American Montessori Society (AMS) guidelines and professional standards
  • Ensure safety and well-being of students at all times
  • Maintain a supportive and collaborative partnership with administration and colleagues to assist with curriculum  implementation within the context of the School's overall program,  mission, and core values
  • Adhere to all health and safety protocols, policies, and procedures, as well as maintain a clean environment with regard to hygiene.
  • Adheres to the MSR Diapering and Toileting best practices policy, ensuring the health, safety, and documentation of students in the process
  • Participate in ongoing professional development
  • Attend all required faculty and team meetings
  • Collaborate and participate with multiple divisional teams and with interdisciplinary faculty
  • Maintain student record keeping and program planning; use Veracross and Transparent Classroom as directed.
  • Maintain and participate in a home/school partnership by being open to consistent communication with parents
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head of School, Head of Lower School, Auxiliary Programs Manager, and Lower School Operations Manager

Physical Requirements and Work Environment
The Permanent Substitute 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 “Permanent Substitute 24/25 - 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.