CAREERS

The Montessori Academy of Chicago is a dynamic school located in the heart of Chicago’s vibrant West Loop neighborhood. We offer our faculty members the opportunity to join a strong community of families, educators and students working together towards creating a legacy for the future. Programs at the Academy are year round and start at 6 weeks of age, continuing through Upper Elementary.

The Academy boasts spacious classrooms with lots of natural light, a rich budget for professional development, classroom supplies, extensive field trips, an organic lunch and snack program and knowledgeable classroom support staff. Despite the urban location, there is access to green space as well as three large gross motor areas, and a separate 4,000 SF stand alone gymnasium. We are currently seeking to fill the following positions:


Nursery & Primary Montessori Teachers

The Academy is looking for Montessori teachers at all levels to join our program. Available opportunities exist in the Nursery School (0-3 credentialed positions) and Primary School (3-6 credential positions).

The Academy places strong emphasis on both the nurturing and academic nature of our programming and thus desires seasoned Montessori educators (minimum 3 years experience as a lead teacher) to join our passionate team of educators.

At the Academy we value the incredible capacity of the growing young mind. Our mission is to develop the whole personality of the child with love, respect, and independence, providing them with the tools to make their own decisions in a caring and structured environment. This is a place for the young child to learn valuable life lessons, building a firm foundation for a lifetime.

Academy teachers feel confident and supported in their abilities to make a difference in the child’s life both socially and academically, both by the administration as well as the parent-run 501(c)(3) organization Friends of the Montessori Academy of Chicago. FoMAC raises money specifically for teacher training grants, classroom supplies and student scholarships.

As the school continues to grow to meet the needs of its students and our surrounding community, faculty and team members are continually consulted for input on improvements and program changes. With enrollment on the rise (currently nearing 300 students) teachers are growing into administrative positions creating vacancies in the classroom that need to be filled.

Experienced educators are the backbone of our success. The Academy offers a real career opportunity for the right candidate.

Requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree
  2. Montessori Certification from MACTE accredited training center
  3. Enthusiastic lover of life
  4. Team player, confident communicator

Benefits: Very competitive salary and benefits package, includes health insurance, life insurance, short and long term disability, 401(k) plan, paid personal and vacation days, planned professional development and an opportunity to work with an extraordinary community of educators.

Interested applicants may submit their resume and cover letter to Stephanie Ranieri, Assistant Director of Operations at missstephanie@montessoriacademychicago.org, or Montessori Academy of Chicago, 1335 W. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60607

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Assistant Teacher Positions

For the positions currently offered we are seeking enthusiastic and dedicated individuals to join our highly motivated educators in the Nursery and Primary Levels. We are looking specifically for a capable self-starter willing to take command of the classroom in the afternoon hours and work collaboratively with other Assistant Teachers. Historically individuals from a variety of educational backgrounds have been successful in supplementing our extracurricular and enrichment programming that occurs once the Montessori day has concluded. The positions currently offered are part time, hourly assistant positions. Typically assistants are able to work 30 hours a week or more by coming in early to cover for absences.

Applicants must be able to work Monday – Friday. Serious candidates with open afternoon availability will be considered first. Consistency in vital! Candidates should have a minimum of 2 years experience working with children. Some college is preferred. Applicants must be able to pass a background check, TB test, drug test and physical. If you are interested in applying for this position, please be sure to send your resume and a cover to th name listed below. Applicants should be able to communicate with children, parents and other staff members.

Interested applicants may submit their resume and cover letter to Stephanie Ranieri, Assistant Director of Operations at missstephanie@montessoriacademychicago.org, or Montessori Academy of Chicago, 1335 W. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60607

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The only accredited Montessori school in Chicago serving Infants - Middle School