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The following vacancies have been notified to us by Montessori schools. 
Please apply direct to the school, not to the Society. 

Member schools wishing to post their jobs here, please contact: Please submit details in a similar format to those below. Please advise us when vacancies are filled. If a closing date for applications is included, adverts will be removed after that date, otherwise adverts will be removed after three months of first appearing on the website, unless we are notified.

  • 20 Apr 2017 2:09 PM | Anonymous

    School Principal EC - 6

    Lead with Vision

    Your new company 

    Located in Sydney’s upper north shore, Northside Montessori School caters for students from early childhood to year 6. The school follows an authentic Montessori educational approach centred on understanding and meeting the needs of the individual child. The school instils in children a love of learning, a sense of wonder and develops each individual child’s confidence and independent learning skills through teaching for mastery.

    Your new role

    The exciting opportunity has arisen to take on the position of Principal for Northside Montessori, overseeing an early childhood campus and primary school campus. This is a wonderful opportunity for an experienced primary leader who values working in a small school setting with a tight knit, engaged and caring community and is driven to deliver continuous improvement and growth. This role will commence at a date based on the successful candidates’ availability and circumstances.

    What you'll need to succeed

    To succeed in this role you will be a highly effective communicator and relationship builder. As school Principal you will empower your team to ensure effective collaboration and team building is implemented throughout the schools educational programs at all levels. Your excellent presentation and communication skills and your genuine passion for the values of the school will allow you to build strong relationships and partnerships with external stakeholders and associations, promoting the school and its values to a wide audience. You will be adept at engaging with, listening and working professionally and in partnership with all stakeholders.

    Your authentic style of leadership will be underpinned by a strong knowledge of the Australian Independent School system and a progressive and dynamic approach to school leadership. As school principal you will have oversight over all operational an educational elements of the schools success, supported by a non-teaching Assistant Principal, a Director of Early Childhood and a Business Manager.

    You will feel a strong connection to the principles and values of Montessori education. Previous Montessori experience and qualifications is not a pre-requisite but it is essential that you have a genuine interest and alignment to the Montessori methodology and values. If you are not already Montessori trained then this represents a fantastic opportunity to be supported in gaining the formal qualifications to allow you to lead with expertise in a Montessori context.

    As an experienced educational leader you will be knowledgeable about policy and regulations covering both the early childhood sector and the primary schools sector. You will also be able to demonstrate your ability to plan and implement strategy to grow the school and lead with vision and vigour.

    What you'll get in return

    This principalship represents a rare opportunity to make your mark and lead a close knit, caring, nurturing school community. Northside Montessori School is excellently resourced, in a strong fiscal position and performing strongly in academic outcomes. There is a wonderful opportunity to grow the profile and scope of the school and support the schools genuine Montessori approach. You will be given excellent professional development and educational opportunities, support from an engaged and professional board, and work with a dedicated and collaborative executive team. This is simply put a wonderful opportunity not to be missed.

    What you need to do now

    To apply for this position please submit an expression of interest to Lincoln Gould at Hays Education and you will be contacted to discuss the position in full and provided with further information to support your application. Hays Education has been engaged to support Northside Montessori in the recruitment of this exciting opportunity. All contact should be made directly through Hays Education.


    Tel: 02 8226 9769

  • 9 Apr 2017 4:30 AM | Anonymous

    Malherbe International School 

    Located near Paris, France, is seeking a qualified, full-time Montessori-trained teacher for a class of 2 to 4 year olds beginning September 2017. Only native English speakers with valid working papers considered.  Permanent position with housing possibility. To apply send CV and cover letter with references to

    Malherbe International School:

    19  rue du 11 novembre 78110 Le Vésinet
    44 av du Président Kennedy 78230 Le Pecq

  • 24 Mar 2017 3:00 PM | Anonymous

    Garden City Montessori

    269 Icknield Way, Letchworth Garden City, Herts, SG6 4UE 

    Tel: 01462 889271

    Contact: Heather Newman Email:

    Garden City Montessori is a growing and well-regarded school in Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, UK. We are the only authentic Montessori school in North Hertfordshire. Due to our current rapid expansion, the following positions are currently open:

    Lead Elementary Director/Directress 

    The successful candidate will hold an AMI 6-12 Diploma and be able to start as soon as possible.

    Lead Primary Director/Directress

    The successful candidate will hold an AMI 3-6 Diploma. This position will be a probable start of September 2017, however there is potential for the role to start sooner.

    We are seeking individuals with a strong understanding of, and deep commitment to, AMI principles. Successful candidates must be AMI trained and fluent in English. We will be offering a competitive salary (based on experience) and opportunities for professional development.

    Applicants will require UK / EU residency or a valid UK Work Permit. We will consider sponsoring overseas candidates who meet our criteria for employment.

    If you would like to be considered for these roles, please submit the application form available at to

  • 7 Mar 2017 8:54 PM | Anonymous
    English speaking guides (AMI) for their 2-3 & 3-6 environments close to PARIS

    The Montessori 21 schools of Nanterre ad Chatenay-Malabry, both in the close suburbs of Paris (part of the Federation of bilingual, solidary and participative Montessori 21 schools) open their doors in September 2017. We are looking for English speaking guides for the new 2-3 and 3-6 environments. You will work hand in hand with a French speaking AMI guide in the classroom. Great working atmosphere, both schools are situated in a green setting, close to Paris and easily reachable by public transport. For more information please visit our Website If you are interested, please send your motivation letter and CV to European working permit compulsory!!

  • 28 Feb 2017 3:38 PM | Anonymous

    L'Ecole Montessori de Paris (EMP)

    (1) 6-12 guide

    L'Ecole Montessori de Paris (EMP), model school of the Institut Supérieur Maria Montessori (ISMM), is seeking a full-time well-trained AMI certified 6-12 Anglophone Guide starting in September 2017.  It is imperative that the candidate be a Native English speaker or have an excellent command of the English language.  EMP has three 3-6 ambiances of 35 children and two elementary ambiances: one 6-10 and one 6-12.  Due to the school's status as the ISMM model school, we are able to offer unique training and internship opportunities to the staff.  Centrally located in Paris's 9th arrondissement, L'EMP offers a dynamic teaching environment and a dedicated parent community.  Please send your CV and cover letter to:  and .

    (2) 3-6 guide

    L'Ecole Montessori de Paris (EMP), model school of the Institut Supérieur Maria Montessori (ISMM), is seeking a full-time well-trained AMI certified 3-6 Anglophone Guide starting in September 2017.  It is imperative that the candidate be a Native English speaker or have an excellent command of the English language.  EMP has three 3-6 ambiances of 35 children and two elementary ambiances: one 6-10 and one 6-12.  Due to the school's status as the ISMM model school, we are able to offer unique training and internship opportunities to the staff.  Centrally located in Paris's 9th arrondissement, L'EMP offers a dynamic teaching environment and a dedicated parent community.  Please send your CV and cover letter to:  and

  • 28 Feb 2017 2:43 PM | Anonymous

    The Good Shepherd International Montessori, Cascais Portugal

    Looking for one outstanding native english speaking primary (3-6) teacher, and one elementary (6-12) teacher.  School is based in Cascais, 5 minutes from beach and located amongst pine wood, horse stables, beautiful natural setting.  New small school, starting September 2017.  Minimum 3 years experience. 

  • 27 Feb 2017 3:16 PM | Anonymous

    Recruitment – Chief of Staff/Chief Operating Officer

    A global, 90-year old NGO based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, seeks a Chief Operating Officer/Chief of Staff to report to and serve as a force amplifier to the Executive Director, manage special and strategic projects, and oversee day-to-day operations of the head office and global network.

    This is an opportunity for an exceptional professional to work with teachers, children, philanthropists, scholars, and governments to build global capacity to make high-quality Montessori education for peace available to all children. This position comes with significant responsibility.

    The right candidate will have a record that demonstrates strategic ability, high productivity, grace and reliability under pressure, excellent communications skills with people at all levels, discernment and discretion, great integrity, a strong work ethic and a commitment to serving children.

    About the Role

    The Chief of Staff’s job is to amplify the AMI Executive Director’s reach, effectiveness and ability to execute on critical tasks. The COS will succeed by removing tasks from the ED’s responsibility.

    Examples of COS work include:

    • Act as an “ambassador” for the ED, buffering communication with the head office, AMI network and public.
    • Manage ED’s calendar and prioritize appointments, keeping ED up to date on all changes.
    • In the ED’s absence, handle communications with staff and AMI network. Answer questions and ensure ED receives a record of all actions.
    • Problem solve with head office staff to help them achieve their goals.
    • Oversee vendors, staff and systems supporting head office to facilitate more efficient work.
    • Take action-focused meeting notes, prepare summaries, and follow-up to confirm dates of completion, persons responsible and process for actions.
    • Support ED international travel, including scheduling, logistics, and attending as requested.
    • Interact with donors and partners in high-level activities involving the ED.
    • Manage special projects as assigned.
    • Support AMI strategic initiatives by monitoring progress, ensuring follow-up, staying connected to teams, and alerting the ED to progress or problems.
    • Assist the ED by drafting agendas and communications, and helping to prioritize strategic issues.
    • Serve as a first alert system – an extra set of eyes and ears – to keep the ED aware of problems and opportunities.
    • Ability to consistently perform at a high level: by definition, strategic initiatives are mission-critical and crucial. No unimportant matters float up to the ED to be addressed.

    About the Person

    A candidate for this position must exhibit these characteristics to be considered for this position:

    • Deep commitment to children
    • Interest in and eagerness to learn about Montessori
    • Mission and service-orientation: satisfaction from serving others
    • Honesty and integrity: Everyone the COS encounters must feel s/he is transparent and ethical
    • Discretion and professionalism
    • Poise and grace under pressure
    • Maturity and situational awareness
    • Multi-cultural experience and global perspective
    • Strong work ethic and flexible attitude: willing to perform varying duties depending on shifting needs
    • Emotional resilience: COS work is high stakes, high pressure and high expectations
    • Clear verbal and written communicator in English. Linguistic skills an advantage.
    • Technology savvy, particularly global communications
    • Emotional intelligence
    • Sophisticated interpersonal skills
    • Diplomacy
    • Keen attention to detail
    • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks in a skillful and timely fashion
    • Comfortable working late hours and traveling
    • Demonstrated history of effective project management – multi-tasking, scheduling, benchmarking, trouble shooting
    • Ability to give and receive feedback – COS will support the ED in coaching performance.

    To apply for this management position: Please forward your curriculum vitae/resumé together with a statement on why you consider that you are the right person for this role, which will include, but is not limited to examples from the list below:

    • Describe a time when you had to go above and beyond the call of duty in order to get a job done.
    • Describe an action you took, a policy you influenced, or a programme you implemented that positively

    impacted your organisation. Why did you do it and what was the outcome of your efforts?

    • Describe a time when you had a lot of work to accomplish in a short time. How did you manage that situation? What was the result?
    • What is the most complicated project you have managed? How did you handle it?
    • Describe a time you put your team, goal or mission ahead of yourself when you served a greater good than your own success or ambition. Why did you do it? What did you do to be of service?
    • Describe a time when you had to go the "extra mile" to develop trust among colleagues, staff or constituents. What did you learn from your experience?
    • Describe the type of people you enjoy working with and the type of leaders with whom you seek to work.

    Your application and relevant documentation should be marked CONFIDENTIAL and sent to: (Salary on application)

  • 30 Jan 2017 10:06 AM | Anonymous

    Imagine Montessori School, is looking to hire a Director of Primary (3-6) and Elementary (6-12) Education, to join-in immediately.

    Main responsibilities are: leading academic coordinators and teachers, ensuring Montessori practice while meeting British curriculum, providing insight on pedagogic requirements for new location functional design.


    •       Montessori qualifications (Primary, Elementary)

    • Bachelor in Education
    • +3 years’ experience in Elementary level
    • Fluent english
    • Valid work-permit


    • Being part of an enthusiastic wonderful team
    • Full time position with attractive salary based on experience
    • Supportive and collaborative leadership that fosters professional and personal growth


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