Hershey Montessori School
Open Position: Primary Guide
When Needed: 2021-22 School Year
Hershey Montessori School’s gracious and collaborative staff invite you to join the Primary Classroom/Children’s House team for a full-time lead teaching position in our Concord Campus. The Primary Guides and Assistants in the Children’s House have a broad range of experience and longevity and meet weekly to support each other in a culture that ensures every voice is heard and that community decision making is done by consent. We seek a Montessori Guide who is open, curious, and enthusiastic to learn from each child and who also values supporting the vital role of the parent. This role guides children from 3 years through 6+ years of age in a fully equipped, prepared environment with its own direct access to a dedicated fenced yard.
The Concord Campus programs are led by AMI-trained guides and serve children from infancy through elementary. The Huntsburg Campus is a fully integrated Montessori farm school on 97 acres surrounded by verdant farm, animal pastures and woodlands. This campus serves the Adolescent Community (ages 13 through 18 years) in both boarding and day programs and has been implementing a land-based Montessori pedagogy through 9th grade since 2000, expanding through high school grades for the first graduating class of 2018.
Hershey is fortunate to have a high-fidelity Montessori program, with parents and a board who are committed to, and advocating for, quality Montessori education for their children from infancy through high school.
Our school has a warm and vibrant staff culture built upon collaboration and supported by the long-term retention of experienced Montessori guides and assistants. Guided by an experienced and AMI-trained Head of School, who began service to HMS in 2006, our school values: deepening Montessori theory and practice; diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging for all; an intentional and inclusive organizational structure to foster self-governance; and a passion for expanding learning and creativity for a vibrantly engaged and growing community. We prioritize empathy and respect for every individual toward fostering relationships that create a community of adults and children who love learning, adapting, and growing together.
Salary is commensurate with experience. Offering health benefits and tuition remission for staff children from infancy through high school.
The school calendar is a 9 ½ month academic cycle from August 24, 2021 through June 3, 2022.
• AMI diploma / completing AMI diploma for Primary Guides
• Bachelor’s Degree preferred
• Ability to form relationships with parents and to support parents in monthly after school meetings, community events, and presenting to parents in workshop formats.
• Experience working collaboratively with assistants and open to training new assistants, as needed.
• Able to travel with children through uneven terrain in the woods and diverse outdoor environments in every season and model grace of movement in indoor environments.
• Strong spoken and written communication skills
Interested candidates may email a cover letter, resume, and references to email@example.com.
Hershey Montessori School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.