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Is your school a member of AIMS and interested in posting a position on the AIMS website?  Send an email with the position description to Karen Zehnal, our Communications Secretary, at  Positions will be posted for 90 days.

3-6 Assistants and Temporary Head Teacher: Rogers Park Montessori School

Rogers Park Montessori, located in Andersonville is a school of 400 students ages 2-14. In the Fall of 2015 we will have 3-6 assistant positions available . In addition, we are looking for a 3-6 head teacher to cover a maternity leave. If you are interested to find out more about our school please visit our website at and email resume to Kristen Mark

Posting Date: March 24, 2015

AMS Lead 0-3 and Assistants: Children's Learning World

Private, Montessori schools on high school campuses seeks outstanding certified AMS Lead 0-3 and Assistants to start immediately. One school near downtown Skokie, other next to Old Orchard Mall. Both schools serve children 6 weeks-6 years. Montessori Lead Teachers must have minimum of 3 years experience in a Montessori program. Montessori assistants must have a high school diploma, 6 ECE hours and experience working with children 6 weeks-6 years old in Montessori/Preschool classroom. BA in ECE or related field, or CDA preferred.

Children's Learning World values a positive and collaborative work ethic. This includes timeliness, consistency of care, and a commitment to a child-centered education philosophy. Personal qualities of patience and respect for a diversity of ideas are essential. Flexibility to the changing needs of children, teachers and the program are fundamental.

School year follows District 219 high school schedule. August 7, 2015-June 10, 2016. Generous amount of paid time-off. Health Insurance available. Full & Part-Time hours range between 9:00am-6:00pm. Candidate submission guidelines: Cover letter, resume, 3 letters of recommendation, salary requirements. Contact:

Posting Date: March 7, 2015

Elementary Guide for 6-12 Classroom: Montessori School of North Hoffman

The Montessori School of North Hoffman is seeking an experienced Elementary Montessori Guide for an established classroom of students between the ages of 6 and 12.  Working alongside an experienced 6-9 Guide, the candidate would assume primary responsibility for the upper elementary students in this classroom community.

Qualified applicants must possess a dedication to serve the CHILD and a deep understanding of Montessori philosophy and pedagogy.  The ideal candidate must demonstrate a strong commitment to an interdependent community and to continuous professional growth and development.

Candidates must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree, Lower and Upper Elementary Montessori Certification (AMS or AMI) and a minimum of 3 years experience working in a Montessori elementary classroom.

Established in 1989, the school offers programs for children between the ages of 3 months and 15 years, with plans to add Upper Erdkinder in the near future.  The school facilities have been newly renovated with beautifully designed and fully equipped classrooms.   The school holds dual accreditation from the American Montessori Society and North Central Accreditation. 

The school provides a collaborative supportive working environment with a competitive salary and benefits.

This position begins in August 2015.  Ideally, the candidate would have the flexibility to spend some time working in the classroom this spring, although this is not required. 

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Deborah Kelley at

Posting Date: March 5, 2015

Positions in Toddler - Middle School: Alcuin Montessori School

Come join us and become a member of a Montessori community with a strong history, and an even brighter future at Alcuin Montessori School.  Established in 1961, Alcuin Montessori is located in Oak Park, IL and is among the oldest Montessori schools in the United States.  With programs for children ages birth through 8th grade, we are looking for bright, motivated and innovative individuals to become a part of our family.
Alcuin Montessori’s mission is to inspire a lifelong commitment to intellectual exploration and personal excellence by providing an outstanding educational community founded on rigorous academics, independent thought and individual development.  Our teachers are both AMS and AMI certified, and are supported by a strong administration and a partnership with parents.  Alcuin offers a competitive salary and benefits package, as well as a myriad of opportunities for professional development.
Our student body is 165, with 120 families from Oak Park, Chicago and neighboring towns and suburbs.  Alcuin also offers a strong enrichment program which includes: art, Spanish, theater, fitness instruction, music, swimming lessons, and aikido.   
Alcuin is walking distance from public transportation and many educational amenities the village has to offer including the Oak Park Public Library, Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, Hemingway Home and Museum, and Cheney Mansion.
If you are Montessori trained and certified and looking to become a part of a rich tradition in Montessori excellence submit your resume and cover letter 
(Word or PDF format, please) to Gina Gleason, Executive Director (  We are currently accepting resumes for all levels (Toddler – Middle School) for the 2015 – 2016 school year.

Posting Date: March 5, 2015

3-6 Directress to Start Immediately


Wilmette, IL, 60091

Ronald Knox Montessori School

Ronald Knox Montessori School is seeking a Montessori certified directress to lead a 3-6 year old classroom in a beautiful, sun-filled school just north of Chicago in Wilmette, Illinois. The position would begin immediately, for part-time with potential for full-time.

RKMS is AMS accredited and highly values its strong dedication to Montessori philosophy. The school has programs for children six months to six years of age and has been educating children and their families for over 50 years.

Ronald Knox is seeking a directress who is passionate about Montessori and confident in leading and guiding both children and parents. Our school places a high value on parent communication, so candidates must be comfortable engaging with parents and forming relationships.

RKMS has a full gym and music program, friendly faculty that boast a long tenure at the school, walls of windows in each classroom, a budget for classroom supplies, and multiple opportunities for professional development.

The ideal candidate is reliable, committed to furthering their professional development, dedicated to the Montessori philosophy, and able to adapt to the changing needs of the children, the environment, and the school.

At RKMS, parents, faculty, and administrators form a community to foster a lifelong love of learning in our children and to promote respect for self, others, and the world around them.

Posting Date: January 14, 2015

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