THE PORTLAND MONTESSORI SCHOOL IS HIRING FOR THE FOLLOWING:
On-Call Program Assistant
The Portland Montessori School, celebrating its sixth decade of serving families and children, is seeking an On-Call Program Assistant. The successful candidate must be enthusiastic, energetic and compassionate with the ability to guide children through redirection and affirmative words. Prior experience with primary-aged children and an interest in learning about the Montessori approach are necessary. Ability to work alongside others with compassion, clarity and inspiration, an open mind, a sense of humor and flexibility are also highly desired. We offer competitive pay, professional development support. On-Call hours are variable.
We currently serve approximately 160 students with our thriving primary program for ages 2 1/2 through 6 and our growing elementary program for grades 1 through 6. We also offer before and after care as well as holiday and summer camps.
Located in Northeast Portland, our centralized campus location offers a convenient location for many Portland-area neighborhoods.
Please email resume together with cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
"The outdoor play area offered at The Portland Montessori School is by far the best we saw in the city, and is a daily source of inspiration for imaginative play for our son. It is a beautiful, secluded-feeling wonderland and the children use it daily, rain or shine!"
"The school community at The Portland Montessori School creates a truly inspiring environment that is nurturing and encourages independence and a desire to learn. We see the results of this in our daughter every day."
"At The Portland Montessori School, our kids learn to use buttons, tie their shoes, juice an orange, crack nuts and cut bananas, clean up after themselves, identify odd and even numbers, sew, set their place at the table, pour their own milk, understand the value of numbers into the thousands, and identify continents and countries on a map—and have fun doing it all!"
"When our son started kindergarten at The Portland Montessori School, his behavior problems stopped almost immediately. That’s because he had interesting, engaging work to do. He’s so proud to show us the work he’s done when we pick him up after school."
"I could write an essay on how my daughter joined PMS in the last year and graduated from her primary class reading chapter books and doing long addition and subtraction with multiple numbers. She’s well beyond her kindergarten peers, and my younger son's pride in his work and love of learning has grown beyond expectation."