Madison Community Montessori School is looking for exceptional, joyful and flexible people who have the specific skills and experience that match the school’s needs in the areas briefly outlined below. Interested candidates are invited to apply online for open positions, or contact our Interim Head of School for more information.

See below for current opportunities


Classroom Assistant – Children’s House Full-Day

MCMS is seeking a joyful, patient, and warm individual to work with our preschool-aged students beginning with the 2021-22 school year.  Our Children’s House Full-Day Assistant (see job description) will work  11:00 am – 5:00 pm with 2 1/2 to 6 year olds, supervising recess, lunch, and naps, and caring for children who stay beyond the school day. Our Assistants work with the lead adult(s) in the program to support children in the classroom and outside, as well as helping maintain the overall environment. This position is considered full-time at 30 hours per week and is benefits-eligible. Candidates who have prior experience in a child care setting or who have served in a Montessori classroom previously are preferred. Interested candidates should complete our online application with your resumé with a cover letter outlining your interest.

Substitute Teachers

MCMS is seeking qualified substitute teachers to join our sub pool. Substitutes will assist in programs from preschool through junior high. The ideal candidate has experience working with children of all ages. Montessori knowledge and experience are a big plus, and an interest in learning about Montessori education is a must! Candidates should be self-directed, reliable, patient, flexible, and have a positive outlook and the ability to collaborate with others. If you are interested in serving as a substitute, please complete our online application.

Head of School

The MCMS Board of Trustees is currently undertaking a national search for a new permanent head of school. MCMS’s next leader will inherit a school with a talented and dedicated faculty, beautiful building and grounds, a rich 48-year history, and a welcoming community that shares the Montessori values of grace, kindness, and courtesy.  See the head of school search page here for more details on the position and how to express your interest.  Questions on this position can be directed to our head of school search committee.

Montessori Guide

MCMS is always recruiting experienced Guides who are passionate about Montessori education. Our school supports one Toddler room (starting at 15 months), three Children’s House, two Lower Elementary, one Upper Elementary, and one Adolescent (through age 14) classroom. If you desire to use your AMI training to serve children with diverse needs in a beautiful building designed for Montessori education, alongside colleagues who love to learn and practice authentic Montessori principles, we want to hear from you! A complete job description with position requirements can be found here. Please submit your resumé/CV, cover letter outlining your interest, a brief writing sample (parent email, presentation to colleagues, etc.), and two letters of recommendation using our online application form.


About MCMS

For 48 years, MCMS has warmly welcomed children from the greater Madison area. We are a vibrant and inclusive school community, located near the state capitol and the University of Wisconsin. The cities of Madison and Middleton are consistently ranked as a top community to live, work, play and raise a family. There are lakes every where you turn, beautifully changing seasons, and an intelligent and energetic population.

Join our welcoming community in our state-of-the-art school building, designed specifically for Montessori needs and located on a beautiful, pastoral property. Our nonprofit school serves students from 15 months to 14 years of age, in eight classrooms (1 Toddler, 3 Children’s House, 2 Lower Elementary, 1 Upper Elementary, and 1 Adolescent) guided by our committed, long-term, AMI-trained faculty, who are supported by an AMI-trained Director of Education. We are proud of our AMI recognized status and long-standing reputation of excellence in authentic Montessori education.

MCMS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its admission policy or in employment on the basis of family structure, age, race, ethnicity, color, gender or gender identity, creed, disability, political persuasion, national origin or ancestry, sexual orientation, military service, socioeconomic status, organizational membership, or any other status protected by law. We are committed to affirming and honoring the lived experiences of others and to learning and growth, together respecting children and their natural joy of discovery.