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 – Preschool/Kindergarten

Do you love preschool children? Are you eager to serve in a Montessori environment? MCMS is seeking a positive, patient, and responsible individual to work full-time (37.5 hours/week) with our curious and kind young learners, age 2 1/2-6 years of age, beginning with the 2021-22 school year. The Children’s House Program Assistants at MCMS provide supervision and support for children in the classroom, outside, and within the overall school environment. Candidates who have prior experience in a child care setting or have served in a Montessori classroom previously are preferred. A job description can be found here. Please submit your resumé with a cover letter outlining your interest using our online application form, and be sure to indicate the age group you prefer to work with and whether you seek full- or part-time employment.

Classroom Assistant – Toddler Community (Part-time)

MCMS is seeking a joyful, patient, and warm individual to work with our youngest learners beginning with the 2021-22 school year on a part-time basis, 10:00am-2:00pm, Mon-Fri. Our Toddler Community serves steady walkers starting at 15 months of age until the transition to Children’s House around 2 1/2. Program Assistants work with the Montessori Guide to support children in the classroom and outside, as well as helping maintain the overall environment. Candidates who have prior experience in a child care setting or who have served in a Montessori classroom previously are preferred. A job description can be found here. Interested candidates should complete our online application with your resumé with a cover letter outlining your interest. Note, this position could be combined with another part-time position for a full-time schedule if desired.

After School Program Leader (Part-time)

We are currently recruiting an organized, energetic, and patient individual to lead our after school care program for elementary and adolescent students (ages 6-14) during the 2021-22 school year. This part-time position is from 3:00pm-5:45pm Mon-Fri, working with students who stay beyond the school day. You will supervise snack, play games, organize activities, and generally provide a positive, supportive, and enriching environment for the children, as well as maintain the indoor and outdoor environments at school. Candidates must be highly responsible and able to work independently. Prior experience with elementary children in a child care or school setting, or with Montessori education, is preferred. A job description can be found here. Please submit your resumé with a cover letter outlining your interest using our online application formNote, this position could be combined with another part-time position for a full-time schedule if desired.

Physical Education Instructor (Part-time)

We are currently recruiting a self-directed, highly energetic, and responsible person to serve as our Fitness & Wellness Specialist. This part-time, school year position (10 hours per week, Tue-Thu) is responsible for planning and executing an engaging physical education program for MCMS students in grades 1-8. Candidates must be excellent communicators, able to work independently, and enthusiastic about teaching sports and exercise fundamentals to a wide range of ages and abilities. Prior experience with teaching or coaching elementary children or middle school children is preferred. A job description can be found here. Please submit your resumé with a cover letter outlining your interest using our online application form. Note, this position could be combined with another part-time position for a full-time schedule if desired.

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.