Career Opportunities at LMS
Employment Opportunities at Lexington Montessori School
|We at Lexington Montessori School are eager to meet teachers throughout the year who are interested in working at LMS. In this way, when we have an opening, we can contact candidates who already know about our school and who may have already visited us. Like many schools, LMS has openings for a variety of positions at various times in the school year.|
LMS prides itself on its child-centered classrooms, diversity of students and teachers, and its vibrant, caring environment. Lexington Montessori School is a toddler through middle school, accredited by the American Montessori Society and the Association of Independent Schools of New England.
It has been and will continue to be the policy of the Lexington Montessori School to be fair and impartial in all of its relations with its employees and applicants for employment and to make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, or any other categories protected by federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, and all other personnel actions and conditions of employment such as compensation, benefits, layoffs, and reinstatements, training, tuition assistance, and disciplinary measures.
Current Positions Available
Executive Director for Horizons at Lexington Montessori Summer School Program
The newly integrated Horizons program at Lexington Montessori School, Lexington, Massachusetts, seeks an Executive Director to launch a six-week summer school program in June of this year. In this first summer, the program will have 16 students: 8 pre-school and 8 rising first graders. At full capacity – projected for 2022 -- Horizons LMS will serve 88 students ages 3-14 (all of whom qualify for free or reduced school lunch in their communities). Montessori philosophy will be the foundation of the curriculum, with concentrations in math and language.
The Executive Director works with the Horizons LMS Board of Directors to raise funds for the program, manage a budget, hire teachers, plan curriculum, manage enrollment and serve as chief executive of the program, reporting to the Horizons LMS Board of Directors.
Candidates should have experience working with early education and elementary children, fundraising, working with teachers and families, communicating with the greater community, and organizing schedules for academic and recreational activities for the program. Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Education, Non-Profit Management or Business Administration, is required. An advanced education degree and/or Montessori experience will benefit the person in the position of Executive Director.
The successful candidate will start as soon as possible at 12 hours/week, increasing to 40 hours/week in June and through mid-August. Weekly hours in the fall and winter are negotiable and depend on program enrollment for summer 2016. As the program grows, so will the number of hours for the position throughout the year. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Please send a cover letter articulating your interest in the program and the position, your resume, and three letters of reference to email@example.com
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Gardening Program Teacher/Coordinator
Lexington Montessori School seeks a Teacher and Coordinator for the LMS Gardening Program to continue the development of a culture of gardening and sustainability at LMS, both in the classrooms and the community at large. This person collaborates with classroom teachers at all levels to develop and deliver a cohesive, fully integrated garden based curriculum. He or she coordinates the use of existing gardening infrastructure and expands it in conjunction with LMS’ five year strategic plan.
Candidates should have experience working with both children and adults, as this creative, self directed position requires flexibility and collaboration. Montessori background is an advantage. Candidates for this position have a love of gardening and sustainability, a passion for alternative education, and an infectious sense of curiosity about the natural world.
This position is a 23-hour/week position, with opportunity to increase the hours in other capacities. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Please send a cover letter articulating your interest in the position, your resume, and three letters of reference to firstname.lastname@example.org
Part-time Toddler Classroom Teacher
Lexington Montessori School is looking for a part-time teacher for our toddler program. From 21 months to three years old, children develop some of their first relationships outside the home. In this nurturing environment, toddlers learn to trust adults and independently to carry out many everyday tasks.
Applicants should have experience with young children and, preferably, be trained in Montessori teaching.
Schedule is five days a week in the morning (subject to change).
Applicants should send resumé and three references, together with a statement of teaching philosophy to Biff Maier, Director of Faculty and Curriculum, Lexington Montessori School, 130 Pleasant Street, Lexington, MA 02421. You may also email Biff Maier at email@example.com
LMS boasts a collegial faculty with a commitment to diversity and Montessori philosophy and pedagogy.
Lexington Montessori School seeks experienced Spanish teachers to begin Fall 2015. After many years, both of our Spanish teachers are departing in June. LMS students start learning Spanish in pre-school, with weekly interactive activities. Elementary classes meet twice weekly, and middle school classes three times. The ultimate goal of the middle school program is to prepare students for second year high school Spanish when they graduate from LMS at the end of eighth grade. Collaboration with classroom teachers is part of the job, but a creative approach to learning Spanish is the primary responsibility of the Spanish teacher.
Applicants should send resumé and three references, together with a statement of teaching philosophy to Biff Maier, Director of Faculty and Curriculum, Lexington Montessori School, 130 Pleasant Street, Lexington, MA 02421. You may also email Biff Maier at firstname.lastname@example.org.