Careers

Education At Its Best

Founded in 1968, Rochester Montessori is an established Montessori school offering a progressive and supportive community, not just for students, but also for faculty. Our school is located on 15 beautiful acres in a growing city and opportunities for growth and exploration abound both inside the classroom and throughout the town.

We continue to grow each year and currently enroll over 220 children from 18 months through 9th grade, offering an authentic Montessori experience and an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School Middle Years Program for our 6th through 9th grade students. Our building was designed by our Montessori community with education as its core purpose and is maintained in an effort to support our mission and vision. 

Be a part of our team committed to educating the whole child and creating lifelong learners. Our dedicated Guides and staff offer a varied range of experience, with 50% of our staff having 10 years or more with RMS. 

Our generous benefits include:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision
  • Employer-paid Long-Term Disability
  • Employer-paid Short-Term Disability
  • Employer-paid Life Insurance
  • Simple retirement plan with a 3% match
  • Commitment to and funding for professional development

Experience the Minnesota Nice

Rochester is located in southern Minnesota, on the edge of the driftless region. As home to the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, Rochester is a progressive and diverse city of just over 120,000 people. Consistently rated as one of the best cities to live in the U.S., Rochester is distinguished by its culture of caring and drive for innovation. It has a big city, cosmopolitan feel with tall buildings in the heart of downtown, yet is surrounded by mile after mile of America’s best farmland. With more than 3,500 acres of parkland and more than 85 miles of paved recreational trails, there is plenty of opportunity for outdoor adventure. Rochester is conveniently located just 60 miles south of the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, with access to world-class museums, incredible restaurants, beautiful parks, and major universities. While Rochester boasts its own airport, the hub of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is within an hour’s drive making travel easy. Rochester Montessori School is an equal opportunity employer.

Current Opportunites

RMS has immediate openings to expand our on-call Substitute and Support Staff pool for our Toddler, Children’s House, and Elementary classrooms.  Ideal candidates will have a schedule that allows for flexibility between the hours of 7:30 am and 5:30 pm and feel comfortable leading a classroom or group.  At least two years of college credits toward an education-related degree is preferred. If you are interested in applying to be a substitute or support staff, please fill out an application and email it to us at employment@rmschool.org.  

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma required; two years of college coursework in early childhood education preferred
  • Experience working with diverse students and families
  • A passion for supporting children’s cognitive, emotional, social, and physical growth
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to analyze student behavior and apply appropriate intervention
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task, and self-initiative required

Rochester Montessori School is always seeking qualified Guides (lead teachers) who are excited to work collaboratively within a classroom team. As the lead guide, this position applies their expertise to create, inspire, and direct learning to meet the needs of children individually.    This position is responsible for preparing an environment that is suitable for the children within the classroom community.  Guides are used at all program levels: Toddler, Children’s House, Elementary, and the Middle Years Program.    

Qualifications:

  • Qualifications for the applicable classroom level:
    • Montessori certification from an accredited organization (AMS, AMI, MACTE, etc) or a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education (or similar) and a desire to complete a Montessori diploma; or
    • Experience in an IB Accredited Program
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Experience working with diverse students and families
  • A passion for supporting children’s cognitive, emotional, social, and physical growth
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Previous experience in a Montessori toddler community preferred
  • Ability to analyze student behavior and apply appropriate intervention
  • Strong organizational and classroom management skills, ability to multi-task, and self-initiative required

RMS is always seeking enthusiastic classroom Assistants to help provide a warm and nurturing environment under the direction of the Guide (lead teacher.)  Position works cohesively with the Guide and duties range from organizing materials to guiding the children through self-directed activities. Under the Guide’s discretion, the assistant will assist in the overall use of assessment tools/strategies to help make instructional decisions, complete/maintain records and/or reports and participate in activities that nurture a productive learning environment. 

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma required; two years of college coursework in education preferred
  • Experience working in a Montessori classroom environment preferred
  • Experience working with diverse students and families
  • A passion for supporting children’s cognitive, emotional, social, and physical growth
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to analyze student behavior and apply appropriate intervention
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task, and self-initiative required
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