Career Opportunities

Interested in learning more about joining Gladwyne Montessori?

Founded in 1962, we are one of the country's oldest Montessori schools. Our unique facilities feature sunny, spacious classrooms, libraries and gymnasium. Located just six miles outside of Philadelphia, our teachers make extensive use of the area's rich cultural and environmental diversity.

Gladwyne Montessori is always accepting resumes for experienced, Montessori credentialed educators for our Infant-Toddler, Primary, and Elementary programs.

Attractive salary and benefits package, including health, dental, long term disability, 403B and tuition remission. Must show ability to work collaboratively for the benefit of each child and the school, as well as commitment to professional development and growth.


Staff Accountant

With Dr. Maria Montessori’s research-based philosophy and curriculum as our foundation, we provide toddlers to adolescents an authentic, individualized learning experience that cultivates an unparalleled depth of knowledge. The Business Office Staff Accountant has the unique opportunity to work with an exceptional team of professionals to elevate this well-established, highly loved and respected school to heights that ensure both its longevity and continued wide-spread impact.

Gladwyne Montessori is the education of the future: here, now.

The Staff Accountant supports the delivery of services provided by the Business Office including accounting, finance, budgeting, risk management, and general operational support.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Maintain books on the daily operations of the school
    • Tuition and Fee Billing and tracking
    • Posting and collecting of accounts receivable
    • Posting and payment of account payable
    • Recording of cash receipts
    • Maintenance of necessary ledgers and preparation of periodic financial statements
  • Reconcile bank statements
  • Reconcile general ledger accounts
  • Ensure internal accounting controls and procedures are implemented including segregation of duties
  • Budgeting support and tracking
  • Filing and record retention
  • Maintaining general ledger system
  • Carry out tasks as assigned by the Chief Financial Officer

Qualifications

  • Bachelor in Accounting (or concentration in Accounting)
  • At least 3 years of experience in bookkeeping and accounting
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, and other Microsoft applications
  • Able to work independently and efficiently manage multiple tasks
  • Conscientious and detail-oriented
  • Ability to work effectively with a variety of stakeholders

Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume, references and salary requirements to:

Michael Dyson, CFO


Part-Time Communications Support

Are you an engaging storyteller with a passion for Montessori education?  Are you familiar with best practices in content creation for print, web and social media platforms?

Gladwyne Montessori has an exciting opportunity for a dynamic communications professional to be part of the Main Line’s only accredited Montessori school serving children ages 2-12.

Gladwyne Montessori is the education of the future: here, now.

This part-time position is 20 hours per week.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Craft language for materials including but not limited to: newsletters, invitations, reminders, web content, social media, thank you letters/emails, surveys, handouts, program scripts, parent education pieces, solicitation letters, gift and sponsor acknowledgement letters
  • Help to maintain consistency of written communication from faculty, providing assistance when needed
  • Develop a strong understanding of high level communication goals and strategies
  • Create multi-channeled communications for key populations
  • Draft and produce print and digital content

    • Monitor, track and report on results throughout the year
    • Prepare mailings
  • Draft and produce stewardship communications
    • Develop thank you templates for key donor groups and projects (updated annually or biannually)
    • Develop custom donor thank-you letters on an ongoing basis for campaign and leadership donors
    • Develop individual impact reports for major donors
    • Capture stories that showcase philanthropy’s impact on Gladwyne Montessori
  • Produce annual impact report

    • Write and design content
    • Manage production process
  • Develop talking points for various projects and initiatives
  • Assist with school events and initiatives throughout the year as needed. Events include: Back to School Night, Auction, Giving Day, Retirement events, Town Halls, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Well-developed writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Knowledge of best practices in print and digital communications
  • Project management experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite
  • Proficiency in content management systems, digital communications platforms, and social media

Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, 3 letters of reference and a writing sample to:

Jasmine Corrie, Director of Marketing & Communications

For your writing sample, please use the following prompt:

  • In 500-525 words, please share how the Montessori philosophy has or would have (in your opinion) impacted your own elementary school experience.

Teaching Assistant

With Dr. Maria Montessori’s research-based philosophy and curriculum as our foundation, we provide toddlers to adolescents an authentic, individualized learning experience that cultivates an unparalleled depth of knowledge. The Teaching Assistant has the unique opportunity to work with an exceptional team of professionals to elevate this well-established, highly loved and respected school to heights that ensure both its longevity and continued wide-spread impact. Gladwyne Montessori is the education of the future… Here. Now.

This is a 10-month, full time position that boasts comprehensive benefits and a salary commensurate with experience.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Maintains a clean and orderly classroom as directed by the Head teacher that aligns with the Montessori philosophy.
  • Maintains a safe and stimulating environment for the children that aligns with the Montessori philosophy.
  • Assists children with all physical needs to be safe and clean in a respectful manner.
  • Maintains, prepares or makes materials and environment as requested by the teacher.
  • Participates in school functions and evening events as requested by Head of School.
  • Assists in duties beyond the classroom as requested by Head of School.
  • Assists all children who need guidance and direction in hallways, playgrounds and changing of classes or programs.Reads and abides by the policies and procedures of Gladwyne Montessori.
  • Engages children in peaceful, effective positive behavior support.
  • Must be able to:
    • lift up to 35 pounds
    • sit comfortably on the floor with children and on low chairs
    • bend, squat, kneel with ease
    • Move and organize classroom tables and chairs, move about the building as needed

Qualifications:

  • Must have a minimum of 1 year of experience working with children in a Montessori environment
  • Must have Bachelor’s degree or higher in Education or related discipline
  • Must have knowledge of minimum standards, health and safety practices, social and emotional development and classroom management
  • Must be reliable, flexible, positive, patient, warm and enthusiastic about working as part of a team of adults and engaging with families
  • Must have a willingness and interest in pursuing Montessori teaching credential
  • Must pass all required clearances

Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, 3 letters of reference and an educational philosophy statement to:

Carrie Kries, Head of School


Part-Time Music Teacher

With Dr. Maria Montessori’s research-based philosophy and curriculum as our foundation, we provide toddlers to adolescents an authentic, individualized learning experience that cultivates an unparalleled depth of knowledge. The Part Time Music Teacher has the unique opportunity to work with an exceptional team of professionals to elevate this well-established, highly loved and respected school to heights that ensure both its longevity and continued wide-spread impact. Gladwyne Montessori is the education of the future: Here, now.

This is a 10-month, full time position that boasts comprehensive benefits and a salary commensurate with experience.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Skillfully delivers music instruction to children spanning ages 2 years to 12 years
  • Possesses strong content knowledge and skillful musical application with a variety of instruments
  • Creates a peaceful, prepared environment which is conducive to high-level, developmentally appropriate learning that supports the executive function skills of each child
  • Works with other members of the Teaching Faculty and Senior Leadership to ensure continuity of curriculum and communication
  • Engages children in peaceful, effective positive behavior support
  • Reads and abides by the policies and procedures of Gladwyne Montessori School
  • Assists in duties beyond the classroom as requested by Head of School
  • Must be able to:
    • lift up to 35 pounds
    • sit comfortably on the floor with children and on low chairs
    • bend, squat, kneel with ease
    • move and organize classroom tables and chairs, move about the building as needed
Qualifications
  • Bachelor degree in music education preferred
  • Must have a minimum of 2-years of experience teaching music to children
  • Must have knowledge of minimum standards, health and safety practices, social and emotional development and classroom management
  • Must be reliable, flexible, positive, patient, warm and enthusiastic about working as part of a team of adults and engaging with families
  • Must pass all required clearances

Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, 3 letters of reference and an educational philosophy statement to:

Carrie Kries, Head of School


Substitute Teachers

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Our substitute teachers will always be working with at least one member of our teaching staff and should defer to these members of the teaching team for following procedures and protocols.
  • Communicate with the teacher or assistant regarding incident, illness, concerns at the conclusion of the day
  • Take attendance according to the procedures of the school
  • Facilitate a thoughtful and peaceful classroom
  • Adhere to all procedures, guidelines, and policies followed by teachers in line with recommended employee handbook
Requirements:
  • Current clearances
  • Teaching certificate preferred
  • Positive, successful teaching experience with pre-school through elementary students
Additional Information:
  • $12-16 per hour, depending on experience
  • We will provide necessary (paid) training prior to formal service to the school.

Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to:

Carrie Kries, Head of School


Gladwyne Montessori does not discriminate in admission, financial aid, administration of its educational policies and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religious creed, disability, ancestry, national or ethnic origin, limited English proficiency, age, gender, sexual orientation, or marital status.

Updated July 19, 2018