March 6, 2017




The Ancona School seeks a full-time Assistant Teacher for an early childhood Montessori classroom beginning September, 2017. Assistant teachers at Ancona provide support for the overall smooth functioning of the classroom, including care of the children and maintenance of the Montessori environment. This is an excellent opportunity to learn and implement the principles of Montessori education with a master teacher and to join a vibrant learning community.

Specific Duties

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Support Head Teacher in all classroom functions
  • Plan and prepare lessons with the Head Teacher
  • Learn about and build a Montessori-based learning environment
  • Make time to meet with Head Teacher regularly to keep communication, relationship, and instructional work aligned and well prepared
  • Accompany students on field trips, nap time, arrival and dismissal
  • Aid students in promoting social and emotional learning

Physical Demands

  • Reaching
  • Standing
  • Walking
  • Lifting
  • Feeling
  • Talking
  • Hearing
  • Repetitive motion
  • Sedentary work, light work, medium work
  • Close visual acuity

Work Environment

  • Inside and outside environmental conditions
  • Noise


  • Respect for children
  • Passion for education
  • Openness to growth and change

Supervisory Responsibility


Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

Exempt; Monday-Friday, 7:50am-3:30pm



Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s or associate degree; minimum of 1 year working with children ages 3-5 in an educational setting

Preferred Education and Experience

Montessori training, or Montessori certification

Fluency in Spanish

Familiarity with children with special needs

Familiarity with Montessori education

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

None required for this position.

EEO Statement

It is the policy of Ancona School not to discriminate against any employee or any applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, handicap, sex, physical condition, developmental disability, sexual orientation or national origin.  This policy shall include, but not be limited to, the following:  recruitment and employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, compensation, selection for training including apprenticeship, layoff and termination.  

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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