Richmond Montessori School seeks highly motivated professionals to serve as a part-time assistant in a lower elementary (grades 1-3) classroom. Only those looking to join a dynamic team of Montessori educators need apply. The classroom assistant is responsible for all aspects related to supporting the teacher in her/his efforts to advance the education of the students in the class. The classroom assistant supports the teacher by preparing and maintaining the classroom environment, managing classroom behavior, and completing administrative duties related to the class. The classroom assistant fully supports the mission of the school: inspiring academic excellence and nurturing human potential.
Education, Training and/or Experience: Experience working with children is essential. Bachelor’s degree and experience in a Montessori setting is preferred. The classroom assistant position offers recent college graduates and those yet to begin a full-time professional career a program of guided classroom work, classroom observation, and exposure to the Montessori methods and pedagogy by trained Montessori teachers.
Other, skills and qualifications: Exemplary understanding of child development and Montessori pedagogy; excellent classroom management skills; ability to use tact when dealing with challenging parent and/or student situations; attention to detail and accuracy; strong proficiency with technology; solutions driven; strong interpersonal skills; exemplary work ethic; positive energy and consistent follow through; understands and demonstrates confidentiality regarding students and their families; collaborates well with others; is flexible and has a surprising sense of humor; is a team player exhibiting respect and dignity for others.
Founded in 1965, Richmond Montessori School is the only Montessori school in the Richmond area and surrounding counties that is fully accredited by two external organizations – the American Montessori Society and Virginia Association of Independent Schools. RMS offers a private education that prepares children (ages 18 months to 14) for high levels of academic achievement, while also supporting their unique styles, interests and talents. The result is students who have the self-confidence, motivation and sense of purpose to successfully navigate life and contribute to their world in a meaningful way.