Montessori Assistant Teacher

Sunrise Montessori School | Billings, MT, United States

Posted Date 6/10/2020

Job Description

To cultivate a learning community where children discovertheir own unique abilities. To createan environment in which children learn naturally, supporting self-reliance and independent learning. To motivate young people as they growinto secure, well-rounded citizens. To achieve this mission we base our educational approach on the developmental philosophy and methods of Dr. Maria Montessori.

Salary: $10 - $11 DOE


Assistant Float Teachers assist in providing a warm, nurturing and safe environment where self-direction is enhanced, independence encouraged and individuality respected. Assistant float teachers meet the emotional, physical, intellectual and social needs of both the individual and the group. Assist and supervises children during nap time


  • Recess and lunch duties at assigned times (punctuality is important)
  • Support the lead teacher with transition times (getting students ready to go outside, washing hands, lining up) unless otherwise assigned to recess/lunch
  • Assist and supervises children during nap time
  • Light classroom cleaning or building cleaning as assigned by the director
  • Assist with the Aftercare Program
  • Guides children in positive choices and independence in their environment
  • Works as a team with co-teachers and other assistant teachers by communicating and supporting each other and attending monthly faculty meetings
  • Works well with others to take on challenges
  • Embraces the Montessori approach and the Sunrise Montessori mission statement


All staff members strive for the following characteristics in their work: excellence, competence, innovation, collaboration, respect, resourcefulness, flexibility and accountability.


Assistant teacher must meet the following basic requirements:

  • CPR/First Aid certification
  • Previous experience working in early childhood and/or education
  • A clear record through fingerprinting
  • Have the physical capacity to work with pre-school/Kindergarten aged children
  • Keep up with professional development
  • Willingness to be trained in Montessori philosophy

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $10.00 to $11.00 /hour

Credential Level
Early Childhood (2½ - 6)
Education Required
High School
Job Type
Classroom Teacher/Staff
Position Type
Full-Time (12 mos.)
Phone(406) 702-1122

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