Podcast/Vlog Co-Host (Hybrid)

American Montessori Society | New York, NY, United States

Posted Date 9/08/2023

About the American Montessori Society 

The American Montessori Society (AMS) is the foremost advocate for quality Montessori education, an innovative, child-centered approach to learning. AMS sets high professional standards that inform Montessori education as practiced in AMS-accredited schools and taught in AMS-affiliated teacher education programs. A not-for-profit membership based in New York City, with more than 19,000 members world-wide, AMS is the hub of all things Montessori: an information center for its members, the media, and the public; a voice in the public arena; and a mobilizing force for the global Montessori community, through support services, accreditation, credentialing, and affiliation services, research, and professional development events and offerings.

AMS is classified as a 501(c) (3) (i.e., tax-exempt, nonprofit) organization.

AMS envisions a world in which quality Montessori education is widely recognized, highly desired, and accessible to all.

  • Key Contact: Executive Director
  • Classification: Contractor
  • Compensation: $85/hour with an estimate of 125 hours annually 
  • Worksite: This is a hybrid position. In person work is in Boston, MA.  
  • To Apply: Only applications complete with a link to video submission, cover letter and resume will be considered.

Application Process:

Interested candidates should submit the following:

  1. Updated resume.
  2. Cover letter (maximum 400 words) detailing your interest in the role and describe your skills and experience in:
    • knowledge of Montessori, research, and practice
    • communication with diverse audiences, including public speaking, writing, and convening multiple stakeholders
    • experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion and ABAR education
    • leadership, creativity, and initiative
  3. Video submission (maximum 3 minutes) answering the following questions:
    • Why are you passionate about Montessori?
    • Describe a time when you communicated a complex idea to an audience.
    • How would you handle disagreements or controversies on air, primarily concerning Montessori philosophy?
    • In your view, what is the role of a podcast in promoting and expanding the reach of the Montessori method?

Note to the applicant: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. 

Job Description

Overview: The American Montessori Society will launch a new podcast series to expand its reach and provide informative and engaging content to a broader audience. The podcast series will be an opportunity to share AMS's mission and values globally and showcase the benefits of a Montessori education. Through a series of informative, engaging, and thought-provoking episodes, the podcast will provide listeners with an in-depth understanding of Montessori education and how it can transform the lives of children and families and inspire listeners to take action, whether that means enrolling their child in a Montessori school, enrolling in an AMS-affiliated teacher education program to become a credentialed Montessori teacher or  learning more about this education pedagogy.

We are seeking a talented and engaging Montessori-credentialed Podcast Co-Host to join our team. As the Podcast Co-Host, you will be responsible for planning and co-hosting, compelling podcast episodes that resonate with our target audience. Your passion for storytelling, excellent communication skills, and ability to create a captivating audio experience will be key to the success of our podcast.

The AMS Podcast Co-Host will work closely with the AMS Podcast Producer and the AMS Executive Director to develop high-quality, engaging, and informative podcasts that align with AMS's mission and values. By sharing current research, knowledge, insights, and best practices, AMS can showcase its expertise and thought leadership and be a credible and valuable resource for anyone interested in Montessori education. 


  1. Collaborate with the AMS team to conceptualize, research, and produce engaging 20 annual podcast episodes.
  2. Conduct thorough research on episode topics, ensuring accurate and up-to-date information.
  3. Prepare engaging interview questions and conduct interviews with guests or experts.
  4. Host and moderate podcast episodes, demonstrating a confident and engaging on-air presence.
  5. Maintain a conversational and relatable tone while effectively conveying information and ideas.
  6. Actively engage with listeners by responding to feedback, comments, and questions.
  7. Stay up-to-date with industry trends and podcasting best practices to continuously improve the quality and relevance of the podcast.


  1. Proven experience in Montessori and public speaking or similar roles, with a portfolio of successful presentations. 
  2. Excellent verbal communication skills, with the ability to engage and captivate listeners.
  3. Strong interview skills and the ability to draw out compelling stories and insights from guests.
  4. Creative thinking and the ability to develop unique episode concepts and themes.
  5. Strong organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple podcast projects simultaneously.
  6. A passion for storytelling and staying informed about industry trends and current events.
  7. A collaborative and team-oriented mindset, with excellent interpersonal skills.
  8. Montessori credentialed
  9. Ability to travel occasionally for live recordings or events.
  10. Passionate about the Montessori method and keen on fostering its growth and understanding.

Additional Information

The American Montessori Society is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, family responsibility, political affiliation or any other status protected by applicable laws.

No calls please.

Salary85.00 - 85.00 Hour
Montessori Credential Level
Credential Required (level not specified)
Education Required
Bachelor's Degree
Job Type
Position Type
Contract or Temporary

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