Ottawa Montessori School
335 Lindsay St.
Ottawa, Ontario   K1G 0L6


Ottawa, ON
OMS Montessori (OMS) has been providing an authentic Montessori education in our nation’s capital for over 50 years. A non-profit organization with a staff of over 50 passionate Montessori educators and administrators. The passion and commitment of our team of educators is truly exceptional, with many members having dedicated decades to our organization and our organization’s mission.

With almost 300 engaged young people at our school, we provide a Montessori education from 18 months of age through 18 years in both official languages. OMS is unique in the Ottawa area in providing a high school program based on Montessori principles. The Element High School, a part of OMS, has been in operation since 2003 with Junior High students (grades 7/8), and since 2015 with the High School (grades 9-12).

We are looking for a Head of Schools who shares our vision for an authentic Montessori learning environment and has the talent and perseverance to lead the comprehensive educational offering we provide to the community. Reporting to the Chairman of the Board of Directors, the ideal candidate will be responsible for all aspects of the operations of the schools across both campuses. This includes growing enrollment, attracting and retaining great staff, sustaining a strong parent community, and ensuring an exceptional educational experience for each child.

The ideal candidate will be available to start after the close of the 2018/2019 school year or earlier.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to:
  • Lead and manage the pre-school, elementary and high school programs.
  • Ensure the school maintains a high-quality authentic Montessori learning experience for each enrolled student.
  • Create and foster a positive, constructive and engaging work environment for all staff.
  • Deliver educational programs in both official languages (French and English).
  • Build a strong group of engaged volunteers from the parent community.
  • Manage the relationship with the educational regulatory bodies in Ontario and ensure Ontario educational requirements and regulations are met.
  • Manage an operating budget in excess of $4 million and ensure that OMS remains financially strong.
  • Be an ambassador for OMS within the community and ensure that the annual enrolment targets are met.
  • Work with the volunteer Board of Directors to implement the strategic plan.
  • Maintain a strong administrative team and faculty through effective recruiting, development and performance management of the employees of the school.
  • Problem-solve student, parent, and staff issues collaboratively.
  • Create and implement a marketing strategy that builds awareness and grows the school’s profile within the community.
  • A minimum of two years of experience as a school administrator, pre-school director, school director, principal, or vice principal with an additional minimum of 5 years classroom experience.
  • Experience in leading and evolving a high performing organization.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills in the English language.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and experience working with diverse stakeholders.
  • Experience leading large scale organizational change and strategic initiatives.
  • Experience managing the relationship with a government educational regulatory body.
  • AMI diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be currently eligible to work in Canada.
  • Experience teaching in an AMI Montessori classroom.
  • Familiarity with Ontario elementary and high school curriculum as well as Ontario Ministry of Education requirements and regulations.
  • Fluent in French.
  • Graduate Degree.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Capital city amenities, affordable and diverse community, surrounded by green belt and 300KM + of walking/biking paths.
  • Tuition discount for dependents attending OMS and The Element.
Interested candidates may submit a letter of interest summarizing leadership vision, experience in education and familiarity with Montessori pedagogy, along with résumé to email address Please ensure to address how each of the essential and preferred qualifications are met. You may also request a more detailed job description.

Please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. For more information on OMS, visit the website - and our Facebook page -

Posting Date: September 29, 2018


Squamish Montessori School
42000 Loggers Lane
Squamish, BC   V8B 0H3


Squamish, BC
Casa Guide
Celebrating 10 years of Child Care and Education in Squamish

Squamish Montessori School requires a Casa Guide for August 1st 2019

Squamish Montessori School is expanding into a 4th Casa classroom. This classroom will be located in a new purpose built Montessori school. Squamish a is fast growing town, nestled in between Vancouver and Whistler on the coast of beautiful British Columbia.

  • AMI Montessori Primary Diploma
  • Early Childhood Education Certification an asset
  • BC Teacher Certification an asset
  • Interest in continuing professional development
We offer:
  • Ten-month contract reviewed annually (summer employment available)
  • Competitive base salary with additional compensation based on experience and qualifications
  • Competitive benefits package
  • Paid Family Medical Service Plan (MSP)
  • Four weeks paid holiday
  • Professional development opportunities
  • A supportive and respectful work environment
Qualified applicants can send cover letter and résumé to:

Subject line: SMS GUIDE

While all applicants are thanked for their interest, only those chosen for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

Posting Date: September 28, 2018

AMI Canada
291B Jane Ave.
Toronto, Ontario   M6S 3Z3


AMI Canada is looking for an individual to serve as webmaster for the AMI Canada website

Duties would include preparing and posting updates to the website such as job opportunities, AMI events in Canada and abroad, additions to the publications available for AMI Canada members, parent blog entries, and others.

Other duties would include the management of email addresses/forwarding for and maintaining up-to-date backups of the website and all supporting data folders.

Experience in the creation and maintenance of an html/css website would be a definite asset. Knowledge of Montessori education is also an asset.

The AMI Canada website is based upon a professional, commercial, fully responsive (Bootstrap 3) html/css template with almost 200 fully coded template pages.

If required, AMI Canada will fund a subscription or purchase of necessary html/css editing software (such as Dreamweaver, e.g.).

Fees for this service are negotiable with AMI Canada. Interested individuals should email to with information on their experience and qualifications.

Posting Date: September 10, 2018

Kids U
Calgary, Alberta

Calgary, AB
Montessori Teacher Kids U Inc.
Montessori Teacher – Kids U Inc.
Start Date: Flexible
Location: Calgary, AB
Permanent: Full Time

Kids U is a growing Accredited Early Childhood Learning Institute in Calgary that continues to set the standard for excellence. Our quality child care, preschool and kindergarten programs build strong brains for life.

Position Summary: Instruct the children in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth following the philosophies of Maria Montessori.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following but not limited to:
  • Be accountable for the delivery of an authentic Montessori program.
  • Supervise the classroom, helping the children to think creatively, to solve problems independently and respect themselves and others.
  • Spark imagination, build self-esteem and help children discover new things each day.
  • Guide children in self-motivated learning, helping stimulate their natural desire to learn.
  • Be responsible for ensuring a educational, caring and safe environment for the children.
  • Effective communication skills and strong organizational skills are essential qualities for this position, as teachers must be able to interact well with parents and management in a traditional early child care setting.
  • Montessori Certificate or Diploma and Child Care certifications.
Our facilities offer spacious classrooms lit with natural light. We offer a competitive salary and there are many opportunities for addition grants and subsidies. If you are looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young children and their families apply now!

Submit your application with résumé to

Posting Date: August 18, 2018