|Name of School||Catskill Montessori School|
|Address||44 Anbach Ln|
Catskill, NY 12414
|Contact Name||Gaura Tester|
|Level / Position||Montessori EC 3-6 Guide|
|Description of Position|
OPPORTUNITY: Catskill Montessori School (CMS) is a private, non-profit school inspired by permaculture ethics of people care, earth care, and fair share on 63 acres nestled between the Mahicannituck and the Catskill Mountains. CMS operates on a balanced schedule, with programming running throughout the school year with intermittent breaks. CMS is equidistant from Boston and New York City (about two hours). With many quaint towns nearby, including Hudson, with Amtrak service to NYC, Catskill offers the charm, culture, and environment of the Hudson Valley.
Our school opened its doors in the fall of 2020 with one early childhood 3-6 class and one 6-9 elementary class in a restored 1750s barn along with a budding permaculture farm. We now serve toddlers through 6th grade, with the blueprint to expand to include a Secondary program (12-18) as our students rise each year. In addition, our permaculture farm has grown to include a working greenhouse, apple orchards, an outdoor/forest classroom, and farm animals including Nigerian dwarf goats, rabbits, hens, and runner ducks.
JOB DESCRIPTION: We are seeking a MACTE Montessori EC 3-6 Guide. The Guide will work with the rest of the teaching team (another Lead Guide and Assistant) to provide a warm, nurturing, and safe environment where self-direction is enhanced, independence is encouraged, and individuality is respected.
ONSITE STAFF HOUSING: Catskill Montessori School has limited on-site staff housing available. Candidates interested in onsite housing should include that in their cover letter.
APPLY: If you're interested in joining our school community, please send your resume and cover letter to the address below. A teaching license/credential is not required for this role. Black people, Indigenous people, people of color (BIPOC), lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and gender diverse people are all strongly encouraged to apply. Our school community seeks to help each child build the adult of their future and engender respect for the differences of others doing the same. Part of this includes developing an appreciation for and building a community with those of different spiritual beliefs, cultural heritages, racial and gender identities, economic backgrounds, and other affiliations. The land surrounding and supporting the school also inspires and informs our work as we guide the children on a journey to become global citizens and stewards of this land and our planet.
Gaurapriya Tester, Head of School
|Job Start Date||08/28/2023|