Employment Opportunities

Hilltop Montessori School, founded in 1972, is perched atop a hill on 43 acres in Brattleboro, VT. The school relocated several years ago to a custom built facility that houses a Toddler Room (18-36 months), two bright, sunny Children’s House (3-6 years) classrooms, a Lower Elementary (6-9 years), an Upper Elementary (9-12 years), as well as a fully equipped kitchen area, art and music rooms. The Middle School (12-14 years) enjoys its own house with comparable facilities. There is integrated computer use at the Upper Elementary and Middle School levels, woods and trails for hiking and cross country skiing, gardens, a greenhouse and a pond.  A newly constructed Arts Barn includes an all-purpose room, gymnasium, expanded music facilities and a theater.  130 students / 24 faculty-staff / American Montessori Society Full Member

If you would like to send your resume and letter of interest for future employment please send an email to Tamara Mount at tmount@hilltopmontessori.org. At this time we are looking to fill the following positions for the 2018-19 school year:

 Business Manager: We seek a Business Manager to coordinate, track, budget, and report all financial aspects of the school operations. The Business Manager is on the Finance Committee and Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees and provides leadership and management of the School’s finances and is responsible for the supervision, coordination, and administration of all aspects of the Business Office, Plant and Facilities expenses, Human Resources, and financial policy management. In partnership with the Head of School, the Business Manager maintains relationships with all families, vendors, banks, professional accountants, and insurance companies. Experience with QuickBooks is required and experience with non-profit management is a plus. Come join the administrative team at a great school!

Art Teacher for Elementary: We are looking for an enthusiastic, organized person to lead the teaching of fine arts for the Elementary years (Grades 1-6). This position is half-time, noon-3 MondayThursday and extra time during “museum” project and performance preparation times. Responsibilities will include refining and implementing an art curriculum based on “Teaching for Artistic Behavior” and Montessori philosophy of choice based art. Candidates should have experience in classroom management and be able to collaborate with the team of teachers to develop opportunities for integration with other subjects and activities.

After-Care/Afternoon and Substitute Teacher: We will need help with our afternoon Children’s House program for 3 and 4 year olds, and to help with aftercare. We are looking for people with experience, skills, and a love for working with children from toddler through kindergarten years. We need people who are consistently available from 11:30-5p.m. on weekdays, and can also be on-call for work during the morning school hours (starting at 7:30 or 8:00 a.m.).

Toddler Program Assistant: We would like to add another loving and responsible individual to the Toddler Program team. This full-time, or part time position will be with our 18-36 month old students to assist the team with the children’s development of skills for self-care, communication, sense of order, and becoming part of a community. Candidates should have an understanding, appreciation, and enthusiasm for the Montessori approach to supporting toddlers in their practice of responsible independence in a caring community. There is the possibility of being sponsored for Montessori Infant/Toddler training in the future.

Facilities Assistant: We are looking to hire a person to work with the Facilities Manager, as a second set of hands for larger projects and to learn the systems in order to be an on-call sub. This position would be 5 hours, 1 day per week, and year round, starting in July 2018. Candidates should have experience with landscaping, basic hand and power tools, attention to detail, and be able to reliably follow directions unsupervised. This position involves creative problem solving, organization, and a commitment to maintaining a safe, clean campus. Training will be provided for HVAC, fire suppression, and security systems.

It would be ideal if the applicant also had cleaning skills and could be double cast as a Cleaning Sub. The Cleaning Sub position is 2 hours, 1-2 days a week, and year round, starting July 2018 also. Additional hours would be dependent on the schedules of the Facilities Manager and Cleaning Staff. Candidates should be thorough, efficient, and reliable. The position involves vacuuming, mopping, disinfecting surfaces, and removing trash.

Coaching Team Volunteer: Hilltop after school sports programs will be in need of parents to join the coaching team for next year. Volunteers will have support from the athletic director and other parents. The fall brings soccer, with practices one or twice a week after school. The winter brings basketball, and the spring sports are cross country running and/or ultimate frisbee. This is a great opportunity to help continue and grow the enthusiasm for the programs, not to mention getting to spend time with the kids and exercise! To express interest and/or get more information please contact Athletic Director, Mace Sebby or Tamara Mount.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“One can pass quite close to the child and yet not see him.”
—Dr. Maria Montessori
The Toddler Program
Ages 18–36 months
Children’s House
Ages 3–6
Lower Elementary
Ages 6–9
Upper Elementary
Ages 9–12
Middle School
Ages 12 –14