Career Opportunities

Montessori School of Durham employs persons of any gender, race, color, creed, family structure, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, military status, and genetic information and permits them equal access to all the rights privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available. No discrimination is made on these bases or other federally protected characteristic in any employment practices.

How To Apply:

Please complete the application listed in the position posting. 

You will be prompted to attach a cover letter and resume in the online application. If you have trouble attaching these materials, please send them by email to Cynthia Hughey, Assistant Head of School, at or by mail to: 2800 Pickett Road, Durham NC 27705.

Please note: If you do not have access to complete an application online, please stop by the MSD office to pick up a paper copy of the application.

Positions available:

Essential functions: The physical requirements to these positions, include but are not limited to picking up and carrying a child of minimum of 40 pounds, and mobility necessary to reach a child quickly in an emergency. Work will be conducted indoors and outdoors, and with animals of various kinds.


Toddler (18 to 36 months) Afternoon Assistant Teacher 

Montessori School of Durham is seeking an Assistant Teacher for a Toddler classroom (children age 18 months to 36 months). Hours are 11:30 a.m. to approximately 6:00 p.m. weekdays, beginning in August 2021. This is a year-round, full-time, salaried position with a competitive salary and benefits, including 100% health, dental, and disability insurance; leave days; retirement contribution; need-based tuition reduction for faculty children; and funds for professional development. A Bachelor’s degree and experience working in a Montessori classroom are preferred; references and a background check are required. Position available for August 2021

Please complete the Employment Application for a Teaching Position and attach a cover letter and resume.


Substitute Teachers:

Montessori School of Durham is seeking Substitute Teachers for classrooms and After School programs serving children from 18 months to 12 years old for  the 2020-2021 school year. Hours vary depending on Teachers’ needs.  Applicants must be punctual, reliable, professional, nurturing, and willing to learn Montessori practices. References and criminal background check required; teaching or childcare experience is required, previous experience in a Montessori setting is preferred, but not required. 

Please complete the Employment Application for a Teaching Position and attach a cover letter and resume.