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.

Office Manager:

Montessori School of Durham is seeking an Office Manager. This is a challenging and dynamic position, requiring initiative, attention to detail, and excellent communication. The Office Manager coordinates a complex daily schedule so a candidate must possess exceptional organizational skills, be able to multitask, have demonstrated successful experience working in a fast paced environment supporting a team of colleagues, and have the following required skills: database management, record keeping, communications, publishing, technology maintenance, and organizational/time management. The applicant should be personable, outgoing, service oriented, a team player, as well as have exceptional judgement, professionalism, and discretion in the handling of confidential matters.

This full-time, year-round, salaried position begins in January 2021. Workdays are Monday through Friday with occasional evening and weekend hours. MSD offers competitive salary and benefits, including 100% health, dental, and disability insurance, leave days, vacation days, retirement contribution, need-based tuition reduction for faculty children, and funds for professional development.

Bachelor’s degree, references and criminal background check are required; 3-5 years work related experience, marketing, and development experience a plus. Experience working with G Suite for Education, Finalsite, Mailchimp, Adobe Pro, or Montessori Records Express also a plus.

Montessori School of Durham serves children 18 months through 6th grade and is located in SW central Durham, NC on a beautiful 7-acre campus.  

Please complete the Employment Application for an Administrative Staff 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.