Montessori School of Durham

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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 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:


Early Childhood Assistant Teacher

The Montessori School of Durham is seeking an Assistant Teacher in a Montessori Early Childhood classroom (children age 3 to 6). Hours are 7:50 a.m. to approximately 12:30 p.m. weekdays December 2018 to early June 2019. Training is provided. Must be responsible and able to learn Montessori methods. References and a criminal background check are required; Bachelor’s degree and experience working with children preferred. Competitive salary and some benefits offered.


Toddler (18 to 36 months) Teacher Maternity Leave Substitute (Position mid to late February to mid May 2019)

The Montessori School of Durham is seeking a full time Toddler Teacher from mid to late February until mid May to serve as a maternity leave substitute for the Lead Teacher in the All-Day Toddler classroom. The Substitute Teacher would spend some time observing the classroom and getting to know the children before the maternity leave. She or he would work with experienced Assistant Teachers. 

Applicant must have AMS-approved Montessori certification, previous experience working in the Montessori environment, and dedication to working in a faculty-responsible school. Length of day is 7:15 am to 3 pm. Class size is 12, with morning and afternoon Assistant Teachers. Bachelor’s degree preferred and background check required.


Substitute Teachers

  • Hours vary depending on Staff needs; hours will be plentiful for Substitutes who are able and willing to jump in!
  • Applicants must be punctual, reliable, professional, and nurturing. Previous experience in a Montessori practices setting is preferred, but not required, and applicant must be open to learning more of the philosophy (training will be provided). Criminal check and references required.

Please submit a "Teacher Application" with your resume and cover letter.

MSD welcomes a diverse, inclusive community and celebrates the uniqueness of all of its members as part of our hope for a peaceful world.

Diverse applicants are urged to apply.

Recruitment: Diversity Hiring Fair

On February 24, MSD joined with other Triangle independent schools to host a Job Fair for  underrepresented teachers and school professionals. We look forward to planning the next event soon!