Website International Montessori School

International Montessori School is a non-profit, independent school located in Durham, North Carolina approximately 10  minutes south of Duke University and fifteen minutes north of the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. IMS is a wonderful, diverse environment where teachers and families of many cultures, languages, and backgrounds come  together in a supportive and engaging community. Our school provides full immersion programs in Spanish, French, and Mandarin Chinese for approximately 130 students from 3 to 12 years old. We also have a toddler program in English. Most of our students come from English-speaking homes, but their parents have chosen IMS because they value being bilingual in today’s society. About 30% of our families come from homes where at least one parent speaks the target language either natively or relatively fluently. 

Our ideal candidates have a passion for guiding young people, are lifelong learners, are creative, and thrive in a  collaborative, international culture. In addition, our ideal candidates have experience in a language immersion or dual language program. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

• Native or near native fluency in Mandarin

• Excellent communication skills in both written and spoken English and Mandarin, interacting with others with compassion, confidence, and empathy

• Strong organization, technology, and problem-solving skills

• Ability to work collaboratively in a co-teaching setting 

• Montessori certification at Early Childhood level from a MACTE-accredited program and a Bachelor’s degree or international equivalent 

• Three years of experience as a Montessori guide 

• Existing US work authorization and no future sponsorship required 

A competitive salary and health, vision, and dental benefits are available. 

IMS, an equal opportunity employer, seeks to support a diverse staff to reflect the diverse community of parents and  students. Our current student body is 7% African-American or Black, 13% Asian, 46% Caucasian, 1% American Indian and  24% Multi-ethnic/Multi-racial. 

All interested candidates should apply by sending a cover letter and a current resume/CV to Angela Bailey, Head of School at hiring@imsnc.org. In your cover letter, be sure to address why you enjoy working with children this age, why you are  interested in working at IMS, and your perspective on the benefits of a Montessori and language immersion education to  young students. Newly hired staff will begin the school year August 2, 2021. 

To apply for this job email your details to hiring@imsnc.org.