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 Spanish

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

• Strong organization, technology, and problem-solving skills

• Willingness to participate in overnight field trips (post-pandemic) for elementary positions

• Ability to work collaboratively in a co-teaching setting 

• Montessori certification at elementary level (E I/II preferred) 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 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. 

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