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At Wilmington Montessori School, we believe you will find an extraordinary place to work, a strong sense of community and a professional learning environment. 

WMS has been named one of Delaware's Top Workplaces by the News Journal for the past four years and has received a specialty award twice for having the most employees who view their work as meaningful.

What our employees say about working for WMS:
  • “I feel like I'm a part of something meaningful every day.”
  • “It allows me to do my job in a way that I can freely express my creativity.”
  • “The people are warm and welcoming to everyone who walks through the doors. We are all working towards the same goals and mission. I feel part of something bigger than myself.”
  • “They work well together as a team on behalf of the school, the students, the staff and the parents.”
For more information about employment at WMS, email HR@wmsde.org.

WMS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Opening for Upper Elementary Teacher for 2018-19 School Year

Wilmington Montessori School is actively searching for a strong Upper Elementary (4th-6th grade) teacher for the 2018-19 school year.

Candidates must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, preferably in education, and Montessori certification or the willingness to obtain Montessori training.

The ideal teacher possesses:
  • Passion for teaching and learning
  • Desire to collaborate with others
  • Commitment to understanding children as individuals
  • Flexibility to meet individual needs of all children
  • Commitment to partnering and communicating with parents to ensure a seamless connection between home and school
  • Ability to integrate technology into all areas of study
  • Commitment to professional growth

Summary of Position:

The Upper Elementary teacher at WMS is responsible for planning and implementing integrated instruction for students to address their cognitive, social, emotional and physical needs within a multiage classroom setting. He/she works collaboratively within a team of teachers in the classroom, as well as with enrichment teachers and other colleagues throughout the school. He/she will create a classroom community built on respect for and between all students, and establish a positive relationship with students, families, and staff. This is an opportunity to bring creative energy to your teaching and to learn in an environment that values professional growth.

Potential Openings for Lead Early Childhood & Elementary Teachers

2018-19 School Year
Wilmington Montessori School is accepting applications for potential openings for Lead Early Childhood and Elementary Teachers for the 2018-19 school year. Potential candidates will have a bachelor’s degree, preferably in education, and Montessori certification or the willingness to obtain Montessori training.

The ideal teacher possesses:
  • Passion for teaching and learning
  • Desire to collaborate with others
  • Commitment to understand children as individuals
  • Flexibility to meet individual needs of all children
  • Ability to integrate technology into all areas of study
Summary of Position:

The teacher at WMS is responsible for planning and implementing integrated instruction for students to address their cognitive, social, emotional and physical needs within a multi-age classroom setting. He or she will create a classroom environment built on respect for and between all students, and establish a positive relationship with students, families and staff. 

Part-Time Assistant Teachers

Wilmington Montessori School is accepting applications for part-time assistant teachers. Candidates must be available to work Monday through Friday from the hours of 2:45 to 6:15 p.m. 
 
We are a non-profit, year-round early childhood and elementary school participating in Delaware Stars for Early Success with a five-star rating and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Candidates must:
  • Have certification that meets Delaware First requirements or the willingness to obtain this certification.
  • Pass criminal background check and a physical.
Would you like to find a school that you can call an extended family? If so, please send a resume to jobs@wmsde.org.

Summer Camp Counselors

Summer 2018
Kind, firm, energetic and professional persons sought to work with children (12 months through 8th grade) during the summer months. Must be flexible, attentive, positive and able to work as part of a team. Responsibilities include supervision of groups indoors and outdoors, accompanying campers on field trips, assisting with projects and a wide variety of creative activities, building warm and professional relationships with parents and children, mediating conflicts, and supporting children as they acquire new skills and knowledge. 

The camp season begins on June 11 and ends on August 24. A counselor must be available for at least seven weeks total, at least two of those in August. Those available through August 24 receive priority in hiring. 

Requirements: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, have experience working with groups of children, and must attend the camp orientation meeting in June. State Police fingerprint background check (must be done through WMS) and a Health Certificate from your doctor (with a Mantoux TB test done within the past 12 months) are also required. 

Wilmington Montessori School is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Application Requirements
Candidates for lead or specialist teaching positions:
  • Cover letter addressing the criteria in the job description
  • Current résumé
  • Three letters of reference 
  • Salary requirements
All positions:
  • Interview
  • Fingerprint background check (appropriate for licensed day care centers, not school-age only) with the Delaware State Police
  • Physical exam/health clearance form from your doctor (including Mantoux Tuberculin Skin Test within the past 12 months) 
Please send all materials to:
Wilmington Montessori School
1400 Harvey Road
Wilmington, DE 19810
Fax: 302-529-7004
HR@wmsde.org
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