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Join the CMC Team

Thank you for your interest in joining our team! No Montessori experience or training is required to contribute to CMC. We are eager to hear from anyone interested in supporting our mission of providing affordable, fully-implemented Montessori education and childcare to an intentionally diverse community of families in ways that promote social justice and environmental responsibility. 


Please review the job descriptions below and apply for the position you believe would be the best fit for you right now. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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Position Descriptions

Children's House Guide (welcoming applications for hiring timelines throughout 2024 and 2025; please see Full Job Description before applying)

On-call Substitute (welcoming applications for hiring timelines of two to three weeks from application date)

Support the entire school community by being on-call to substitute for staff during scheduled and unscheduled absences. Ongoing opportunities to observe in all learning environments will be prioritized in order to make substitution more seamless. No previous experience with Montessori is required to work at Community Montessori Columbus! Please read Full Job Description before applying!

Children's House Assistant (welcoming applications for hiring timelines of six weeks to six months from application)

Join our Montessori-trained Children’s House Guides, mixed-age community of children, other staff and committed families in developing an academically and socially supportive Montessori community. As a Children’s House Assistant, you will play a pivotal role in fostering an enriching environment by creating and maintaining materials as well as modeling and engaging children in caring for their Children’s House. No Montessori or Early Childhood Education experience is required!


Part-time and full-time positions are available; benefits for all those working full-time include health, dental, vision, life insurance, significant professional development opportunities, a fee waiver for eligible children, and paid time off. Hourly wages are currently in the $16 - $20/hour range and will be determined based on previous experience and job performance at CMC. Please see Full Job Description below for details.

More About Working at CMC and Living in Central Ohio

In the fall of 2022 — after three and a half years of leasing space — Community Montessori Columbus purchased 5400 Karl Rd. Columbus, OH 43229 from Karl Road Christian Church. We now operate the nearly 15,000 sf, mid-century church building on over three acres while sharing it with three Christian congregations as well as a long-standing Alcoholics Anonymous group.


Our location places us at the center of the neighborhood of Forest Park both logistically and socially, however, we attract staff and families from all over the North and East Sides of Columbus and across Central Ohio. Our school's neighborhood and the North Side of Columbus, OH generally offer a variety of benefits. The cost of living is lower than many other comparable neighborhoods in similar cities. It also offers a diversity of welcoming communities. Columbus - the 14th largest city in the country - is the heart of a fast growing metropolitan area of just over 2 million people. Downtown Columbus is just a 10 to 15 minute drive south from most points on the North Side. Central Ohio is also home to a well-maintained network of metro parks, several major rivers, and a growing network of bike trails.


We have high expectations for Community Montessori Columbus and a lot of work ahead of us to make our mission and vision a reality! We’re looking for flexible, self-starting, self-aware individuals who will bring their devotion to working with children and commitment to deepening their Montessori practice to CMC each day.


Our priority is to build a team devoted to the long-term success of Community Montessori Columbus and one another. To help achieve this, we provide competitive compensation and benefits packages (including: health, life, dental, and vision insurance options; ample paid time off; a fee waiver for dependent children; and professional development opportunities). Community Montessori Columbus is an equal opportunity employer. Our mission will be well served by bringing together a diverse staff that is representative, at all position levels, of the communities and families we serve. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job. Please read the position descriptions above and choose the position that is the best fit for your skills and experience. Be sure to open and read the full job description for the position you choose to apply for before completing the appropriate application form. We appreciate your time and interest and look forward to getting to know you better!

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