Careers at MSD

Thank you for your interest in working with us at Montessori School of Duluth! To learn more and apply for listed position(s), please see below.

Montessori School of Duluth is committed to the principles of diversity. MSD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical challenge, national or ethnic origin, ancestry or any other characteristic.

If there are no current opportunities listed, you’re welcome to send your resume to to be considered for future positions.


Montessori Lead Guide for Children’s House (Preschool Teacher)

Montessori School of Duluth in Duluth, Minnesota, is seeking a full-time Children’s House Lead starting at the beginning of the school year — August 2023. We are looking for someone who wants a long-term position at MSD and someone who is reliable and great with children. We are seeking kind and calm individuals who want to work.

Montessori School of Duluth is a private, independent school for children 16 months of age through 6th grade. For over 35 years, Montessori School of Duluth has provided exceptional preschool, kindergarten, and elementary education to children in Minnesota’s Twin Ports. Through the years, our goal has remained the same. We guide each child to become a happy, self-motivated learner with a positive self image and global perspective.


Job duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Full time teaching responsibilities as the AMI Guide for MSD’s Children’s House
  • Provide a safe and warm environment to encourage optimal development of children ages 2.5-6 using Montessori principles
  • Observe behaviors and maintains records
  • Model grace and courtesy
  • Attend open houses and teacher in-service or training as directed by head of school
  • Carry out all specific procedures and responsibilities as outlined by the MSD Staff Handbook and MSD Policies and Procedures
  • Provide presentations, lessons, and group gatherings that meet the needs of each child
  • Help children to work cooperatively in an atmosphere of respect, using models of behavior and intervention
  • Make needed materials and plan activities
  • Report accidents and concerns immediately to Head of School
  • Communicate with families daily regarding concerns or issues
  • Communicate with families weekly through email or classroom app on general happenings in the classroom
  • Model professionalism and leadership in the classroom
  • Effectively communicate needs to assistant teachers and aides
  • Involvement in conducting parent orientation in the beginning of the school year and parent information sessions during the school year
  • Drafting needed documents (i.e. report cards) to inform parents on student progress
  • Receiving feedback and communicating with parents for student performance when needed
  • Other duties that may be assigned by the Head of School or of her designate


  • At least a bachelor’s degree in early education or a related field.
  • At least three years of previous experience working in early childhood education.
  • AMI/AMS certification is preferred but not required.
  • Ability to pass a background check.
  • Ability to meet DHS teacher qualifications is required:


Responsible to: Head of School

Hours: 7:30 AM – 4 PM, M-F

Payment Rate: Salary

Job Type: Full-time, Full-year

Pay: $38,000.00 – $42,000.00 per year

Work Location: In person

Benefits: This position is responsible for obtaining personal health insurance, for example via MNSure, but receives a full range of other benefits including:

  • Sick & Safe Time
  • Holidays
  • Paid Time Off
  • Retirement Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement


To apply, please send your cover letter, résumé/CV, three professional references, and supporting documents to Find out more about Montessori School of Duluth at


Substitute Teachers (all age groups)

Are you interested in learning more about Montessori and getting experience in the classroom? We’re seeking substitute teachers who can work in our toddler and preschool classrooms. Please email a letter of interest and resume to

Montessori School of Duluth is a non-profit, 501(c) 3 organization. We value, welcome, and celebrate a diverse population. The school treats all students and staff, and applicants for enrollment and employment, without unlawful discrimination as to race, creed, color, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation.