Working at GLM

Employment Options

If you are passionate about Montessori education and interested in becoming part of the Grand Lake Montessori learning community then please consider applying for one of the job openings posted below by sending a cover letter and resume to employment@grandlakemontessori.com.

Grand Lake Montessori, founded in 1978, is a thriving urban school in the Grand Lake neighborhood of Oakland, California. We serve approximately 175 families and our school has two toddler classrooms, six primary (preschool) classrooms and one elementary classroom. We offer a warm, passionate and supportive community, as diverse as is the exciting city of Oakland. GLM offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits for full time staff including paid vacation, paid holidays, dental and health insurance, tuition remission as well as a retirement plan.

GLM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.

Current Openings

Primary Lead Teacher

Primary Lead Teacher

Become part of the Grand Lake Montessori Community!

Grand Lake Montessori, founded in 1978, is a thriving learning community in Oakland, California, serving approximately 180 families. Our school is on almost two acres of beautiful green space in the heart of the Grand Lake Neighborhood. We offer a warm, passionate and supportive community of teachers, all of whom are committed to Montessori education as a way to transform the world. Competitive compensation offered. Benefits include paid vacation, paid holidays, dental and health insurance and a 403(b) retirement plan.

We are currently looking for a 3-6 Montessori trained teacher to lead one of our primary classrooms. As this is a later start in the school year, there will be scaffolding and onboarding support provided by GLM’s Lead of Instruction. The ideal candidate will have:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree
  • Montessori Primary (3-6) training and certification
  • Previous experience leading a Primary environment
  • Highly motivated
  • Professional, prompt and punctual
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently, as well as with others
  • Ability to build and maintain a safe, harmonious and strong classroom environment and culture
  • Ability to guide and work collaboratively with the existing support teachers and build a strong teaching team
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other staff members
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to build warm, strong, professional relationships with students and families

We welcome your resume – sent to employment@grandlakemontessori.com – if you are interested in this opportunity.


Posted: October 19 2018

Floating Teacher

Floating Teacher

Become part of the Grand Lake Montessori Community!

Grand Lake Montessori, founded in 1978, is a thriving learning community in Oakland, California, serving approximately 175 families. Our school is on almost two acres of green space in the Grand Lake Neighborhood. We have two toddler classrooms, six primary classrooms and one elementary 6-12 classroom. We offer a warm, passionate and supportive community, as diverse as is the exciting city of Oakland. Benefits for full time staff include paid vacation, paid holidays dental and health insurance and retirement.

We are currently hiring a full (or part) time Floating Teacher (substitute) to start immediately. All applicants must have at least 12 Early Childhood Units and preferably some previous experience in a Montessori setting. Montessori training is a big plus. Regardless of your training or experience, we ask that you come with a strong desire to learn, as well as be open to supportive mentoring by both our teachers and administration. We expect our staff to be committed to a friendly, empathetic and professional relationship with both their co-workers and the families at our school.  

We welcome your resume – sent to employment@grandlakemontessori.com – if you are interested in this opportunity.


Posted: October 26 2018

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