Overview

We are looking for an Early Childhood (0-3) Lead Teacher to join us in beautiful Prague (Czech Republic) for the 2021-2022 School year!

We are an AMS-accredited Montessori school serving around 120 students, focused on delivering a strong English program with a Czech component. We serve children 15 months to 12 years and pride ourselves on providing a nurturing, growth-focused environment for students and faculty alike.

We are looking for staff members who take initiative, have a compassionate and joyful personality, and are motivated by a strong love for children and authentic Montessori education. Our school is committed to life-long learning in our community and we are looking for a team player who is eager to learn and collaborate.

We offer a positive working environment, supportive school leadership (Head of School is AMI trained from 0-12 and all Area Coordinators are trained in their area), competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. We are seeking a contract with a minimum of two years or longer.

Are you:

  • AMS or AMI trained?
  • Do you have at least 3 years of experience working as a lead teacher in a school setting?
  • Are you a native English speaker?
  • Are you creative and enjoy bringing new learning opportunities for children?
  • Are you warm and creating a safe space around you?
  • Do you have attention to detail and can also see the big picture?
  • Are you a team player who takes initiative, yet is respectful and professional?
  • Are you able to work independently and as a part of the team?
  • Do you have a love of learning and do you like to share your knowledge?
  • Do you have the capability and willingness to improve processes?
  • Do you have a growth mindset and willingness to continually learn and develop as a teacher and want to develop yourself to become a leader of a small team?
  • Physical Requirements: able to get up and down on the floor, can lift 30 pounds, and can keep up with a group of children

What is wonderful about being a teacher at IMSP?

  • Everyone in our team has a voice and their own contribution to make.
  • We focus on quality Montessori education and put the child first
  • We have weekly meetings to encourage communication and collaborative learning from one another
  • We offer 4 teacher-work days a year, where students stay home, so teachers may change the materials on your shelves, organize, clean, work on newsletters, evaluations, observe other schools or go to workshops.
  • We encourage and offer opportunities for growth and career development over time. All staff are encouraged into continuing education. Besides formalized training, all staff members receive mentoring towards personal growth and development goals, as well as annual professional development funds.
  • All Lead Teachers have 7 paid sick/personal days off each school year and 2 professional development days each school year.
  • Staff Members have 5+ weeks paid holiday during the school year (3-days fall break, 3 weeks at winter, 1-week spring break, 1 week at Easter, and all national holidays).
  • We aim to minimize evening and weekend work, and there are only 2 Saturday events throughout the school year.
  • We offer a 12-month contract, but all Lead teachers have a paid summer holiday of 6 weeks
  • We offer medical and dental insurance
  • We celebrate together as a team, whether it’s birthdays, an accomplishment or just Friday afternoon!

If you would like to be part of our dynamic teaching team, please send your resume and cover letter to Veronika Newkirk, Primary Coordinator at veronika.newkirk@montessori.cz. For more information, visit us online at www.montessori.cz

 

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About International Montessori School of Prague

IMSP is an international school offering authentic Montessori education. Embracing each child's unique potential, we empower our students to achieve academic excellence and become confident, compassionate and engaged citizens of the world.