The Knoxville Montessori School is looking for a motivated, experienced individual to immediately serve as a Classroom Assistant, working with the Lead Teacher in a multi-age room with children 3-6 years old.

KMS is on the path of growth, with the plans to add a Middle School and additional Primary Classroom, meaning that this position could lead towards a Lead Teacher position in the near future.


– Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree required.

– Candidates must have experience working with children 3- to 6-year-olds, and knowledge of child development and the Montessori educational philosophy a plus.

– Individual initiative, detail oriented, and ability to work as a team.

– Our ideal candidate would have their Montessori Diploma from an AMI-, AMS-, or MACTE–approved training center or actively working towards the completion of their certification. Candidates currently working on their certification are welcome to apply.

– Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.


– Support the Lead Teacher in following the Montessori Curriculum to stay consistent with the KMS Guidelines and IMC Accreditation.

– Fostering a positive learning environment by maintaining a calm and joyful atmosphere, encouraging growth towards independence for each child, and respecting children in helping themselves and in discovering their individual potential.

– Preparing the classroom environment by keeping the space clean and stocked, cleaning dishes, and restoring the environment at the end of every school day.

– Responding to emergencies and ensuring student safety, including practicing and modeling school COVID procedures and policies (i.e. wearing a mask at all designated times and locations, etc.).

– Participating in staff meetings and attending required school events as well as completing annual training and professional development/certification requirements.


Salaried, starting at $25,000 per year based on qualifications and experience. Benefits include paid holidays and retirement plan.


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About Knoxville Montessori School

Founded in 1966, KMS is the oldest Montessori school in Knoxville. It is widely recognized for its high academic standards, nurturing environment, experienced teaching staff, and diverse student body.