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Careers

OMS Montessori is an independent school offering separate Francophone, English and bilingual programs within a world class Montessori environment.

Current openings at OMS Montessori are listed below, but we welcome applications at any time. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter outlining how you can contribute to our program to [email protected]

Non-Discrimination Policy: As a matter of policy and philosophy, OMS Montessori hiring, admission, and operating procedures are non-discriminatory in terms of race, colour, religion, gender, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or disability.

Temporary Lower Elementary Educator – OMS Montessori

OMS Montessori, a private non-profit school, located in a beautiful residential area in central Ottawa, is seeking a dedicated and energetic Montessori educator for a Lower Elementary class (ages 6 – 9) beginning late August 2020 until late June 2021.  OMS Montessori is a well-established community of 300+ students and over 60 staff, ranging from two Toddler communities to Grade 12 at The Element High School.   Our dedicated staff are strongly committed to working together, guided by Montessori pedagogy.

The ideal candidate will have Montessori Elementary certification as well as experience and a passion for working with students at the elementary level. This position requires participation and close teamwork in the many aspects of the program. Written and oral communication skills must be strong.

Applicants may submit their cover letter and resume to:

Carrie Whalen
Head of School
[email protected]

www.omsmontessori.com
www.elementhighschool.com

Temporary/Part-Time Finance Officer

OMS Montessori/The Element High School, a private non-profit school, located in a beautiful residential area in central Ottawa, is seeking a dedicated and energetic temporary, part-time Finance Officer to begin as soon as possible with an end date to be determined.  OMS Montessori/The Element High School, is a well-established community of 300+ students and over 60 staff, ranging from Toddler to Grade 12.   Our dedicated staff are strongly committed to working together, guided by Montessori pedagogy.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Prepare end of month reports
  • Oversee the preparation and planning of budgets
  • Ensure financial records are kept up-to-date
  • Contribute to financial audits
  • Monitor bank deposits and payments
  • Perform periodic financial analysis
  • Any other duties as directed by the Head of School

Requirements include:

  • A college or university background in accounting
  • A minimum of five years of experience in a similar role
  • In-depth knowledge of accounting processes
  • Analytical and time management skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Working in a team environment

Applicants may submit their cover letter and resume to:

Carrie Whalen
Head of School
[email protected]

www.omsmontessori.com
www.elementhighschool.com

 

Registered Early Childhood Educator/Toddler Assistant

OMS Montessori is seeking a dedicated and energetic Registered Early Childhood Educator for a Toddler (ages 18 months to 3 years) community, beginning as soon as possible. We are a leading non-profit Montessori school, with an enrolment of over 300 students from Toddler through High School. The Assistant’s hours are from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m..

The Toddler environment is well-equipped with core Montessori materials and has a Montessori Lead Teacher and two Assistants. Well-qualified candidates must hold a RECE (Registered Early Childhood Educator) certification and have experience working with children, display a strong commitment to team work, and possess a strong sense of professionalism.

Applicants should have a deep respect for children, a positive attitude and kind heart, flexibility, and a good sense of humour. Montessori training is not necessary, though familiarity with the Montessori philosophy and a strong desire to support the Director/ress in its implementation is imperative.

Competitive salary and benefits are offered.

Chosen candidates will be contacted to further discuss and arrange for an interview.

Job Type: Full-time

Please send your resume to Julie Perreault at [email protected]

 

 

Classroom Substitute

OMS Montessori is seeking dedicated and energetic substitutes. We are a leading non-profit Montessori school, with an enrolment of over 250 students from Toddler through Grade 6. Celebrating our 53rd year of education in Ottawa, OMS Montessori is located in the heart of a residential neighbourhood in Ottawa.

Applicants should have a deep respect for children, a positive attitude and kind heart, flexibility, and a good sense of humour.

Position Available: Occasional daytime work
Hours of Work: Shifts between 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Job Description: We are looking for individuals to work with children from ages 18 months to 12 years. Occasional daytime work, Monday to Friday. Experience with young children preferred, bilingualism would be an asset. Police record check and immunization record required.

Job Type: Part-time
Salary: $17.44 /hour

Please send your resume to Julie Perreault at [email protected]

 

 

Physical Education and Senior Science teacher

Grade 7 – 12 Job Posting Effective May 2020

Start Date: August 31, 2020 -Full Time (8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

Position Summary:

The Element High School is seeking an innovative and organized teacher to teach Physical Education, and senior science courses.  This is an exciting opportunity to capitalize on designing a program and to work with a dedicated team of professionals.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach physical education and science to students in grades 7-12;
  • Integrate Montessori and innovative pedagogical practices into the curriculum;
  • Facilitate hands-on exploration, student collaboration and problem-solving;
  • Create meaningful partnerships with parents and families, including regular communications through e-mails, and phone calls;
  • Assess and provide regular feedback to students and communicate with parents on an as needed basis and during parent/teacher conferences and report cards;
  • Integrate community resources into program planning;
  • Maintain and regularly update the curriculum documentation for courses;
  • Attend faculty meetings.

 

Skills and Abilities:

  • Creative and a good problem solver
  • Is energetic, engaging, and creative with a clear love of students and the learning process;
  • Uses student-centred teaching methodologies and other research-based practices;
  • Works well as part of a team;
  • Integrates educational technology to facilitate student-centred learning;
  • Is a lifelong learner who is committed to continuing professional development and maintains membership in professional organizations.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Montessori Adolescent Certification is an asset but not required
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education or related field required;
  • Ontario College of Teachers certified
  • Proficiency in digital tools for collaborative, student-centred learning.
  • First Aid/CPR required (or willingness to obtain)
  • Successful applicants must have clear (or negative) TB test and pass criminal background check.

 

About the School:

The Element High School is a subsidiary of OMS Montessori, a CCMA-accredited Montessori school with 50+ years of educational excellence. The Element pedagogy is based on Montessori philosophy, while meeting or exceeding the Ontario Ministry of Education standards. The Element is a not-for-profit private school offering an academically rigorous and engaging high school experience in Ottawa, Ontario. When we are ‘in our element,’ we are focused and engaged, we’re internally motivated, strive to do our best, actively seek out those who can help us, and are fulfilled. Located in the dynamic Lansdowne Park, The Element serves Grades 7 to 12 in the Montessori tradition.

 

Apply to

Sarah Wheeler, Director, The Element High School with cover letter and resumé

[email protected]