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Our school is always accepting applications for Montessori Trained Teachers, associate teachers, aides, substitute teachers and interns.

We have an amazing community of teachers and staff.  Our school offers benefits such as paid, personal, sick, and holidays, along with health insurance. 

Great Beginnings Montessori School considers applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, family or marital status, or any other characteristics protected from discrimination under state and federal laws.

Interested applicants should complete the job application (on the right) and send with a cover letter and resume via email to: 


Summer Camp 2018

Great Beginnings Montessori School Summer Camp is in search of qualified applicants to
provide overall skilled leadership in support of summer programs and activities. Summer camps are for multiple ages, including toddler (Rainbow), preschool (Sunshine), and lower-elementary (yurt).  

The Great Beginnings Summer Camp Instructor leads day camps for youth ages two through third grades.  Depending on enrollment, camps are team-taught with an assistant.

Please check out the Summer Camp 2018 page for themes and camp structure.

Position Responsibilities
- Develop and implement creative and engaging curriculum for GBMS camp topics.
- Demonstrate a desire, commitment, and ability to work with children.
- Maintain a positive and enthusiastic attitude with staff, parents, and children
- Ensure that activities are effectively and safely implemented following risk management protocol
- Demonstrate professionalism by timely submission of lesson plans and effective communication
- Demonstrate effective problem–solving skills, patience, and flexibility
- Oversee behavioral plans and manage discipline issues, creating and coordinating safe and enjoyable activities for all children
- Other responsibilities as requested

Preferred Qualifications
•Applicant should be a mature and responsible individual with a minimum of a high school degree. Experience and training in working with toddlers and preschool children are desirable. College degree and/ or currently enrolled student preferred.
•Previous experience teaching or working with elementary students ages second grade and/or younger
•Creative, enthusiastic, and responsible team player
•Strong communication skills
•First Aid and CPR certification

Camp Assistant = shared in all camps
Position that provides the opportunity to develop leadership and recreation skills while giving program support to camp staff. Expected to fully participate in every aspect of the program, help keep children on task and feeling successful, work cooperatively with staff and other volunteers, provide a well-structured, safe and fun environment, model enthusiasm and desirable behavior, assist with behavior management, and offer assistance freely wherever needed.

The camp is open from 7:45 – 3:15, and a third of the children stay until 5:00 for aftercare. Staff must be aware of scheduling time to prepare for the coming day's work, do paperwork, and make sure that the children who are arriving and leaving are safe and supervised. Aftercare employees must stay until every child has left at 5:00.

Your specific schedule will be developed with GBMS administration throughout the summer. 

The ideal candidate will bring a sense of joy and humor to work each day!

To apply: Candidates should send a cover letter and resume to or call the school at 406-587-0132. 

Great Beginnings Montessori School considers applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, familial or marital status, or any other characteristics protected from discrimination under state of federal laws.



Lower Elementary Co-Teacher

Great Beginnings Montessori School is seeking a lower elementary classroom teacher starting for the 2018/19 school year. Our nature-based Montessori school has a 32+ year history in Bozeman, Montana.

Great Beginnings Montessori School is a private, independent school serving approximately 100 students ages 2 to 13 on two campuses in Bozeman, Montana. A full member of the American Montessori Society, GBMS has adhered strongly to its mission for more than 32 years. 2018/19 will be the first year for the mixed-age LE classroom, with plans to serve approximately 8-12 students, ages 6-9.

Our school has two campuses. Our Springhill campus includes Montana’s first yurt classroom, two outdoor classrooms, a natural outdoor amphitheater, and a natural playground. Our Foothills campus has a classroom inside a log cabin and plans to build Montana's second yurt classroom to house our elementary school starting September 2018. We encourage children to explore using outdoor space for science enrichment that keep students’ minds and bodies active.

Our environmental initiatives include a myriad of ways to connect our students with the outdoors, including: school-wide composting; no-idling accountability; hands-on gardening, from planting to the plate; natural playscape elements; a recycling program; and a place-based nature curriculum. and boasts has many opportunities for adventure, exploration and experiential learning.

Lower Elementary Co-Teacher:

Our school is growing and we have an opportunity for a lower elementary teacher to start the new classroom in August 2018. Our kindergarten teacher has been working at the school for 8+ years, and she is a certified K-8 teacher, who will be earning her Lower Elementary certificate during the 2018/19 school year. This position will need to supervise her internship, and co-lead the classroom with her.


  • You will oversee the classroom, collaborating with another trained teacher. As such, you will be setting-up a new classroom and be responsible for presenting lessons, developing and maintaining an engaging curriculum, preparing the environment, providing lunch and recess coverage, and performing various administrative support tasks such as writing reports, checking work, making copies, and communicating with the others about the students and the program.
  • Advise students and parents, and participate in experiential education; place-based field trips and educational opportunities, and community service activities.
  • We seek a positive role model with a strong work ethic who actively embraces life-long learning as well as a collaborative approach to education balanced with a strong sense of autonomy.
  • Our school is committed to a long-range growth plan, and the LE classroom is the first step for a larger vision. Please see for the larger vision. 


  • Bachelor or Master’s degree from an accredited college or university, strong background in History/Geography, Math/science and/or English/writing a bonus
  • AMS Elementary I Credential
  • Two or more years classroom experience is preferable
  • Record of continuous professional development
  • Attuned to variations in learning style of individual students and willing to adapt to them
  • Demonstrated enjoyment and understanding of pre-adolescent children
  • Demonstrated ability to write proficiently, speak in public and work with adults
  • Ability to work successfully in a collaborative team relationship
  • Current certification in first aid and CPR;
  • Excellent driving record.

Selection Process

  • Written application and resume
  • Group Interview
  • Background check and reference check

Duration: Full-time academic year. Start date 8/6/18 to set-up new classroom. 

Salary range: Salary is dependent on education and experience. Benefits include medical, dental; retirement plan; professional development allowance; tuition assistance for children enrolled in the school.

To apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter to

Phone: 406-587-0132

Administrators from Great Beginning Montessori School will be attending the 2018 Annual Conference in Denver and will accept interviews. Please contact Gennifre Hartman at (406) 579-3427 to set up an interview.

Science visit

A parent volunteer talking with children about the work of scientists during LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE week.

Jennifer Sunshine circle

Circle time in the Sunshine Room. 


Reading "The Lorax" in one of the outdoor classrooms during Earth Week.

Outdoor Art Allison

Artist-in-residence Allison McGree working with the children on outdoor art.

Yurt circle build

Community helping build the yurt.