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Employment Opportunities

Joseph Bruno Montessori Academy accepts resumes from interested and qualified educators on an ongoing basis.  If you are a trained Montessori teacher interested in joining our community, please submit your cover letter and resume to anthony@brunomotessori.org 

Qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

Current Opportunities

Middle School Language Arts Teacher

Location: Birmingham, AL

Start Date: August 2022

Brief Description:

The Middle School English/Language Arts Teacher is a full-time, 9-month position at the Joseph S. Bruno Montessori Academy.  The Middle School English/Language Arts Teacher and Advisor will work in conjunction with the Head of School, the other Middle School teachers, the School Counselor, and the other faculty to educate and lead a mixed age group of 7th and 8th graders in accordance with the principles of Montessori educational philosophy and practices and the mission, statement of diversity, curriculum, and policies of Joseph Bruno Montessori Academy.

The Middle School Language Arts Teacher’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare rigorous, differentiated lessons in Language Arts for 7th and 8th grade students in accordance with the curriculum of Joseph S. Bruno Montessori Academy, its mission, and Montessori philosophy and practice.
  • Partnering closely with the other middle school faculty to design and implement specific Language Arts curriculum goals in an integrated, multi-disciplined, project-based middle school academic program.
  • Work with Upper Elementary teachers (grades 4-6) to ensure vertical alignment in Language Arts.
  • Collaborate with the Science teacher to integrate writing into that subject area.
  • Work closely with the Middle School team to organize all aspects of the students’ educational experience, including running a class business (annual holiday store), school trips, and service-learning programs.
  • Participate in scheduled overnight trips with students.
  • Establish and maintain a positive and professional relationship with students, parents, and other teachers and school personnel.
  • Comply with the established policies and procedures of the school as stated in the Faculty and Staff Handbook.

A successful candidate must possess:

  • A bachelor’s degree (required); master’s degree (preferred)
  • Certification in Language Arts (required); Montessori Certification (preferred)
  • Experience as a Language Arts teacher is ideal, but we will consider a dynamic new teacher.
  • A strong appreciation of middle school-aged children and previous experience with grades 6-8
  • Knowledge of educational best practices, specifically for children ages 12-14
  • Experience with and appreciation for collaborative planning and teaching
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Willingness to engage in frequent dialogue and to be self-reflective regarding teaching practices
  • Ability to work with a variety of learning abilities and differentiate for those students with special needs and English Learners
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills
  • Critical thinker and problem-solver
  • Collaborative team player
  • Strong work ethic

Applicants should have a high joy-factor and positive energy and enthusiasm; superb leadership; emotional maturity; excellent organizational and communication skills; a love of learning and a love of playing; and a drive for excellence with a commitment to each child. Applicants should demonstrate a friendly disposition and possess a strong capacity for kindness, compassion, and thoughtfulness. We are seeking a colleague committed to building strong collegial and parent relationships, and one who is committed to self-development. Appreciation for student diversity, including learning, experiential, cultural & economic diversity, is important, as well as an open mind and open heart.

 

Joseph Bruno Montessori Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

Middle School Social Studies Teacher

Start Date: August 3, 2022

Reports to: Head of School

Brief Description:

The Middle School Teacher and Advisor is a full-time, 9-month position at the Joseph S. Bruno Montessori Academy.  The Middle School Teacher and Advisor will work in conjunction with the Head of School, the other Middle School teachers, the School Counselor, and the other faculty to educate and lead a mixed age group of 7th and 8th graders in accordance with the principles of Montessori educational philosophy and practices and the mission, statement of diversity, curriculum, and policies of Joseph Bruno Montessori Academy.

The Middle School Social Studies Teacher’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing and implementing an innovative, engaging, project-based Middle School Social Studies program for 7th and 8th grade students, potentially featuring a deep dive and in-depth exploration into geography and exploration and history.
  • Partnering closely with the other middle school faculty to design and implement specific Social Studies curriculum goals in an integrated, multi-disciplined, project-based middle school academic program.
  • Expanding the Middle Social Studies curriculum to include forward-thinking initiatives such as supporting the Middle School students’ entrepreneurial endeavors, student-led special projects, research and investigations, and community outreach/community services.
  • Actively engaging with teachers and students to connect Social Studies across the disciplines horizontally and the grades vertically and to the lives of 21st century Middle School students.
  • Participate in scheduled overnight trips with students.
  • Establish and maintain a positive and professional relationship with students, parents, and other teachers and school personnel.
  • Comply with the established policies and procedures of the school as stated in the Faculty and Staff Handbook.

A successful candidate must possess:

  • A bachelor’s degree (required); master’s degree (preferred)
  • Certification in Social Studies (required); Montessori Certification (preferred)
  • Experience as a Social Studies teacher is ideal, but we will consider a dynamic new teacher.
  • Confidence to take on the development of an innovative, project-based, place-based Social Studies program
  • An entrepreneurial spirit that reflects an openness to change, a willingness to problem-solve, and an interest in developing new ideas and programs.
  • Experience and/or an interest in working with young adolescents
  • Effective communication skills, both written and spoken
  • Willingness to engage in frequent dialogue and to be self-reflective regarding teaching practices
  • Ability to work with a variety of learning abilities and differentiate for those students with special needs and English Learners
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills
  • Critical thinker and problem-solver
  • Collaborative team player
  • Strong work ethic

Applicants should have a high joy-factor and positive energy and enthusiasm; superb leadership; emotional maturity; excellent organizational and communication skills; a love of learning and a love of playing; and a drive for excellence with a commitment to each child. Applicants should demonstrate a friendly disposition and possess a strong capacity for kindness, compassion, and thoughtfulness. We are seeking a colleague committed to building strong collegial and parent relationships, and one who is committed to self-development. Appreciation for student diversity, including learning, experiential, cultural & economic diversity is important, as well as an open mind and open heart.

 

Joseph Bruno Montessori Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

Upper Elementary Teacher

Location: Birmingham, AL

Type: Full Time 

Start Date: August 2022

Reports to: Head of School

Brief Description: The Upper Elementary Teacher is a full-time, 9-month position. The Upper Elementary Teacher will work in conjunction with the Upper Elementary Head Teacher, the Upper Elementary teaching team, the School Psychologist, the UE/MS Learning Specialist, the Assistant Head of School, and the Head of School to educate and lead Upper Elementary students in accordance with the principles of Montessori educational philosophy and practices, and the mission, the curriculum, and the policies of Joseph S. Bruno Montessori Academy. An Upper Elementary Teacher assists with advising and the teaching of culture, language arts, math, and science.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Prepare lessons in consultation with the other Upper Elementary teachers in the designated subject areas in accordance with the curriculum of Joseph S. Bruno Montessori Academy, its mission, and Montessori philosophy
  • Develop, review, and update curriculum and curriculum maps as needed in conjunction with the Upper Elementary Head Teacher and Montessori Curriculum Director and Head of School
  • Prepare an annual statement of goals and objectives for professional development and evaluation
  • Be available during school hours to advise parents
  • Be in attendance at school in accordance with the times set forth in the letter of agreement
  • Be an Advisor to a designated group of students
  • Maintain a “prepared” environment in the classroom and other areas used for instruction
  • Maintain student records with regard to attendance, achievement, and report-writing
  • Prepare reports for parents in accordance with the established policies of Joseph S. Bruno Montessori Academy
  • Prepare for and participate in regular parent-teacher conferences as set forth on the school calendar
  • Participate in regularly scheduled day and overnight  field trips with students
  • Attend and participate in various evening meetings,
  • Attend and participate in regularly scheduled program level, faculty, and  professional development meetings
  • Establish and maintain a positive and professional relationship with students, parents, and other teachers and school personnel
  • Comply with the established policies and procedures of Joseph S. Bruno Montessori Academy as stated in the Faculty & Staff Handbook
  • Perform various reasonable tasks from time to time as requested by the Head of School or the Curriculum Director

SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master’s Degree preferred
  • Three years of teaching experience
  • Montessori experience/training a plus
Joseph S. Bruno Montessori Academy has an institutional commitment to the principles of diversity, social justice and equity. In that spirit, Bruno does not discriminate in violation of the law on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, physical challenge, national or ethnic origin, ancestry or any other characteristic.