Employment opportunities

Salida Montessori Charter School offers programs for toddler through 8th grade and provides an authentic Montessori experience to children in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Established in 2015, we serve 120 students in beautiful Salida, Colorado.  We offer locally competitive salaries and benefits.  Applicants should submit a resume including a letter of interest and three letters of recommendation via email to info@salidamcs.org, USPS or in person. Our team is seeking dynamic individuals with energy and enthusiasm for the following positions: 

Secondary Guide

Description of Position
The Secondary classroom is comprised of 18 students and you would work closely with a full-time, State-trained co-teacher. The Board is actively working to move the school into a brand-new facility in two years, so there is abundant opportunity for growth, longevity, and low or no-cost training.

SMCS offers locally competitive wages, a retirement plan (PERA), a health-care stipend, and the ability to say, “I LOVE my job!” Our Board and administration seek to create a culture that is supportive, responsive, and fun.

If this sounds right for you, please submit your resume to info@salidamcs.org or send it to 1040 ‘I’ street. Check out our website, mysmcs.org, for more information or call 719-539-4887.

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
You should love kids, like to work hard, and be willing to take initiative and wear different hats during the workday. We prefer that you have at least 3 years of experience teaching, are comfortable with math and science, and that you are Montessori certified at the Secondary level. However, if you possess a conventional teaching license and have a natural affinity for the principles of Montessori, we would love to talk to you.

Minimum Qualifications: bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university,  the desire to obtain Montessori professional development (SMCS will sponsor guides and assist with paying for Montessori training and certification)

Preferred Qualifications: Montessori Certification, prior teaching experience,

Description of Community
Salida Montessori Charter School (SMCS) is a phenomenal school offering a rare opportunity to teach and live in an iconic mountain town with fair weather, world-class rivers, and a great ski mountain.