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Theater/Drama Teacher

Montessori Center School (MCS) is hiring a part-time theater instructor for the 14-15 academic year. This is a part-time position of approximately 10-15 hours per week starting on January 5 and ending on June 11th. Theater classes are taught on Mondays from 8:30 to 3:30. The theater program at MCS is mandatory for all approximately 65 students in the 4, 5, and 6th grades. As the theater instructor you will be in charge of selecting and directing the students in a production appropriate for a Montessori School and children of this age group. The theater program is assisted by teachers and enthusiastic parents that contribute their time and efforts to make this a tradition with a long history of success at MCS. Must have relevant training in theater and voice teaching, and have a passion for working with children in all facets of the production.

Salary based on experience and education. Clear criminal background check required.

Please send resume and letter of interest to Patricia Colby PhD, Head of School at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Deadline for applications is September 30th.


(MCS) is looking for an energetic, self-motivated, and team oriented person to become the school librarian. This is a full-time, 40-hr week (school year) position with benefits. Salary depends on experience. As a Montessori school, we are committed to supporting the development of children by nurturing a love of learning and independence. We have a small, but mighty, library that is greatly appreciated by all the members of the school community and fosters a strong culture of reading. Under the direction of the Head of School, the librarian maintains the library collections, identifies age appropriate resources for students, teachers, and parents; selects appropriate items in support of classroom instruction; and performs clerical functions related to collection, processing, circulation, maintenance, and inventory of library materials. The librarian also oversees part-time assistants and a group of parent volunteers to ensure the reading programs are well implemented.

Candidates should have a 4 year college degree and previous experience working in a library and working with children. A Masters in Library Science is preferred but not required. Strong candidates for this position will empower students to become critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information. As the only librarian at the school, you will be expected to work collaboratively with members of the learning community at the school, to define the policies of the school library, and to guide and direct all activities related to the library.

Montessori Center School (www.mcssb.org) is an independent non-profit organization entering its 50th year of providing children with an excellent Montessori education. We serve approximately 280 students with ages ranging from 18 months to 6th grade. We are located in the scenic Goleta – Santa Barbara area surrounded by beautiful beaches and stunning mountains.  

>Please email letter of interest and resume to Patricia Colby PhD, Head of School, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Deadline for applications is Friday, September 26 th. Applications will be reviewed as received.

Substitute Teacher Resumes

Montessori Center School is always looking for great substitutes. Minimum of 12 ECE units required and teaching experience preferred. Substitutes must be able to pass criminal background check.

Head Teacher Resumes

Montessori Center School is always looking for exceptional people to join our staff. We invite Montessori trained teachers to submit their resumes at any time for consideration as Head Teacher openings occur. We have multiple classrooms at each level: IT, EC, E1 & E2. Please contact Patricia Colby, regarding what specific openings may be available.

Benefits: Great work environment (peers, program support, facilities, locale); competitive salary based on education and experience; exceptional benefits (100% medical and life insurance, dental insurance option, up to 8% retirement, 6 weeks paid vacation in 9.5 month school year plus medical and personal leave, tuition remission and free childcare, continuing education and training funds, FLEX accounts, options for summer employment, and more)

Our Community: Montessori Center School (est. 1965, 290+ students, ages 1.5-12) is located on a well-appointed 5-acre campus between the Pacific Ocean and Santa Ynez mountains. 1.5 hours north of Los Angeles, in a university town adjacent to Santa Barbara. Our community has much to offer culturally, educationally and recreationally (www.sbchamber.org), and MCS is one of America's largest, oldest and most successful Montessori schools.

Patricia Colby, Head of School
(805) 683-9383 ext. 102
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