Art/Music/Movement Co-Teacher | Magic Lantern Montessori

Magic Lantern Montessori (MLM) Preschool is located in the Seattle Hillman City neighborhood. We are looking for educators who approach their daily work with joy and reflection, seek true partnership with families, and value the side-by-side work with children and co-teachers. Teachers work as part of an equal teaching team with the support of a mentor teacher to provide learning experiences for children in multi-age classrooms that range in age from 2 ½ to 5 years. Teachers plan curriculum, invitations to learn through play, observe and document children’s learning.


This position is a full-time or part-time (.75 FTE) Monday-Friday. The most competitive candidates will have experience working with children ages 2 ½ – 5 years, have some knowledge of the Montessori Philosophy and have teaching experience in the areas of Art, Movement or Music. We are looking for teachers with formal education/training in the field of early childhood education and two or more years of experience working with 2 ½ to 5-year-old children. We value diversity and what it brings to our lives. All are welcome and encouraged to apply!   

Magic Lantern values a strong work-life balance that values family, health, and life-long learning. The starting salary range is dependent on experience and education ($18-$24/hour). We offer an excellent benefits package including health/dental/optical insurance, three weeks of vacation in the first year, paid sick leave, short-term disability, on-site professional development opportunities, and a matching retirement plan.

Please send your resume and a cover letter to Judy Summerfield, jsummerfield@soundchild.orgdescribing your passion and experience educating preschool age children in a collaborative environment. You may also contact Judy at 206.348.3975 during normal business hours to learn more about the position.  

Center Director | Magic Lantern Montessori

Sound Child Care Solutions (SCCS) is in search of a Center Director for Magic Lantern Montessori Preschool (MLM) in Seattle, WA. An all-day preschool program for children ages 20 months to six years, MLM was founded to meet the needs of working families in the community. The school embraces a unique curriculum that incorporates the Montessori philosophy and materials. MLM strives to guide the individual child to develop fully through his/her work, according to the teachings of Dr. Montessori, the founder of the "Montessori Method". The following are areas of development that we see in our children: a joy of learning, learning through discovery, independence, self-confidence, self-discipline, concentration, peace and calmness, love of order, ability to choose, and enjoyment of quiet.


REQUIRED Skills & Abilities

Must have an understanding of cultural relevancy and anti-bias practices; experience developing a positive organizational culture with above average skills; and, a commitment to Magic Lantern’s vision, mission, and values.


REQUIRED Education & Experience

BA in early childhood/child development, elementary education, business or related equivalent degree or an Early Childhood Education (ECE) state certificate; and two years’ experience in program leadership working with children and program administration.


Please send your cover letter to Judy Summerfield, jsummerfield@soundchild.org, highlighting your previous leadership experience in early childhood education, and related experience with an accompanying, updated resume. You may also contact Judy at (206) 348-3975 during normal business hours to learn more about this position.

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