Primary Assistant

School Name: Frog Song Montessori Preschool

School Location: Portland, OR

Frog Song Montessori Preschool is seeking an assistant guide to join our warm and caring classroom community. You will work in partnership with our lead guide to create and support a joyful and creative classroom, prepare materials, care for and prepare the environment as needed, work with small groups of children, and join the children in exploring nature on our beautiful campus.

Frog Song is located on 14 acres at the foot of Rocky Butte, offering endless opportunities for outdoor activity and nature exploration, an integral part of our program. As a program of Dharma Rain Zen Center, Frog Song is based on the Buddhist values of compassion, respect, mindfulness and connection to nature, but is secular in content and open to families of all beliefs. We are deeply committed to social justice and equality.

The ideal candidate will:

-Have experience working in a classroom setting with children ages 3 to 6. (Montessori certification and/or experience preferred.)

-Be enrolled in the Oregon Background Registry

-Have current certification in Child/Infant CPR/First Aid

-Have a current Food Handler’s card

-Love working with children and meeting them with care and respect.

-Enjoy working collaboratively with open communication and flexibility

General information:

• Position dates:

–We are looking for an assistant to start immediately, teach until the end of the school year (June 18), then for Summer Camp (July 12-August 6), with the possibility of continuing in the 2021-22 school year.

–You may also apply just for the 2021-22 school year, beginning September 7.

• Hours: 8:00am – 3:00pm, Monday – Friday. We follow the Portland Public Schools calendar, approximately.

• Hourly wage: $18.00-$20.00/hour depending on experience

• Generous benefits, professional development support

Please visit our website for more information about Frog Song:


Please send cover letter and resume to:
Shin’yu Vitells