Careers

Founded in 1963, the Montclair Cooperative School (the Co-op) is an independent progressive, co-educational day school educating children from preschool through eighth grade. For more than 55 years, the Montclair Cooperative School has been dedicated to providing engaging, creative, multi-disciplinary learning as a rigorous preparation for high school and beyond. Today, the Co-op remains deeply committed to creating a diverse and nurturing environment where children flourish intellectually and develop exceptional social skills, along with a deep sense of community and social justice.

The Montclair Cooperative School fully and actively supports equal opportunity for all people. We comply with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin, citizenship, age (18 or older), religion disability, marital status, veteran status, and sexual orientation.

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CAREERS
Substitute Teacher

Position

Montclair Cooperative School is seeking substitute teachers.

About the School

The Montclair Cooperative School is an independent nursery through eighth grade school founded in 1963 and located in Montclair, NJ. We have an enrollment of 170 students, a program that is progressive and a community that is highly collaborative.

Qualifications

Substitute Teacher candidates should have past experience as a teacher, or working in a school setting, or in other programs with children such as camp or childcare. The ideal candidate is positive, flexible, open-minded, patient, with a good sense of humor, and a genuinely child-centered approach. We are searching for substitute teachers who are self-starters and can lead a class with a given plan independently or in partnership with an assistant teacher.

To Apply

Applicants should send a current resume and a cover letter that introduces themselves and explains their qualifications for this position to careers@montclaircoop.org. No phone calls, please.

CAREERS
Elementary Grades Assistant Teacher

Position

The Montclair Cooperative School seeks a full time assistant teacher in the elementary grades. Assistant teachers work under the supervision of head teachers. They work directly with students one on one, in small groups and for brief amounts of time with the whole class. Duties can include classroom management, leading discussions or projects, and supervising recess. Assistant teachers help direct art projects, cooking projects, literacy exercises, and are essential supervisors on field trips. General classroom maintenance, record-keeping, and photocopying are shared tasks between head and assistant teachers. The rewarding role of assistant teacher in an independent school is an apprenticeship pathway to a head teaching position.

About the School

Founded in 1963, Montclair Cooperative School (the Co-op) is an independent, progressive, co- educational school, serving approximately 180 students from preschool through eighth grade. For more than 50 years, Montclair Cooperative School has been dedicated to providing engaging, creative, multi-disciplinary learning as a rigorous preparation for high school and beyond. Today, the Co-op remains deeply committed to creating a diverse and nurturing environment where children flourish intellectually and develop exceptional social skills, along with a deep sense of community and social justice.

Qualifications

Qualified candidates will have a range of experience working the children in summer camps, after-school programs, and/or schools. Preferred candidates are working towards their education degree and have completed their student teaching placement. A bachelor’s degree is required. The ideal candidate will embrace our progressive educational program; demonstrate creativity and energy working with young children, and show initiative in working closely with a head teacher.

To Apply

Applicants should send a current resume and a cover letter that introduces themselves and explains their qualifications for this position to careers@montclaircoop.org. No phone calls, please.