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17 Jun 2019

Part-Time Preschool Aide


Job Description

The role of the Montessori Aide will include, but is not limited to: 

  • Support the work of the Guide and Assistant, and protect and support the development of each child
  • Maintain and prepare the environment, including restocking supplies, repairs, light cleaning, and material making as necessary or as directed
  • Assist with daily routine and transitions (outside, lunch, arrival, dismissal, etc)
  • Adhere to the teachings of the Catholic Church and the tenants of the Association Montessori Internationale
  • Follow directions, collaborate with, and work as a team with Lead Guide and other staff members
  • Develop strong rapport and relationships with children, parents/families, and staff
  • Take daily observations, notes, or keep records as directed
  • Uphold staff to child ratios and DHS rule 3 requirements and regulations pertaining to health and safety at all times
  • Seek out and attend professional development opportunities (both as required by Rule 3 and for personal growth/knowledge/preparation for this work)
  • Show passion for and commitment to the position and the formation of children in our care
  • Consistently model integrity, honesty, and virtue, and have a deep respect for the dignity of each child


  • First Aid and CPR training (current or within 90 days of hire)
  • Background Clearance, including fingerprinting
  • Assistant Qualified under MN Department of Human Services Rule 3
  • VIRTUS/E3 Training


  • Practicing Catholic
  • Experience or training in Montessori and/or Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
  • Experience in child development or early childhood education
  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree

Job Qualifications: Saint Agnes School in St. Paul is looking for a part-time Aide for its newly developed Montessori preschool program for the 2019-2020 school year. Position is morning hours during school days, from late August to early June. Additional dates (such as school open houses or events) may be required when requested. The Montessori Aide will be fully engaged with the daily operations of the Montessori environment and will assist with preparation and maintenance of environment, make material and repair as needed, support the development of each child, and assist directly in the care of each child. Combining the Montessori method and the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Saint Agnes Montessori Preschool offers a premier, authentic Montessori education for children ages 3-6 in a joyful, nurturing, and fully Catholic environment. Montessori experience or training is helpful and preferred, but not required. The ideal candidate will have an interest and willingness to learn about the Montessori Method, follow directions well, possess a strong work ethic and excellent communication skills, and show flexibility, grace, perseverance, and resilience in the fast-paced, challenging, and transformative daily work in the Children’s House. The ideal candidate will model a high level of integrity, professionalism, punctuality, and dependability.

Organizational Name: Saint Agnes School

Organizational City: St. Paul, MN

Position Contact Name: Michael Adkins

Position Contact Title: Director of the Lower School

Deadline: Open until filled

Benefits: Information Not Provided

Experience: Preferred

Setting: Urban

School Enrollment: 601-800

Minnesota Teacher's License: Information Not Provided

Number of Classrooms: Information Not Provided

Number of Faculty: Information Not Provided

How to Apply

UPDATE 6/24/2019: The email address to submit applications to Mrs. McQuillan had a typo; if you submitted and never received a response, please resubmit to the correct email below.  Thank you! --- Please email or mail resume, cover letter, 3 references, and proof of certification required of this position to the contact below. Position will remain open until filled. Contact: Amy McQuillan, Executive Assistant to the Headmaster Email: (Subject: “Preschool Aide”) Phone: 651-925-8709 Saint Agnes School Attn: Amy McQuillan 530 Lafond Avenue St. Paul, MN 55103

Job Categories: Preschool / Childcare. Job Types: Part-Time. Salaries: Commensurate with Experience.

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