Employment

Applicants are asked to send resumes and cover letters for posted positions by e-mail to resumes@barrie.org.

Current Openings

  • Montessori Art Specialist – Long Term Substitute

    Barrie School, a private, independent school that serves students age 18 months through Grade 12, seeks a long-term substitute to cover art specialist classes in our Montessori Lower School. Primary responsibilities include developing curriculum and teaching art courses to Primary through Upper Elementary students (age 3 through grade 5). Instructional focus is on developing art concepts and skills, expanding creativity, and introducing students to artists and their styles. Montessori experience is encouraged but not required. The position will begin October 1, 2015 and continue through January 30, 2016.

    The long-term substitute must be flexible and willing to work with many different ages and abilities. During a period of overlap, he or she will work closely with the classroom teacher to create developmentally appropriate lesson plans for the duration of the position. The applicant should be experienced and proficient in managing six 45-minute long art classes each day. Class size averages 12 to 18 students. The teacher will be responsible for set up, introduction, studio time, clean up, and conclusion of lessons. We encourage applicants who would want to work with children on a larger art installation piece to enhance the campus and contribute to the collection of installations we have.

    Embracing our values of respect for self, others, and the environment, Barrie teachers are committed to working with a diverse group of learners in a collaborative and flexible community.

    Barrie School’s 45-acre campus is located just outside of Washington, D.C. in Silver Spring, MD, within minutes of both the Metro and the ICC. Our campus is on a spectacular property with streams, open fields, ponds, forest and stables.

    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume in PDF format to Barrie School via e-mail to resumes@barrie.org.

  • On-Call Substitute Teachers (Grades 6-12)

    About Barrie
    Barrie is a learning institution comprised of three distinct yet mutually supportive divisions: Barrie Montessori (serving students age 18 months through grade 5, and aspiring Montessori educators at the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies); Barrie Prep (serving students in grades 6 through 12); and Barrie Camp (a summer day-camp program serving children ages 4 through 14). Barrie's mission is to empower individuals to expand their intellectual abilities, develop creative talents, and discover their passions to make a positive impact in a rapidly changing world.

    Barrie serves approximately 330 students, and since our founding in 1932, has maintained a commitment to multiculturalism and diversity. Our extraordinary environment for learning is located on 45 wooded acres just outside Washington, D.C.

    At Barrie, faculty appreciate students as individuals. Learning is a hands-on experience for all our students: they are fully engaged in their own education. Each division (Montessori, Prep, and Camp) plays a distinct and valuable role as an integral part of the overall institution; all serve to complement the others and advance the mission of the whole.

    About the Position
    Barrie seeks on-call substitute teachers to assist in the Barrie Prep division, grades 6-12. Candidates must be available on-call to work full day or partial day between 8:00 AM- 3:00pm. $15.00 per hour.

    Applicants must be over 18 years old, be enthusiastic and flexible and enjoy working with teens. Teaching certificate required.

    How to Apply

    Please send a cover letter and resume in PDF format to resumes@barrie.org

  • Extended Day Staff

    About Barrie

    Barrie is a learning institution comprised of three distinct yet mutually supportive divisions: Barrie Montessori (serving students age 18 months through grade 5, and aspiring Montessori educators at the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies); Barrie Prep (serving students in grades 6 through 12); and Barrie Camp (a summer day-camp program serving children ages 4 through 14). Barrie's mission is to empower individuals to expand their intellectual abilities, develop creative talents, and discover their passions to make a positive impact in a rapidly changing world.

    Barrie serves approximately 330 students, and since our founding in 1932, has maintained a commitment to multiculturalism and diversity. Our extraordinary environment for learning is located on 45 wooded acres just outside Washington, D.C.

    At Barrie, faculty appreciate students as individuals. Learning is a hands-on experience for all our students: they are fully engaged in their own education. Each division (Montessori, Prep, and Camp) plays a distinct and valuable role as an integral part of the overall institution; all serve to complement the others and advance the mission of the whole.

    Barrie School is seeking qualified Program Staff for the Extended Day Program.

    Qualified candidates will have completed coursework in any youth, outdoor or education-related field; have a strong passion for positive youth development and working with youth, some experience with outdoor facilitation and a demonstrated, positive work ethic. Barrie School is a co-educational, college preparatory, independent day school, serving approximately 325 students from age 18 months through grade 12. For more information visit www.barrie.org. Openings available for pre-K and Kindergarten, Lower and Upper Elementary, or Middle School.

    Essential Functions:

    • Lead a variety of enriching activities with school-aged children, including outdoor activities, homework help, and snack time.
    • Manage a group of children and implement curriculum in a way that is consistent with Montessori and positive youth development philosophies
    • Assist in maintaining high standard of safety keeping the health and welfare of all children a priority at all times
    • Participate in scheduled staff meeting and assist program director as needed
    • Availability:

    Monday - Friday, 6:45 AM – 8:45 AM

    and/or

    Monday - Friday, 2:45 PM – 6:15 PM (or until all campers depart)

    Required Skills/Experience

    • Ability to implement program curriculum effectively
    • Ability to maintain order and to make sound judgments keeping the safety, health and welfare of students a priority
    • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups from all social and economic segments of the community
    • Must be able to communicate with parents effectively about their child in a positive professional manner
    • CPR/First Aid certification preferred, but not required
    • Familiarity with Montessori style education helpful, but not required
    • Minimum age of 18 years
    • High School graduate with education/coursework in child development, education or otherwise related to school age children, OR proven experience at camp or in youth development
    • Pre-employment medical examination


    Send resume to Peter Vogdes, Camp and Extended Day Director - pvogdes@barrie.org, or to Jason Kromirs, Associate Director – jkromirs@barrie.org.

Barrie School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, or a person's status as a qualified candidate with a disability in administration of its educational program, admission policies, financial aid program, staff hiring and other school-administered programs.