Assistant Guide

Starting: July 10, 2023 (23/24 Calendar)
Location: Forest Campus (West Knoxville)
Full-Time; Hours: 7:15 AM – 3:15 PM or 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday, excluding holidays/breaks
Age Group: 3 years – kindergarten
Pay Range: $20,363.48 – $26,472.52 (based on experience)


  • Attend school functions for appropriate class
  • Help maintain arrival and dismissal logs
  • Supervise naps (when scheduled)
  • Supervise the playground (when scheduled)
  • Help set up lunch
  • Supervise and assist children in use of the bathroom
  • Help lunch clean up when scheduled
  • Help maintain classroom atmosphere
  • Help restock classroom supplies
  • Report any missing pieces or broken apparatus to Lead Guide
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Work shift hours as assigned


  • Be responsible for safety and physical well-being of children at all times
  • Never leave children unattended
  • Follow Director’s guidelines for storage of toxic materials
  • Report all accidents and injuries to the Lead Guide


  • Be directly accountable to the Lead Guide and Director
  • Follow school policies and TN DOE Standards
  • Attend all staff meetings
  • Help orient Assistant Guides to their responsibilities in the classroom
  • Inform Director of parent complaints/concerns
  • Report unusual behavior or possible abuse to Director
  • Request the presence of the Director whenever dealing with an upset parent
  • Obtain 30 hours of in-service training yearly (If the in-service training provided by the Director is not attended, it becomes the sole responsibility of the teacher to arrange for in-service training at no cost to the school.)
  • Provide monthly documentation of in-service training to the Business Manager
  • Participate in annual performance evaluation


  • Maintain classroom atmosphere
  • Wash dishes when/if assigned
  • Help maintain sanitary bathrooms when necessary by flushing, picking up tissues and trash, wiping seats, maintain clean floor, and restocking toilet paper, towels, soap
  • Help maintain sanitary and neat environment by sweeping, dusting, and mopping when necessary

Employee Benefits

  • Tuition discounts for each child
  • Extensive on-the-job training and professional development
  • Company paid Montessori Certification (if applicable)
  • Supportive and inclusive environment for staff, students, and families
  • 80 hours PTO for full-time employees
  • Academic calendar allots for breaks throughout the year
  • Volunteering opportunities with school organizations and local nonprofits
  • Annual merit pay increases
  • Employee-drive succession planning for future job opportunities
  • Dental, Vision, and other insurance plans available for full-time employees
  • 12-month pay structure

Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED
  • 21 years or older (TN DOE Standard Requirement)
  • Background screening prior to employment and as dictated by TN DOE
  • CPR/First Aid Certification
  • Ability to lift children safely
  • Prior professional experience with this age group in a daycare/school setting
  • Willingness to learn Montessori pedagogy