Office Manager Position

Thank you for your interest in Six Rivers Montessori. Founded in 2012, we are located in the university town of Arcata on California’s north coast. The surrounding beauty of redwoods and Pacific Ocean provide an inspiration to our dedicated group of staff, parents, and students.

Before you are in contact with us or consider applying, please do two things:

First, read the Job Description below for the Office Manager position. Please note that it contains general information describing the primary duties typically required of the job, but is not an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.

Second, take a moment to understand our school’s mission and structure by reviewing our Blueprint posted here on our website at The ideal Office Manager candidate will share our vision of a Montessori learning environment.

If you have any questions about the Job Description or our school please contact our Office Manager at 707-822-7767 or Also, we encourage you to go ahead and send us a resume before applying in full (we know it’s a lot of work to do the full application) and we will get in touch with you about the next steps.

If you are ready to apply, please see the sidebar for application instructions.

Job Description: Office Manager

The Office Manager (OM) position fulfils nearly all clerical tasks for the school, acts as the school’s communications hub, and maintains an open office throughout the school day to meet the needs of parents, students, staff and other members of the community. The OM also actively engages in the educational program and community by their consistent support and assistance of teachers and careful attention and follow through in regards to the needs of the parent community. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Communications and interpersonal skills; clerical and computer skills; administrative experience in an educational setting with demonstrated leadership qualities. 


• $28,000 – $32,000 depending on experience
• $4000 benefit package to be negotiated.


Along with clerical tasks, the OM is responsible for:

*Attending board meetings
*Serving as communications hub for school, including sending out a weekly newsletter
*Leading and communicating with health related matters and emergency preparedness procedures
*Assisting in field trip coordination
*Supporting faculty and staff as needed
*Coordinating volunteers

Application Instructions

To apply please submit the following (open until filled):

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Copies of any higher education degrees, and copies of any other pertinent certifications or credentials
  4. Three letters of recommendation
  5. Job Application (Job application can be completed on the computer or by hand. If completing it on the computer, use tab key to move between fields.)
  6. You can email the documents to

Or, mail/drop off to:

Employment Committee
Six Rivers Montessori
1222 Hallen Drive
Arcata, CA 95521

Thank you for your interest in Six Rivers Montessori.