An ordinary day at The Element is anything but ordinary for teachers. Teachers may cook lunch with the students, help students develop their own business, or participate in a student-organized field trip on top of their daily lessons.

Careers at The Element

Teachers at The Element are focused on engaging students in their learning and their lives, and preparing them for successful, fulfilling futures. Our teachers are creative, open-minded and flexible and are able to work independently and collaboratively.

If you have something unique to offer and can make positive contributions to our program, we would love to hear from you. Current openings at The Element are listed below, but we welcome applications at any time. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter outlining how you can contribute to our program to

e1 (Grades 7 and 8) Co-teacher

Position Summery

The Element High School is seeking a full-time teacher for our combined grades seven and eight adolescents program. We are looking for a person who is dedicated, inspirational, able to effectively communicate with students and parents who feels working with adolescents is their true calling. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching at the middle school level, specializing in math, science and physical education.

Sponsorship to complete the adolescent orientation offered by NAMTA ( during the summer of 2018 is available. The adolescent program (e1) at The Element is a growing program consisting of a small group of seventh and eighth grade students (currently approximately 20). This is an ideal position for newly adolescent trained individuals or Elementary Montessori teachers seeking to branch into an adolescent program. However, a Montessori background is not required; but a passion for life is.

The Element is a welcoming and dynamic learning community of students and adults committed to sharing in Montessori Best Practices. Compensation is commensurate with experience.


Experience teaching seventh and eighth grade students, coaching, teaching math, science and physical education courses is preferred.

Montessori Adolescents Certification is an asset but not required.

About the School:

The Element is a not-for-profit private school offering an academically rigorous and engaging high school experience in Ottawa, Ontario. When we are ‘in our element,’ we are focused and engaged, we’re internally motivated, strive to do our best, actively seek out those who can help us, and are fulfilled.

Located in the dynamic Lansdowne Park, The Element serves Grades 7 to 12 in the Montessori tradition.

Apply for the position of e1 Teaching Position at The Element High School:

Mr. Gregory Dixon, School Director

Non-Discrimination Policy: As a matter of policy and philosophy, The Element High School hiring, admission, and operating procedures are non-discriminatory in terms of race, color, religion, gender, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or disability.

February 2017 Part Time Position – Grade 11 Computer Science Teacher

High School Computer Science Teacher (ICS3U)

The Element High School is seeking a professional with experience in computer science who has an interest in teaching their trade. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong communication and student engagement skills; computer programing skills; strong problem solving and organizational skills; a professional image and a positive attitude. Teaching experience is preferred.

Skill Requirements:

Education:                    Degree‪

Area of Instruction:      

Computer Science (ICS3U) Course Overview:

This course introduces students to computer science. Students will design software independently and as part of a team, using industry-standard programming tools and applying the software development life-cycle model. They will also write and use subprograms within computer programs. Students will develop creative solutions for various types of problems as their understanding of the computing environment grows. They will also explore environmental and ergonomic issues, emerging research in computer science, and global career trends in computer-related fields.

Hiring Requirements:              Criminal record check

Hours of Employment:   Tuesday and Thursday mornings (8:45 – 10:45 a.m.) From February through June.

Compensation:              Compensation is based on experience and education

To apply for this position, please contact Gregory Dixon, School Director at: with your cover letter and resume.


Position Available: Occasional daytime work
Hours of Work: Shifts between 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Job Description: We are looking for individuals to work with children from ages 12 to 16 years. Occasional daytime work, Monday to Friday. Experience with adolescent students preferred, bilingualism would be an asset. Police record check required.
Salary: $14.47 per hour.

Please send your resume to