ASSISTANT TEACHER (Part-time & full-time positions available)

$500 signing bonus! ($250 after three months and $250 after six months)

Magic Lantern Preschool is located in the Seattle Hillman City neighborhood. We are looking for educators who approach their daily work with joy and reflection, seek true partnership with families, and value the side-by-side work with children and co-teachers. Teachers work as part of an equal teaching team with the support of a mentor teacher to provide learning experiences for children ages 3 to 5 years. Teachers plan curriculum, invitations to learn through play, and observe and document children’s learning.


up to 20 hours/week | 10:00am-5:00pm

up to 40 hours/week | 8:30am-4:30pm



  • Minimum 1 year of experience working in a Preschool setting-preferably Montessori

  • ECE Initial Certificate or signed up to take classes (AA/BA degree in ECE/Education/Human Development preferred)

  • CPR and First Aid certified or willing to obtain

  • 18 years of age or older

  • Negative TB test/MMR & COVID vaccine

  • DCYF Background Clearance

  • 30 hours STARS training or Merit waiver


  • Enjoy working with preschool children

  • Ability to have professional, respectful interactions with children, families & co-workers

  • Knowledge of and previous experience working with diverse populations

Benefits for staff (employed 25+ hours per week) include vacation pay, safe and sick leave, holiday pay, medical/dental (after 3 months of employment), on-site training and opportunities for professional development.


Full-time & Part-time positions available




BENEFITS (offers vary depending on full or part-time role)

  • Dental insurance

  • Health insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Retirement plan

  • Vision insurance


  • Signing bonus $300 

COVID-19 considerations: All employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. If you require a medical or religious exemption, please let the hiring coordinator know. Exemptions are not guaranteed.

Interested and qualified candidates should send their resume to MLM Center Director, Sarah Bien at sbien@soundchild.org. MLM strongly encourages BIPOC individuals to apply. If you require special assistance with your application, please contact Emily Adams at eadams@soundchild.org