Employment Opportunities

Older Elementary Teacher

Older Elementary teacher sought by PRAIRIE HILL Learning Center, a Montessori farm school.

Position available: Guide approximately 25 children, ages 9-12, with an experienced full-time assistant.

The PRAIRIE HILL campus consists of 12 acres of unspoiled prairie along with wooded and park-like areas. Our elementary community is housed in a unique, straw-bale construction building, powered by solar/wind power.

We offer our students integrated experiences in music, art, gardening, and animal husbandry (horses, ducks, sheep, chickens…) presented by talented staff. The children, along with an experienced chef, prepare fresh, vegetarian meals daily.

PRAIRIE HILL has a 33-year history of environmental education and a commitment to the highest Montessori standards. Teachers are respected and supported by the administration and non-profit board of directors.

Teachers may choose to work year-round as a part of our NatureWorks summer camp program or select a 10-month employment contract. We offer medical/retirement benefits, child tuition discounts, financial support to attend Montessori conferences, and an opportunity to work at “Nebraska’s First Wind & Solar Powered School” serving ages 18 months – 14 years.

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PRAIRIE HILL is located seven miles south of Lincoln (population 250,000), state capital, and home to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

PRAIRIE HILL Elementary Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9K7qv7H1XU

Start date of August 4th, 2014, for classroom preparation. Orientation for new Younger Elementary students will begin on August 12, and all elementary students return on August 18.

Please submit cover letter and resume to prairiehillschool@yahoo.com.


Young Children’s Assistant Teacher

Do you have a desire to help young children explore their world through nature? PRAIRIE HILL is seeking an Assistant Teacher for ages 18 months – 3 years of age. This will be a half-time position (approximately 20 hours per week). Competitive wages and a great working environments.

Please submit cover letter and resume to prairiehillschool@yahoo.com.


Substitute Assistant Teachers

Prairie Hill is looking for substitute assistant teachers for the upcoming school year.  Although previous teaching experience is advantageous, a desire to work with children in the Montessori setting is equally important and will be considered as well.  Substitute positions are available in all three communities (i.e. Young Children, Primary and Elementary).  Observation and training in each community along with schedule flexibility is necessary.

Our campus consists of 12 acres of school campus, as well as unspoiled prairie, wooded, and park-like areas. The Elementary is housed in a unique, straw-bale construction building, powered by alternative energy sources. We offer integrated experiences in music, art, organic gardening, and animal husbandry (ponies, ducks, sheep, chickens, peacocks) presented by specialists and/or certified AMI teachers. The children also prepare fresh, vegetarian meals daily with the assistance of an experienced adult guide. PRAIRIE HILL has a 33 year history of environmental education and a commitment to the highest Montessori standards.

E-mail Address: Send resume to prairiehillschool@yahoo.com

Mailing Address: PRAIRIE HILL Learning Center, 17705 S. 12th St., Roca, NE 68430      

Telephone Number: 402-438-6668 and ask to speak to the director, Jeanne M. Hevener

PRAIRIE HILL is located seven miles south of Lincoln, Nebraska (population 250,000), state capital and home to the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

PRAIRIE HILL is a dynamic, fully equipped non-profit school with toddler, primary, and elementary classrooms. Highly trained staff work as a team to coordinate a comprehensive Montessori experience for 85 to 90 children.

PRAIRIE HILL offers unique opportunities to integrate Montessori learning between indoor and outdoor environments in a beautiful farm setting. A family-like atmosphere prevails, creating a multi-age community involving children, parents and staff.

Non-Discrimination Statement

“This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, familial status, sexual orientation, and reprisal. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs).

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

PRAIRIE HILL Learning Center
17705 South 12th Street
Roca, NE 68430
(402) 438-6668
Email: prairiehillschool@yahoo.com
“Just 7 miles south of Lincoln, NE”


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