Front Desk Assistant

Staff / Part-Time

Kingsley Montessori School, Boston, MA

POSITION AVAILABLE: Front Desk Assistant, part-time, 12PM – 5PM, M-F, Beginning March 27, 2023


The Front Desk Assistant is a dynamic individual who welcomes and supports faculty, parents, visitors, and students to the school. As the first point of contact for people entering the building, your primary priority is creating a positive, customer-service atmosphere in the lobby. The Front Desk Assistant helps support the safety and ever-changing day-to-day logistics that go into running the school. Reports to the Director of Auxiliary Programs.

Kingsley Montessori School is a toddler through sixth grade independent school of 312 students in Boston’s historic Back Bay. Our mission is to engage the mind, hands, and heart of each child to nurture resilient explorers, confident learners, and empathetic citizens. A diverse, equitable, and inclusive community is integral to fulfilling our mission. Kingsley Montessori School strives to be a place where each person feels a sense of belonging and respect, recognizes and appreciates the richness that is added to our community through diversity, and is empowered to take action against injustices. We actively seek candidates whose lived experiences reflect and enhance the racial, cultural, and gender diversity of our school community. 


  • Possess excellent multitasking and time-management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks
  • Exude a customer service attitude
  • Proficiency in Google Suite and with office equipment (e.g. printers, phones, etc.)
  • Ability to be resourceful, flexible, and proactive when issues arise
  • Positive, collaborative attitude and willingness to stretch one’s comfort zone

Reception Duties

  • Manage the flow of guests into the building, greet all visitors and direct them accordingly
  • Maintain school security by following safety procedures and controlling building access
  • Answer lobby phones, respond and redirect all emails and phone calls promptly
  • Maintain lobby appearance (package distribution, etc.)

After School Responsibilities

  • Manage reception during ASP hours (12pm-5pm, M-F)
  • Keep accurate attendance records. Sign students in and out from all after-school programs including private lessons, enrichment classes, and after-school care
  • Communicate with parents and teachers regarding daily schedule, including:
    • Communication about canceled lessons and any make-up date notifications
    • Communication regarding registration discrepancies and schedule changes
    • Support After School and classroom teachers when needed 
  • Aid Auxiliary Programs including reserving transportation and programmatic spaces
  • Track missed days and make-up enrichments and lessons
  • Manage any discrepancies in registrations 
  • Support daily operations as needed 


  • BA/BS degree preferred
  • Minimum of 1 year working experience with a customer service focus


  • A cover letter describing your interest in the position
  • A current resume 

Kingsley Montessori School values and celebrates diversity because it makes us a better employer, builds a stronger school community, develops a sense of collaboration, and encourages mutual respect and broader thinking. We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Kingsley Montessori School

Boston, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary
All Gender