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WINTER 2014

“Our highest endeavor must be to develop free human beings who, of themselves, are able to give purpose and direction to their lives”   - R. Steiner

By creating a school environment that balances academic, artistic and practical disciplines, the Austin Waldorf School cultivates and love of learning, creative thinking, and sympathetic interest in the world, self-confidence and an abiding moral purpose.

Search Announcement

The Austin Waldorf School is implementing an innovative organizational structure and creating new roles of school leadership.  For the 2014-2015 school year we are seeking to hire up to two highly experienced professionals to fulfill three key roles of Waldorf school leadership: General School Leadership, Pedagogical Leadership, and Operational Leadership.  The distribution of responsibilities will be carefully considered based on the unique and particular skill sets and experience of the applicants.

This is an exciting and unprecedented moment in the biography of the Austin Waldorf School.  As it enters its 35th year, with strong enrollment, strong finances, and a talented constellation of faculty, staff, and parent support, it is undergoing a sea change in its approach to leadership, collaborative decision making, and accountability to the school community.  The school will continue to provide a stellar Waldorf educational program for central Texas students from kindergarten through high school and will chart the course of its future with a new and dynamic approach to independent school leadership. 

If you are at a stage in your professional career where innovation in education and in organizational structures is compelling, draws you, and stimulates your interest, please consider the Austin Waldorf School.  Situated on nineteen acres in the verdant Hill Country of central Texas, we just might be what you have been looking for! Austin is a city of over 840,000 in the Hill Country of central Texas. It's the state capital and home to the University of Texas and several other college campuses as well as an influential center for politics, technology, music, film and increasingly a food scene. Austin has an explosive outdoor culture with literally thousands of miles of hiking and biking trails in Austin proper as well as the surrounding areas. Austin has three major lakes within the city limits to allow for all water sports and is considered the "live music capital of the world".

To watch a beautiful short film about the Austin Waldorf School (click here)

To read more detail, see the following job descriptions:
General School Leader
Pedagogical Leader
Operations Leader

 


Austin Waldorf High School
Part-Time German Teacher Position #1 (9th and 10th grade)

The Austin Waldorf School is seeking part time German teachers in the high school for the 2014-15 school year.  This position would be teaching 8 periods per week. 

The position is responsible for:

• Teaching two sections of German, one 9th grade and one 10th grade, (4 periods/week each) and attending one departmental meeting per week.

• Working closely with the World Language teachers and coordinating a unified curriculum across World Languages

• Using total immersion as much as possible both inside and outside the classroom

• Stimulating the intellectual, artistic and will capacities of the adolescent through methodologies and curriculum that engage the students in daily listening comprehension, speaking, reading comprehension and writing skill development

• Utilizing textbooks and creating teaching resources in coordination with the high school World Languages Department, that will bring the 4-year program on to the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) accepted levels of achievement and mastery

• Administering the AATG national exams every spring

• Writing grade reports four times a year (with grade averages and narrative descriptions demonstrating close observation of the student) adhering to the AWS narrative standards

• Meeting with parents individually if necessary, and attending parent evening throughout the year

The Austin Waldorf School encourages its teachers to pursue the study of Anthroposophy and Waldorf education and offers adult education opportunities to parents and employees.  Courses in Foundations Studies in Anthroposophy and Waldorf teacher training are available in Austin, as well as at various institutes across the continent.

Specifics:
• This is a part time hourly position.
• Wage: $35/period (because time spent in preparation and report writing varies from person to person, it is not paid separately, but has been considered in the determining of the overall hourly rate.) 

To apply:
Please send the following four items to awsrecruitment@austinwaldorf.org and put HS German in the subject line.
- cover letter
- resume
- contact information for three professional references
- completed AWS Employment Application (available on our website:  www.austinwaldorf.org)

 


Austin Waldorf High School
Part-Time German Teacher Position# 2 (11th and 12th grade)

This position would be teaching 8 periods per week for the 2014-2015 school year.

The position is responsible for:

• Teaching two sections of German, one 11th and one 12th grade (4 periods/week each) and attending one departmental meeting per week.

• Working closely with the World Language teachers and coordinating a unified curriculum across World Languages

• Using total immersion as much as possible both inside and outside the classroom

• Stimulating the intellectual, artistic and will capacities of the adolescent through methodologies and curriculum that engage the students in daily listening comprehension, speaking, reading comprehension and writing skill development

• Utilizing textbooks and creating teaching resources in coordination with the high school World Languages Department, that will bring the 4-year program on to the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) accepted levels of achievement and mastery

• Bringing 4th year students to SAT II level

• Administering the AATG national exams every spring

• Writing grade reports four times a year (with grade averages and narrative descriptions demonstrating close observation of the student) adhering to the AWS narrative standards

• Meeting with parents individually if necessary, and attending parent evening throughout the year


The Austin Waldorf School encourages its teachers to pursue the study of Anthroposophy and Waldorf education and offers adult education opportunities to parents and employees.  Courses in Foundations Studies in Anthroposophy and Waldorf teacher training are available in Austin, as well as at various institutes across the continent.

Specifics:
• This is a part time hourly position.
• Wage: $35/period (because time spent in preparation and report writing varies from person to person, it is not paid separately, but has been considered in the determining of the overall hourly rate.) 

To apply:
Please send the following four items to awsrecruitment@austinwaldorf.org and put HS German in the subject line.
- cover letter
- resume
- contact information for three professional references
- completed AWS Employment Application (available on our website:  www.austinwaldorf.org)


Extended Care Opening

Extended Care News: The Austin Waldorf Extended Care has an opening in Kindergarten Aftercare, 2:30 to 4:00 pm, Monday - Thursday

 - Starting now through the end of school -

Requirements: Current Certification in CPR and First Aid, Background Check as required by the state of Texas

Pay: $9.00 per hour

For more information, please call: Chris Eason, Extended Care Coordinator at 512-288-5942, ext. 246 or at ceason@austinwaldorf.org



 

Background Checks

If you have lived in Texas for all of the past 5 years, please complete the in-state background check. If you have NOT lived in Texas for any amount of time in the past 5 years, please complete the out-of-state background check.

Austin as a Place to Work and Live

Our beautiful 19-acre campus is situated in the hills outside the Austin city limits. It consists of three kindergartens, eight grade school classrooms, a library, a handwork room, a seven-classroom high school including state-of-the-art science and computer labs, a gymnasium, a eurythmy hall, two art studios, a performing art center with a 350 seat auditorium and two rehearsal rooms, a school store, gardens and three playgrounds.

Austin is a family-oriented city located in the heart of the Hill Country in central Texas. Many of our teachers own homes near the campus. It is a region of rich natural beauty, surrounded by cedar and live-oak trees and filled with creeks, rivers, and a chain of highland lakes. Austin is the state capital and home of the University of Texas, which offers a myriad of cultural and recreational events. Although we serve the Austin community, our location on the edge of town makes it possible to live in a country setting.

The Novalis Branch of the Anthroposophical Society of Texas sponsors study groups, festivals and conferences. We are also fortunate to have a professional Eurythmy ensemble in Austin.

If you are interested in joining a warm, hospitable and growing community such as ours, please submit your cover letter, resume, contact information for a minimum of three professional references and a completed employment application. The Austin Waldorf School is a non-profit organization that welcomes applicants of any religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender preference, national or ethnic origin.

The Austin Waldorf School is a non-profit educational institution, 501(c)3, that welcomes students and families of any religion, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin.
The Austin Waldorf School is a full member of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA)
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