SCHOOL LEADERSHIP SEARCH
“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.
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!
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To read more detail, see the following job descriptions:
General School Leader
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.