In the middle of the upcoming school year at the Austin Waldorf School (AWS), our third grade will be losing its beloved teacher as she starts her own family. We have begun our search for the right class teacher to guide this class through the third grade and beyond and to join our tight-knit grades faculty. The successful candidate will fully embrace the Waldorf curriculum in concert with the vibrant culture of the Austin Waldorf School. AWS has large classes in the grades of approximately 30 students, and the third grade is no exception. So, in addition to a Bachelor’s Degree and Waldorf Training, this position requires excellent organizational skills, a high level of personal initiative, the ability and desire to work closely with other faculty members in support of students, and the warmth and flexibility to work with students with a wide range of ability. For the coming year we will have two assistants working in our lower grades, one of whom will work primarily in third grade.
6th Grade Class Teacher
Beginning August, 2016
The Austin Waldorf School is seeking a sixth grade class teacher for the 2016-2017 school year. Our fifth grade class teacher will be retiring after almost 30 years of service. Just past the middle of her third full cycle, she will be leaving a well-formed, robust class of twenty-eight girls and boys. We are looking for an individual deeply committed to the ideals of Waldorf Education. In addition to a Bachelor’s Degree and Waldorf Training, this position requires excellent organizational skills, a high level of personal initiative, the desire and ability to work collaboratively with other faculty members in support of students, and the warmth and flexibility to work with students with a wide range of ability.
AWS is an established school that is financially strong with stable enrollment of 380 students K-12. A recent governance change has the school poised for renewal and transition into our next evolution including plans for new facilities, strengthening the support for our faculty and further enriching our program offerings. We are fully accredited with the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America and the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest.
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 arts center with a 350 seat auditorium and two rehearsal rooms, a school store, gardens and three playgrounds.
Austin is a family-oriented progressive 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 in one document via email to email@example.com. 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.
If you have lived in Texas for all of the past 5 years, please complete the in-state employment application. If you have NOT lived in Texas for any amount of time in the past 5 years, please complete the out-of-state employment application.