Employment

City of Lakes Waldorf School Available Positions

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coordinator

City of Lakes Waldorf School (CLWS) seeks to hire a half-time Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Coordinator. The DEI Coordinator is responsible for supporting school wide efforts to expand diversity and support equity and inclusion in every aspect of school life. The DEI Coordinator will collaborate with administrative staff, teachers, parents and CLWS governing groups to support the school’s  DEI Action Plan including faculty recruitment, development, and retention; student recruitment and retention; curriculum and professional development support; faculty and staff diversity and inclusivity initiatives; and work to promote inclusion within and between students, faculty, staff, and families. The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years of experience in a similar role, excellent communication skills, and an interest in Waldorf education.

Applications accepted through June 15, 2021 or until position is filled. Qualified applicants may submit a letter of interest, resume and three references to Marti Stewart at martistewart@clws.org.

Office Coordinator (Loring Park Campus)

We are now accepting applications for the position of Office Coordinator at our Loring Park Campus. The ideal candidate will be an experienced receptionist with proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Mailchimp (or similar contact application), and Access-based database applications.  Must be professional and possess a calm, confident and kind demeanor to greet visitors and assist parents, children and staff throughout the day. Primary responsibilities include answering parent questions, arranging teacher substitution, maintaining required licensing documentation, assisting with emergency planning and procedures, and administering first aid.  Strong organizational skills and attention to detail as well as the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities needed.  Previous classroom experience preferred.  Other qualities necessary are an inner flexibility and an ability to troubleshoot and think on your feet. Interest in or commitment to Waldorf education is essential.

Applications accepted through May 15, 2021 or until position is filled. Qualified applicants may submit a letter of interest, resume and three references to Marti Stewart at martistewart@clws.org.

Lead Nursery Teacher

City of Lakes Waldorf School seeks a Lead Nursery Teacher to join our faculty in May 2021. The teacher will be responsible for providing a Waldorf Early Childhood education to our students, ages 34 months to 4 years in our year round program. Qualified candidates will have a college degree, experience caring for young children in a licensed program, a strong interest in Waldorf education and proven capacities for teaching. We are seeking individuals who are committed to self-development, educational equity and inclusion and have a willingness to provide an age-appropriate anti-racist curriculum in the context of Waldorf pedagogy. A love of children and a demonstrated capacity to work well with parents is required. The teacher must work collaboratively within the school as a whole, and within the Early Childhood program, which consists of Parent/Toddler, Toddler, Preschool, and Kindergarten classes.

Qualifications and Benefits: Ideal candidates are Waldorf trained teachers with a Bachelor’s degree and at least two years of teaching experience. Strong candidates will be experienced early childhood educators with extensive experience with young children. Additional training through Lifeways or a Waldorf Early Childhood Teacher certificate program and experience working with diverse populations are a plus. Qualified teachers without Waldorf training will be expected to attend a Waldorf certification program supported by school funding. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. Full time teachers enjoy a competitive salary and generous benefits that include health, dental, tuition remission, mentoring and financial support for professional development.

To Apply: Please send a letter of introduction, resume, short biography, and three references to the attention of the Teacher Search Committee. Email: marcee@clws.org. Applications are requested by May 15, 2021 and will be accepted until the position is filled.

For more information, please contact Marti Stewart, Administrative Director at martistewart@clws.org or Marcee Hansen, Faculty Chair at marcee@clws.org.

Part-Time String Ensemble Teacher

City of Lakes Waldorf School is seeking a part-time String Ensemble Teacher for the 2021-22 school year. Our String Ensemble Teacher provides music instruction to students in grades 3-8. The ideal candidate will be an accomplished violinist, violist or cellist; have knowledge of Waldorf education; and have experience teaching an ensemble of children to play string instruments. We are seeking an individual who is committed to excellence in teaching, self-development, educational equity and inclusion and collegial cooperation. Applications from experienced String Music Teachers who love working with young people and have a genuine interest in Waldorf education will be considered. BIPOC candidates are encouraged to apply.

To Apply: Please send a letter of introduction, resume, short biography, and three references to the attention of the Teacher Search Committee. Email: marcee@clws.org. Applications are requested by May 15, 2021 and will be accepted until the position is filled.

For more information, please contact Marti Stewart, Administrative Director at martistewart@clws.org or Marcee Hansen, Faculty Chair at marcee@clws.org.

Parent/Child Teacher

City of Lakes Waldorf School seeks a Parent/Child Educator to join our faculty in Fall 2021. The teacher will be responsible for creating and maintaining a beautiful, warm and nurturing Waldorf environment for young children, 18-36 months, and  their parent/guardian. The program is designed to support parents in developing healthy parenting skills, create a community with class participants, and educate parents about the value and benefits of a Waldorf education. Qualified candidates will have a college degree, a strong interest in Waldorf education and proven capacities as a parent/child educator. We are seeking individuals who are committed to self-development, educational equity and inclusion and have the skill to engage with parents and children in an age-appropriate anti-racist curriculum in the context of Waldorf pedagogy. A love of children and a demonstrated capacity to work well with parents is required. The teacher must work collaboratively within the school as a whole, and within the Early Childhood program, which consists of Toddler, Nursery, Preschool, and Kindergarten classes.

Qualifications and Benefits: The ideal candidate will be an experienced parent and early childhood educator. Strong candidates will have completed a bachelor’s degree and a Lifeways or Waldorf Early Childhood Teacher certificate program. A love of young children, a deep understanding of the Waldorf pedagogy as it relates to the young child, and a demonstrated capacity to educate and work well with parents is required.

To Apply: Please send a letter of introduction, resume, short biography, and three references to the attention of the Teacher Search Committee. Email: martistewart@clws.org. Applications are requested by June 1, 2021 and will be accepted until the position is filled.

For more information, please contact Marti Stewart, Administrative Director at martistewart@clws.org or Marcee Hansen, Faculty Chair at marcee@clws.org.

Toddler Assistant Teacher

City of Lakes Waldorf School is seeking early childhood assistant teachers for our year round toddler program. The Assistant Teacher is responsible for supporting a warm, safe and nurturing Waldorf environment for our youngest students, 18-36 months. Our toddler classroom is an extension of our vibrant early childhood program and is located at our Loring Park Early Childhood campus, one mile from our main school building and directly across the street from Loring Park. Qualified candidates have previous experience working with toddler-aged children and an interest in Waldorf pedagogy. Program hours are between 8:00 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Applicants may submit a letter of introduction, resume, short biography and three references to the attention of the Teacher Search Committee.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled. For more information, please contact Marti Stewart, Administrative Director at (612) 767-1501 or martistewart@clws.org.

Substitute Teacher

City of Lakes Waldorf School currently seeks substitute teachers for all classrooms spanning early childhood through grade eight. Qualified candidates have teaching experience, an interest in Waldorf education, and are committed to equity and inclusion. Applicants may submit a letter of interest, resume, short biography and three references via email.

Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis. For more information, please contact Marti Stewart, Administrative Director at (612) 767-1501 or martistewart@clws.org.

Early Childhood Assistant Teacher

City of Lakes Waldorf School is seeking experienced teachers to provide assistance in our early childhood classrooms. Qualified candidates have previous experience working with young children and an interest in Waldorf pedagogy. Both part time and full time positions are available. Applicants may submit a letter of interest, resume, short biography and three references to the attention of the Teacher Search Committee.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled. For more information, please contact Marti Stewart, Administrative Director at (612) 767-1501 or martistewart@clws.org.

Extended Day Teacher

City of Lakes Waldorf School is seeking qualified individuals to teach in our Extended Day program in the 2020-21 school year. Our Extended Day Program is an afterschool program designed to serve the needs of children (pre-kindergarten through grade eight) and their families who require a longer school day.

Qualified candidates will have successful teaching experience with children and considerable interest in Waldorf education. The ideal candidate will be responsible, creative, organized, and love working with children. The position is a part-time hourly position. Approximate Hours: 3:00 to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

Applications will be received until the position is filled. Please email or mail a letter of interest, resume, short biography and three references to Marti Stewart, Administrative Director, at martistewart@clws.org.

Our School and Community

City of Lakes Waldorf School is an accredited, full member school of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America and the Independent Schools Association of the Central States. We offer a Toddler through Grade 8 education for over 270 students, including Spanish, Cyber Civics, movement and games, handwork, woodwork, circus arts, and music (recorder, strings and chorus) and after school sports programs. Our parent/child program introduces young families to Waldorf education. Our experienced and creative faculty, led by the College of Teachers, is dedicated to excellence in Waldorf education and the development of curriculum to reflect our diverse, urban community. Our educational pedagogy fundamentally values the many peoples and perspectives of our community and the world. We are committed to equity in education and recognize the need to develop an anti-racist curriculum that directly challenges and confronts prejudice. CLWS strives to advance equity in education and nurture a diverse learning community of children, teachers, families and staff; recognizing and valuing individual differences while promoting and celebrating the richness in our local and global communities. Our Board of Trustees along with our talented and dedicated parent community support our more than 60 full and part time members of the faculty and administrative staff.

Our school is located in a beautiful stone building (circa 1922) in a lively urban neighborhood just blocks from downtown Minneapolis. The school resides on what is known as “Eat Street” – home to a large number of restaurants featuring cuisines from around the world. We are within walking distance to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and have convenient access to the cultural features of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area, including nationally acclaimed symphony and chamber orchestras, theatres, art, science and children’s museums. Our second early childhood campus is one mile away and situated on Loring Park directly across from the Walker Art Center and Sculpture Garden. Minneapolis is a beautiful city encompassing lakes, rivers and creeks and containing an extensive selection of parks for walking, biking and opportunities for a myriad of outdoor activities in all seasons. Our school enjoys an association with the Waldorf School in St. Paul, a chapter of the Anthroposophical Society, a Camphill Village, several community farms, and the Novalis Institute which provides adult education to our community.