Employment

City of Lakes Waldorf School Available Positions

City of Lakes Waldorf School values a diverse and welcoming community. We encourage people from traditionally underrepresented groups to apply for our open positions.

Kindergarten Assistant Teacher

City of Lakes Waldorf School is seeking an assistant teacher to support our vibrant Waldorf kindergarten program. The Kindergarten Assistant is responsible for working with the Lead teacher to deliver our play-based curriculum, rich in artistic activity and hands-on outdoor experiences. Qualified candidates have previous experience working with young children, an interest in Waldorf pedagogy, and are committed to self-development, educational equity, and inclusion. Position hours are between 7:30 am and 3:15 pm, or 10:00 am and 5:45 pm Monday through Friday. The starting hourly wage is $17 per hour.

To Apply: Applicants may submit a letter of introduction, resume, and three references to the attention of the Teacher Search Committee (email: melissamcpartland@clws.org). Applications will be considered until the position is filled. For more information, please contact Melissa McPartland, Early Childhood Faculty Chair, at melissamcpartland@clws.org.

Assistant Spanish Teacher

City of Lakes Waldorf School is seeking a Spanish teacher to assist our lead Spanish teacher in grades 1-8 classrooms. Strong candidates will be fluent in Spanish, have a college degree, enjoy working with children and bring a warm, calm and patient presence to the classroom. Qualified candidates have previous experience working with children and an interest in Waldorf pedagogy. This hourly position is part-time during program hours between 8:00 am to 3:45 pm, Monday through Friday, roughly 15-20 hours a week. The base hourly wage is $18 per hour.

To Apply: Please send a letter of introduction, resume, short biography, and contact information for three references to the attention of the Teacher Search Committee. Email: johannagarcia@clws.org. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. For more information, please contact Grades Faculty Chair, Johanna Garcia at johannagarcia@clws.org.

Movement and Games Assistant

City of Lakes Waldorf School is seeking a Teaching Assistant for the Movement and Games program for the remainder of the 2023-24 school year. Strong candidates will have a background in dance, gymnastics, social games, or sports, previous experience working with young people, and an interest in Waldorf pedagogy. Candidates with teaching experience will be given special consideration. This hourly position is part-time during program hours between 8:00 am to 3:45 pm, Monday through Friday, roughly 18-20 hours a week. The starting hourly wage is $18 per hour.

To Apply: Please send a letter of introduction, resume, short biography, and contact information for three references to the attention of the Teacher Search Committee. Email: johannagarcia@clws.org. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. For more information, please contact Grades Faculty Chair, Johanna Garcia at johannagarcia@clws.org.

Seventh Grade Teacher

City of Lakes Waldorf School is seeking a qualified and inspired class teacher to join our faculty as our seventh grade teacher as soon as possible. Qualified candidates will have a college degree, experience in the classroom, a strong interest in Waldorf education and proven capacities for teaching. We are seeking individuals who are committed to excellence in teaching, educational equity and inclusion, parent education and dialogue, self-development, collegial cooperation and an openness to working out of Anthroposophy. City of Lakes Waldorf School is dedicated to educating the whole child through an artistic, developmental and inclusive approach. We seek colleagues who share these goals and who are dedicated to the healthy development of each child.

Qualifications and Benefits: Ideal candidates are Waldorf trained teachers with a Bachelor’s degree and at least two years of teaching experience. 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, disability and life insurance, tuition remission, mentoring and financial support for professional development. We offer a base salary of $50,000 with increments for teaching experience and education.

To Apply: Please send a letter of introduction, resume, short biography, and three references to the attention of Grades Faculty Chair, Johanna Garcia at johannagarcia@clws.org.

Sixth Grade Teacher (Fall 2024)

City of Lakes Waldorf School is seeking a qualified and inspired class teacher to join our faculty as our sixth grade teacher in August 2024. Qualified candidates will have a college degree, experience in the classroom, a strong interest in Waldorf education and proven capacities for teaching. We are seeking individuals who are committed to excellence in teaching, educational equity and inclusion, parent education and dialogue, self-development, collegial cooperation and an openness to working out of Anthroposophy. City of Lakes Waldorf School is dedicated to educating the whole child through an artistic, developmental and inclusive approach. We seek colleagues who share these goals and who are dedicated to the healthy development of each child.

Qualifications and Benefits: Ideal candidates are Waldorf trained teachers with a Bachelor’s degree and at least two years of teaching experience. 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, disability and life insurance, tuition remission, mentoring and financial support for professional development. We offer a base salary of $50,000 with increments for teaching experience and education.

To Apply: Please send a letter of introduction, resume, short biography, and three references to the attention of Grades Faculty Chair, Johanna Garcia at johannagarcia@clws.org.

First Grade Teacher (Fall 2024)

City of Lakes Waldorf School is seeking a qualified and inspired class teacher to join our faculty as our first grade teacher in August 2024. Qualified candidates will have a college degree, experience in the classroom, a strong interest in Waldorf education and proven capacities for teaching. We are seeking individuals who are committed to excellence in teaching, educational equity and inclusion, parent education and dialogue, self-development, collegial cooperation and an openness to working out of Anthroposophy. City of Lakes Waldorf School is dedicated to educating the whole child through an artistic, developmental and inclusive approach. We seek colleagues who share these goals and who are dedicated to the healthy development of each child.

Qualifications and Benefits: Ideal candidates are Waldorf trained teachers with a Bachelor’s degree and at least two years of teaching experience. 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, disability and life insurance, tuition remission, mentoring and financial support for professional development. We offer a base salary of $50,000 with increments for teaching experience and education.

To Apply: Please send a letter of introduction, resume, short biography, and three references to the attention of Grades Faculty Chair, Johanna Garcia at johannagarcia@clws.org.

Part-Time School Nurse

City of Lakes Waldorf School seeks a registered professional nurse to support and implement health and safety protocols for our students. The school nurse will be available during the school day to assess students or staff should they become ill or injured during the school day, and will provide guidance to staff and administration when determining if a student is too ill to stay at school. The school nurse will act collaboratively with staff, parents, and administration to support the health and safety of the CLWS community. Responsibilities will include participating in the development and review of school policies, staff education, and collaborating with the Minneapolis Public School Nurse. In addition, the nurse participates in the onboarding process for new students and management of health documentation collection for input into the database. This position works an average of 15 hours per week and is paid hourly. Qualified candidates will be licensed by the Minnesota Board of Nursing and be familiar with preventive health, health assessment, and referral procedures.

To Apply: Qualified applicants may submit a letter of introduction, resume, short biography, and three references to the attention of Marti Stewart, Administrative Director at martistewart@clws.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Parent/Child Teacher

City of Lakes Waldorf School seeks a Parent/Child Educator to join our Loring Campus faculty. 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. 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. 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, 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. Qualified teachers without Waldorf training will be expected to attend relevant Waldorf training opportunities, supported by school funding. 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: Qualified applicants may submit a letter of introduction, resume, short biography, and three references to the attention of the Teacher Search Committee, care of Melissa McPartland, melissamcpartland@clws.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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, 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.

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.