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.
City of Lakes Waldorf School seeks a Parent/Child Educator to join our Loring Campus faculty in Fall 2023. 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: Please send a letter of introduction, resume, short biography, and three references to the attention of the Teacher Search Committee (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications are requested by June 1, 2023 and will be accepted until the position is filled.
For more information, please contact Melissa McPartland, Early Childhood Faculty Chair at email@example.com.
Early Childhood Assistant Teacher
City of Lakes Waldorf School is now hiring early childhood assistant teachers to support our preschool and kindergarten classrooms in the 2023-24 school year. The assistant teacher is responsible for supporting 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 education, and are committed to self-development, educational equity, and inclusion. Program hours are between 8:00 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
To Apply: Applicants may submit a letter of introduction, resume, and three references to the attention of the Teacher Search Committee (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications will be considered until the position is filled. For more information, please contact Melissa McPartland, Early Childhood Faculty Chair, at email@example.com.
Extended Day Staff
City of Lakes Waldorf School is seeking a qualified individual to provide after school care in our Grades Extended Day program in the 2023-24 school year. Our Extended Day Program serves the needs of children (first through grade eight) and their families who require a longer school day. Qualified candidates will have experience working with children, an interest in Waldorf education, the ability to work as a member of a team, strong communication skills, and enjoy being outdoors. The position is a part-time hourly position. Hours: 3:00 to 5:45 pm, Monday through Friday.
Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Please email a current resume, letter of interest, and three references (including telephone numbers) to Faculty Chair, Johanna Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.