Employment

City of Lakes Waldorf School Available Positions

Extended Day Program Coordinator and Extended Day Teachers

City of Lakes Waldorf School is seeking a qualified program coordinator and individuals to teach in our Extended Day Program in the 2021-22 school year. Our Extended Day Program is an afterschool program designed to serve the needs of children (kindergarten through grade eight) and their families who require a longer school day.

Qualified candidates are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable learning environment, have previous experience working with children and an interest in Waldorf pedagogy.  The ideal candidate will be responsible, creative, organized, and love being with children. Program hours are between 3:00 and 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday. The starting hourly wage is $17 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: martistewart@clws.org. 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.

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Grades Assistant Teachers

City of Lakes Waldorf School is seeking Teaching Assistants for grades 1-8 classrooms during the 2021-22 school year.  Strong candidates will have a college degree, enjoy working with children and bring a warm, calm and patient presence to the classroom. We are seeking part time and  full time assistant teachers. Qualified candidates have previous experience working with children and an interest in Waldorf pedagogy. Program hours are between 8:00 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday. The starting hourly wage is $17 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: martistewart@clws.org. 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.

Early Childhood Assistant Teacher

City of Lakes Waldorf School is seeking early childhood assistant teachers to support our vibrant early childhood classrooms (toddler through kindergarten age). The Assistant Teacher is responsible for supporting a warm, safe and nurturing Waldorf environment for our youngest students. We are seeking a full time assistant teacher to support our Loring Campus from 10 am to 6 pm and part-time teachers to work afternoon hours in our Kindergarten classrooms on both our Whittier and Loring Campus. Qualified candidates have previous experience working with young children and an interest in Waldorf pedagogy. Program hours are between 8:00 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday. The starting hourly wage is $17 per hour. 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.

Early Childhood Faculty Chair

City of Lakes Waldorf School seeks a half time Early Childhood Faculty Chair to pioneer this role in our school in the 2021-22 school year. The EC Faculty Chair will provide administrative and mentoring support to our early childhood teachers and classrooms and help to ensure the delivery of the rich Waldorf early childhood curriculum. Duties will include providing support to over 20 early childhood lead and assistant teachers on two campuses, managing licensed programs, serving on various committees and leadership groups, providing support for EC staffing needs, and facilitating early childhood faculty meetings and professional development activities. We are seeking an individual who is committed to educational equity and inclusion and has the skill to support the development of an anti-racist curriculum in the context of Waldorf pedagogy.

Qualifications: Qualified candidates will be experienced Waldorf early childhood educators who have demonstrated leadership capacities and a commitment to collaborative and collegial work. Ideal 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.  The EC Faculty Chair must work collaboratively within the school as a whole, and within the Early Childhood program, which consists of Parent/Child, Toddler, Preschool, and Kindergarten classes.

To Apply: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send a letter of introduction, resume, short biography, and three references to the attention of the Teacher Search Committee. Questions may be directed to Marti Stewart, Administrative Director at (612) 767-1501 or martistewart@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 will be accepted until the position is filled.

For more information, please contact Marti Stewart, Administrative Director at 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.

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.