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.

Sculptural Arts (Woodworking) Teacher

City of Lakes Waldorf School is seeking a part-time Woodworking Teacher for grades 4-8 for the 2024-25 school year. Strong candidates will be experienced woodworking teachers, enjoy working with children, and have an interest in Waldorf education. Strong candidates will also have experience teaching about the properties of wood; care and use of hand tools such as carving knives; shaping, smoothing and finishing surfaces; and forming vessels and simple tools such as spoons and knives from wood. Additional sculptural skills such as clay modeling, stone carving, and simple metal work are a plus. Qualified candidates have previous experience safely managing a woodshop and teaching safety skills to children. Program hours are between 8:00 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

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 Faculty Chair, Johanna Garcia at johannagarcia@clws.org.

Movement and Games Teacher

City of Lakes Waldorf School seeks a full-time Waldorf Movement and Games Teacher for the 2024-25 school year beginning August 15, 2024. The teacher will be responsible for providing instruction to children (first through eighth grade) in movement education. The ideal applicant will be an experienced elementary and middle school movement /physical education teacher who demonstrates an understanding of childhood development and experience leading age appropriate movement, dance, and/or athletic activities. Additional experience with the following activities would also be ideal: Spacial Dynamics, Bothmer Gymnastics, traditional dances, and the circus arts and has completed a bachelor’s degree. A love of children and teaching, and a knowledge of (or interest in) Waldorf education is required. We seek a teacher who has excellent organizational, interpersonal and classroom management skills and who is committed to educational equity and inclusion.

Qualifications and Benefits: Ideal candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree and at least two years of teaching experience. We are seeking individuals who are committed to excellence in teaching, parent education and dialogue, self-development, and collegial cooperation. Full time teachers enjoy a competitive salary and generous benefits that include health, dental, tuition remission, mentoring and financial support for professional development including Waldorf training.

To Apply: Qualified applicants may submit a letter of introduction, resume, short biography, and three references to the attention of the Teacher Search Committee (email: johannagarcia@clws.org). For more information, please contact Johanna Garcia at johannagarcia@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, and three references via email.

To Apply: 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.