Chicago Waldorf School - Open Job Postings

The Chicago Waldorf School is pleased to announce that it is seeking faculty members for its growing, urban campus. Located in the diverse and vibrant Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, the Chicago Waldorf School is fully accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America and the Independent School Association of the Central States.  The Chicago Waldorf School opened in 1974 and is an established Waldorf school in the Midwest.  The school serves infants and toddlers in our Parent-Child Program, and preschoolers in our Early Childhood Program.  It provides a comprehensive 12 year Waldorf curriculum for students in Grades 1 – 12, with a total enrollment of 365 students. Our full grades curriculum includes German, Spanish, gardening, handwork, woodwork, music, eurythmy, and movement and games. Our educational support program includes extra lesson and therapeutic eurythmy.  The school is committed to supporting our faculty through a strong mentoring and professional development program

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Kinder Lyre Teacher for 1st & 2nd grades, 2015-16 School Year

Job Description

The Chicago Waldorf School is seeking a part-time Kinder Lyre Teacher for the 1st and 2nd grades for the 2015-16 school year. The Lyre Teacher works closely with the 1st and 2nd grade class teachers, the music program coordinator, and the grade school level to create a grade-appropriate music experience that is in keeping with the school’s mission, core values, program goals, and educational philosophy.

The ideal candidate is Waldorf teacher certified and has at least 2 years successful experience teaching kinder lyre to 1st and 2nd graders in a Waldorf school. Candidates must be a musician and knowledgeable in Waldorf music and early grades principles. Depending on level of experience, the new Kinder Lyre Teacher may be asked to work regularly over the summer (and periodically during the school year) with the outgoing teacher, and perhaps also attend a Waldorf lyre conference in August.

The Kinder Lyre Teacher is responsible for deepening his/her understanding of Anthroposophy, Steiner’s principles of child development, and the Waldorf kinder lyre and music curriculum.

Classes are in 40 minute periods and meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30-12:00.

We will be reviewing candidates immediately. Send letter of introduction and resume to Sylvie Desouches, music program coordinator, at the Chicago Waldorf School at recruitment@chicagowaldorf.org. 

Equal Opportunity Employer: The Chicago Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer. It is the school’s policy to grant equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental handicap, military status, citizenship status and other status protected by federal, state or local law. The school provides equal opportunities in employment, promotion, wages, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment. It is our policy to make reasonable accommodations as required under the law. This policy has the support of the highest levels of management.

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Part-Time Quartermaster Position for 2015-16

The Chicago Waldorf School is pleased to announce that it is seeking a Part-Time Quartermaster for its growing, urban campus.  

Job Description:

1)  Keep inventory of camping equipment stored in camping garage. This includes tents, stoves, cooking utensils, tarps, canopies, etc. Help move/store equipment as needed.
2)  Recommend upgrades/replacements for equipment.
3)  Prepare tents and associated gear for major camping events: High School Maine trip (September), 
High School camping trip (late September), Grade School camping trips (late spring)
4)  Provide recovery of equipment after major trips (in the following week of a given trip). For example, make sure tents get dried out and are clean before storing; re-organize bins containing utensils, lamps, etc.; purchase new batteries, towels, etc. (All school-related purchases will be reimbursed.)

Hours/Time Allotment: 

1)  Allow 4 hours for initial orientation to the job.
2)  
Approximately twelve hours before and after each major trip. (72 hours total.)
3)  An additional 20 hours for other duties listed above.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The Chicago Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer.  It is the school’s policy to grant equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental handicap, military status, citizenship status and other status protected by federal, state or local law.  The school provides equal opportunities in employment, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.  It is our policy to make reasonable accommodations as required under the law.  This policy has the support of the highest levels of management.

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Part-time After Care Lead Teacher 2015-2016

The Chicago Waldorf School is pleased to announce that it is seeking a part-time After Care Lead Teacher for its growing, urban campus.

Purpose and Scope of Job:

The After Care Lead Teacher is a dedicated, energetic teacher with an understanding of the Waldorf curriculum. Essentials for the program are: proven ability to care for children from early childhood through the early grades (ages 3.5 through 11) including daily arranging of a healthy snack, coordination of outdoor play time, and homework supervision for older participants. 

The After Care Lead Teacher is also responsible for deepening their understanding of Anthroposophy, child development, and Waldorf early childhood pedagogy in support of their teaching.

The ideal candidate has completed or is in the process of completing Waldorf teacher training and/or has three years successful Waldorf assistant or teaching experience.

Hours for the position are 3:00-6:30 pm, Monday through Friday, for the 2015-2016 school year.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The Chicago Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer. It is the school’s policy to grant equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental handicap, military status, citizenship status and other status protected by federal, state or local law. The school provides equal opportunities in employment, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment. It is our policy to make reasonable accommodations as required under the law. This policy has the support of the highest levels of management.

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Seeking Part-Time Band Assistant for 2015-16 School Year

The Chicago Waldorf School is seeking a wind specialist to assist with the 5th-8th grade band program. Hours are Mondays and Wednesdays 1-3 pm. Candidates must be knowledgeable in woodwinds and comfortable leading sectional rehearsals. The ideal candidate has a bachelor’s degree in their instrument, or the equivalent experience, and has experience teaching middle school children.  

Send letter of introduction and resume to Sylvie Desouches, music program coordinator, at the Chicago Waldorf School at recruitment@chicagowaldorf.org. 

Equal Opportunity Employer: The Chicago Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer. It is the school’s policy to grant equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental handicap, military status, citizenship status and other status protected by federal, state or local law. The school provides equal opportunities in employment, promotion, wages, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment. It is our policy to make reasonable accommodations as required under the law. This policy has the support of the highest levels of management.

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Seeking Part-Time Piano Accompanist for 2015-16 School Year

The Chicago Waldorf School is seeking a skilled pianist to accompany school choruses and eurythmy classes. Hours are part-time, over several days a week, and during the school day. The ideal candidate will have proficiency in the piano classics and some experience as an accompanist, preferably of choirs or vocalists. Additionally, candidates should have a certain level of ability to sight read and improvise or interpret creatively. Repertoire for eurythmy classes comes from Western classical piano music and will also include some improvisation. Repertoire for the choruses ranges from madrigals to musical theater, choral classics to arrangements of pop music. Ability to learn music across several staves of music for the choruses will be stressed.

Send letter of introduction and resume to Sylvie Desouches, music program coordinator, at the Chicago Waldorf School at recruitment@chicagowaldorf.org

Equal Opportunity Employer: The Chicago Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer. It is the school’s policy to grant equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental handicap, military status, citizenship status and other status protected by federal, state or local law. The school provides equal opportunities in employment, promotion, wages, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment. It is our policy to make reasonable accommodations as required under the law. This policy has the support of the highest levels of management.    

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High School Mathematics Teacher 2015-2016

Purpose and Scope of Job: The High School Mathematics teacher is responsible for implementing the curriculum of the Mathematics program with guidance and support from the High School Leadership Group, the Teacher Development Committee, and the College of Teachers. 

The High School Mathematics teacher is expected to be a specialist in his/her subject area, having the ability and skills to teach mathematics competently at the High School level. Familiarity with technology and an interest in teaching science and/or basic technology is desirable.

The high school teacher is also responsible for deepening their understanding of Anthroposophy, child development, and seeking out new materials for their teaching.

The ideal candidate has completed Waldorf teacher training and/or three years successful Waldorf teaching experience.  

We encourage you to forward this job opening to others who may be interested. All applicants will receive a reply. We will be reviewing applications immediately. The Chicago Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer. To apply, please send your resume and letter of interest to: recruitment@chicagowaldorf.org.

Compensation and Amenities: The Chicago Waldorf School offers an excellent and competitive benefits package. The salary is commensurate with experience.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The Chicago Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer. It is the school’s policy to grant equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental handicap, military status, citizenship status and other status protected by federal, state or local law. The school provides equal opportunities in employment, promotion, wages, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment. It is our policy to make reasonable accommodations as required under the law. This policy has the support of the highest levels of management.

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Early Childhood Assistant

Purpose and Scope of Job: The Early Childhood assistant works closely with and is guided by the lead teacher of the class.  During the morning, the lead teacher supervises the class and the assistant acts as a support to the lead teacher.  Lunch and nap assistants supervise a group of ten or fewer children for the afternoon program according to the guidelines established by the lead teacher.  In the lead teacher’s absence, the assistant may take on the role of the lead in the class.

The early childhood assistant teacher is also responsible for deepening their understanding of Anthroposophy, child development and Waldorf early childhood pedagogy in support their teaching.

The ideal candidate has completed or is in the process of completing Waldorf teacher training and/or three years successful Waldorf assistant or teaching experience. Please send resume and cover letter to recruitment@chicagowaldorf.org.  

Equal Opportunity Employer: The Chicago Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer.  It is the school’s policy to grant equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental handicap, military status, citizenship status and other status protected by federal, state or local law.  The school provides equal opportunities in employment, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.  It is our policy to make reasonable accommodations as required under the law.  This policy has the support of the highest levels of management.


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Part-time Bus Driver

Parents/Grandparents/Friends looking for part-time work driving our fantastic students to sporting events and field trips?  We are looking for a part-time or on-call bus driver to drive the school's bus.  You will drive students to CWS sporting events and field trips and will be paid for your time.  Is this for you or someone you know?  The average need is between 8-12 hours per week.

Necessary Qualifications: The right person for this position will possess a valid Class C CDL license with passenger endorsement, will have a clean driving record, and will pass a background check with flying colors.  Experience with children is preferred.

If you meet the above qualifications or are interested in pursuing the steps to meet the requirements to be our school's bus driver, please forward a cover letter and resume to recruitment@chicagowaldorf.org.

 

Thank you for your interest in our school, and please return to check this webpage periodically as positions do come open on a regular basis throughout the year.

 

If you have further questions, please don't hesitate to contact the school via our Main Office at 773.465.2662