Chicago Waldorf School - Open Job Postings
First Grade Class Teacher 2014-2015
Chicago Waldorf School is pleased to announce that it is seeking 1st Grade Class teacher for its growing, urban campus. Located in the diverse and vibrant Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, Chicago Waldorf School is fully accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America and the Independent School Association of the Central States. 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.
The grades class teacher is responsible for planning the daily, weekly and block rhythms of the year. These plans are developed in accordance with the principles of Waldorf pedagogy and in light of the needs of the class. The grades class teacher is also responsible for deepening his/her understanding of Anthroposophy, child development and seeking out new materials for his/her teaching.
The ideal candidate will have at least an undergraduate degree and completed Waldorf teacher training and/or three years successful Waldorf teaching experience.
Compensation & Amenities
The Chicago Waldorf School offers an excellent and competitive benefits package, including health, dental and life insurance, 403B pension program, full tuition remission, and funds for on-going professional development. The salary is commensurate with experience.
Equal Opportunity Employer
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, 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.
Part-time High School Pedagogical Eurythmist
Located in the diverse Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, the Chicago Waldorf School is a fully accredited independent school with an enrollment of over 360 students. The school serves infants and toddlers in our Parent-Child program and preschoolers in our Early Childhood program as well as providing a comprehensive 12-year curriculum for grades 1-12. The Chicago Waldorf School has included eurythmy as part of the curriculum since the school began nearly 40 years ago. Our students and parents respect and value our eurythmy program. There is strong support in our community for arts, music, and festival life. Our campus is within walking distance of Lake Michigan and 1½ blocks from public transportation (bus and el train). Downtown Chicago and its neighborhoods offer a rich cultural mix of music and the arts.
We are currently seeking a pedagogical eurythmist, preferably with prior teaching experience, for a part-time High School teaching position for the 2013-2014 school year beginning January 2014. Flexibility of schedule is possible, with High School eurythmy taught in blocks.
The Chicago Waldorf School has a well-established eurythmy program and a strong commitment to both pedagogical and therapeutic eurythmy. The right candidate will work with our two eurythmy colleagues. We have two designated eurythmy rooms which feature sprung floors. We have an accomplished pianist to accompany all eurythmy classes in grades 1-12. Chicago’s rich cultural life includes many opportunities for deepening work in anthroposophy, including a Christian Community Church, Rudolf Steiner Branch, Arcturus Rudolf Steiner Teacher Training Center, and local anthroposophical doctors. Opportunities for artistic eurythmy work and professional development may be available.
Minimum Required Qualifications & Experience:
• Fluency in the English language;
• A diploma in eurythmy from a eurythmy school recognized by the Goetheanum
• A Bachelor’s degree;
• Demonstrated experience in pedagogical eurythmy;
• Excellent organizational skills;
• An eagerness to work collaboratively in an Anthroposophical context;
• Socially available to work collegially with two other eurythmists;
• Ability to work with a wide range of students and adults;
• Preference will be given to an individual with experience in a successful Waldorf school.
Compensation & Amenities: A competitive salary is commensurate with 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: email@example.com.
Piano Accompanist for 2013-2014
The Chicago Waldorf School is pleased to announce that it is seeking an able pianist with a flexible schedule and experience in accompanying for eurythmy (a new art of movement) classes and/or playing for a choir. This part-time position is for the 2013-2014 school year. The repertoire ranges from: playing ‘into the story/fairytale’ imaginatively for young children; playing classical pieces (Handel, Bach, Mozart and gavotte and minuets) with the middle school; and more complex pieces (Beethoven Sonatas, Chopin etc. as well as modern composers) with the high school. There will be a lot of repetition so you have good chance of learning a lot of music quite deeply! The pay is hourly.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Should you be asked to interview, you will be asked to play a musical selection of your choice as well as something selected by a member of our music or eurythmy faculty.
The Chicago Waldorf School (1300 W Loyola Ave, Chicago) has been helping families raise confident, responsible, thinking individuals in a community nurtured by parents and teachers since 1974. Our teachers work with a living curriculum to create an education that builds capacities, skills and imagination. Our enrollment is approximately 350 students from our thriving early childhood program and grades 1-12. Our curriculum includes: movement education; eurythmy; handwork; woodwork; Spanish and German; and music (lyre, recorder, strings; high school music electives, including guitar, chorus, drumming). We are an accredited school with full member status in AWSNA (Association of Waldorf Schools of North America), additional recognition with ISACS (Independent Schools Association of the Central States) and full membership in NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools).
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.
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