Career Opportunities

Available Positions

Pedagogical Leader

The Austin Waldorf School is seeking a Pedagogical Leader to provide collaborative leadership to the AWS faculty and to direct and guide the development of the pedagogical programs of the school. The Pedagogical Leader supports and inspires the faculty and works closely with the General School Leader and the College of Teachers to guide and facilitate all aspects of the educational program, student life, faculty recruitment and development. The Pedagogical Leader works with the General School Leader to identify budget priorities and ensure the financial sustainability of the school. The Pedagogical Leader also serves as a parent liaison participating in ongoing communication with the parent body as well as supporting the resolution of individual concerns.

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher, be an experienced, trained Waldorf teacher with a deep understanding and commitment to Waldorf pedagogy and Anthroposophy. Candidates should have demonstrated administrative, communication, teaching, and leadership skills and experience. Apply on-line and include a cover letter and résumé including three references.

How to Apply

If you are interested in joining a warm, hospitable and growing community such as ours, please submit your employment application via the link below. The Austin Waldorf School is a non-profit organization that welcomes applicants of any religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender preference, and national or ethnic origin.

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Office Manager

The Austin Waldorf School is seeking an office manager to join the administrative team. This position carries a wide range of responsibilities including front desk reception, secretarial and administrative duties. The office manager engages daily with teachers, students, administrative colleagues, and visitors and is often the first point of contact for questions and problem solving. The work environment is dynamic with frequent interruptions.

The ideal candidate has a warm and friendly demeanor, works well under pressure, is proficient with office equipment and software, has excellent communication skills both oral and written, is highly professional, and able to manage priorities with minimal supervision. An associate or bachelor’s degree and experience in school administration is preferred. May 2017 start date is desired.

This is a full-time hourly position with excellent benefits including health and retirement plans. During the school year hours are 8 am to 4 pm and in the summer approximately 9 am to 2 pm. There are two weeks of paid vacation and regular school holidays.

To apply for this position, fill out an online application and include a cover letter and resume with three references.

How to Apply

If you are interested in joining a warm, hospitable and growing community such as ours, please submit your employment application via the link below. The Austin Waldorf School is a non-profit organization that welcomes applicants of any religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender preference, and national or ethnic origin.

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High School Director

The Austin Waldorf School is seeking a dynamic and experienced leader for its well-established and successful high school program. The ideal candidate will be a trained Waldorf teacher who carries a deep understanding of and appreciation for the development of the human being and Waldorf pedagogy with a particular interest in the adolescent. Essential qualities include a demonstrated success in the classroom as well as in collaborative leadership. The High School Director will work with students, faculty, parents and others to effectively lead and inspire in a dynamic learning environment.

Essential functions include:

  • Student Life –Close supervision and engagement with the student body in terms of program needs, mentoring, coordination of disciplinary issues, and support for advisors and student support staff. Oversee admissions in collaboration with the Enrollment Director.
  • Program Development—Work closely with the Pedagogical Leader and faculty to develop the high school program to best serve the needs of the 21st century student while remaining grounded in Waldorf pedagogy.
  • Parent and Community—In collaboration with the Pedagogical Leader and General School Leader and others, deepen parent and community understanding of Waldorf education and appreciation for the curriculum and outcomes of the education.
  • Faculty Development—Support and mentor high school faculty while strengthening a school-wide initiative for cross-section collaboration.

The Austin Waldorf School has a strong faculty that is committed to bringing the richness of a Waldorf education to central Texas, and we encourage and strive to support the ongoing professional self-development of all our teachers. An active mentoring program draws on teachers at this and other Waldorf schools.

Teachers at the Austin Waldorf School attend scheduled full faculty, section, and department meetings and eventually assume greater school-wide responsibilities such as class advising and committee responsibilities. The hours during the school day outside of those in the classroom are available for class preparation, grading, report writing, meeting with students and parents as needed, as well as curriculum development and deepening the study of Waldorf pedagogy. There is an active College of Teachers guiding the school.

How to Apply

If you are interested in joining a warm, hospitable and growing community such as ours, please submit your employment application via the link below. The Austin Waldorf School is a non-profit organization that welcomes applicants of any religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender preference, and national or ethnic origin.

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Grades Assistants 2017-2018

The Austin Waldorf School is seeking two part-time teaching assistants to support class teachers in the grades in 2017-2018. The assistants support the lead teachers in all aspects of their work and at their direction.

The assistants’ work may include going over lessons with students individually or in small groups or answering questions and helping students who need more support. Assistants may be asked to prepare materials for the class for future lessons or activities, festivals, or special events. The assistants also help to organize the classroom and keep supplies stocked or may go over homework in older grades.

The ideal candidate will have an interest in Waldorf education and have experience working with grade school children. Each position is 25 hours per week.

How to Apply

If you are interested in joining a warm, hospitable and growing community such as ours, please submit your employment application via the link below. The Austin Waldorf School is a non-profit organization that welcomes applicants of any religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender preference, and national or ethnic origin.

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Extended Care Staff (Part Time)

We are looking for highly responsible staff to care for students before and after school hours. This part time position pays $11.00/hr. CPR/First Aid certification required.

Morning shifts and afternoon shifts available. Contact dzollinger@austinwaldorf.org for more information about our extended care program.

 

How to Apply

If you are interested in joining a warm, hospitable and growing community such as ours, please submit your employment application via the link below. The Austin Waldorf School is a non-profit organization that welcomes applicants of any religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender preference, and national or ethnic origin.

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Camp Roadrunner Summer Camp Counselors

Working at our award winning summer camps is a wonderful way to spend your summer. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have experience leading groups of children. Counselors spend their day with the campers, escorting their group to three subject teachers throughout the day, facilitating lunch and recess periods, and greeting parents at pick up and drop off.

Please send letter of interest and resume to aabbott@austinwaldorf.org.

Contact Alex Abbott, 512-439-0139, for additional details and a formal job description.

How to Apply

If you are interested in joining a warm, hospitable and growing community such as ours, please submit your employment application via the link below. The Austin Waldorf School is a non-profit organization that welcomes applicants of any religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender preference, and national or ethnic origin.

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How to Apply

If you are interested in joining a warm, hospitable and growing community such as ours, please submit your employment application via the link below. The Austin Waldorf School is a non-profit organization that welcomes applicants of any religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender preference, and national or ethnic origin.

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AWS is an established school that is financially strong with stable enrollment of nearly 400 students K-12. A recent governance change has the school poised for renewal and transition into our next evolution including plans for new facilities, strengthening the support for our faculty and further enriching our program offerings. We are fully accredited with the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America and the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest.

Our beautiful 19-acre campus is situated in the hills outside the Austin city limits. It consists of three kindergartens, eight grade school classrooms, a library, a handwork room, a nine-classroom high school including state-of-the-art science and computer labs, a gymnasium, a eurythmy hall, two art studios, a performing arts center with a 350 seat auditorium and two rehearsal rooms, a school store, gardens and three playgrounds.

Austin is a family-oriented progressive city located in the heart of the Hill Country in central Texas. Many of our teachers own homes near the campus. It is a region of rich natural beauty, surrounded by cedar and live-oak trees and filled with creeks, rivers, and a chain of highland lakes. Austin is the state capital and home of the University of Texas, which offers a myriad of cultural and recreational events. Although we serve the Austin community, our location on the edge of town makes it possible to live in a country setting.

The Novalis Branch of the Anthroposophical Society of Texas sponsors study groups, festivals and conferences.

The Austin Waldorf School is a non-profit organization that welcomes applicants of any religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender preference, national or ethnic origin.

“I appreciate the wonderful education that the Austin Waldorf School has given my granddaughter. She is a poised, confident young lady, ready to go forward to the next step of her education.”