Career Opportunities

Available Positions

High School Humanities Position 2017-2018

This is an opportunity for an experienced humanities teacher to join the core faculty of the High School Humanities program at the Austin Waldorf School. Our high school is in its 20th year, and provides a rich and comprehensive Waldorf curriculum to meet the needs of 21st century high school students.

As the ideal candidate, you will be a specialist in your humanities subject area. A Master’s or PhD in your field is preferred though a Bachelor’s degree may be considered. Waldorf teacher training is highly desired, as is expertise and teaching experience in literature and history. The ideal candidate has at least three years of successful Waldorf teaching experience.

You will teach a full-time complement of humanities courses, create curricular materials and actively engage in curriculum development. The humanities curriculum is taught in a combination of 3 and 4-week-long main lessons complemented by ongoing humanities skills classes, in reading and writing.

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.

Our teachers 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.

Please include a resume and letter of interest with your application.

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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Kindergarten Assistant Teacher--Immediate Opening

The Austin Waldorf School is seeking a Kindergarten Assistant Teacher to begin immediately. The ideal candidate is trained or familiar with Waldorf Early Childhood education and has experience working with young children. The Kindergarten Assistant supports the lead teacher in maintaining a warm, nurturing environment including all aspects of daily care for the children. Hours are 8 am to 3 pm, Monday through Friday.

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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Two Eurythmy Positions--Grades and High School

The Austin Waldorf School (AWS) is seeking two eurythmists to join our faculty this Fall. The two positions cover both the grades and the high school.

Over the years AWS has developed a respected and well established eurythmy program. We are seeking two creative and dynamic colleagues who want to share their love and knowledge of eurythmy with our students, colleagues, and parents. The ideal candidate would have personal initiative, a genuine relationship with anthroposophy, the ability and desire to work closely with other faculty members (such as plays and festivals), and the warmth and flexibility to work with students within a range of ages and developmental stages. Applicants should have a eurythmy diploma by a recognized institution. Complementary degrees and experiences in teaching are a plus.

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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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.

“The well-rounded, considerate, thoughtful people I've seen graduating from this high school have floored me. I'm so honored my family is a part of this school, this community, this village.”