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River Valley Waldorf School is Seeking a Music Teacher for Fall, 2017 | Upper Black Eddy, PA

River Valley Waldorf School sits amid woods and fields, on the bluffs above the mighty Delaware River. Our immediate environment is rural, yet we are conveniently just over an hour from both New York City and Philadelphia; about 40 minutes from the Lehigh Valley. Housed in a former public elementary school building, our programs include grades one through eight, kindergarten, nursery and parent-child classes. We are proud to offer a strong professional development program for our faculty and of our ability to offer a full Waldorf curriculum, which currently includes: Spanish, Handwork, Music, Sculptural Arts (woodworking, clay & soapstone), Gardening and Eurythmy.

We are accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) and the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS).

Both our faculty and parent body are tight-knit, supportive and welcoming; committed to community and diversity. River Valley Waldorf School is supported by a Pedagogical Chair, Leadership Council, Administrative Team and Board of Trustees.

Instruction includes general music classes for grades 1 through 6, conducting the 5/6 and 7/8 choruses, conducting the 5/6 and 7/8 orchestras. The music teacher prepares students for assemblies and concerts and may help with music for class plays and may be involved with a larger middle school production. They coordinate individual, on-site instrumental music lessons with outside teachers. The music teacher holds the consciousness of the whole music program and is responsible for delivering the curriculum.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience teacher elementary and middle-school students
  • Experience conducting chorus and orchestra
  • Proficiency in piano and/or an orchestral instrument
  • Certificate or MEd in Waldorf Education preferred
  • An understanding of Waldorf school music pedagogy and/or Waldorf teaching experience preferred
  • Open to colleagueship and the development of strong, collaborative professional relationships

Candidates should submit a cover letter, brief biographical sketch and CV to:

Annie Porter, Pedagogical Chair
River Valley Waldorf School
1395 Bridgeton Hill Road
Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972

aporter@rivervalleyschool.org
610-982-5606