Washington Waldorf School has multiple openings for Music Teachers | Bethesda, MD
G1-G8 Music Teacher Part or Full Time
The Washington Waldorf School, located in Bethesda, Maryland, is seeking hourly to full-time teacher(s) to fill the following positions:
Grades 1-3 General Music (6 classes/week)
Singing, choroi flutes, singing games, story. Each class meets twice weekly.
Grades 1-3 Lyres (6 classes/week)
Developing listening skills, teaching basic lyre technique, developing lyre curriculum. Each class meets once per week. Candidate should have a Waldorf lyre playing and teaching background, or a willingness and interest in being trained.
Grades 4-8 Strings Program Director (8 classes/week)
Work to further develop an established program. Hire and oversee adjunct teachers. Candidate should have strong musical and conducting skills. Background in violin, viola, or cello preferred, but not required. All students receive private instruction.
Full-time teachers will have the following additional responsibilities:
- Work with students with a variety of learning styles and different levels of skill and ability
- Develop curriculum
- Participate in continued professional development
- Attend faculty meetings and committee meetings
- Attend and assist in school events
- Work collaboratively with Music Director, colleagues, and parents
- Manage and maintain classroom(s) and supplies
Requirements for full-time or hourly positions include a bachelors degree or higher. Experience teaching grades 1-8 and/or Waldorf teaching credentials is preferred. Candidates without Waldorf teaching credentials will be required to participate in additional professional development.
Full time faculty are eligible for health, life, and disability insurance, as well as tuition remission. A retirement plan is available after one year of full-time employment. Salary is based on experience.
The Washington Waldorf School is located on a beautiful six-acre campus in Bethesda, Maryland, minutes from Washington, DC. Our enrollment is about 300 students, from early childhood through grade 12. We are fully accredited by the Association of Independent Maryland Schools (AIMS) and the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA), and we are members of the Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington (AISGW).
Our mission is to cultivate each student’s capacity to think clearly, feel compassionately, and act purposefully in the world. We are committed to the educational movement inspired by the pioneering work of Rudolf Steiner and advanced by Waldorf teachers worldwide.
Please submit a cover letter and resume/CV to firstname.lastname@example.org, attn: Steve Smith, or by mail to:
Washington Waldorf School
4800 Sangamore Road
Bethesda, MD 20816
Nevada Sage Waldorf School has an opening for a Grades Music Teacher | Reno, NV
Our faculty is seeking a like-minded colleague who is committed to collegial collaboration, self-development, and excellence in teaching.
The Grades Music Teacher instructs students in grades 1-8 in several musical modalities:
- Pentatonic Instruments
- Symphonic Ensemble
The content of instruction will be determined, in part, by the skill set that the music teacher currently possesses and develops over time through professional development.
A Music Teacher is expected to be committed to and actively support the mission and educational goals of Nevada Sage Waldorf School. The Teacher shall teach from a foundation of the Waldorf educational philosophy, and integrate this foundation with other current educational approaches. A Music Teacher is responsible for meeting the educational needs of assigned students and for providing appropriate instruction as prescribed by the Nevada Sage Waldorf School curriculum and grade level standards.
Particular emphasis will be placed on the following areas: academic excellence, developmentally appropriate curriculum, consideration of individual student differences, development of social skills, thorough lesson preparation, artistic presentation and classroom management.
Expectations and Responsibilities
A Music Teacher shall participate in the development and improvement of the school’s pedagogy through an active role in faculty meetings and other events where faculty attendance is important (such as back-to-school night, festivals, parent education events, etc.). In order to continuously improve his/her teaching ability, a Music Teacher is expected to actively seek and participate in teacher enrichment opportunities, continuing education, workshops, reading publications, etc.
A Music Teacher is expected to actively engage parents in their children’s education, and shall provide appropriate and timely feedback regarding student’s growth, development and progress. The teacher shall foster healthy, positive relationships with each parent and among the parent group.
About Our School
Nevada Sage Waldorf School is located in the sunny Reno-Tahoe area between the foot of the magnificent Sierra Nevada mountain range and within the beautiful high desert. There are plenty of opportunities to connect with nature year-round; skiing, hiking, swimming and mountain biking at nearby mountains, lakes and rivers. Reno also offers a thriving arts and cultural community. Lake Tahoe is only a 45-minute drive, and Rudolf Steiner College is two hours away. Combined with the unique opportunity for beauty, recreation, and growth that the Reno-Tahoe area offers, this is a foundational time to join our growing school.
At our school, you will find an amazing educational culture with engaged and happy students and a dedicated faculty. Our parents are enthusiastic and involved, and our board is supportive and visionary.
The school is 17-years-old and offers preschool through 5th grade, with plans to expand each year through 8th grade. As a Developing Member of AWSNA our school continues to grow under the guidance of the wider Waldorf school and Anthroposophical movement.
To learn more about our school, visit our website at nevadasagewaldorf.org.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, please email a letter of interest, brief biography, curriculum vitae and three references to email@example.com. Include ‘Grades Music Teacher’ in the subject of the email. You are also welcome to call Kelli Anastassatos, Administrator, with any questions – 775-348-6622.
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.
- 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