Employment Opportunities

Spanish Teacher

The Detroit Waldorf School has an opening for a Spanish teacher for grades 1-8 starting in the 2018-2019 school year.

The Detroit Waldorf School is seeking a Spanish teacher for grades 1-8 who is enthusiastic about Waldorf education, experienced with elementary & middle school children, and knowledgeable and enthusiastic about Spanish and Latin language and culture.

The Spanish teacher will be responsible for guiding each class with curriculum and activities that meet the needs of each developmental stage based on Waldorf pedagogy. In the early grades this is brought through games, songs, and poetry, as well as basic vocabulary and simple conversations on everyday topics, with additional levels of fluency and the mechanics of vocabulary and grammar in the middle school grades. The position will include sixteen weekly classes with additional time for staff meetings, day and evening assemblies, festivals and parent teacher conferences.

The ideal candidate will be a native speaker with experience teaching in a Waldorf classroom. Interest in understanding the character and capacities of each child, strong classroom management skill that is neither permissive nor punitive, and that is based on developing the children’s intrinsic motivation are needed. A willingness to work collegially with others and be a reflective teacher and staff member and bring a strong sense of self to be a model of truth, beauty, and love for the students are also important.

An excellent candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, knowledge and successful experience teaching elementary and middle school students.  A study of Waldorf pedagogy and curriculum is strongly preferred. Interest in Waldorf education and its integration into the Spanish curriculum is required. Good communication, problem solving, and organizational skills, as well as maintaining an overall positive attitude, collaboration with staff, colleagues, students, and parents are expected.

The Detroit Waldorf School is a multi-racial and multi-cultural school, celebrating over 50 years in the heart of the Detroit renaissance. We have the honor of being one of the ten oldest Waldorf schools in the United States. We offer a full curriculum and we are accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North American and the Independent Schools Association of Central States.

The Detroit Waldorf School, founded in 1965, is located just three miles east of downtown in the city’s historic Indian Village neighborhood. Our school resides in a beautiful 1920’s historical building designed by renowned architect Albert Kahn and situated on a beautifully landscaped 4-acre campus with an organic garden. This central location, combined with the school’s curriculum, provides the diverse student body with a respect for people of different religious, ethnic, racial and socio-economic backgrounds, while fostering a sense of world citizenship.

Our school has a strong early childhood program, including parent child classes, preschool and a Kindergarten specific class that serves as a bridge to the grades. Our grade 1-8 elementary program includes German and Spanish, eurythmy, handwork, art, remedial resource program, music including orchestra and band, physical education and after school, sports, extended care and camps programs.

This is a part-time, hourly position for the school year. Completion of Waldorf teacher certification may lead to consideration for a salaried position.

Qualified candidates will be invited to schedule a visit. The hiring process includes, but is not limited to: an introductory campus tour, classroom observations, one or more teaching demonstrations presented by the candidate, and a hiring interview with members of the Personnel Committee and College of Teachers. Travel expenses are the responsibility of the applicant.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume, and two professional references, via email to personnelchair@detroitwaldorf.org or by mail to Detroit Waldorf School, 2555 Burns, Detroit, MI 48214. We encourage you to browse the site to learn more about our school.

 

Early Childhood Lead Teacher 2018-19

The Detroit Waldorf School has an opening for a Pre-K lead teacher starting in the 2018-2019 school year.

The Detroit Waldorf School is seeking an experienced early childhood class teacher who can lead a class with enthusiasm and warmth; has strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, excellent social skills and experience in welcoming and working with children, parents and colleagues; understands and works with the Anthroposophical foundations of the curriculum, and is interested in collaborating in the community building and festival life of our school.

We are looking for a teacher with a Waldorf Certificate in Early Childhood, a Bachelors of Arts degree or higher, 6-12 semester hours in early childhood or child development, and teaching experience.

The Detroit Waldorf School is a multi-racial and multi-cultural school, celebrating over 50 years in the heart of the Detroit renaissance. We have the honor of being one of the ten oldest Waldorf schools in the United States. We offer a full curriculum and we are accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North American and the Independent Schools Association of Central States. 

The Detroit Waldorf School, founded in 1965, is located just three miles east of downtown in the city’s historic Indian Village neighborhood. Our school resides in a beautiful 1920’s historical building designed by renowned architect Albert Kahn and situated on a beautifully landscaped 4-acre campus with an organic garden. This central location, combined with the school’s curriculum, provides the diverse student body with a respect for people of different religious, ethnic, racial and socio-economic backgrounds, while fostering a sense of world citizenship. 

Our school has a strong early childhood program, including parent child classes, preschool and a Kindergarten specific class that serves as a bridge to the grades. Our grade 1-8 elementary program includes German and Spanish, eurythmy, handwork, art, remedial resource program, music including orchestra and band, physical education and after school, sports, extended care and camps programs. 

Faculty compensation includes increments for Waldorf lead teaching experience, medical coverage and tuition remission. The position begins July 1, 2018.

Qualified candidates will be invited to schedule a visit. The hiring process includes, but is not limited to: an introductory campus tour, classroom observations, one or more teaching demonstrations presented by the candidate, and a hiring interview with members of the Personnel Committee and College of Teachers. Travel expenses are the responsibility of the applicant.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume, and two professional references, via email to personnelchair@detroitwaldorf.org or by mail to Detroit Waldorf School, 2555 Burns, Detroit, MI 48214. We encourage you to browse the site to learn more about our school.

 

Early Childhood Assistant 

Detroit Waldorf School early childhood program is seeking an afternoon assistant in one of our full day pre-school classes. Ideal assistant candidates will have familiarity with and interest in Waldorf education, and bring experience, warmth, joy and enthusiasm to working with young children, as well as motivation and an ability to work collaboratively with colleagues.

A background that includes completion of or current enrollment in a Waldorf Teacher Training program in Early Childhood, a CDA, Early Childhood Associate’s degree or higher or 12 Semester hours in early childhood education or child development is preferred.

The Detroit Waldorf School is a multi-racial and multi-cultural school, celebrating its 49th year in the heart of the Detroit renaissance. We have the honor of being one of the ten oldest Waldorf schools in the United States. We offer a full curriculum and we are accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North American and the Independent Schools Association of Central States. Our school has a strong early childhood program, including a Kindergarten specific class that serves as a bridge to the grades. Our elementary program includes two languages, eurythmy, handwork, arts, remedial resource program, music/orchestra, physical education and an after school sports program. Our school resides in a beautiful 1920’s historical building situated on a 4-acre campus with an organic garden.

The application process includes, but is not limited to: an introductory campus tour, classroom observations, and a hiring interview with members of the Personnel Committee and College of Teachers. Travel expenses are the responsibility of the applicant.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and two professional references, via email to personnelchair@detroitwaldorf.org or by mail to Detroit Waldorf School, 2555 Burns, Detroit, MI 48214.  We encourage you to browse the site to learn more about our school.

 

First Grade Teacher 2018-2019

The Detroit Waldorf School has an opening for a first grade teacher for the 2018-2019 school year.

The Detroit Waldorf school is seeking an experienced Class Teacher who can lead a class with enthusiasm and warmth; demonstrates effective classroom management and communication skills with children, parents and colleagues, understands and works with the Anthroposophical foundations of the curriculum, and is interested in collaborating in the community building and festival life of our school.

The Detroit Waldorf School is a multi-racial and multi-cultural school, celebrating over 50 years in the heart of the Detroit renaissance. We have the honor of being one of the ten oldest Waldorf schools in the United States. We offer a full curriculum and we are accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North American and the Independent Schools Association of Central States.

The Detroit Waldorf School, founded in 1965, is located just three miles east of downtown in the city’s historic Indian Village neighborhood. Our school resides in a beautiful 1920’s historical building designed by renowned architect Albert Kahn and situated on a beautifully landscaped 4-acre campus with an organic garden. This central location, combined with the school’s curriculum, provides the diverse student body with a respect for people of different religious, ethnic, racial and socio-economic backgrounds, while fostering a sense of world citizenship.

Our school has a strong early childhood program, including parent child classes, preschool and a Kindergarten specific class that serves as a bridge to the grades. Our grade 1-8 elementary program includes German and Spanish, eurythmy, handwork, arts, remedial resource program, music including orchestra and band, physical education and an after school sports and extended care program.

Faculty compensation includes increments for Waldorf lead teaching experience, as well as medical coverage and tuition remission. The position begins July 2018.

Qualified candidates will be invited to schedule a visit. The hiring process includes, but is not limited to: an introductory campus tour, classroom observations, one or more teaching demonstrations presented by the candidate, and a hiring interview with members of the Personnel Committee and College of Teachers. Travel expenses are the responsibility of the applicant.

How to Apply: Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume, and two professional references, via email to personnelchair@detroitwaldorf.org or by mail to Detroit Waldorf School, 2555 Burns, Detroit, MI 48214. We encourage you to browse the site to learn more about our school.

 

Substitutes Needed

We are currently accepting applications for substitutes in our Early Childhood and Grades programs. Experience in childcare or working with children ages 3 - 6 years is preferred for Early Childhood applicants, but not required to apply. Similarly, experience with children ranging in age from 6 to 15 years old is preferred for the Grades program. Applicants must be available from 8:00 am-3:30 pm.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume, and two professional references, via email to personnelchair@detroitwaldorf.org and to attend a Taste of Waldorf Tour

We encourage you to browse the site to learn more about our school.


Equal Opportunity

The Detroit Waldorf School does not discriminate in admissions, hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, or other statuses protected by law. Furthermore, parents, students, faculty, staff members and board members are all expected to conduct themselves and discharge their responsibilities in accordance with the school's non-discrimination policy.