Employment Opportunities

Immediate Opening: Short-Term Substitute Early Childhood Lead Teacher

The Detroit Waldorf School has an immediate opening for a substitute Pre-K lead teacher for 5 day class of 3-5 year-olds.

We are looking for someone who can lead class with enthusiasm and warmth; has strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills; and has excellent social skills and experience in welcoming and working with children, parents and colleagues out of Waldorf pedagogy.  The candidate will have a Waldorf teacher Training Certificate in Early Childhood, a Bachelors of Arts degree or 6-12 semester hours in early childhood or child development, and teaching experience.

Essential responsibilities include

  • Primary responsibility for children in the class with the help of a morning assistant and an afternoon assistant.

  • Plan and carry out all areas of curriculum according to Waldorf pedagogy including morning circle, story, daily artistic activity, seasonal projects, birthdays and festivals.

  • Maintain a clean and orderly classroom space

  • Participate in parent/teacher conferences and weekly faculty meetings

The Detroit Waldorf School is a multi-racial, multi-cultural school, celebrating its 50th year in the heart of Detroit. We are housed in a beautiful 1920’s historical building situated on 4 acres in historic Indian Village. Accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North American and the Independent Schools Association of Central States; we offer a rich curriculum that includes two languages, eurythmy, handwork, arts, remedial resource program, full orchestra, physical education and afterschool sports program and we serve children from Parent/Child Program through the eighth grade.

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 visit our website to learn more about our school at http://www.detroitwaldorf.org.

The position begins immediately.

Qualified candidates will be invited to schedule a hiring visit. The hiring process includes, but 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.

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.

 

IMMEDIATE OPENING Part-time Band Teacher- 2017-2018


The Detroit Waldorf School is currently seeking an instrumental Music Teacher for Band to begin immediately. The position includes 6 periods of instruction, Thursday and Friday afternoons: Introductory band instruction to fifth graders (2 periods); intermediate instruction to sixth graders (2 periods) and seventh/eighth grades (2 periods). Interested applicants should be willing to be part of a team of teachers committed to creating a strong curriculum of age-appropriate learning.

This is a part-time position offering a competitive hourly rate. The required qualifications of a Music Teacher  for Band include substantial experience teaching band to a varied population, and a B.A., as well as ideally, a State of Michigan Teaching Certificate in General Music or Instrumental Music in order to participate in the Shared Time program in coordination with the South Redford School District.

We value excellent teaching and classroom management skills, as well as an understanding of child development. We also seek a colleague committed to building strong collegial and parent relationships, and one who is committed to self-development.

This position requires adaptability and flexibility with scheduling and the ability to adjust instructional delivery to varying grade levels and student abilities. Familiarity with the Waldorf approach to the music curriculum and how it addresses the developing child is preferred; willingness to learn about this approach through professional development provided by the school is a necessary minimum requirement.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

• Lesson preparation in accordance with the philosophy, purpose, and curriculum standards of the Detroit Waldorf School
• Attendance at school events (day and evening) when band students are performing and also for opening and closing assemblies for the school year
• Preparation for and active participation in parent/teacher conferences
• Timely completion of student reports
• Completion of attendance reports in accordance with Shared Time agreement (if applicable)
• Completion of 30 hours of professional development per year that may include faculty meetings and curriculum development.  (This is a Shared Time  requirement, if applicable)

The Detroit Waldorf School is a multi-racial, multi-cultural school, celebrating its 50th year in the heart of Detroit. We are housed in a beautiful 1920’s historical building situated on 4 acres in historic Indian Village. Accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North American and the Independent Schools Association of Central States; we offer a rich curriculum that includes two languages, eurythmy, handwork, arts, remedial resource program, full orchestra, physical education and afterschool sports program and we serve children from Parent/Child Program through the eighth grade.

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 visit our website to learn more about our school at http://www.detroitwaldorf.org.

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.

 

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 personnel@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.