Located blocks from the Mississippi River, the Waldorf School of New Orleans is a federally recognized 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, nationality or ethnic origin in its admissions, educational, and hiring policies.
As the only Waldorf School in the state of Louisiana, our faculty and staff enjoy the fantastic opportunities that come with living in one of the most unique cities in America. From exploring the French Quarter and spending all weekend at Jazz Fest, to partaking of fabulous restaurants and getting a break off at Mardi Gras, we celebrate life.
We offer competitive salaries and benefits, and will grant moving stipends to qualified applicants from outside the New Orleans area, so come on down!
Early Childhood Assistant
Full-time, Salaried, Non-Exempt
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university
Experience with children
Openness to Waldorf philosophy
1 – 2 years previous classroom experience
Experience in a Waldorf setting
The job of the early childhood assistant is to support the lead teacher in meeting the needs of the children, the program, and the well-being of the classroom. The assistant teacher understands the essential needs of the young child and supports both children and parents by helping create joy-filled and life-nourishing environments that enhance growth and development during the critical first seven years of life. Understanding that a healthy early childhood provides a strong foundation for the future development of individuals and humanity as a whole, the assistant teacher will help bring healthy movement opportunities, purposeful activities, nourishing images, and clear speech into his/her daily work with the children. The assistant teacher will guide the children toward self-control, cooperation, social awareness, and a feeling of belonging in the group.
Classroom Responsibilities and Duties:
- Help prepare the classroom for student arrival at 8:30 a.m.
- Help to maintain the classroom and EC common areas with duties such as sweeping, dusting, washing dishes, tidying up the bathroom (paper towels, trash, water spills), weeding, watering, etc., throughout the school day.
- Preparation of the snacks, crafts, painting and other activities, as determined in consultation with lead teacher.
- Assist the lead teacher in maintaining a safe, harmonious social environment for the students. Continual communication with lead teacher and fellow faculty are vital for the success in this area.
- Assist the lead teacher in maintaining a clean, orderly classroom environment.
- Support circle activities and puppet shows as needed.
- Be prepared to carry the role of lead teacher if the lead teacher is absent.
- If a full time position, lead the Nap Group. If a part time position, assist with Nap Group, days and hours to be determined.
- Participate in weekly early childhood meetings.
- Participate in Child Studies.
- Participate in Festival planning, preparation, and celebration, as outlined in employment agreement and requested by the Lead Teacher.
- Participate in Open Houses, Parent Nights, and EC community events, as outlined in employment agreement and as requested by the Lead Teacher.
- Be available and willing to participate in Parent-Teacher conferences, as requested by the Lead Teacher.
All teachers share responsibility for the well-being of the school. Aspects of this responsibility are:
- Maintaining and striving for an openness to understand and work with the Anthroposophical underpinnings of Waldorf Education and child development.
- Attendance at the All School Meetings called by the Board of Trustees.
- Be available and willing to participate in enrollment process of new students, as determined by Lead Teacher.
- Attendance and participation in monthly faculty meetings, as well as certain work days throughout the academic year as scheduled.
- Clear all planned absences two weeks in advance with Lead Teacher and Pedagogical Administrator and arrange in finding a substitute.
- Participate in a professional development and accountability plan.
Interested candidates are asked to please submit their letter of interest, resume, and 3 letters of reference to:
Waldorf School of New Orleans
517 Soraparu Street, #101
New Orleans, LA 70130
The Waldorf School of New Orleans seeks a part-time Spanish teacher (approximately 20 hours weekly) for the 2016-17 school year. We are a growing private school in the Irish Channel for students in Nursery through Eighth Grade. The school follows the Waldorf curriculum, an arts-based, developmentally appropriate program found in nearly 900 schools world-wide. To learn more about the school and Waldorf education, please visit www.waldorfnola.org.
The ideal candidate would posses the following qualifications:
- Native speaker or near-native fluency
- At least 2 years if class teaching experience
- Understanding of child development
- Knowledge of Waldorf education and philosophy or a willingness to learn
- Excellent classroom management skills
Job duties and responsibilities include:
- Teach 4 levels (Grades 1/2, 3/4, 5/6, and 7/8) three 45 minute Spanish classes per week
- Arrive at school 15 minutes before each class and remain until area is clean and students have transitioned
- Follow the school-wide discipline plan
- Create a yearly lesson plan for all levels of Spanish taught
- Assist the school in creating a comprehensive language curriculum
- Plan engaging lessons for various age levels with appropriate activities and content
- Conduct class in Spanish using songs, games, stories, activities, and conversation
- Participate in regular faculty meetings and on-going professional development
- Prepare written narrative reports for each student twice a year
- Communicate all concerns, student or otherwise, to the appropriate party (parents, teachers, administration)
- Be open to learning about and receiving support and mentoring in Waldorf pedagogy
We offer small classes, a supportive environment, and competitive pay, as well as opportunities for professional development and career growth. Qualified candidates should respond to this ad by e-mail with a resume, three references, and a philosophy of language teaching.
Salary commensurate with experience. Please send resume, three professional references to,
Faculty Search Committee
Waldorf School of New Orleans
517 Soraparu St #101
New Orleans, LA 70130