Employment

With a main campus blocks from the Mississippi River, and an Early Childhood Center in an historic Uptown neighborhood, 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 enjoying fabulous restaurants and experiencing Mardi Gras (with a school break!), we celebrate life.

Job Listings

Position:        Early Childhood Assistant, Clover Nursery

Status:           20-30 Hours per week

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university
Experience with children
Openness to Waldorf philosophy
Annual 12 hours of continuing education in early childhood
Preferred Qualifications:
1 – 2 years previous classroom experience
Experience in a Waldorf setting

Primary Function:

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: 

• Arrive by 8:00am and 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.

Supportive Responsibilities

• 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.

Additional Responsibilities:

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 weekly 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.
• Attendance at open houses.
• Must complete 12 hours of continuing education annually for licensing purposes.
 

How to apply:

Please e-mail resume, cover letter and three references to Lisa Lynde at business@waldorfnola.org OR

Business Administrator

517 Soraparu Street, Suite 101

New Orleans, LA 70130

 

Position:                 Upper Grades Math Specialist Teacher

Status:                    Part-time, Salaried 18-20 hours per week

Required Qualifications:   

·        Demonstrated mastery in Elementary school mathematics, particularly for Grades 5 through 8, with a commitment toward carrying out the approved Waldorf curriculum that is indicated for mathematics

·        Demonstrated classroom management skills for a variety of ages and skill-levels

Preferred Qualifications:

·        1-2 years previous classroom experience

·        State Certification, with the qualifications to teach Algebra I

·        Waldorf Certification or a commitment to receive further training in teaching their subject from an AWSNA-approved Waldorf Teacher Training Program

Primary Function:

Mathematics teachers are asked to foster an interest in their subject as well as a love of learning in children who span a wide range of ages and abilities. Their primary job is to develop important skills that will help the children become well-rounded students, but they are also asked to collaborate with class teachers in such a way that their lessons can help enrich the subjects that are currently being taught in main lesson, whenever possible.

Classroom Responsibilities and Duties:

1. Upper Grades Math Class Teaching

  • Prepare a basic syllabus for each grade, guided by the Waldorf curriculum, which can be made available to the office and to parents at the start of the school year.
  • Arrive at school promptly with all lesson plans and materials ready in order to begin class in a timely fashion and follow through with their class schedule throughout the day.
  • Regularly document student progress and insist on the highest standards in all student work.
  • Develop and maintain a safe, harmonious social environment for the students.

2.  Parent Meetings and Communication

  • Conduct parent-teacher conferences each November and February / March as scheduled on the school calendar.  
  • Arrange and participate in conference(s) with parent(s) and a support faculty member, as needed, to discuss student academic or disciplinary concerns.
  • Enforce and follow school-wide discipline plan

3.  Reports and Student Progress Documentation

  • Complete Mid- Year Report rubrics covering class and individual student progress in developing specific skills, effort level and behavior.
  • Complete End of Year Report rubrics covering class and individual student progress in developing specific skills, effort level and behavior. Reports are to be submitted by the assigned deadline date to be reviewed for suggested edits by an assigned peer.

Additional Responsibilities:

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 philosophical underpinnings of Waldorf Education and child development.
  • Attendance and participation in weekly faculty meetings, as well as certain work days throughout the academic year as scheduled.
  • Make themselves available, as appropriate and applicable to their schedule, to offer extra help to students and their parents.  This availability will be communicated to the families in the class.
  • Attendance/assistance at major all-school activities and open houses whenever possible.
  • Attendance at the All School Meetings called by the Board of Directors.
  • Maintain and make readily available a lesson plan that can be given to a substitute teacher in the event of an absence.
  • Participate in a professional development and accountability plan.
  • In the event of a planned absence, make arrangements for a substitute and ensure that they receive any lesson plans and materials needed to cover the missed class(es).

How to apply:

Please e-mail resume, cover letter and three references to Lisa Lynde at business@waldorfnola.org OR

Business Administrator

517 Soraparu Street, Suite 101

New Orleans, LA 70130

 

 

Position:            Spanish Teacher

Status:               Part-time, approximately 20 hrs/week

The Waldorf School of New Orleans seeks a part-time Spanish teacher for the 2018-19 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 of 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 up to 5 levels (Grades 1, 2, or 1/2 combined, 3/4 combined, 5/6 combined, and 7/8 combined) in 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.

How to apply:

Please send resume, cover letter and three professional references to Lisa Lynde at business@waldorfnola.org OR 

Business Manager

Waldorf School of New Orleans

517 Soraparu St #101

New Orleans, LA 70130

 

About us: The Waldorf School of New Orleans offers a developmentally appropriate approach to education while integrating the arts with academics for children from preschool through eighth grade. Our curriculum aims to inspire lifelong learning in all students. Our mission is to awaken and draw out each student's individual strength and integrity, allowing them to become a free thinker; a courageous seeker of truth and knowledge; and an empathetic, enthusiastic participant and innovator in local culture and global society.

The Waldorf School of New Orleans welcomes, values, and actively seeks racial, religious, economic, and cultural diversity, including single, dual, or multiple parent households and LGBTQ parents, faculty, and/or students. 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.