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.


The Waldorf School of New Orleans seeks a part-time Spanish teacher (approximately 15 hours weekly) for the 2013-14 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) 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 email info@waldorfnola.org  with a resume, three references, and a philosophy of language teaching.