Employment

The Chicago Waldorf School is pleased to announce that it is seeking faculty and staff members for its growing, urban campuses--which includes an Early Childhood Center opened in Lincoln Square in 2015. The main campus moved in September 2018 to our new permanent location in the diverse and vibrant Andersonville neighborhood. Chicago Waldorf School is fully accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) and the Independent School Association of the Central States (ISACS).

The Chicago Waldorf School opened in 1974 and is one of the largest established Waldorf schools in the Midwest. The school serves infants and toddlers in our Parent-Child Program, and preschoolers in our Early Childhood Program. It provides a comprehensive 12 year Waldorf curriculum for students in Grades 1 – 12, with a total enrollment of over 365 students. Our full grades curriculum includes German, Spanish, gardening, handwork, woodwork, music, eurythmy, movement and an international exchange program. Our educational support program provides developmental support, extra lessons and therapeutic eurythmy. The school is committed to supporting our faculty through a strong mentoring program and funded professional development opportunities.

Current Openings

Part-Time Parent Child Assistant Teacher - Lincoln Square Campus

The Chicago Waldorf School is pleased to announce that it is seeking a part-time Parent Child Assistant Teacher for its growing, urban campus. This part-time position is to assist our Saturday Parent Child class for four hours per week. Located in the vibrant Lincoln Square neighborhood of Chicago, the Chicago Waldorf School is fully accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America and the Independent School Association of the Central States. The Chicago Waldorf School opened in 1974 and is an established Waldorf school in the Midwest. The school serves infants and toddlers in our Parent Child Program, and preschoolers in our Early Childhood Program. It provides a comprehensive 12 year Waldorf curriculum for students in Grades 1 – 12, with a total enrollment of 350 students.

Purpose and Scope of Job:

The Parent Child Assistant works closely with and is guided by the lead teacher of the class. During the morning, the lead teacher supervises the class and the assistant acts as a support to the lead teacher. In the lead teacher’s absence, the assistant may take on the role of the lead in the class.

The Parent Child Assistant teacher is also responsible for deepening their understanding of Anthroposophy, child development and Waldorf early childhood pedagogy in support their teaching.

The ideal candidate has completed or is in the process of completing Waldorf teacher training and/or three years successful Waldorf assistant or teaching experience.

We encourage you to forward this job opening to others who may be interested. All applicants will receive a reply. We will be reviewing applications immediately. The Chicago Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer. To apply, please send your resume and letter of interest to: recruitment@chicagowaldorf.org.


Equal Opportunity Employer

The Chicago Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer. It is the school’s policy to grant equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental handicap, military status, citizenship status and other status protected by federal, state or local law. The school provides equal opportunities in employment, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment. It is our policy to make reasonable accommodations as required under the law. This policy has the support of the highest levels of management.

Part-Time Computer Science Teacher - Chicago Waldorf High School

Chicago Waldorf High School

Chicago Waldorf School is pleased to announce that it is seeking a part-time High School Computer Science Teacher for its growing, urban campus. Located in the vibrant Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago, Chicago Waldorf School is fully accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America and the Independent School Association of the Central States. Chicago Waldorf School opened in 1974 and is an established Waldorf school in the Midwest. The school serves infants and toddlers in our Parent-Child Program, and preschoolers in our Early Childhood Program. It provides a comprehensive twelve-year Waldorf curriculum for students in Grades 1 – 12, with a total enrollment of 365 students.

Purpose and Scope of Job:

The high school computer-science teacher is expected to be a specialist in his/her subject area, specifically in coding and the fundamentals of computational and binary systems. For high school teaching, the ability to work with adolescent students in a laboratory/experiential setting is essential. Waldorf teacher training is highly desired, as is familiarity with technology, especially as it relates to this subject area.

The high school computer-science teacher is responsible for both implementing the curriculum of The Chicago Waldorf High School, with the support of the High School Leadership Group and the Teacher Development Committee, and for developing new curriculum as needed, again, with the aforementioned support.

The ideal candidate has the following:

  • At least a Bachelor’s level degree in computer science, mathematics, information science, or computer information systems.
  • Three years successful high-school science and/or math teaching experience
  • Familiarity with a phenomenological approach to science teaching
  • A Waldorf high-school-science teacher-training certificate, or a commitment to explore science teaching training

We encourage you to forward this job opening to others who may be interested. All applicants will receive a reply. We will be reviewing applications immediately. The Chicago Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer. To apply, please send your resume and letter of interest to: recruitment@chicagowaldorf.org.

Compensation and Amenities

The Chicago Waldorf School offers an excellent and competitive benefits package. The salary is commensurate with experience.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Chicago Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer. It is the school’s policy to grant equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental handicap, military status, citizenship status and other status protected by federal, state or local law. The school provides equal opportunities in employment, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment. It is our policy to make reasonable accommodations as required under the law. This policy has the support of the highest levels of management.

Early Childhood Assistant Teacher Immediate Opening - Lincoln Square Campus

The Chicago Waldorf School is pleased to announce that it is seeking an Early Childhood Assistant Teacher, beginning immediately for its growing, urban campus. The part-time position is for 25 hours per week assisting the two Lincoln Square early childhood classes. Located in the vibrant Lincoln Square neighborhood of Chicago, the Chicago Waldorf School is fully accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America and the Independent School Association of the Central States. The Chicago Waldorf School opened in 1974 and is an established Waldorf school in the Midwest. The school serves infants and toddlers in our Parent Child Program, and preschoolers in our Early Childhood Program. It provides a comprehensive 12 year Waldorf curriculum for students in Grades 1 – 12, with a total enrollment of 365 students.

Purpose and Scope of Job:

The Early Childhood Assistant works closely with and is guided by the lead teacher of the class. During the morning, the lead teacher supervises the class and the assistant acts as a support to the lead teacher. Lunch and nap assistants supervise a group of ten or fewer children for the afternoon program according to the guidelines established by the lead teacher. In the lead teacher’s absence, the assistant may take on the role of the lead in the class.

The Early Childhood Assistant teacher is also responsible for deepening their understanding of Anthroposophy, child development and Waldorf early childhood pedagogy in support their teaching.

The ideal candidate has completed or is in the process of completing Waldorf teacher training and/or three years successful Waldorf assistant or teaching experience. The preferred candidate possess a minimum of an associate degree in child development or early childhood education or the equivalent (defined as 64 semester hours in any discipline with a minimum of 21 semester hours of college credit in child development, early childhood education or early childhood special education).

We encourage you to forward this job opening to others who may be interested. All applicants will receive a reply. We will be reviewing applications immediately. The Chicago Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer. To apply, please send your resume and letter of interest to: recruitment@chicagowaldorf.org.


Equal Opportunity Employer

The Chicago Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer. It is the school’s policy to grant equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental handicap, military status, citizenship status and other status protected by federal, state or local law. The school provides equal opportunities in employment, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment. It is our policy to make reasonable accommodations as required under the law. This policy has the support of the highest levels of management.

Middle and High School Pedagogical Eurythmy Teacher for 2019-20

We are currently seeking a pedagogical eurythmist, preferably with prior teaching experience, for a Middle and High School teaching position for the 2019-2020 academic year. The ideal candidate would commit to a full-time teaching position, but we are also open to hiring either a part-time or a visiting block teacher.

The Chicago Waldorf School has a well-established eurythmy program. The right candidate will work collaboratively with a eurythmy colleague who teaches in the lower grades. We have two designated eurythmy rooms which feature sprung floors. We have an accomplished pianist to accompany all eurythmy classes in grades 1-12. Chicago’s rich cultural life includes many opportunities for deepening work in anthroposophy, including a Christian Community Church, the Rudolf Steiner Branch, Arcturus Rudolf Steiner Teacher Training Center, and local anthroposophical doctors. Opportunities for artistic eurythmy work and professional development may be available. The ideal candidate has completed Waldorf teacher training and has three years successful Waldorf teaching experience, especially at the High School level.

Compensation & Amenities:

Chicago Waldorf School offers an excellent and competitive benefits package, including health, dental and life insurance, 403B pension program, full tuition remission, and funds for on-going professional development. The salary offered is commensurate with experience.

We encourage you to forward this job opening to others who may be interested. All applicants will receive a reply. We will be reviewing applications immediately. The Chicago Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer (see full details below). To apply please send your resume and letter of interest to: recruitment@chicagowaldorf.org

Part-Time Bus Driver

Parents/Grandparents/Friends looking for part-time work driving our fantastic students to sporting events and field trips? We are looking for a part-time or on-call bus driver to drive the school's bus. You will drive students to CWS sporting events and field trips and will be paid for your time. Is this for you or someone you know? The average need is between 8-12 hours per week.

Necessary Qualifications:

The right person for this position will possess a valid Class C CDL license with passenger endorsement, will have a clean driving record, and will pass a background check with flying colors. Experience with children is preferred.

If you meet the above qualifications or are interested in pursuing the steps to meet the requirements to be our school's bus driver, please forward a cover letter and resume to recruitment@chicagowaldorf.org.

Equal Opportunity Employer & Non-Discrimination Policy

The Chicago Waldorf School values the diversity of our talented students, faculty and staff and seeks to support the inclusion of people with different backgrounds to strengthen our school community and reflect the rich complexity of the city of Chicago. It is the school’s policy to grant equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to the characteristics mentioned in our Anti-Discrimination Policy (below) or any other status protected by federal, state or local law. The school provides equal opportunities in employment, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment. It is our policy to make reasonable accommodations as required under the law. This policy has the support of the highest levels of management.

CWS Anti-Discrimination Policy

Chicago Waldorf School prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender or gender identity, pregnancy, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, military or veteran status, disability, or any other category which is protected under applicable local, state or federal law in its admissions, financial assistance or educational policies. (policy updated and ratified by the Board of Trustees on October 25, 2016)

Thank you for your interest in our school, and please return to check this webpage periodically as positions do come open on a regular basis throughout the year.

If you have further questions, please don't hesitate to contact the school's Main Office at 773.465.2662