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 has just moved this summer to open in September 2018 at 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

First Grade Class Teacher 2019-2020

Chicago Waldorf School is pleased to announce that it is seeking a First Grade Class Teacher for its growing, urban campus. Located in the diverse and 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 12-year Waldorf curriculum for students in Grades 1 – 12, with a total enrollment of 365 students.

Our full grades curriculum includes German, Spanish, gardening, handwork, woodwork, music, eurythmy, and movement and games. Our educational support program includes extra lesson and therapeutic eurythmy. The school is committed to supporting our faculty through a strong mentoring and professional development program.

The grades class teacher is responsible for planning the daily, weekly and block rhythms of the year. These plans are developed in accordance with the principles of Waldorf pedagogy and in light of the needs of the class. The grades class teacher is also responsible for deepening his/her understanding of Anthroposophy, child development and seeking out new materials for his/her teaching.

The ideal candidate will have at least an undergraduate degree and completed Waldorf teacher training and/or three years successful Waldorf 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.

Compensation & Amenities

The 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 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.

Middle and High School Pedagogical EURYTHMY TEACHER for 2018-2019

We are currently seeking a pedagogical eurythmist, preferably with prior teaching experience, for a Middle and High School teaching position for the 2018-2019 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.

Lead Mathematics Teacher

The Chicago Waldorf School, a Waldorf School serving children from early childhood through 12th grade, seeks a Waldorf Mathematics Teacher.

Responsibilities:

  • Teach mathematics to grade classes (6 through 12) according to the philosophy, purpose, and curriculum of Waldorf education:
  • Create daily and weekly lesson plans:
  • Prepare and present lessons incorporating grade-specific curriculum under the guidance of the College of Teachers:
  • Tutor students individually to further develop their mathematics' knowledge and skills:
  • Apply teaching methods that support the students' emotional, spiritual and learning needs:
  • Mentor math teachers in Waldorf teaching methods:
  • Attend weekly faculty meetings and participate in faculty in-service days:
  • Participate in regular evaluation procedures, receiving guidance and support from the High School Leadership Group, the Teacher Development Committee and the College of Teachers:
  • Prepare written summaries of class work and year-end reports for each student according to reporting deadlines and subject to faculty staff review.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Mathematics or Science
  • Waldorf Teacher Certification/Diploma
  • Experience teaching mathematics or science at a Waldorf high school

Please forward your application with resume to Chicago Waldorf School, Attention: Leukos Goodwin, 5200 N Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL 60640 or email to Leukos Goodwin at lgoodwin@chicagowaldorf.org

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. 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.

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.

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