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Kindergarten and Early Childhood

Assistant Nursery Teacher

Sep 08 2017 | Azalea Mountain School | Asheville

Azalea Mountain School, a developing member of WECAN, is currently accepting applications from qualified Early Childhood Assistant Teachers for the 2017-2018 school year

The Assistant Teacher will work with the lead teacher to provide a safe, loving, nurturing environment for children in our Nursery. (S)he will assist the Lead Teacher and children with daily activities. We are seeking dedicated and hardworking individuals who are passionate about working with children in a warm, family-oriented environment and are willing to offer time, love and energy toward a beautiful, growing young school.

This job requires
· Reliability
· Willingness to participate in a physically active school day (including going outdoors in all weather),
· Foundational understanding of child development and interest in continuing to learn more,
· Artistic striving (willingness to paint, sing, dance etc with the class)
· The ability to find meaning and satisfaction in homemaking,
· Interest in implementing curriculum and activities, following the example of the Lead Teacher,
· Good listening skills and a clear communication (we work out of the Compassionate Communication model), and
· Commitment to self-study/inner work.

We hope to find someone who also
· Is warm, loving, centered, and joyful,
· Has experience in a Waldorf school, home program, nursery, or playgroup, and
· Has training in child development (i.e. Waldorf teacher certificate, LifeWays or Sophia’s Hearth training, Simplicity Parenting training, WECAN or AWSNA conference attendance.)

Mountain School is enjoying its seventh school year. We are located in Asheville, a fabulous artist town in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Our lead teachers are Waldorf certified (or currently in training) and teach the Waldorf curriculum. We have a cohesive faculty, a supportive and involved parent body, and a very strong early childhood program with two 5-day kindergartens, three nursery classes, and Parent & Child classes. We currently offer grades 1-5, with the intention of growing to grade 8.

This is a part-time position, starting at $15/hr. (10 months/year, Monday-Friday 8:15-1:15).
Compensation includes partial tuition remission.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and three references to [email protected] by September 20, 2017.

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