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High School Art Teacher - Bookbinding, Basketry, Weavin

San Francisco Waldorf High School

San Francisco, CA, USA

Full time


Mar 18

General Description

Basketry, Bookbinding and Weaving are all core classes in the SFWHS arts curriculum. Each of these subjects are taught twice per week to all grade levels. The person we hire to teach these subjects will be a skilled artisan who has knowledge of historic and modern techniques from around the world and can transmit appreciation for the ways in which diverse aesthetics have developed in different cultures.

You would be hired to teach:
● 4 blocks of 9th grade Basketry, approximately 8 weeks each.
● 3 blocks of 10th grade Weaving, approximately 10 weeks each.
● 4 blocks of 11th/12th grade Bookbinding elective, approximately 8 weeks each.
● High level artistry in all three categories
● Experience teaching one or all of the following: Basketry, Bookbinding and Weaving
● Bachelor’s degree preferred
● Waldorf Teacher Training completed or the willingness to begin a Waldorf Teacher Training program by the second year of employment with SFWS
● Significant high school teaching or experience working with teens
● Enthusiasm and flexibility
● Classroom management skills

Teaching Responsibilities

Teaching duties include preparations for classes, including preparation/clean-up of the classroom as necessary, constant evaluation of student progress, and classroom management. The Art Teacher is also responsible for taking daily attendance and providing a narrative evaluation for each student at the end of the semester. The narrative evaluations and grades are to be submitted electronically twice a year. The Art Teacher is expected to attend Art Department meetings once a week, as established by the Department Chair, and faculty meetings once a week (Wednesdays 3:45-5:30). The Art teacher is also expected to contribute to committee work and support students as an advisor as well as participate in Admissions events as requested.

Benefits and Compensation:
This is a .75 FTE position. Benefits include medical, dental, flexible spending plans, retirement plan (employer contributions after one year of employment), and prorated tuition remission for eligible dependents. Salaries are paid on a 12-month schedule.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:
● Be able to occasionally lift to 30 lbs.
● Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including heat and cold
● Regularly sitting or standing 4-8 hours
FLSA Classification: Faculty; Exempt from overtime
Reports to: High School Chair
Hired by: High School Steering Committee
Date Modified: March 2022

San Francisco Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, age, gender, or any protected class. We recognize that the range of ethnicities, nationalities, languages, socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientation, learning differences, and life experiences within our community enhance the school’s learning environment, and we are committed to fostering equity and inclusion.

Waldorf Education is the fastest growing independent school movement in the world. This dynamic, 100-year-old approach to child development and education—based on the teachings of Rudolf Steiner—is continually reinventing itself to meet the needs of current students. Waldorf education inspires life-long learning in students and enables them to fully develop their unique capacities.

The San Francisco Waldorf School (SFWS) was founded in 1979 and serves more than 450 students across a parent-child program, a nursery program, kindergarten, and the first through twelfth grades. The grade school campus is in the Pacific Heights neighborhood and is easily accessible via Muni lines.

Please submit a resume and letter of interest to jobs@sfwaldorf.org

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