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Part-time Handwork Teacher - Spring 2021-22

Maple Village Waldorf School

Long Beach, CA, USA

Full time


Dec 27

Maple Village Waldorf School in Long Beach, CA is seeking a part-time Handwork Teacher for 7/8th Grade for the spring of 2021-2022 school year (January 25 - June 14).

This is a part-time position teaching one, 90-minute handwork lesson per week to a small combined 7th/8th grade class from January 25 - June 14. Class is currently held on Tuesdays from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm. 7th grade curriculum is hand-sewing and 8th grade curriculum is machine sewing.

Ideal candidate will have a working understanding of Waldorf Education and pedagogy and experience working with middle school students, class management, and handwork experience. Experience in a Waldorf school, strong self-direction, and a joyful spirit are highly desirable.

Our School:
We are a progressive suburban school housed in a historical church building in the quiet neighborhood of Belmont Heights. Our relationship with Long Beach Parks and Recreation allows us to utilize four parks within walking distance for partial schools days. Our school was recently one of six private schools in the country to be named a U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School for environmental sustainability, health and wellness, and STEM. We are located minutes from the beach, 1.5 hours to the desert, 2 hours to the mountains, and 30 minutes from a Waldorf high school. We have a diverse population, and we are focused on equitability and inclusion for people of all religions, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and gender identities/expressions. Our Village has a lot of heart, strong parent participation, and is centered on families, community, parent education, collaboration, and mutual respect.

MVWS is an Associate Member of AWSNA and a Developing Member of WECAN.

Teaching Culture:
Our school is in its 14th year. We have all programs back in-person including Parent/Baby, Parent/Toddler, 2 Preschools, Kindergarten, and Grades 1 – 8. We have an experienced faculty, strong peer mentoring program, and together we study, listen, counsel, laugh, eat, and celebrate.

Our specialty subjects include Handwork, Woodwork, Spanish, Games, Strings, Chorus, and Gardening. We also have a strong Early Childhood and Grades Extended Care program.

Maple Village Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer. We don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our students, and our community.

Hiring Process:
We invite you to complete our job application on our website and submit it, along with a cover letter, resume, and letters of reference to MVWS Dean of Education Lisa J. McCarthy at Lisa.McCarthy@maplevillageschool.org. Eligible applicants will be contacted for a phone interview, references will be contacted, and qualified applicants will be invited to an interview with our Hiring Committee, followed up with demonstration lessons.

To learn more about our school, please visit our website, Facebook, and Instagram pages at:

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