Fiber Arts Teacher - Full Time
Position Open: Fiber Arts Teacher Grades 1-5, 2022-2023 School Year
Come join us at one of two Public Waldorf Charter Schools on the East Coast and the only one in the Northeast!
Circle of Seasons Charter School, a Public Waldorf Methods School, seeks a creative, enthusiastic Fiber Arts Teacher for grades 1-5 to lead our applied arts handwork program based on the Waldorf Handwork Curriculum.
Circle of Seasons is a public Waldorf K-8 school located on a 35-acre wooded campus, overlooking the beautiful Lehigh Valley. In close proximity to both outdoor recreation opportunities (less than 15 miles from the Appalachian Trail and 12 miles from local skiing), the Lehigh Valley offers robust art, music, theater, restaurant, and social amenities. An asset to our community, Circle of Seasons offers Waldorf education in the public setting with excited and committed families from all over the Lehigh Valley and beyond.
At Circle of Seasons, we recognize the value, importance, and challenges that come with attracting and meeting the needs of diverse populations. Candidates for consideration should be warm, joyful, enthusiastic, and motivated. We value candidates that possess a deep understanding of child development and a caring disposition. We are eager to welcome to our team a colleague dedicated to building strong collegial and family relationships and one who is committed to self-development.
Our curriculum includes Fine Arts, Games and Movement, Gardening, Music, Woodworking, and World Languages. Our faculty engage in ongoing professional development and work together and individually to develop skill in designing instruction and creating classroom experiences that build caring communities.
Demonstrated enthusiasm for Waldorf Education
Waldorf training and experience (preferred)
Pennsylvania Teacher Certification in Art Education (preferred)
3–5 years of experience working with children (preferred)
Bachelor’s degree (preferred)
Confident classroom presence; strong social and communication skills
Proficiency in knitting, crocheting, weaving, and/or sewing or willingness to learn
Lead the Grades 1-5 Fiber Arts Program (knitting, crocheting, weaving, sewing)
Collaborate with team members to facilitate interdisciplinary instruction that is inclusive of all learners
Maintain a positive learning environment that is safe, joyful, and nurturing
Commitment to embracing the benefits of handwork for the developing child.
Hours are 8:00-4:00 Monday through Friday. Meetings, open house events, and festivals outside of these hours may require your attendance.
The salary for this position is $45,000 and includes participation in the 403b retirement plan and healthcare benefits. Salary may be adjusted for Waldorf experience and schooling beyond Bachelor’s level study. Background clearances, physical examination and TB test will be required.
Ideal candidates will have a passion for working with children, strong self-direction, artistic ability, and developed sense of themselves as educators working with children.
Resumes and letters of interest should be sent to
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Circle of Seasons Charter School values diversity and welcomes students and families, and talented faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. COS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, veteran status, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, religion, national or ethnic origin, height or weight, marital status, family status, ancestry, mental or physical disability or any protected class that may be required by law in its employment practices, educational policies, programs, activities or other school administered programs. Questions or concerns regarding this or other policies should be directed to the administration.
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