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Fine/Practical Arts Subject Teacher

Waldorf School of Princeton

Princeton, NJ, USA

Full time

Grades

Nov 10

Love where you work! The Waldorf School of Princeton sits on 20 acres of beautifully tended campus, including access to a creek, forest walks, and carefully tended gardens. The campus is within easy reach of the thriving village center of Hopewell and the college town of Princeton. Further afield, New York City, Philadelphia, and the Jersey Shore provide endless entertainment at weekends.

An Associate Member of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America, the Waldorf School of Princeton is committed to providing a rich Waldorf education to all its students, from pre-K through 8th grade. In 2021, the school committed to a nine-year plan to build our school into a beacon for the local community, with a team of dedicated, well-supported, excellent educators at its heart. Since 2020, our enrollment has grown from 107 to 149 students and we are preparing for continued growth in the coming years.

We are excited to welcome new members of our team to help us on this journey. We are committed to a program of investment in professional development for our faculty. 

Joining the Waldorf School of Princeton, you will find yourself among kindred spirits. Our faculty and staff form a supportive group, working together for the children in our care, encouraging one another to do their best work, and extending grace when we struggle.

Teachers who are not familiar with Waldorf education will be supported through the training and professional development needed to deliver our carefully crafted curriculum that meets the developmental needs of each child.

To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, and portfolio of artistic work to:

Zoe Brookes, School Administrator, administrator@princetonwaldorf.org

Job Description

To teach fine and/or practical arts to students from 1st through 8th grade. Offerings may include drawing, painting, ceramic arts, crafts, handcrafts, woodworking, or other media.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and present daily lessons 
  • Set and carry out goals for student learning and achievement
  • Collaborate with class teachers to support all students
  • Communicate any apparent special needs or learning difficulties to school specialists
  • Communicate with parents about student needs and student progress
  • Write student reports twice a year
  • Conduct Parent Teacher Conferences 
  • Supervise students during recesses and dismissal as assigned
  • Substitute as requested 
  • Attend 1-3 regular weekly meetings

Skills required:

  • Strong ability in at least two fine or practical arts.
  • Ability to manage a classroom and support students in acquiring skills and applying creativity.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, ability to organize activities for class, ability to work cooperatively with colleagues and parents.

Training required:

Many teachers in this role hold a Bachelor’s degree plus completion of Waldorf training. We are open to applicants with a range of educational and professional backgrounds who show an aptitude for teaching, and a true curiosity for and affinity with Waldorf education.

Minimum Experience Requirements:

Demonstrated experience in teaching fine and/or practical arts

Preferred Experience Requirements:

3 years of classroom teaching experience in fine and/or practical arts

Minimum Education Requirements:

None

Preferred Education Requirements:

Bachelor or Masters in Teaching

Physical Requirements:

   1.   Walking between buildings, standing in class

   2.   Light lifting and carrying of books and teaching materials

Pay, terms, and benefits:

This position is currently part-time, 12 hours per week. A candidate bringing teaching skills in multiple areas would be considered for a full-time position.

If part-time, $33-$40 per hour without benefits.

If full-time, $49k - $79k based on our teacher scale. Health and retirement benefits included.

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