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Middle School Class Teacher - 23/24

Shining Mountain Waldorf School

Boulder, CO, USA

Full time


Mar 13

Middle School Class Teacher 

January 2023 | Shining Mountain Waldorf School | Boulder, Colorado

Shining Mountain Waldorf School (SMWS) is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic candidate preferably with Waldorf teacher training for the 2023-2024 school year to begin a grades 6-8 rotation. The Middle School Class Teacher carries primary responsibility for teaching the Waldorf middle school curriculum. SMWS currently has a grades 1-5 and 6-8 class teacher rotation system. While we welcome applications from teachers experienced in the 1-8 cycle, we anticipate that the successful candidate will be moving through the grades 6-8 cycle.

The ideal candidate is a Waldorf-trained, experienced middle school teacher. A Bachelors or more advanced degree, Waldorf training, and classroom experience are expectations of the hire, though Waldorf teacher training could be pursued if there is philosophical alignment. Social health and Waldorf remedial training are pluses. The candidate will also have strong committee leadership skills and proven ability to work well with and be supportive of colleagues.

SMWS is a preschool through 12th grade independent school. We offer the full breadth of the Waldorf curriculum, which includes two world languages (Spanish and German), woodworking, handwork, eurythmy grades K-12, movement and games, instrumental and choral music, plus practical and fine arts. The majority of our full time faculty members are Waldorf trained teachers, or they are in training, and represent a rich spectrum of life experiences along with their strength as Waldorf educators. 

During the 2023-2024 school year, SMWS will be celebrating its 40th year of bringing Waldorf education to the community of beautiful Boulder, Colorado. The school is fully accredited by both the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) and the Association of Colorado Independent Schools (ACIS). Additionally, there is an active Anthroposophical community in the Denver/Boulder area.

Boulder is located on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, about a 45 minute drive from Denver. It is at the heart of the organic food industry, with an award-winning farmers’ market, and many local organic bakeries and farms. The University of Colorado and numerous local organizations provide a rich variety of arts, lectures, and workshops, many of which employ the talents of local community members. The quiet beauty of the natural environment offers contemplative pastimes and a full range of outdoor recreation, including world-class ski areas, and many national parks and forests. 

The parent body is supportive, well informed, and involved. Our Board of Trustees is strong and enjoys a supportive, collaborative relationship with the Faculty and Administrative Staff. We have a highly competent administrative function with a School Director, Pedagogical Director, Admissions Director, Development Director, HR Director, Marketing Director, Campus Operations Director, and Business Director. 

We offer a competitive Waldorf-trained base salary of $44,217, along with years of experience. SMWS has an excellent benefit package including medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability, life insurance, 401(k), flexible spending accounts, and a newly added identity theft recovery group plan.  

If you wish to apply or seek further information, please send a statement of interest, resume, and three references to hrmgr@smwaldorf.org

Shining Mountain Waldorf School is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, religion, gender, gender identity, disability, familial status, sexual orientation or national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

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