Middle School Teacher
We are a collective of families, Waldorf teachers, and community members committed to bringing the best of Waldorf principles, sustainable living practices, and the wisdom of Hawaiian culture. Our collective is home to up to 50 families each year, with children ages 6.5-14, and we have been together on the island of Maui for over 8 years.
Our main “campus” sits on a 4 acre property, laden with fruit trees, an operating vegetable farm and features a large Christmas Berry tree forest with climbing trees, trails, forts, and campfires too!
We are looking for a seasoned Waldorf teacher who can lead a middle school class (specifically, 6th grade) and would join our community as an independent contractor. This teaching position is best suited for a gentle, kind-hearted and imaginative soul who also has the ability to have appropriate and consistent boundaries... someone who is truly a loving authority with children. Our classrooms are customized indoor/outdoor environments.
We can offer between $30 and $35 an hour, with 3 additional paid hours each week for preparation and paid hourly faculty meetings that are held each Tuesday after class. (Within our community, we MAY be able to offer assistance in securing a tiny house, (at least as a landing space) for you at a reduced rental rate. Our collective holds classes 4 days per week beginning mid August.
This is a highly creative environment, and it is very possible for you to teach other specialty classes after school and/or other days if you are interested. Some of our teachers offer exciting Winter/Spring Break camps to increase their income, as well as teaching Aerial Arts, Garden Class, Ukulele, Choir, and more. Additionally, we come together as a community several times a year with community and class plays, Circus Arts performances, and yearly festivals celebrating the Hawaiian Makahiki season, May Day, Renaissance Faire and more.
Please reach out and learn more about our community, and see if it might feel like a place you’d love to join! E Komo mai! :-)