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Movement & Games Teacher for students ages 5-14

Ithaca Waldorf School

Ithaca, NY, USA

Part time



May 10

Movement & Games Teacher for students ages 5-14

Beginning: August 2023 until June 2024

Posted until position is filled

The Ithaca Waldorf School (www.ithacawaldorf.org) is seeking an enthusiastic, dynamic Movement & Games teacher for our Kindergarten and Grades program. Applicants should have teaching experience with children ages 5-14. Experience with Waldorf education is preferred but not required. Mentorship will be available from an experienced movement & games teacher who has taught this curriculum at IWS in the past. We offer professional development to support working out of Waldorf education.

Duties include preparing and teaching 12 movement and games classes per week for students in grades 1-8, plus attending one 2-hour faculty meeting per week. Applicants should have experience teaching movement and games to groups. Preferred candidates will have some familiarity with or interest in Waldorf education. This position can be combined with other open position.


BA or BS preferred; or equivalent professional experience

Waldorf Teaching Certificate preferred

Waldorf teaching experience preferred

Experience teaching grade school age students

Teaching, interpersonal, and student management skills

Strong communication and organizational skills

Adaptability; able to change work plan based on needs of particular class  

Responsibilities will include:

Teaching 12 classes per week, Grades 1 through 8.

Preparing specific dances for our MayFaire

Developing an understanding of the Waldorf approach to child development

Providing written mid-year and end-of-year reports for each student, in addition to communicating with parents throughout the academic year

Ability to collaborate and communicate with colleagues

Regular attendance at the weekly Faculty meeting 

Benefits include:

Colleagueship with a dynamic Faculty during an exciting time of school expansion

Mentorship and professional development funds 

Matched retirement savings

Paid time off

Health insurance, dental and vision

Tuition remission

This is a 40% part-time position.

Salary for 2023/24: $14,250

Ithaca is home to Cornell University and Ithaca College, which offer our community a rich cultural life. The city is situated at the foot of beautiful Cayuga Lake, and is a wonderful place to raise a family. (www.visitithaca.com)

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to the IWS Hiring Committee office@ithacawaldorf.org with the subject line “Applying for Movement & Games teacher.” 

The independent, not-for-profit Ithaca Waldorf School is authorized by the New York State Department of Education to provide instruction for students in nursery through eighth grade. Currently, the Ithaca Waldorf school extends from Grade One through Eight, in addition to providing full day Early Childhood programs, which are fully accredited by the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (www.waldorfearlychildhood.org). IWS is currently an Associate Member of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (www.waldorfeducation.org). The Ithaca Waldorf School is nestled in the New York Finger Lakes on an 80-acre organic campus composed of field, forest and an educational farm. Our Faculty, Administration and Board enjoy a warm collegial relationship and work collaboratively to strengthen the school’s growth. 

The Ithaca Waldorf School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or handicapping conditions in its educational programs or employment. No person shall be denied employment solely because of any impairment that is unrelated to the ability to engage in activities involved in the position or program to which application has been made.

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