Part-Time Games and Movement Teacher
Position: Part-time Games & Movement Teacher | 2023-24 School Year
River Valley Waldorf School is seeking an enthusiastic 1st-8th grade Games and Movement teacher to join our creative faculty for immediate hire. The Waldorf teaching philosophy engages the imagination with enlivening, fun-filled games that build and develop capacities for physical and inner growth through a wide range of movement and games, spatial dynamics, and team building. The games and movement teacher will be able to nimbly plan and lead classes to teach and model movement skills that will serve our students for a lifetime. The position requires authentic warmth, good humor, joy and enthusiasm for working with children. The ideal candidate must also be willing to commit to the on-going work of diversity, equity, and inclusion and have familiarity or interest in best practices of Waldorf education.
River Valley’s home is in beautiful Bucks County, Pennsylvania on the hills above the Delaware River and is conveniently just over an hour from both New York City and Philadelphia. Housed in a former public elementary school building, our programs include grades one through eight, kindergarten, nursery and parent-child programs. We are proud to offer a strong professional development program for our faculty, and frequent adult education opportunities. River Valley Waldorf School is supported by a Pedagogical Leadership Group, Pedagogical Chair, Head of School, Board of Trustees, professional staff, and an involved parent body.
The full Waldorf curriculum currently includes Spanish, handwork, sculptural arts (woodworking & soapstone carving), fine arts, gardening, music, and movement. The River Valley community is tightly-knit, supportive, and welcoming, and the school has recently deepened its commitment to diversity and equity initiatives. The school is a full member of the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN) and is accredited by both the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) and the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS).
A Bachelor’s Degree and teaching experience is required; The ideal candidate would have completed at least the Spacial Dynamics Level I Program of the Spacial Dynamics® Institute and have Waldorf teaching experience.
Ideal candidate will also possess:
- A passion and skill for teaching movement and games, primarily outdoors, with mixed ages of elementary and middle school students.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills with both children and adults;
- Classroom management skills and positive discipline strategies;
- A passion for Waldorf education, collaboration and growth;
- Ability to self-start and create lesson plans for a range of abilities;
- Flexibility and ability to work with a variety of communication styles;
- Experience in teaching elementary and middle school students;
- An eagerness to collaborate deeply with colleagues and school parents; and
- A commitment to ongoing professional development in both Waldorf pedagogy and the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Hours and Compensation
This is a part-time salaried position approximately 20 hours per week. Salary ranges from $22,000-$30,000/year based on experience.
Required training obtained during employment may include:
- CPR and First Aid
- Mandated Reporter Training
- Stewards of Children - Darkness to Light
- Racial Equity: Anti-bias Training
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resumé.
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By mail: River Valley Waldorf School
1395 Bridgeton Hill Road
Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972
Equal Rights and Opportunities Policy
River Valley Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. We recognize that the range of ethnicities, nationalities, languages, socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientation, learning differences, and life experiences within our community enhances the school’s learning environment, and we are committed to fostering equity and inclusion.
This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and mentorship. RVWS makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.