Hawaii Waldorf School Lead Teacher - Kinderhale August 2023
Mālamalama Waldorf School, located on the Big Island of Hawaii, is seeking a qualified and experienced Waldorf educator who is passionate about teaching and possesses a love for working with young children.
Ideal candidates will be experienced Waldorf educators, have completed Waldorf Early Childhood training, and hold a bachelor’s degree or higher. Previous Waldorf teaching experience is preferred. We are seeking individuals with a commitment to excellence in teaching along with excellent communication skills providing parent education and working collegially. Our Lead Teacher will have a joyful love for the young child. Other requirements: First Aid/CPR certified, possesses a Director/Teacher designation for a Center-Based program with Hawai`i Dept. of Human Services Early Childhood Registry, pass a background check, and have 12 ECE credits.
What We Offer
At Mālamalama Waldorf School, we are committed to creating a supportive and enriching work environment for our staff. As a Lead Teacher in our Waldorf Early Childhood program, you will have the opportunity to work with a warm team of professional Waldorf educators and will be supported by a Teacher's Assistant to ensure that you have the resources you need to create a successful learning environment.
In our traditional Waldorf Kindergarten group of 18 children, you will have the opportunity to guide and inspire young learners in a beautiful outdoor space where they spend most of the day and an indoor space. We provide nutritious meals for our students and teachers.
Additionally, we offer academic support and mentoring to help you grow as an educator, if needed.
Compensation and Benefits
Full-time positions are paid a salary and receive Professional Development and Tuition Remission. Benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, and PTO. If you have children, we will provide a significant tuition reduction for them.
Interested applicants should email (firstname.lastname@example.org) a cover letter, resume, and three professional references, as well as fill out an application. In your cover letter please describe how the gifts you bring will benefit our students and our school as well as how you see calling the Big Island home.
Mālamalama Waldorf School is on the east side of the beautiful island of Hawai’i and is accepting applications for a Lead Early Childhood Teacher, supported by an assistant, for the 2023/2024 school year whose love for children is complimented by their ability to work well with colleagues and parents. We are looking for individuals with enthusiasm and commitment to Waldorf Education to be guiding forces in our welcoming school.
Our School Community
Mālamalama Waldorf School was founded in 1978 by a group of devoted parents and educators seeking a different educational experience for children in the Puna district of the Big Island. MWS is in the residential subdivision of Hawaiian Paradise Park, nestled on a 20-acre parcel in a beautiful, wooded setting. In 1979 MWS was incorporated as an independent, non-profit educational and cultural organization in the State of Hawai’i. The school is a well-respected member of the Big Island community dedicated to Waldorf Education preschool through 8th grade. MWS is accredited by AWSNA, WASC, and HAIS, and is a WECAN member.
On the Big Island, we are blessed with a beautiful natural environment, rich cultural opportunities, temperate climate, and cultural diversity as well as boasting a most unusual volcanic landscape, ranch lands, and beaches. You can surf in the morning and don winter apparel for a respectful visit to the summit of Mauna Kea in the afternoon.
Mālamalama Waldorf School is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive environment that values diversity and promotes equity and inclusion. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected characteristic, and we actively seek to recruit, hire, and retain a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We provide ongoing training and professional development opportunities to promote diversity and support the contributions of all employees. We encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply for employment opportunities at Mālamalama Waldorf School.