World Language Teacher
World Language Teacher for 2023-2024 school year
The Detroit Waldorf School has an opening for a World Language teacher for grades 1-8 starting in the 2023-2024 school year.
The Detroit Waldorf School seeks a World Language teacher for grades 1-8 to complement our current German language program. We welcome a teacher who is enthusiastic about Waldorf education, has experience with elementary and middle school children, and is knowledgeable and enthusiastic about their language and culture.
The World Language teacher will be responsible for guiding each class with curriculum and activities that meet the needs of each developmental stage based on Waldorf pedagogy. In the early grades, this is brought through games, songs, and poetry, as well as basic vocabulary and simple conversations on everyday topics, with additional levels of fluency and the mechanics of vocabulary and grammar in the middle school grades. The position includes sixteen weekly classes, some recess supervision with additional time for staff meetings, day and evening assemblies, festivals and parent-teacher conferences, and committee work.
The ideal candidate will be a native speaker with experience teaching in a Waldorf classroom. Interest in understanding the character and capacities of each child and strong classroom management skills based on developing the children’s intrinsic motivation are required. A willingness to work collegially with others, be a reflective teacher and staff member and bring a strong sense of self to be a model of truth, beauty, and love for the students are also necessary.
An excellent candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, knowledge, and successful experience teaching elementary and middle school students and be qualified to participate in Shared Time. Interest in Waldorf education and its integration into the language curriculum is required. A study of Waldorf pedagogy and curriculum is strongly preferred. Good communication, problem-solving, and organizational skills, as well as maintaining an overall positive attitude, and collaboration with staff, colleagues, students, and parents are expected.
Our strong commitment to increasing and supporting diversity in employment and our programs are expressed in our desire to hire candidates underrepresented in Waldorf Education. People demonstrating a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in education are encouraged to apply.
The Detroit Waldorf School offers a base salary of $35,088 for this .80 FTE position. Additional compensation, commensurate with experience and credentials, is added to the base salary. This position also includes health and dental insurance, retirement, support for professional development, and 80% tuition remission. The position begins July 1st, 2023.
Interested candidates are asked to submit an application, cover letter, resume, and two professional references, via email to email@example.com or by mail to Detroit Waldorf School, 2555 Burns, Detroit, MI 48214. We encourage you to visit our website to learn more about our school at www.detroitwaldorf.org.
Qualified candidates will be invited to schedule a visit. The hiring process includes but is not limited to an introductory campus tour, classroom observations, one or more teaching demonstrations presented by the candidate, and a hiring interview with members of the Personnel Committee and College of Teachers. Travel expenses are the responsibility of the applicant.