Employment

EMPLOYMENT AT AWS

The Asheville Waldorf School is entering its twelfth school year. In the 2022/23 school year, we will be offering multiple parent-child classes, two nursery classes, two kindergartens, and grades First through Seventh/ Eighth. We offer a number of subject classes including Eurythmy and Extra Lesson. Our growth has been consistent even through the challenges of COVID-19, and our class sizes are healthy.

Asheville Waldorf School became associate members of WECAN in 2017 and of AWSNA in 2018. Our organization consists of a cohesive and striving Faculty, a Board of Directors that draws members from both the Parent body and the community, a committed Administration, and a loving and involved community of parents and families.

CURRENT OPENINGS

Handwork Teacher

The Asheville Waldorf School is seeking a Handwork Teacher for Grades 1 through combined 7/8. We hope to hire a teacher who crafts age-appropriate lessons and projects that meet the students’ changing developmental needs in order to inspire their love for learning. 

Qualifications:

Strong handwork skills in knitting, crocheting, cross-stitching, and sewing required. 

The handwork skills taught at AWS evolve from simple knitting (1st and 2nd grade), through crocheting (3rd grade), cross-stitching (4th grade), multi-needle knitting (5th grade) and, in Middle School, hand sewing and machine sewing of dolls and simple clothing.

The Handwork teacher will have support in curriculum planning and mentorship from previous handwork teachers if needed. 

The ideal candidate will have excellent classroom management abilities, effective communication skills, and professional striving. We seek a candidate who has relevant teaching experience, a deep love for working with children, and effective teaching skills that nurture and help develop capacities in children.

To Apply:

Please send your cover letter, resume, and three references to:
hiring@ashevillewaldorf.org.

Music Teacher

Music Teacher

The Asheville Waldorf School is seeking a Waldorf teacher to join our school faculty ASAP for this school year.

Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have completed their Waldorf Grades Training and have experience as a teacher in a Waldorf classroom. Teachers new to Waldorf education are also welcome if they have a serious interest in developing themselves as a music teacher. We seek teachers with a deep understanding of child development, an interest in Anthroposophy, a love of working with young children, and the enthusiasm and energy to be involved in the growth of a pioneering school.

To Apply:
Please send your cover letter, resume, and three references to hiring@ashevillewaldorf.org.

Grades Teacher '23-'24

Grades Teacher

The Asheville Waldorf School is seeking a Waldorf teacher to join our school Faculty starting July 1 to teach in our 2023/2024 school year.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have completed their Waldorf Grades Training, and have experience as a teacher in a Waldorf classroom. Teachers new to Waldorf education are also welcome, if they have a serious interest in developing themselves as a Waldorf Grades teacher. We seek teachers with a deep understanding of child development, an interest in Anthroposophy, a love of working with young children, and the enthusiasm and energy to be involved in a school entering its twelfth year as the school moves to a permanent forest based location close to town and continues Waldorf accreditation.

Early Childhood Lead Teacher '23-'24

Early Childhood Lead Teacher

Do you love working with young children? Are you enthusiastic about deepening the connection between humans and nature? Do you thrive outdoors?

The Asheville Waldorf School is seeking a Lead Early Childhood teacher for the 2023/2024 school year. This will be a full-time teaching position starting in the summer of 2023. Join our vibrant, growing community nestled in the mountains of Western North Carolina. The Asheville Waldorf School is 12 years old. It is a member of the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN) and an associate member of the Association of the Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA), serving children from Parent-Child classes through to Eighth grade. 

Qualifications: 

The ideal candidate will have completed their Early Childhood Waldorf teacher training and have experience in a Waldorf Early Childhood classroom. We seek teachers with a deep understanding of child development, an interest in anthroposophy, a love of working with young children, and the enthusiasm and energy to grow a developing school. The ideal candidate will enjoy being outdoors with children in all weather conditions. If you have Waldorf training and experience in a Waldorf classroom, please reach out to us. Outdoor education experience is a great plus!!

 

Lead Early Childhood Teacher roles and responsibilities:

~ Giving warmth, care, and love to the children while working in a healthy partnership with other teachers

~ Bringing developmentally appropriate outdoor Waldorf curriculum and rhythm to the children 

~ Fostering each child’s growth through observation, self-development, and artistic Waldorf teaching practices

~ Conducting enrollment interviews with families

~ Scheduling home visits for each new child 

~ Attending two weekly meetings

~ Cultivating strong relationships with parents through regular communication, parent-teacher conferences, and parent enrichment evenings

~ Serving on at least one school committee 

 

Benefits:

The base salary for the 2023/2024 school year is $34,500 plus additional pay based on the number of years worked in a Waldorf classroom.  

Full tuition remission for up to three children.  Continuing education and mentoring funds.

 

To Apply:

Please send your cover letter, resume, and three references to the Asheville Waldorf School Hiring Committee at hiring@ashevillewaldorf.org.

+ Substitute Teachers +

Asheville Waldorf School has ongoing employment opportunities as substitute teachers.

We have options to sub in our early childhood, grades, and aftercare programs. Applicants should be warm, love children, and have some knowledge about Waldorf education, ideally with a desire to learn more. Must be dependable, reliable, and timely.

Anyone interested in being a substitute should send a resume along with letter of interest to: hiring@ashevillewaldorf.org

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Educating the whole child, in mind, body, and spirit,  

for a life of continuous learning

and meaningful engagement with the world.

EARLY CHILDHOOD CAMPUS

89 Old Candler Town Road
Candler, NC 28715

ASHEVILLE WALDORF SCHOOL

Main office: 828.575.2557

Email: info@ashevillewaldorf.org

GRADES CAMPUS

376 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803

NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY

Asheville Waldorf School does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or national origin in its employment policies, educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.