EMPLOYMENT AT AWS
Asheville, North Carolina, “#1 Best Small City,” is vibrant with a welcoming creative spirit. Located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, it is known for its thriving artistic community, progressive mindset, and historically rich renaissance downtown with a booming food and music scene. Surrounded by spectacular natural beauty, there are abundant opportunities for outdoor activities from mountain hiking and biking to white water rafting and canoeing — in temperate weather, yet with all four seasons! The Asheville Waldorf School (formerly Azalea Mountain School) became a member of AWSNA at the end of its seventh year; we are rapidly growing into our 10th year with an enrollment of roughly 130 children.
The Asheville Waldorf School will be entering its tenth school year. In the 2020/21 school year, we will be offering multiple parent-child classes, two nursery classes, three kindergartens, and grades First through Seventh/Eighth. Our growth has been consistent, and our class sizes are healthy. The recent expansion allowed us to fill three new Early Childhood classrooms.
The Asheville Waldorf became an associate member 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.
First Grade Teacher 2021-22
Lead Kindergarten Teacher
The ideal candidate will have completed their Waldorf Early Childhood Teacher Training and have experience as a teacher in a Waldorf early childhood classroom. Teachers new to Waldorf education are also welcome to apply if they have a serious interest in developing themselves as an Early Childhood teacher and pursuing Waldorf training. 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 developing school. We also seek an individual who is willing to be flexible and possibly teach a nursery/preschool class in later years.
Kindergarten Teacher responsibilities include:
~Giving warmth, care, and love to the children
~Bringing developmentally-appropriate outdoor Waldorf curriculum and rhythm in mixed age class (3.5-6 year olds)
~Fostering each child’s growth through observation, personal inner work, and artful Waldorf teaching practices
~Conducting enrollment interviews with families
~Scheduling Home Visits for each new child
~Attending Early Childhood Teacher meetings and Faculty meetings each week
~Cultivating strong relationships with parents through regular communication, parent-teacher conferences, and parent enrichment meetings
~Serving on at least one school committee
It is an exciting time at AWS as we are in the process of seeking our forever home. We have weathered the pandemic, while in-person, and this is a testament to the dedication we have to our students, parents and community. This year we have been outside and have found that this has been a gift of the pandemic and we are seeking to become more and more a Waldorf School with an emphasis on outdoor programming and earth stewardship. We are striving to be as diverse as our community and we put great emphasis on human relationships and social renewal. Our faculty, committees, board, administration and staff work towards harmony and mutual support to ensure that our community thrives.
Should you find interest in gaining further information, or in applying please send your cover letter, resume, and 3 letters of reference to: email@example.com
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Asheville Waldorf School is seeking an Administrative Chair, who will work in tandem with the Faculty Section Chairs, faculty, staff, Board of Directors, and broader school community to further the mission of our budding school.
It is an exciting time at the Asheville Waldorf School (AWS). After developing new rhythms around the unprecedented circumstances of COVID-19, we look forward to the opportunities that the new year brings. With a reinvigorated commitment to diversification, finding a permanent home, and strengthening our community connections, we are looking forward to what the years ahead hold for our school.
The Administrative Chair is the head of the Administrative Team and maintains oversight of business and community development through a collaborative leadership model to facilitate achievement of administrative and operational objectives in service of movement toward AWS mission and values.
Working closely with the Faculty Section Chairs, the Administrative Team, and the Board of Directors, a successful candidate will:
- Be committed to the ideals of Waldorf education
- Have experience working in a Waldorf school (preferably have training in Waldorf teaching or administration)
- Further the school’s vision and facilitate strategic planning for AWS
- Demonstrate the desire and ability to foster an environment of inclusion and diversity
- Oversee the school’s administration, including financial, legal, and operational matters
- Have demonstrated administrative, communication, and interpersonal skills
- Work effectively with all aspects of the school community
- Represent the school to our immediate community, the larger community, professional organizations, and in support of fundraising efforts
Social Renewal, Earth Stewardship, and Human Connections are our core pillars at AWS and we strive to celebrate them. We believe that diversity enriches our learning and work environments by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand the world, to identify challenges, and to discover and deliver solutions – thereby allowing our entire community to thrive.
Compensation for this full-time salaried position is based on experience(?) and includes full tuition remission.
A comprehensive position description is available upon request.
To apply please email a cover letter and resume to email@example.com
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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.
ASHEVILLE WALDORF SCHOOL
531 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806
Main office: 828.575.2557