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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 11th year with an enrollment of roughly 145 children.

The Asheville Waldorf School will be entering its eleventh school year. In the 2021/22 school year, we will be offering multiple parent-child classes, two nursery classes, two kindergartens, and grades First through Sixth/Seventh. 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. 

CURRENT OPENINGS

Administrative Chair

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’s 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 hiring@ashevillewaldorf.org

Lead Nursery 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.

Nursery Teacher responsibilities include:
~Giving warmth, care, and love to the children while working in healthy partnership with an assistant teacher
~Bringing developmentally appropriate outdoor Waldorf curriculum and rhythm to children ages 2.5 – 4.5
~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 ours 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: earlychildhood@ashevillewaldorf.org

Foreign LanGuage Teacher - Part Time

AWS is seeking a part-time Waldorf Foreign Language Teacher. The ideal candidate will have completed or are currently enrolled in a Waldorf Foreign Language program Training and have experience as a Waldorf teacher in a classroom. Fluency in a foreign language is required and native speakers are preferred.
Teachers new to Waldorf Education are also welcome if they have a serious interest in developing themselves as a Waldorf Language teacher. We seek teachers with a deep understanding of child development, and an interest in Anthroposophy, a love working with children and the enthusiasm and energy to be involved in a pioneering school. 
To Apply: 
Please send your cover letter, resume and references to: 

Office Coordinator

Asheville Waldorf School is seeking an Administrative Office Coordinator. The Administrative Office Coordinator supports the school through a variety of tasks related to organization and communication through front office operations. This position is a hands-on, organizationally demanding role. 

We are seeking candidates who are friendly, knowledgeable, outgoing, and possess a good understanding of Waldorf Education. A successful candidate must enjoy working directly with students, parents, and teachers. Supporting main office operations is the top priority for this role, and knowledge and support of the school’s mission, vision, and values is required. 

Responsibilities:

  • Front Office Holding including but not limited to:
    • Welcome visitors, students and parents
    • Answer and direct phone calls
    • Assist teachers and children who are ill and need to go home early
    • Reply to general emails, telephone or face to face inquiries
    • Carry out administrative duties such as filing, typing, copying, binding, scanning etc.
    • Produce and distribute letters, faxes and forms
  • Operational Support including but not limited to:
    • Maintain contact lists 
    • Manage school calendar 
    • Track and maintain attendance records
    • Maintain student files including accident and injury reports
    • Maintain Substitute list and assist faculty contacting subs
    • Maintain computer and manual filing systems
    • Maintain supplies inventory 
    • Oversee fire drills

 

  • Support Administrative tasks from Administrative domain as time and skills allow

 

Skills, knowledge, and experience required:

  • Understanding and interest in Waldorf Education 
  • Administrative or office experience
  • Excellent time management and problem solving skills 
  • Attention to detail 
  • Handle sensitive information in a confidential manner
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a self directed manner
  • Familiar with Mailchimp, Google Drive, TADs, ParentSquare or willingness to learn

 

Compensation for the 30 hr/week position receives hourly pay depending on experience, tuition remission, and summers and major holidays off. 

To apply please email a cover letter and resume to hiring@ashevillewaldorf.org

Woodworking - one class

AWS is seeking an enthusiastic Woodworking teacher with a passion for sharing their craft and a devotion to Waldorf education.

Teaching experience and knowledge of Waldorf Education are ideal. This would be a part-time position teaching the 6/7 grade middle school students for two 45min periods a week. 

To apply please email a cover letter and resume to hiring@ashevillewaldorf.org

Games / Movement Teacher - part time

Asheville Waldorf School is seeking a part-time Games/Movement Teacher to join our school to teach grades 1-7. The ideal candidate will have Waldorf and/or Spacial Dynamics training and Waldorf teaching experience.

We seek a confident, warm, community-minded individual with a deep appreciation for the Waldorf approach to education and its anthroposophical foundations. A willingness to engage in rethinking the Waldorf games curriculum, with an eye to diversity, equity, and inclusion, is also desired.

To apply please email a cover letter and resume to 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.

ASHEVILLE WALDORF SCHOOL

531 Haywood Road

Asheville, NC 28806

Main office: 828.575.2557

Fax: 828.575.0300

NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY

The 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.

FOUNDED IN 2010 | ASSOCIATE MEMBERS OF AWSNA, AND WECAN | PRE-K THROUGH GRADE 8