A Developing Member in the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
Serving Children From Early Childhood Through Eighth Grade
Linden Waldorf School is seeking a qualified individual for Faculty Chair to begin July I, 2013. The Faculty Chair will support the faculty in all planning, implementation, and management of day to day affairs related to classroom and pedagogical decisions at our school. This person will work from a foundation of Anthroposophy and will build on Rudolf Steiner’s insights into child development to maintain Waldorf education’s relevancy in today’s world. In addition to having a widely visible presence throughout the school, this person will interact with the parents, Board, and the greater community, facilitate parent-teacher relations where necessary, oversee teacher professional development, and represent the school to the public. The Faculty Chair will lead in keeping the “big” pedagogical picture, guiding and working with the faculty to study and deepen its understanding of the curriculum and the children.
Our developing Waldorf school is in the process of pursuing full membership with The Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA). Our early childhood program received Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN) accreditation in 2009. Our enrollment of just over 200 students in four kindergarten classes and eight grades are held by a dedicated, experienced, and diverse faculty, led by a Faculty Leadership Council and supported by a strong administrative team. Linden Waldorf School also receives generous support from a strong parent community and the greater Nashville community, which includes established relationships with area biodynamic farmers.
Our 12-acre campus is located in vibrant Nashville, Tennessee. Situated just minutes away from the bustle of downtown, our school operates on a shared campus with Trinity Presbyterian Church, which features an oasis of rolling hillsides and shaded woodlands for play and exploration.
Nashville is called "The Athens of the South" and boasts 18 universities and colleges including Vanderbilt, Fisk, and Belmont University. There are many opportunities for arts and culture in town at the Parthenon, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, and many historical sites. Nashville is Music City, home to the Grand Ole Opry, the Bluebird Cafe, and the critically acclaimed Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Nashville has major league sports teams as well. The state of Tennessee offers a large and beautiful park system providing many lakes, caves, forests, and recreational facilities.
This is a full-time salaried position that requires a bachelor's degree. Salary will be commensurate with Waldorf training, teaching experience and education. Benefits include health insurance, retirement fund match and ongoing professional development. See the Faculty Chair Job Description for further details. To apply, please submit the following:
•A cover letter
Submissions may be made by email to email@example.com.
Official transcripts and a background check will be required from applicants who progress in the selection process.
It is the policy of Linden Waldorf School to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment and not to discriminate on any basis prohibited by law, including race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, marital status or veteran status.
Early Childhood Assistant Teacher
Linden Waldorf School is seeking qualified and motivated individuals to work as Early Childhood assistant teacher beginning fall of 2013. We are looking for individuals who will teach from an understanding of Waldorf education and Rudolf Steiner's indications on child development. He or she will be working as a part of a committed team of teachers and be an active member of our school community. Linden has a tight faculty bond and tremendous support from the parent body.
Salary will be commensurate with Waldorf training, teaching experience and education. Benefits include health insurance, retirement package and ongoing professional development.
Linden Waldorf School, previously Linden Corner School, is part of a global community of Waldorf schools. Set on a hill in the heart of Nashville, Linden Waldorf School (the only Waldorf School in Tennessee) serves children from early childhood to grade eight. Our teachers are committed to developing students' intellectual flexibility, independent judgment and moral courage. Waldorf educators work with the conviction that childhood is sacred; that children learn naturally when the curriculum meets their developmental needs; that children's imaginations need to be nurtured and protected; and that students should be engaged through active, curious participation in their learning. Our faculty emphasizes the importance of children finding joy in learning and experiencing wonder and awe in the world around them.
Grades Class Teacher
Linden Waldorf School is seeking a qualified and motivated individual as a grades class teacher beginning fall of 2013. We are looking for someone who will teach from an understanding of Waldorf education and Rudolf Steiner's indications on child development. He or she will be working as a part of a committed team of teachers and be an active member of our school community.
Waldorf class teachers have a unique relationship to their class because of their opportunity to know their students across years and across disciplines. Teachers make a significant commitment to their classes, both in endeavoring to know their individual students well and in bringing a rich and solidly academic curriculum to the class as a whole. This relationship involves creating a productive working relationship with the parents, as well as a cooperative relationship with the subject teachers of the class.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
1 – 2 years previous classroom experience
Have completed, or be willing to complete Waldorf Certification
This is a full-time salaried position that requires a bachelor's degree. Salary will be commensurate with Waldorf training, teaching experience and education. Benefits include health insurance, retirement package and ongoing professional development.
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and references to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Linden Waldorf School, 3201 Hillsboro Pike Nashville, TN 37215. Our fax number is 615-354-0247
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