Physical job 
requirements for all Linden Waldorf School employees

Must be able to:

  • Remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time, standing or sitting.
  • Move about to reach students and/or access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
  • Constantly/ occasionally operate a computer and other office machinery.
  • Ascend/descend stairs and traverse campus.
  • Position self as needed, including bending, crouching, kneeling, lifting, and reaching.
  • Lift up to 40 pounds.
  • Frequently communicate with students, parents, colleagues, and leadership.
  • Actively supervise students with focus even when distractions present.
  • Work in various outdoor weather conditions for extended periods of time.

To apply

Please send us a cover letter, resume, and references via:

Email:
office@lindenwaldorf.org

Mail:

Linden Waldorf School
3201 Hillsboro Pike 

Nashville, TN 37215 

Fax:

615-354-0247 

 

It is the policy of Linden Waldorf School to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, status as a covered veteran, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status, in accordance with federal and state law, and not to discriminate on the basis thereof. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruitment, hiring, placement, compensation, benefits, promotion, demotion, layoff, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

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Our School

Linden Waldorf School serves approximately 200 students from 26 zip codes in Early Childhood through eighth grade. A diverse, dedicated, and experienced faculty is supported by a Faculty Leadership Council, Faculty Chair, Administrative Chair, and a capable administrative team and Board of Directors. Linden Waldorf School receives generous support from a strong parent community, its Parent Alliance, and the greater Nashville community. 

Our Community

Our verdant, twelve-acre campus is located in vibrant Nashville, Tennessee. Situated just minutes away from the bustle of downtown between Vanderbilt University and the Green Hills neighborhood, our school operates on a shared campus with Trinity Presbyterian Church. Consistently named one of America's top cities for friendliness, dining, music, and travel destination, Nashville offers a cosmopolitan sophistication with big-city amenities, including major league sports, museums, symphony, dance, theatre, visual arts, and a legendary music scene. Nashville is called "The Athens of the South" for its legacy in education and boasts eighteen universities and colleges. Nestled in the rolling hills of Middle Tennessee, Nashville is a growing, multi-cultural city with a rich history and an exciting future. 

Learn about becoming a Waldorf teacher here.

 

Current Job Openings

 

FACULTY CHAIR                                   

Key Contributions

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 Linden Waldorf School.  This person works from a foundation of Anthroposophy and is interested in building 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, the Faculty Chair will be available to answer questions and concerns about the curriculum from parents and the greater community, oversees teacher professional development, and will represent the school in public situations.  This person will lead in keeping the “big” pedagogical picture, guiding and working with the faculty to study and deepen knowledge and understanding of the curriculum and the children.

The Faculty Chair and Administrative Chair work in conjunction on upholding and improving school policies and procedures, on addressing new opportunities and challenges, and on leading the community in carrying out the mission, vision and values of the school.  Together the two foster the advancement of the school and the pursuit of strategic plan goals.

Assigned Responsibilities

Faculty Executive

  • Chairs Faculty Leadership Council – sets the agenda in conjunction with other FLC members
  • Provides leadership to the faculty and community regarding curriculum, including educational support and parent work
  • Works out of Anthroposophy, striving to bring the work of Rudolf Steiner in ways that our families can understand
  • Serves as a communication link between the faculty, administrative team, and the Board of Directors
  • Oversees implementation of school policies and procedures.
  • Along with the administrative team carries the consciousness for the administrative needs of the faculty
  • Carries a consciousness for current and emerging needs in the pedagogical administrative realms of the school; guides mindful planning/bringing of issues and needs to other groups
  • Makes regular teacher observations.
  • Oversees teacher development, performance evaluation, and performance improvement

Faculty Representative                   

  • Represents FLC and faculty to the Board of Directors
  • Represents the school at assemblies and other public events
  • Represents the school to AWSNA and other Waldorf organizations (where no other representative has been designated) and to state and regional educational associations

Arbiter

  • Decides on interpretation of existing policies (and/or creates new policies when necessary) until such time as those policies can be considered by FLC and/or the entire faculty
  • Working together with FLC, initiates action, when necessary, to suspend or dismiss a teacher during the school year
  • Addresses a parent’s repeated refusal to comply with and/or blatant disregard for school policy

Other Duties

  • Is a member of the Board of Directors
  • Is a member of the Board Executive Committee
  • Is a member of the faculty and continues to teach in some capacity
  • Is active in strategic planning and maintaining a long-term perspective on the development of the school and its programs
  • Coordinates the internal evaluation of the school’s curriculum by FLC
  • Participates in the Care Group when needed
  • Oversees and administrates personnel processes related to teacher recruitment, orientation, and mentoring
  • Performs all regularly assigned duties of other full-time faculty
  • This position reports to the Board and shall also perform such other duties as from time to time may be prescribed by the Board.

Qualifications

  • Minimum requirement of Bachelor’s degree, preferably in education or a related field
  • Teaching experience in a Waldorf school
  • Waldorf certification in their concentration
  • Studies Anthroposophy
  • Belief in the mission, vision, and goals of Linden Waldorf School and the philosophy of Waldorf education
  • Highly organized and attentive to detail

Core Competencies:

  • Personal Credibility
  • Trustworthy
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong decision-making skills
  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects/issues
  • Strong follow-up skills
  • Ability to lead and inspire others

Physical Job Requirements for all Linden Waldorf School Employees

Must be able to:

  • Remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time, standing or sitting.
  • Move about to reach students and/or access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
  • Constantly/occasionally operate a computer and other office machinery.
  • Ascend/descend stairs and traverse campus
  • Position self as needed, including bending, crouching, kneeling, lifting, reaching.
  • Lift up to 40 pounds.
  • Frequently communicate with students, parents, colleagues, and leadership.
  • Actively supervise students with focus even when distractions present.
  • Work in various outdoor weather conditions for extended periods of time.

Please submit cover letter, resume and three letters of reference.

Download the job description here.

 

Class Teacher  

Linden Waldorf School is seeking a qualified and motivated individual to serve as class teacher for our upcoming first grade class. Candidates must possess a commitment to personal and professional development and an enthusiasm for collegial work. We offer mentoring, opportunities for professional development, and a workplace supportive of pursuing Waldorf certification.

We are looking for someone who will teach from an understanding of Waldorf education and Rudolf Steiner's indications on child development. This person will work 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 colleagues.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  • Have completed, or be willing to complete, Waldorf Certification1 – 2 years previous classroom experience, preferably in a Waldorf setting
  • Familiarity with Waldorf education

Primary Duties:

  • Prepare for and instruct morning lesson, painting, form drawing, and practice periods
  • Develop and maintain a safe, harmonious social environment for the students
  • Document and record student progress primarily through the use of narrative descriptions and grades according to agreed upon standards 
  • Prepare a yearly class play or presentation as indicated by the curriculum
  • Plan and carry out a yearly class trip as indicated in the curriculum
  • Create and maintain a grade-appropriate, aesthetically pleasing, and orderly classroom space
  • Hold regular parent meetings and parent/teacher conferences and provide regular written communication for parents
  • Participate in weekly section meetings, weekly faculty meetings, and all faculty in-services
  • Attend required school events
  • Participate in committee work for the school

Salary is scaled based on experience and education

Download the job description here.

Our school serves approximately 200 students in preschool through eighth grade. A dedicated, experienced, and diverse faculty is supported by a Faculty Leadership Council, Faculty Chair, Administrative Chair and a capable administrative team. Linden Waldorf School receives generous support from a strong parent community and the greater Nashville community. Visit our website, , for more information.

Our Community

Our 12-acre campus is located in vibrant Nashville, Tennessee. Situated just minutes away from the bustle of downtown between Vanderbilt University and The Green Hills Mall, our school operates on a shared campus with Trinity Presbyterian Church.  

Physical job requirements for all
Linden Waldorf School employees

Must be able to:

  • Remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time, standing or sitting.
  • Move about to reach students and/or access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
  • Constantly/ occasionally operate a computer and other office machinery.
  • Ascend/descend stairs and traverse campus.
  • Position self as needed, including bending, crouching, kneeling, lifting, and reaching.
  • Lift up to 40 pounds.
  • Frequently communicate with students, parents, colleagues, and leadership.
  • Actively supervise students with focus even when distractions present.
  • Work in various outdoor weather conditions for extended periods of time.

To apply

Please send us a cover letter, resume, and references via:

Email: careers@lindenwaldorf.org

Mail:

Linden Waldorf School

3201 Hillsboro Pike 

Nashville, TN 37215 

Fax:

615-354-0247 

 

 

It is the policy of Linden Waldorf School to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, status as a covered veteran, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status, in accordance with federal and state law, and not to discriminate on the basis thereof. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruitment, hiring, placement, compensation, benefits, promotion, demotion, layoff, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

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