Opportunities for Employment:

 

Seeking:

WALDORF LEAD EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER to begin FALL 2017

Qualifications
Ideal candidates will have a passion for Waldorf education, a Waldorf Early Childhood Training Certificate, and experience teaching in a Waldorf early childhood classroom. Candidates holding a bachelor’s degree who have a serious interest in Waldorf education and, if untrained, a willingness to begin their Waldorf early-childhood teacher training will be considered. Candidates will also need to be “Lead Teacher” certified, as required by the KS Department of Health & Environment, per our childcare license. (See below for more information.) 

We seek a teacher who works well with others, as well as independently, and who possesses a pioneering spirit and enthusiasm for bringing Waldorf education to the heart of America. 

Our Anthroposophical roots
Waldorf education is the principal expression of Anthroposophical thinking in this area; however there is also significant interest in Biodynamic agriculture and Anthroposophic architecture.  Anthroposophical and Waldorf education study groups are active and a lecture series addresses the community’s strong interest in the roots of Waldorf education and related subjects.

What you should expect
First, expect to find a supportive, educated community that genuinely loves their Waldorf school.  Second, expect to find a range of housing, options for shopping, including a well-established natural foods cooperative store, a thriving farmer’s market, many locally-owned businesses and restaurants, and a responsive city government. Third, our salary range is $29,500–$35,000 and will be commensurate with experience and training. Full health insurance coverage is included for the teacher as well as 100% Tuition Remission.

Prairie Moon Waldorf School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sexual orientation, religion, or ethnic background in the admission of students or the hiring of personnel.

To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter, as well as a short biography that includes a description of your relationship to Anthroposophy and Waldorf Education, to:

Prairie Moon Waldorf School
Teacher Search Committee
1853 E 1600 Road
Lawrence, KS, 66044

Electronic applications may be sent to info@prairiemoon.org.


WALDORF GRADES TEACHER to begin FALL 2017

Prairie Moon Waldorf School
Lawrence, Kansas seeks a Grades Teacher for Prairie Moon Waldorf School – an AWSNA and WECAN developing member school. Prairie Moon Waldorf School opened its doors in 2005 and supports a strong, vibrant family community of 81 preK-8th grade students. With our expansion into middle school, we are in the midst of creating our 20-year strategic plan including the design of a campus master plan.

Qualifications
Ideal candidates will have Waldorf grades teacher training, experience teaching a Waldorf Grades Program, and have a strong passion for Waldorf education. Candidates who have a serious interest in Waldorf education, are experienced educators, and have a willingness to attend teacher training will be considered. We seek a teacher who works well with others, as well as independently, and who possesses a pioneering spirit and enthusiasm for bringing Waldorf education to the heart of America. Our candidates will also have a bachelor’s or associate’s degree—master’s degree preferred.

Our Anthroposophical Roots
Waldorf education is the principal expression of Anthroposophical thinking in this area; however there is also significant interest in Biodynamic agriculture and Anthroposophic architecture. Anthroposophical and Waldorf education study groups are active and a lecture series addresses the community’s strong interest in the roots of Waldorf education and related subjects.

What you should expect
First, expect to find a supportive, educated community that genuinely loves their Waldorf school.  Second, expect to find a range of housing, options for shopping, including a well established natural foods cooperative store, a thriving farmer’s market, many locally owned businesses and restaurants, and a responsive city government. Third, our salary range is $29,500–$35,000 and will be commensurate with experience and training. Full health insurance coverage is included for the teacher as well as 100% Tuition Remission.

Prairie Moon Waldorf School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sexual orientation, religion, or ethnic background in the admission of students or the hiring of personnel.

To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter, as well as a short biography that includes a description of your relationship to Anthroposophy and Waldorf Education, to:

Prairie Moon Waldorf School
Teacher Search Committee
1853 E 1600 Road
Lawrence, KS, 66044

Electronic applications may be sent to info@prairiemoon.org.


EARLY CHILDHOOD SUPPORT TEACHER

This part-time position will support early childhood classrooms as needed, with a variety of tasks and responsibilities (i.e. playground supervision, helping children with transitions, keeping spaces clean and orderly, among other things). 

Schedule:                 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. (possibly 4:30 p.m.) Monday through Friday, approx. 35–40 hours per week.

Compensation:        $10.00/hour 

Benefits:            This position is eligible for health insurance.
                            Partial tuition remission available.

Confidentiality

Employee must maintain the highest level of confidentiality and professionalism commensurate with working in an educational setting. 

Preferred:

“Lead Teacher” certification, as required by the KS Department of Health & Environment, per our childcare license, or willingness to work toward this qualification.

Experience with Waldorf education for the young child.

Kansas State requirements:

         -health assessment form current and certified by a licensed physician

         -current CPR (infant & child) / First Aid training

         -employee background screening

Please send cover letter, resume, an Employment Application, and three references to:

Prairie Moon Waldorf School
Attn: Early Childhood Search Committee Chair
1853 E 1600 Rd
Lawrence, KS 66044

Applications are welcome until the position is filled.


SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS FOR GRADES 1–8 AND EARLY CHILDHOOD/KINDERGARTEN
See below for application instructions.

 

Please send cover letter, resume, an Employment Application, and three references to:

Prairie Moon Waldorf School
Attn: Search Committee
1853 E 1600 Rd
Lawrence, KS 66044


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About Lawrence, Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas is an ideal home to a Waldorf school. Home to the University of Kansas, Haskell Indian Nations University and being near cosmopolitan Kansas City, Lawrence provides a rich, international and multi-cultural life to its residents and visitors with the added benefit of a low cost of living. It has been said that Lawrence is America’s largest city without a shopping mall—a statement that reflects a strong commitment to local businesses and pride in the community’s historic downtown. Several years ago author John Villani identified Lawrence as among the top fifteen best art towns under a population of 100,000, and Lawrence has long been a music center. Several years ago, Lawrence was also identified as one of the top 10 locations to retire. Kansas University has created new centers for biological research, medicine, engineering and technology. The university’s school of education is renowned, with its program in Special Education consistently being ranked first in the nation. Lawrence, Kansas is a growing Waldorf community. Prairie Moon Waldorf School is Kansas’ only Waldorf school and sits on a beautiful 7.5 acres of prairie land in the Kaw River Valley only minutes from downtown Lawrence. Nearby, a Waldorf initiative in Kansas City has planted its seeds. Our school’s first grade teacher will come to a small, but growing Anthroposophical community and will have the opportunity to be a pioneer of Waldorf education in the Heartland.

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Prairie Moon Waldorf School is non-sectarian and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin in its educational, administrative, admission, athletic, and school programs and policies.