Opportunities for Employment:

 

Seeking:

FIRST GRADE TEACHER BEGINNING FALL 2018

Prairie Moon Waldorf School
Lawrence, Kansas seeks a Grade Teacher for First Grade 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 76 preK-7th grade students (next year is 8th grade). With our expansion into middle school and our addition of a stand alone early childhood campus nearby, 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 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 degree at minimum—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 $30,000–$40,000 and will be commensurate with experience and Waldorf teacher training. A health stipend is included for the teacher as well as Tuition Remission, mentoring and financial support for professional development.

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 cover letter, resume with three professional references, a short biography that includes a description of your relationship to Anthroposophy and Waldorf Education, and copies of license and certification, where applicable, to: Teacher Search Committee, Prairie Moon Waldorf School, 1853 E 1600 Road, Lawrence, KS, 66044, or call 785-841-8800. Electronic applications may be sent to info@prairiemoon.org.


SIXTH GRADE TEACHER BEGINNING FALL 2018

Prairie Moon Waldorf School
Lawrence, Kansas, seeks a Waldorf Teacher for Sixth Grade for Prairie Moon Waldorf School – an AWSNA and WECAN associate member school. Prairie Moon Waldorf School opened its doors in 2005 and supports a strong, vibrant family community of 76 preK-7th grade students (next year is 8th grade). With our expansion into middle school and our addition of a stand-alone early childhood campus nearby, we are in the midst of creating our 20-year strategic plan including the design of a campus master plan.

Qualifications
Our ideal candidate should be Waldorf-trained with experience teaching adolescents as well as a strong sense of what adolescence means in an Anthroposophical sense and otherwise. A BA is required; higher education preferred. They should love adolescents, in all of their constantly changing ways; be able to stand before them as their leader, worthy of being emulated as well as being the safe and flexible place to test out their new wings. A sense of humor is a must. Our goal is to graduate our middle school students with not only a strong curricular sensibility, but as independent, empathetic and self-aware human beings. 

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 $30,000–$40,000 and will be commensurate with experience and Waldorf teacher training. A health stipend is included for the teacher as well as 100% Tuition Remission, mentoring and financial support for professional development.

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:
• cover letter, as well as a short biography that includes a description of your relationship to Anthroposophy and Waldorf Education,
• a resume,
• copies of license and certification, as applicable

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

Electronic applications may be sent to info@prairiemoon.org


LEAD EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER for NEW CLASSROOM

Prairie Moon Waldorf School
Lawrence, Kansas seeks a Waldorf early childhood teacher for Prairie Moon Waldorf School – an AWSNA and WECAN Associate Member school.  Prairie Moon Waldorf School opened in 2005 and supports a strong, vibrant family community. The early childhood program currently consists of two mixed-age kindergarten classrooms for children ages 2-1/2 through 6-1/2. Our new third classroom awaits the right candidate.

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. 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 $30,000–$40,000 for full-time and will be commensurate with experience and Waldorf teacher training. A health stipend is included for the teacher as well as Tuition Remission, mentoring and financial support for professional development.

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:

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

or call 785-841-8800. Electronic applications may be sent to info@prairiemoon.org.


EARLY CHILDHOOD ASSISTANT TEACHER for NEW CLASSROOM

Prairie Moon Waldorf School is in search of an assistant teacher for a new Mixed-age Kindergarten class. Our Early Childhood program currently consists of a Mixed-age Kindergarten (3 - 6yrs), and a young 3-4’s class. Our waiting list has grown such that we will open a third classroom. We are looking for an experienced teacher with some college level coursework and/or a Waldorf Early Childhood training certificate, or willingness to develop a plan for study of Waldorf early childhood pedagogy.

Job Hours
Contact hours with children:
• Daily when school is in session, 7 hours (7:30 - 3:30) M-F with a one-hour lunch

Collaboration (non-contact time with children):
• 2.5-5 hours per week with other Early Childhood (EC) faculty and/or whole school faculty.

Compensation
Salaried position based on experience in early childhood programs, Waldorf schools, and Waldorf training. Benefits include tuition remission commensurate with percent of full-time employment.

Required Qualifications

  • A minimum of an Associate’s Degree.
  • At least 6 months experience working with children in a licensed early childhood setting.
  • Lead teacher certification, as required by the KS Department of Health and Environment, per our childcare license. Inquire for more details to learn how you can fulfill this requirement.
  • An openness to the anthroposophical philosophy surrounding child development and education.
  • An ability to lift the weight of a child, up to 50 pounds, when required.
  • A team player who loves working with children, has a sense of inner calm, and is able to take initiative to facilitate the smooth running of the EC classroom.
  • Willingness to undertake ongoing professional development in collaboration with the EC faculty.

Preferred Qualifications

  • An A.B. or B.S. in early childhood education
  • A commitment to the study of anthroposophy.
  • Experience teaching in a Waldorf, Lifeways, or Sophia’s Hearth program.
  • Training in Waldorf early-childhood pedagogy through an approved AWSNA or WECAN program, a Lifeways or Sophia’s Hearth program.
  • Experience working in a Waldorf early-childhood program.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Reliable and punctual for all aspects of the job.
  • Maintain confidentiality and hold sensitive information with discretion.
  • Assist classroom teacher with mealtime preparations and activities (i.e., coloring, painting, beeswax, bread kneading, crafts, gardening, etc.), allowing for child participation.
  • Assist classroom teacher with transitions and other activities of the day including mealtimes, clean-up, rest, circle, story, outside time, bathroom time, and naptime.
  • Pass along parent questions and child observations to classroom teacher.
  • Assume responsibilities of the lead teacher, in lead teacher’s absence.
  • Help to keep the classroom clean and neat.
  • Assist with classroom management in consultation with, and as directed by lead teacher
  • Adhere to the code of conduct outlined in the document “Professional Expectations for Faculty and Staff”.
  • As a condition of employment, the employee agrees to follow rules, regulations, and policies that have been adopted by the Board of Trustees for the Waldorf Association of Lawrence dba Prairie Moon Waldorf School.

Please send cover letter, resume, PMWS application and three references to:

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

785-841-8800

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.