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Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor is seeking a full-time Early Childhood Outdoor Kindergarten Teacher to join our strong and joyful Early Childhood department. Candidates should have a love for being with children outdoors, good communication skills, and want to be a part of a collaborative team. Our school is looking for someone who values authentic relationships, innovation, and a commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion work.
Benefits of working at our organization include becoming a part of a community that cares about you as a person, your continued development, your life and family. We value human connection and create an environment that inspires strong relationships between our students, families, and colleagues. As a community, we are always considering the question of how to best meet the children of today through a pedagogy that upholds the dignity of each human being, and what we must re-imagine to do so.
This Early Childhood Outdoor Kindergarten Teacher will work collaboratively with their assistant teachers to share their love of nature while they bring a Waldorf kindergarten curriculum to life on our 13-acre campus through the seasons in Michigan. Ann Arbor is also home to many parks and nature activities that can be an extension of the class, if the teacher so chooses. There will be an indoor classroom available as a space for inclement weather, and a small outdoor structure for if the class needed to gather in a warmer, sheltered space in the winter for activities such as eating. The teacher would be engaging with the landscape of the school- learning from the land, plants and creatures, and helping to care for them and give back, and honoring the original inhabitants of this land through story and other practices.
It is important to us that our teachers feel supported in their work by our strong and innovative administrative staff. The school supports our students, teachers, and administration through a strong curriculum, schedules, festivals, and school-wide collaboration. We offer both Spanish and German from first to twelfth grade, a growing movement program, strong fine and practical arts, choral and instrumental music. We celebrate a wide mix of traditional festivals from around the world, including Rosh Hashanah, Diwali, Day of the Dead, Lunar New Year, and Eid. The faculty meets weekly and studies various topics, allowing time to discuss pedagogy with colleagues. We have an engaged and active faculty, and over the past year we have worked with Alma Partners to continue to develop our work in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Waldorf education was created to offer a multi-sensory and holistic approach to education that strives to acknowledge the gifts and reduce the struggles of every individual. Our pedagogy works to meet the developmental needs of children as it supports children’s academic, social, and emotional health through critical thinking, creativity, arts, and movement. We believe children need less memorization and testing, and instead, more connection and hands-on learning inspired by the truth, beauty, and wisdom of our world. Waldorf education was also founded on the principle that faculty should play an active role in governance and decision making. To find out more about this unique approach, visit the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America: https://www.waldorfeducation.org/waldorf-education
The Lower School Campus (Early Childhood – 8th grade) is on 13 wooded and grassy acres and currently enrolls nearly 220 students. The campus is set in a suburban neighborhood, close to the river. Our High School campus is a short drive away, with an average of 18-28 students per grade, located a few minutes from downtown Ann Arbor, the university and hospital. Learn more about our school at www.steinerschool.org
Outside of our campus, the extended Ann Arbor area offers the richness and diversity of a university town with a small-town feel. It has many events, festivals, art, music, dance and social activities throughout the year. Ann Arbor is rich in natural landscapes, providing many scenic parks along the river and nearby lakes. It also is an area with many different job opportunities for other family members, if needed. We are a forty-minute drive from the culture of Detroit, which offers the richness of an urban center, museums, and cultural connections. Michigan’s watersheds and the Great Lakes offer wonderful places to visit and vacation. To see more about Ann Arbor, visit: Michigan's Guide to Ann Arbor
We offer an equitable salary structure, with a range from $41,000 to $75,000. Our benefits package includes health insurance, base and matching 503b contributions, life/disability insurance and significant tuition remission for children. For candidates moving to Ann Arbor, we offer some relocation support.
The ideal candidate should hold a bachelor’s degree or higher, have experience with children and outdoor education, and want to be a part of a Waldorf school. If the candidate does not hold a Waldorf teaching certificate, they must be open to pursuing one. The Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor is committed to teacher development and working to support teachers that are pursuing Waldorf educational certificates.
The candidate should be able to occasionally lift up to 40 pounds, have the ability to sit, walk and stand for significant periods of time, and be able to dress for work outside in all weather.
We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive community and encourage candidates from historically marginalized communities and those traditionally underrepresented in Waldorf schools to apply. Interested applicants should submit a resume, three references and a short biographical sketch or cover letter to Maegan Pierson at email@example.com.
Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor is seeking two math teachers for the 2023-2024 school year. Michigan State license preferred but not required. Math teaching experience in a high school is also preferred.
This position will require teaching two different math classes at 8:00 and at 8:55, Monday – Thursday. Office hours, departmental meetings, and all-school faculty meetings will be scheduled in advance and compensated.
Compensation will be based on experience, starting at $22 an hour. Please contact Alix Gaither, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor, an independent high school, is seeking a part-time movement teacher for the 2023-24 School Year. Michigan Teacher License with a physical education endorsement preferred but not required. We are seeking someone to teach eight classes weekly to students of all abilities and athletic skills.
Waldorf education was created to meet the developmental needs of children as it supports children’s academic, social and emotional health through critical thinking, creativity, arts, music and movement. We support our students and teachers through a strong curriculum, schedules, festivals, and school-wide collaboration. We offer both Spanish and German from first to twelfth grade, a growing movement program, strong fine and practical arts, and choral and instrumental music. We celebrate a wide mix of traditional festivals from around the world and have a strong and active faculty. Our High School campus is located a few minutes from downtown Ann Arbor, the university and hospital.
Please send a resume to Alix Gaither at email@example.com.