Assistant Handwork Teacher
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Waldorf School of Lexington, Lexington, MA

Accredited by NEASC and AWSNA

The Waldorf School of Lexington (WSL), now in its 49th year, is currently accepting applications for a part-time Assistant Handwork Teacher for the 2019-2020 academic year. This position will support our Handwork Teacher and students in grades 2-5 with our elementary handwork curriculum, which includes knitting, crocheting, sewing by hand, and embroidering.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have Waldorf training and/or teaching experience; Bachelor’s degree; strong handwork skills in knitting, crocheting, embroidering, cross-stitching, and hand sewing. Also, the candidate must have at least 1 year of teaching experience; energy, commitment, and vitality for working with elementary aged children; and the ability to collaborate with others.

Setting
WSL is beautifully sited 20 minutes west of Boston in historic Lexington, Massachusetts—an area rich with culture, historic significance, and natural beauty. Abutting our campus is a 185-acre nature preserve, and our site features a sports field, several play gardens, a biodynamic vegetable garden, and beehives.

Pedagogy and Program
WSL is a vibrant, faculty-led independent school for children in preschool through grade 8. Our pedagogy and curriculum, based on Rudolf Steiner’s understanding of human development, includes a full complement of offerings, including parent-child classes, a nursery program, two kindergartens, grades 1–8, aftercare and extended day, and summer camp and storytime programs. WSL enrolls 200 students, with a faculty and staff of 50.

Diversity
The Waldorf School of Lexington is committed to an ongoing process of learning, listening and deepening our understanding of equity and inclusion. With reverence, we strive to create, embrace and support a diverse, equitable and inclusive community where everyone feels respected, connected and valued. We welcome students, families, faculty, and staff of all races, ethnicities, cultural and religious heritages, socio-economic backgrounds, geographic origins, gender identities, sexual orientations, and family structures. We reject discrimination in all its forms, and embrace the principles of common humanity expressed by the founder of Waldorf education, Rudolf Steiner. 

 

Accreditation
We are accredited by AWSNA and NEASC (the New England Association of Schools and Colleges), and are members of AISNE (Association of Independent Schools of New England), and NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools).

 

To Apply

Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references (written or provide contact information) in a single pdf addressed to Don Grace, School Director, at resume@thewaldorfschool.org.

 

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