- Auxiliary Programs
Waldorf School of Lexington, Lexington, MA
Accredited by NEASC and AWSNA
The Waldorf School of Lexington is currently seeking a Summer Program Director to create and administer a three week summer day program for ages 3-11. This three-week program follows the philosophy of Waldorf education, which includes maintaining a low-tech environment full of outdoor play, exploration, and hands-on activities. Responsibilities include: hiring, training, and managing all staff members and assistants; program enrollment; ensuring that the program adheres to school, town, and state health and safety guidelines; and designing fun and enriching activities alongside Lead Teachers.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have previous summer program/camp administration, teaching, and general management experience. They must be detail-oriented with strong verbal communication and organizational skills and proficient with Microsoft Office and Google Drive Office Suite. The candidate must have the ability to maintain patience, flexibility, and love when working with children and have a demonstrated interest in Waldorf education; previous experience with Waldorf education a plus.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.