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Assistant Nursery Teacher

Waldorf School of Lexington (WSL) seeks a part-time Assistant Nursery Teacher starting September 2018. The ideal candidate will have experience working with young children in a school setting; demonstrated interest in Waldorf early childhood education; and the ability work closely under the direction of the lead Nursery Teacher. In addition to supporting the teacher and children, the assistant’s duties include room setup and cleanup, cooking, baking, and keeping the environment clean and beautiful. Priority will be given to applicants who are interested in Waldorf early childhood teacher training, or have completed training. This is an hourly, part-time, non-benefited position, pay scale $15-$21 per hour. The Assistant Nursery Teacher works from 7:45 a.m. until 1:15 p.m., Monday–Friday, 27½ hours per week, throughout the school year.

School Description
Part of a worldwide educational movement, WSL serves 210 children in preschool through grade 8 and is one of the most established Waldorf schools in the country. WSL provides a challenging, arts-integrated curriculum in a healthy, joyful, and media-free environment. Cultivating critical thinking, creativity, and perseverance in our students, the school strives to instill an enthusiasm for learning, skills in collaboration, and the confidence to engage in a changing world.

WSL is beautifully sited 20 minutes west of Boston in historic Lexington, Massachusetts—an area rich with culture, historic significance, and natural beauty. Our historic school building features sturdy brick exteriors, glowing wood floors, and oversized windows that saturate high-ceilinged classrooms with light. Our site features a playground with a large sports field, several smaller play areas, a biodynamic herb-vegetable-flower garden, beehives and a pond with wetlands. Abutting our campus is a 185-acre nature preserve which is visited regularly by our classes.

Programs and Curriculum
WSL offers parent-child classes, nursery and kindergarten, grades 1–8, and afterschool and summer programs. The school’s comprehensive, arts-integrated curriculum provides core academics, two foreign languages, choral and instrumental music, visual and performing arts, gardening, handwork, woodwork, games and physical education, and eurythmy.

Diversity
We seek to attract a diverse student body and faculty, striving to reflect the socio-economic, cultural, and ethnic diversity of the greater Boston area.

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 and resume to resume@thewaldorfschool.org.
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