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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.

Aftercare Assistants

The Waldorf School of Lexington (WSL) seeks two part-time Aftercare Assistants. These are part-time, hourly, non-benefitted positions, from 11:30–3:30 p.m. three or five days a week (12 or 20 hours per week) throughout the school year. Pay scale $15-$21 per hour.

Assistants work under the supervision of the Lead Teacher to create a home-like environment for nursery and kindergarten students enrolled in our Aftercare program. Children enjoy outdoor play, followed by lunch and a story/rest time. Assistants will be familiar with, or willing to learn about and work in accordance with, the Waldorf perspective of child development. Waldorf teacher training and/or experience is preferred.

Responsibilities
  • Assist and support the Lead Teacher with all afternoon activities (play, lunch, nap/rest, projects, dismissal, etc.)
  • Supervise children
  • Provide room set-up, clean-up, and general maintenance such as washing dishes, vacuuming, and sweeping
  • Meet with the Lead Teacher for planning and review as needed
  • Provide leadership for the group as a substitute if the Lead Teacher is absent
  • Refer any serious infractions or injuries to the Lead Teacher
  • Refer any parental questions or concerns to the Lead Teacher
  • Work and attend mandatory meetings during the last week in August

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.

Development Associate

The Waldorf School of Lexington (WSL) seeks a part-time Development Associate, reporting to the Development Director. The Associate will be responsible for administrative operations, including gift processing, donor acknowledgment, and primary oversight of the Raiser’s Edge database. The Associate will also support special events and alumni relations.

This non-benefited position is part-time from late August through June. A limited number of hours will be required in July (these may be flexibly scheduled). The position is an average of 20 hours per week, with additional hours required from January–April. Occasional evening and weekend work is required for special events. Pay scale $20–$25 per hour depending on experience.

Qualifications
  • B.A. plus 1–3 years of direct or related experience
  • Proficiency with Raiser’s Edge and Microsoft Office
  • Experience working at a school or nonprofit preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to establish priorities, demonstrate initiative, and achieve stated goals
  • High attention to detail, excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work comfortably in a collaborative environment with a variety of people, including teachers, volunteers, and alumni
  • Must be able to sit, stand, bend, stoop, and lift up to 20 lbs.

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 after-school 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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