Waldorf School of Lexington, Lexington, MA
Waldorf School of Lexington (WSL), now in its 53rd school year, seeks a full-time Floating Substitute Teacher for the 2023-24 academic year. Candidates for this benefited position will have a strong desire to work as part of a team in a dynamic school committed to inspiring creative thinkers and discovering a unique connection to learning. The hours for this 10 month, salaried position are 7:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Responsibilities for this position include:
Substitute teaching in Early Childhood and Grades 1-8
Substitute teaching in our Nursery & Kindergarten Aftercare Programs
Lunch and Recess Duties
Support for all teaching staff
Main Office and administrative duties, including answering phones and greeting visitors
Assisting in the school kitchen
The ideal candidate will have experience as a substitute teacher with students ages 3–14 and must demonstrate skill, confidence, and expertise in working with students.
A Bachelor’s degree is preferred. Work experience commensurate with a degree will be considered.
Waldorf training and teaching experience are a plus.
To Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references (with contact information, phone number and email) to Kendall Helbock at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WSL is situated 12 miles west of Boston in historic Lexington, Massachusetts—an area rich with culture, historical significance, and natural beauty. Abutting our campus is a 185-acre nature preserve that features a sports field, several play gardens, a vegetable garden, and beehives.
Pedagogy and Program
WSL provides an arts-integrated academic education. We offer a curriculum rich in the humanities and sciences as well as practical and fine arts, grounded in the pedagogical principles and methods of Rudolf Steiner. Cultivating critical thinking, creativity, and perseverance in our students, we strive to instill an enthusiasm for learning, skills in collaboration, and the confidence to engage in a changing world.
WSL serves nearly 200 students from preschool through grade 8. The school offers a challenging academic program, provided by faculty who understand students’ cognitive, emotional, and physical developmental stages. Our educational philosophy and culture instill in students respect for themselves, for each other, and the living world around them. WSL prepares students for a lifetime of engaged, self-directed learning.
Waldorf School of Lexington is committed to an ongoing process of learning, listening and deepening our understanding of equity, inclusion, and justice. With reverence, we strive to create, embrace and support a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and just community where everyone is respected, connected and valued. We welcome students, families, faculty, and staff of all races, ethnicities, cultural and religious heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, geographic origins, gender identities, sexual orientations, and family structures. We reject discrimination in all forms and embrace the principles of common humanity expressed by the founder of Waldorf education, Rudolf Steiner. WSL has adopted the position statement of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA).
The Waldorf School of Lexington is 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).
We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including a competitive salary; tuition remission for dependent children accepted to the school; individual or family medical/dental, and retirement savings plan benefits. Please note that WSL does not cover the costs associated with job relocations.