Employment Opportunities

Monadnock Waldorf School employees enjoy a highly collaborative work environment where the contribution of each member of the staff and faculty is valued and supported. Our educational mission is a source of inspiration for our work and we are committed to continuous professional growth and development.

Open Positions

Below you will find information about open positions at our school with instructions about the application process for each. Thank you for your interest in employment at MWS. Monadnock Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer.

Fifth Grade Class Teacher

Monadnock Waldorf School seeks a fifth grade class teacher to join our dynamic faculty for the 2017-2018 school year. The successful candidate will be a fully trained Waldorf teacher ready to settle into our school community. Our class teacher will have a strong commitment to working collaboratively, to engaging in on-going professional development, and to growing into leadership within our faculty circle. We are planning for a group of 13 fifth graders.

We are a fully accredited Waldorf School founded in 1976 serving 185 students and their families. Our faculty of 25 guides three early childhood classrooms; a grades program with six special subjects (handwork, woodwork, French, movement/outdoor education, and eurythmy, chorus, and orchestra); and a full high school program.

Our College of Teachers and Board of Trustees enjoy a solid working relationship.  Parents are actively involved in leading, guiding, and supporting our school.  Anthroposophy is at the heart of the work of the faculty.

Keene is the center of the beautiful Monadnock Region of New Hampshire. It’s a small city (population 25,000) in the southwestern corner of the state with a lively and well-cared-for downtown, thriving food co-op, active cultural life, and many lovely parks and trails. The natural beauty of the hills and lakes combine with the cultural richness of great music, an outstanding library, a branch of the state university system, nearby Antioch University New England (home to a Waldorf teacher education program), and Sophia’s Hearth Family Center to create a vibrant and family friendly community. Boston is 85 miles away and great seasonal outdoor activities are a short drive from town.

Please send a letter of interest, your resume, and names and contact information for three professional references to Hiring Committee, College of Teachers, Monadnock Waldorf School, 98 S. Lincoln Street, Keene, NH 03431 or to jgordon@monadnockwaldorfschool.org with Class Teacher Hiring in the email subject line. To learn more about Monadnock Waldorf School, please visit our website at www.monadnockwaldorfschool.org.


Monadnock Waldorf School has an opening for a permanent full-time, benefited Office Coordinator. This position is approximately 40 hours per week and is year-round.

The Elementary School Office Coordinator has overall responsibility to see that all of the non-teaching requirements at the elementary school - in support of students, parents, faculty and the larger community - are appropriately held, coordinated and implemented. The coordinator is especially responsible to help hold and meet the informational, community, health and safety expectations of Elementary programs, building(s) and site.  

This position reports to our School Administrator and supports parent, student, and faculty needs during the school day. Duties include coordinating all activities of a busy school office, such as answering phones, welcoming visitors, preparing correspondence, managing student database, managing attendance, administering first aid, assisting faculty members with non-teaching responsibilities, and other duties as required.
The qualified candidate is a warm, friendly, and confident multi-tasker who is highly professional, is an excellent communicator, enjoys being around children, maintains confidentiality regarding students and families, and has a demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel and Publisher. Project management skills, database management experience and a willingness to become CPR and First Aid certified required. Two years’ experience working in a school environment also preferred. Experience with Survey Monkey, Mail Chimp and Adobe Photoshop a plus.
Please send a letter of interest, a resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references to the Hiring Committee at hiring@monadnockwaldorfschool.org. Please include Elementary Office Coordinator in the email subject line. Selected qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled.

Early Childhood Lead Teacher

Monadnock Waldorf School in Keene, New Hampshire seeks a full-time colleague to join our growing early childhood program in the 2017-2018 school year.

We are seeking an experienced Waldorf early childhood educator interested in working out of the deep insights of Waldorf pedagogy with a strong understanding of the young child.  We are looking for a warm child-centered teacher who will inspire the festival life, parent work, outreach, and the study of the school.

The successful candidate will have Waldorf early childhood training from a WECAN-recognized program and will be a flexible, organized, collaboratively minded, and pro-active communicator able to take leadership in the classroom, in the colleagueship, and in the community.

Our early childhood program is nestled on twelve natural acres, with breathtaking views, well cared for gardens and play areas, space for small animals, and four light-filled classrooms.  A full member of WECAN and fully accredited by AWSNA, and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, we have offered Waldorf education in our southwestern corner of New Hampshire since 1976.

Our elementary program and our high school program are located nearby, each in a carefully restored historic school building. We benefit from the thoughtful leadership of both our College of Teachers and our Board of Trustees.  We are supported by an active and committed parent community. With just over 175 students, we are striving to achieve and sustain full enrollment and are happy to say our early childhood program is growing. 

Please mail your letter of interest, a resume, and the names and contact information for three references to Sondra Nelson and Eliza Murphy, College of Teachers, Monadnock Waldorf School, 98 South Lincoln Street, Keene, New Hampshire, 03431 or email snelson@monadnockwaldorfschool.org or emurphy@monadnockwaldorfschool.org. Include Early Childhood Lead Teacher in the email subject line. Monadnock Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer.


Monadnock Waldorf School in Keene, New Hampshire has an opening for the 2017-18 school year for a part-time support teacher in the mixed-age pre-k classroom in our early childhood program.

Our ideal candidate will have successful early childhood experience and be prepared to work as part of a teaching team. This position includes lots of outdoor time with children, as well as classroom cooking and cleaning tasks.This is an hourly position at $13 an hour.

Please mail your letter of interest, resume, and the names and contact information for three references to Sondra Nelson at snelson@monadnockwaldorfschool.org and Eliza Murphy at emurphy@monadnockwaldorfschool.org, Lead Early Childhood Teachers. Include Early Childhood Support Teacher in the email subject line. Monadnock Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer.