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.


Early Childhood Afternoon Teacher

Monadnock Waldorf School in Keene, New Hampshire seeks an Early Childhood Afternoon Teacher. Our ideal candidate is a warm individual who loves working with children, values collegiality and can sustain positive relationships with families and parents.

Monadnock Waldorf School was founded in 1976 and now serves 160 students in nursery through grade twelve. Our dedicated faculty work each day to bring all the benefits of Waldorf education to the students in their care. Our administrative team is made up of capable and devoted leaders who guide the school with care and support one another. We benefit from an active parent community and a broad circle of support. We value initiative, collaboration, mutual respect, professional maturity, good will and commitment to the insights of Waldorf education.

The Afternoon teacher is a part-time role responsible for teaching from lunch time until 5:30. We invite candidates who find joy in teaching young children, and who are versed in or open to Waldorf pedagogy. Our Afternoon teacher collaborates with a team of Early Childhood teachers to create a seamless program for our full-day students. In addition to working closely with students and Early Childhood colleagues, the afternoon teacher must capable of thoughtful communication with our families. Our ideal candidate will work well with others and show a dedication to our strong community. If the candidate is interested in working through the summer, we will have an opening for a Summer Program Director.

Monadnock Waldorf School is located in the southwestern corner of New Hampshire in the Monadnock Region, known for its natural beauty and easy access to hiking, boating, skiing and more.  Keene is a small, family-friendly city with a vibrant downtown rich in history and cultural activities. It is home to both Antioch New England Graduate School as well as a branch of the state university system.

Please send your letter of interest, your resume and the names and contact information for three professional references to the Early Childhood Hiring Committee, Monadnock Waldorf School, 98 South Lincoln Street, Keene, NH 03431 or email to info@monadnockwaldorfschool.org.


Office Assistant

Monadnock Waldorf School in Keene, New Hampshire seeks an Office Assistant who will support the administrative functions of our school. We seek a warm, organized individual who loves working with children. The Office Assistant must be capable and willing to support the administrative needs of our students, parents, faculty and larger community.

Monadnock Waldorf School was founded in 1976 and now serves 160 students from nursery through grade twelve on three beautiful campuses. Our dedicated faculty work each day to bring all the benefits of Waldorf education to the students in their care. Our administrative team is made up of capable and devoted leaders who guide the school with care and support one another. We benefit from an active parent community and a broad circle of support. We value initiative, collaboration, mutual respect, professional maturity, good will and commitment to the insights of Waldorf education.

The Office Assistant is an hourly, part-time role. The Office Assistant primarily supports the Grade School and Early Childhood campuses. The Office Assistant’s first roles are to greet and support students, parents and faculty in the office, and serve as the first responder for phone calls. The Office Assistant supports both the Main Office Coordinator and the Director of Enrollment and Outreach. The Office Assistant role focuses on communication, database entry, record keeping and events.

The successful candidate will possess technological skills, a well-articulated interest in working in a Waldorf school environment and demonstrated abilities in customer service.

Monadnock Waldorf School is located in the southwestern corner of New Hampshire in the Monadnock Region, known for its natural beauty and easy access to hiking, boating, skiing and more. Keene is a small, family-friendly city with a vibrant downtown rich in history and cultural activities. It is home to both Antioch New England Graduate School as well as a branch of the state university system.

Please send your letter of interest, your resume and the names and contact information for three professional references to Office Assistant Hiring Committee, Monadnock Waldorf School, 98 South Lincoln Street, Keene, NH 03431 or email to info@monadnockwaldorfschool.org.


High School Chairperson

Monadnock Waldorf School seeks a full-time High School Chairperson beginning June 2017. We seek an individual who can lead, coordinate, support and manage the general daily life and business of a Waldorf high school, along with assuming some teaching duties. Working closely with the HS Leadership Group, College of Teachers, Administrator, Business Manager and Admissions Director, the HS Chair leads and collaborates with students, parents, faculty and staff in order to facilitate best outcomes for the high school. Teaching duties comprise part of the position and, based upon the candidate’s experience and capacities, may include morning lesson blocks and ongoing skills classes.

The ideal candidate will possess vision to lead our pioneering high school — now in its eighth year — into its next stage and have significant experience in teaching and administration in a Waldorf school. A candidate should be committed to, and deeply knowledgeable about, the philosophical foundation and pedagogical principles of Waldorf education — and dedicated to working out of those. A candidate should have enthusiasm for working with adolescents, a sense of humor — always invaluable — and a joy for life. S/he should possess tactful, effective and comprehensive leadership skills; comfort and facility working in collaborative groups; and strong communication, speaking, writing and computer skills. Candidates must hold a Bachelor's degree in a related area; Masters or PhD preferred. Additional interests and skills are a plus: theater, the arts, movement, outdoor education, or student social initiatives.

The HS Chair’s responsibilities fall into three areas: faculty/pedagogical leadership and support, administrative leadership and oversight, and parent/community relations. Working with the HS Leadership Group, the Chair leads and manages curriculum development, scheduling, HS faculty hiring, evaluation, substitution and professional development as well as student social and behavioral issues. With the HS Administrative Coordinator and staff, s/he leads, coordinates and supports general and individual communication with parents and students. With the Business Manager, s/he provides timely budget information, requests and updates to help build an accurate and responsible HS budget and oversee/insure budgetary compliance at the HS level.

This is a full-time position, which includes an area-competitive salary with generous tuition remission, health care, vacation and support for professional development.

To apply, please send or email 1) a letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) biographical sketch, and 4) three references to: High School Hiring Committee, Monadnock Waldorf School, 146 School Street, Keene, NH 03431.
Karl Schurman: kschurman@monadnockwaldorfschool.org
Kim McCormick:  kmccormick@monadnockwaldorfschool.org 
Daniel O'Connors: doconnors@monadnockwaldorfschool.org

About Monadnock Waldorf School
Monadnock Waldorf School has been preparing young people for success in life since its founding in 1976. With the addition of our high school in 2010, we now enroll nearly 160 children from Early Childhood through grade 12 on three campuses, with 42 in the high school. We are located in the city of Keene, in the beautiful and vibrant southwest corner of New Hampshire, where the natural world is close at hand. The “Elm City” and its surrounding towns and villages offer the best of modern New England living. The Monadnock Region is a special place — rich in cultural life, a strong tradition of community non-profit engagement, a healthy and diverse business sector — all coupled with a low cost of living. For some views of our lovely region, watch this video made for Aerial Monadnock by a member of the MWS High School Class of 2013.

Our high school’s mission is to awaken the power of observation, educate the ability to think critically and freely, cultivate faculties for independent judgment and inspire a capacity for responsible action. Monadnock Waldorf School is dedicated to nurturing students who will contribute fully to their world with courage, compassion and conviction. We foster lifelong learning, encourage well-being, and inspire enduring interest in the world while cultivating the gifts and strengths that are unique to each student. Our pioneering high school has a dynamic and committed core faculty and a rich collegial life. MWS is an accredited member of AWSNA and NEASC, and a member of WECAN.


Physical Sciences & Math Teacher (High School)

Monadnock Waldorf School seeks a full-time high school physical sciences teacher beginning July 2018. The position also includes math skills classes (Geometry and Calculus) and (ideally) the coordination of our computer programming curriculum. A knowledge of Earth Science is helpful but not essential. We invite teachers to apply who may be interested in administrative responsibilities combined with a lesser teaching load. Candidates interested in only teaching guest blocks are also welcome to apply.

The ideal candidate will have completed or currently be enrolled in an AWSNA-recognized Waldorf teacher education program. We look for candidates who are enthusiastic and knowledgeable about teaching out of the philosophical and methodological principles of Waldorf education — in particular, the Goethean/phenomenological approach to science — and who are committed to, and find joy in, working with adolescents. Candidates with previous HS teaching experience receive preference, especially if that experience is in a Waldorf school. Candidates must hold a Bachelor's degree in a related area; a Masters or PhD is preferred. Additional interests and skills in the arts, movement, outdoor education, health and student initiatives are considered beneficial to candidacy.

For the right candidate or new teacher seriously interested in becoming a Waldorf teacher, MWS supports Waldorf training and provides in-school mentorship. Full-time positions receive benefits and generous tuition remission for faculty children.

To apply, please send or email 1) a letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) biographical sketch, and 4) three references to: High School Hiring Committee, Monadnock Waldorf School, 146 School Street, Keene, NH 03431.
Karl Schurman: kschurman@monadnockwaldorfschool.org
Kim McCormick:  kmccormick@monadnockwaldorfschool.org 
Daniel O'Connors: doconnors@monadnockwaldorfschool.org

About Monadnock Waldorf School
Monadnock Waldorf School has been preparing young people for success in life since its founding in 1976. With the addition of our high school in 2010, we now enroll nearly 160 children from Early Childhood through grade 12 on three campuses, with 42 in the high school. We are located in the city of Keene, in the beautiful and vibrant southwest corner of New Hampshire, where the natural world is close at hand. The “Elm City” and its surrounding towns and villages offer the best of modern New England living. The Monadnock Region is a special place — rich in cultural life, a strong tradition of community non-profit engagement, a healthy and diverse business sector — all coupled with a low cost of living. For some views of our lovely region, watch this video made for Aerial Monadnock by a member of the MWS High School Class of 2013.

Our high school’s mission is to awaken the power of observation, educate the ability to think critically and freely, cultivate faculties for independent judgment and inspire a capacity for responsible action. Monadnock Waldorf School is dedicated to nurturing students who will contribute fully to their world with courage, compassion and conviction. We foster lifelong learning, encourage well-being, and inspire enduring interest in the world while cultivating the gifts and strengths that are unique to each student. Our pioneering high school has a dynamic and committed core faculty and a rich collegial life. MWS is an accredited member of AWSNA and NEASC, and a member of WECAN.


A Cappella Ensemble Director (High School)

Monadnock Waldorf High School is seeking qualified applicants for the position of A Cappella Ensemble Director beginning September 2017.

Successful applicants will have a sincere interest in working with adolescents and bringing music to a group of capable high schoolers, many of whom already have a fairly broad base of musical experience. We prefer applicants with experience and enthusiasm for teaching this age group. In addition, we look for proven expertise in vocal training and choral conducting, and the ability to program a wide range of engaging and challenging repertoire for grades 9-12. MWS music ensembles meet for two 45-minute periods per week from 8-8:45am;  a cappella is a select group, one of four music ensembles offered at MWS. This is an hourly position that includes two choral concerts per year, as well as brief report-writing duties each trimester.

In Waldorf schools, the arts—music, fine arts, practical arts, drama—are an integral part of the curriculum throughout the grades. Waldorf education values music this art introduces every student to his or her own creative self. It nurtures a sense of aesthetic awareness and inner aptitudes, as well as an appreciation of form, discipline, and achievement—both individually and as a group.

Please email your letter of interest, your resume and the names and contact information for three professional references to the Music Hiring Committee:
Nell Wiener:  nwiener@monadnockwaldorfschool.org
Carol Renzelman:  crenzelman@monadnockwaldorfschool.org 
Karl Schurman: kschurman@monadnockwaldorfschool.org