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.


Summer Program Director

Monadnock Waldorf School in Keene, NH seeks a Summer Program Director for our 10-week summer program. Our ideal candidate is a warm individual who loves working with children, values collegiality, and can maintain positive relationships with families and parents.

The Summer Program Director will fill a seasonal role. He/She will be responsible for holding all components of the summer program including staffing, registration, marketing, teaching a partial day, and designing a 10-week curriculum. The role will include part-time work in the winter and spring, and full-time work in the summer. We invite applications from candidates who find joy in working with young children, and are able to organize and lead a full program. The Summer Program Director works closely with students and other faculty, but we also seek a candidate capable of artful and thoughtful communication with our families and parents. The ideal candidate will be passionate about educating young children, work well with others, and show a dedication to our strong community.

Please send your letter of interest, your resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references to the Summer Program Director Hiring Committee, Monadnock Waldorf School, 98 South Lincoln Street, Keene, NH 03431, or e-mail 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. The hiring committee consists of:
Karl Schurman: kschurman@monadnockwaldorfschool.org
Kim McCormick:  kmccormick@monadnockwaldorfschool.org 
Daniel O'Connors: doconnors@monadnockwaldorfschool.org


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. The hiring committee consists of:
Karl Schurman: kschurman@monadnockwaldorfschool.org
Kim McCormick:  kmccormick@monadnockwaldorfschool.org 
Daniel O'Connors: doconnors@monadnockwaldorfschool.org


High School Humanities Teacher

 

Monadnock Waldorf School seeks a full time high school Humanities teacher for Fall 2018 to teach teaching morning lesson blocks and ongoing skills classes in English (with some history possible). Blocks include: Story of Drama and The Novel (9th grade), Art of Poetry and the Odyssey (10th grade), Parzival and Hamlet (11th grade), and The Birth of American Literature and Goethe’s Faust (12th grade). Skills classes include vocabulary, grammar, composition, short story, study skills, the Art of the Essay.

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—and who are committed to working with adolescents. Candidates with previous HS teaching experience receive preference, especially if it is Waldorf HS experience. Candidates must hold a Bachelor's degree in a related area, Masters or PhD preferred. Additional interests and skills in theater, the arts, movement, outdoor education, and student social initiatives will benefit a candidacy.

For the right candidate or new teacher seriously interested in becoming a Waldorf teacher, MWS supports Waldorf certification programs (eventual certification is a requirement of all full-time faculty), and provides extensive in-school mentorship and support. We also invite teachers to apply who may be interested in administrative work combined with a reduced teaching load. And we welcome candidates interested in teaching guest blocks.

Full-time positions include an area-competitive salary, health care and a 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. The committee consists of:
Karl Schurman: kschurman@monadnockwaldorfschool.org
Nell Wiener: nwiener@monadnockwaldorfschool.org
Kim McCormick:  kmccormick@monadnockwaldorfschool.org 
Daniel O'Connors: doconnors@monadnockwaldorfschool.org