Full-Time Early Childhood Teacher for Fall 2018
Would you like to join a Waldorf school with a harmonious and stable faculty, a strong board, and a supportive parent body? Would you like to live on a spectacular coastline, filled with pastoral farmlands, pine forests, and charming New England villages? Ashwood Waldorf School (parent-child through 8th grade) is seeking an enthusiastic, experienced, Waldorf-trained lead teacher for our mixed-age early childhood program beginning fall 2018.
Situated on a beautiful 30-acre hillside campus, Ashwood is a small, thriving Waldorf school in our 31st year. We currently have approximately 85 students enrolled. Our early childhood building, perched at the top of our campus, is beautifully designed with spacious sun-filled classrooms and doors leading directly out to our wooded playground and extensive network of trails.
Our faculty shares beliefs that guide us in our work: a willingness to grow and develop, both individually and as a school; to work mindfully; to teach creatively and with love; and to nurture a supportive and active community. We have a strong in-house mentoring program and master teachers visit on a regular basis. Nearby Camden has a branch of the Anthroposophical Society and several ongoing study groups.
The colleague we seek will bring a passion for Waldorf teaching, strong leadership skills, and a commitment to supporting the life of the school as a whole. Benefits include health insurance, 100% tuition remission, short-term disability insurance, life insurance, and faculty development support.
Camden Harbor is home to many fine old schooners and yachts. Opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts (boating, skiing, hiking, camping, etc.) abound. Acadia National Park is two hours to the north. The midcoast area enjoys a rich and diverse cultural life. The Rockport and Camden Opera Houses and the Strand Theater in Rockland offer a broad selection of live performances and films. There are ample opportunities for artistic endeavors, educational enrichment, and alternative healing. Several local farms practice biodynamics and offer produce for sale. Additionally, midcoast Maine boasts many and varied local artisans who produce and sell products as varied as cheeses, skincare products, soap, furniture, blankets, glass, pottery, wine, and chocolates. Maine’s two largest cities, Portland and Bangor—homes to notable symphonies, museums, great restaurants, and professional theatre companies—are both an hour-and-a-half away.
For more information or to apply, please email school director, Jody Spanglet. Please send a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three professional references.
Ashwood Waldorf School
180 Park Street
Rockport, Maine 04856