Join us in the evening of Wednesday, May 9th for an educator open house! Learn about our growing school and our Waldorf-inspired forest schooling approach and chat with current teachers and staff. Space is limited, so please register below!

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The Garden School is growing quickly and adding more faculty and staff. For details about current openings, please call or email. 

The Garden School has a deep commitment to creating an inclusive community which values diversity and multi-culturalism, and we seek candidates who have this same commitment. We prefer applicants with a background in Waldorf education, but we acknowledge that there are times when the right candidate may be new to Waldorf. We encourage potential applicants to seek out opportunities to learn more about our community through festivals, work days, adult education, et cetera.  

If you are interested in joining our exceptional faculty, please complete the online application, which will ask you to submit your resume, a brief biographical sketch, three references.

Current Openings

Administrative Support Specialist

The Garden School welcomes applications for a talented, energetic, and organized ray of sunshine to join our administrative team. This is a new position in a young, growing school, so the successful candidate will have a pioneer mindset and a willingness to take on a diverse and frequently shifting set of responsibilities, including but not limited to:

  • Greet incoming visitors, answer phones, and attend to student and teacher requests in an organized and professional manner.
  • Establish, organize, and maintain files, records and reports.
  • Resolve routine and non-routine administrative problems.
  • Prepare school newsletters, emails, and other documents for faculty, parents, and students.
  • Provide secretarial support to administration and faculty members, such as arranging appointments, maintaining shared calendars, incoming messages, mail, and composing communications from general instructions or rough notes.
  • Support student discipline.
  • Participate in the management of electronic database, website, and social media.
  • Coordinate arrangements for substitutes.
  • Perform clerical work related to such matters as enrollment, attendance, curriculum, personnel, organization, budgeting, accidents, student assessment, special programs, time reporting, and requisitions and purchase orders for supplies and equipment.
  • Take an active role in event planning, volunteer coordination and marketing and community outreach.

 The successful candidate will:

  • Handle an environment with constant interruptions, while maintaining good judgment regarding priority tasks, safety issues and overall support.
  • Be comfortable walking across and throughout our 15 acre campus in all weather on various errands.
  • Respect confidentiality in discussing student's, customer, staff volunteers, and organization matters.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to learn our existing systems and processes as well as new programs/functions as they become available.
  • Independently ascertain which people need immediate assistance and act accordingly.
  • Be a well-organized self-starter who can work effectively in a fast paced environment and meet goals and execute strategies in a timely manner.
  • Our ideal candidate will be fluent in Mandarin and will teach approximately 4 hours per week.
  • Possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of experience, preferably in an educational setting.
  • Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to effectively communicate with colleagues, parents, children, and community members.
  • Have a general familiarity with the principles of Waldorf education and a willingness to take the initiative to learn more.

Rooted in Waldorf traditions, in a forest school setting, The Garden School is a young nature-immersive private school in Marietta GA offering children K3-7th grade a high quality education that takes place largely outside, in the woods, wetlands, and vegetable gardens (complete with chickens, goats, and miniature donkey).

The Garden School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, gender, family structure or ability. We actively promote diversity and equality, respect, understanding, and celebration of differences.The Garden School welcomes, values, and supports racial, economic, gender, and cultural diversity. We are committed to having our school reflect the inherent and emerging diversity of our community.

Please submit your resume, cover letter, biography, and references to Hello@TheGardenMarietta.org.

Early Childhood Co-Teacher

The Garden School welcomes applications for the 2018-2019 school year as we look toward expanding our early childhood program to include another warm, energetic educators who enjoy sharing nature with children and who understand and appreciate the Waldorf view of child development.

Successful candidates will enthusiastically and imaginatively engage students and will work collaboratively with other faculty and administrators to create an educational environment that is aligned with the school mission and program goals. A Waldorf teaching certificate or current enrollment in a Waldorf teacher training program is strongly preferred but not required.

Candidates will also demonstrate:

  • Commitment to Waldorf education in the form of professional training, experience, or extensive self-study.
  • Comfort being immersed in nature in all weather, and an ability to cultivate students' love of the environment.
  • Willingness to contribute to a collaborative faculty and participate in building a young school.
  • Commitment to child-centered education and flexibility to incorporate tools and ideas outside the traditional definitions of "Waldorf" when the students' needs indicate.
  • Training, experience, and/or extensive self-study related to the Waldorf curriculum and approach.
  • Love of children and teaching, empathetic disposition, and ability to think outside the box in a “student-centered” program .
  • Excellent communication skills, both with colleagues and children, and the physical strength and stamina to hike with a backpack, carry children, etc.
  • A commitment to multicultural and inclusive teaching and communication and a familiarity with anti-bias and anti-oppression education.
  • Proficiency in either Spanish or Mandarin is strongly preferred.

We expect all teachers to be committed to self-development, parent education, and teaching to the whole human being. Teachers are expected to participate in weekly faculty meetings and some committee work. Attendance at school events, parent evenings, and festival celebrations is required. Expected compensation range is $18,000-$27,000 depending on position, qualifications, and enrollment.

Please submit your resume, cover letter, biography, and references to Hello@TheGardenMarietta.org. For candidates without Waldorf training or experience, please describe the scope of your reading of Steiner’s work and other Waldorf material. Candidates who have no Waldorf training or experience and who have not put in the effort to engage in independent study on their own will not be considered.

Middle School Class Teacher

The Garden School welcomes applications for a combined-grade middle school Class Teacher for the 2018-2019 school year. The Class Teacher carries the responsibility for the developmental needs, the emotional and social health of the class, composed of up to 12 students in grades 5, 6, and 7. The teacher represents the school to the parents of the children in their class, and must have a high degree of experience, enthusiasm, and commitment to Waldorf educational principles as well as confidence and competence with upper grades math and science curriculum.

Successful candidates will enthusiastically and imaginatively engage students and will work collaboratively with other faculty and administrators to create an educational environment that is aligned with the school mission and program goals. A Waldorf teaching certificate or current enrollment in a Waldorf teacher training program is strongly preferred but not required.

Candidates will also demonstrate:

  • A passion for the upper grades curriculum, including but not limited to botany, zoology, ancient civilizations, pre-algebra and algebra, economics and business math, geometry, Roman, medieval, Renaissance, and modern history, world geography, geology and mineralogy, physics, acoustics, optics, thermodynamics, chemistry, physiology, and meteorology.
  • Commitment to Waldorf education in the form of professional training, experience, or extensive self-study.
  • Comfort being immersed in nature in all weather, and an ability to cultivate students' love of the environment.
  • Willingness to contribute to a collaborative faculty and participate in building a young school.
  • Love of children and teaching, empathetic disposition, and ability to think outside the box in a “student-centered” program .
  • Excellent communication skills, both with colleagues and children, and the physical strength and stamina to hike with a backpack.
  • Master’s degree or equivalent.
  • A commitment to multicultural and inclusive teaching and communication and a familiarity with anti-bias and anti-oppression education.

We expect all teachers to be committed to self-development, parent education, and teaching to the whole human being. Teachers are expected to participate in weekly faculty meetings and some committee work. Attendance at school events, parent evenings, and festival celebrations is required. Expected compensation range is $23,000-$30,000 depending on position, qualifications, and enrollment.

This position works with the administration and all colleagues to ensure that school educational standards are met. The Class Teacher holds a shared responsibility for the successful functioning and growth of the school through support, active participation, and timely completion of school wide duties.

Please submit your resume, cover letter, biography, and references to Hello@TheGardenMarietta.org. For candidates without Waldorf training or experience, please describe the scope of your reading of Steiner’s work and other Waldorf material. Candidates who have no Waldorf training or experience and who have not put in the effort to engage in independent study on their own will not be considered.

Afternoon Extended Care Teacher

The Garden School welcomes applications for an Afternoon Extended Care Program Teacher for the 2018-2019 school year.

The Afternoon Extended Care Program is intended to serve children in both the kindergarten and grades program from 3:30pm-6pm. The person taking on this role will have a fair amount of latitude in helping to develop the program which will include rotating optional “club activities”, an afternoon snack, crafts and games, and indoor and/or outdoor play.

Qualifications

  • Love of children and teaching, empathetic disposition, and ability to think outside the box in a “student-centered” program .
  • Excellent social and communication skills, both with colleagues and children.
  • Physical strength and stamina to hike with a backpack, carry children, etc.
  • Responsible, professional, and able to internalize and adhere to school procedures.
  • Experience working with children in a progressive or Waldorf-inspired organization.
  • Works collaboratively with faculty and administration
  • Enjoys being outside, even in hot, cold, or wet weather!
  • Knowledge and love for gardening is a plus.
  • Waldorf experience or commitment to learning about the Waldorf approach.

We expect all teachers to be committed to self-development, parent education, and teaching to the whole human being. Attendance at school events, parent evenings, and festival celebrations is required. Expected compensation range is $10-$14/hr depending on qualifications, experience, and enrollment.

Please submit your resume, cover letter, biography, and references to Hello@TheGardenMarietta.org.