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 submit a resume and biographical statement detailing your experience with and exposure to Waldorf education to Hello@TheGardenMarietta.org.

Student Support Teacher

The Garden School is seeking a warm and highly creative teacher to lead our student support program, working with all ages of students enrolled at our school to support their academic and behavioral success. Familiarity with Brain Gym, Social Inclusion, Restorative Discipline, Orton-Gillingham, and Extra Lesson are highly preferred and funding is available for professional development and certifications in these approaches. The successful candidate will be patient, flexible, highly organized, and have excellent written and oral communication skills.

Responsibilities :

  • Identifying students in need of support and determining appropriate support

  • Providing individual remedial lessons at school, and meet with teachers to share “carry over” ideas for the classroom

  • Conducting classroom observations as requested by teachers through the Education Support Committee

  • Supporting teachers in bringing classroom movement, circle games and Extra Lesson drawing & painting activities that support social and physical development, as well as classroom learning

  • Supporting teachers at parent meetings where learning or behavior may be impacted by developmental gaps in sensory or reflex integration.  

  • Communicating and working with parents of students being supported, and sometimes with other professionals in the child’s life (e.g. tutor, OT)

  • Bringing Waldorf “Extra Lesson” work to individual students and classrooms as needed, as well as working with individuals and small groups on academic skills and practice, behavior modification exercises, and emotional health activities

  • Participating in faculty meetings and child studies

  • Collaborating with leadership team to develop appropriate assessments for students and a school-wide assessment schedule

  • Collaborating with teachers to execute first grade readiness assessments and second grade assessments

  • Assessing individual students in response to referrals from class teachers and reporting on these assessments to the teachers and the students’ guardians

  • Assessing new student applicants as needed

  • Applicants must comfortable working outdoor in various weather conditions, able to lift up to 50 pounds, ascend/descend stairs and traverse campus, and position self as needed, including bending, crouching, kneeling, lifting, and reaching.

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. This is a half-time position for the 2019-2020 school year, intended to grow to a full-time position the following school year. Compensation is $17-$25/hr depending on qualifications and experience.

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.

Farmer & Environmental Educator

Do you have an unfailing green thumb and also the ability to see rare wintergreen growing along the path without wanting to transplant it to a garden? Do you hold the principles of conservation in balance with the skills of cultivation?

The Garden School welcomes applications for an environmental educator and school gardener who will also serve as class teacher for the homeschool program. This position involves bringing age-appropriate, engaging, and imaginative EE lessons to all grades at our school, as well as leading the Junior Master Gardeners program, taking responsibility for our school gardens and learning farm, and helping to direct the work of parent volunteers and community work days. Familiarity with biodynamic farming is highly desired.

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.

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. Compensation is $21,500-$29,000 depending on qualifications and experience.

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.

Spanish Teacher

The Garden School highly values our foreign language program and seeks a warm, enthusiastic, fluent native speaker to work with all ages of students at our school. Familiarity with Waldorf education is strongly preferred, and Waldorf training is available. The successful candidate will be collaborative and highly organized, comfortable teaching outdoors in all weather.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Developing age-appropriate curriculum for all grades that scaffolds and builds upon itself

  • A commitment to each child’s growth through the practical and creative art of teaching

  • Meetings with classroom teachers, and any additional communication needed to support the program

  • Documentation and reporting of each student’s progress and experience with the Spanish Language program

  • Assisting our staff in becoming a more inclusive community for our Spanish speakers, offering translation for admissions and open houses

The type of teacher we are looking for:

  • Brings a multi-disciplinary and immersion style of pedagogy to students of all foreign language levels through a familiarity with Waldorf curriculum

  • Possesses strong cultural competency and confidence working with diverse family backgrounds striving to create a community that is socially just and equitable

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. This is a part-time position, expected to grow to full-time over the next two years. For the 2019-2020 school year, we expect that this position will run 9am-12pm Mondays and Tuesdays. Compensation is $16-$20/hr depending on qualifications and experience.

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

American Sign Language Teacher

The Garden School is excited to add American Sign Language to our World Languages program for the 2019-2020 school year. We seek a warm, enthusiastic, teacher to work with all ages of students at our school from kindergarten through 7th grade. Familiarity with Waldorf education is strongly preferred, and Waldorf training is available. The successful candidate will be collaborative and highly organized, comfortable teaching outdoors in all weather.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Developing age-appropriate curriculum for all grades that scaffolds and builds upon itself

  • A commitment to each child’s growth through the practical and creative art of teaching

  • Documentation and reporting of each student’s progress and experience with the ASL program

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. This is a part-time position, expected to grow to full-time over the next two years. For the 2019-2020 school year, we expect that this position will run 9am-12pm Mondays and Tuesdays. Compensation is $16-$20/hr depending on qualifications and experience.

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

Extended Care Program Coordinator

The Garden School has an immediate opening for an Extended Care Program Coordinator.

The Extended Care Program serves children in both the kindergarten and grades program from 3:00pm-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. Compensation is $10-$14/hr depending on qualifications and experience.

1st Grade Class Teacher

The Garden School welcomes applications for a First Grade Class Teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. The Class Teacher carries the responsibility for the developmental needs, the emotional and social health of the class, composed of up to 16 students. 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 the curriculum.

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.

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.

Qualifications:

  • 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.

  • A commitment to multicultural and inclusive teaching and communication and a familiarity with anti-bias and anti-oppression education.

  • Bachelor’s degree.

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. Compensation is $20,500-$27,650 depending on experience and qualifications.

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.