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.

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.

Forest Kindergarten Co-Teacher

The Garden School welcomes applications for a forest kindergarten co-teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. The successful candidate 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. Compensation is $20,500-$27,650 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.