Handwork Teacher

Madison Waldorf School is seeking a handwork teacher for our Grades program who is experienced with elementary-age children, and knowledgeable and passionate about the handwork curriculum in grades 1-8.

This is a part-time position teaching 2 classes per grade per week, plus compensated lesson–planning time.

The ideal candidate has
–familiarity with the goals and methods of Waldorf education (or strong desire to learn)
–experience teaching elementary school children
–keen eyes, clever hands, a firm spine and a loving heart
–a desire to work collaboratively and creatively with students and colleagues
–the ability to teach knitting, crochet, needlepoint, garment sewing, feltwork, dyeing or working with natural fibers; expertise in bookbinding, metal-stamping, sculpture, leatherwork etc: a plus.

We offer a working environment that allows for artistic expression, growth and creativity. Compensation is hourly, at a competitive wage. We also offer opportunities for professional development.

Founded in 2006, our school serves 110 children in Early Childhood and the Grades program. In recent years we have devoted significant time and energy toward developing our Middle School program, and there is a great deal of enthusiasm for that aspect of our work. Our curriculum includes Spanish, German, Music, Woodworking, Movement and Handwork. In addition, we have a parent/child program to introduce young families to Waldorf education. Madison Waldorf School is a developing school with AWSNA and WECAN.

The school is located in the vibrant city of Madison, Wisconsin. Home to the state capital and the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin, Madison offers one of the richest intellectual and cultural environments in the world for a city of its size. Neighborhood festivals and cultural events of all types abound, and this small city of 280,000 people is truly a place where there is always “too much to do.” Madison offers a rich mix of farmer’s markets, natural food cooperatives and stores, and a wide variety of CSAs. Outdoor recreation is also a way of life for Madisonians: along with the city’s beautiful location between two large lakes, the city boasts numerous parks and many miles of bike and walking paths. With all this and more, many residents will claim that Madison offers an ideal place to live and raise a family, and it is not surprise that Madison is regularly cited as one of the most liveable cities in the United States.

To apply, send a resume, short biography and a letter of interest to the school’s administrator at admin@madisonwaldorf.org. The subject heading should read “Handwork Teacher.”