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Part Time – Early Childhood Teacher 2017-2018 | May 2017

Shining Mountain Waldorf School, located in beautiful Boulder Colorado, seeks a Waldorf-trained, experienced part time Waldorf Lead Early Childhood Teacher. A Bachelor’s Degree or more advanced degree and Waldorf Early Childhood training are required along with experience teaching in Waldorf Early Childhood programs. An Early Childhood Teacher Qualification from Colorado Department of Human Services, Division of Child Care is also required.

Our current need is for a part time three-day Lead ECE Teacher in addition to a Saturday Parent/Child program.  Enrollment demands may increase and expand this position to full time. Hiring of a Classroom Assistant is dependent on enrollment.

Responsibilities include:

  • With joy, warmth and Waldorf pedagogy lead a class of 3-6-year-olds
  • Provide seasonal Waldorf curriculum, activities and crafts
  • Prepare and carry out Waldorf festivals
  • Provide parent education and hold parent evenings
  • Conduct and document parent/teacher conferences
  • Prepare and maintain classroom
  • Shop for supplies and food
  • Supervise classroom assistant
  • Participate in interviews and admissions events as needed including tours and open houses
  • Participate in weekly ECE sectional meetings as well as attend full faculty meetings
  • Actively participate in committee work
  • Cultivate classroom community connection
  • Uphold state of Colorado rules and regulations for Child Care Provider

Shining Mountain Waldorf School is a Pre-Kindergarten -12 School with a current enrollment of 301 for the 2016-2017 school year. We offer a full Waldorf curriculum, which includes two foreign languages (Spanish and German), woodworking, handwork, movement, instrumental and orchestral music and chorus. All of our full-time faculty members are Waldorf trained teachers and represent a rich spectrum of life experiences along with their strength as Waldorf educators. Our school is an accredited member of AWSNA and ACIS.

Boulder is located in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, about an hour’s drive from Denver.  It is at the heart of the organic food industry, with an award-winning farmers’ market, and many local organic bakeries and farms. The University of Colorado and numerous local organizations provide a rich variety of arts, lectures and workshops, many of which employ the talents of local community members. The quiet beauty of the natural environment offers contemplative pastimes and a full range of outdoor recreation, including world-class ski areas, and many national parks and forests.

Salary: Current full time base is $39,717.24 for Early Childhood Waldorf Trained, which will be prorated based on the number of hours of this position, plus applicable years of experience increases. Employee benefits will be offered only if the position increases to full time.  We are an Equal Opportunity employer. If you are interested in joining us at the Shining Mountain Waldorf School, please send a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to hrmgr@smwaldorf.org.


 

Facilities and Grounds Assistant | April 2017

Position Summary

Shining Mountain Waldorf School campus consists of 12 acres with 15 buildings requiring year-round maintenance and projects.   The Facilities Assistant works under the direction of the Facilities and Grounds Manager in the care, maintenance, safety, compliance and improvement of the School’s buildings and grounds in order to support the programs and mission of the School. This is achieved through short and long term maintenance and improvements to support the SMWS curriculum and vision.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ability to address issues relating to campus maintenance including, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting, HVAC, care of the grounds, etc.
  • Daily tour of campus and playground for hazards, trash and wildlife concerns
  • Daily assistance to requests for repairs
  • Weekly service and inspection of school buses (fuel, oil, tires, etc.)
  • Weekly cleaning and organizing of workshop
  • Preparation for events and meetings including set up and break down of tables and chairs
  • Responsible for seasonal work inspecting and maintenance of air conditioners, swamp coolers, furnaces, water heaters, thermostats, etc.
  • Responsible for early morning seasonal and evening snow removal and ice management throughout campus in preparation for the student and parent arrival and departure of the school day
  • Delivery and moving of items throughout campus classrooms and buildings
  • Weekly safety inspections of playground equipment

Additional Responsibilities

  • In accordance with the SMWS philosophy, the person filling this position may occasionally be required to carry out or assist with other tasks in accordance with the duties listed above:
    • Responsible for sanding and refinishing of school desks during the summer months
    • Ability to set up our sound and lighting systems for festivals, concerts and plays
    • Driving ability to include driving school truck with trailer and school Rhino
    • Working with faculty, assist in moving and preparation of classrooms

Education and Qualifications

  • Familiarity with plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting, HVAC, gardening, etc.
  • Previous construction, trade and technical skills 
  • Friendly and approachable temperament working with SMWS Faculty, Staff, Students and Community
  • Driver’s License required with clean driving record
  • Ability to operate power tools in accordance with proper safety guidelines
  • Knowledge of computers, internet software, spreadsheets, etc.
  • Must be available to work a flexible schedule at times when work is needed outside of normal working hours – early mornings and weekends (early/late snow removal, event set up and break down, facilities emergencies, etc.)
  • Ability to lift at least 60 pounds

Work Setting

  • This is a full time, 40 hour a week position
  • Hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 (will require some early morning and evening hours)
  • Work setting varies based on assignment
  • Time is generally spent working among buildings throughout campus.
  • A workspace with computer and phone access is available.
  • Cell phone usage including internet within the campus is highly used
  • Driver’s License with clean driving record

Salary and Benefits

  • Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications
  • Hourly wage with overtime over 40 hours worked per week
  • Non-exempt employee benefits including medical, dental, life insurance and long term disability, 401(k), flexible spending accounts

Physical Requirements

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the Essential Duties and Responsibilities of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to perform:
    • General construction work related requirements including but not limited to: lifting, bending, standing, kneeling, carrying items, working on ladder, etc.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Shining Mountain Waldorf School is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law.  We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity. 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three references to hrmgr@smwaldorf.org.    


      

Garden Teacher | March 2017

Position Summary

This position works with the 2nd and 3rd Grade Class teachers to teach the students about plants, planting, cultivating and caring for the Lower School Garden.  The gardening cycles include planting in the Spring and Fall.  The position maintains the garden through the summer months including watering, pruning and weeding.   Teaching the children about gardening through stories and imaginative vignettes of life in the garden.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teaching includes (2) 40-45 minute periods over a 9-week period in the Spring. This time is coordinated and the allotment of time will be determined by the 2nd Grade Class teacher, paid at teaching rate of $25.00 per hour.
  • Teaching includes (2) 40-45 minute periods over a 9-week period in the Fall. This time is coordinated and the allotment of time will be determined by the 3nd Grade Class teacher, paid at teaching rate of $ 25.00 per hour.
  • Care of the garden through weeding and harvesting through the summer months, expected to be 2 times a week – 3-4-hours, paid at gardening rate of $ 15.00 per hour.
  • Coordinate a 2nd Grade Class parent work day to prepare the garden for planting in the Spring – 4-6 hours, paid at gardening rate of $ 15.00 per hour. 

Additional Responsibilities

  • Additional gardening if requested
  • In accordance with the SMWS philosophy, the person filling this position may occasionally be required to carry out or assist with other tasks in accordance with the duties listed above 

Education and Qualifications / Regulations

  • Proven gardening experience; preferably biodynamic gardening 

Work Setting

  • Outdoor work in established campus gardens

Physical Requirements

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the Essential Duties and Responsibilities of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to:
    • Kneeling, bending, digging in dirt
    • Talking, teaching
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Shining Mountain Waldorf School is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law.  We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity. f

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three references to hrmgr@smwaldorf.org.

     


Substitute Teachers

Shining Mountain Waldorf School is seeking substitute teachers. We are looking for individuals who have teaching experience, love the classroom environment, and are available (sometimes on very short notice) to work during the week. Knowledge of Waldorf education is a plus. If you are interested, please send your cover letter and resumé to hrmgr@smwaldolf.org for consideration. Please include your substitute availability, as well as if you have any interest in future teaching positions.