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High School Humanities Teacher 

 

The Opportunity:

 

Shining Mountain Waldorf High School is at an exciting point in its 40 year history. We have recently moved into our new state of the art high school campus, adjacent to the existing lower school campus. As such, the school has been deeply engaged in a revisioning process for the past several months to rediscover our unique, contemporary identity and to identify several capstone pilot program opportunities. 

 

We are now seeking a dynamic, student-centered full-time High School Humanities Teacher to begin in July 2024. We are searching for candidates who  are interested in pioneering a new vision, those who thrive in environments of innovation and change. Educators who bring a record of success in the classroom in their given discipline and an interest in sharing their passions with adolescents. Ideal candidates will be creative, team players, with diverse interests, and a willingness to engage in the life of our school community. Ultimately, we seek those who will inspire a love of learning and a love of life in future generations of SMWHS students. 

 

Shining Mountain Waldorf School:

 

Shining Mountain Waldorf School, founded in 1983, is an accredited Pre-K-12 nonprofit independent school located in Boulder, Colorado on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. We are recognized for our academic depth, experiential learning, artistic integration, wilderness experiences, and strong athletic program. Our school is about an hour’s drive to Denver and Rocky Mountain National Park. We are close to world-class hiking, skiing, and outdoor recreation. A college town, Boulder is home to the University of Colorado and Naropa University, as well as numerous local organizations that provide a rich variety of arts, lectures, and workshops. Boulder is known for its natural beauty, environmental initiatives, sustainable agriculture, farm-to-table dining, and more than 300 days of sunshine each year.

 

Job Title: High School Humanities Teacher               

Program: High School

Reports to: High School Director

FLSA Status: Exempt

Date: June 2024

 

Position Summary

The High School Humanities Teacher works in collaboration with the Faculty, High School Director, and Pedagogical Director in the development and execution program. This full time position includes instruction in a variety of English and literature blocks, history blocks, tracks, elective, and advanced classes, as well as directing plays. Additionally, the position includes ancillary responsibilities such as advising students, leading clubs, chaperoning field trips, participating in faculty committees, and engaging positively in the life of the school. Shining Mountain Waldorf High School is a highly collaborative environment and encourages strong relationships, inclusivity, input, and innovation within the teaching and student community.

Education and Qualifications / Regulations

  • Master’s Degree in education or specified subject area preferred.
  • A minimum of four years of teaching experience.
  • Waldorf teaching and and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.
  • A love of adolescents.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with students and colleagues, and an interest in active community engagement.
  • A strong commitment to equity and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated teaching capacity in experiential and project-based learning.
  • A commitment to continued learning, i.e., Waldorf and general educational trends, research-based learning models, educational technology, curriculum development, learning standards, multicultural education, and current best practices.
  • Organizational and computer skills essential.

 

Additional Responsibilities:

In accordance with the SMWS philosophy, the person filling this position may be required to carry out other duties necessary to the fulfillment of the school’s mission, strategies, and agreements. 

 

Work Setting

  • General classroom, field trip, and outdoor environments
  • Occasional weekend and evening hours 

 

Salary, Hours, and Benefits

Our faculty enjoys competitive salaries and a generous employee benefit program, including support for professional development, tuition remission for enrolled children, family medical and dental plans, and retirement savings options.

  • Waldorf-trained base salary of $46,217, along with years of experience. 
  • SMWS has an excellent benefit package including medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability, life insurance, 401(k), and flexible spending accounts
  • Full Time Salary position (exempt)
  • Employee benefits are offered for this position

 

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:
    • Lift 25 pounds, bending, stretching
    • Mobility to move boxes 
    • Work within an office setting
  • 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, religion, gender, gender identity,  disability, familial status, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age, 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 letter of interest and intent, resume, brief biography, and three references including current employer to hrmgr@smwaldorf.org.

 

Job Title: Head Coach & Assistant Coach – Coed Middle School Volleyball Summer Camp

Location: SMWS Gymnasium

Duration: One week (half-day camp)

Dates: TBD pending coaches’ availability

Reports to: Athletic Director

Date: Summer 2024

 

Overview:

We are seeking enthusiastic and experienced volleyball coaches to lead a coed middle school volleyball camp. The primary goal of the camp is to teach fundamental volleyball skills, foster teamwork, and support the growth of the middle school volleyball program. Coaches will play a pivotal role in creating a positive and inclusive environment where campers can develop their skills and build lasting friendships.

 

Head Coach:

  1. Develop a comprehensive camp curriculum focusing on fundamental volleyball skills appropriate for middle school-aged participants.
  2. Lead daily instructional sessions covering techniques such as serving, passing, setting, spiking, and defense.
  3. Plan and organize drills, activities, and scrimmages to engage campers and reinforce learning objectives.
  4. Provide constructive feedback and individualized coaching to campers to facilitate skill development.
  5. Promote sportsmanship, teamwork, and positive attitudes among campers.
  6. Ensure the safety and well-being of campers at all times.
  7. Collaborate with the athletic director and the assistant coaches and camp staff to coordinate logistics and manage camper behavior.
  8. Communicate effectively with campers, parents, and camp administrators regarding camp schedules, expectations, and any necessary updates.

 

Assistant Coach:

  1. Assist the head coach in delivering instructional sessions and leading drills.
  2. Provide individualized support and feedback to campers during practice and game simulations.
  3. Help set up and organize equipment for drills and scrimmages.
  4. Supervise campers during breaks and transition periods to ensure safety and orderly conduct.
  5. Serve as a positive role model for campers, demonstrating sportsmanship and enthusiasm for volleyball.
  6. Assist with administrative tasks as needed, such as attendance tracking and equipment inventory.
  7. Collaborate with the athletic director and head coach to maintain a positive and inclusive camp environment.
  8. Support the head coach in implementing camp policies and procedures effectively.

 

Qualifications:

– Previous coaching experience, preferably in volleyball or related sports.

– Strong knowledge of fundamental volleyball skills and techniques.

– Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire campers.

– Positive attitude, patience, and enthusiasm for working with middle school-aged participants.

– CPR/First Aid certification (preferred, but not required).

– Background check clearance (required).

 

Pay Rates:

– Head Coach: $25/hour

– Assistant Coach: $20/hour

– Higher pay may be offered based on experience

 

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, religion, gender, gender identity, disability, familial status, sexual orientation or national or ethnic origin, 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, where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

  

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



Job Title: Violin/Viola and Orchestra Teacher

Program: Lower School – Grades 3 -8

Reports to: Pedagogical Director 

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Date: March 2024

 

General Statement of Duties:

As a member of the faculty at Shining Mountain Waldorf School, our music teachers are responsible for the music education of grades 3-8  students. Music is integral to the Waldorf curriculum, and our music teachers work to introduce choral, instrumental and general musical skills to younger students and to develop these skills throughout the lower school. SMWS students are required to take weekly private string instrument lessons throughout the school year and they are strongly encouraged to continue lessons during the summer. Our music teachers work collaboratively with the Lower School teachers and report to the Pedagogical Director.  

 

Teaching Responsibilities (subject to amendment):

  1. Choosing repertoire, planning lessons, and teaching classes of elementary and  middle students.
  2. Preparing students for performances at concerts, festivals and special events throughout the academic year.
  3. Attending weekly meetings of the music department, lower school department meeting, and the all school – Plenum (optional). 
  4. Assisting class teachers with music pertinent to curriculum and class plays.
  5. Attending evening parent meetings a few times per year to present aspects of the music program.
  6. Meeting with parents at yearly parent conferences.
  7. Writing student mid-year progress reports and end-of-year reports.
  8. Monitoring students on recess duty.

Teaching Specifics:

  • Third Grade: 2 classes violin/viola per week 
  • Fourth Grade: 2 classes violin/viola per week
  • Fifth Grade: 1 sectional violin/viola per week; 1 Orchestra per week
  • Middle School Orchestra Elective: 2 classes per week
    • Total teaching: 8 classes per week – 6 teaching hours per week 
  • Prep period 1 class per week (40 minutes)
  • Required attendance at weekly lower school department meeting 
  • Required attendance at weekly music department meeting 

Teaching Skills: 

  • Knowledge of orchestra pedagogy and repertoire.
  • Strong Orchestra leader (violin, viola, cello, bass).
  • Ability to inspire and motivate students
  • Exemplary classroom management and work with restorative practice
  • Ability to collaborate with music and other faculty on curriculum and performances.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, colleagues, and parents. 
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral. 

Additional Responsibilities:

In accordance with the SMWS philosophy, the person filling this position may be required to carry out other duties necessary to the fulfillment of the school’s mission, strategies, and agreements.

 

Education and Qualifications:

  • Degree in music education or performance.
  • Teaching experience in classroom/group settings.
  • Willingness to learn about Waldorf education and incorporate Waldorf principles of child development into teaching.

Work Setting

  • General classroom outdoor environments
  • Occasional weekend and evening hours

Salary, Hours, and Benefits

  • Each music class is 40 minutes of instruction and 5 minutes for transition to the next class. 
  • Hourly Teaching rate is $45.00 to $75.00 per hour 
  • Hourly Meeting rate is $18.00 per hour
  • Hourly Parent/Teacher Conference and Report Writing is $30.00 per hour
  • This position will be a part time hourly position during the school year (August – June)

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:

  • Sitting and standing for class presentations
  • Lift 25 pounds, bending, stretching
  • Mobility to move about the classroom and walking to buildings throughout our 12 acre campus 
  • 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, religion, gender, gender identity, disability, familial status, sexual orientation or national or ethnic origin, 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, where employees are treated with respect and dignity.  

 

If you wish to apply or seek further information, please send a statement of interest, resume and three references to hrmgr@smwaldorf.org.

Title: Accompanist

Status: Non Exempt – Hourly

Reports to:  Eurythmy Teacher 

Date: May 2024

 

Position Summary

As a member of Shining Mountain Waldorf School, the Accompanist is responsible for accompanying the Eurythmy and Choir classes of elementary, middle, and high school  students. Eurythmy is taught as an art of movement and is integral to the Waldorf curriculum. 

 

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Meeting with the Eurythmy teacher to discuss and explore repertoire. 
  2. Accompany students for performances at concerts, festivals, and special events throughout the academic year
  3.  

Skills: 

  • Collaboration with Music and other faculty on curriculum and performances.
  • Communicate effectively with students and colleagues
  • Draw on musical background in order to sight read and improvise 

Qualification/Training Requirements:

  • Music education or performance
  • Experience in working in classroom settings desirable 
  • Accompanying or exposure to movement classes
  • Willingness to learn about Waldorf education and incorporate Waldorf principles of child development into playing

Hours: 

  • This is a part-time hourly position during the school year and school calendar
  • 16 weekly lessons for grades 1-8 (45 minutes classes)
  • 2 weekly lessons for grades 9-12 (50 minutes classes, offered 1 or 2 quarters)
  • 1 weekly prep period with Eurythmy Teacher (45 minutes)
  • May include evening events and performances
  • Eurythmy lessons take place five days a week during the school year
  • 24/25 class schedule will be available in July/August 

Salary and Benefits

  • Hourly rate of $31.00 per hour for accompanying – (classes are 40-45 minutes)  
  • Hourly rate of $18.00 per hour when participating in meetings and trainings
  • Colorado Paid Sick Leave – 1 hour for each 30 hours worked – up to 48 hours per year 
  • Annual increases are based on annual compensation approval
  • This is a part time position – no additional benefits are offered at this time

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, religion, gender, gender identity, disability, familial status, sexual orientation or national or ethnic origin, 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, where employees are treated with respect and dignity.  

If you wish to apply or seek further information, please send a statement of interest, resume and three references to hrmgr@smwaldorf.org.

Position Summary

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.

Applying

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 submit a letter of interest, resume, three references, and salary requirements to hrmgr@smwaldorf.org.

Please include your substitute availability, as well as if you have any interest in future teaching positions.

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