Employment Opportunities

Founded in 1981, Spring Garden Waldorf School is a Pre-K through Class 8 Waldorf School with a current enrollment of 165 students. Our expanding curriculum includes Spanish, German, Choral, Orchestra, Woodwork, Handwork, Gardening and Extra Lesson.

Spring Garden is located on 12 rural acres near Akron, Ohio and is approximately 20 minutes from Cleveland. An established school of more than 30 years, Spring Garden is proud to have healthy finances, strong enrollment and a Board of Trustees committed to consistently improving faculty benefits. We also have a strong mentoring program and a commitment to continuing education.

Come to the Great Lakes Region! Northeast Ohio is home to many features of interest such as Summit County Metroparks, which are contiguous with the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, two of the top library systems in the country, one of the best symphony orchestras in the world, one of the largest theater districts in the country, two renowned art museums, Crown Point Ecology Center, just to name a few!

Consider returning to your roots or trying the heartland for the first time. The changes of the season here are breathtaking. Share this wonder with the children at Spring Garden Waldorf School.

Come and join our growing school!  Spring Garden Waldorf School is now hiring for the following positions:

Grades Teacher, Class of 2022
 A Bachelor’s degree is required. Waldorf certification is preferred. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to learn@sgws.org, attn: Grades Teacher Hiring Committee or mail to Spring Garden Waldorf School, 1791 S. Jacoby Rd., Copley, Ohio 44321.

 The ideal candidate has training and experience working with the Waldorf curriculum, holds a Waldorf Teacher Training Certificate or equivalent and a bachelors or master’s degree. We value excellent teaching and classroom management skills, as well as a deep understanding of child development. We also seek a colleague committed to building strong collegial and parent relationships, and one who is committed to self-development. 

 Substitutes:  While the hours for substitutes vary, the earliest start time is 8:00 a.m. and the latest end time is 3:30 p.m.  Substitute teachers must have a bachelor’s degree, a current FBI/BCI check, and a Substitute Teacher’s License (though holders of a current Ohio Professional Teacher’s License or Non-Tax Certificate are exempt from having to obtain further licensing).

Submit resumes to learn@sgws.org, and include the name of the position you are applying for in the subject line.