Employment

Come work with us! Spring Garden Waldorf School is the only accredited Waldorf School in Northeast Ohio. We have been educating children for 42 years and have been an AWSNA accredited Waldorf School for nearly 20 of those years.  We would love to learn more about you and your career goals in Waldorf education. See our current opportunities below.

Elementary Grades Teacher

Spring Garden Waldorf School is seeking a class teacher for first grade. The class of 20 children are eager, inquisitive, and have a strong foundation as a community of learners. The first grade teacher is currently and will continue to be supported by an assistant teacher who is a Waldorf graduate.

We are seeking a teacher who is a professional who shows initiative, carries an active interest in life, and is always learning. This is a full time salaried position with typical hours of 8a-4p Monday to Friday and a meeting until 5:15p on Tuesdays. There are some additional hours outside of the typical school day for evening and weekend events (approximately 40hours/yr). Waldorf class teachers typically loop with their class of students from first through eighth grade.

The ideal candidate will be a certified Waldorf teacher or have experience in a Waldorf school. A Bachelor’s degree is required. Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and three letters of reference to learn@sgws.org Attn: First Grade Teacher Hiring Committee.

Grades Teacher Support Person

This is a part time hourly position. Approximate hours are 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Duties include assisting in a first or second grade classroom throughout the school day along with recess and lunch duties with other classes. The ideal candidate will have experience working in a Waldorf school. Interested candidates please email resume, cover letter and three letters of recommendation to Grades Support Person Hiring Committee at learn@sgws.org.

Early Childhood Assistant

This is a part time hourly position. Hours may be Wed-Fri from 8a-12:15p or M-F from 8a-12:15p or to 3:30p. Hours are dependent on enrollment. Duties include assisting the lead teacher in a prekindergarten and kindergarten Waldorf early childhood classroom. The assistant must be comfortable working with children outdoors in all weather and taking instructions from the lead teacher. The ideal candidate will have experience working in a Waldorf early childhood setting. Interested candidates please email resume, cover letter and three letters of recommendation to Early Childhood Assistant Hiring Committee to learn@sgws.org.

More About Working at Spring Garden Waldorf School

Spring Garden Waldorf School was founded in 1981 and is an accredited member of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America. SGWS serves students from Pre-K through Grade 8. Our expanding curriculum includes Spanish, Choral, Orchestra, Woodwork, Handwork, Physical Education, Gardening and Extra Lesson.

Spring Garden is located on 16 rural acres near Akron, Ohio and is approximately 30 minutes from Cleveland. An established school of more than 40 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.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

Spring Garden Waldorf School recruits and admits students and personnel of any racial identification, ancestry, nationality, native language, socioeconomic background, family structure, age, belief system gender, sexual identity, appearance, occupation, and political affiliation, or any other protected class or group, to all the rights and privileges of all of our programs and activities. In addition, the school will not discriminate on the basis of any racial identification, ancestry, nationality, native language, socioeconomic background, family structure, age, belief system gender, sexual identity, appearance, occupation, and political affiliation or any other protected class or group in the administration of our educational policies, scholarships, loans, fee waivers, educational programs, and athletic or extracurricular activities. All are encouraged to apply.