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20 Nelson Road
Ithaca, NY, 14850
United States


Early Childhood Teacher 2019-20

Five-Day Early Childhood Teacher 2019-20

Beginning: July 1, 2019

The Ithaca Waldorf School ( is seeking an experienced Early Childhood teacher for a class of students ages 3-5 years old.  Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree or higher, and have multiple years of successful Early Childhood teaching experience, preferably in a Waldorf School.  Ideal candidates possess a Waldorf teaching certificate, or are willing to obtain one. In the Fall of 2019, the Ithaca Waldorf School (IWS) will extend from Grade One through Eight, in addition to providing full day programs in three Early Childhood classrooms, which are fully accredited by the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (  

The independent, not-for-profit Ithaca Waldorf School is authorized by the New York State Department of Education to provide instruction through Grade 8.  IWS is currently an Associate School with the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (  The Ithaca Waldorf School is nestled in the New York Finger Lakes on an 80-acre organic campus composed of field, forest and a biodynamic and educational farm ( Our faculty enjoys a warm collegial relationship and receives support for professional development, tuition remission for enrolled children, and health benefits.


  • BA or BS required

  • Waldorf Teaching Certificate preferred

  • Waldorf teaching experience preferred

  • Experience teaching pre-school/Kindergarten students

  • Teaching, interpersonal, and class management skills

  • Strong communication and organizational skills

Responsibilities will include:

  • Teaching 37.5 hours per week, in an Early Childhood class.

  • Working out of an understanding of the Waldorf approach to child development

  • Collaborating and communicating with colleagues

  • Regularly attending the Early Childhood Faculty meetings

  • Attending the Full Faculty meetings as arranged with the Faculty Chair

Benefits include:

  • Joining a dynamic Faculty during an exciting time of school expansion

  • Salary commensurate with experience (base = $31,500 with $500 increments added for experience) up to $40,000

  • Health benefits

  • Tuition remission for enrolled children

  • Professional development funds

Ithaca is home to Cornell University and Ithaca College, which offer our community a rich cultural life. The city is situated at the foot of beautiful Cayuga Lake, and is a wonderful place to raise a family. (

Applicants should email a letter of interest, resume, three references including most recent school employer, and a brief biography by Friday, May 10th, 2019, to the Hiring Committee c/o Karen Lonsky, Early Childhood Teacher (

The Ithaca Waldorf School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or handicapping conditions in its educational programs or employment.  No person shall be denied employment solely because of any impairment that is unrelated to the ability to engage in activities involved in the position or program to which application has been made.