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20 Nelson Road
Ithaca, NY, 14850
United States




Violin Teacher


Beginning: September 1, 2017

The Ithaca Waldorf School seeks a violin teacher for the 2017-2018 school year. The ideal candidate will have an interest in developing a deeper understanding of Waldorf education, have experience teaching private and group lessons to children with diverse needs and backgrounds and be trained in Suzuki pedagogy. The violin teacher will be responsible for teaching group violin classes for two hours/week to third and fourth grade beginners and will work collaboratively with the cello and general music teachers to further the growth of the music program.  

Additional responsibilities will include:

  • Providing written mid-year and end-of-year reports for each student
  • Working to support participation of the violin students in at least four events throughout the school year (Winter Assembly, Afternoon of Strings, Student String Recital and Summer Assembly).  Attendance at the Grades Faculty meeting as arranged with the Faculty Chair

In addition to joining a supportive and vibrant Faculty, benefits include:

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Health benefits

The ideal violin teacher will also be available to teach private violin lessons at IWS after school. Accepting applications now until the position is filled.


  • BA or BS required
  • Waldorf teaching experience preferred
  • Experience teaching grade school age students
  • Teaching, interpersonal, and student management skills
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Adaptable; able to change work plan based on needs of particular student/class    

In the Fall of 2017, the Ithaca Waldorf school will extend from Grade One through Six, in addition to providing full day programs in three Early Childhood classrooms, all of which are filled to capacity.  The independent, not-for-profit Ithaca Waldorf School is authorized by the New York State Department of Education to provide instruction through Grade 8.  A fully-accredited member of the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN), we are currently a developing 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.

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 to the Ithaca Waldorf School Hiring Committee ℅ Rebecca Lesser.

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.