Cairn Hill Nature Preschool is seeking a Waldorf teacher for a Waldorf-inspired Nature Preschool in Lynn, Massachusetts. Candidates with a background in nature/environmental education are also encouraged to apply.
Cairn Hill’s mission is to bring the transformative power of the arts to young learners in urban and multi-ethnic communities using story, music, nature and the hands-on approach inspired by Waldorf education. Our mixed age preschool provides diverse children with a high quality preschool experience. Our approach uses Waldorf storytelling, gardening and daily nature discovery with art, music and circle time to foster a rich love of learning. We recognize the value of play and inquiry–based outdoor exploration interwoven with creatively presented pre-literacy and STEAM learning for children who will enter public school kindergarten.
Our preschool is located on 70 quiet acres of pristine woodlands in Lynn, MA, a diverse, gateway city. We seek candidates who share our mission to bring a Waldorf /nature-based approach to children from a wide variety of ethnic, linguistic and socio-economic backgrounds. We welcome candidates who would be eager to co-create a curriculum for children who would not ordinarily experience the richness of a Waldorf -inspired, nature-based early childhood classroom.
Position is flexible with a full-time option from 8-4:30 pm, and a part-time schedule from 8-1:30 pm, 5 days/week. Position commences mid- August, 2021.
Qualifications: • 2-3 years Waldorf and/or nature Early Childhood teaching experience with training in either field preferred • Love of children and desire to bring a Waldorf-inspired/nature-based approach to a diverse population • Interest in a nature-based and arts approach to education • Openness to learning and co-creating a curriculum that blends Waldorf and nature-based pedagogy with kindergarten readiness skills presented using an engaging, experiential approach. • A cooperative classroom team player • Self-motivated on the job • Ability to work outdoors in all weather for an extended period of time, in woodland, garden and play yard settings • MA EEC Preschool Teacher certification or willingness to obtain certification in first year of employment, assistance provided