Lower School Mandarin Chinese Language Teacher

City of Lakes Waldorf School is now accepting applications for a Mandarin Chinese teacher for the 2014-15 school year. The teacher will be responsible for providing twelve class periods of instruction to students in grades one through six. The ideal applicant will be an experienced elementary school language teacher who demonstrates fluency and knowledge of Chinese cultural traditions and has completed a bachelor’s degree as well as Waldorf training. A love of teaching and a knowledge of /or interest in Waldorf education is required. The Chinese Teacher position is a part time salaried position. All applications should be submitted by July 15, 2014.


Our School and Community

City of Lakes Waldorf School is an accredited, full member school of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America. We offer a pre-school to Grade 8 education for 220 students, including Spanish, Mandarin, movement and games, handwork, woodwork, circus and music (recorder, strings and chorus) and after school sports programs. Our parent/child program introduces young families to Waldorf education.

Our experienced and creative faculty, led by the College of Teachers, is dedicated to excellence in Waldorf education and the development of curriculum to reflect our diverse, urban community. Our school celebrates its 24th anniversary in 2012 and is currently beginning a new strategic planning process for the future. Our board of trustees and talented and dedicated parent community support our 45 full and part time members of the faculty and administrative staff.

Our school is located in a beautiful stone building (circa 1925) in a lively urban neighborhood just blocks from downtown Minneapolis. The school resides on what is known as “Eat Street” – home to a large number of restaurants featuring cuisines from around the world. We are within walking distance to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and have convenient access to the cultural features of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area, including nationally acclaimed symphony and chamber orchestras, theatres, art, science and children’s museums. Minneapolis is a beautiful city encompassing lakes, rivers and creeks and containing an extensive network of parks for walking, biking and opportunities for a myriad of outdoor activities in all seasons. Minneapolis has been ranked the number one Bike-Friendly city in the United States. Our school enjoys an association with the Minnesota Waldorf School across the river, a chapter of the Anthroposophical Society, and the Novalis Institute which provides adult education and Foundation Studies to our community.


Qualifications and Benefits

Ideal candidates are Waldorf trained teachers with a Bachelor’s degree and at least two years of teaching experience and a commitment to working out of anthroposophy. Full time teachers enjoy a competitive salary and generous benefits that include health, dental, tuition remission, mentoring and financial support for professional development. We offer a base salary $36,820 with increments for teaching experience and education.


To Apply

Please send a letter of introduction, resume, short biography, and three references to the attention of the Teacher Search Committee. Mail to: Marti Stewart, City of Lakes Waldorf School, 2344 Nicollet Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN, 55404 Email: martistewart@clws.org. For more information, please visit our website at www.clws.org or contact School Administrator, Marti Stewart, at 612-767-1501.