Assistant Teacher

River Song is looking to hire a full-time assistant teacher for our 2021-2022 school year, with the option to begin in June with our summer program.

Salary:  Salaried @ 40 hrs/week; Competitive pay, based on education & experience
Hours: Monday-Friday; 8:15/8:30 – 4:15/4:30 (based on arrival of children)

We are looking for a gentle and loving individual to assist the lead teacher in the classroom. Preference will be given to applicants that have an understanding of Waldorf education practices and philosophy. Must be ECT (Early Childhood Teacher) qualified by the State of Colorado, or on your way (Assistant ECT).

The ideal candidate will also:

  • Have an interest and understanding of Waldorf education philosophy
  • Have a love of nature and be willing to explore with the children, even in inclement weather
  • Demonstrate warmth, compassion and clarity in working with both children and adults
  • Communicate clearly, verbally and in writing, to co-workers and parents alike
  • Be able to take instruction from the lead to assist in running all aspects of the classroom
  • Observe and care for our children’s physical, emotional, social, intellectual and spiritual development and well-being
  • Contribute to monthly faculty meetings and festivals
  • Be on time and happy to be here

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
•Experience teaching preschool-age children
• Knowledge and experience in Colorado Rules and Regulations for Child Care Facilities
•Knowledge of how children develop as individuals
• Working knowledge or interest to learn Waldorf educational philosophies
• Ability to foster a love of life and learning in young children while gently guiding them in appropriate directions
• Ability to follow directions from co-teachers and Director
• Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers, Director, and parents
• Ability to sing, dance, crawl, dig in the dirt, climb trees, and remember what it’s like to be a child

This is a year-round position with paid time off around the holidays (including Thanksgiving, 2 weeks at Christmas and a week for spring break). Paid vacation/sick time as well as paid mentoring time outside of the classroom. Salary is based on education and experience. We also offer free childcare and health insurance. 

“River Song is commended upon the harmonious relationships visible among the staff. This is a happy building with happy teachers and children. The teachers’ enjoyment of one another and commitment to support each other’s work is palpable.” ~ From our recent WECAN (Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America) site visit report. 

How to apply:
Submit a cover letter and resume to Becky Praamsma at riversongfc@gmail.com


Early Childhood Substitute Teachers

Substitute Teachers will help in the classrooms and/or kitchen when our teachers and kitchen assistants need time off for vacations, illnesses, or family affairs.

Salary:  $12.50/hr
Hours: Variable
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
•Assist in the classroom: setting up activities, prepare and clean up snack, guide children during group participation, and maintain neatness and organization of classroom.
•Meet the needs of children on a one-to-one basis.
•Communicate effectively with the lead teacher any behavior or development concerns of children (both written and verbal).
•Maintain proper staff to child ratios.
•Follow prescribed schedules for bathroom, playground, and cubby room supervision.
•Prepare and clean up before and after children arrive.
•Effectively supervise children both inside and outside the classroom.
•Assist with puppet shows and other events.
•Assist with parent evening and festival celebrations.
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
• Solid background teaching preschool-age children
• Solid knowledge and experience in Colorado Rules and Regulations for Child Care Facilities
• Solid knowledge of how children develop as individuals
• Solid working knowledge of Waldorf educational philosophies
• Ability to foster a love of life and learning in young children while gently guiding them in appropriate directions
• Ability to follow directions from lead teacher and Director
• Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers, Director, and parents
• Ability to sing, dance, crawl, dig in the dirt, climb trees, and remember what it’s like to be a child

Minimum Experience, Education and/or Certifications:
Prefer those with ECT qualification (or working on it) by the State of Colorado. Great position for students in the field of Early Childhood Education!

How to apply:
Submit a cover letter and resume to Becky Praamsma at riversongfc@gmail.com

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