Part-time High School Choir Teacher – Seattle Waldorf School – Seattle, WA

Seattle Waldorf School

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Job Type

  • Bachelor’s (Required)

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  • $52.2K – $66.2K a year is Indeed’s estimated salary for this role in Seattle, WA.

Full Job Description

Title: Part-me High School Choir Teacher

Supervises: N/A

Reports to: High School Director

FLSA Status: Exempt

When Needed: 2022 – 2023 Academic Year

FTE: Part-me, Academic Year (2 periods/wk)

Seale Waldorf School is seeking an engaging, enthusiastic, and compassionate part-me choir teacher to join our high school Music Department. We are looking for someone who has a deep knowledge of and passion for music education, and who is passionate about teaching high school students. We are seeking a music educator who understands best practices in music teaching, who can work effectively as part of a team, as well as independently, and who is interested in collaborative and multidisciplinary approaches based in cultavatng a positive and encouraging learning environment. We are looking for staff and faculty who share our belief that a culturally rich and inclusive school community provides students with the best possible environment for a quality education.
Salary is competive with independent schools. Seale Waldorf School offers opportunities for professional development and an extraordinary work environment.

Who We Are:

At Seale Waldorf School, students become creative problem-solvers—imaginative thinkers who journey toward intellectual excellence, human compassion, and artistic skill. Our modern curriculum is rooted in tradition—for children 18 months to 18 years. We lead students on a joyful journey that fosters critical thinking, synthesis, and creativity. Founded in Seale in 1980, we are the only Preschool-Grade 12 Waldorf School in Washington. At Seale Waldorf School we are committed to creating a community that is inclusive for all faculty, staff, families and students, especially those who have been impacted by racism and oppression and to create a culture that supports racial equity by changing our existing systems and practices.

Our Mission: Daily we strive to inspire learning, courage, and joy in the developing human being.

Job Summary: Provides an optimal, joyful classroom experience for high school choir class

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Teaches two periods of choir per week when school is in session
  • Develops choir curriculum to meet the needs of students in Grade 9-12
  • Keeps records and writes reports according to current school guidelines
  • Collaborates with Music Department faculty in planning two annual music performances, including up to six additional hours per week for performances
  • Amends periodic Music Department Meetings; participates in High School Faculty Meetings, Full Faculty meetings, and In-Service/PD days as scheduled
  • Keeps records and writes reports according to current school guidelines
  • Models a culture of flexible, continuous learning for students and colleagues
  • Complies and is familiar with all policies and regulations as put forth in the school’s documents
  • Supports community relations by maintaining open and candid dialogue with all of the school’s constituencies
  • Engages in professional development as determined in conversation with High School leadership
  • Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, faculty, staff, equipment, materials, and facilities since safety and security are everyone’s responsibility
  • Performs other dues as assigned

Education & Experience:

  • Choral direction experience
  • Formal music training
  • Experience working with high school age students
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year college or university
  • Waldorf Experience and/or Teaching Certificate preferred
  • State Teacher Certificate and/or experience teaching in a classroom environment preferred
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching experience preferred

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Expertise in music educaon and commitment to excellence in teaching
  • Ability to develop engaging curriculum and work independently and in collaboraon with the Music Department
  • Strong organizaonal skills
  • Excellent wrien and verbal communicaon skills, including communicaon with students, parents, and colleagues
  • Ability to work with and support students of all abilies including students with accommodaons
  • Commitment to self-development and collegial cooperaon ; ability to work in a hands-on team environment
  • Possessing a level of cultural competency necessary for working with a diverse populaon in an inclusive and equitable community

o We have a diverse student body, and we want all our teachers to have the skills necessary to ensure that their classrooms are safe, inclusive places for everyone
o We seek a teacher who is aware of the racial, socio-economic, gender, and other inequies present in educaon, and acvely works to eliminate these in the classroom

  • Ability to work efficiently in a Microso Windows or Mac environment using Office, Google Suite, common automated systems for record keeping, and confidently learn new technology
  • Ability to maintain confidenal informaon
  • Flexibility, maturity, and a sense of humor
  • Ability to work outside in all weather
  • Ability to climb stairs
  • Ability to li up to 30 pounds
  • Ability to travel locally (field trips)

If that sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.

To Apply: Interested candidates should respond immediately by email with a leer of interest, resume, and employment application, available on the school website at: hp: //

Thank you for your interest in Seale Waldorf School and this position. Position open until filled. No phone calls or drop-ins, please.

Job Type: Part-time


  • Monday to Friday


  • Bachelor’s (Required)


  • Waldorf: 1 year (Preferred)
  • teaching in a classroom environment: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Choral direction: 1 year (Preferred)
  • formal music training: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Teaching Certificate (Preferred)
  • State Teacher Certificate (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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Application response rate: 60%

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