Employment Opportunities

Juniper Ridge Community School is a Public Waldorf Charter School in Grand Junction, Colorado, part of the Mesa County Valley School District 51 . The school opened in the fall of 2013 with grades K-6 and experienced wonderful success in its inaugural year with nearly 160 students. Each year since it has grown in size and grades.  It now has nearly 400 students and offers education for students in Kindergarten through 8th grade.

Current Job Openings:

 

Classroom Teacher (2020-2021 school year):

Juniper Ridge Community School seeks a classroom teacher (ideally, 4th grade or higher) who loves children, enjoys working with parents, and is committed to working with colleagues.

Our ideal candidate must have or be eligible for a Colorado Teaching License and must be willing to complete training in Waldorf curriculum and methodology (if they do not already have a certificate from a recognized Waldorf teacher training program). Additional interests, skills, and initiative in various areas such as drawing, singing, movement, and drama are also desired.

Juniper Ridge Community School is a Public Charter School guided by the core principles of Public Waldorf education in Grand Junction, Colorado, and is part of the Mesa County Valley School District 51. The school opened in the fall of 2013 with grades K-6. Each year since it has grown in size and grades. It now has nearly 400 students and offers education in grades K-8.

Our curriculum includes Spanish, handwork, woodwork, music, eurhythmy, and physical education. Festivals and celebrations are community-oriented. Our Board is active and well-established and our strong Parent Council reflects a supportive and diverse parent body.

If you would like to join our exceptional faculty, please submit a resume, cover letter, and three references to resume@juniperridgeschool.org or by mail to: Juniper Ridge Community School, 615 Community Lane, Grand Junction, CO 81506. 

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Special Education Teacher (2020-2021 school year):

Juniper Ridge Community School seeks a Special Education teacher who loves children, enjoys working with parents, and is committed to working with colleagues.

Our ideal candidate must have a Special Education certification, will have a bachelor’s or master’s degree and must be open to training in Waldorf curriculum and methodology.

Juniper Ridge Community School is a Public Charter School guided by the core principles of Waldorf education in Grand Junction, Colorado, and is part of the Mesa County Valley School District 51. The school opened in the fall of 2013 with grades K-6. Each year since it has grown in size and grades. It now has nearly 400 students and offers education in grades K-8.

Our curriculum includes Spanish, handwork, woodwork, music, eurhythmy, and physical education. Festivals and celebrations are community-oriented. Our Board is active and well-established and our strong Parent Council reflects a supportive and diverse parent body.

If you would like to join our exceptional faculty, please submit a resume, cover letter, and three references to resume@juniperridgeschool.org or by mail to: Juniper Ridge Community School, 615 Community Lane, Grand Junction, CO 81506. 

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What types of teachers are needed at JRCS?

Because the quality of teaching is the key to the Waldorf approach, JRCS expects to hire the most engaged and committed teachers.  Teachers will be sought to teach in classrooms from Kindergarten through eighth grade.  In addition, specialty teachers will be hired in physical education / movement, music, Spanish, handwork and eurythmy.  Part-time teachers and artisans may also be hired to teach gardening, woodworking, art, speech and drama.

 

What if I am not a Waldorf-certified teacher?

JRCS recognizes that it is unlikely that the majority of teachers will be Waldorf-certified in the first year.  However, it is expected that all teachers hired at JRCS begin a training program to obtain Waldorf certification.  During the initial years of training, many supports will be provided to teachers including:  professional development and workshops, the mentoring of an experienced Waldorf teacher, the Pedogogical Council, and other pre-service training programs.

Juniper Ridge Community School

615 Community Lane

Grand Junction, CO 81506

(970) 986-8219

info@juiperridgeschool.org

Juniper Ridge Community School is a proud member of the Alliance for Public Waldorf Education.