Job openings for Desert Sky are listed at Waldorf Teachers and Craigslist, and other websites as applicable. The email address for submissions is listed in the job posting. ‘Walk-in’ applications are not accepted and please do not fax.


All positions (instructional or non-instructional) require an Arizona State Fingerprint Clearance Card issued by the Department of Public Safety. Realistically, you need to have your clearance card prior to applying for a position. The state department may take up to 8 weeks to process your application.


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Current Job Postings

Positions at Desert Sky Community School


Applications are accepted by mail or by email.

Mail to: Desert Sky Community School, 1350 N Arcadia Ave, Tucson, AZ 85712

Email to: DesertSkyShelly@gmail.com

Please state in the subject line of the email, the name of the position for which you are applying; or state it clearly in your letter if you are mailing a hardcopy.

Include a letter (by mail or email) that states why you are interested in the position, what relevant background you bring, and how you learned about our school and/or Waldorf education.

All positions are for the 2015-2016 school year. School starts August 17 and runs through May 27. In-Services and trainings may be required prior to the start of the school year.

All of these positions require an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card issued by the Department of Public Safety.

Desert sky is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, or disability in admission, or access to, or treatment or employment in its educational programs or activities. Desert Sky does e-Verify for employment eligibility. Desert Sky is an at-will employer.


Grades Teachers

Desert Sky is seeking a Grade One and Grade Two class teacher for the 2015-2016 school year. Please see our listing on waldorftoday.com for more information regarding requirements.

Classroom Aide

Desert Sky is seeking an aide for a student requiring one-to-one support. The aide accompanies the student through the day from 8am to 2:45pm. Continuation of the position depends on continued enrollment of the student.  Must have current Fingerprint Clearance Card. Rate of pay is $10/hour.


Kindergarten Assistant

Desert Sky is seeking an assistant for the expanding Kindergarten. A friendly and responsible person needed to assist Miss Stephanie and Miss Barbara throughout the Kindergarten day. Must have current Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card. Rate of pay is $10/hour.


Afterschool Program

Desert Sky is seeking two friendly, reliable, and responsible persons for an afterschool program providing a safe, fun, and Waldorf-friendly aftercare rhythm of outdoor play and indoor time. Must have a current Fingerprint Clearance Card. Must have current First Aid & CPR training. Rate of pay is $10/hour. Hours are 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday.


Subject teachers sought for specialty sessions, as many as 8 sessions per week. All subject teacher positions must have a Bachelor’s Degree and Waldorf familiarity, experience, or training. Must be able to attend in-house trainings two or more times a year. If qualified, one individual may teach more than one subject.

Handwork – A qualified Handwork teacher is accomplished at knitting, crochet, and cross-stitch, and has excellent classroom management.  Handwork is “will work” and Handwork class can be the most important subject of the day.

Spanish or German – A qualified Foreign Language teacher is expected to draw on their  own personal experience, as well as incorporating song, movement, dance and games to facilitate student learning and comfort with conversation. The Foreign Language teacher works with the faculty on a school festival: specifically, Dia de los Muertos  (Fall) or Fasching (Spring). Must meet Highly Qualified Criteria such as Bachelor’s degree plus passing score on proficiency assessment, or a state teaching certificate for foreign language. This is a suitable position for a teachers who seeks the freedom to develop a creative foreign language curriculum that is Waldorf-friendly (without cartoons, computers, or recorded music).


Substitute teachers sought for intermittent work throughout the school year. Must have fingerprint Clearance Card, Bachelor’s degree, and classroom experience. Orientation session required to get be placed onto the substitute list.