Employment at Desert Sky Community School

EMPLOYMENT POSTINGS 

Desert Sky is a small public charter school in sunny Tucson, with a friendly faculty and wonderfully energetic children. We are a member of the Alliance for Public Waldorf Education as well as the Arizona Council for Waldorf Education. Begun in 2006, Desert Sky is guided by the principles of Public Waldorf education and serves students in grades K-5 on our own desert campus. Subjects may include Spanish, German, Handwork, Movement, Circus, Violin, Nature, and Gardening.  With our small population, we do have combined classes. Desert Sky job openings are also listed on Waldorf Today and Craigslist

CURRENT OPENINGS

Teachers for Kindergarten and Specialty Subjects- full-time and part-time

We are seeking teachers to join us for the 2023-2024 school year and beyond. The ideal applicant has excellent communication skills, rich teaching experience, and takes joy in both creative problem-solving and collaborative work. The teaching staff includes both full-time and part-time positions and combined grade classes. Subject teachers sought in particular for foreign languages and music! 

Prior training and knowledge of Waldorf Education are preferred, with the exception that hired candidates will continue to attend professional development opportunities to deepen their understanding of public Waldorf education. Candidates must have the ability to meet state requirements for teaching grades 1-5 in a charter school. Prior training or experience in elementary grades is preferred. 

For more information, please send a letter of interest and resume to communications@desertskycommunityschool.org. 

Pre-K Director – part-time 

We are seeking a qualified individual to develop and implement a preschool program. The ideal applicant has excellent communication skills and takes joy in both creative problem-solving and collaborative work. Prior experience with pre-K children and preschool programs is preferred.  Candidates must meet the qualifications required by the AZ Department of Health Services, including experience and commitment to continued training. For more information, please send a letter of interest and resume to communications@desertskycommunityschool.org.

Teacher for Pre-K — full-time, school starts August 2023

The Pre-K and Kindergarteners have their own play yard of sand, logs, garden, and water. As a charter school and state certified pre-K, literacy and numeracy are thoughtfully and gently incorporated into the student’s day. We are seeking teachers to join us for the 2023-2024 school year and beyond.  The ideal applicant has excellent communication skills, rich teaching experience, and takes joy in both creative problem-solving and collaborative work. Prior training and knowledge of Waldorf Education are preferred, with the expectation that hired candidates will continue to attend professional development opportunities to deepen their understanding of public Waldorf education.  Candidates must have the ability to meet state requirements for teaching in pre-K.  Prior training or experience in a preschool or kindergarten is preferred. For more information, please send a letter of interest and resume to communications@desertskycommunityschool.org

Custodian

We are looking for a responsible custodian to maintain and protect our facilities. The external and internal appearance of a building reflects on the occupants. It is important for a custodian to be careful and thorough in working, cleaning and tidying the premises. The ideal candidate will be experienced in a custodian role focused on building upkeep. They will have great physical endurance to cover a large space. A keen eye for detail and diligence are also imperative in custodial maintenance jobs.

  • Ensure spaces are prepared for the next day by taking out trash and recycling
  • Sweep and mop floors and vacuum carpets
  • Wash and sanitize toilets, sinks and restock disposables (e.g. soap)
  • Wipe mirrors and windows
  • Maintain outer premises by watering plants, cleaning entrances
  • Utilize insecticides to prevent infestation by dangerous pests
  • Perform maintenance and minor repairs (replacing broken switches, fixing door handles, minor leaks etc.)
  • Report major damages and oversee repairs
  • Secure facilities after operating hours by locking doors, and setting up the alarm

* REQUIREMENTS *

The school year runs from August through May.

Required training may occur in June and July before school begins. 

All positions for hire require an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card issued by the Department of Public Safety. It can take DPS up to 8 weeks to process a new application. Please apply for a Fingerprint Clearance Card at the Arizona website if you do not already have a current IVP card.

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.

Questions?  Contact the Front Desk at (520) 745-3888 or send an email to communications@desertskycommunityschool.org 

 

* HOW TO APPLY *

  1. Complete the on line application form here
  2. Submit a cover letter and resume or curriculum vitae by email attachment to communications@desertskycommunityschool.org.  Applications for a full-time position, or a teaching position must complete this step.