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 training two or more times a year.  If qualified, one individual may teach more than one subject.
  • Circus Arts – An experienced Circus Arts teacher for tumbling, hoops, diabolo, rolling globe, spinning plates, juggling and/or unicycle is sought for 2 afternoons a week for a month or more.
  • German or Spanish – 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 be placed onto the substitute list.


All positions are for the 2016-2017 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 positions for hire – teaching and administrative-, 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.

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 Shelly Adrian at DesertSkyShelly@gmail.com


Our application: DSCS.Employment Application  

Your complete application includes:

  1.  A letter of interest that states what position you are applying for, why you are interested in the position, what relevant background you will bring to the position and how you learned about our school and/or Waldorf education.
  2. A resume with relevant experience and training
  3. Three references either their letter or phone number to call to speak with them.

Applications are accepted by mail or by email or fax.  Walk-in applications are not accepted. 

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

Email to: DesertSkyShelly@gmail.com In the subject line of the email please state: the name of the position for which you are applying.

Desert Sky job openings for are also listed on Waldorf Teachers and Craigslist, and other applicable websites. The email address for submissions is listed in the job posting.