Mandarin Teacher and House Parent

Full-time poisition begins September 2019
About the Position
High Mowing School is a Preschool- grade 12 Waldorf School in Wilton, NH. Founded in 1942, HMS is the only international boarding Waldorf School in North America.
HMS is now accepting applications for a Mandarin teacher & house-parent position in our English Immersion Program where students in grades 5 through 8 from China spend three months of study and experience of Waldorf education. We host a fall, winter, and spring session for 20 children in grades 5 through 8.

A key member of our English Immersion team, the Mandarin Teacher & House-Parent is responsible for providing a home-like environment before school (6:30-8:00 am), after school (6:00 – 9:00 pm), and one weekend day (Sundays off). S/he is responsible for guiding the children through their daily morning routine: waking-up, dressing, breakfast, transition to school, dinner, evening, and bedtime. The development of good habits, respectful behavior, participation in activities and daily chores is emphasized. Additionally, s/he teaches Mandarin to grades 1, 2, 3&4, and 5, each for 2 periods per week.

Qualifications
Our preferred candidate is experienced with working with children age 10-14 in a Waldorf environment. S/he understands child development and the need for children to be held, and gently yet firmly guided.
 
Requirements
  • Chinese-English bilingual fluency
  • Waldorf trained/in training Mandarin teacher
  • Experience in managing a group of 20 children in a loving yet firm manner 
  • Organized, able to follow instructions, dependable, punctual
Compensation
The compensation for the position includes:
  • Competitive Salary
  • Health, dental, life, LTD
  • Up to 4% contribution to 403(b) retirement
  • Tuition remission 90%
  • 9 weeks paid vacation
  • Housing – all inclusive
  • All meals while school is in session
About HMS
High Mowing School is home to over 250 Kindergarten-Grade 12 day and boarding students. HMS is committed to a caring, respectful and diverse community where academic success, personal growth, and social responsibility are highly valued and fostered.

To Apply
Interested candidates should respond by email to Geraldine Kline, Head of School at gkline@highmowing.org with a letter of intent and an Employment Application.
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