Current Openings

For the 2022-2023 School Year

In-House Substitute

Substitute Teachers

Why Work at Mountain Sage?

Why will you want to work at Mountain Sage Community School? Because at Mountain Sage our culture is one of teamwork and quality. We engage in artistic endeavors daily. We get to know our students and their families over time because we practice “looping” and work hard at relationship building. At Mountain Sage we sing together at every faculty meeting. We provide a lot of professional development for our teachers but also commit to renewal and create opportunities to do artistic work together, not just with the students. We reward loyalty by offering bonuses when you have been with us for several years. We are attracting the best and the most imaginative individuals. Come join us and help us change the world one student at a time.

May Your Work Excite Your Heart

by John O’Donohue

May your work excite your heart,
Kindle in your mind a creativity
To journey beyond the old limits
Of all that has become worrisome.

May this work challenge you toward
New frontiers that will emerge
As you begin to approach them,
Calling forth from you the full force
And depth of your undiscovered gifts.

May the work fit the rhythms of your soul,
Enabling you to draw from the invisible
New ideas and a vision that will inspire.

Remember to be kind to those who work for you,
Endeavor to remain aware
Of the quiet world
That lives behind each face.

Be fair in your expectations,
Compassionate in your criticism.
May you have the grace of encouragement
To awaken the gift in the other’s heart,
Building in them the confidence
To follow the call of the gift.

May you come to know work
Which emerges from the mind of love
That will have beauty and form.

May your work be worthy
Of the energy of your heart
And the light of your thoughts.

May your work assume
A proper space in your life;
Instead of owning or using you,
Bringing you every day further
Into the wonder of your heart.

In-House Substitute Teacher, Full-Time for the 2022-2023 School Year

Mountain Sage Community School is a public, charter school inspired by Waldorf education and sustainable living, serving students in grades K-8, located in Fort Collins, CO.

We are currently seeking a qualified and energetic person to serve as In-House Substitute for the 2022-2023 school year. We are looking for a “Renaissance person”, someone who is ready to jump in anywhere and support our school in a large variety of settings, including: 12 classrooms Kindergarten-8th grade, two Forest School homeschool enrichment classes, multiple teachers of specialty subject classes, paraprofessionals, integrated services, as well as staff substitution needs. In classes/subjects where there is an assistant, the In-House Substitute will become the assistant while the assistant becomes the lead for the day. 

We do not expect the In-House Substitute to be able to teach every specialty subject but manage and engage classrooms of children of varying ages. The ideal candidate will be a person with classroom experience, a love of working with children, a high comfort level with changing duties, and an alignment with our mission. This is a full-time position with hours 8-4 Monday-Thursday and 8-2:30 on Friday. 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree
  • Some classroom experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Waldorf teacher certification and/or experience
  • Colorado Teaching License
  • 2+ years classroom teaching experience

Compensation

The pay for this position starts at $16.00 per hour during the school year. We offer state retirement benefits, health benefits, and yearly professional development opportunities.

To Apply

Candidates who are interested in pursuing the In-House Substitute Teacher position should visit our school website prior to applying: www.mountainsage.org. We appreciate receiving applications via email. No phone calls please. Please send a cover letter articulating your relationship to Waldorf education and sustainability, resume, and three professional references to employment@mountainsage.org. Please indicate “In-House Substitute Teacher” in the subject line of the email. We will accept applications until the position is filled. You will be contacted by a member of the Hiring Committee if we are interested in pursuing your application.

Mountain Sage Community School is an equal opportunity employer. 

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Substitute Teachers

We are currently searching for qualified substitutes for Kindergarten through 8th, two homeschool enrichment classes, all specialty subjects: Integrated Services, Spanish, handwork, games/PE, music, woodworking, gardening, performing arts, etc., and staff.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or in pursuit of a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Some classroom experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Waldorf teacher certification and/or experience
  • Colorado Teaching License
  • 2+ years classroom teaching experience

Pay rate

$16 per hour

Applications should be submitted via email. No phone calls please. Please send a brief cover letter articulating your relationship to Waldorf education and sustainability and your specific areas of interest in subbing (e.g. grades, music, Spanish, etc.), and your resume to: nsexton@mountainsage.org . Please indicate Substitute Teacher in the subject line of the email. We will accept applications year round. You will be contacted by the Substitute Coordinator if we are interested in pursuing your application.

Mountain Sage Community School is an equal opportunity employer. 

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Mountain Sage is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Mountain Sage Community School embraces equal employment opportunity (EEO) and inclusiveness and maintains a work environment that is free of discrimination. Mountain Sage Community School’s policy is to ensure that no employee or applicant for employment is denied equal opportunity because of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, or genetic information.