Employment Opportunities

Lead Teacher: Middle School

The Otto Specht school  is searching for a Middle School Lead Faculty Member for the 2019-20 school year beginning as soon as July 2019.  

The candidate will be responsible for teaching a mixed-age group of Middle School students who may have Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, or other learning  and/or developmental disabilities.
The Otto Specht School utilizes an adapted Waldorf curriculum for students requiring a more practical approach to academics. Click Here for more on Waldorf Education and Atypical learners.

Preferred candidates will hold a master’s degree in Special Education or Curative Education and Social Therapy, a Waldorf teaching certificate and special needs experience, or a teachers with Camphill experience. Preferred candidates would have a minimum of 2-3 years as a lead teacher of a class or classes containing special education students. Candidate must have valid drivers license.

A brief description of responsibilities:

  • To teach adapted Middle School level Waldorf main lessons to a middle school class of no more than 5 students (with the support of full-time classroom assistants)

  • To teach reading and math skills groups

  • To provide social and daily living skills support when necessary  

  • To embrace and support a curriculum focused on life and vocational skills aimed at achieving greater independence and increasing employment readiness. Curriculum will include courses such as farming and gardening, culinary arts, book binding, woodwork, metal work, elder care support, hospitality, etc.

  • To work with teaching teams to develop and implement individualized Student Learning Plans

  • To write comprehensive reports at the end of each semester

  • To conduct weekly phone calls or meeting with parents

  • To be willing to engage in self study of the the Waldorf curriculum and Curative Education on an ongoing basis with support from The Otto Specht School (this may come in the form of summer courses at Sunbridge Institute or training at other accredited institutions)

  • To  participate in  weekly faculty meetings and trainings

  • To help plan and attend school promotional events and festivals

Candidates must have good interpersonal skills and parent relationship building skills, the ability to work collaboratively with other faculty members and therapists,  and be a good spokesperson while representing the Otto Specht school in the greater community. Candidates need to be authorized to work in the US, must pass a background check and child abuse clearance.

Compensation TBD based on candidates credentials and work experience.

To apply for the position, submit a brief biography and resume including three references to  ccrane@ottospecht.org.


Lead Teacher: Upper School

The Otto Specht school  is searching for an Upper School Lead Faculty Member for the 2019-20 school year beginning as soon as July 2019.

The candidate will be responsible for teaching our mixed-age High School/Transition Class comprised of 7- 8 students who may have Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down syndrome or other learning disabilities.The Otto Specht School  utilizes an adapted Waldorf curriculum for students who need a more practical approach to academics. Click Here for more on Waldorf Education and Atypical Learners.

Preferred candidates will hold a master’s degree in Special Education or Curative Education and Social Therapy, a Waldorf teaching certificate and special needs experience, or teachers with Camphill experience. Preferred candidates would have a minimum of 2-3 years as a lead teacher of a class or classes containing special education students. Candidate must have valid drivers license.

A brief description of responsibilities :

  • To teach adapted High School level Waldorf main lessons to a high school class of 7-8 students (with the support of full-time classroom assistants)

  • To teach reading and math skills

  • To provide social and daily living skills support when necessary   

  • To embrace and support a curriculum focused on life and vocational skills aimed at achieving greater independence and increasing employment readiness. Curriculum will include courses such as farming and gardening, culinary arts, book binding, woodwork, metal work, elder care support, hospitality, etc.

  • To work with teaching teams to develop individualized Student Learning Plans

  • To write comprehensive reports at the end of each semester

  • To conduct weekly phone calls or meeting with parents

  • To be willing to engage in self study of the the Waldorf curriculum and Curative Education on an ongoing basis with support from The Otto Specht School (this may come in the form of summer courses at Sunbridge Institute or training at other accredited institutions)

  • To  participate in  weekly faculty meetings and periodic staff trainings

  • To help plan and attend school promotional events and festivals

Candidates must have good interpersonal skills and parent relationship building skills, the ability to work collaboratively with other faculty members, and be a good spokesperson while representing the Otto Specht School in the greater community. Candidates need to be authorized to work in the US, must pass a background check and child abuse clearance.

Compensation TBD based on candidates credentials and work experience.

For more information please contact Chela Crane at ccrane@ottospecht.org

To apply for the position, submit a brief biography, a letter of interest, and a resume including three references to   ccrane@ottospecht.org


It is the policy of The Otto Specht School to provide equal opportunity for employment and advancement to qualified individuals with regard to all terms and conditions of employment. OSS complies with local, state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, disability, veteran status, age, or any other status protected by local, state or federal law.