Emerson Waldorf School (EWS), set on fifty-four wooded acres, was founded in 1984 and offers grades N-12. EWS became a full member of AWSNA in 1998 and is accredited by NCAIS and SAIS. The Research Triangle Area of North Carolina, Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill, is growing rapidly and is situated midway between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Atlantic coast. Please visit our Relocation Info page to learn more about the area.  Teaching at Emerson Waldorf School in Chapel Hill, NC offers many rewards, such as:

Classes- A large, vibrant early childhood program feeds healthy-sized classes.
School- A full, well rounded Waldorf education, nursery through 12th grade.  Full AWSNA member school and current SAIS/SACS accreditation.
Campus- A spacious 54 acres of woods, meadow and gentle hills.  Includes a 20+ acre farm.
Colleagues- Experienced faculty share a warm collegiality and a healthy engagement in cooperative leadership.
Benefits- Competitive salary and outstanding benefits with full tuition remission for children of full time employees.
Governance- Solid governance structure, with clear means for sharing authority between administration, board and college.
Anthroposophy- A strong local anthroposophical society offers study groups, First Class group, Foundation Studies and festival activities.  Two local biodynamic farms, a local anthroposophical doctor and a Christian Community.
Location- Midway between the North Carolina mountains and the Atlantic coast.  An economically strong region known for its cutting-edge research facilities.
Community- Rural farmlands, friendly small-towns, suburban neighborhoods and urban dwellings are all no more than an easy 20-minute drive.
Culture- We are home to five major universities and a rich cultural life including a world class symphony, opera company, dance festival, theater companies and museums.

We are currently looking for the following positions:

Director of Administration

The new Administrator will lead Emerson through its imminent growth and development, actively engage the entire community in a conversation to define and articulate our vision and shepherd our school through the necessary steps towards its implementation. The Administrator will collaborate with the school’s Pedagogical Chair, College of Teachers, Board of Directors, and Parent Organization and supervise a professional administrative staff.

For a more complete job description please click here.

To apply:
Send the following documents electronically to  In the subject line please put: “Director of Administration application.”

  • A letter of interest and qualification
  • A current résumé
  • A statement of educational philosophy and leadership approach
  • Names and contact information (including email addresses) of three professional references

Prospective candidates may contact Georg Buehler, President, Board of Directors, Emerson Waldorf School at or 919-624-3501 to learn more. Your communication will be held in strictest confidence.


Part Time After School Position – Fall 2015

Emerson Waldorf School is looking for someone with energy and enthusiasm to supervise children in our After School Grades ( 1 - 8) Program.  We are seeking a responsible person with a deep love for children to ensure a safe and creative environment.  Responsibilities also include snack preparation.  This hourly position is from 3 - 6PM, 5 days per week. 


Full Time German Teacher – Fall 2015

Emerson Waldorf School is currently seeking an enthusiastic and experienced full time teacher of German for Grades 1 - 8, to begin the Fall of 2015.  We are looking to hire a teacher with Waldorf training who demonstrates a passion for teaching out of anthroposophy, a deep love for children and who aspires to work in a highly cooperative atmosphere.  The ideal candidate will also be a native German speaker.


Full Time PE/Movement Teacher for 2015-16 Year

We are seeking a confident, dynamic PE / Movement teacher to join our faculty.  Part of this full time job will be as the Middle School and High School Athletics Director.  We hire teachers with Waldorf training or similar experience who demonstrate a passion for teaching out of anthroposophy, a deep love for children and who aspire to working in a highly cooperative atmosphere.


Full Time High School Physical Science and Math Teacher - Fall 2015

Emerson Waldorf School is seeking a Full time high school teacher.  Teaching responsibilities include main lesson blocks and electives in Chemistry and Physics, as well as some Math track classes.  We will also expect this teacher to participate in all aspects of running a Waldorf High School. We are looking for a candidate with Waldorf teacher training or similar experience; who demonstrates a passion for teaching out of Anthroposophy.  Candidates must possess an undergraduate or advanced degree in Science. Previous High School teaching experience is a prerequisite.


Starting full time salary at EWS is $35,000 annually with generous annual teaching experience increments, health benefits and full tuition remission for children of full time salaried employees.  EWS offers a full Waldorf education, nursery through 12th grade, and is an AWSNA full member school, and accredited with SAIS/SACS.  Experienced, strong faculty share warm collegiality and a healthy understanding of cooperative leadership.

If you are interested in joining our exceptional faculty, please email your resume and cover letter, brief biographical sketch, and three references to:

Kelley Wiley, Communications Director,
Emerson Waldorf School
6211 New Jericho Road, Chapel Hill, North Carolina  27516 | 919-967-1858 x13.

The Emerson Waldorf School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its education policies, admissions policies, tuition adjustment program, athletic, or other school-administered programs.