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EMPLOYMENT AT SPRING RIVER:  Join the Homeschool Revolution



Open Positions for the 2024-2025 School Year

K-8 Class Teachers: Lower (1st and 2nd) and Middle Years

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Teachers - do you have a pioneering spirit? Could this be your dream job?


We are seeking classroom-experienced, enthusiastic candidates who are excited about working in a developing school with an all-outdoor environment.  We have lower school and middle school openings for next school year.


Spring River is a Waldorf-inspired K-8 program in northeast Florida serving families who have chosen home education - part of the growing “home school revolution!”


Teaching at Spring River includes a commitment to looping with a class for the duration of the lower or middle school years, forming a strong bond with both students and families. The ideal candidate will have two or more years of teaching experience, whether in a traditional or non-traditional setting, a Bachelor’s or more advanced degree in Education, a commitment to self-development, and an excitement to work in an all-outdoor school setting, carrying primary responsibilities to deliver a multi-disciplinary, arts-infused education to your students.


We offer competitive salaries, 100% tuition remission, a health stipend to use as you wish, paid time off, mentoring and support in and out of the classroom, and paid professional development to include Waldorf Teacher Training if there is alignment with our Waldorf Pedagogy. 


We provide one teaching assistant in each classroom for over 9 students, internal student support services, and opportunities for leadership within the college of teachers.

Please send a letter of interest and resume for any position to:

K-8 Teacher Assistants 

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The Spring River teaching assistant (TA) works under the direction of the Class Teacher in the designated local park (outdoor classroom), including set up and clean up.


The TA assists the class teacher by setting an example of patience, kindness, and openness in the outdoor classroom, fostering confidence, and helping students grasp basic concepts for their grade level. This level of teaching involves interactive learning with games, artistic activities, visual aids, music, and other tools to keep students engaged and challenged.

The TA may be asked to take small groups of students aside for focused learning and/or artistic activities and step in as a substitute when the teacher is absent. The Hourly pay is $15.50 per hour with a 30% tuition remission benefit.  3, 2, and 5 days available.

Please send a letter of interest and resume for any position to:

High School Teachers/Tutors - Part time 

Become a part of a blossoming initiative to re-imagine high school home education!  Our Waldorf-inspired learning community is seeking part time high school educators/instructors and subject experts to engage our students in a  High School offering for 9th and 10th Graders in 2024-25. 

Traveling Waldorf Teachers are also welcome!  Join us for a block or two in your area of speciality as part of your year's journey.

Classes will be indoors with a rich outdoor ecological and land steward component and are structured in 8-week blocks. Teach one block or multiple - we are open to options that suit our programming and your schedule.

We are currently interviewing prospective instructors in the areas of:


  • Humanities (English and History) 

  • Sciences (Physics, Anatomy, Meteorology, Organic Chemistry, Human and Marine Biology)

  • Mathematics (Geometry and Algebra)

  • Spanish 

  • Nature Based Electives

  • Fine Art Electives

See our programming page for more details on our offerings.

Please send a letter of interest and resume for any position to:


Our School

Spring River School is an initiative of Jacksonville Educational Community, a pioneering non-profit organization founded by parents and local educators who are driven by a common desire to create a transformative educational experience focused on the whole-child approach.  This impulse led to the establishment of Florida's first Waldorf-inspired K-8 all-outdoor education program.  We also offer parent-child classes for ages birth to 5, a parent-led playgroup, a two-day nature immersion homeschool enrichment class, and are exploring a 9th-grade offering for the school year 2023-24.

Spring River welcomes families of all identities and backgrounds with open arms and hearts. 

Learn More about Spring River's History.

Our Community

With the support of our community, we are working toward building a campus that will be home to outdoor pavilions and a biodynamic garden.  In the meantime, our classes, which operated indoors in churches and community centers for several years, have been moved to local parks from the ocean in the Beaches Area.  Our teachers and families are committed to outdoor schooling, and our mission to encourage independent thought, nourish the imagination, and cultivate social responsibility.  We believe that our connection to nature helps us all learn to be better stewards of the world around us.  Jacksonville is a welcoming, multicultural city that offers "big city" amenities, including a flourishing art and theater scene, street fairs and markets, thriving museums, professional sports, and world-class fishing.  We are blessed with year-round outdoor living on the historic St. Johns River, eco-adventures along our shaded forest trails, or sandy walks on our 22 miles of friendly neighborhood beaches.  Jacksonville proudly boasts the country's most extensive urban park system, with more than 80,000 designated acres, including 400 city parks, seven state parks, two national parks, and dozens of gardens and arboretums [from].


EOE Statement: We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

It is the policy of Spring River School to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, status as a covered veteran, or any other legally protected status, in accordance with federal and state law, and not to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruitment, hiring, placement, compensation, benefits, promotion, demotion, layoff, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.

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