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Employment Opportunities

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The Waldorf School of Mendocino County offers an authentic Waldorf program: a dedicated and experienced faculty, a helpful staff, a supportive Board, and a committed parent community.  We are located near the rich offerings in the greater San Francisco Bay, including the Bay Area Center for Waldorf Training (BACWTT).

Mendocino County maintains its rural flavor yet offers a culturally progressive experience, as only Northern California can.  Mendocino College, for example, brings together a rich mixture of performance and visual arts, and organic and bio-dynamic agriculture.  Farmers markets, organic restaurants, boutique shopping, wine tasting, the redwoods, and the nearby Pacific Coast also make our area a great place to raise a family. 

We offer a competitive salary, including generous tuition remission, mentoring, and on-going teacher development and training opportunities.

The Waldorf School of Mendocino County seeks a Class Teacher for the 2021-2022 school year.  This teacher will work with a well-formed Class 3 & 4 who have enjoyed learning with a skilled and experienced teacher over the last three years. We have three experienced and committed Grades Teachers leading classes through our combined class model who, along with our Pedagogical Chair, can mentor and support our new colleague.

Applicants must have a completed Waldorf teacher training certificate and Waldorf teaching experience. Candidates with experience teaching in mixed age classrooms are strongly encouraged to apply.

We look for teachers who are committed to:

  •  continually working toward a deepening understanding of the developing child, particularly out of the spiritual insight of Anthroposophy.

  •  recognizing students as developing spiritual beings, each with individual destinies and unlimited potential, and to educate them with active interest, joy and enthusiasm.

  •  teaching subjects artistically and imaginatively based on the threefold nature of the child, and in support of their physical and spiritual forces.

  •  striving to enrich the feeling quality of the children’s inner lives and to connect their will forces with their awakening thinking capacities.

  •  working on inner development and strive to improve one’s talents and capacities.

  •  relating in a healthy, life supporting, and responsible manner with the school community (parents, students, colleagues, and alumni), by working together out of one’s higher self.


We offer a competitive salary and benefits including tuition remission, mentoring and on-going teacher development and training opportunities.

To apply: please send a letter of interest, resume and three references to:
admin@mendocinowaldorf.org
Attn: Hiring Committee
Post Office Box 349
Calpella, CA 95418

Class 3 and 4 Lead Teacher

Specialty Class Teacher: Spanish

Hours/Schedule:       Part-time, afternoon hours

Hours as agreed upon in the Employment Contract

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WSMC Specialty Teachers support the breadth of our program, offering high quality subject classes. We are seeking a Spanish Teacher to lead immersive classes for students in 1st through 8th grade using age appropriate songs, movement and lessons. Native speakers preferred. 

 

Festival Coordinator

Hours/Schedule:            Part time, flexible hours

Join our fantastic admin team to help create amazing events! Must be able to lead events that function smoothly that meet budget requirements, and cultivate community support and enthusiasm (from current families, alumni, and the greater community) to support WSMC.

 

Specialty Class Teacher: Music/Strings

Hours/Schedule:    Part-time, afternoon hours

Hours as agreed upon in the Employment Contract

WSMC Specialty Teachers support the breadth of our program, offering high quality subject classes. We are seeking a Beginning Strings Teacher to lead violin classes with students in Class 3 & 4.  Orchestral teaching experience preferred.                            

                 

Early Childhood Program

 Class Assistant

Hours/Schedule:       8:15am – 1:30pm

 

Classification:           Non-Exempt

 

Reports To:               ECE Class Teacher & Administrator

 

Responsibilities:

  • Assists the ECE Class Teacher in working with the children, presenting the ECE program and supervising the children.

 

  • Works regularly with the ECE Teacher for guidance.

 

  • Maintains healthy relationship with students, parents and colleagues.

 

  • Helps to ensure the health and welfare of each child. Reports and accidents, injuries, illness or behavioral difficulties observed in class to the teacher. Ensures all school policies, guidelines & rules are followed while caring for students.

 

  • Strives for a thorough understanding of child development as indicated by Rudolf Steiner. Attends mentoring session with ECE Teacher once per week.

 

  • Helps to keep classroom tidy and cleans classroom at the end of the day.

 

  • May assist ECE Class teacher with record-keeping duties

 

  • May participate in afterschool festivals & events as well as the study & artistic portion of weekly faculty meetings.

 

  • Maintains professional conduct and appearance

 

 

Preferred Qualifications:

            Waldorf training or other substantial experience with Waldorf education

            Prior experience working with young children

            A commitment to Waldorf pedagogy

            Strong communication skills

            Flexibility, sense of humor, warmth of soul & spirit

 

Qualifications for Licensed Programs:

Must meet California Department of Social Services Community Care Licensing requirements for Teacher Aide, complete 3 ECE units to begin, preferably 12

Early Childhood Program

 Class Assistant & Early Kindercare

Hours/Schedule:       8:15am – 4:00pm

 

Classification:           Non-Exempt

 

Reports To:               ECE Class Teacher & Administrator

 

Assistant Responsibilities:

  • Assists the ECE Class Teacher in working with the children, presenting the ECE program and supervising the children.

 

  • Works regularly with the ECE Teacher for guidance.

 

  • Maintains healthy relationship with students, parents and colleagues.

 

  • Helps to ensure the health and welfare of each child. Reports and accidents, injuries, illness or behavioral difficulties observed in class to the teacher. Ensures all school policies, guidelines & rules are followed while caring for students.

 

  • Strives for a thorough understanding of child development as indicated by Rudolf Steiner. Attends mentoring session with ECE Teacher once per week.

 

  • May assist ECE Class teacher with record-keeping duties

 

Early Kindercare Responsibilities:

  • Plans and carries out daily activities appropriate to aftercare, which may include nap, activities, outdoor & indoor play, snack. May be responsible for planning and purchasing snack supplies.

 

  • Maintains accurate daily attendance records for the program using the provided tablet and software.

 

  • Maintains and keeps accessible emergency and pick-up information for each child as provided by office.  Ensures all school policies, guidelines & rules are followed relative to the children in aftercare.

 

  • Helps to keep classroom tidy and cleans classroom at the end of the day.

 

  • May participate in afterschool festivals & events as well as the study & artistic portion of weekly faculty meetings.

 

  • Maintains professional conduct and appearance

 

 

Preferred Qualifications:

            Waldorf training or other substantial experience with Waldorf education

            Prior experience working with young children

            A commitment to Waldorf pedagogy

            Strong communication skills

            Flexibility, sense of humor, warmth of soul & spirit

 

Qualifications for Licensed Programs:

Must meet California Department of Social Services Community Care Licensing requirements for Teacher Aide, complete 3 ECE units to begin, preferably 12

HOW TO APPLY

For all positions, please send a letter of interest, resume, and references to:

The Waldorf School of Mendocino County

Hiring Committee

P.O. Box 349

Calpella, CA 95418

You may also email your documents to admin@mendocinowaldorf.org.