Sacramento Waldorf School

Employment

Sacramento Waldorf School is an established early childhood through 12th grade independent private school located in Fair Oaks, just east of Sacramento, in Northern California. The school offers a full Waldorf program to more than 400 students. The beautiful twenty-two-acre site overlooks the American River and affords many opportunities for outdoor and environmental education.

Established in 1959, SWS is the oldest Waldorf School in Northern California. We are an accredited full member of AWSNA (Association of Waldorf Schools of North America) and have also been accredited by WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) since 1983. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer a competitive salary contingent on experience and qualifications and an excellent benefit package. Employment is contingent on a post-offer, pre-employment, fingerprint-based background check.

To apply, please download an application here and submit a completed application, a resume, and letter of interest to Wendy Gittleman, Operations Manager, at jobs@sacwaldorf.org.

Current Job Openings

Part-Time High School Eurythmy Teacher

The Sacramento Waldorf School is seeking a part-time high school Eurythmy teacher who works out of an anthroposophical world view to begin the 2019-2020 school year. Our ideal candidate will possess at least a bachelor’s degree, have completed Eurythmy training, and have relevant teaching experience.

The Sacramento Waldorf School welcomes applicants who exhibit the highest level of professional excellence and dedication as evidenced by:

  • Commitment to professional growth and development, to innovation and improvement of teaching, and to assuming faculty responsibilities beyond the classroom in a shared governance environment.
  • Demonstrated excellence in course preparation, and knowledge of diverse teaching and learning strategies.
  • Experience in curriculum and program development.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a cooperative and collegial manner with faculty and staff.

Kindergarten Teacher Assistant

The Sacramento Waldorf School is looking for a Preschool-Kindergarten Lead Assistant, beginning August 2019. The ideal candidate for this position will have a strong love of working with young children, Waldorf Early Childhood training and/or experience in a Waldorf Early Childhood program, group leader or director qualifications, along with the ability to work well in a collegial setting. As our preschool-kindergarten program is often a parent’s first introduction to Waldorf education, the ability to communicate clearly and regularly with parents is an essential skill for this position. Handwork skills are also necessary.

The Lead Assistant works closely with the Lead Teacher, meeting daily to check in and discuss any issues regarding the Kindergarten and the children. The Lead Assistant has the opportunity to step in and lead the class when the Lead Teacher is absent. In addition, this teacher assists with circle-time, story-time, directing play when necessary, snack preparation, the care of the environment/classroom, and seasonal crafts projects.

Responsibilities of the lead assistant also include interacting closely with the group of children, nurturing and tending the domestic and artistic life of the classroom, sharing in the care of the greater kindergarten environment, and supporting and providing an atmosphere of security, warmth and joy. Attendance at faculty meetings, parent evenings and Kindergarten special events are required. The weeks prior to the first day of school, along with the week following the end of each school year, are salaried work weeks. The Lead Assistant is also expected to work outside of classroom hours in the preparation of children’s gifts and festivals.

Duties and responsibilities :

  • Prepare Daily Activities
  • Maintain a Clean Classroom
  • Supervise Children and Enforce School Policies
  • Assist Students with Daily Tasks

 

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Kindergarten teacher assistants have a positive and enthusiastic personality. They are also resourceful, observant, and creative in finding new ways to help children learn.
  • Creativity – working with children requires a level of enthusiasm and fun, so kindergarten teacher assistants find ways to make daily tasks interesting and enjoyable for children to help them learn new skills
  • Resourcefulness – to help students learn and to reinforce lessons, kindergarten teacher assistants explain information in a way that matches their learning style, so resourcefulness is advantageous to this position
  • Patience – kindergarten teacher assistants work with children of young ages and of different developmental backgrounds, which can be difficult and challenging, so they need patience to work with students of this age group and to remain calm and positive
  • Attention to detail – kindergarten teacher assistants must be observant to spot when a child is having difficulty with something or needs assistance

 

Apprentice Position

If the candidate is being considered for our apprenticeship program, he or she would need to be enrolled in, or have completed, a WECAN- recognized Waldorf Early Childhood training. A syllabus outlining the apprenticeship program is available upon request.

First Grade Teacher

The Sacramento Waldorf School is seeking a Waldorf-trained, experienced class teacher for the 2019-2020 school year.

Our class teachers are supported in their work by a full range of specialty classes. Our faculty is stable and experienced: we offer the support of a full-time Lower School Administrator, a robust mentoring program, lively collegial working, and an active professional development program.

A Bachelor’s Degree is required.

Sacramento Waldorf School is an established early childhood through 12th grade independent private school located in Fair Oaks, just east of Sacramento, in Northern California. The school offers a full Waldorf program to more than 400 students. The beautiful twenty-two-acre site overlooks the American River and affords many opportunities for outdoor and environmental education.

Established in 1959, SWS is the oldest Waldorf School in Northern California. We are an accredited full member of AWSNA (Association of Waldorf Schools of North America) and have also been accredited by WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) since 1983. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer a competitive salary contingent on experience and qualifications and an excellent benefit package. Employment is contingent on a post-offer, pre-employment, fingerprint-based background check.

Third Grade Teacher

The Sacramento Waldorf School is seeking a Waldorf-trained, experienced class teacher for the 2019-2020 school year.

Our class teachers are supported in their work by a full range of specialty classes. Our faculty is stable and experienced: we offer the support of a full-time Lower School Administrator, a robust mentoring program, lively collegial working, and an active professional development program.

A Bachelor’s Degree is required.

Sacramento Waldorf School is an established early childhood through 12th grade independent private school located in Fair Oaks, just east of Sacramento, in Northern California. The school offers a full Waldorf program to more than 400 students. The beautiful twenty-two-acre site overlooks the American River and affords many opportunities for outdoor and environmental education.

Established in 1959, SWS is the oldest Waldorf School in Northern California. We are an accredited full member of AWSNA (Association of Waldorf Schools of North America) and have also been accredited by WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) since 1983. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer a competitive salary contingent on experience and qualifications and an excellent benefit package. Employment is contingent on a post-offer, pre-employment, fingerprint-based background check.

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