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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current Job Openings
High School Director
Sacramento Waldorf School invites applications for the position of High School Director. The High School Director is the essential link between faculty, administration, students and parents of our community. The primary responsibility of the High School Director is the successful planning, organization, and supervision of the high school in order to ensure a quality Waldorf education for all high school students in accordance with the Mission and Vision Statements of Sacramento Waldorf School. The High School Director also serves as an integral member of the College of Teachers and is responsible for providing regular leadership in the healthy functioning of the School. Consistent with the fundamental philosophy of the School, the High School Director position reflects the general orientation of the School toward self-administration in the light of the teachings of Rudolf Steiner. As such, the High School Director of Sacramento Waldorf School is expected to demonstrate a commitment to the study and understanding of Anthroposophy and its application to the field of Waldorf education. The High School Director also enjoys the support of an engaged Board of Trustees and College of Teachers and a strong management and committee structure.
• BA required; graduate work preferred
• A minimum of two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Working knowledge of Anthroposophy and Waldorf education
• Skills in progressive leadership in a Waldorf school or similar institution
• Ability to communicate and facilitate across diverse groups and communities
• Experience managing the administrative functions of an organization
• Experienced with teaching in a classroom setting
• Familiarity with Waldorf pedagogy and governance
Parent Child Teacher
Sacramento Waldorf School is seeking an experienced teacher to serve as the Parent-Child class teacher in its Early Childhood program. As the first link between home and school for parents new to Waldorf education, this role requires warmth, humor, adaptability, openness, and knowledge of Waldorf education. A Waldorf Teaching Certificate or Waldorf teaching experience is helpful, as is direct experience guiding children 1 to 3 years old.
Fifth Grade Class Teacher
Sacramento Waldorf School is seeking a Waldorf-trained, experienced class teacher for our rising Fifth Grade for the 2017-2018 school year. This large and lively class of 27 children has strong parent support and has been well prepared to move into the academic rigors of the upper grades with a warm, strong leader and effective communicator.
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.
Kindergarten Assistant Teacher
Sacramento Waldorf school in Fair Oaks CA is seeking a Kindergarten Assistant Teacher for the 2017-2018 school year. The kindergarten assistant helps foster a classroom environment of reverence and loving joy.
- Training and experience with young children, preferably in a Waldorf classroom
- 18 Early Childhood units
The preferred candidate will have an interest in the Waldorf approach to education and experience in a Waldorf kindergarten.
High School Orchestra Teacher
Sacramento Waldorf School seeks an experienced Orchestra Director for a part-time position leading our High School orchestra. Currently we also have open a strings Teaching position in the Lower School for grades 4-8. It is possible that a candidate with the right experience and temperament could combine these positions.
The ideal candidate will have training or direct experience in Waldorf pedagogy and at least three years of classroom teaching experience. Strong music skills and direction capacities are fundamental to the job, as is a willingness to work collaboratively on school festivals, concerts, and other events in which the orchestra is a part.
Lower School Strings Teacher
Sacramento Waldorf School seeks an experienced Strings Teacher for a part-time position leading our string orchestra. Currently we also have open an Orchestra Director position in our High School with grades 9-12. It is possible that a candidate with the right experience and temperament could combine these positions.
Specialty teachers need to embrace the principles of Waldorf education in their teaching and to articulate clearly the goals of the curriculum to parents and at open houses, thus solid and warm communication skills are essential. The ideal candidate will also have training or direct experience in Waldorf pedagogy and at least three years of classroom teaching experience. Strong music skills and direction capacities are fundamental to the job, as is a willingness to work collaboratively on school festivals, concerts, and other events in which the orchestra is a part.