Portland Waldorf School, fully accredited through AWSNA, was founded in 1982, and continues to work out of the insights of Rudolf Steiner to educate students for the whole of life. With an experienced and dedicated faculty, the school serves 285 students from Early Childhood through High School, and is active in supporting Waldorf education in the northwest. We offer a full Waldorf curriculum including eurythmy, music, handwork, woodwork, drama, outdoor education, Spanish, German, PE as well as a middle and high school athletics program.

Portland is a city with a thriving Anthroposophical community including several schools, medical clinics, a teacher training program and a branch of the Anthroposophical Society. Portland is also full of cultural opportunities, near outstanding natural areas, and only an hour and a half from the beach and Mt. Hood ski areas. Our school is located on 7 beautiful acres in Milwaukie, four miles from the heart of Portland.

Games/P.E. Teacher

Position Begins: September 2017

Portland Waldorf School is seeking candidates to fill the following curriculum needs in the field of Games & Movement:

  • Teach Games class twice a week for Grades 2-5
  • Teach P.E. class twice a week for Grades 6-8
  • Teach P.E. class twice a week for Grades 9-12 (combined)
  • Coordinate and participate in all lower school annual regional athletic events including Olympiad, Medieval Games, Grade 7/8 Track Meet

Depending on the successful applicant’s interests and abilities, some of the above responsibilities could be combined to make a full time position. Successful candidates will enthusiastically and energetically engage students of all ages, with a working understanding of their social and physical development; and will work collaboratively with other faculty and administrators to create an educational environment that is aligned with the school mission and program goals. Preferred candidates have received a Waldorf Teacher training certificate from an AWSNA-accredited training facility and/or have completed the Spacial Dynamics program.

Please send applications and inquiries to: teachersearch@portlandwaldorf.org

Parent/Child Class Teacher

Portland Waldorf School is seeking qualified candidates to teach in parent/child classes of 2-2.5 hours in the mornings to small groups of families with children under the age of three. Teacher responsibilities include curriculum planning and activity preparation, parent communication, classroom maintenance, meeting attendance, collaborative work with other faculty and staff regarding student care, outreach and admissions, school festivals and events, etc.

Ideal candidates have experience teaching in a Waldorf Early Childhood setting, including parent education and parent-child classes, and have completed some or all of the Waldorf Early Childhood training at an accredited teacher training center.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Abide by State of Oregon regulations for Child Chair Certification including holding of current Food Handler and Infant and Child First Aid/CPR card and “Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse” certification
  • Maintain enrolled status in Oregon Central Background Registry
  • Training and experience in teaching or assisting in an early childhood setting
  • An understanding of early childhood development congruent with a Waldorf educational perspective
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other faculty and staff

Compensation dependent on hours and experience. To apply, please send resume and cover letter to teachersearch@portlandwaldorf.org.

Substitute Teachers

Portland Waldorf School is accepting applications for Substitute Teachers in all sections of the school, including Early Childhood, Aftercare, Grades main lesson, Grades Subjects, High School main lesson, and High School Specialty. Bachelor’s Degree required; Preferred candidates have received a Waldorf Teacher training certificate from an AWSNA-accredited training facility or a State teaching license. Once approved, you will need to complete a background check. Other licensing requirements must also be met for Early Childhood and Aftercare substitutes. This is an hourly, non-exempt position with a pay rate of $35/hour. Please submit your letter of interest and resume to: teachersearch@portlandwaldorf.org.

Portland Waldorf School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships, tuition assistance programs, staff hiring, or other school programs.