Employment

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 over 300 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.

Aftercare Teacher 2019-20

Portland Waldorf School is welcoming applications for a part-time Grades Aftercare Teacher for the 2019-20 school year. Successful candidates will enthusiastically and energetically engage students and will work collaboratively with other faculty and administrators to create an environment that is aligned with the school mission and program goals. This position is an integral part of the school, which offers a secure, healthy, and nurturing environment for children with weekly and seasonal rhythms that include stories, creative and active play, and nourishment. We are looking for individuals dedicated to Waldorf education, with love and enthusiasm for teaching. We value confidence in representing Waldorf education to the broader community, and dedication to the whole school.

Skills Required and/or Preferred:

  • Required: Abide by State of Oregon regulations for Childcare Certification including holding of current Food Handler’s card and Infant and Child First Aid/CPR card and “Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse” certification; maintain enrolled status in Oregon Central Background Registry which includes a background check with fingerprinting.
  • At least one year teaching (preferably Waldorf)
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other faculty and staff
  • Maintain a clean and organized classroom
  • Good communication skills, including email
  • Reliable, punctual, well-organized and efficient
  • Preferred:  Waldorf Teacher Training Certificate or equivalent as recognized by AWSNA (completed or in process)
  • Proficiency in handwork, music, games, or eurythmy

Portland Waldorf School was founded in 1982 and is fully accredited through AWSNA. We serve about 300 students in Early Childhood through 12th grade on a beautiful seven-acre campus. We offer a full Waldorf curriculum including Music, Handwork, Blacksmith and Woodwork, Drama, Living Lab, Outdoor Education, Spanish, German, Foreign Exchange program, Eurythmy, Games/PE, as well as a middle and high school Athletics Program.

This is a part-time, non-exempt position with a pay rate of $17.34/hour. The work hours are Monday through Friday 1:00-5:30pm, plus 1-2 hours each week for meetings, as well as attendance at school in-service meetings as requested. The position follows the school year, starting in September and ending in June. There is also an option of working during school vacations when the school provides vacation camps for students (Thanksgiving break, Winter break, February break, Spring break, and Summer Camps). Benefits offered include paid sick time. Please send resume, letter of interest, and three professional references including phone and email (in PDF format) to teachersearch@portlandwaldorf.org.

African Drumming Teacher 2019-20

Portland Waldorf School is welcoming applications for a part-time African Drumming Teacher in our High School for the 2019-20 school year.  Successful candidates will enthusiastically and energetically engage students and will work collaboratively with other faculty and administrators to create an environment that is aligned with the school mission and program goals. This position is an integral part of the music program at our school, which offers a secure, healthy, and nurturing environment for students. We are looking for individuals dedicated to Waldorf education, with love and enthusiasm for teaching. We value confidence in representing Waldorf education to the broader community, and dedication to the whole school.

Students take African drumming class as a group with skill levels ranging from beginner to advanced in the same class. Class size is roughly 15 students.

Job duties include:

  • Inspire student enthusiasm for playing music.
  • Write syllabus that clarifies goals of class, expectation in class and grading criteria.
  • Introduce traditional African rhythms and songs on Djembe and Dun Duns using call and response.
  • Identify and monitor individualized learning goals for each student to ensure their continued growth as a musician, and tie those goals to the assessment of each student.
  • Help with concert set up, staging and take down.

Class times are:

  • Two 45 minute classes per week
  • Two concerts per year (usually January/May)

Grading:  A calculated grade and personalized comment for each student are due at the end of each term – in January and in May.

Portland Waldorf School was founded in 1982 and is fully accredited through AWSNA. We serve about 300 students in Early Childhood through 12th grade on a beautiful seven-acre campus. We offer a full Waldorf curriculum including Music, Handwork, Blacksmith and Woodwork, Drama, Living Lab, Outdoor Education, Spanish, German, Foreign Exchange program, Eurythmy, Games/PE, as well as a middle and high school Athletics Program.

This is a part-time, non-exempt position with a pay rate of $35.70/hour. The position follows the school year, starting in September and ending when school is out in June. Benefits offered include paid sick time. Please send resume, letter of interest, and three professional references including phone and email (in PDF format) to teachersearch@portlandwaldorf.org.

Games/PE Teacher 2020-21

Portland Waldorf School is welcoming applications for a full-time Games/PE Teacher for the 2019-20 school year. Successful candidates will enthusiastically and energetically engage students in grades two through eight, will have a working understanding of students’ 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. A Bachelor’s Degree and teaching experience is required; Preferred candidates have received a Waldorf Teacher training certificate, have completed the Spacial Dynamics program, and ideally have Waldorf teaching experience. This position will also coordinate and participate in all lower school annual regional athletic events including Olympiad, Medieval Games, Grade 7/8 Track Meets, plus additional duties as needed to reach full-time equivalency.

We are looking for an individual dedicated to Waldorf education, with love and enthusiasm for teaching. We value collaborative working relations among our colleagues, confidence in representing Waldorf education to the broader community, and dedication to the whole school. Portland Waldorf School was founded in 1982 and is fully accredited through AWSNA. We serve over 300 students in Early Childhood through 12th grade on a beautiful seven-acre campus. We offer a full Waldorf curriculum including Music, Handwork, Blacksmith and Woodwork, Drama, Living Lab, Outdoor Education, Spanish, German, Foreign Exchange program, Eurythmy, Games/PE, as well as a middle and high school Athletics Program.

Competitive salary, medical and dental insurance, tuition remission, paid time off, and professional development benefits are offered. Please send resume and letter of interest 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. Pay rates vary depending on position. 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.
We review each job candidate’s credentials on the basis of their overall qualifications and their individual qualities and abilities.  We recognize that Waldorf teacher training at AWSNA certified training programs is a valued professional qualification aligned with our goals and value as a school.  We also acknowledge that such training is not the only path toward preparation and excellence as a Waldorf teacher.  We will continue to look carefully and holistically at each candidate’s qualifications; for us, the person is always more important than the program.