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 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.

High School Math Teacher (part-time)

Portland Waldorf High School is currently seeking a math enthusiast to join the math department in the 2017-18 school year.  Working together with other members of the math department, this position will be responsible for coaching and tracking students at several levels of mathematics from Pre-Algebra to Calculus (not in a traditional lecture format).

We are looking for an individual with a love and enthusiasm for teaching and for mathematics.  This position in particular emphasizes collaborative working relations between colleagues. Candidates must have a strong facility to teach all levels of high school math.   Preferred candidates have a Waldorf teacher training certificate from an AWSNA-accredited training facility.

The Portland Waldorf School, fully accredited through AWSNA, was founded in 1982.  We serve over 290 students in Early Childhood through 12th grade on a beautiful seven-acre campus.  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.  Please direct questions and applications to teachersearch@portlandwaldorf.org.

Middle School Games/PE Teacher

Portland Waldorf School is seeking a Waldorf trained and experienced Middle School (Grades 6-8) Games/PE Teacher for the 2017-18 school year. This is a part-time position working six classes per week (45 minutes per class). The pay rate is $35 per hour.  We are looking for an individual dedicated to Waldorf education with love and enthusiasm for teaching. We value collaborative working relations among our colleagues, and confidence in representing Waldorf education to the broader community. Preferred candidates have received a Waldorf Teacher training certificate from an AWSNA-accredited training facility.

Please direct questions and applications to teachersearch@portlandwaldorf.org

High School Outdoor Education Coordinator & Guide

This is a part-time position for the 2017-2018 school year that can be combined with other job openings to create a fuller position at our school. It would be ideal of the applicant could attend at least one of the upcoming spring trips (April & May 2017) to learn from our current Coordinator. The high school outdoor program consists of a week-long outdoor experience in each of our four grades, which results in this position usually leading two week-long trips in both Fall and Spring for a total of four trips.  This position would be responsible for all planning and logistics, including, but not limited to: securing campsites & backcountry permits in advance, hiring additional outdoor guides as needed, coordination with school personnel, communication to parents, arranging transportation, food, supplies, and maintenance of gear/equipment, working from existing curriculum and contributing additional age appropriate outdoor curriculum design and implementation, and acting as lead guide during the trip. There is the opportunity to create extra-curricular offerings for the students during spring and summer break, using an established format for fee-based experiences that would result in additional compensation and great happiness for the student body.  The ideal candidate will be organized, have training and experience leading meaningful outdoor experiences for teens, experience managing outdoor program logistics particularly in a school setting, maintain medical certifications including WFR and CPR, and be well versed in Waldorf pedagogy. To apply, please send a cover letter and detailed resume to the Teacher Search Committee at teachersearch@portlandwaldorf.org, and describe any other skills you have that could result in increased hours of work at our school.

Grades Aftercare Lead Teacher

The Grades Aftercare Lead Teacher at the Portland Waldorf School will provide after school care for the students in the Grades from 12:30 to 5:30 Monday through Friday. This person is responsible for providing care to all students in alignment with the ideals of Waldorf pedagogy. The position follows the school year, starting in September and ending when school is out 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, Summer Camps).

Areas of responsibility include: Support and Care of the Child, Parent Relationships, Teacher/Assistant Relationships, Safe and Healthy Classroom Environment, Record keeping for attendance and billing, Ordering/purchasing supplies.

State Licensing Requirements:  Maintain enrolled status in Oregon Central Background Registry, Hold a current certificate in “Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse” training, Hold a current Food Handler License, Hold a current Child First Aid and CPR card, Attend 15 clock hours of ongoing education each year per state licensing requirements, Abide by all state licensing requirements.

Grades Aftercare Lead Teachers at Portland Waldorf School will have the following education and skills: Experience or interest in Waldorf education and the view of human development found in Anthroposophy, Well-versed in computer skills, Good communication process and skills, Calm, gentle manner, Works cooperatively with groups, Proficiency in handwork and crafts, Musical ability, especially singing, Reliable and punctual.

This position is an hourly, non-exempt position. The pay rate is $17/hour. To apply, send resume and cover letter to teachersearch@portlandwaldorf.org.

Grades Aftercare Assistant Teacher

The Grades Aftercare Assistant Teacher at the Portland Waldorf School will provide after school care for the students in the Grades for up to 25 hours per week. This person is responsible for providing care to all students in alignment with the ideals of Waldorf pedagogy. The position follows the school year, starting in September and ending when school is out 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, Summer Camps).

Areas of responsibility include: Support and Care of the Child, Teacher/Assistant Relationships, Clean, Safe and Healthy Classroom Environment, Ordering/purchasing supplies.

State Licensing Requirements:  Maintain enrolled status in Oregon Central Background Registry, Hold a current certificate in “Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse” training, Hold a current Food Handler License, Hold a current Child First Aid and CPR card, Attend 15 clock hours of ongoing education each year per state licensing requirements, Abide by all state licensing requirements.

Grades Aftercare Assistant Teachers at Portland Waldorf School will have the following education and skills: Experience or interest in Waldorf education and the view of human development found in Anthroposophy, Well-versed in computer skills, Good communication process and skills, Calm, gentle manner, Works cooperatively with groups, Proficiency in handwork and crafts, Musical ability, especially singing, Reliable and punctual.

This position is an hourly, non-exempt position. The pay rate is $14/hour. To apply, send resume and cover letter to teachersearch@portlandwaldorf.org.

Early Childhood Aftercare Lead Teacher

The Early Childhood Aftercare Lead Teacher at the Portland Waldorf School will provide after school care for the students in the Pre-K and Kindergarten classes from 12:00 to 5:30 Monday through Friday. This person is responsible for providing care to all students in alignment with the ideals of Waldorf pedagogy. The position follows the school year, starting in September and ending when school is out 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, Summer Camps).

Areas of responsibility include: Support and Care of the Child, Parent Relationships, Teacher/Assistant Relationships, Safe and Healthy Classroom Environment, Record keeping for attendance and billing, Ordering/purchasing supplies.

State Licensing Requirements:   Maintain enrolled status in Oregon Central Background Registry, Hold a current certificate in “Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse” training, Hold a current Food Handler License, Hold a current Child First Aid and CPR card, Attend 15 clock hours of ongoing education each year per state licensing requirements, Abide by all state licensing requirements.

Early Childhood Aftercare Lead Teachers at Portland Waldorf School will have the following education and skills: Experience or interest in Waldorf education and the view of human development found in Anthroposophy, Well-versed in computer skills, Good communication process and skills, Calm, gentle manner, Works cooperatively with groups, Proficiency in handwork and crafts, Musical ability, especially singing, Reliable and punctual.

This position is an hourly, non-exempt position. The pay rate is $17/hour. To apply, send resume and cover letter to teachersearch@portlandwaldorf.org.

Early Childhood Aftercare Assistant Teacher

Position Overview: The Early Childhood Aftercare Program providers offer a secure, healthy, and nurturing environment for children with a weekly rhythm of opportunities for resting, creative and active play, and nourishment for children who need care after the morning Early Childhood sessions.  Hourly position available for 20 – 25 hours per week. 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, Summer Camps). Compensation is $14/hour with accrued sick time.

Areas of responsibility include: Support and Care of the Child; Teacher/Assistant communications; Clean, Safe and Healthy Classroom Environment; Ordering/purchasing supplies.

State Licensing Requirements:   Maintain enrolled status in Oregon Central Background Registry, Hold a current certificate in “Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse” training, Hold a current Food Handler License, Hold a current Child First Aid and CPR card, Attend 15 clock hours of ongoing education each year per state licensing requirements, Abide by all state licensing requirements.

Early Childhood Aftercare Lead Teachers at Portland Waldorf School will have the following education and skills: Experience or interest in Waldorf education and the view of human development found in Anthroposophy, Well-versed in computer skills, Good communication process and skills, Calm, gentle manner, Works cooperatively with groups, Proficiency in handwork and crafts, Musical ability, especially singing, Reliable and punctual.

This position is an hourly, non-exempt position. To apply, send resume and cover letter 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.