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.

Aftercare Teachers

Portland Waldorf School is welcoming applications for part-time Lead and Assistant Aftercare Teachers in both Grades and Early Childhood for the 2018-19 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 Certificate or equivalent as recognized by AWSNA, Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America, or Lifeways (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 between $14.28 and $17.34/hour depending on education and experience. The work hours vary Monday through Friday between 12:30-5:30pm dependent on aftercare attendance, plus time for meetings and shopping each week, as well as attendance at school in-service as requested. 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, and Summer Camps). Benefits offered include paid sick time. Please send resume, letter of interest, and three professional references to teachersearch@portlandwaldorf.org.

High School Humanities Teacher

Portland Waldorf School is welcoming applications for a full-time High School Humanities Teacher for the 2018-19 school year, with a possible part-time position the following year. Successful candidates will enthusiastically and energetically engage students 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 high school teaching experience is required; Preferred candidates have received a Waldorf Teacher training certificate, have Waldorf teaching experience and a Master’s Degree related to humanities. Must have a desire to work with adolescents, be adept at teaching to a wide range of student abilities, and have strong classroom management skills. Responsibilities include teaching all grade levels (9 through 12) in Main Lessons and year-long skills classes in History, Government, English, Cultural Studies, and Literature.

We are looking for an individual dedicated to Waldorf education, with love and enthusiasm for teaching out of Anthroposophy. 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 about 300 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.

Compensation is dependent upon qualifications. Benefits for this position include health & dental insurance, 401(k) retirement plan, tuition remission, paid vacation time, paid sick time per Oregon state law, and professional development opportunities. Please send cover letter, resume and three professional references 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.

Woodwork and Blacksmith Substitute Teachers

Portland Waldorf School is accepting applications for Woodworking and Blacksmithing Substitute Teachers for the Middle School and High School sections. Experience in Woodworking or Blacksmithing 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. This is an hourly, non-exempt position with a pay rate of $35.70/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.
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.