The Waldorf School of Mendocino County offers an authentic Waldorf program: a dedicated and experienced faculty, a helpful staff, a supportive Board, and a committed parent community.  We are located near both Rudolf Steiner College in the Sacramento area and the rich offerings in the greater San Francisco Bay.

Mendocino County maintains its rural flavor yet offers a culturally progressive experience, as only Northern California can.  Mendocino College, for example, brings together a rich mixture of performance and visual arts, and organic and bio-dynamic agriculture.  Farmers markets, organic restaurants, boutique shopping, wine tasting, the redwoods, and the nearby Pacific Coast also make our area a great place to raise a family. 

We offer a competitive salary and benefits, including tuition remission, mentoring, and on-going teacher development and training opportunities.


HOW TO APPLY

For all positions, please send a letter of interest, resume, and references to:

The Waldorf School of Mendocino County

Hiring Committee

P.O. Box 349

Calpella, CA95418

You may also email your documents to admin@mendocinowaldorf.org.


Kindercare

Do you love children? Are you looking for part time work or a way to be involved with the Waldorf School of Mendocino County? This part time job is a wonderful opportunity!

Responsibilities:

  • Provide daily after school care for Early Childhood (Preschool and/or Kindergarten).

  • Plan and carry out daily activities appropriate to Kindercare, which may include rest time, snack, outdoor and indoor play.

  • Ensure the health and welfare of each child. Maintain and keep accessible emergency and pick-up information for each child as provided by office. Ensures all school policies, guidelines and rules are followed relative to the children in aftercare.

  • Maintains accurate attendance records for Kindercare participants, using the provided tablet.

  • Cleans and locks room used for aftercare at the end of the day. May be responsible for securing the campus and setting the alarm system if last to leave campus.

  • Maintains professional conduct and appearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Must meet California Department of Social services Community Care Licensing requirements for Fully Qualified Teacher.

  • Waldorf training or other substantial experience with Waldorf education.

  • Prior experience as childcare provider.

  • Child Development Education units as required by law (to substitute in our licensed program).

  • A commitment to Waldorf pedagogy.

  • Strong communication skills.

  • Flexibility, sense of humor, warmth of soul & spirit.

Hours:

Monday - Friday 12:45 - 5:45pm

Early Childhood Program Class Assistant

Responsibilities:

  • Assists the ECE Class Teacher in working with the children, presenting the ECE program and supervising the children

  • Works regularly with the ECE Teacher for guidance

  • Maintains healthy relationships with students, parents, and colleagues

  • Helps to ensure the health and welfare of each child. Reports any accidents, injuries, illness or behavioral difficulties observed in class to the teacher. Ensures all school policies, guidelines & rules are followed while caring for students.

  • Strives for a thorough understanding of child development as indicated by Rudoplf Steiner. Attends mentoring session with ECE Teacher once per week

  • Help to keep classroom tidy and cleans classroom at the end of the day

  • May assist ECE Class teacher with record-keeping duties

  • May participate in after school festivals & events as well as the study & artistic portion of weekly faculty meetings

  • Maintains professional conduct and appearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Waldorf training or other substantial experience with Waldorf education

  • Prior experience working with young children

  • A commitment to Waldorf pedagogy

  • Strong communication skills

  • Flexibility, sense of humor, warmth of soul & spirit

Qualifications for Licensed Prgrams:

Must meet California Department of Social Services Community Care Licensing requirements for Teacher Aide, complete 3 ECE units to begin, preferably 12.

Specialty Class Teacher: handwork: machine sewing

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and submit a syllabus for the school year to the Faculty Liaison by August 13, 2019

  • Prepare & present a maximum of eighteen periods of well-planned special subject lessons each week that meet the school’s curriculum guidelines

  • Teach students how to safely use and care for sewing machines to produce neat and useful projects

  • Maintain written records of student’s attendance & progress, and of parent conferences

  • Prepare and submit to main lesson teachers a checklist summary of performance for each student, at least one-week in advance of fall and spring parent/teacher conferences

  • Prepare & submit at end of year to main lesson teachers the following items: 1. A summary description of the school year for each class, listing topics covered during the year, and 2. A report of performance for each student (format provided)

  • Meet with Main Lesson teachers as necessary to ensure student progress

  • Ensure classrooms are neat and orderly at close of each lesson

  • Attend other school events as agreed upon by Faculty, (Open House, fundraising & outreach events, Board/Faculty retreats, Annual Corporate Meeting, etc.)

  • Maintain professional conduct and appearance

  • Work with the Faculty Liaison or assigned mentor as needed for guidance

  • Maintain healthy relationship with students, parents and colleagues

  • Help to ensure the health and welfare of each child. Reports accidents, inuries, illness or behavioral difficulties observed in class to the teacher

  • Ensure all school policies, guidelines, & rules are followed while caring for students

  • Strive for a thorough understanding of child development as indicated by Rudolf Steiner. Attend mentoring session once per week

  • Participate in after school festivals & events as well as the Study & Artistic portion of weekly faculty meetings

  • Fulfill any other requirements ans agreed upon and outlined in the Employment Contract Addendum

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Waldorf teacher training

  • Prior teaching experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

  • Demonstrated proficiency in subject area to be taught

  • A commitment to Anthroposophy, Waldorf pedagogy and the social ideals that live behind the Waldorf education movement

  • Strong communication skills that can be effective in working with students & adults

  • Flexibility, sense of humor, warmth of soul & spirit

  • Physical and emotional stamina

specialty class teacher: games, movement, and sports

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and submit a syllabus for the school year to the Faculty Liaison by August 13, 2019

  • Prepare & present a maximum of eighteen periods of well-planned special subject lessons each week that meet the school’s curriculum guidelines

  • Maintain written records of student’s attendance & progress, and of parent conferences

  • Prepare and submit to main lesson teachers a checklist summary of performance for each student, at least one-week in advance of fall and spring parent/teacher conferences

  • Prepare & submit at end of year to main lesson teachers the following items: 1. A summary description of the school year for each class, listing topics covered during the year, and 2. A report of performance for each student (format provided)

  • Meet with Main Lesson teachers as necessary to ensure student progress

  • Ensure classrooms are neat and orderly at close of each lesson

  • Attend other school events as agreed upon by Faculty, (Open House, fundraising & outreach events, Board/Faculty retreats, Annual Corporate Meeting, etc.)

  • Maintain professional conduct and appearance

  • Work with the Faculty Liaison or assigned mentor as needed for guidance

  • Maintain healthy relationship with students, parents and colleagues

  • Help to ensure the health and welfare of each child. Reports accidents, inuries, illness or behavioral difficulties observed in class to the teacher

  • Ensure all school policies, guidelines, & rules are followed while caring for students

  • Strive for a thorough understanding of child development as indicated by Rudolf Steiner. Attend mentoring session once per week

  • Participate in after school festivals & events as well as the Study & Artistic portion of weekly faculty meetings

  • Fulfill any other requirements ans agreed upon and outlined in the Employment Contract Addendum

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Waldorf teacher training

  • Prior teaching experience, emphasis on sports, games, movement

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent

  • Demonstrated proficiency in subject area to be taught

  • A commitment to Anthroposophy, Waldorf pedagogy and the soc ial ideals that live behind the Waldorf education movement

  • Strong communication skills that can be effective in working with students & adults

  • Flexibility, sense of humor, warmth of soul & spirit

  • Physical and emotional stamina

specialty class teacher: beeswax/clay modeling

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and submit a syllabus for the school year to the Faculty Liaison by August 13, 2019

  • Prepare & present a maximum of eighteen periods of well-planned special subject lessons each week that meet the school’s curriculum guidelines

  • Maintain written records of student’s attendance & progress, and of parent conferences

  • Prepare and submit to main lesson teachers a checklist summary of performance for each student, at least one-week in advance of fall and spring parent/teacher conferences

  • Prepare & submit at end of year to main lesson teachers the following items: 1. A summary description of the school year for each class, listing topics covered during the year, and 2. A report of performance for each student (format provided)

  • Meet with Main Lesson teachers as necessary to ensure student progress

  • Ensure classrooms are neat and orderly at close of each lesson

  • Attend other school events as agreed upon by Faculty, (Open House, fundraising & outreach events, Board/Faculty retreats, Annual Corporate Meeting, etc.)

  • Maintain professional conduct and appearance

  • Work with the Faculty Liaison or assigned mentor as needed for guidance

  • Maintain healthy relationship with students, parents and colleagues

  • Help to ensure the health and welfare of each child. Reports accidents, inuries, illness or behavioral difficulties observed in class to the teacher

  • Ensure all school policies, guidelines, & rules are followed while caring for students

  • Strive for a thorough understanding of child development as indicated by Rudolf Steiner. Attend mentoring session once per week

  • Participate in after school festivals & events as well as the Study & Artistic portion of weekly faculty meetings

  • Fulfill any other requirements ans agreed upon and outlined in the Employment Contract Addendum

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Waldorf teacher training

  • Prior teaching experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent

  • Demonstrated proficiency in subject area to be taught

  • A commitment to Anthroposophy, Waldorf pedagogy and the soc ial ideals that live behind the Waldorf education movement

  • Strong communication skills that can be effective in working with students & adults

  • Flexibility, sense of humor, warmth of soul & spirit

  • Physical and emotional stamina

specialty class teacher: math

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and submit a syllabus for the school year to the Faculty Liaison by August 13, 2019

  • Prepare & present a maximum of eighteen periods of well-planned special subject lessons each week that meet the school’s curriculum guidelines

  • Maintain written records of student’s attendance & progress, and of parent conferences

  • Prepare and submit to main lesson teachers a checklist summary of performance for each student, at least one-week in advance of fall and spring parent/teacher conferences

  • Prepare & submit at end of year to main lesson teachers the following items: 1. A summary description of the school year for each class, listing topics covered during the year, and 2. A report of performance for each student (format provided)

  • Meet with Main Lesson teachers as necessary to ensure student progress

  • Ensure classrooms are neat and orderly at close of each lesson

  • Attend other school events as agreed upon by Faculty, (Open House, fundraising & outreach events, Board/Faculty retreats, Annual Corporate Meeting, etc.)

  • Maintain professional conduct and appearance

  • Work with the Faculty Liaison or assigned mentor as needed for guidance

  • Maintain healthy relationship with students, parents and colleagues

  • Help to ensure the health and welfare of each child. Reports accidents, inuries, illness or behavioral difficulties observed in class to the teacher

  • Ensure all school policies, guidelines, & rules are followed while caring for students

  • Strive for a thorough understanding of child development as indicated by Rudolf Steiner. Attend mentoring session once per week

  • Participate in after school festivals & events as well as the Study & Artistic portion of weekly faculty meetings

  • Fulfill any other requirements ans agreed upon and outlined in the Employment Contract Addendum

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Waldorf teacher training

  • Prior teaching experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent

  • Demonstrated proficiency in subject area to be taught

  • A commitment to Anthroposophy, Waldorf pedagogy and the soc ial ideals that live behind the Waldorf education movement

  • Strong communication skills that can be effective in working with students & adults

  • Flexibility, sense of humor, warmth of soul & spirit

  • Physical and emotional stamina

Festival Coordinator

Supports the administrative staff, Faculty and volunteers to successfully produce and run festivals and events at WSMC. Cultivate community support and enthusiasm (current families, alumni, greater community) to support WSMC fundraisers and friend raisers.

Duties

Fundraising - Support existing fundraisers to maximize income. Develop a new event/s as practical.

  • Annual Giving - Develop a theme, write language, choose pictures, communicate with graphic designer and printer to produce mailing. Work with administrative staff to determine mailing participation. Write and mail thank yous.

  • Alumni Cultivation - Use existing data to track down alumni and their families using the telephone and social media with a goal of 50 new contacts each year. Plan and execute an alumni event.

  • Support festivals and events - Coordinate logistics and volunteers, make sure set up and clean up happen smoothly and completely.

    Events subject to change year to year

    • Opening Day assembly (August)

    • Peace Day (when applicable, September)

    • Michaelmas (September)

    • Waldorf 100 Birthday party (2019 only, September)

    • Speaker events (typically one in Fall and one in Spring)

    • Beautification Days (hospitality support as needed, August and May)

    • Open Houses (Fall and Spring)

    • Advent (December)

    • Community Forum (January)

    • Volunteer & Donor Appreciation - develop a master list of major donors/outstanding volunteers - make and mail special invites, coordinate thank you cards and gifts (May)

    • Closing assembly (June)

    • Graduation (June)