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.


GRADES AFTERCARE & ECE KINDERCARE

Hours/Schedule:    

Grades:           3:15 – 6:00 M,T,W,Th

                        1:10 – 6:00 F

ECE:                12:45 – 5:4

Reports To:   Aftercare Liaison or ECE Program Director & Administrator

Preferred Qualifications:

  •             Waldorf training or other substantial experience with Waldorf education
  •             Prior experience as childcare provider
  •             Child Development Education units as required by law (for licensed program)
  •             A commitment to Waldorf pedagogy
  •             Strong communication skills
  •             Flexibility, sense of humor, warmth of soul & spirit

Aftercare Full Job Description


PRESCHOOL LEAD TEACHER

Hours/Schedule:  Campus Hours: 8:00 – 2:00, M-F, Additional hours may be scheduled to complete duties listed in Letter of Agreement and Addendum

 Classification:  Hourly

 Salary/Benefits:  WSMC offers competitive wages, annual increments for experience, a stipend for completed Waldorf training, ongoing mentoring and professional development and full tuition remission for qualified children.

 Reports to:  Faculty & Personnel Committee

 Purpose:

  • To continually work toward a deepening understanding of the developing child, particularly out of the spiritual insight of Anthroposophy.
  • To recognize students as developing spiritual beings, each with individual destinies and unlimited potential, and to educate them with active interest, joy and enthusiasm.
  • To teach subjects artistically and imaginatively based on the threefold nature of the child, and in support of their physical and spiritual forces.
  • To strive to enrich the feeling quality of the children’s inner lives and to connect their will forces with their awakening thinking capacities.
  • To work on inner development and strive to improve one’s talents and capacities.
  • To relate in a healthy, life supporting, and responsible manner with the school community (parents, students, colleagues, and alumni), by working together out of one’s higher self.

 Early Childhood Lead Teacher Full Job Description


SPECIALTY TEACHER - MUSIC AND STRINGS TEACHER/ACCOMPANIST

Hours/Schedule:  Part-time- Hours as agreed upon in the Employment Contract

Classification:   Non-Exempt

Reports to:  Faculty, Administrator & Eurythmist

Purpose:                  

  • To continually work toward a deepening understanding of the developing child, particularly out of the spiritual insight of Anthroposophy.
  •  To recognize students as developing spiritual beings, each with individual destinies and unlimited potential, and to educate them with active interest, joy and enthusiasm.
  • To teach subjects artistically and imaginatively based on the threefold nature of the child, and in support of their physical and spiritual forces.
  •  To strive to enrich the feeling quality of the children’s inner lives and to connect their will forces with their awakening thinking capacities.
  •  To work on inner development and strive to improve one’s talents and capacities.
  •  To relate in a healthy, life supporting, and responsible manner with the school community (parents, students, colleagues, and alumni), by working together out of one’s higher self.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Waldorf Teacher Training
  • Prior teaching experience, emphasis on music, orchestra and accompaniment
  • 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 communications skills thatcan be effective in working with students & adults
  • Flexibility, sense of humor, warmth of soul & spirit
  • Physical & emotional stamina

Job Responsibilities:  See Full Job Description

Specialty Class Teacher:  Music/Strings/Accompanist Full Job Description


SPECIALTY TEACHER - GARDENING

Hours/Schedule:  Part-time- Hours as agreed upon in the Employment Contract

Classification:  Non-Exempt

Reports to:  Faculty and Administrator

 Purpose:                  

  • To continually work toward a deepening understanding of the developing child, particularly out of the spiritual insight of Anthroposophy.
  •  To recognize students as developing spiritual beings, each with individual destinies and unlimited potential, and to educate them with active interest, joy and enthusiasm.
  •  To teach subjects artistically and imaginatively based on the threefold nature of the child, and in support of their physical and spiritual forces.
  •  To strive to enrich the feeling quality of the children’s inner lives and to connect their will forces with their awakening thinking capacities.
  •  To work on inner development and strive to improve one’s talents and capacities.
  •  To relate in a healthy, life supporting, and responsible manner with the school community (parents, students, colleagues, and alumni), by working together out of one’s higher self.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Waldorf teacher training
  • Prior teaching experience, emphasis on gardening
  • 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 communications skills thatcan be effective in working with students & adults
  • Flexibility, sense of humor, warmth of soul & spirit
  • Physical & emotional stamina

Job Responsibilities:  See Full Job Description

    Specialty Teacher - Gardening Full Job Description


    PAID INTERNSHIP FOR LEAD TEACHER CANDIDATE

    This is a unique opportunity to receive on the job training and mentoring in a Waldorf School.   In 2017/18 this person would be introduced to our school and students while leading a wide array of classes and receiving mentoring and support.  This year is preparation for the 2018/19 year when we will be hiring a First Grade Teacher.  Our ideal candidate will be Waldorf trained, or currently engaged in training.  Candidates with teaching experience or an informed interest in Waldorf education are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Hours/Schedule:  Part-time, highly flexible – 10 – 30 hours/week - Hours as agreed upon in the Employment Contract

    Classification:   Non-Exempt

    Reports to:  Faculty & Administrator

    Purpose:                

    • To work closely with a mentor to develop the broad range of skills necessary to succeed as a Lead Waldorf Teacher.
    •  To support the work of the Class 1 & 2 teacher and further the learning of those students.
    • To continually work toward a deepening understanding of the developing child, particularly out of the spiritual insight of Anthroposophy.
    • To recognize students as developing spiritual beings, each with individual destinies and unlimited potential, and to educate them with active interest, joy and enthusiasm.
    • To teach subjects artistically and imaginatively based on the threefold nature of the child, and in support of their physical and spiritual forces.
    • To strive to enrich the feeling quality of the children’s inner lives and to connect their will forces with their awakening thinking capacities.
    • To work on inner development and strive to improve one’s talents and capacities.
    • To relate in a healthy, life supporting, and responsible manner with the school community (parents, students, colleagues, and alumni), by working together out of one’s higher self.

    Class Teacher Intern Full Job Description