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.


First Grade Teacher

The Waldorf School of Mendocino County seeks an experienced Grades Teacher for the 2018-19 school year. Applicants must have a completed Waldorf teacher training certificate and ideally have Waldorf teaching experience.  Candidates with experience teaching in mixed age classrooms are strongly encouraged to apply.

We look for teachers who are committed to:

  • continually working toward a deepening understanding of the developing child, particularly out of the spiritual insight of Anthroposophy.
  • recognizing students as developing spiritual beings, each with individual destinies and unlimited potential, and to educate them with active interest, joy and enthusiasm.
  • teaching subjects artistically and imaginatively based on the threefold nature of the child, and in support of their physical and spiritual forces.
  • striving to enrich the feeling quality of the children’s inner lives and to connect their will forces with their awakening thinking capacities.
  • working on inner development and strive to improve one’s talents and capacities.
  • relating 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.

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


Parent Education Coordinator & Parent Child Teacher

The Waldorf School of Mendocino County is looking for a warm, engaging person to join our Early Childhood faculty as our Parent Education Coordinator and Parent Child teacher.  This person will work with the Early Childhood Committee and Administrator to develop a strong and intriguing Parent Education Program that:

  • Supports parents to develop healthy parenting skills and habits
  • Inspires parents and community members to become more involved in our school
  • Encourages the development of a sense of community amongst class participants
  • Educates parents about the value, beauty and benefits of Waldorf education
  • Provides a safe and creative environment for small children to explore and learn alongside their parents and other children

We know how important this position is and we would like to support the right teacher in offering a welcoming and substantive Waldorf early years experience to parents and their children as an integral part of WSMC.

Our current Parent Education program consists of a drop in Sunshine Playgroup on Fridays from 8:45 – 10:15 and a Parent/Toddler Class, Roots and Shoots, also on Fridays from 11 – 12:30.  Both programs run for sessions of 6-10 weeks. We are seeking an applicant who is interested in growing this program.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare classroom for programs – light cooking and cleaning
  • Prepare and submit an outline of the program, including handouts to be used for each session at least two weeks in advance of the first meeting (handouts may be adjusted based on requests from and conversations with parents regarding topics of interest and use to them).
  • Prepare & present a well-planned session each class day
  • Organize & conduct appropriate celebrations of seasonal festivals
  • Purchase food and supplies for class
  • Maintain classroom in a clean and orderly manner
  • Coordinate with Enrollment office about families entering new to WSMC and their path to enrollment
  • Maintain professional conduct and appearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and experience with Waldorf Education
  • Prior teaching experience
  • Strong communications skills that can be effective in working with parents
  • Knowledgeable in child development with an emphasis on ages birth – 3 years
  • A commitment to Waldorf pedagogy and the social ideals that live behind the Waldorf education movement
  • Flexibility, sense of humor, warmth of soul & spirit

To apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter, explaining your background and interest in the position to dmccarthywsmc@gmail.com.


Eurythmy Teacher

Hours/Schedule:    TBD.      Offer weekly classes to Kindergarten through 7th Grade students.    Classes may be taught year-round or in blocks totally at least 20 weeks annually.

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.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare & present a maximum of six periods of well-planned Eurythmy classes for each of the three weeks defined above
  • Provide accompanist with the materials and support needed so they can play appropriate music
  • Upon completion of the three weeks, offer a brief written summary to each class teacher in regards to their class
  • Upon completion of the three weeks, offer a verbal report to Spring Senerchia about your impressions of our school, students, parents (if applicable) and Faculty working.
  • Maintain professional conduct and appearance
  • Maintain healthy relationship with students, parents and colleagues.
  • Help to ensure the health and welfare of each child. Reports accidents, injuries, 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Eurythmy training
  • Prior teaching experience with adults and children
  • 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 that  can be effective in working with students & adults
  • Flexibility, sense of humor, warmth of soul & spirit
  • Physical & emotional stamina

Music and Singing Teacher

The Waldorf School of Mendocino County is looking for an energetic and engaging teacher to join our Grades Faculty as a Singing and Music Teacher.  This person will teach music and singing to students in grades one through 7 during three to six class periods weekly.

Singing and music are an integral part of our curriculum and all students sing and play flutes or recorders.  Older students play stringed instruments as well.  Students sing with their teachers daily.  This position would strengthen the more formal learning aspect of singing and music. 

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and submit a syllabus for the semester year to the Faculty Liaison
  • Prepare & present a maximum of six 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 & 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:
    • A summary description of the school year for each class, listing topics covered during the year, and
    • 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, e.g., 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, injuries, 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 afterschool festivals & events as well as the Study & Artistic portion of weekly faculty meetings (Optional)
  • Fulfill any other requirements as agreed upon and outlined in the Employment Contract Addendum.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in subject area to be taught
  • Prior teaching experience, emphasis on singing and music
  • Waldorf teacher training
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • A commitment to Anthroposophy, Waldorf pedagogy and the social ideals that live behind the Waldorf education movement
  • Strong communications skills that  can be effective in working with students & adults
  • Flexibility, sense of humor, warmth of soul & spirit
  • Physical & emotional stamina

Facilities Manager

Hours/Schedule:      

Average of up to 20 hours weekly, 34 weeks annually.  This position includes both on-call and scheduled hours, during the school year.  There are at least 4 weeks of work during school vacations.

Purpose:                   

Provides maintenance and repairs to ensure facility is safe, operational and aesthetically pleasing.

Specific Responsibilities:  

  • May perform some routine maintenance of grounds for appearance & upkeep.
  • Checks repairs & maintenance log regularly for incoming repair requests
  • Performs safety checks at least once a month of campus site, checking all play equipment and classrooms for wear and tear, etc. Performs immediate repairs to areas of concern as within budget. Reports any unsafe areas to Administrator for immediate attention.
  • With Business Manager & Administrator/Site Working Group, prepares the list of tasks and insures that they are accomplished over the year, both maintenance & capital improvements and works with budget accordingly.
  • With Business Manager & Administrator/Site Working Group, organizes and supervises “School Work Days” and volunteer help.
  • Ensures availability for emergency site repairs or advises Administrator of back up person.
  • Attends Site Working Group Meetings as needed
  • Is on emergency alarm-call list with Security Company.
  • Maintains accurate record of labor hours.

Supervises:              

Groundskeeper (if relevant)

Volunteers working on site-related projects

 Desired Qualifications:

  • General Handyman skills
  • Very good organization skills
  • Good interpersonal skills with adults
  • Understanding of Waldorf school culture and aesthetics