Employment

Waldorf School of the Peninsula (nursery – grade twelve) is celebrating over 30 years of Waldorf Education in the Silicon Valley.

We are one of five well-established Waldorf s of bringing Waldorf education to Northern California. Our school has two beautiful campuses: Nursery through grade five, located in Los Altos and a few miles away in Mountain View are grades six – twelve. The San Francisco Peninsula offers the natural pleasures of redwood forests, mountain ranges, and seashores in a year-round mild climate. The area has a strong cultural emphasis, with internationally recognized colleges and universities, numerous museums, arts organizations, theatrical companies and schools in the area. This network offers many opportunities along with a rich calendar of events, workshops, and speakers.

Our school is a full member of and accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America. The school is also fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

With three nurseries, two kindergartens and grades one through twelve, we are a community of 70 full and part-time faculty and staff and 325 students. Our school is an increasingly international community, and our unique tuition adjustment program encourages economic diversity.

Employment Opportunities

Current Administrative Openings
Current Athletics Openings
Current Faculty Openings
2017-2018 Faculty Openings

 

Current Administrative Openings

Front Desk Substitute Receptionist

Position Summary
The Substitute Front Desk Receptionist provides general office support with a variety of clerical activities and related tasks. The person in this position will be responsible for answering incoming calls, directing calls to appropriate associates, mail distribution, managing supplies, and deliveries, as well as additional clerical duties.

A receptionist’s daily tasks will involve:
• Greeting parents
• Assisting visitors
• Answering calls and checking the voicemail system
• Taking morning attendance (as needed)
• First Aid assistance
• Mailing, copying, and filing
• Responding to emails
• Tracking early dismissals
• Assembling packets for the admission director
• Managing supplies and orders (as needed)
• May also include learning enough about Magnus & the Veracross database to do simple queries and data entry

Interested candidates should e-mail their resume, a letter of interest, and a brief biography to hr@waldorfpeninsula.org with the subject line stating “Front Desk Substitute Receptionist.”

 

Store Manager

Our gift store, “Hearts’ Delight”, serves teachers, parents and children by offering resources, materials and tools which:
• support the Waldorf educational process,
• encourage and foster creativity and healthy, imaginative play,
• support parents, family life and community, and
• inspire and foster spiritual activity and inner development.
The store offers Waldorf school supplies, natural materials and tools for individuals, handcraft groups, workshops and classes. Beautiful objects of quality, natural materials and craftsmanship support the care of infants and young children, festival celebrations, gift giving and appreciation, and supplies for artists and craftspeople. The store also has an extensive selection of books on: Waldorf Education; Child Development; Current Educational and Parenting Issues; Children’s Literature, Poetry and Music; Cooking; Health, Illness and Death; Anthroposophy; Parenting; Festivals, Celebrations; Arts and Crafts; Gardening; Adult Spirituality and Inner Development.
The store serves as an important point of contact, good will and provides education for community members and the greater community. The store is open to the public.

ONGOING RESPONSIBILITIES
• Process sales and orders and record transactions in Quickbooks
• Display, stock and inventory merchandise
• Keep the store clean and neat and attractive
• Prepare monthly news updates in The Messenger to keep sales high.
• Manage the volunteers in the store
• Operate the Holiday Faire Boutique
• Full-time hours to increase inventory & prepare for the Holiday Faire Boutique
• Train and manage the temporary Assistant
• Set up and Tear down of the Holiday Faire Boutique
• Organize volunteers to relocate and run the Holiday Faire Boutique
• Prepare year-end physical inventory for the school store.
• Maintain and update filing.
• Ad hoc requests.

EXPERIENCE / REQUIREMENTS
• Fundamental knowledge of accounting theory; some secondary education in accounting a plus.
• Familiarity with Quickbooks software.
• Excellent working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and email.
• Good verbal and written communication skills.
• Store Merchandising

Hours are an average of 25 hours a week.

Interested candidates should e-mail their resume, a letter of interest, and a brief biography to hr@waldorfpeninsula.org with the subject line stating “Store Manager”.

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Current Faculty Openings

English Teacher (Part-Time)

We are seeking a part time English middle school teacher for grades 6-8. The number of classes depends upon experience. A bachelor’s degree and successful experience teaching English curriculum to middle students is required. A Waldorf Teacher Training certificate and experience teaching at a Waldorf School is preferred.

We particularly welcome inquiries from experienced, Waldorf-trained teachers to help the school continue to develop in a responsible, forward-thinking way that meets the dynamic energy of our Silicon Valley constituency but slows its jangle and hyper-competitiveness.

Interested candidates should e-mail their resume, a letter of interest, and a brief biography to hr@waldorfpeninsula.org with the subject line stating “English Teacher”.

 

High School Math Teacher (Part- to Full-Time)

We are seeking a part to full time math teacher for grades 6-12. The number of classes depends upon experience. A bachelor’s degree and successful experience teaching Math curriculum to middle and high school students is required. A Waldorf Teacher Training certificate and experience teaching at a Waldorf School is preferred.

We particularly welcome inquiries from experienced, Waldorf-trained teachers to help the school continue to develop in a responsible, forward-thinking way that meets the dynamic energy of our Silicon Valley constituency but slows its jangle and hyper-competitiveness.

Interested candidates should e-mail their resume, a letter of interest, and a brief biography to hr@waldorfpeninsula.org with the subject line stating “Math Teacher”.

 

Extended Care Assistant & Staff Members (Part-Time)

The Waldorf School of the Peninsula is seeking an Extended Care assistant and staff members for our Los Altos campus. Extended Care staff work closely with the program director as a team, to provide a warm, playful and safe neighborhood-style experience for our students in grades 1-5 during after school hours. This position is an hourly, part-time school year position of 15-25 hours per week, with possible summer opportunities.

Excellent, professional interpersonal skills are required as well as the ability to multitask and take ownership of a wide range of children’s needs, indoor and outdoor activities, and housekeeping duties. Areas of responsibility include tracking student arrivals and departures, supervision and support of student activities and social interactions, communication with parents, and a variety of daily housekeeping duties including organization and management of materials and classroom space, food preparation, laundry and cleaning tasks.

The ideal candidate will have a loving and playful, yet authoritative presence with children. He or she will be fluid and flexible in an ever-changing landscape, yet able and willing to maintain the rhythms and routines that are in place to support this fluidity for the children. Experience working with elementary-age children is required, as is the ability to be in physical movement such as walking, bending, lifting approximately 25lbs, squatting, and play for the majority of the work day. Candidate will be safety conscious and able to solve problems with discernment while maintaining confidentiality of student, familial and organizational information.

These positions offer a supportive workplace, interactions with our wonderful parents, students and teachers, and an interesting variety of daily challenges. The assistant position is ideal for someone with strong leadership capacities who has an interest in teaching and Waldorf Education.

Availability within the following hours listed below is required and from 8:00 am on select days when school closed but Extended Care is open:

M,T,W,F 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm and Th 11:30 am – 6:00 pm.

CPR and First Aid/emergency training a plus. Offers of employment will require submission of TB test results and Livescan fingerprinting/background check.

Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to hr@waldorfpeninsula.org with their name and EC Assistant in the subject line.

 

Early Childhood Substitute Teachers

Waldorf School of the Peninsula located in Los Altos California, is seeking dedicated, energetic, creative and prepared professionals to join our teaching team working with Nursery School through kindergarten aged children. Waldorf Education believes the key indicators to being successful in life are strong social and emotional skills, a curiosity for learning, and strong supportive role models.

We are currently seeking early childhood substitutes who are interested in Waldorf Education.

Required Experience and Qualifications
Completion of at least two postsecondary semester units or equivalent quarter units in early childhood education or child development each semester or quarter following initial employment, and continuation in the educational program each semester or quarter until 12 units have been completed.

Preferred Experience and Education
– 12 ECE Units
– 6 Months of experience in licensed setting
– Experience in a Waldorf classroom or similar setting and working with toddlers through pre-kindergarten aged children successfully. Intercultural proficiency is a plus.
-Current CPR and First Aid certification

Please email resume and cover letter with the subject line stating “Early Childhood Substitute Teacher” to hr@waldorfpeninsula.org.
 

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Future Faculty Openings

 

Lead Early Childhood Teacher

Waldorf School of the Peninsula is seeking to hire an inspired Lead Early Childhood Teacher who is passionate about the young child and Waldorf Education for the fall of 2017. Childhood program this coming fall. We are looking for a dynamic individual who is interested in working with us to grow and develop our program to meet the needs of children and families in Silicon Valley.
Our ideal candidate:
– Holds a Waldorf Teacher Training certificate
– Meets the general licensing requirements of a childcare center director in California.
– Has experience in a licensed childcare program
– Holds a bachelor’s degree
– Has Waldorf early childhood teaching experience, preferably within a mixed-age classroom and/or working with preschool students
– Is skilled in team building, collaboration with parents and colleagues, public speaking, storytelling, parent & community education.
– Intercultural proficiency and / or speaking foreign languages is a plus.

Interested candidates should e-mail their resume, a letter of interest, and a brief biography with the subject line stating “Lead Early Childhood Teacher” to hr@waldorfpeninsula.org.

 

High School Humanities Teacher

Waldorf School of the Peninsula is seeking a high school Humanities teacher beginning September 2017. This is a salaried full-time position teaching classes in grades 9-12. The ideal candidate would have a solid background in humanities, mostly literature and composition, a bachelor’s degree, and teaching experience at the high school level. Willingness to learn and incorporate Waldorf Education in the classroom will be advantageous.

We welcome teachers that appreciate the richness in the bond and connection within the student-teacher relationship. Our teachers are willing to adapt curriculum and support meeting the students where they are. We are seeking teachers who enjoy working with adolescents while maintaining professionalism and a good sense humor.

We particularly welcome inquiries from experienced humanity teachers to help the school continue to develop in a responsible, forward-thinking way that meets the dynamic energy of our Silicon Valley constituency but slows its jangle and hyper-competitiveness.

Waldorf School of the Peninsula (Nursery – Grade 12) is celebrating its 32nd year of bringing Waldorf education to Northern California. Our school has two beautiful campuses: Nursery through grade 5 in Los Altos and a few miles away in Mountain View are grades 6-12. Our school is a full member of and accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America. The school is also fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Interested candidates should e-mail their resume, a letter of interest, and a brief biography to hr@waldorfpeninsula.org with the subject line stating “High School Humanities Teacher”.

 

Early Childhood Assistant

We are seeking dedicated, energetic, creative and prepared professionals to join our Early Childhood teaching team as an Early Childhood Assistant. Waldorf Education believes the key indicators to being successful in kindergarten and in life are strong social and emotional skills, a curiosity for learning, and strong supportive role models.

Roles and Responsibilities
WSP Employees working with these young children must be an appropriate role model for the children and parents. Each employee is responsible for exhibiting good communication, problem solving and priority setting skills as well as maintaining an overall positive attitude.

Specific duties are based on positions. General duties are as follows:
— Fulfill agreed upon responsibilities within classroom
— If an assistant or aide is doing Waldorf training, plans for coverage during the practicum weeks must be made at the beginning of the year with the lead teacher and the Faculty Chair.
— Attend and help run EC-wide events
— Be available for occasional evenings/weekends

Qualifications
Qualifications for an Early Childhood Assistant include the general requirements above plus:
-12 Early Childhood units
-6 months working in a licensed early childhood facility

Preferred Experience and Education
– Experience in a Waldorf classroom or similar setting and working with nursery through kindergarten aged children successfully. Intercultural proficiency is a plus.
*All Faculty and staff must have current CPR and First Aid certification or ability to obtain, meet the vaccine requirements required by the state of CA for early childhood employees, complete a Health Screening by a licensed physician, and complete a fingerprinting LiveScan as required by state child care licensing.
Compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please email resume and cover letter to hr@waldorfpeninsula.org.

 

Early Childhood Teacher’s Aide

We are seeking dedicated, energetic, creative and prepared professionals to join our Early Childhood teaching team as an early childhood aide. Waldorf Education believes the key indicators to being successful in kindergarten and in life are strong social and emotional skills, a curiosity for learning, and strong supportive role models.

Roles and Responsibilities
WSP Employee’s working with these young children must be an appropriate role model for the children and parents. Each employee is responsible for exhibiting good communication, problem solving and priority setting skills as well as maintaining an overall positive attitude. Specific duties are based on positions. General duties are as follows:
– Fulfill agreed upon responsibilities within classroom
– If an assistant or aide is doing Waldorf training, plans for coverage during the practicum weeks must be made at the beginning of the year with the lead teacher and the Faculty Chair.
– Attend and help run EC-wide events
– Be available for occasional evenings/weekends

Qualifications
Qualifications for an Early Childhood Aide include the general requirements above plus:
– 6 Early Childhood units

Preferred Experience and Education
– Experience in a Waldorf classroom or similar setting and working with nursery through kindergarten aged children successfully. Intercultural proficiency is a plus.

*All Faculty and staff must have current CPR and First Aid certification or ability to obtain, meet the vaccine requirements required by the state of CA for early childhood employees, complete a Health Screening by a licensed physician, and complete a fingerprinting LiveScan as required by state child care licensing.

Compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please email resume and cover letter to hr@waldorfpeninsula.org.

 

Middle School and High School Science and High School Math Teacher

Waldorf School of the Peninsula is seeking a Waldorf trained and experienced Middle School and High School Earth Science and Physics, and Math Teacher for the 2017-18 school year. This is a full-time position beginning Fall of 2017. 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.

Join as our new full-time teacher for the fall of 2017! The ideal candidate will have a minimum bachelor’s degree in science or math, Waldorf training and Waldorf teaching experience, and experience working with middle school and high school students. The position will include teaching some math skills classes.
We welcome teachers that appreciate the richness in the bond and connection within the student-teacher relationship. Our teachers are willing to adapt curriculum and support meeting the student where they are. We are seeking teachers who enjoy working with adolescents while maintaining professionalism and a good sense humor

We particularly welcome trained teachers to help the school continue to develop in a responsible, forward-thinking way that meets the dynamic energy of our Silicon Valley constituency but slows its jangle and hyper-competitiveness.

Waldorf School of the Peninsula (Nursery – Grade 12) is celebrating its 32nd year of bringing Waldorf education to Northern California. Our school has two beautiful campuses: Nursery through grade 5 in Los Altos and a few miles away in Mountain View are grades 6-12. Our school is a full member of and accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America. The school is also fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Interested candidates should e-mail their resume, a letter of interest, and a brief biography to hr@waldorfpeninsula.org with the subject line stating “MS and HS Science and HS Math Teacher”.

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We particularly welcome inquiries from experienced, Waldorf-trained teachers to help the school continue to develop in a responsible, forward-thinking way that meets the dynamic energy of our Silicon Valley constituency but slows its jangle and hyper-competitiveness.

Waldorf School of the Peninsula (Nursery – Grade 12) is celebrating over 30 years of bringing Waldorf Education to Northern California. Our school has two beautiful campuses: nursery through grade 5 in Los Altos, and a few miles away in Mountain View are grades 6-12. Our school is a full member of and accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America. The school is also fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Our Waldorf community is committed to salaries that allow enjoyment of this area’s outstanding access to museums, symphonies, and intellectually stimulating venues, as well as hundreds of square miles of open space, trails, and nature preserves accessible year round thanks to our mild climate.

Interested candidates should e-mail their resume, a letter of interest, and a brief biography to hr@waldorfpeninsula.org with the subject line stating  the position in which you are interested.