Employment Opportunities

Waldorf School of the Peninsula (nursery – grade twelve) is celebrating 40 years of bringing Waldorf education to Northern California. Our school has two beautiful campuses: Nursery School 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 symphonies.

We are one of five well-established Waldorf 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, three kindergartens and grades one through twelve, we are a community of 70 full and part-time faculty and staff and 290 students. Our school is an increasingly international community, and our unique tuition adjustment program encourages economic diversity.

WSP can support reasonable relocation expenses and teachers who are starting or in the process of completing their Waldorf teacher training.

 

See current Employment Opportunities by department.

 

Administration Openings

Grades 6-12 Pedagogical Administrator for the Mountain View Campus

Waldorf School of the Peninsula seeks a full-time Pedagogical Administrator who will be responsible for the pedagogical administrative needs of our Mountain View Campus, Grades 6 to 12 while fostering whole-school continuity and awareness.

As Waldorf of the Peninsula celebrates its fortieth year, begins the double reaccreditation process with WASC and AWSNA, and engages in strategic planning, the successful candidate will be a well-versed, experienced Waldorf educator and leader with vision. Excellent candidates will have strong connections to the Waldorf movement, including Waldorf teaching experience, and the ability to work well within school processes while always having an eye for how they can be improved to serve our school community better. A strong and demonstrated commitment to collaborative work and consensus decision-making is essential, as well as an empathic approach to working with students, parents, and colleagues. This role requires excellent abilities in prioritizing tasks, high collaborative skills, delegation, and decision-making to ensure the school moves forward in alignment with its vision and mission. Excellent candidates will have experience with strategic planning and accreditation processes, and a history of commitment to DEIJ.

Position Summary

  1. Oversee and facilitate processes that ensure the school’s pedagogical quality, consistency, coherence, and continuity.
  2. Bring a whole-school perspective to all discussions, bridging administrative and pedagogical insights.
  3. Support the work of the Pedagogical Council.
  4. Work closely with the School Director, Nursery to grade 5 Pedagogical Administrator, and the Management Team to review and refine governance structures, policies, and procedures.
  5. Lead the faculty evaluation processes and establish, review, and enforce faculty expectations and accountability.
  6. Observe and mentor faculty members as needed; guide and coordinate outside mentors or evaluators.
  7. Prepare and facilitate the agendas for the monthly full faculty meetings, June and August meetings, and Professional Development days.
  8. Actively participate in the School’s re-accreditation process, as well as other committees.
  9. Be an enthusiastic, articulate, and accessible school representative for our community and beyond.

In consultation and collaboration with other faculty and administrative staff, the 6-12 Pedagogical Administrator oversees and has responsibility in the following areas:

  1. Faculty Recruitment and Hiring
  2. Faculty Professional Development, Evaluation, & Mentoring
  3. Faculty and Parent Communication
  4. Student Support (post-graduation planning and college admissions, educational support, and socio-emotional support)
  5. Admissions Support
  6. Student Assessments & Documentation
  7. Parent Support & Work
  8. Curriculum Development & Implementation
  9. Administrative Faculty Support Work
  10. School Policy and Document Management

Interested candidates should email their resumé, a letter of interest, and a brief biography sharing their educational philosophy to hr@waldorfpeninsula.org with the subject line “Grades 6-12 Pedagogical Administrator.” The salary range is $80,000 – $105,000. Relocation assistance provided.

Nursery - Grade 5 Pedagogical Administrator for Los Altos Campus

Waldorf School of the Peninsula seeks a full time Pedagogical Administrator responsible for the pedagogical administrative needs of our Los Altos campus, Nursery – Grade 5, while fostering whole-school continuity and awareness.

As Waldorf of the Peninsula celebrates its fortieth year, begins the double reaccreditation process with WASC and AWSNA, and engages in strategic planning, the successful candidate will be a well-versed experienced Waldorf educator and leader with vision. Excellent candidates will have strong connections to the Waldorf movement, including Waldorf teaching experience, and the ability to work well within school processes while always having an eye for how they can be improved to better serve our school community. A strong and demonstrated commitment to collaborative work and consensus decision-making is essential, as well as an empathic approach to working with students, parents, and colleagues. This role requires excellent abilities in prioritization of tasks, high collaborative skills, delegation, as well as decision making to ensure the school moves forward in alignment with its vision and mission. Excellent candidates will have experience with strategic planning and accreditation processes as well as a history of commitment to DEIJ.

Position Summary

  1. Oversee and facilitate processes that ensure the school’s pedagogical quality, consistency, coherence, and continuity.
  2. Bring a whole-school perspective, bridging administrative and pedagogical insights, to all discussions.
  3. Support the work of the Pedagogical Council.
  4. Work closely with the School Director, MS/HS Pedagogical Administrator, and the Management Team to review and refine governance structures, policies, and procedures.
  5. Lead the faculty evaluation processes and establish, review, and enforce faculty expectations and accountability.
  6. Observe and mentor faculty members as needed; guide and coordinate outside mentors or evaluators as needed.
  7. Collaborate with the school director and the MS/HS Pedagogical Administrator, prepare, and facilitate the agendas for the June and August meetings and Professional Development days.
  8. Actively participate in the School’s re-accreditation process as well as other committees.
  9. Actively support the Parent - Child, Extended Care, and Camp programs.
  10. Be an enthusiastic, articulate, and accessible representative of the school for our community and beyond.

In consultation and collaboration with other faculty and administrative staff, the Nursery – Grade 5 Pedagogical Administrator oversees and has responsibility in the following areas:

  1. Faculty Recruitment and Hiring
  2. Faculty Professional Development, Evaluation, & Mentoring
  3. Faculty Communication
  4. Student Support
  5. Admissions Support
  6. Student Assessments & Documentation
  7. Parent Support & Work
  8. Curriculum Development & Implementation
  9. Administrative Faculty Support Work
  10. School Policy and Document Management

Interested candidates should email their resumé, a letter of interest, and a brief biography sharing your educational philosophy to hr@waldorfpeninsula.org with the subject line stating, “Nursery – Grade 5 Pedagogical Administrator”. Salary range: $80,000 - $105,000. Relocation support provided.

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Faculty & Student Support Openings

Grades Class Teacher - 2024-2025 School Year

Waldorf School of the Peninsula is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic grades teacher for the 2024-2025 school year. Candidates must be committed to excellence in teaching, parent education and dialogue, self-development, and collegial cooperation. Bachelor’s degree and Waldorf training required. We are looking for a dynamic individual who is interested in joining our well-established grades faculty within a growing and thriving Silicon Valley community.

Our energetic group of students seeks a teacher who can engage their eagerness to know about their world and to experience its wonder. They love to move and explore everything that moves around them. We are looking for a teacher to guide their love of learning through a calming presence as they meet you with their bright eyes and passion for life. They cannot wait to meet you.

Requirements:

  • Certificate of Completion in Waldorf Teaching
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Previous Waldorf class teaching experience

Applicants should demonstrate:

  • strong classroom management skills and a commitment to professionalism.
  • positive communication skills with parents.
  • an ability to work collaboratively with colleagues.

Waldorf School of the Peninsula (Nursery – Grade 12) is celebrating bringing Waldorf education to Northern California for 39 years. Our school has two beautiful campuses: early childhood 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. The compensation range for this position is $65,000 - $95,000 depending on qualifications. Relocation support provided.

The Los Altos Campus is located in picturesque Los Altos Hills, near a nature preserve.

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

Movement Teacher - Grades 1 - 5

Waldorf School of the Peninsula is seeking an energetic individual to be a Grades 1 – 5 Movement/Physical Education Teacher on our Los Altos campus.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced movement/physical education teacher able to teach movement curriculum to multiple ages. Knowledge of Circus Arts, Spatial Dynamics, Bothmer Gymnastics, and field games is a plus.

Qualified applicants will have a four-year undergraduate degree, and experience teaching children. Waldorf trained and or interested in Waldorf education preferred. This role requires strong communication, problem- solving, and organizational skills and excellent rapport with the students.

The Los Altos Campus is located in picturesque Los Altos Hills, near a nature preserve. The position is a non-exempt, part-time position. The compensation range is $29.00 – $58.00 per hour. Relocation support provided.

Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter to hr@waldorfpeninsula.org with the subject "Movement Teacher - Grades 1 - 5”.

Eurythmy Teacher - 2024-2025 School Year

Waldorf School of the Peninsula is seeking a part-time Eurythmy teacher for Nursery – Grade 5 for the 2024-2025 school year. We are looking for a trained, pedagogical Eurythmist; additional training in therapeutic Eurythmy is desired but not required. Waldorf teacher training and experience teaching Eurythmy are preferred, but we can accommodate a new graduate of a Eurythmy training program.

An excellent candidate will demonstrate good communication, problem solving, and organizational skills as well as maintaining an overall positive attitude. Collaboration with Waldorf School of the Peninsula administrative staff, faculty colleagues, students, and parents is expected. Passion about and devotion to inspiring children through Waldorf movement is a must.

This is an exempt position at .75 FTE with a salary range of $48,750 - $67,500 depending on qualifications. Relocation support provided.

Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter to hr@waldorfpeninsula.org with the subject “Eurythmy Teacher Grades N-5”.

Gardening Teacher - 2024-2025 School Year

We are seeking a part-time gardening teacher for grades 1-5. The gardening teacher is responsible for the class curriculum that includes guiding the children through soil preparation, planting, harvesting, cooking and seasonal nature crafts. This position oversees the ongoing maintenance of the garden during the school year and over the summer.

Qualified applicants will have a four-year undergraduate degree, experience teaching students in an outdoor environment, and background in gardening and garden maintenance. Additional professional development may be necessary if the candidate does not already possess skills in biodynamics, natural crafts, and woodworking skills.

The ideal candidate will be Waldorf trained and or interested in Waldorf education and its integration into the gardening program. This role requires strong communication, problem- solving, and organizational skills and excellent rapport with the students. The position is a non-exempt, part-time position. The compensation range is $29.00 - $58.00 per hour.

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

Nursery School Assistant Teacher

The Waldorf School of the Peninsula seeks an early childhood assistant who thrives in a creative, collaborative environment working with the students, fellow faculty and parents.

The early childhood assistant will assist the lead teacher in the general supervision and management of the classroom. The ideal candidate has experience working in the Waldorf environment and engaging children in healthy and appropriate activities and play.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Lifeways or Waldorf teacher training completed or in progress or willingness to implement a professional plan for training with an agreed upon time frame.
• 12 ECE Units
• Six months experience in licensed setting
• TB Test and required immunizations as mandated by the state of California
• Background Check

Please email resume and cover letter with the subject line stating “Nursery Assistant Teacher" to hr@waldorfpeninsula.org. The wage range for this position is $23/hr - $27.00/hr.

Nursery School Extended Care Staff

Waldorf School of the Peninsula is seeking dedicated, energetic, creative early childhood extended care assistants. Waldorf Education believes the key indicators to being successful in school and in life are strong social and emotional skills, a curiosity for learning, and strong supportive role models.

The early childhood extended care assistant provides a warm, playful, and safe experience for our nursery/preschool students during after school hours. This position is an hourly, part-time school year position of 15-20 hours per week, with possible summer opportunities.

We are currently seeking individuals who meet California Community Care Licensing requirements for an Early Childhood Extended Care Assistant:
– Completed a total of 12 units of California required Early Childhood Education courses, and 6 months of work experience in a licensed center or comparable group childcare program
OR
– Experience in a Waldorf classroom or similar setting with toddlers through kindergarten-aged children.
– Waldorf Education Teaching Certificate, AA or BA degree in early childhood education or LifeWays training.

*All faculty and staff must have current CPR and First Aid certification or ability to obtain as required by state childcare licensing.

Compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please email resume and cover letter subject line stating “Nursery Extended Care Teacher” to hr@waldorfpeninsula.org. The wage range for this position is $23-26/hour.

Nursery School Substitute Teachers

We are seeking dedicated, energetic, creative and prepared professionals to join our teaching team working with Nursery School 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. Pay for this position is $28.57/hour.

Substitute Teachers

Waldorf School of the Peninsula is seeking qualified and energetic professionals for all of our programs from early childhood through grade 12.

Nursery School candidates must have Early Childhood credits.

Lesson plans are provided for all subjects. Substitutes are approved after successful demonstration lessons in areas of interest. Waldorf teacher training is preferred, but not required.

Interested candidates should send a brief cover letter and resume with the subject line “Substitute Teacher” to hr@waldorfpeninsula.org. Pay for this position is $28.57/hour.

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