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Middle and High School Music Teacher

Waldorf School of the Peninsula is seeking a Middle and High School Music Teacher who can nurture community, aptitude, and a love of music within our students. This teacher views each child as an individual; working to grow and bring out the best in every child and support the student’s own realization of their musical potential.

At the Waldorf School of the Peninsula every student, starting in the third grade participates in the music program. By middle and high school, all students participate in music ensembles. Our goal is to find a teacher looking for a long-term commitment in education as part of their musical professional life.

This part-time, hourly position includes teaching all or some of the following classes: Middle School Wind Ensemble, High School Jazz Band, and High School Handbells. Participation in student Spring and Winter concerts is also expected.

Experience teaching music in a Waldorf setting is preferred. A BA in Music, Music Education, or a related field is a highly desirable. Teaching experience at the middle school level is required as are the following: skills for building collaborative experiences, excellent verbal and written communication skills, cultural competence, and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of professional engagement. This position is available immediately.

Interested candidates should e-mail their resume, a letter of interest, and a brief biography to hr@waldorfpeninsula.org with the subject line stating “Music Teacher.” The wage range for this position is $28.57-$56.12/hour.

High School Humanities Teacher

Our growing High School program is seeking a part to full time humanities teacher for grades 9-12. The number of classes depends upon experience and availability. A bachelor’s degree is required. A Waldorf Teacher training certificate and experience teaching at a Waldorf School are preferred.

Waldorf School of the Peninsula features a unique, diverse, energetic and engaged student body, and a highly collaborative work environment. The Humanities Department works together to bring a multiplicity of voices to the history, literature, and drama classes with the goal for students to experience as many perspectives as possible.

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. This position is available immediately.

Interested candidates should e-mail their resume, a letter of interest, and a brief biography to hr@waldorfpeninsula.org with the subject line stating “Humanities Teacher.” The wage range for this position is $65,000-$90,000/annually.

Grades Class Teacher

Waldorf School of the Peninsula is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic class teacher. 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.

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.

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 “Class Teacher” to hr@waldorfpeninsula.org. The wage range for this position is $65,000-$90,000/annually.

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.

Grades K-5 Extended Care Staff (Part-time)

Waldorf School of the Peninsula is seeking Extended Care 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 K-5 students 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 25 lbs, 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, family, and school information.

These positions offer a supportive workplace, interactions with our wonderful parents, students, and teachers, and an interesting variety of daily challenges. This 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 is closed but Extended Care is open:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
and
Thursday: 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 Live Scan fingerprinting/background check.

Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to hr@waldorfpeninsula.org with their name and “Extended Care Staff” in the subject line. The wage range for this position is $23-26/hour.

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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