Careers at Waldorf School of Bend
Thank you for your interest in the Waldorf School of Bend!
At the Waldorf School of Bend, education is a powerful vehicle for social change. Thus, core academic subjects are taught to ignite the imagination of students and teachers in order to help foster pragmatic and inspired solutions to the ever-growing challenges of our time. The rigorous academic curriculum allows students to move forward with a sense of strong social consciousness, strong academic skills, and a vibrant individuality to create their own futures. A strong reverence for nature and the desire to nurture the earth are primary foundations on which school practices are based.
We are an AWSNA Associate school, who is experiencing energetic and healthy growth in beautiful Bend, Oregon. As a WECAN Associate member school, we operate an Early Childhood Program (PreK, Mixed-aged Kindergarten and Kindergarten classes) serving children ages 3-6, a stand-alone Grades program (1st– 6th) and Jr. High program (7th & 8th). We are unique in that we operate a Jr. High to help students prepare for high school outside of Waldorf as currently there are no Waldorf high school options in Central Oregon. Salary plus benefits including tuition remission, robust mentoring program, and financial support for professional development.
New Posting! We are seeking a part-time Morning Care Lead Teacher for the 2018-2019 school year. The position requires an individual who has a minimum of 2 years’ experience as a teacher in a Child Care facility or school, or equivalent BA/BS or AA/AS educational degree/certificate. Individuals will need to meet the Oregon Office of Child Cares criteria to be “Lead Teacher” qualified. The ideal candidate has led educational programs with children ages 3-11 in a mixed age setting for a least one year, providing a range of developmentally appropriate instruction and activities. For this position a teacher must be flexible with a drop-in program, meaning ability to work with a variety of students each day and able to quickly adjust to changes in the attendance throughout the morning. We strive to provide a heartfelt and inclusive environment, so a warm and dynamic personality is best for the children we work with. Someone with experience in Waldorf education or other holistic learning environments is highly desirable. The person in this position must hold a current OR Food Handler’s Card, be CPR and First Aid certified, and be enrolled or meet the criteria to be enrolled in the OR Central Background Registry. Ideally this candidate would also become a preferred substitute teacher for our Early Childhood programs through out the year.
Part-time Woodwork Teacher – The Waldorf School of Bend is seeking to employ an inspired individual who loves working with children in grades 5-8 teaching various aspects of the Waldorf woodwork curricula. Ideally, we would prefer our prospective teachers to have Waldorf training. However, candidates with experience in working with the Waldorf curricula in general, manual or hand-focused woodworking as well as a passion for teaching are encouraged to apply. Woodwork classes are typically 50 minutes long and are offered throughout the week, projected to be a total of 10 hours per week including class preparation time.
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Waldorf School of Bend or e-mail to:
Attn: Darren Hansen firstname.lastname@example.org
2150 NE Studio Rd., Ste 2 Attn: Darren Hansen
Bend, OR 97701
SEE OUR SCHOOL IN ACTION
We welcome your visit to the Waldorf School of Bend! Experience our morning rhythm, and visit a main lesson in each grade. After your classroom visits, we are here to discuss Waldorf philosophy, answer questions, and explore whether the Waldorf approach is a fit for your child and your family. Because we visit classes in session, adults only please. There are other opportunities for your children to visit at our Open Houses.
Please note our school is closed from December 21st through January 6th for winter break. Happy Holidays!
Beginning in autumn, scheduled tours are held on each Tuesday morning beginning at 9:30. Tours alternate between our grades and early childhood programs. Call Sarah Rucker, Admissions Director, at 541-330-8841 to reserve your spot.
The Waldorf School of Bend cultivates academic excellence through our experiential curriculum rich in the arts, sciences and practical works. We honor each child’s unique spirit by building capacities of will, free thought, compassion and social responsibility. In this way, children develop with purpose to act as powerful world citizens.
2150 NE STUDIO ROAD, STE 2
BEND, OREGON 97701
p. (541) 330 - 8841
f. (541) 330-9713