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.
We are seeking a skilled and experienced part-time Business Manager/Bookkeeper. Applicants should embody a detail-oriented, proactive, and collaborative demeanor, and be dedicated to fostering a diverse and dynamic school community. Candidates should also possess the ability to communicate financial and budgetary issues and concepts clearly, to a broad range on constituents. Experience with computer/web-based accounting software and processes is required. Ideal candidates should have a minimum of 3-years accounting/bookkeeping experience, have some level of formal education/training in accounting procedures and possess a Bachelor’s degree in a related field is highly desired. An understanding of Waldorf education and experience in non-profit management is also highly desired. Position is anticipated to encompass a 20-hour work week during the school year, with reduced hours over school year (winter/spring breaks) and summer breaks.
We are seeking an energetic and experienced ¾-time Jr. High Grades 7 & 8 Teacher. Based on enrollment, this position may grow into a full-time position. Applicants should embody a creative, innovative, and collaborative personality, and be dedicated to fostering a diverse and dynamic school community. Candidates should also possess the wisdom of a loving authority and the pioneering spirit to become a foundational member of our esteemed faculty. Candidates must have completed their Waldorf Grades Teacher Certification, ideally have a minimum of 3 years’ classroom experience, and possess a Bachelors degree in a related educational field. This position will have a math and sciences focus and collaborate with our Jr. High Director in bringing a diverse and rich curriculum to our Jr. High students.
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.
Part-time Movement Teacher – The Waldorf School of Bend is seeking a part-time Movement teacher for the upcoming school year. The ideal candidate would have completed (or nearly) their Level I training in Spacial Dynamics and have experience teaching various grade levels at a Waldorf school. In addition to regular classes, our students (1st- 8th) participate in a four-week snow sports program at Mt Bachelor, a 5th grade Olympiad, 6th grade Medieval Games, and 7th/8th grade Track & Field meet with other Waldorf students across Oregon. Our school community recognizes the importance of healthy movement activities for all human beings, especially those that are going through the important developmental stages of elementary school. Projected hours are 15 to 20 per week including class preparation time.
We are seeking a part-time Aftercare 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 day. 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.
We are also seeking a part-time Aftercare Assistant for the 2018-2019 school year. This position requires a high school diploma and one year of experience working with children in a childcare facility or school. Must have demonstrated ability working with children ages 3 to 11 years old and with a variety of temperaments. Individual needs to possess good safety awareness and have the ability to problem-solve minor conflict issues among children in a loving and supportive manner. The person in this position must meet the qualifications of the Oregon Office of Child Care handbook of a “teacher”. Must hold current 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.
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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.
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,
BEND, OREGON 97701
(541) 330 - 8841