Current Openings

Corvallis Waldorf School (CWS) is an educational community based on the anthroposophical insights of Rudolf Steiner. We provide a developmentally appropriate, arts-integrated education to support the growth of the whole child.  Our school fosters the intellect, nurtures the imagination, and recognizes the emotional life of each child. Our aim is to inspire children to live engaged and successful lives, prepared to meet the demands of their world.

We are ideally situated, just 5 minutes from downtown Corvallis, Oregon.  Corvallis is an award-winning city that has been recognized as one of the top ten places to live in the country.  The school is within 90 minutes of the Portland Metropolitan area, world class skiing, and the famous Oregon coast.   Corvallis has a residential population of 55,345 and is home to Oregon State University, making it an ideal small town for people of all ages.

If you are interested and feel you meet the requirements for any position listed below, please send a resume, cover letter and three professional references to Peter Zaremba, Administrative Director, at peter_zaremba@corvalliswaldorfschool.org.  All positions are open until filled.  Corvallis Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer.  Please visit our site whenever you are curious about employment at CWS.

Parent Child Teacher – Part-Time

Corvallis Waldorf School seeks a warm, flexible and experienced teacher to lead one of our three weekly Parent Child classes.

Parent Child classes welcome groups of children aged between 6 weeks and 3 years along with their parent or caregiver, and meet once a week for 2 hours. Another 2 hours a week of prep and cleanup time are allotted for the teacher. Activities of the morning may include movement circles, natural-fiber/Waldorf-inspired craft projects, guided indoor and outdoor play, snack preparation, eating and puppet or story time. Conversation and parent education about the fundamentals of child development, social growth and all that goes into fostering healthy development for children and families based on the foundations of Waldorf education is a very important part of the program.

Strong candidates will have LifeWays training and/or training in Waldorf Early Childhood Education and preferably a Bachelor’s degree. Experience as a lead teacher, especially in a Waldorf early childhood setting, or ample experience as a early childhood assistant is required, as is a strong history of collegial work and a demonstrable record of strength in parent education and parent communication.

Extended Day Program Assistant

Corvallis Waldorf School offers an extended day option for families who need childcare beyond the length of the regular school day.  At CWS we operate an Extended Day Program from 7:30 am until 8 am, and from 12:30 pm until 5:30 pm.  The Extended Day Program Assistant will likely work from 2:00 until 5:30 on all days that the program is offered throughout the school year.

The Extended Day Program (EDP) Assistant works under the supervision of the EDP Director, and is responsible for providing a safe and nourishing environment for children. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Supervise children to ensure their physical safety and emotional well-being
  • Serve as a role model who is always worthy of imitation
  • Offer students a developmentally appropriate environment and routine, including outdoor play, interactive games, creative activities, and positive discipline.
  • Keep the EDP facilities and equipment clean, tidy, and in working order.
  • Work to ensure compliance with Oregon Department of Education Early Learning Division licensing requirements.