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.

School Office Assistant

Corvallis Waldorf School is seeking a full time school office assistant for our upcoming school year. This position is responsible for greeting all students, parents, and visitors; answering and directing all incoming phone calls, attending to student needs, and general office support (filing, copying, faxing). We are looking for a candidate who enjoys working with the public, has experience with school age children, and can present our school in a positive, friendly, and welcoming manner.

Upper Middle School – Lead Teacher Position

Corvallis Waldorf School (CWS) is seeking an experienced middle school teacher with the ability to teach an integrated curriculum, across the disciplines, in a predominantly self-contained classroom.

The ideal candidate will engage students in meaningful work, ignite each individual student’s passion for learning, and build supportive relationships within and beyond the classroom environment.  We are looking for a candidate possessing strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and positively with parents, colleagues, and community members.  The appropriate candidate will support the development of our growing community while maintaining personal & professional boundaries at all times.

Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching an integrated curriculum at the middle school level
  • Excellent classroom management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate students to work at their full potential
  • Personal conduct always worthy of imitation
  • Waldorf Teacher Training – Preferred

 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.

Spanish Teacher

Corvallis Waldorf School is seeking a 0.8 FTE (four days per week) Spanish Teacher with the ability to teach grades 1-8.

The ideal candidate is a fluent Spanish speaker with experience teaching and developing a language program in the elementary and middle grades, and the ability to use stories, songs, and games to supplement the curriculum.  Experience with Waldorf education and/or Waldorf teacher training is preferred.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Excellent classroom management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate students to work at their full potential
  • Personal conduct always worthy of imitation