Current Openings

When you join Corvallis Waldorf School, you are joining a community of parents and professional educators who are striving to create an unparalleled educational opportunity for children based on the pedagogical insights of Rudolf Steiner. We provide a developmentally appropriate, arts-integrated education to promote the development 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.  In Steiner’s words, “Our highest endeavor [is] to develop free human beings who, of themselves, are able to give purpose and direction to their lives.”

Our school started in 1993 in the homes of dedicated and inspired parents in Corvallis. As the school grew, the community occupied a local church building, then an elementary school campus.  In August of 2013, we purchased the 12 acre campus and buildings, and we have begun the process of developing the buildings and grounds to suit our needs. We are currently a developing member school with AWSNA. We serve students ranging from parent-child through 8th Grade, and we are growing and welcoming more students each year.

The school is ideally situated, just five 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.

 CURRENT JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Early Childhood Assistant

We currently have an opening for an early childhood assistant in our three day a week, Sweet Peas Preschool (Ages 2-3). This position is scheduled for approximately 17 hours per week during our regular school year (Tues-Thurs)  Hourly wage range for this position is $12-15 per hour, DOE. This position starts September 2, 2015.

The ideal candidate will have experience working with children under the age of three. This person will work closely with and under the supervision of the lead teacher to create a joyful, safe, warm, and loving atmosphere for the children in our care. Activities include setting table, helping children with activities, helping children dress for outdoor time, supervision of outdoor play, vacuuming, dishes, straightening play area and general tidying. Current CPR & First Aid certification, Oregon Food Handler’s card and clearance in the Criminal Background Registry with the Childcare Division of Oregon are required for this position.

Parent-Child Program Teacher

We currently have an opening for a parent child program teacher. Our Little Acorns program is for the youngest students (age one month to three years) and their parent/caregiver and often serves as the first introduction to Waldorf education. The ideal candidate will have clear written and verbal communication skills, have a warm, caring, disciplined way with children and a background in child development or early childhood education. The teacher will guide parents and their child through a Waldorf-inspired daily rhythm that includes elements of story-telling, free play, sensory handwork, songs, and movement. They will orchestrate the rhythm of the day by leading the group through each activity and the associated transition periods. A sound understanding of Waldorf education is a must. Lifeways and/or Waldorf early childhood teacher training is preferred. Our current program has two morning classes per week, Monday and Friday 9-11am, during the school year with the potential of adding a third morning.

Non-Discrimination Statement
Corvallis Waldorf School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, family structure, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, abilities, or other legally protected status in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships, tuition assistance programs, staff hiring, or other school programs.