Employment Opportunities

Work at the Waldorf School of San Diego

The Waldorf School of San Diego is a thriving educational community serving students from early childhood through twelfth grade. If you are looking to join a Waldorf school with a highly respected faculty and staff that enjoys the support of dedicated, loving families, please get in touch with us! The Waldorf School of San Diego is committed to increasing and supporting diversity in all of its forms in employment and in our programs. If interested email us at HR@waldorfsandiego.org. Please include a letter of intent addressing why you wish to be employed at The Waldorf School of San Diego, references, and your resume.

Current Open Positions 

Handwork Teacher- Grades 1-8

The Waldorf School of San Diego is seeking an experienced handwork teacher

The Waldorf School of San Diego is in its 36th year in service to the community and serves children from Nursery through 12th grade. Current school enrollment is approximately 220. We have two campuses (just one mile apart) – the Altadena Campus serves Nursery through 8th grade and the Colina Campus serves grades 9-12. Three kindergartens and one nursery support the healthy enrollment of future grades. We are also pleased to have a solid and energetic administration. With the strong support of our parents, the operation of the school is guided by the faculty, which includes subject teachers for music, games, strings, foreign languages, handwork, gardening, orchestra ensemble, band, and eurythmy.

Our school is located in a diverse neighborhood, close to the city and beaches, and not too far from the mountains. The school is perched on a hill with a view of Mount Miguel. In the winter months, snow-capped peaks are visible to the east. Mexico and the coast are visible to the south. The climate is mild most of the year with daytime temperatures averaging in the 70s.

WSSD is looking for a handwork teacher with prior Waldorf teaching experience to join our faculty. The ideal candidate would hold a Bachelor’s degree and certification in Waldorf education and have significant teaching experience at a Waldorf School. We offer a salary with increments for training and experience, Full time employees are also entitled to tuition remission, a health care plan, and a 401k with a matching contribution. Please send your resume and a letter of interest to our human resources department at hr@waldorfsandiego.org

Job Description for Handwork

Grade 1: Introduction to knitting.

Grade 2: Basic knitting skills are perfected, and the skill of purling is added. Casting on, binding off, casting on in the middle of the work, decreasing (knitting two stitches together), and color changes are practiced as well as keeping an even tension.

Grade 3: Learning, practicing, and mastering crochet.

Grade 4: Embroidery and cross-stitch techniques.

Grade 5: Circulating knitting; projects include hats and socks.

Grade 6: Soft sculpture in the form of an animal – Students create their own pattern.

Grade 7: A real soft sculpture in the human form.

Grade 8: We start with a brief history of the sewing machine before making a pattern for the first project – a satchel. We then make pajama pants.  

Grade 1 Teacher

WSSD is welcoming applications for a full-time First Grade Class Teacher starting in the 2021-22 school year. We are looking for an individual dedicated to Waldorf education, with love and enthusiasm for teaching. We value collaborative working relations among our colleagues, confidence in representing Waldorf education to the broader community, and dedication to the whole school.

Successful candidates will enthusiastically and energetically engage students and will work collaboratively with other faculty and administrators, as well as the parent community, to create an educational environment that is aligned with the school mission and program goals. Candidates must be committed to excellence in teaching and positive and effective classroom management. All Class Teachers are expected to have a history of strong, positive communication skills with parents and colleagues, to demonstrate professionalism and healthy boundaries, and to convey warmth and joy.

Qualified applicants will have completed at least an undergraduate degree and a Waldorf class teacher training, and have previous experience as a Waldorf class teacher. They will also have an unflagging devotion to children, a strong commitment to Waldorf Education, continuous professional development, and dedication to excellence in teaching, and a commitment to developing strong, collaborative working relationships with colleagues, parents, and the wider community.

Waldorf School of San Diego was founded in 1982 and is fully accredited through AWSNA and WASC. We serve about 220 students in Early Childhood through 12th grade on two campuses in a culturally diverse urban setting within 10 miles of the Pacific Ocean. We offer a full Waldorf curriculum including Music, Handwork, Outdoor Education, Spanish, Foreign Exchange program, Eurythmy, Games/PE, as well as a middle and high school Athletics Program.

Salary is dependent upon education and experience. Benefits offered to include medical and dental insurance, 401(k) plan, tuition remission, paid time off, and professional development opportunities. Please send resume, letter of interest, and three professional references including emails and phone numbers (in PDF format only) to HR@waldorfsandiego.org

High School Art Teacher

The Waldorf School of San Diego (WSSD) High School is seeking an experienced high school art teacher with strong leadership capacities.  We welcome resumes for the ’21 – ’22 school year.  Our continually growing high school is entering its 14th year with approximately 50 students.  WSSD High School is supported by a well-established lower school as well as two younger schools in the larger San Diego area. Our campus is located in a culturally diverse urban setting that is within walking distance of the lower school campus and within 10 miles of the Pacific Ocean.  The faculty works collaboratively in a consensus-based decision-making structure.  

The fine arts and performing arts live strongly in the student body. The ideal candidate would hold a Bachelor’s degree and, have significant teaching experience at the high school or higher education level, and have demonstrated leadership or other professional skills. This individual will be ready to teach their own specialties within the broad Waldorf art curriculum.  We offer a generous starting salary with increments for training and experience. Full-time employees are entitled to tuition remission, a health care plan, and 401K with matching contributions.  Please send your resume and a letter of interest to our human resources at hr@waldorfsandiego.org and include contact information for your references.