Employment Opportunities

Established in 1989, Camellia Waldorf School has been educating students from preschool to 8th grade for over 30 years. Our experienced faculty and staff are dedicated to providing the finest Waldorf education for our students. Our beautiful 3-acre campus sits alongside the Sacramento River in the quiet Pocket/Greenhaven neighborhood of Sacramento. At Camellia, children learn and play in a beautiful environment that includes mature trees, a community garden, and plenty of space for outdoor activities.

Camellia faculty and staff receive ongoing training and support to enhance their skills and to meet the ever-changing needs of our students. Known as the most diverse Waldorf school in North America, Camellia is committed to providing an educational experience that is inclusive of all the diverse members of our community. Camellia Waldorf enjoys a vibrant community life year-round with events, festivals, and community education. We invite you to learn more about Camellia and what our school has to offer. To learn more, please email jobs@camelliawaldorf.org

Below is a list of current job opportunities:

Math Specialist

Camellia Waldorf School is seeking a Math Specialist to teach in our middle school for the 2022-23 school year.

We are looking for a flexible, enthusiastic, and versatile colleague to teach mathematics in grades 7th – 8th and to work collaboratively with the class teachers to support skill development of the math curriculum. Strong candidates will possess a degree in mathematics or a related field and will have teaching experience, ideally in a Waldorf school. Teachers new to Waldorf education are also welcome if they have an enthusiasm and interest to teach a Waldorf curriculum. We are looking for teachers with a love of working with children.

Candidates for this position should be aware that we have been teaching both indoors and outdoors this past school year and may need to continue to be flexible, depending on circumstances regarding the pandemic.

This is a part-time position, paid by the hour ($40/hr. includes prep. time).

Please send a cover letter, work resume, personal biographical statement, and professional references to jobs@camelliawaldorf.org.

Preschool Teacher Assistant 

Camellia Waldorf School is seeking a part-time Assistant to the Preschool Teacher in our Apple Blossom Preschool class for the 2022-2023 school year. 

Summary of Position: 

The Assistant to the Preschool Teacher operates under the supervision of the Preschool Teacher and works closely with the Lead Teacher to help in creating an exceptional Waldorf Early Childhood experience for our students. 

Assistant to the Preschool Teacher Job responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Assist the lead teacher with the overall rhythm and tasks in the classroom; 

  • Assist the lead teacher in preparing the classroom and play yard each day; 

  • Maintain general order, cleanliness and aesthetics in classroom and yard; 

  • Preparing and cleaning up from snacks; 

  • Classroom management and supervision of the students, under the direction and guidance from the lead teacher; 

  • Nurture, protect and guide the children through love and warmth; 

  • Providing bathroom support to preschool students, when necessary; 

 

Applicants should meet the following requirements and Qualifications: 

  • Have a minimum of 6 core ECE units-12 preferred (transcripts required); 

  • Live Scan background screening (required); 

  • TB risk assessment/clearance (required); 

  • CPR/first aid certification preferred, or willing to obtain training. 

  • Familiarity with Waldorf teaching philosophy, or interest and willingness to learn; 

  • Possess a keen sense of awareness of their environment (multi-tasker, alert to surroundings); 

  • Friendly and approachable (with students and parents); 

  • Positive, energetic personality enjoys working with children; 

  • Patient, understanding, able to follow instructions and adhere to specific schedules; 

  • Can meet the physical demands of working with Preschool-aged children (bending, stooping, floor work, lifting children); 

  • Able to manage students in a classroom and playground setting; 

  • Strict adherence to school policies and ability to interpret and enforce rules. 

 

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

Job Type: Part-time, temporary - August 2022 to June 2023 

Pay Rate: Based on education and experience. 

Please send a cover letter, work resume, personal biographical statement, and professional references to jobs@camelliawaldorf.org.

Assistant Aftercare Teachers

Camellia Waldorf School is seeking Assistant Aftercare Teachers for the fall of 2022 for our students from Preschool to 8th Grade.

 

The Assistant Aftercare Teacher supports our Lead Teachers in their daily routine. They must work well as a team member as well as be able to safely manage a group of students on their own. Flexibility is expected when needs arise to best support the aftercare team as a whole.

The Assistant Aftercare Teacher will also be asked to staff school events, including holiday care, parent meetings, and other events throughout the year.

 

Assistant Aftercare Teacher Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Preparing for and facilitating a restful nap time for preschool students

  • Providing bathroom support to preschool students, if necessary

  • Administering first aid when necessary

  • Creating and maintaining a safe play environment

  • Working well with a team and responsibly on one’s own

  • Cleaning and helping maintain the indoor and outdoor play areas

  • Preparing and cleaning up from snacks if needed

  • Conducting one’s self in a manner mindful of Waldorf principles

  • Modeling kind and respectful behavior to students

  • Using kind and direct communication

  • Participating in regular staff meetings

  • Participating in periodical performance reviews

  • Providing kind and supportive care. 

  • Creating a safe environment, both indoors and outdoors. 

  • Encouraging and guiding appropriate play and model behavior to students with respect to Waldorf philosophies. 

 

Applicants should meet the following requirements and Qualifications:

  • At least 18 years of age;

  • Minimum two years of childcare experience;

  • For Preschool ONLY; Have a minimum of 6 core ECE units-12 preferred (transcripts required);

  • Familiarity with Waldorf teaching philosophy, or interest and willingness to learn;

  • Possess a keen sense of awareness of their environment (multi-tasker, alert to surroundings);

  • Friendly and approachable (with students and parents);

  • Positive, energetic personality enjoys working with children;

  • Patient, understanding, able to follow instructions and adhere to specific schedules;

  • Can meet the physical demands of working with Preschool-aged children (bending, stooping, floor work, lifting children);

  • Able to manage students in a classroom and playground setting;

  • Strict adherence to school policies and ability to interpret and enforce rules;

  • CPR/first aid certification preferred, or willing to obtain training.

 

Hours: Depending on shifts. 

The extended care program runs from 12:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Job Type: Part-time, temporary - September 2022 to June 2023

Pay Rate: $15 - $18 hourly, based on education and experience.

Please send a cover letter, work resume, personal biographical statement, and professional references to jobs@camelliawaldorf.org.

 

The Camellia community is warm and welcoming, combining strong heart forces with a practical organization. We strive for diversity, and we celebrate one another. The Sacramento River, located right in our backyard, brings excellent support to our Waldorf educational program. 

 

Camellia Waldorf School is a non-profit organization that welcomes applicants of any religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender preference, and national or ethnic origin.