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:

Business Manager

Camellia Waldorf School is seeking a full-time Business Manager to oversee the financial and human resources areas of the school while also working collaboratively with the School Director and the administrative team. A strong business background is important, and previous experience in an educational setting is preferable. Our ideal candidate will demonstrate superb organizational, self-management, and problem-solving skills along with strong interpersonal, empathetic and teamwork abilities. An eye for detail and a penchant for clear communication are also necessary. Proficiency in both Microsoft Office and QuickBooks is required.

 

Benefits include medical, dental, tuition remission, matching retirement plan, and paid time off plus holidays. The typical work week is Monday through Friday. The position is year-round and may occasionally work evenings, weekends, or holidays.

 

Camellia Waldorf is a private, non-profit school located in the Pocket neighborhood of Sacramento. Now entering our 34th year, we strive to be a warm and welcoming community that celebrates its diversity.

 

To apply, please send your resume, a letter of introduction, and at least three professional references to jobs@camelliawaldorf.org. A more comprehensive job description can be provided upon request.

Advancement Assistant 

Camellia Waldorf School is seeking a part-time assistant to support our Admissions and Advancement Manager. Our ideal candidate is enthusiastic and ambitious, with an eye for detail, a self-starter, ready to jump right in, and helping with planning the school’s annual spring dinner auction. This position is an excellent opportunity to work in an energetic, close-knit school community, with great colleagues, while gaining nonprofit experience, developing new skills, and helping to make a difference. Strong organizational and interpersonal communication skills are necessary, as duties will include building relationships with business donors and helping with the coordinating of event details, such as venue, caterer, etc.  Additional duties will include assisting the Admissions and Advancement Manager with the fall’s annual giving campaign. Experience with mail merges, tracking donations, data entry, and some light scheduling would be preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Office required.

 

Set in the beautiful Greenhaven-Pocket area, Camellia Waldorf School sits on three acres along the Sacramento River, offering a unique educational experience for students’ preschool through 8th grade. Now entering our 34th year, we strive to be a warm, inclusive, and welcoming community that celebrates its diversity.

To apply, please send your resume, a letter of introduction, and at least three professional references to jobs@camelliawaldorf.org. A more comprehensive job description can be provided upon request.

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.