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:

Aftercare Teacher 

Aftercare Teachers will be responsible for providing kind and supportive care to our Pre-school and 1st-8th grade students. In preschool, they will support the Lead Teacher in preparing and facilitating a nurturing and restful nap time and assist students with transitioning to rest and aiding them to sleep.  

 

When working with all students, Aftercare Teachers will be responsible for providing kind and supportive care. They are responsible for creating a safe environment, both indoors and outdoors. They are responsible for encouraging and guiding appropriate play and model behavior to students, with respect to Waldorf philosophies. Assistants support Lead Teachers in their daily routine. They must work well as a team 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.  

 

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

 

To apply, please send resume and three references to cdeitchman@camelliawaldorf.org 

Lower Grades Class Teachers

Camellia Waldorf School is seeking applicants for Class Teacher positions in the lower grades. Opportunities exist to begin now during the 2021-22 school year as well as for the start of the 2022-23 school year.

Located in the serene Pocket Area of Sacramento, California, Camellia Waldorf School, founded in 1989, is an AWSNA-accredited urban school with over 170 students from diverse backgrounds. Our strong and devoted community boasts dedicated parents and friends. Our Board of Trustees is made up of current parents, members of the faculty, and enthusiastic parents of long-graduated alums. 

We offer classes from preschool through eighth grade. Our program includes Spanish, Music, Handwork, Woodworking, Movement, and Gardening. Camellia is committed to bringing the fullest curriculum to the students, maintaining the health of the teachers, and to the continued study of anthroposophy. 

Our ideal candidates will have completed their Waldorf teacher training, have successful teaching experience, possess a strong relationship to anthroposophy, and demonstrate a commitment beyond the classroom. We are looking for teachers committed to working collaboratively with colleagues and our parent community. A candidate for this position should be aware that we are teaching outdoors this school year and may need to continue to do so next year, depending on circumstances regarding Covid. Any familiarity or experience with distance teaching would be considered a bonus. 

The Camellia community is warm and welcoming, combining strong heart forces with a practical organization. We strive for diversity, and we celebrate one another. 

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

Pedagogical Chair

Camellia Waldorf School has enjoyed the benefits of having a Pedagogical Chair now for the past four and a half years. Our current Pedagogical Chair will be leaving this post in a few months, and the school would like to fill this position with just the right person. We are looking for someone with Waldorf teaching experience, training, and a strong relationship with Anthroposophy. Experience with school administration would also be of help. The position of Pedagogical Chair at our school is now established so that anyone coming into the position will meet clear expectations from the faculty and administration. At the same time, the right person will bring energy and vision to contribute toward exploring how Waldorf education can better meet the challenges of our contemporary age.  

Up to now, the position has been part-time, but the school is hoping to increase the hours, possibly to full-time. The Pedagogical Chair works closely with faculty to ensure the integrity of a living experience of Waldorf education in the classroom and to support teachers in their relationships with the families in their class. The Pedagogical Chair also works closely with the School Director and the leadership team to assist in keeping communication lines open and clear and to help with creating and maintaining policies for the school. 

The Camellia community is a warm and welcoming one that combines strong heart forces with a practical organization. We strive for diversity, and we celebrate one another. 

To apply, please send a resume, a letter of intent, a short biography, and three professional references to jobs@camelliawaldorf.org