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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:

Lead Kindergarten Teacher 2024-2025 School Year

We are located on the ancestral lands of the Maidu people in the serene Pocket Area of Sacramento CA. Founded in 1989, Camellia is an AWSNA-accredited school with 185 students from diverse backgrounds. Our 3-acre campus is nestled on the bank of the Sacramento River beneath towering pines. Camellia’s strong and devoted community boasts dedicated parents and friends, with a Board of Trustees made up of current parents, faculty members, and enthusiastic parents of long-graduated alums. 
 
Camellia is committed to bringing the fullest curriculum to one of the most diverse Waldorf School student bodies in North America. We offer classes from preschool through eighth grade, and our program includes Spanish, Strings, Choir, Handwork, Woodworking, Movement, Gardening, Circus Arts, and Sports teams. 

 

What We Are Looking For: Camellia Waldorf School is seeking an experienced full-time Lead Kindergarten Teacher for our 5-day kindergarten Program. Due to increased enrollment, we are adding a third kindergarten classroom to our program. This position is for the new third kindergarten. The teacher will work closely with the Early Childhood Faculty planning festivals, having weekly meetings, and continuing to build a full and healthy program.  

 

The ideal candidate will have teaching experience in Waldorf early childhood and will have demonstrated success working with children, parents, and colleagues in a previous Waldorf school environment. In addition to a bachelor’s degree and Waldorf Early Childhood Certification, the position requires excellent communication and organization skills, a high degree of warmth, creativity, and initiative to work with students, parents, and colleagues.  

 

The Lead Kindergarten Teacher is responsible for leading children ages 4 – 6 years in our Kindergarten Program using the Pedagogy of Waldorf Education.   

Requirements: 

  • Waldorf Teaching Certificate (Lifeways, WECAN, etc.)  

  • Teaching experience in a Waldorf Kindergarten or Early Childhood classroom  

We seek to maintain the health of the teachers and support the continued study of anthroposophy. Benefits include full tuition remission for faculty children, health care including vision and dental, Simple IRA retirement plan, competitive salary with CA Waldorf Schools, and financial assistance for continuing education and professional development. 

Base Salary: $48,325. Salary increases based on classroom teaching experience and Waldorf teaching certification. 
 
To Apply: 

Please send a cover letter, resume, personal biographical statement, and professional references to jobs@camelliawaldorf.org. Include “Kindergarten” in the subject line of the email. 

Pedagogical Director

Camellia Waldorf School is hiring for Pedagogical Director for the 2023-2024 school year. We are looking for someone with Waldorf teaching experience, training, and a strong relationship to anthroposophy. Experience with school administration would also be helpful. The right person will bring energy and vision to contribute toward exploring how Waldorf education can better meet the challenges of our contemporary age. 

This position helps to ensure the pedagogical integrity of the school through the support and supervision of teachers. This work includes observing classes, meeting with and mentoring teachers, reviewing plans, overseeing schoolwide curriculum, and assisting teachers with student and parent concerns. The Pedagogical Director is a member of the Leadership Team that meets each week, and works closely with the School Director and the Leadership Team to help with creating and maintaining policies for the school. This position has the possibility of being either part-time or full-time. 

Camellia is a warm and welcoming community that combines strong heart forces with a practical organization. We are located on the ancestral lands of the Maidu people in the serene Pocket Area of Sacramento CA. Founded in 1989, Camellia is an AWSNA-accredited school with 185 students from diverse backgrounds. Our 3-acre campus is nestled on the bank of the Sacramento River beneath towering pines. We offer classes from preschool through eighth grade, and our program includes Spanish, Strings, Choir, Handwork, Woodworking, Movement, Gardening, Circus Arts, and Sports teams. Camellia’s strong and devoted community boasts dedicated parents and friends, with a Board of Trustees made up of current parents, faculty members, and enthusiastic parents of long-graduated alums.  

The pay range for this position is $30 - $40/hour depending on experience. This position is for a minimum of 20 hours per week, with the potential of being full-time and salaried. Benefits include medical, dental, and vision, tuition remission, and a retirement plan matched by the school. 

To apply, please send a resume, a letter of intent, a short biography, and three professional references to jobs@camelliawaldorf.org. Include “Pedagogical Director” in the subject line of the email. 

Camellia Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to making a more diverse work and learning environment, and we encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

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