Employment Opportunities


About Cedarwood Waldorf School

Cedarwood is located in downtown Portland, Ore. Situated in a picturesque, historic building in the Lair Hill neighborhood of Portland, we serve more than 300 students from early childhood through the eighth grade. Our students benefit from rich, diverse programming that includes Spanish, Japanese, eurythmy, music, practical arts, movement and a middle-school math program. We have a strong, talented faculty that works hard to support one another and consciously represent Waldorf education to our school community and beyond.

About Portland

Portland, Oregon’s largest city, is located at the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette rivers, in the shadow of snow-capped Mount Hood. It’s known for its parks, bridges and bicycle paths, as well as for its eco-friendliness and its microbreweries and coffeehouses. Iconic Washington Park encompasses sites from the formal Japanese Garden to the Oregon Zoo and its railway. The city hosts thriving art, theater and music scenes. Cedarwood takes full advantage of Portland's proximity to Mount Hood, the Oregon Coast and the high mountain desert of Central Oregon through its experiential learning programs in each grade.

Portland is also home to a rich anthroposophical community that includes several Waldorf schools, anthroposophical doctors and a branch of the Anthroposophical Society. The city of Portland offers wonderful cultural opportunities, while nearby Mount Hood and the Columbia River Gorge capture the splendor of the natural world.

Job Openings

Grade 2 Support Teacher

Cedarwood Waldorf School is presently seeking a classroom, projects, and differentiation-learning support teacher for the 2018-19 school year.

HOURS WORKED: 17 hours/week (mornings)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Observe students, teachers, and class dynamics, as well as layer extra support needed in the moment (academic, social, emotional, and behavioral)
  • Work with individual of a small group of students when needed
  • Support transitions between classes
  • Support organizing classroom and teaching materials
  • Support teachers to take short breaks during classes
  • Prepare and lead teach some classes

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be confident working with large groups of students
  • Must have a commitment to work towards developing the ability to implement the curriculum according to Waldorf educational methods
  • Must have a commitment to work towards developing the ability to transition between age groups
  • Must have a commitment to self-development
  • Ability to work cooperatively as a member of a team
  • Must pass a criminal history check
  • Must obtain a first aid card within two months of being hired

INTERESTED?
Please submit your resume, cover letter (highlighting your teaching experience, life experience, qualifications, and strengths) along with three references that we may contact to: mfloydpreston@cedarwoodschool.org
*Be sure to include "Grade 2 Support Teacher" in the Subject line

Grade 3 Support Teacher

Cedarwood Waldorf School is presently seeking a classroom, projects, and differentiation-learning support teacher for the 2018-19 school year.

HOURS WORKED: 12 hours/week

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Observe students, teachers, and class dynamics, as well as layer extra support needed in the moment
  • Support transitions between classes
  • Support correcting assignments and assessments
  • Teach small (up to 15 students) group work
  • Support teachers to take short breaks during classes
  • Prepare and lead teach some classes
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Must be confident working with large groups of students
  • Must have a commitment to work towards developing the ability to implement the curriculum according to Waldorf educational methods
  • Must have a commitment to work towards developing the ability to transition between age groups
  • Must have a commitment to self-development
  • Ability to work cooperatively as a member of a team
  • Must pass a criminal history check
  • Must have a first aid card within two months of being hired

Please submit your resume, cover letter (highlighting your teaching experience, life experience, qualifications, and strengths) along with three references that we may contact to: mfloydpreston@cedarwoodschool.org
*Be sure to include "Grade 3 Support Teacher" in the Subject line

If you would like to be considered for any additional future openings, please send a letter of interest and resume to info@cedarwoodschool.org.