Employment Opportunities

About Cedarwood Waldorf School

Known as a progressive urban school, Cedarwood is located in SW Portland, an area known for its natural beauty, abundance of outdoor recreational activities and thriving foodie culture. Our relationship with Portland Parks and Recreation has allowed us use of adjacent Lair Hill Park, the first pesticide-free park in Portland, for our movement classes and recess. Portland has a robust Waldorf community, with six schools, a Waldorf high school, many home pre-schools, anthroposophical doctors, therapeutic eurythmists and the Portland Branch of the Anthroposophical Society.

We serve more than 250 students from early childhood through the eighth grade. Our students benefit from rich, diverse programming that includes Spanish, 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.

Our three pillars -- faculty, board and administration, and parent community -- have created a mature school organization and vibrant community. We have an effective peer mentoring program and strong support for all teachers, and offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.

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

Early Childhood Assistant Teachers

We are looking for experienced Early Childhood Assistant Teachers to join our dynamic team.

Our early childhood program is robust, resourceful, and inspiring. We offer parent child classes, two pre-kindergarten classes, and two kindergarten classes. Cedarwood Waldorf School is a fully accredited member of NWAIS, AWSNA, and WECAN.

We have a range of available positions for the 2019-20 school year, including morning, full day, and afternoon assistant teaching positions that complement and support our early childhood full day programming. Compensation is equitable to hours worked and responsibilities.

All candidates must have Waldorf experience and an interest in working collaboratively, intuitively, and joyfully on behalf of the young child.

We are a certified child care center; this requires all employees to be CPR and First Aid trained, as well as up-to-date on any other required courses for child care providers. Additionally, all early childhood employees are given the opportunity for at least 15 hours of professional development, annually.

Please send your resume, letter of interest, and three references that we might contact to sferris@cedarwoodschool.org.

Events Manager

We are looking for an Events Manager to cultivate relationships and a sense of community at Cedarwood through our in-reach & outreach efforts.

The Events Manager will plan and execute events at Cedarwood from start to finish, and coordinate all event volunteers and operations. As part of the Advancement Team, they will collaborate with the Enrollment Director, Development Director, and Marketing Director as needed.

This is a .825 FTE exempt position, and requires evening and weekend availability and general flexibility in scheduling.

Requirements for the position include:
  • Proven experience as an event manager
  • Skilled in project management
  • Significant experience managing volunteers a strong plus
  • Computer savvy; able to learn technology quickly
  • Outstanding communication
  • Willing problem-solver
  • Customer experience-minded
  • Team player with leadership skills
  • Enjoy working in a child-centric space
  • Able to move freely, operate a computer and other office productivity machinery
  • Able to move, set up, and use equipment weighing up to 25 lbs

Please send a letter of interest and resume to Sue Levine at slevine@cedarwoodschool.org.

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