Employment Opportunities

An independent, not-for-profit school for children in early childhood through high school, fully accredited by AWSNA, Pasadena Waldorf School is nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. Our school is a welcoming retreat from suburban congestion, with easy access to the mountains, the seacoast, and the amenities of the Greater Los Angeles area. The Pasadena Waldorf School opened its new high school with a lead class of 17 students in August 2012. The high school is located in 5,000 sq. ft. of classroom and office space on the William Carey International University, a 17-acre property 2.5 miles from the lower school campus.

Founded in 1979, Pasadena Waldorf is a well-established, stable school with curricula and programs based on Rudolf Steiner’s picture of child development and the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) Shared Principles. Our active, mutually supportive faculty enjoy competitive salaries and a generous employee benefit program. The Los Angeles Branch of the Anthroposophical Society and Library is located nearby in Pasadena.

To learn more about Waldorf Education and Anthroposophy, please visit the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) website.

Available Positions

High School Receptionist/Office Assistant

The Receptionist/Office Assistant (ROA) handles many of the daily tasks to ensure the smooth running of the High School. Interacting with students, parents, faculty and staff, the ROA is responsible for clear and timely communications, accurate record keeping, up-to-date information, and sensing when other concerns or information need to be brought to the attention of the High School Office Manager (HSOM). The ROA assists the HSOM, who may delegate tasks to the ROA as needed.

Qualities: Excellent communication skills, including both verbal and written skills and ability to prioritize information; interest in the immediate well-being of the High School students and community. Understanding of Waldorf education is preferable. Must have computer and filing skills.

Hours: Hourly position Monday-Friday 7:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Qualified interested candidates should e-mail the following to Michaela Keating at mkeating@pasadenawaldorf.org. No phone calls, please.

Letter of interest and intention

  • Resume
  • Three references, including most recent employer
  • Current contact information

Date posted:  August 19, 2014

 Part-Time High School Instrumental Music

Pasadena Waldorf School seeks a skilled artist/educator to join a collaborative team of teachers in a new, high school  instrumental program (45 students this year). Currently, all students take musicianship classes and all-school chorus. The instrumental component is new as of fall 2014, and most students have played an instrument for at least three years. Curricular emphasis will be on ensemble playing, musicianship, improvisation and creative work, through original repertoire and adaptations of existing music.

The ideal candidate is:

  • an excellent instrumentalist, with strong musicianship skills, and a passion for teaching for high-school aged students.
  • experienced in leading instrumental sectionals and rehearsals and excited about the opportunity to work creatively with non-traditional ensembles
  • experienced in facilitating (or willing to learn how to facilitate) improvisation at all levels of musical ability in an ensemble, non-jazz context
  • enthusiastic about working collaboratively with the high school music director and other faculty
  • interested in actively and creatively supporting the continued development of a growing, thriving, innovative music program

Minimum requirements: Bachelor’s degree in music or commensurate professional experience. Preferred: experience teaching in high school, experience working in independent schools.

Schedule/Time Commitment: Ensembles meet Wednesdays during the academic year (Sep-June), 12:20-1:45pm, with 2-4 performances per year. There will be preparatory meetings in August, and a weekly 45-minute music faculty meeting throughout the year. Competitive hourly rates.

To Apply: Email resume, brief statement of interest, and contact information for 3 references to Ted Masur (High School Music Director): tmasur@pasadenawaldorf.org. Please be specific about which instrument groups (strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, guitars, etc.) you are capable of coaching on fundamentals and technique.

Timeline: Position open until filled.

Questions? Please email tmasur@pasadenawaldorf.org


Director of Finance

The Pasadena Waldorf School seeks a Director of Finance. Responsibilities include supervising all business related activity of the school for budgetary compliance, legal liability, and regulatory compliance, to include the maintenance and creation of policies and procedures to support the operations of the school and the application of internal controls to ensure the integrity of the financial records. The Director of Finance supervises the business office staff, report to the Administrator, and prepares financial reports for Board, CFO and other bodies as needed.

Key Responsibilities:

Supervise daily financial, accounting, insurance, treasury, and tax reporting activity:

  • Member of the Board’s Finance Committee
  • Serves as major contact point with CFO and external auditors, including investigation of accounting issues
  • Supervise the creation and implementation of the School’s budget, to include
    • Collection and submission of budget to Finance Committee for review and approval
    • First level approval of items within budget guidelines
    • Creation of budget vs actual reports for Administrator, Finance Committee, and Board review at intervals set by the Administrator.
  • Enforces payment policies set by Finance Committee
  • Serves as contact point for major lenders
  • Oversight of insurance contracts and coverage as necessary, including:
    • Oversight of compliance with insurance guidelines of all campus activity
  • Responsible for all AWSNA reporting (including annual report)
  • Oversees HR compliance
  • In conjunction with the CFO, oversees investment portfolio
  • Preforms annual reviews of direct reports
  • Oversees preparation of all tax reporting
  • Executes all other financial documents, including student contracts
  • Oversees the Wishing Well School Store

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:


  • Extensive knowledge of accounting principles and practice.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work cooperatively with a broad array of constituencies.
  • Experience supervising an accounting department.
  • Knowledge of California employment law


  • Familiarity with Waldorf education.
  • Familiarity with state regulations as they pertain to California independent schools.


Progressively responsible related work experience, preferably 10 or more years, and ideally at the Comptroller/CFO level. Must possess experience supervising employees.


Minimum of BA or equivalent experience. Interested candidates should fax, mail, or e-mail the following to jobs2013@pasadenawaldorf.org:

  • Letter of interest and intention
  • Resume
  • Brief biography
  • Three references, including most recent employer
  • Current contact information

Compensation and Hours:

Full time, salary, with benefits according to school policy for full-time staff.


Full-time High School Math and Science Teacher

Beginning: July 2014

The Pasadena Waldorf School is now in the second year of its new High School with a lead class of twenty students and a second class of nine. We will be adding a new 9th Grade in August 2014. As we expand our faculty to meet the needs of our growing school, we are looking for a dedicated full-time high school Math and Science teacher. Our ideal candidate possesses a BA in a science field, several years teaching experience in both math and science in a Waldorf high school, and has competed Waldorf High School teacher training. At ease with high school students as well as adults, our ideal candidate possesses a dynamic, engaging, deeply interested way of working with people. The position includes additional ancillary responsibilities, such as class advising and elective sponsoring.

Our dynamic and highly collaborative faculty is in the process of building an exemplary Waldorf high school. Our supportive and engaged parent community fully backs the vision of a Waldorf high school that operates at a high academic level while offering the breadth of experience and the depth of connection that characterizes the best in Waldorf education.

Our faculty enjoys competitive salaries and a generous employee benefit program, including support for professional development, full tuition remission for enrolled children, family medical and dental plans, and retirement plan. The area features the Los Angeles Branch of the Anthroposophical Society (in Pasadena) nearby anthroposophical medical practitioners and physicians, and the Christian Community.

Qualified candidates must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree. Interested candidates should fax, mail, or e-mail the following to  jobs2013@pasadenawaldorf.org.

Letter of interest and intention


Brief biography

Three references, including most recent employer

Current contact information


Pasadena Waldorf School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, political affiliation, handicapping conditions, or sex in its educational programs or employment. No person shall be denied employment solely because of any impairment that is unrelated to the ability to engage in activities involved in the position or program to which application has been made.