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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

 

Part-Time High School Percussion Teacher

Pasadena Waldorf School seeks a skilled percussionist/educator to join a collaborative team of teachers in our full-participation instrumental music program (45 students, grades 9-11). This is an interim position, for the remainder of the 2014-15 school year, which ends on June 12th.  The position has the potential to continue into the 2015-16 school year. Looking to fill immediately. The first class is Wednesday, March 11th.

About the Program: All students take musicianship classes, chorus, and instrumental ensemble. Curricular emphasis is on instrumental technique, ensemble playing, musicianship, improvisation and creative work. Repertoire is flexible – including stock and custom arrangements, adaptations, improvisations, and original pieces.

About the Percussion Component: Includes mallet instruments (marimba, xylophone, vibraphone, glock) and wide variety of drums and auxiliary percussion. Student skill level ranges from beginner to intermediate. Percussion meets as its own ensemble, and in combination with the Mixed Ensemble (strings, winds, chordal instruments).

The ideal candidate is:

  • an excellent percussionist, with strong musicianship skills, and a passion for teaching high-school aged students.
  • enthusiastic about working collaboratively with the high school music director and other faculty.
  • experienced in leading instrumental sectionals and rehearsals and excited about the opportunity to work creatively with non-standard instrumentation.
  • experienced in facilitating (or willing to learn how to facilitate) improvisation at all levels of musical ability in an ensemble, non-jazz context.
  • 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: Classes meet Wednesdays during the academic year (Sep-June), 12:20-1:50pm, with 2-4 performances per year. There is a weekly 60-minute music faculty meeting in the preceding hour, 11:20-12:20. 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. In addition to your percussion background, please list any related skills and experience, including ability to coach various instrument groups on fundamentals and technique.

Questions? Please email tmasur@pasadenawaldorf.org


School Maintenance Worker/Groundskeeper Needed

The School Maintenance Worker/Groundskeeper is responsible for the general upkeep of the campus, which includes daily yard work, sweeping, and building maintenance. Additional duties include (but are not necessarily limited to) minor electrical/plumbing repairs, assisting faculty and staff in the upkeep of classrooms and workspaces (includes moving furniture), caring for all necessary equipment properly, and running job-related errands. This is a year-round, full-time hourly position, and includes benefits.

Minimum Requirements

Must have at least 2 years of grounds keeping and general maintenance experience, or any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. General knowledge of both lawn/garden upkeep, as well as electrical/plumbing/construction repair work, is necessary. Ability to reach, bend, stoop and frequently lift up to 40 pounds, as well as work in a standing position for long periods of time is required. Good judgment and ability to work well with a wide range of individuals, including faculty, staff, volunteers and children is needed, along with being a self-starter and the ability to multi-task. Must have a valid and current CA driver license and insurance, and have access to a vehicle.

Qualified interested candidates should respond to Michaela Keating, Operations Coordinator at  mkeating@pasadenawaldorf.org (no phone calls) with the following:

 

  • Letter of interest and intention
  • Resume
  • Three references
  • Current contact information

 High School Math and Science Teacher

This is a full time position with benefits. Responsibilities will entail teaching main lesson blocks in math, the life sciences, and chemistry, as well as advanced math track classes. Candidates must hold at least a bachelor’s degree in one of these disciplines; a masters or PhD is preferred. The ideal candidate will have completed or is currently enrolled in an AWSNA recognized Waldorf teacher training program and is enthusiastic about working out of the philosophical and methodological principles of Waldorf Education. Only candidates with at least least three years of teaching experience, preferably at high school and ideally in  a Waldorf school, or at the college level will be considered. Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae and a short biographical letter of introduction to Arthur M. Pittis, High School Pedagogical Chair at apittis@pasadenawaldorf.org.


High School Humanities Teacher

This is a full time position with benefits. Responsibilities will primarily entail teaching main lesson blocks in literature and history, as well as  grammar, and essay and creative writing tracks in ninth through twelfth grades. Candidates must hold at least a bachelor’s degree in one of these or a related discipline in the humanities; a masters or PhD is preferred. The ideal candidate will have completed or is currently enrolled in an AWSNA recognized Waldorf teacher training program and is enthusiastic about working out of the philosophical and methodological principles of Waldorf Education. Only candidates with at least least three years of teaching experience, preferably in high school and/or in an AWSNA accredited Waldorf school, or at college level will be considered. Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae and a short biographical letter of introduction to Arthur M. Pittis, High School Pedagogical Chair at apittis@pasadenawaldorf.org.


Part-time Spanish Teacher

This is part time, academic year position and will entail teaching either grade level or advanced Spanish to ninth and tenth grader classes for a total of eight periods per week. Candidates must be completely fluent and literate in Spanish and be widely read in Spanish language literature, as well as having a professional interest in linguistics. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is requited, but a masters or PhD is preferred. The ideal candidate will have completed or is currently enrolled in an AWSNA recognized Waldorf teacher training program and is enthusiastic about working out of the philosophical and methodological principles of Waldorf Education. Only candidates with at least least three years of experience teaching a language other than English, preferably at high school and ideally in an AWSNA accredited Waldorf school, or at college level will be considered. Candidates should send a curriculum vitae and a short biographical letter of introduction to Arthur M. Pittis, High School Pedagogical Chair at apittis@pasadenawaldorf.org.


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.