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. In 2016 the High School moved in to its permanent campus on Mendocino Street in Altadena which sits on 3.75 acres and features 13 classrooms including art studios, science labs, a biodynamic garden, music rooms, and recreational facilities.

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


Position Title: First Grade Class Teacher

Pasadena Waldorf School, located on a beautiful tree-lined campus about 15 miles from downtown Los Angeles, California, seeks a first grade class teacher who loves children, enjoys working with parents, and has a strong history of collegial work.  Our ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in education and is enthusiastic about teaching out of the philosophical and methodological principles of Waldorf Education. If a completed certificate of training in Waldorf education is not already in place, our class teachers must be willing to pursue and complete this training. Primarily we seek great teachers who love their work.  Additional interests, skills, and initiative in various areas such as drawing, singing, drama, creating a healthy social community and movement as a therapeutic tool are also desired.

Our teachers work collegially to support a strong and meaningful Waldorf education for roughly 300 students in preschool through twelfth grade.  As such, candidates must possess a commitment to personal and professional development and a willingness to work well with others.  Our dedicated, experienced, and passionate faculty is supported by the College of Teachers, Pedagogical and Business Administrators, and a capable administrative team. Our school receives generous support from a parent community who deeply value this education for their children.

We anticipate a strong first grade class of 20 or more students, many of whom have come through our Early Childhood program.  These joyful children will need a steady class teacher with wisdom, enthusiasm and a grounded presence in and around the classroom.

This is a full-time teaching position and will become effective July 1, 2019.  Pasadena Waldorf School offers a base salary of $47,000 with increments for experience and training.  Our faculty enjoys many benefits, including support for professional development, tuition remission for enrolled children, and family medical and dental plans.  The area features the Los Angeles Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in Old Pasadena, nearby anthroposophical medical practitioners and physicians and a host of outdoor and cultural opportunities.

 How to Apply

Applicants should mail or email a letter of interest, resume, and three references including most recent school employer, and a brief biography to Pedagogical Administrator Erin Şemin at esemin@pasadenawaldorf.org.   Our address is 209 E. Mariposa St., Altadena, CA  91001.

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.


Position Title: Fifth Grade Class Teacher

Pasadena Waldorf School, located on a beautiful tree-lined campus about 15 miles from downtown Los Angeles, California, seeks a fifth grade class teacher who loves working with children, their parents, and has a strong history of collegial work.  Our ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in education with some experience in class teaching and is enthusiastic about teaching out of the philosophical and methodological principles of Waldorf Education. If a completed certificate of training in Waldorf education is not already in place, our class teachers must be willing to pursue and complete this training. Primarily we seek great teachers who love their work.  Additional interests, skills, and initiative in various areas such as drawing, singing, drama, storytelling, creating a healthy social community and movement as a therapeutic tool are also desired.

Our teachers work collegially to support a strong and meaningful Waldorf education for roughly 300 students in preschool through twelfth grade.  As such, candidates must possess a commitment to personal and professional development and a willingness to work well with others.  Our dedicated, experienced, and passionate faculty is supported by the College of Teachers, Pedagogical and Business Administrators, and a capable administrative team. Our school receives generous support from a parent community who deeply value this education for their children.

Our rising  5th Grade class (of 20 or more students,) many of whom have been in the school for a number of years, is a bright, active and enthusiastic group with many gifts. These joyful children will need a steady class teacher with wisdom, enthusiasm and a grounded presence in and around the classroom.

This is a full-time teaching position and will become effective July 1, 2019.  Pasadena Waldorf School offers a base salary of $47,000 with increments for experience and training.  Our faculty enjoys many benefits, including support for professional development, tuition remission for enrolled children, and family medical and dental plans.  The area features the Los Angeles Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in Old Pasadena, nearby anthroposophical medical practitioners and physicians and a host of outdoor and cultural opportunities.

How to Apply

Applicants should mail or email a letter of interest, resume, and three references including most recent school employer, and a brief biography to Pedagogical Administrator Erin Şemin at esemin@pasadenawaldorf.org.   Our address is 209 E. Mariposa St., Altadena, CA  91001.

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.


Position Title: High School Mandarin Teacher

Pasadena Waldorf School is accepting applications for a Full-time High School Foreign Language (Mandarin) and Culture teacher.  We are most interested to find dynamic and engaging teachers who are excited to connect with our students, have a history of work with adolescents, demonstrated strengths in classroom management and who are open to learning about the fundamentals of teaching in a Waldorf school.  Prior experience with Waldorf education is a plus.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated excellence in High School teaching (professional experience or exemplary practicum recommendations) Ability to teach out of a phenomenological approach consistent with our educational philosophy. This includes Waldorf teacher training or the willingness to engage in this training after hire.
  • Strong background as a speaker of Mandarin in a social and cultural context. Candidates with a combination of both classroom and practical experience are strongly preferred.
  • Ability to teach related content such as cultural history, literature, world history and current events.
  • Dedication to provide a safe and respectful learning environment for students including the ability to effectively engage students, a commitment to the success of all students, and an ability to understand and teach to a variety of learning styles within the same class group.
  • A desire to work with students beyond academics to help them develop the capacities to know themselves and their place in the world.
  • An openness and commitment to cultivating an inclusive community. This includes demonstrated strengths in collaboration, conflict resolution, and communication skills both inside and outside of the classroom.
  • Minimum qualification: Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited four-year college of university.

General Statement of Duties:

  • Teaching assigned science and mathematics classes which will include main lessons and track classes. If qualified, may also teach other subjects.
  • Supporting extracurricular activities: Examples include: advising students, mentoring a class, chaperoning field trips, or mentoring various clubs.
  • Administrative responsibilities include school committee work, all school workshops, student reports, parent work, and duties like lunch coverage, opening/closing the school for the day, or subbing for an absent peer.
  • Meeting attendance to include weekly meeting of the full Faculty/Staff and High School faculty/staff meetings.

We offer a base salary plus increments for years of Waldorf experience, generous tuition remission, health insurance and HSA, short-term disability, and access to professional development funds.

Please send a letter of introduction, resume, brief biography and contact information for three professional references (including from a supervising teacher or administrator) to Erin Semin at esemin@pasadenawaldorf.org.


Position Title: High School Physics & Math Teacher

Pasadena Waldorf School is accepting applications for a ¾ time High School Physical Science and Math Teacher. We are most interested to find dynamic and engaging teachers who are excited to connect with our students, have a history of work with adolescents, demonstrated strengths in classroom management and who are open to learning about the fundamentals of teaching in a Waldorf school.  Prior experience with Waldorf education is a plus.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated excellence in High School teaching (professional experience or exemplary practicum recommendations) Ability to teach out of a phenomenological approach consistent with our educational philosophy. This includes Waldorf teacher training or the willingness to engage in this training after hire.
  • Strong background in physics with field work in practical or applied physics. Candidates with a combination of both classroom and industry or field experience as a scientist are strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach math with a focus on pre-Calculus and Calculus.
  • Dedication to provide a safe and respectful learning environment for students including the ability to effectively engage students, a commitment to the success of all students, and an ability to understand and teach to a variety of learning styles within the same class group.
  • A desire to work with students beyond academics to help them develop the capacities to know themselves and their place in the world.
  • An openness and commitment to cultivating an inclusive community. This includes demonstrated strengths in collaboration, conflict resolution, and communication skills both inside and outside of the classroom.
  • Minimum qualification: Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited four-year college of university.

General Statement of Duties:

  • Teaching assigned science and mathematics classes which will include main lessons and track classes. If qualified, may also teach other subjects.
  • Supporting extracurricular activities: Examples include: advising students, mentoring a class, chaperoning field trips, or mentoring various clubs.
  • Administrative responsibilities include school committee work, all school workshops, student reports, parent work, and duties like lunch coverage, opening/closing the school for the day, or subbing for an absent peer.
  • Meeting attendance to include weekly meeting of the full Faculty/Staff and High School faculty/staff meetings.

We offer a base salary plus increments for years of Waldorf experience, generous tuition remission, health insurance and HSA, short-term disability, and access to professional development funds.

Please send a letter of introduction, resume, brief biography and contact information for three professional references (including from a supervising teacher or administrator) to Erin Semin at esemin@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.