Phone: 1.831.425.0519

Job Openings

Job Openings

Art Teacher

The Santa Cruz Waldorf School is seeking a creative individual to teach two art classes a week in each of Grades 6, 7, and 8. Waldorf education fosters a lifelong love of learning through a holistic approach, designed to meet the needs of the developing child. The art curriculum includes such subjects as watercolor painting, drawing with colored pencils and charcoal, and clay modeling.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience in Waldorf education. Please send resumes to Susan Goldstein at


Preschool Aftercare Teacher

At the Santa Cruz Waldorf School we honor the special developmental process of Preschool aged children and hold off on more formal academics until the child exhibits readiness, for academic and intellectual activities. At SCWS Preschool allows children to come to self-consciousness at their own pace, building a solid foundation of physical, emotional and intellectual health. Our Preschool program currently includes 20 children attending 2 or 4 days per week, Monday through Thursday from 8:30am to 1:00pm. In order to meet the needs of our families we are expanding our Preschool program to include an after school program. The after school program will extend the Preschool day from 1:00pm to 5:30pm at the latest.

We are currently seeking an individual to lead our after school program and to assist in the further development of the after school and vacation programs based on the needs of the families. Our ideal candidate will be warm, joyful and confident. They will meet the California Community Care Licensing requirements for a Fully Qualified Teacher and have Waldorf Early Childhood Experience.

Position responsibilities include:

  • Plan and maintain an after school program which provides balance and support for children after their Preschool day ends, including an age appropriate rest time, snacks and activities.
  • Work with Preschool Lead and Assistant to plan and implement a smooth transition of children and staff.
  • Maintain general order and an aesthetically beautiful Preschool environment both indoors and out
  • Oversee children in the classroom and on the play yard.
  • Guide children with self-care (toileting, hand-washing, dressing and social behavior).
  • Provide first aid as necessary.
  • Practice confidentiality toward matters involving parents and children.
  • Ensure that the classroom is clean and ready for use the following day.
  • Observe and communicate student behaviors to appropriate colleagues.
  • Communicate to the After School Program Director and Preschool Director any personal issues that may affect performance, as well as future absences as soon as possible so that the proper coverage can be provided in either case.

Dedicated, imaginative and nurturing individuals interested in joining a dynamic and established school are encouraged to send a resume, references and biography to our hiring committee chair Candice Achenbach at

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Phone: 831.425.0519
Address: 2190 Empire Grade
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Location: Next to UCSC,
10 minutes from downtown
Aftercare: After 1PM, Aftercare can be reached at 831.425.0346
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