Phone: 1.831.425.0519

Job Openings

Job Openings

Administrative Director

The Santa Cruz Waldorf School is entering an exciting period in its 40-year history, and we are looking for the right person to lead the development and expansion of our eight-acre property. Our preschool through eighth grade school is debt free, is fully enrolled, and maintains an experienced faculty and staff. We strive to work collaboratively using consensus decision-making and Restorative Justice practices to meet the needs of our community. As the Administrative Director, you will co-lead the school alongside the Pedagogical Director.

Primary responsibilities will include the following:

  • Lead master planning activities to expand campus facilities and student enrollment;
  • Hire, mentor, and manage administrative staff;
  • Implement, communicate and support board and program policies;
  • Direct marketing, advertising, and public relations efforts for school programs, camps, and adult education programs;
  • Act as the human resources manager;
  • Oversee the development and management of the school budget;
  • Oversee the setting of the yearly calendar;
  • Oversee the maintenance, beautification, and continued improvement of the campus and buildings.

If you are an enthusiastic, energetic, self-directed team player with a demonstrated track record of inspiring people, we would like you to apply. We would love for you to have experience with Waldorf education and knowledge of principles of school administration, human resources, and finance. You must be charismatic, diplomatic, and a good listener, and be skilled at conflict resolution. You must be inspired by all that Waldorf education has to offer.

In order to apply, you must have a bachelor’s degree and at least five years of progressively responsible experience in administration and/or management. If interested please send your resume to Deborah Lindsay at

Eurythmy Teacher

Santa Cruz Waldorf School is seeking an enthusiastic, energetic Eurythmist to teach two preschool through 8th grade blocks for the 2017-18 school year. The position also includes producing one student evening performance in the spring after completion of both blocks and leading 15 minutes of eurythmy with faculty during weekly faculty meetings during the block weeks. Candidates must have completed full eurythmy training.

Our school is nestled in a magnificent redwood forest between the west side of Santa Cruz and Bonny Doon. We are only 10 minutes away from town and the beach. Our program includes gardening, handwork, eurythmy, Spanish, music, art, woodwork, and a games curriculum. An experienced faculty and staff along with a supportive board are actively working to further the development of this dynamic school.

Our School is a full member of and accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America. We are also fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Santa Cruz Waldorf School offers a wide variety of events, workshops and speakers. The anthroposophical work in Santa Cruz is supported by an active branch and a Camphill Community. Santa Cruz is a university town, located on the beautiful central coast of California, and is blessed with a temperate climate of mild winters and mild summers, plus the artistic and cultural life of a much larger city. Recreational opportunities nearby include hiking, mountain biking, surfing, and kayaking.

With one preschool class, two kindergartens, and grades one through eight, we are a community of 38 full-and part time faculty and staff with 160 students.

We encourage inquiries from experienced, Waldorf-trained teachers who will continue the development of our all inclusive, environmentally conscious and forward thinking school. We are committed to providing salaries that are competitive and allow for the enjoyment of the surrounding area and all it has to offer.

Interested candidates should email their resume, a letter of interest, and a brief biography to with the subject line stating the position for which you are applying.

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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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