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Movement Teacher 2022-2023

Santa Cruz Waldorf School

Santa Cruz, CA, USA

Full time


Mar 25

It is an exciting time at the Santa Cruz Waldorf School (SCWS). After successfully developing a rhythm around the unprecedented circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, we look forward to the opportunities that the academic year 2022/2023 brings. With a reinvigorated commitment to diversification, growth, clarification, and strengthening, we can’t help but feel enthusiastic about what the years ahead hold for our school.

We are seeking a Movement Teacher to join our faculty at the beginning of the 2022-23 school year.

The Movement Teacher will be responsible for teaching grades 1 through 8.

Our new colleague will have a deep understanding of child development based on the philosophy of Waldorf education, the Movement teacher will also be trained in Spacial Dynamics and/or Bothmer Gymnastics. The colleague will be adept at developing creative, lively, interactive Movement lessons that encourage enthusiastic participation, skill-building, develop self-esteem and social responsibility. Also required will be a commitment to ongoing self-development.

The Movement teacher will be responsible for approximately 16 periods per week (2 per grade). This is a full-time position that also includes attending faculty meetings and substituting for other colleagues when needed. The Movement teacher will also play a big role in organizing festivals and school-wide events.

Inclusivity and diversity are core values at SCWS and we celebrate them. We are committed to the active practice of diversity, equity, and inclusivity principles in our curriculum, enrollment, community, and festival life. We are actively anti-racist in our approach to pedagogy, policies, decisions, and structure. We believe that diversity enriches our learning and work environments by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand the world, identify challenges, and discover and deliver solutions - thereby allowing our entire community to thrive. SCWS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in admissions, hiring, or employment practices on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, or other statuses protected by law. Diverse candidates and those under-represented in our community are encouraged to apply.

About our school and community:

SCWS lives on a rural, forested campus in the Santa Cruz mountains and serves 160 students from preschool to 8th grade. SCWS honors students’ individual development and capacities and nurtures a love of learning through our rich, AWSNA-accredited curriculum, inspired by Rudolf Steiner. Our community, led by creative Waldorf-trained teachers, encourages the protection of childhood and respect for all life.

Approximately one hour south of San Francisco, Santa Cruz is located at the northern end of Monterey Bay. It is known for its moderate climate, natural environment, coastline, redwood forests, and the presence of the University of California. Approximately 65,000 residents enjoy an active, progressive, and engaged community that maintains a small-town style.

A comprehensive position description and information regarding compensation for this full-time salaried position are available upon request. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three references to,

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