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All-Outdoor Mixed-Age Early Childhood Lead

Sunfield Farm and Waldorf School

Port Hadlock, WA, USA

Full time

Kindergarten and Early Childhood

Mar 21

Sunfield Waldorf School is pleased to announce the opening of our new Dandelion Class, an all outdoor mixed-aged early childhood program.

CLOSING SOON!

Beginning the fall of 2022/23, this mixed-age program encompasses all the fundamentals of a Sunfield Early Childhood Waldorf program (creative free play, learning by imitation, strong rhythms, natural sensory experiences, fine and gross motor movement development, and foundations of literacy and numeracy) while the children are immersed in an all-outdoors setting on our farm and forest. Dressed for the weather, children 3-5 years old will intimately experience the changing seasons and embrace nature with endless wonder and discovery.

We are seeking a Lead Teacher for our new and exciting Dandelion program.

Sunfield has been on the land for 16 years. We are currently serving 154 children in preschool through 8th grade and expect strong enrollment for the coming school year. Daily, children and teachers work with animals, plants, gardens, compost, walk and play on the land, and steward this magical place. Our dedicated faculty of 18 includes lead teachers, assistants and specialties instructors. Our faculty enjoy a strong colleagueship, deepening their work through Anthroposophy and a connection to the land and farm life. Sunfield maintains a committed and supportive administrative team that participates in the life of the school and farm.

Sunfield Land for Learning encompasses a Waldorf school, Biodynamic farm and community education program. We are located on an 81-acre campus in Jefferson county on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula in Washington state. We are one of few Waldorf schools in the nation that is located on a working farm. Our farm includes a forest, wetland and agricultural fields. Sunfield is nestled between the Olympic mountains and the Puget Sound, just outside of Port Townsend, a vibrant Victorian seaport community. We are two hours away from the bustling city of Seattle and have mountains and ocean in our backyard. Truly a beautiful place to live and work!

Job Description:
* Planning, developing, and providing a mixed-age Waldorf curriculum for children, ages 3-5, in an all-outdoor setting
* Using effective teaching techniques, materials, and activities to promote physical, mental, and social development, and supporting a healthy and harmonious dynamic within the group
* Celebrating festivals and birthdays in a manner related to the curriculum
* Communicating objectives to students in a calm manner, using clear and precise language
* Observing, evaluating, and providing for specific student needs
* Monitoring and assessing student progress, personal and social behavior, and providing regular feedback to parents
* Holding parent/teacher conferences and parent meetings

Required Qualifications:
* Waldorf teaching certificate (currently enrolled students will be considered)
* Deep understanding of Waldorf pedagogy and child development
* Commitment to Anthroposophy
* Excellent classroom management
* Ability to work collaboratively
* Ability to supervise and provide support for assistant teacher in the program

Preferred Qualifications:
* 1-3 years teaching experience in an early childhood setting
* Bachelor’s degree

Compensation:
Salary is dependent on experience and education.
Health, vision and dental benefits.
Tuition remission for dependent children based on FTE
Annual professional development opportunities.

How to Apply
Qualified and interested candidates, please email a letter of interest, resume, and 3 references to hiring@Sunfieldfarm.org

Location
111 Sunfield Lane, Port Hadlock, WA 98339

Sunfield is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Sunfield is following all COVID-19 mandates for K-12 schools in Washington state.

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