Waldorf Teachers.com - Waldorf Employment in Waldorf Schools

Paid Apprentice/Elementary Educator- Farm Raised at The Ecology Center

Farm Raised at The Ecology Center

San Juan Capistrano, CA, USA

Full time


May 19

Paid Apprenticeship: Elementary Educator for The Ecology Center’s Farm Raised program: modeling the ethos of a one-room schoolhouse and serving a community of homeschooling children. Located on a Regenerative Organic Certified™ farm and ecological nonprofit in San Juan Capistrano, California, The Ecology Center is committed to training the next generation of educators, farmers, chefs, and system changemakers to lead our culture toward a future of sustainable abundance. The Farm Raised apprentice will work and study under the direction of our Waldorf-inspired Education Director, and will teach alongside a team of educators, farmers, makers and chefs.

The Ecology Center seeks to provide a blueprint for living abundantly on planet Earth through a variety of nourishment offerings, creative programming, and cultural outreach. We believe that our education programs hold the greatest potential for investment in a healthy future. By engaging the next generation to explore how it looks, tastes, and feels when humans live in harmony with nature and one another, our education programs maximize the impact of our organization to transcend the challenges of our time and manifest a widespread cultural transformation.

Over the past 13 years of our organization’s history, we have built our farm into a living classroom for tomorrow’s ecological leaders. By engaging our community’s youth in dynamic experiences with nature, we create a space for collaboration, creative problem solving, and mentorship in the skills and values that cultivate a healthy food culture. We are driving a profound and lasting change in our community’s relationship between food and agriculture.

Our Elementary Educator Apprentice is a full-time paid position from September 2022 to August 2023. As the Farm Raised apprentice, you will play an integral role as one of the Farm Raised lead educators. Ideal candidate is bilingual in Spanish and English and has experience teaching Waldorf inspired language arts for grades 1 to 4. The Ecology Center is committed to enriching its educational experience and culture through the diversity of our faculty and staff. We actively seek systemically excluded communities in our applicant pool, including but not limited to BIPOC and/or LGBTQIAP2+ candidates. This position is designed to graduate into full-time employment within the Farm Raised program.


Qualifications: Ideal candidates have a pioneering disposition, a passion for spreading agroecological education, a strong sense of self-direction, and a joyful spirit. Candidates must be comfortable with our 5 guiding principles: Learn by doing, Collaborate for Change, Be part of the solution, Give more than you take, Be here now. Candidates either completed or are in the process of completing their Waldorf teacher certification, have experience leading a classroom, and a Bachelor’s degree. If you are in the process of completing any of the above, please inquire nonetheless. Applicants must be committed to self-development, collaboration and professionalism among colleagues. Applicants work to be worthy of imitation particularly in the striving towards the creation of a nurturing and loving learning environment.

Compensation is hourly and based on experience, ranging from $18 to $22 per hour. We offer tuition remission and delicious organic produce to your heart’s content. Health benefits available after a qualifying period.

Please visit our website at https://www.theecologycenter.org/programs/

If interested, send your cover letter and resume to greg@theecologycenter.org

The Ecology Center

32701 Alipaz Street

San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

(949) 443 4223

We are a 501c3 non-profit #800308638

You must be logged in to to apply to this job.


Your application has been successfully submitted.

Please fix the errors below and resubmit.

Something went wrong. Please try again later or contact us.

Personal Information


View resume