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Sparrow Academy

San Diego, CA, USA Remote

Full time


Aug 1

Job Title: Handwork Specialist 

Classification: Certificated

Work Days per Year: 186

Reports to: Executive Director

Full time position with benefits

At Sparrow Academy, our mission is to cultivate conscientious, engaged citizens through a scholarly and artistic study of the humanities, math and science, grounded in Waldorf philosophy. 

Sparrow Academy is seeking a qualified Handwork Specialist to teach knitting, crochet, embroidery, sewing, and other handcrafts to our 1st-8th grade students in the 2021-22 school year. The position is full time, including health benefits. 

The Handwork Specialist at Sparrow will be expected to:

  • Teach all handwork crafts from a foundation of Waldorf philosophy
  • Plan age-appropriate lessons and prepare materials for all classes 1st-8th
  • Teach and effectively manage a class of 28-30 students
  • Participate in collaborative meetings
  • Actively seek and participate in teacher enrichment opportunities, continuing education, workshops, reading publications, etc.

What we’re looking for in a Handwork Specialist: 

  • Exemplary elementary teaching skills 
  • Experience and proficiency in the specialized area of Handwork
  • Excellent communication and classroom management skills
  • Highly organized, efficient and proactive
  • Willingness to learn and grow as a professional Waldorf educator


  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Prior experience and training in Waldorf methods
  • California single-subject credential

To apply, send resume and introduction letter to Alexandra Sannino @ alexandra.sannino@sparrowschool.org

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