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Forest Kindergarten Assistant

Shining Star Waldorf School

Portland, OR, USA Remote

Part time

Kindergarten and Early Childhood

Oct 25

Forest Kindergarten Assistant

for the 2022-2023 School Year - Shining Star Waldorf School, Portland, OR

Shining Star Waldorf School is located in beautiful North Portland. We are right across the street from Columbia Park and are a 1st through 8th grade school with two mixed-aged Kindergartens. One that is indoors and the other off campus and outdoors. 

Shining Star is seeking an experienced Kindergarten Assistant for our outdoor forest kindergarten, called Osoberry. The running hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:30am - 12:30pm. With paid working hours from 8:00am - 1:00pm. The children age from 3.5 to 6 years old and the program has a maximum enrollment of 14 children. 

Primary duties include, but are not limited to:

1. Assist the Lead teacher with daily activities, including painting, drawing, cooking, and a seasonal craft. As well as prepare for yearly festivals. 

2. Help children with bathroom use and hand washing

3. Arrive 30 minutes early for set up and stay 30 minutes late for clean up. 8:00am - 1:00pm 

4. Arrive grounded and joyful 

5. Must have an interested in being with young children 

6. Sing alongside the side lead teacher through transitions and circle time. 

Required Qualifications

● A love of children and the ability to build relationships with children ages 3.5 - 6

● A calm and overall happy demeanor

● Ability to stand and sit for an hour or more, as well as joyfully work outside in various weather


● Enthusiasm for Waldorf education with a willingness to deepen their knowledge

Preferred Qualifications

●Strong preference given to applicants who are Waldorf-trained or experienced

● Experience with children outdoors

● Early Childhood work experience

Compensation starting hourly wage for this position is $15-18 an hour. The position is 20 hours per week. The position is technically hourly but pays like a salary wage of $1200-1440 per month from September through June. So you get paid for Spring Break, Winter break, two conference weeks, and the last two weeks of June. 

To Apply

Candidates who are interested in pursuing the part-time Osoberry Forest Kindergarten Assistant position should visit our school website prior to applying: https://shiningstarwaldorf.org/ We appreciate receiving applications via email. Please send a cover letter and resume, and three professional references to: teacher.heyzeus@shiningstarschool.com Please indicate “Osoberry Forest Kindergarten Assistant” in the subject line of the email. We will accept applications until the position is filled. 

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