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Guardian/Child Teacher

Bright Water Waldorf School

Seattle, WA, USA

Part time

Kindergarten and Early Childhood


Dec 23

Guardian / Child Teacher - spring of 2023;  part time

Bright Water Waldorf School is seeking applicants to teach a  Guardian/Child class once a week starting in early 2023.  The person in this position needs a deep understanding of Waldorf education and how it meets the young child. They will be able to offer crafts, tell stories and speak with musicality. As the program grows, it could become more.

The teacher of this class must have a  love for young children and their families, and honed communication skills to impart parent education to families about the beauty of Waldorf education.

This class will meet outdoors weekly in a beautiful garden area of the Japanese Cultural and Community Center. 

Our School:

We are a 24 year old school, intentionally small, and reinvigorating ourselves. Last year, we moved to the Japanese Cultural and Community Center in the International District of Seattle. We work purposefully with DEI goals and collaboratively with our dedicated parents and board members to create a school that has a cooperative nonhierarchical structure. All of our faculty and staff participate in the weekly College of Teachers meeting.

Bright Water values professional development and utilizes peer mentorship and goal setting for the school year. Every teacher is supported throughout the year with either an experienced teacher as a mentor or a peer mentor.

Bright Water is an associate member of WECAN, a full member of AWSNA and a candidate member of NWAIS . 

Surrounding Area:

Seattle is a gem of a city with all the amenities of an active city on the shores of the Salish Sea. There are three exquisite national parks easily accessible for outdoor activities: the Olympic National Park, the North Cascades, and Mount Rainier National Park.  The Hoh Rain Forest is in the Olympic National Park and close to the Olympic peninsula’s 73 miles of coastline featuring soaring cliffs, sea stacks, sandy beaches, rocky shores, and teeming tide pools. With evergreen forests and islands nearby, there are never ending places to visit, hike, camp, ski and explore.

Job Responsibilities: Guardian / Child teacher

This teacher will be responsible for creating the weekly curriculum program and be extremely comfortable with parent education.  

The Guardian/Child teacher will create the rhythm of the day, week and season. Simple crafts and seasonal activities are offered to the children and guardians  in a beautiful flowing rhythm. There is usually a snack prepared. This position participates in the life of the school, such as festivals and events.


This is a part time position starting at a percentage of FTE and is salaried. Our salary scale is competitive, starting at 44,250.  and has incremental raises for education and experience.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

25 pounds lifting, pushing, pulling, bending, stooping and squatting

Bright Water Waldorf School welcomes, values, and supports ethnic, religious, economic and cultural diversity. Our school seeks a diverse faculty and student body and is committed to having our community reflect the abundant and changing diversity of the United States. We welcome, value, and support single, dual, or multiple parent households and LGBTQ+ parents, faculty and/or students. We are an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply:

Please send resume, cover letter, and three references to hiring@brightwaterwaldorf.org

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