Early Childhood Assistant Position
FolkSoul Farm is a community-supported farm and holistic education center located on a beautiful farm in Ashland, Oregon. FolkSoul Farm is currently seeking a Kindergarten Assistant.
Our ideal candidate will be able to support the lead teacher in holding the children in the morning, and move into the lead position for the last 2 hours of the day. The Kindergarten assistant must be able to flow in and out of indoor and outdoor spaces, be open to innovative curriculum and pedagogy, embrace a growth mindset, be receptive to feedback, and enjoy working collaboratively with other faculty and administrators to create an educational environment that is aligned with the school’s mission and program goals.
We are looking for a person who brings joy and gratitude to their work and is excited to engage in robust outdoor activities, gardening, and animal husbandry with the children. Candidates should be friendly, open, well-spoken and grounded in Anthroposophy. A Waldorf certificate or current enrollment in a Waldorf training program is strongly preferred.
Teaching hours are Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with meetings, and festivals/community events on Fridays.
FolkSoul Farm strives to serve as a model for social and ecological renewal and educational excellence, seeking to act in increasingly creative, collaborative and intentional ways while integrating a diverse community of children, families, and mentors. We are an independent 501c3 non profit homeschool cooperative functioning as an outdoor Waldorf farm school. Currently, all of our lead teachers hold their Waldorf certification or equivalent. Our independent status frees us from certain government mandates currently being imposed upon schools. While health and safety are top priority, we hold freedom, and what best serves the students and community as a whole in high regard.
The town of Ashland Oregon offers four delightful seasons, proximity to both wilderness and major cities, while also having a comfortable small-town feeling. Because of our popularity as a summer-time destination, Ashland offers many world class cultural events, including the Shakespeare Festival. We have a thriving music and theater life, restaurants, shops and community events. Our amazing local “three rivers” water system offers rafting, kayaking, and swimming for water enthusiasts, and the meeting of the Cascade and Siskiyou Mountains offers numerous spectacular hiking opportunities, including access to many high peaks and the Pacific Crest Trail. We are approximately two hours from the Oregon and California coasts, the redwoods, Mt. Shasta, and Crater Lake, and four hours from the dynamic metropolitan area of Portland.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Please send a resume, cover letter, and at least 2 references to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
FolkSoul Farm is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, gender, family structure or ability. We actively promote diversity and equality, respect, understanding, and celebration of differences. FolkSoul Farm is a Child Protection school and conducts rigorous background checks before hiring any individual. All positions of employment are dependent on comprehensive criminal and professional background checks.
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