Class Teacher

Madrone Trail Public Charter School is a K-8 Waldorf Charter School. We are seeking an Oregon licensed and registered grades teacher who has a deep love of students and of teaching, as well as a sense of purpose in bringing Waldorf education into the public realm. We will have at least one open position for the 2021-2022 school year.

In addition, teachers are expected to integrate Waldorf pedagogy and teaching methods with Common Core and state standards.

Our Ideal Candidate has:

  • Willingness to collaborate and be a reflective teacher and staff member
  • A strong sense of self to be a model of truth, beauty, and love for the students
  • Experience teaching elementary school
  • Experience or training with Waldorf teaching methods
  • Excellent classroom management skills based on developing the children’s intrinsic motivation and addresses the whole child

As a staff, we work closely together to support one another and our program by creating an environment that allows artistic expression and creativity with freedom to develop teaching approaches which meet the needs of every child. We value positive, open communication and respect one another’s input. We are a group of forward thinking, inspired, and determined individuals. Madrone Trail offers a competitive salary, benefits, and ongoing professional development and mentoring.

To apply send a cover letter and resume to: John Bissey, Director,

Mixed Age Kindergarten Teacher

Madrone Trail Public Charter School in Southern Oregon is seeking an experienced Waldorf Early Childhood Teacher to teach a mixed age kindergarten class (4-6 year olds) for the 2021-2022 school year. We are pursuing candidates who have a deep understanding of Waldorf pedagogy, previous teaching experience, and who are committed to bringing Waldorf education to the public realm. As a Lead Teacher you will carry the responsibility for the pedagogical planning and activities, parent education and reports. Beyond school hours, teachers participate in faculty meetings, book study, and school committees. To learn more about our school, visit our website at

Preferred Requirements:

  • Credentialed to work in an Oregon public school
  • Waldorf certified or actively pursuing Waldorf certification
  • Knowledgeable of child development, practical arts, sewing, finger knitting, singing, and puppetry
  • Skills for building collaborative relationships with parents and colleagues
  • The ability to create nurturing environments that support the needs of the young child
  • Dedicated to the principles of public Waldorf Education

To apply, send cover letter and resume to

Educational Assistant

Position:  Kindergarten Assistant

Reports to:  Lead kindergarten teacher and School Administrator 

Hours: 8:00 am – 3:45 pm,  Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 

8:00 am – 1:30 pm, Wednesdays with option to provide additional childcare on campus from 1:30 – 4:00 pm.

Salary:  $15/hour

Start date: August 23, 2021


Main Features of the Position

To support the kindergarten teacher in their  work and help maintain the kindergarten environment through caring for the children. To help create a warm, supportive atmosphere and the physical and emotional care of the kindergarten children consistent with the best in Steiner education.

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Support the kindergarten teacher in their work and to help maintain the kindergarten environment, including the daily rhythm.
  2. Be aware of and attend to the needs of the children and situations that may arise.
  3. To help with the daily preparation of room, materials and activities, prepare the snack and clean as needed throughout the day. 
  4. Supervise the children on the playground, during mealtimes, in the garden, and on walks.
  5. Help the children during craft and domestic activities, support the listening skills in story time and be actively engaged with the content of circle time, learning the songs and hand gestures. Singing and imitation of the lead teacher who is guiding the activity.
  6. Communicate with parents and caregivers if required and to keep information confidential.
  7. Attend kindergarten teacher meetings and parents meetings and festivals whenever possible. Some evenings and weekend days might be included.
  8. Work within the principles of Waldorf education and be willing to read and study the kindergarten handbook and other pedagogical texts and materials prior to the first day of school. 

Essential Criteria:

  • Experience of working with children, preferably early childhood experience.
  • Personal warmth, patience, tolerance, empathy, understanding and positivity.
  • Self motivation, sense of responsibility, flexibility, and punctuality.
  • Ability to work both as part of a team and independently.
  • Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing.
  • Willing to learn and develop the appropriate skills for story telling, puppetry, finger rhymes, songs and poems for kindergarten.
  • Ability to perform basic food preparation. 
  • Working knowledge of basic hygiene in kitchen and bathroom areas and/or food handler’s license.

Preferred Criteria:

  • Knowledge and awareness of Steiner and Waldorf teaching practices and principles in the early years.
  • A valid 1st aid certificate
  • Experience working with children with special needs.

Please send cover letter and resume to John Bissey, Director,

Strings Teacher

Job Title: Strings Teacher

Reports to: School Director

Hours: 1/4 time (10 hours/week)

Pay: DOE


Job Duties: Teach violin, viola, and cello to 5-8 grade in small groups. During Distance Learning will be online, at some point will be in person.

Please send resume and cover letter to John Bissey, Director,