Website Olympia Waldorf School

Job Opening: Grade 1 Class Teacher For school year 2018-19  – Class of 2026


Olympia Waldorf School is seeking a well-rounded teacher who is joyful and warm, with strong interpersonal, communication skills, effective classroom management, and enthusiasm for teaching and learning. It is our desire to hire a qualified individual committed to leading the Class of 2026 through their eighth grade. A Bachelor’s degree and Waldorf Teaching Certificate is required.


About the School: Olympia Waldorf School serves approximately 150 students from preschool through eighth grade. Our faculty is comprised of three early childhood teachers, eight grades teachers, and two specialty teachers. Specialty subjects currently include German, Gardening, Games, Handwork, and Strings. We have graduated thirteen classes from Grade 8. A full administrative staff manages the daily activities of the organization. Olympia Waldorf School is fully accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA).


Campus and Community: Olympia Waldorf School is situated on four acres of field, garden, and woodland in semi-rural East Olympia. Our campus includes Prairie Hall, a historic school building built in 1916, a modern Middle School building, and a charming Kinderhaus. Our community is warm, welcoming, and fully participates in the life of the school.


Compensation: Our competitive faculty compensation package includes increments for teaching and educational experience, as well as partial tuition remission, medical, dental, and vision benefits, and professional development opportunities as needed.


Our Capital City: Olympia is nestled at the southern tip of Puget Sound and boasts access to a large network of saltwater bays, channels, inlet and coves, as well as the rain forests, mountains, coastal beaches, and parks of the nearby Olympia Peninsula. The Cascade Mountains, including beautiful Mt. Rainier, are just an hour or two away. If you are interested in climbing, skiing, hiking, kayaking, sailing, fishing, boating, or any outdoor pursuits, there is much to offer here. Washingtonians enjoy four distinct seasons and are appreciative of the natural world and all that it has to offer.


Hiring Process: Qualified candidates will be invited by our Head of School to schedule a hiring visit.


How to Apply: Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume, three professional references (at least two who served in a supervisory capacity), and a cover letter describing their education experience and why they want to work for Olympia Waldorf School via email to or by mail to Olympia Waldorf School Hiring Committee, P.O. Box 130, East Olympia, WA, 98540. For more information, contact our Head of School, Dominic Kehoe, at 360-493-0906. We encourage you to visit our website to learn more about our school at

OWS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a strict policy prohibiting all forms of unlawful discrimination based on race, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identification, color, age, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law in its hiring and employment practices.

To apply for this job please visit the following URL: →