Handwork Teacher

Sparrow School is seeking a Handwork educator for grades 1-7 who is enthusiastic about Waldorf education, experienced with elementary-age children, and knowledgeable and passionate about the handwork curriculum through the grades. This is a part time position teaching 2 classes per grade per week, as well as 1 prep period per week and paid faculty meeting attendance.

About Sparrow School:

Founded in 2011, Sparrow School is a public charter school program that is guided by the core principles of a public Waldorf education. Currently with 200+ students, the classes range from grades K-7, and will continue growing into 8 grades. All of the teachers at Sparrow School are Waldorf trained or actively pursuing certification, and committed to Rudolf Steiner’s indications.

What we’re looking for in a handwork teacher:

  • Experience and training with Waldorf Handwork curriculum and teaching methods
  • Experience teaching in elementary school
  • Classroom management that is neither permissive nor punitive, and that is based on developing the children’s intrinsic motivation
  • Willingness to collaborate and be a reflective teacher and staff member
  • Strong sense of self to be a model of truth, beauty, and love for the students

As a staff, including part time faculty, we work closely together to support one another and our expanding program. As a close-knit group, we honor positive communication, and respect one another’s input. We are a group of forward thinking, inspired, and committed individuals.

In addition to offering a working environment that allows artistic expression and creativity, plus the freedom to address the developmental needs of the child, Sparrow School offers a competitive salary.

San Diego, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, is known for its mild year-round climate, natural deep-water harbor and extensive beaches. San Diego is often referred to as “America’s Finest City”, as it’s known for its beautiful weather, pristine beaches, friendly people and a plethora of entertainment, as well as hosting many museums and lush botanical gardens and parks.


  • Waldorf experience in teaching Handwork to grades 1-8
  • Experience with and knowledge of Waldorf pedagogy
  • Experience with elementary age children

To apply, send resume & a short email about yourself to smedina@nu.edu