Positions Available

Positions at Imhoff Waldorf


We are looking for a suitably qualified person to fill the role of Primary School Assistant Teacher at Imhoff Waldorf Primary School. 

• An interest in Waldorf Education is essential • Have a creative, innovative and enthusiastic approach to teaching children • Assist with running lessons and main lessons • Be able to assist with class outings, camps, class plays and school functions • Be readily available to substitute • Run an aftercare for lower primary children • Self-motivated and have the ability to work as part of a committed, dynamic team.

Kindly send your Curriculum Vitae with a covering letter to: cot@imhoffwaldorf.org
Closing date for applications: 22 June 2018
For further information, please contact Ester Ruttmann on 021 - 783 4237 or 0849456583 


Successful applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Preferably a teacher with experience in aftercare, an interest in Waldorf Education and an understanding of child development;
- A teacher who can create the structures needed for aftercare – a delicate balance between resting, eating, crafting and free play to meet the needs of the children;
- Ability to keep an organised register of the children to enable the billing process at the end of the month;
- A motherly figure who can hold the authority to meet with parents and the confidence to discuss the needs of the children and any concerns that may need to be raised;
- Own transport is an advantage for the purchase and preparation of the aftercare meals.

Kindly send your Curriculum Vitae with a covering letter to: cot@imhoffwaldorf.org
For further information, please contact Ester Ruttmann on 021 - 783 4237 or 0849456583
Closing date for applications: 22 June 2018

Positions at Other Waldorf Schools

To start as soon as possible for special needs. Preference will be given to candidates with a Waldorf and/or Special Needs Qualification. Kindly send a letter of application and a short C.V. with a certified copy of your ID and SACE registration certificate to info@khanyisaschool.co.za Should you not hear back from the school, please consider your application unsuccessful.

The Gaia Waldorf School in Pinelands seeks a suitably qualified Waldorf teacher to commence work in January 2019.
The successful applicant must meet the following criteria:
Have appropriate Waldorf qualifications, with SACE registration, Interest in and identification with the Waldorf ethos of the school, Be creative innovative and enthusiastic, Have a real interest in children and their development.
Letter of Application and Curriculum Vitae to:
The College of Teachers, P.O. Box 13416, Mowbray, 7705 Email: admin@gaiawaldorf.co.za, Tel. 021 447-0546
Closing date for Applications: Friday 22 June 2018. If Applicants do not hear or receive a response within 14 days of close of application, the application has not been successful.

The Constantia Waldorf School is looking for High School teachers in the areas of English Home Language, Art (in the FET phase), Mathematics and Physical Science. These are all part-time posts at present. An interest in Waldorf education and a willingness to learn about it is essential. Please state in your application other subjects you are able to teach. Kindly send your letter of application to: The High School Faculty, Constantia Waldorf School, Spaanschemat River Road, Constantia, 7806. Email: admin@waldorfconstantia.co.za Fax: 021-7941105.

A Waldorf school impulse in Grahamstown, looking for a teacher

We are a family based in Grahamstown, recently relocated from Cape Town. Our close community in Cape Town is very connected to the Waldorf school movement, and to anthroposophy. Our son Jude attended a Waldorf kindergarten (Rosy Cave, and then Rainbow Bridge, in Lakeside).

In Grahamstown there are currently no Waldorf schools, and in fact no alternative primary schools at all (our nearest option is a Reggio Emilia inspired school in Kenton). Having personally experienced both mainstream and Waldorf schools, we feel deeply that the child-centred, creative approach to education that Waldorf offers is one of the greatest gifts for our children, and for the world.
Many like-minded parents in Grahamstown are home schooling their children, but we do not want to do that. We feel strongly called to set up a small Waldorf cottage school, starting with a Class One in 2018, for our son but also for other children in this community. There are a number of parents who are very interested already.

We are imagining starting with a Class One class of about 7 – 10 children in 2018, and would ideally like to find a teacher who can commit to staying with this class from Class 1 to Class 3 at least. We would like to set up a classroom where there is lots of garden space available, for gardening and outdoor classroom time, and feel confident that we can secure such a space. We also envision this growing into a ‘community’ school, that engages openly with the town of Grahamstown, through offering financial support to children who otherwise could not afford the fees, by ensuring that isiXhosa is learnt as an integral part of the children’s education, by participating in community initiatives like the Grahamstown morning market, etc. We are not expecting the teacher to cover all of these aspects, but foresee drawing on the wider community of parents and others to contribute to the activities of the school.

We are looking for a qualified Waldorf teacher with an adventurous and creative spirit, who would be interested in relocating to the beautiful town of Grahamstown for a few years, and who would be excited by the opportunity to work with a group of committed parents in setting up a new Waldorf initiative.

If this notice speaks to you in any way, please be in touch with Taryn Pereira (taryn.pereira@gmail.com ; 082 293 6380) or Luke Kaplan (lukejode@gmail.com; 083 561 6821).