Farm Education Coordinator


Part time, hourly, non-exempt position designed at an average of 8 hours a week, 40 weeks a year, centered around the school year. Task is to organize and manage the Early Childhood and Grades teachers’ visits to the Farm. In the forefront of this work is communication and coordination between teachers, Farm Steward, Administration and school families.

 Responsibilities to include but not limited to

Summer planning with class teachers-schedule whole year

Communication of schedule to parents

Support teachers in imaging projects, integrating Waldorf and educational principles

Coordinate with Farm Steward ongoing:  use of spaces, approving projects check in, etc

Be on farm site to support teachers on farm days as arranged with teacher

Farm Tasks-collect from Farm Steward and schedule with class throughout the year

Support prepping Farm as needed for teachers

Maintain, clean and organize Barn and Shed

Maintain school tools


  • Organized and self-directed
  • Experience in Outdoor and Environmental education
  • Familiarity with Waldorf practices and principles
  • Gardening background
  • Hours at own discretion, with flexibility to work with teachers and school as arises.
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification
  • Ability to deal with people tactfully and courteously at all times
  • Pass criminal background check

Physical Qualifications

  • Ability to move about freely to keep up with children
  • Ability to lift 50lbs
  • Overall good general health


Average 8 hours a week, 40 weeks a year, centered around the school year. Hours spread between on site at the farm, at school planning with teachers, and from home at own discretion. Time spent in planning and some hands on with classes, schedule to be established with Farm Steward and teachers.


Grades Intern/Assistant Teacher


To support the 1st and 2nd grade class teachers. In the forefront of our work will be warmth, rhythm, health, safety, professionalism, and a reverence for nature and one another. This is a part time nonexempt hourly position to be present school days, 8:30-3:30 daily.


  • Meeting the Needs of the Children
  • Supports teacher by being attentive to children that need guidance
  • Acts as teacher in the teacher’s absence
  • Will be expected to lead some lessons

School Participation and Team Work

  • Punctual, respectful and reliable team member and participant in school activities.
  • Upholds the highest regard to confidentiality of enrolled children, their parents, staff and other school operations.
  • Attends Staff/Faculty Meeting every other week to study and attend to school business.
  • Attends All-School Parent Evening in September.
  • Attends back-to-school In-Service meetings and after school Retreat (for 1 day).
  • Participates in school festivals Spiral of Lights, Lantern Walk, and Harvest Fair. Other community events at own discretion.
  • Takes lead from teacher in all areas


  • Currently or previously enrolled in Waldorf teacher training, and has completed some portion.
  • Experience working with children in a group setting
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification
  • Ability to deal with people tactfully and courteously at all times
  • Pass criminal background check

Physical Qualifications

  • Ability to move about freely to keep up with children and lift 50lbs
  • Overall good general health


During school session: Daily hours Monday-Friday 8:30am-3:30pm, Faculty/Staff Meeting 2xmonth-Thursday 4-5:30pm

No hours during Winter, Spring Breaks and February In-service week

Summer hours: 3 days of August Staff In Service, 1 day of June staff retreat (after school year worked), 4 hours in 2nd half of August, as arranged between class teachers and assistant


Current Employment Opportunities

Swallowtail is an equal-opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of sex, handicap, race, color, religion, or nationality in education, programs, and activities. Prospective employees will be hired based on their suitability, adaptability and potential to succeed in the position for which they applied.

To apply for any of the following positions, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and 3 references to either: or 460 S. Heather St., Cornelius OR 97113

You may also email your request for the complete job description.

Part-Time Facilities Manager


A Facility Manager’s primary role will be responsibility, coordinating with Administration and service providers, to ensure day-to-day and routine property maintenance of the buildings and site, with intention toward site safety and overall neat appearance and curb appeal. Maintains and repairs facilities, equipment, and buildings by performing a wide variety of carpentry, electrical, painting, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, and mechanical repair work. Individual responsibilities include hiring and supervising the custodial service, all grounds maintenance, and facilitating trash and recycling service.


Ability to communicate effectively and in a timely manner; both verbally and in writing.

Strong organizational skills.

Ability to deal with people tactfully and courteously.

Background in construction and gardening.


At least one year of work experience in property maintenance.


This is a non-exempt hourly part time position of approx. 20 hours per week, year round.

About us:
In 1995 Swallowtail School was founded based on heartfelt environmental education and Waldorf principles which have carried us to the dynamic learning atmosphere we are proud of today. The past few years have yielded significant growth in our community, enabling program offerings from Parent Child Classes and a full Early Childhood Program to Grade Eight, with an average class size of 16. Our main campus is located in northwest Oregon in the city of Cornelius. Fifteen minutes away, our farm campus is located on 26 acres with a farmhouse and barn, a sweeping expanse of productive farmland, woodlands, biodynamic gardens, outbuildings and a meandering creek. The land provides an outdoor classroom for all of our students, and much of the curriculum is interwoven with farm activity involving anything from simple chores and harvesting, to erecting temporary shelters and caring for livestock. Swallowtail Farm is held deeply in the hearts of our community and most of our seasonal festivals are celebrated here.

Swallowtail School is AWSNA and WECAN recognized.

In addition to the rural and suburban towns surrounding Swallowtail, a 30 minute drive will find you in the bustling metropolis of downtown Portland. Head another hour east and the beautiful Cascade Mountains await with skiing, hiking, and other outdoor wonders. A short hour to the west you will find the picturesque Oregon coast, an equally enchanting natural environment.