To make an application, please send the following:

  • Cover letter of interest describing why you would like to work at MBCS,
  • Application form, click here (After filling out form, use "Save As" to save the document in order to email or print it)
  • Resume
  • Minimum of two letters of recommendation

Mail your application to:

Hiring Committee
Monterey Bay Charter School
1004 David Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
or email to hiring@mbcharterschool.org
MBCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, disability, national origin or sexual orientation.

Current Openings (descriptions below):
  • 7th Grade Class Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher - Full or part time position(s), see below
  • Substitute teachers
7th Grade Teacher Openings
The vibrant and close knit faculty, including all class teachers and subject teachers, meet weekly and are integral to the decision making process.  The Seventh Grade Class Teacher is one of two per grade and is expected to loop up to Eighth Grade with their class.

Located in Monterey Bay, two hours south of San Francisco and minutes to Monterey, Carmel and the beautiful Big Sur coast. MBCS is a successful school that is growing! Enrollment comprises of 22 students in each of three Kindergartens, 24 students in two each of 1st to 4th grades, and 26 students in one each of 5th-8th grade classes. In addition to Class Teachers, students benefit from a program that includes handwork, woodworking, games, Spanish, choir, jazz band and orchestra. Extra-curricular activities includes four sports, running club, theater productions, and choral and math competitions.
A new school will be built on the campus of California State University Monterey Bay in the next year or two giving the school its own home and a long future. MBCS, established in 1998, is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Alliance for Public Waldorf Education. MBCS is an autonomous, direct-funded charter school.
A California Teaching Credential is required.

To make an application, see above.
General Position Description: Teacher for the Monterey Bay Charter School, a partnership of diverse and committed families and faculty providing a public, Waldorf-based K-8 program, which empowers children to discover their gifts, enjoy a full and enduring childhood, and to pursue lifelong learning.

Primary Function: Provides a sound educational experience to all students, making knowledge accessible in academics, the arts, environmental studies and physical education.
Reports to and is evaluated by: Assistant Director
Terms of Employment: This position is a full-time, salaried position, with health, vision, and dental benefits and participation in the California Teacher's Retirement (STRS) subject to the letter of agreement.

Compensation: $42,000 – $60,000+ annually dependent upon education and experience. Refer to the Hiring Schedule at the top of this page.


Curriculum Planning

• Develops age-appropriate lesson plans and selects and uses effective instructional methods and materials.
• Provides a balanced curriculum at a pace suitable to the child’s age and development, according to the principles of a Waldorf education.


• Fosters students’ self-esteem, motivation and sense of civic responsibility.
• Nurtures the healthy development of the child’s physical, social, and cognitive capacities.
• Ensures that good work and study habits are taught.
• Provides individualized and small group instruction as needed.
• Maintains a classroom atmosphere conducive to learning.
• Prepares the class for festivals, plays, and collaborates with specialty subject teachers in their preparation.
• Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve an optimal learning atmosphere in the classroom.
• Administers standardized tests in accordance with the state-testing program.
• Organizes and supervises students in class outings, field trips, and events.

Class Maintenance

• Maintains the classroom to a healthy standard of cleanliness and beautiful aesthetics.

Student Supervision

• Supervision of students during the school day, during lunch and recess, 15 minutes before school starts and 15 minutes after school ends, and during school events and field trips.

Family/Parent Support

• Identifies students’ needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve attitude, health, and learning problems.
• Maintains open lines of communication with parents and/or guardians through conferences and other means.
• Evaluates students’ academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records, and writes yearly student reports for parents that are combined with specialty subject teachers’ reports.
• Assist families in developing their student’s good study habits.

School Support

• Shares responsibility for supervision of all students within the school day.
• Works with specialty subject teachers, learning support and administrative staff when appropriate, and keeps records and student files up to date.
• Organizes materials for class use, works with the office staff for purchases and stays within agreed budgets.
• Attends faculty meetings, outside of school hours meetings when necessary, and participates in work, study and in-service days during school holidays or weekends as required.
• Actively participates in school governance by holding a position on either the Board, various Board Committees, an ad-hoc committee or student council.
• Substitutes for colleagues if necessary.
• Upholds and enforces school policies and rules.
• Works collaboratively to achieve the overall purpose of the school program.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience: A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university; a valid California Teaching Credential (or enrollment in a credential program); and Waldorf education and/or Waldorf training experience.

Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with Waldorf methods, including pedagogical theory and practice or comparable qualifications are preferred.

Desirable Personal Characteristics:
• strong interpersonal and communication skills
• a genuine interest in children and respect for their individuality
• the ability to sense a child's individual needs
• the ability to be creative, imaginative, patient, energetic, organized and resourceful
• the ability to establish rapport with children and parents
• strong teamwork skills
• a good sense of humor
• a high level of dedication to work
• a clear, pleasant speaking voice and the ability to convey confidence
• positive conflict resolution skills and the ability to handle stress well

Other Skills and Abilities: Patience, and the skills required to teach children in a pleasant, creative, and constructive manner that inspires students to become lifelong learners.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, to stand, to walk, to use a telephone and to write. The employee will need to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds or more. This position requires accurate hearing, near and far vision, depth perception, working with educational materials and objects, and providing oral information.
Special Education Teacher
Full or Part Time Position(s)

Job Title: Education Specialist/Special Education Teacher

Reports to: Special Education Coordinator

Evaluated by: Special Education Coordinator in Collaboration with Administration

Work Schedule: 179 Days / Part-time to full-time. Dependent on Case Load

Compensation: See MBCS Salary Schedule above.

**Part time to full time position(s) available.

(.75 FTE) to Full time position accompanied by health, vision, and dental benefits through Monterey County Schools Insurance Group (Anthem/Blue Cross).

Retired teachers are welcome to apply (CALSTRS lifted the 180 day waiting period). Applicant must possess a California Education Specialist Instruction Credential with area of specialization in mild/moderate or a valid California Resource Specialist Credential and CLAD credential.

Full time pay range: Dependent upon Education and Experience with a range of $45-75K

Part time pay dependent on schedule and in accordance with hiring salary schedule.

Primary Function: Responsible for working with children who have disabilities, including cognitive, emotional, or physical disabilities. Teaches disabled youth life skills and basic literacy and works with GE teacher to accommodate or modify general education curriculum to meet the child's needs.

Performance Responsibilities:

     Maintain accurate and complete student records, and prepare reports on children and activities, as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.

     Schedule IEP meetings with parents, GE teachers, administrator and all service providers and follow up on attendees to ensure a compliant IEP meeting.

     Complete academic testing for initials and triennials, writing reports. and IEPs in order to monitor, evaluate and document each student's progress utilizing appropriate measurements and assessment devices

     Confer with parents, administrators, testing specialists, service providers, and any other professionals working with student to develop IEPs designed to promote students' educational, physical, and social development.

     Teach socially acceptable behavior, employing techniques such as behavior modification and positive reinforcement.

     Help GE teachers prepare materials and classrooms for class activities for SPED students.

     Assist in training GE and subject teachers and provide support regarding successful integration of special needs students into their classes and activities.

     Coordinate and administer classroom tests and standardized tests for students requiring accommodations.

     Establish and enforce rules for behavior in accordance with CA education code and MB Charter school policies.

     Instruct through lectures, discussions, and demonstrations in one or more academic subjects.

     Be available for meeting with Special Education families in order to inform parents of child's progress on an as-needed basis.

     Utilize appropriate methods of learning delivery and instruction to meet the needs of each student in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) 

Skills, Knowledge and/or Abilities Required:

Knowledge of:

       K-8 core curriculum content;

       A variety of appropriate assessment tools to identify students with special needs;

       How to implement an integrated instructional program;

       How to write effective, meaningful student goals and objectives;

       Appropriate options of delivery methods and services;

       How to coordinate services with the regular education classroom and program;

       Appropriate modifications and interventions of classroom curriculum;

       Effective interpersonal communication techniques.

Ability to:

          Coordinate services with the regular education teacher and work with core curriculum;

          Administer a variety of assessments;

          Plan for effective, meaningful integration of student instruction;

          Implement curriculum that addresses student goals and objectives;

          Deliver methods and services to match specific student needs;

          Work with class teachers in a team effort to plan curriculum and student support;

          Develop and implement modifications and intervention strategies;

          Work with staff using effective communication techniques.

Skills to:

          Work with core curriculum and know where and how to access core curriculum content material;

          Interpret and evaluate assessment results;

          Coordinate curricular areas to help establish an integrated program for each student;

          Conduct on-going evaluation of student goals and objectives;

          Evaluate effectiveness of strategies and techniques used and adjust instruction and delivery as needed;

          Work on a daily basis with teachers to develop and maintain teaming/ communication;

          Support classroom modifications and intervention strategies;

          Translate all necessary documentation in an understandable format on Special Education forms and files;

          Use effective and appropriate communication techniques with students, parents, staff, agencies and community members.

          Work with students with exceptional needs;

          Modify core curriculum and implement appropriate teaching strategies.

Minimum Qualifications:

            Must possess Bachelor’s or higher degree from an accredited college or university.

            Candidate must hold a valid California Education Specialist Instruction Credential with area of specialization in mild/moderate or a valid California Resource Specialist Credential.

            Applicant must have a current CLAD credential.

            Effective interpersonal communication skills.

            Ability to organize and maintain efficient time schedule.

            Reliable transportation between school sites (Pacific Grove and Seaside)

            Thorough knowledge of behavior management methods and individual instructional

            Open to new opportunities

            Willing to participate in professional development opportunities in Special Education and learn about a public Waldorf curriculum

            Ability to manage multiple priorities in a dynamic environment.


Substitute Teacher

To apply as a substitute teacher, submit an application (see above) a resume including credentialing information, and a cover letter that includes your availability and indicates your interest and knowledge of Waldorf educational methods.