Custodian, Full-time

Mountain Sage Community School is a public, charter school inspired by Waldorf education and sustainable living, located in Fort Collins, CO, serving kindergarten through 8th grade students.

Mountain Sage is seeking a custodian to perform daily cleaning duties for school building in school grounds. The right candidate will have ease interacting with students, staff, parents, and the larger community, to ensure public safety and to safeguard the interests of the school.

Required Qualifications:
High school diploma or equivalent
One year experience in custodial work
Basic math, writing, communication,
Basic knowledge of accepted custodial cleaning methods
Ability to work and interact with students
Fingerprinting and background check, required

Preferred Qualifications:
CPR and First Aid
Operating knowledge of personal computer
Basic maintenance skills such as plumbing, electrical and grounds keeping
Operating knowledge of custodial equipment.

Safety to Self and Others:
In order to safely perform this position, the employee must be familiar with the safety rules of the job and participate in available/required safety trainings. Employee must wear personal protective equipment when required, ask for assistance if the task requires more than one person, and if unsure how to perform a task safely, stop and ask the Facilities Manager for instruction before continuing. Employees are expected to immediately report any unsafe working conditions or safety problems to the immediate supervisor, and until corrective action is taken, ensure that the area or condition is restricted.

Physical Demands of the position:
The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, talk, hear; taste, and smell. The employee is frequently required to sit, reach with hands and arms, climb, and/or balance. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

​Salary and Benefits:
$15/hour for 40 hours per week. With a daily 3pm-11pm. Holiday breaks generally follow those outlined on the annual school calendar with some time off in the summer. We offer state retirement benefits (PERA) and health benefits.

Candidates interested in pursuing the Custodian position should review the school’s website prior to applying: www.mountainsage.org. We appreciate receiving applications via email. No phone calls please. Please email a cover letter articulating your interest in the position and why you are a good fit for the Mountain Sage team, a resume, and three professional references. Send to  employment@mountainsage.org. Please indicate “Custodian” in the subject line of the email. We will accept applications until the position is filled. You will be contacted by a member of the Hiring Committee if we are interested in pursuing your application.

Mountain Sage Community School is an Equal Opportunity.

Long Term 7th Grade Substitute Teacher, October 2020-February 2021

Mountain Sage Community School seeks a long-term substitute teacher for one of our 7th grade classes. The ideal candidate will be available to shadow the 7th grade teacher prior to assuming all teaching responsibilities from October to mid-February 2021. The main lesson blocks to be taught during the substitution include organic chemistry, African geography and culture, and physics. This substitute will have the benefit of a partner 7th grade teacher to help guide with resources, etc.

All teachers play an instrumental role in bringing the vision of our school to life. Weaving Colorado Academic Standards and Waldorf curriculum together is essential to the work of the class teacher at Mountain Sage. Upholding positive and nurturing classroom culture and collaborating with colleagues are essential aspects to this work.

Required Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s Degree and Elementary PLACE or PRAXIS certification

· Fingerprinting and background check

· Ability to stand or sit for an hour or more, as well as work outside in various weather conditions to support student drop off and pick up traffic duties, recess, and other needs

Preferred Qualifications:

· Waldorf teacher certification and/or experience

· Colorado Teaching License

· 2+ years classroom teaching experience

Salary and Benefits:

Daily rate of $192/day (for an estimated 66 days). We offer state retirement benefits, health benefits, and yearly professional development opportunities.

We appreciate receiving applications via email. No phone calls please. Please send a cover letter articulating your relationship to Waldorf education and sustainability, resume, and three professional references. Send to: employment@mountainsage.org. Please indicate “7th Grade Substitute Teacher” in the subject line of the email. We will accept applications until the position is filled. You will be contacted by a member of the Hiring Committee if we are interested in pursuing your application.

Mountain Sage Community School embraces equal employment opportunity (EEO) and inclusiveness and maintains a work environment that is free of discrimination. Mountain Sage Community School’s policy is to ensure that no employee or applicant for employment is denied equal opportunity because of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, or genetic information.

Substitute teachers

We are currently searching for qualified substitutes for Kindergarten through 8th, two homeschool enrichment classes, all specialty subjects: Integrated Services, Spanish, handwork, games/PE, music, woodworking, gardening, performing arts, etc., and staff.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or in pursuit of a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Some classroom experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Waldorf teacher certification and/or experience
  • Colorado Teaching License
  • 2+ years classroom teaching experience

Pay rate:

$15 per hour, with PERA benefits

Applications should be submitted via email. No phone calls please. Please send a brief cover letter articulating your relationship to Waldorf education and sustainability and your specific areas of interest in subbing (e.g. grades, music, Spanish, etc.), and your resume to: nsexton@mountainsage.org . Please indicate Substitute Teacher in the subject line of the email. We will accept applications year round. You will be contacted by the Substitute Coordinator if we are interested in pursuing your application.

Mountain Sage Community School embraces equal employment opportunity (EEO) and inclusiveness and maintains a work environment that is free of discrimination. Mountain Sage Community School’s policy is to ensure that no employee or applicant for employment is denied equal opportunity because of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, or genetic information.


Mountain Sage is an Equal Opportunity Employer.