Why Work at Mountain Sage?

Why will you want to work at Mountain Sage Community School? Because at Mountain Sage our culture is one of teamwork and quality. We engage in artistic endeavors daily. We get to know our students and their families over time because we practice “looping” and work hard at relationship building. At Mountain Sage we sing together at every faculty meeting. We provide a lot of professional development for our teachers but also commit to renewal and create opportunities to do artistic work together, not just with the students. We reward loyalty by offering bonuses when you have been with us for several years. We are attracting the best and the most imaginative individuals. Come join us and help us change the world one student at a time.

May Your Work Excite Your Heart

by John O’Donohue

May your work excite your heart,
Kindle in your mind a creativity
To journey beyond the old limits
Of all that has become worrisome.

May this work challenge you toward
New frontiers that will emerge
As you begin to approach them,
Calling forth from you the full force
And depth of your undiscovered gifts.

May the work fit the rhythms of your soul,
Enabling you to draw from the invisible
New ideas and a vision that will inspire.

Remember to be kind to those who work for you,
Endeavor to remain aware
Of the quiet world
That lives behind each face.

Be fair in your expectations,
Compassionate in your criticism.
May you have the grace of encouragement
To awaken the gift in the other’s heart,
Building in them the confidence
To follow the call of the gift.

May you come to know work
Which emerges from the mind of love
That will have beauty and form.

May your work be worthy
Of the energy of your heart
And the light of your thoughts.

May your work assume
A proper space in your life;
Instead of owning or using you,
Bringing you every day further
Into the wonder of your heart.

Facilities and Custodial Lead, Full-Time

Mountain Sage is seeking a friendly, capable, organized, and motivated person to serve as the lead on facilities-related tasks and custodial duties, including managing a full-time custodian. The ideal candidate will take pride in keeping our school campus well maintained, orderly, and safe, be a good communicator, enjoy a variety of tasks, and have the desire to be a member of our team. Our school serves over 300 students and their families, as well as teachers, vendors, and volunteers, who all utilize our campus. This position is full-time year round with hours from 11am-7pm and regular holiday breaks during the school year and a more flexible schedule in the summer. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Ensure the safety, cleanliness, and day-to-day operations of the school building and grounds by:

  • Assisting the School Director, administration, and teaching staff with needs relating to facilities
  • Performing daily cleaning duties/routine
  • Training and supervising other custodial staff members
  • Managing the upkeep of equipment and supplies
  • Determining, coordinating, and/or carrying out needed repairs and special projects
  • Coordinating safety related inspections
  • Communicating effectively with the School Director when facility emergencies arise (outside of school hours, if needed)
  • Holding a comprehensive knowledge of building functions
  • Partnering with the Lunch Coordinator to set up and break down the lunch program
  • Tending to the grounds and facility with an eye for detail and a desire to create an educational space that upholds our mission
  • Other duties as required

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 2+ years experience in custodial duties and facilities maintenance
  • 1+ year experience in a supervisory role
  • Operating knowledge of custodial equipment
  • Hands-on knowledge and experience in the safe operation of a variety of tools, machinery, and power equipment used in performing essential functions
  • Working knowledge of office software (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel)
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and efficiently complete all activities
  • Effective communication skills, both oral and written, including the ability to interact/communicate with all types of members of the community including teachers, administrators, board members, parents, and students
  • Self-starter, ability to set and meet goals, and a desire to excel
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Maintain the ability to satisfy all physical demands, including but not limited: significant lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling up to 50+ pounds; frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching and/or crawling; reaching above shoulder level; fine finger dexterity.
  • Ability to withstand a variety of indoor and outdoor environmental conditions
  • Fingerprinting and background check required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Relevant experience in a school setting
  • CPR and First Aid

Compensation and Hours

Hours for this position are 11am-7 pm, Monday through Friday during the school year, with more flexibility during the summer. $18-21/hour for 40 hours per week. Holiday breaks generally follow those outlined on our annual school calendar with some time off in the summer. We offer state retirement benefits (PERA) and health insurance benefits.

To Apply

Candidates interested in pursuing the Facilities and Custodial Lead position should review the website prior to applying. Applications accepted 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 “Facilities and Custodial Lead” 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 employer. 

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Custodian, Full-Time

Mountain Sage is seeking a full-time custodian to work in partnership with a fellow custodian to perform daily cleaning duties for our school building and grounds between the hours of 2pm-10pm. The right candidate will have a maintenance skillset, ease interacting with students, staff, parents, and the larger community, to ensure public safety and to safeguard the interests of the school, and be excited about working on a small team.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performing daily cleaning duties/routine in our 17,000 sq ft building and around our outdoor campus
  • Performing basic maintenance and facilities-related tasks
  • Ordering supplies
  • Maintain classroom cleaning supplies
  • Maintain SDS sheets and chemical mixing
  • Assist with school lunch clean up
  • Other duties as needed/assigned

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • One year experience in custodial work
  • Two years experience in facilities and building maintenance
  • Prior experience or willingness to work closely on a small team
  • Basic math, writing, and communication skills
  • Basic knowledge of accepted custodial cleaning methods
  • Ability to work and interact with K-8 students
  • Fingerprinting and background check

Preferred Qualifications

  • CPR and First Aid
  • Operating knowledge of personal computer
  • 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 training. The Mountain Sage custodian 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 for instruction before continuing. Employees are expected to immediately report any unsafe working conditions or safety problems to the School Administration Manager, and until corrective action is taken, ensure that the area or condition is restricted.

Physical Demands
The custodian is regularly required to stand, walk, climb stairs, work outside, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, talk, hear, taste, and smell. The custodian is frequently required to sit, reach with hands and arms, climb, and/or balance. The custodian is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The custodian 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.

Compensation
$15-$17 for 40 hours per week. 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.

To Apply

Candidates interested in pursuing the Custodian position should:

  • Review the website prior to applying: www.mountainsage.org
  • 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 to employment @ mountainsage.org. Please indicate “Custodian” in the subject line of the email.

No phone calls, please. 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 employer. 

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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 is an equal opportunity employer. 

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Mountain Sage is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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.