The Dome School

Dome School is hiring! [deadline 8 June 2017]

Thank you for your interest in our teacher positions!

The Dome School is seeking to fill several positions: a 2-day/week Preschool teacher, a 5-day/week teacher, and a 3-day/week Elementary teacher for the 2017-18 school year. Prior teaching experience and 2-4 year degree preferred.

Our school is a strong parent cooperative and our program is proud to support community-based learning and outdoor education. Parents teach specialty subjects and trade skills for their parent hours. Several community members work all year long in the classroom! Communication and community involvement skills are highly important components to these positions.


An important element to our Elementary program is our thematic, emergent curriculum. We build our curriculum around different themes that stem from children’s interests. We may start the year with an ocean theme, and, due to children’s interests, a ship theme may emerge. Once we feel we have learned all we want to learn about the ocean and ships, we will introduce the next theme; maybe theater will be next, emerging into Shakespeare’s Globe Theater or architecture may be next, emerging into Fort building or a larger construction project.  We use themes to integrate all academic subjects in a meaningful, high interest way. Arts, crafts and other hands-on projects are always a large part of our thematic curriculum.

One position requires a 5-day per week commitment, Monday-Friday, serving as head teacher for approximately 7-12 students in Grades 3-5 and co-teacher for the full Elementary. A second position will require at least 3 days/week, serving as a co-teacher for the full program, though focused on supporting Grades 1-2. Responsibilities of both positions include implementing lessons; designing and maintaining the classroom environment; and collaborating with other teachers, parents, and community volunteers.


Our multi-aged Preschool program encompasses children ages 2 1/2 through 4 1/2. We offer a play-based program, inspired in part by Reggio Emilia, Montessori, and Waldorf styles. We have a strong focus on social and emotional development and teaching the students self-regulation. The hours for the position are 8:45am to 1:15pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. (Class hours are 9:30am to 12:30pm)


For all positions, we do not have an application form. Please submit a cover letter and resume, including at least 2 references. Applications can be dropped off at the school office or mailed to Dome School Hiring Committee, PO Box 812, Cave Junction, OR 97523.  Deadline to apply is June 8 [Note: This is an extension from the deadline listed in the IV News on May 17].

While the positions begin full-time in September, our expectation is that candidates will be available for several paid work days during summer, to shadow and train with current staff, and get a better feel for the school culture and environment.

For more information, please peruse the rest of our website (particularly our history, our mission/philosophy page and our info for parents). Feel free to call us with any questions. Our office number is 541-592-3911 and we’re here weekdays 9:30am-3pm.