Employment

The Washington Waldorf School employs teachers with a love of students and teaching. We seek teachers with experience and training in Waldorf education and an abiding interest in the foundational philosophy of the school. We also welcome teachers new to Waldorf education if they have a serious interest in developing themselves as Waldorf teachers. Specific qualifications for positions will be listed with individual job postings.

The Washington Waldorf School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.

High School Science & Math Teacher (Posted March 24, 2017)

WWS is seeking a part-time (50-75%) teacher for science and math courses for the 2017-2018 school year, with the possibility of a full-time position in 2018-2019.

This position includes teaching some or all of the following courses:

  • Grade 9 Organic Chemistry Main Lesson - block (daily, 3-4 weeks)
  • Grade 9 Health (3/week, 1 quarter)
  • Grade 10 Acids, Bases and Salts Main Lesson – block (daily, 3-4 weeks)
  • Grade 11 Chemistry of the Elements Main Lesson - block (daily, 3-4 weeks)
  • Grade 11 Cell Biology course (3/week, 1 quarter)
  • Grade 9 Algebra (4/week, year-long)
  • Grade 10 Geometry (4/week, year long)
  • Grade 11 Algebra & Trigonometry (4/week, year-long)

Additional full-time responsibilities (which will be adjusted for part-time status) include:

  • Working with adolescents with a variety of learning styles and different levels of skill and ability
  • Advising up to 10 students (includes parent meetings, college recommendations)
  • Sponsoring a class (includes parent evenings, class activities, weekly class forums)
  • Developing curriculum
  • Participating in professional development
  • Attending faculty meetings and committees
  • Participating in planning and chaperone student trips/activities (includes week-long trips in May, possibly a week-long trip in September, school dances)
  • Attending and assist in school events and fundraising
  • Working collaboratively with colleagues and parents
  • Managing and maintaining classroom(s) / physical spaces and supplies.

Requirements include a bachelor’s degree or higher. Advanced degree, high school experience, and Waldorf teaching credentials are preferred. If coming without Waldorf teaching credentials, candidates will be required to participate in additional professional development.

The Washington Waldorf School, located on a six-acre campus in in Bethesda, Maryland, is fully accredited by the Association of Waldorf School of North America and the Association of Independent Maryland Schools. Our enrollment is about 310 students in early childhood through grade 12, with about 75 students in the high school. More information about our school is available on our web site at www.washingtonwaldorf.org. For more information about Waldorf education visit www.waldorfeducation.org.

To apply please email a cover letter and resume to employment@washingtonwaldorf.org, attn.: Steve Smith. No phone calls please.

Eurythmy Teacher (Posted March 16, 2017)

The Washington Waldorf School is seeking a full-time trained pedagogical eurythmist to teach eurythmy to children in a variety of grades reaching from kindergarten to high school. Responsibilities will include fourteen to sixteen classes per week, carried in partnership with an experienced eurythmist. Mentoring will be provided and a piano accompanist is made available for all classes. Additional expectations for full time employees include weekly full faculty and department meetings, committee work, attendance during school functions and possible curricular trips and activities.

Frequent opportunities exist for performing, guiding more advanced groups and individuals, and giving workshops for parents and staff.

Interested applicants will demonstrate a commitment to the Waldorf education and be able to work in a school community with flexibility and patience. Interest in working with the theater department and drama presentations are a plus. A minimum of one year of experience teaching eurythmy is preferred. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, creative, and loving with students in addition to having an ability to work well with colleagues, administration, and parents.

Our school, founded in 1969, is located in Bethesda, MD, just outside of Washington, DC overlooking the Potomac River. We are a well-established, vibrant Waldorf school with fully developed curriculum and programs. We have wonderful and enthusiastic students and a strong parent body. Our school is in close proximity to rich historical and cultural offerings, yet a short drive away from mountains and ocean. We welcome your interest.

Timing for beginning employment will be determined with the applicant. Please email a letter of intent and resume, or mail to Washington Waldorf School, 4800 Sangamore Road, Bethesda, MD 20816, attn. Steve Smith.