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.

Nursery Assistant (Posted July 26, 2016)

WWS is seeking an Assistant for the Nursery class in our Children’s Garden. The hours are from 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, with a faculty meeting on Tuesdays from 1:30 – 3pm, as well as a meeting with the lead teacher at another time (approximately 17 hours /week). Applicant must have the following qualifications:

-Significant experience working with young children, particularly with the age group of 3-5.

-An interest in Waldorf education, and an ability to continue learning on the job.

-Ability to work well as part of a team to guide the class of children.

-A strong commitment to working with young children and supporting the lead teacher every day throughout the school year.

-Willingness and ability to complete state required training (First Aid/CPR, 6 hours of continuing education per year, and other school-related training outside of normal school hours).

WWS employs teachers with a love of students and teaching, and offers small classes, an interactive community, high academic and behavioral standards, competitive salary and benefits, and outstanding collegial and administrative support. Please email a cover letter and resume to hr@washingtonwaldorf.org. No phone calls please.

Spanish Teacher for Grades 1-3, (7 classes per week, 2 afternoon meetings)

WWS is seeking an educator who is enthusiastic about Waldorf education, experienced with children aged 6 through 10 years, knowledgeable and passionate about Spanish and Spanish and Latin culture, and embraces the Washington Waldorf School’s mission and philosophy. A bachelor’s degree, significant teaching experience, and Spanish language “native speaker” fluency are required. Waldorf teacher training and/or experience is preferred. An ideal candidate will have Foundation Studies, experience in a Waldorf setting, and an understanding of Waldorf pedagogy. Any further Waldorf teaching and world language teacher training will be a benefit. WWS employs teachers with a love of students and teaching, and offers small classes, an interactive community, high academic and behavioral standards, competitive salary and benefits, and outstanding collegial and administrative support. Please email a cover letter and resume to hr@washingtonwaldorf.org. No phone calls please.

First Grade Assistant (Posted July 6, 2016)

WWS is seeking a First Grade Assistant for the 2016-2017 school year, to begin the in September of 2016. Candidates must have a four-year college degree and Waldorf Elementary Certification or be currently enrolled in teacher training. You will work with our faculty to share the teaching in skills, fine arts, and all aspects of the curriculum. Our experienced faculty share the teaching in skills and fine arts, and the assistant helps the teacher in all aspects of the curriculum.

WWS offers a full Waldorf education, nursery through 12th grade, and is an AWSNA full member school. This position is hourly starting at 10 hours, with a possibility of increasing. Please email a cover letter and resume to hr@washingtonwaldorf.org. No phone calls please.

After School Program Director (Posted July 6, 2016)

WWS seeks a dynamic enterprising and creative After School Program Director for our Grades 2-6 aftercare program. We are looking for an individual who is passionate about creating a dynamic program that offers a wide range of thoughtful and planned programming. The ideal candidate would offer activities such as gardening, cooking, special projects, indoor and outdoor games, and art activities. An early childhood and/or elementary education background and experience working with elementary-aged children is preferred. Hours for the aftercare staff are Monday - Friday 2:45-6:15 p.m. Please email a cover letter and resume to hr@washingtonwaldorf.org. No phone calls please.

Middle School Art Teacher and All-School Yearbook Lead (Posted July 6, 2016)

WWS seeks an experienced artist/teacher for middle school art (grades 6-8) for the 2016-2017 school year. Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree and middle school art teaching experience. He/she must demonstrate expertise in the WWS MS art curriculum through a portfolio of personal and student work. The ideal candidate will have active interest in Waldorf education and willingness to engage additional training in Waldorf art pedagogy. The MS art curriculum entails 45 minute classes addressing drawing (graphite, pastel, charcoal, color pencil,) painting (watercolor,) and calligraphy (ink with brush & pen.) Themes include rendering form through tonal studies, portrait drawing and the features of the human head, perspective drawing using both linear and color perspective, and drawing landscapes. Availability required September through June, 2016-2017. 45-minute class periods, five to nine class periods per week. Pay: $40/class. This is a one-year position, with the possibility to extend.

In addition, WWS seeks a yearbook project lead. This person will work with Jostens Publications to produce our 120-page, whole-school yearbook, using web-based software (Yearbook Avenue), with deadlines set by the publisher. $1700 pay for this project includes prep, editing work, communications with Jostens, collaborating with in-house photographers, and taking photographs. Photography experience required. Yearbook/graphic art experience preferred.

Please email a cover letter and resume to hr@washingtonwaldorf.org. No phone calls please.

Strings Teacher for Grades 4, 5, 6, and Middle School (Posted May 17, 2016)

WWS is seeking a Strings Teacher for grades 4, 5, 6, and Middle School. Eight 45-minute classes and one music faculty meeting each week. Hours (September through June, 2016-17): Mondays from 10 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.; Wednesdays from 11 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. This is a one-year position, with the possibility to extend. Minimum requirements: BA degree, teaching experience, conducting experience, proficiency in violin, viola, or cello, knowledge of or interest in Waldorf education. We have an established instrumental program. All students play violin, viola, or cello and have private instruction. Pay: $40/class. Teaching space for private lessons available after school. Please email a cover letter and resume to hr@washingtonwaldorf.org. No phone calls please.

HS Block Teacher: Grade 12 History of Philosophy Main Lesson, January 9 – February 3, 2017 (Posted April 19, 2016)

Senior class of 18 students at an established, early childhood through grade 12 Waldorf school.. Minimum requirements: Bachelor’s degree, Waldorf high school teaching experience and background check (performed at hire). Grades and narrative reports are due within 1 week of the end of the block. Please email a cover letter and resume to hr@washingtonwaldorf.org. No phone calls please.

High School Science / Math / Technology Teacher (Full or Part Time, and/or Internship) (Posted November 30, 2015)

WWS is seeking seeking part time to full time teacher(s) for some combination of science, math, and/or technology in anticipation of transitions in our high school teaching faculty over the next several years. Internship would also be a possibility.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher *applications that do not meet this minimum requirement will be discarded*
  • Advanced degree, high school teaching experience and Waldorf teaching credentials preferred
  • If coming without Waldorf teaching credentials, will be required to participate in additional professional development

Full time, full performance responsibilities include the following (scaled down for part time or internship)

  • Work with adolescents with a variety of learning styles and different levels of skill and ability
  • Teach year-long skills courses
  • Teach 3-4 week block courses
  • Act as individual advisor for up to 10 students (includes parent meetings, college recommendations)
  • Sponsor a class (includes parent evenings, activities, weekly class forums)
  • Curriculum development
  • Professional development
  • Faculty meetings and committees
  • Participate in planning and chaperone student trips/activities (includes week-long trips in May, possibly a week-long trip in September)
  • Attend and assist in school events and fundraising
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues and parents
  • Manage and maintain classroom(s) and supplies

Pay & Benefits

  • FT salary
  • Health insurance with HSA
  • Life insurance
  • Long term disability insurance
  • TIAA-CREF
  • Tuition remission

Interested? Apply and we can explore the possibilities! Please email a cover letter and resume to hr@washingtonwaldorf.org. No phone calls please.