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.

Strings Teacher for Grades 4, 5, 6, and Middle School

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.

Lower School (Grades 4-7) Spanish Teacher, 75% to Full Time (Posted April 27, 2016)

WWS is seeking an educator who is enthusiastic about Waldorf education, 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.

The Washington Waldorf School 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.

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.

To apply for this position, 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 Drama & Theater Teacher for 2016-2017 (Posted April 11, 2016)

Three-quarter time to full time high school faculty position with corresponding responsibilities including student-advising, class sponsorship, trips, weekly department and full faculty meetings, and attendance of and participation in school events.

  • Direct & Produce Senior Play – select and cast in consultation with other faculty, rehearsals during the school day (performances in May)
  • Teach Grade 10 Drama course – 3 periods each week, 2 quarters
  • Direct High School Drama Club – elective meets for a double-period during the school week and 90 minutes one afternoon after school, Sept-April, typically participates in Folger Secondary School Shakespeare Festival (March or April)
  • Convene and run High School Tech Crew – extracurricular, as needed
  • Manage stage, lighting, costumes and props for performances and assemblies (including costume and props room)
  • Manage scheduling of stage and auditorium (coordinate with Facilities Manager regarding evening and weekend use)
  • Member of the Festivals Group which plans assemblies, plays, concerts and other performances
  • Possible: Co-director or technical director for Grade 8 Play (performances in December or March)
  • Possible: Teach high school humanities / English course or skills class

Minimum of Bachelor’s degree, directing and teaching experience, and background check (performed at hire) required. Experience working with adolescents and background in Waldorf education, or willingness to pursue professional development in Waldorf education, preferred. Please email a cover letter and resume to hr@washingtonwaldorf.org. No phone calls please.

Lead Kindergarten Teacher (Posted March 4, 2016)

WWS seeks a nurturing and dynamic lead kindergarten teacher for the 2016-17 school year. This position provides a unique opportunity to work with a highly experienced teacher who will retire at the end of the year. This is a co-teaching position for one year, transitioning to a lead teacher and assistant model the following year. Applicants must have a B.A. degree and Waldorf Early Childhood training from a WECAN-accredited institution. The ideal candidate will have several years of Waldorf lead teaching experience and a strong commitment to working out of insight into the developing child.

The lead teacher will be responsible for working collaboratively with our teacher to carry the work of the class. Responsibilities will include: communicating with parents, while balancing artistic work such as circle, story, festivals, handwork, and craft projects, with a healthy mix of outdoor movement activities like gardening, taking walks, and caring for our playground. Lead teachers attend faculty meetings twice a week, and conduct parent evenings. We are a supportive Early Childhood faculty, and the ability to be flexible and work collaboratively with colleagues is essential.

WWS is located in a peaceful suburb, 20 minutes from downtown Washington, D.C., and a 10 minute walk from the Potomac River and the historic C&O Canal. Our school is situated on 6 acres with additional parkland surrounding the school. Our school is newly renovated and our population of 285 students extends from parent-infant through the 12th grade. Founded in 1969, we are a mature and fully AWSNA accredited school, with a core of highly experienced teachers, committed to mentoring the next generation of Waldorf educators.

We offer a competitive salary and outstanding benefits with full tuition remission for children of full time salaried employees. 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.