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.

Lower School Music Teacher(s)--Full or Part Time (Posted November 3, 2017)

WWS is seeking hourly to full-time teacher(s) to fill the following positions:

Grades 1-3 General Music (6 classes/week)

Singing, choroi flutes, singing games, story. Each class meets twice weekly.

Grades 1-3 Lyres (6 classes/week)

Developing listening skills, teaching basic lyre technique, developing lyre curriculum. Each class meets once per week. Candidate should have a Waldorf lyre playing and teaching background, or a willingness and interest in being trained.

Grades 4-8 Strings Program Director (8 classes/week)

Work to further develop an established program. Hire and oversee adjunct teachers. Candidate should have strong musical and conducting skills. Background in violin, viola, or cello preferred, but not required. All students receive private instruction.

Full-time teachers will have the following additional responsibilities:

  • Work with students with a variety of learning styles and different levels of skill and ability
  • Develop curriculum
  • Participate in continued professional development
  • Attend faculty meetings and committee meetings
  • Attend and assist in school events
  • Work collaboratively with Music Director, colleagues, and parents
  • Manage and maintain classroom(s) and supplies

Requirements for full-time or hourly positions include a bachelors degree or higher. Experience teaching grades 1-8 and/or Waldorf teaching credentials is preferred. Candidates without Waldorf teaching credentials will be required to participate in additional professional development.

Full time faculty are eligible for health, life, and disability insurance, as well as tuition remission. A retirement plan is available after one year of full-time employment. Salary is based on experience.

To apply please submit a cover letter and resume/CV to employment@washingtonwaldorf.org, attn: Steve Smith, or by mail to Washington Waldorf School, 4800 Sangamore Road, Bethesda, MD 20816 www.washingtonwaldorf.org (no phone calls, please)

High School Humanities Teacher (Posted October 6, 2017)

WWS is seeking a full-time High School humanities teacher beginning in fall 2018.

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

Teaching responsibilities include:

  • Year-long English courses (grammar, writing, literature, etc.), grades 9 and 10
  • Multi-disciplinary main lesson blocks (classes daily for 3-4 weeks), grades 9-12
  • Examples: Parzival, Shakespeare, Ancient Civilizations, Faust
  • Additional quarter-long courses and electives, grades 9-12.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Classroom teaching, including class preparation and grading
  • Work with adolescents with a variety of learning styles and different levels of skill and ability
  • Advise up to 10 students (includes parent meetings, college recommendations)
  • Sponsor a class (includes parent evenings, class activities, weekly class forums)
  • Curriculum development
  • Professional development / Waldorf training
  • Faculty meetings and committees
  • Participate in planning and chaperoning student trips/activities (includes week-long trips in May, possibly a week-long trip in September, school dances, field trips)
  • Attend and assist in school events and fundraising
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues and parents
  • Manage and maintain classroom(s) / physical spaces, equipment and supplies.

If you would like to join our exceptional faculty, please submit a resume, and cover letter, and three references to employment@washingtonwaldorf.org or by mail to: Washington Waldorf School 4800 Sangamore Road, Bethesda, MD, 20816, attn. Steve Smith. No phone calls, please.

High School Science & Math Teacher (Posted October 6, 2017)

WWS is seeking a full-time High School science and math teacher beginning in fall 2018.

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

Duties include teaching some or all of the following science courses

  • Main Lesson Blocks (classes daily for 3-4 weeks)
    • Grade 9 Organic Chemistry
    • Grade 9 Anatomy
    • Grade 9 Geology
    • Grade 10 Physiology and Embryology
    • Grade 10 Acids, Bases and Salts
    • Grade 11 Atomic Chemistry
    • Grade 11 Botany
    • Grade 12 Zoology
  • Quarter-long Courses (classes 3/ week for 9-10 weeks)
    • Grade 9 Health
    • Grade 11 Cell Biology

One or more of the following year-long math skills courses

  • Grade 9 Algebra
  • Grade 10 Geometry
  • Grade 11 Pi & Trigonometry

And possibly a whole high school elective.

In addition, full-time faculty responsibilities include the following:

  • Classroom teaching, including class preparation and grading
  • Work with adolescents with a variety of learning styles and different levels of skill and ability
  • Advise up to 10 students (includes parent meetings, college recommendations)
  • Sponsor a class (includes parent evenings, class activities, weekly class forums)
  • Curriculum development
  • Professional development / Waldorf training
  • Faculty meetings and committees
  • Participate in planning and chaperoning student trips/activities (includes week-long trips in May, possibly a week-long trip in September, school dances, field trips)
  • Attend and assist in school events and fundraising
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues and parents
  • Manage and maintain classroom(s) / physical spaces, equipment and supplies.

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