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.

7th Grade Teacher (Posted October 6, 2017)

WWS is seeking a Seventh Grade Class Teacher for the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year. Candidates must have a four-year college degree and Waldorf Elementary Certification.

WWS offers a full Waldorf education, from forest kindergarten and nursery through 12th grade, and is an AWSNA and AIMS accredited school. Typical class size ranges from 16-25 students. We offer a competitive salary and outstanding benefits, with full tuition remission for children of full-time salaried employees.

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 Humanities Teacher (Posted October 6, 2017)

WWW is seeking a full-time High School humanities 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.

Requirements

Bachelor’s degree or higher. Advanced degree, high school teaching experience and Waldorf teaching credentials is preferred. If coming without Waldorf teaching credentials, will be required to participate in additional professional development / Waldorf training

Teaching –

  • 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.
  • Full time, full performance 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.

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)

WWW is seeking a full-time High School science & 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.

General Music Teacher, Grade 1-3 (Posted October 10, 2017)

WWS is seeking a general music teacher for grades 1, 2, and 3 to teach singing, recorders, musical games, and music-related stories. Each class meets twice a week and is paid on a per-class basis. Requirements include a BA or BS degree, teaching experience, knowledge of, or interest in, Waldorf pedagogy, and willingness to work closely with the Music Director to develop a curriculum. To apply please email a cover letter and resume to employment@washingtonwaldorf.org, attn: Steve Smith. No phone calls please.

Facilities / Kitchen Worker (Posted September 29, 2017)

WWS is seeking a part-time facilities/kitchen worker. This position is for 20-30 hours per week, Monday through Friday. Duties include casual labor (painting, landscaping, filing, and other facilities/office support as needed) and supporting our lunch program (serving, clean up, washing dishes). Must be able to pass Maryland background check and have a valid driver’s license. To apply, please email a short cover letter and resume to the attention of Steve Smith, HR Coordinator. No phone calls please.

Stone Carving Instructor (Posted June 30, 2017)

WWS is seeking an instructor to teach basic carving skills for 16 high school seniors working in limestone. Class sessions run for 1-1/2 hours Monday mornings (10:55-12:30) and Thursday afternoons (1:15-2:50) for 24 sessions beginning November 11, 2017 through February 22, 2018. Materials and equipment provided. BA degree required. To apply email cover letter and resume to employment@washingtonwaldorf.org. No phone calls please.