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.
First Grade Teacher (Posted January 4, 2016)
WWS is seeking a First Grade Teacher for the 2016-2017 school year, to begin in July of 2016. Candidates must have a four-year college degree and Waldorf Elementary Certification. Our experienced faculty share the teaching in skills, fine arts, and in all aspects of the curriculum.
WWS offers a full Waldorf education, nursery through 12th grade, and is an AWSNA full member school. 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 email or mail a resume and cover letter, brief biographical sketch, and three references to Marie Maurer, Washington Waldorf School 4800 Sangamore Road, Bethesda, MD 20816. No phone calls please.
Eurythmist (Posted January 25, 2016)
WWS is seeking a full-time trained pedagogical eurythmist to teach eurythmy during the 2016-17 school year, starting preferably in the fall. Responsibility will include approximately 15 eurythmy classes per week for CG-12th grade classes (shared by two eurythmists). A piano accompanist will be available for lessons. Interested applicants will demonstrate a commitment to the Waldorf educational philosophy and be able to work with flexibility and patience. Minimum of one year teaching eurythmy to elementary aged children. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, creative, and loving with students in addition to an ability to work well with colleagues, administration, and parents. The school is located in Bethesda, MD, just outside of Washington, DC. The exact dates of employment will be determined with the applicant. Please send letter of intent and resume to Marie Maurer, HR Associate, by email at or mail to Washington Waldorf School, 4800 Sangamore Road, Bethesda, MD 20816. 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.
- 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
- Tuition remission
Interested? Apply and we can explore the possibilities! Please email cover letter and resume or C.V. to Marie Maurer. Not phone calls please.
High School Yearbook Elective Teacher, Adjunct Position (Posted November 19, 2015)
The yearbook teacher works with a class of eight high school students, and the publisher, Jostens to produce our 112-page whole school yearbook, using web-based software (Yearbook Avenue), with the assistance of a long-time sponsor/editor. Approximately 16 class sessions on Wednesday afternoons, 1:15-2:50, December 2-April 6, with deadlines set by the publisher. Pay of $1,150 includes preparation, teaching, and grading. Bachelor’s degree (or higher) and background check (performed at hire) required; yearbook experience and teaching experience preferred. Please email cover letter and resume to Marie Maurer. No phone calls please.
Aftercare Director (Posted October 16, 2015)
WWS is seeking a dynamic Aftercare Director for our Grade 2-6 aftercare program. Hours for the aftercare staff are Monday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. Experience required working with groups of children, ages 7-13, helping with homework, doing art activities, and playing indoor and outdoor games. Previous experience working with elementary-aged children is preferred. An early childhood and/or elementary education background is preferred. 90 hour Maryland Early Childhood Education certification is also preferred. Email resume and cover letter to Marie Maurer. No phone calls please.