The Washington Waldorf School employs teachers with a love of students and teaching. We seek teachers and staff 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. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive faculty, and we encourage applications from individuals from traditionally under-represented groups. We are committed to developing our curriculum through the lens of antiracist thinking. Our faculty actively engages in this work in line with our pedagogical understanding of child development.
WWS 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.
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The Washington Waldorf School is seeking an experienced middle school (grades 6-8) art teacher, effective immediately.
This is a part-time position for five to nine 45-minute class periods per week, for the 2021-2022 school year, with the possibility of extending. The teacher is paid on a per class basis. In addition, there is also a possibility that the art teacher could serve as our school yearbook editor, for additional compensation, depending on the teacher’s interest.
The middle school art curriculum addresses 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.
Requirements include a bachelor’s degree, middle school art teaching experience, and expertise, as demonstrated in a portfolio of personal and/or student work, in the subjects featured in the WWS middle school art curriculum. The ideal candidate will have active interest in Waldorf education and willingness to engage additional training in Waldorf art pedagogy.
Washington Waldorf is committed to building a more diverse and inclusive workforce, and we welcome applications from all interested individuals.
To apply for these positions, please email a cover letter, resume, and link to online portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org, attn: Steve Smith. No phone calls please.
Faculty Chair/Head of School (Updated October 6, 2021)
WWS is seeking a new Faculty Chair/ Head of School, beginning in the spring of 2022.
The School is at an exciting juncture of its mission, having just celebrated its 50th anniversary, and is seeking to expand its role as an educational leader. We are looking for a proven leader ready to foster the continued growth of the School into the future.
Through collaborative leadership, the Faculty Chair/Head of School is responsible for facilitating the work of governance, faculty, administration, and community to achieve our strategic goals.
Working closely with the College of Teachers, the Administrative Team, and the Trustees Council, the successful candidate will:
- Be committed to the ideals of Waldorf education
- Have experience working in a Waldorf school and preferably be a trained Waldorf teacher and/or administrator
- Have a minimum of a bachelor's degree
- Further the School’s vision and facilitate strategic planning for WWS
- Demonstrate the desire and ability to foster an environment of social inclusion and diversity
- Demonstrate a commitment to curriculum reflecting our anti-racist stance
- Oversee the School’s administration, including financial, legal, pedagogical, and operational matters
- Have demonstrated administrative, communication, and interpersonal skills
- As Faculty Chair be able to work effectively with the College of Teachers, Trustees Council, Department Chairs, faculty, and staff
- As Head of School, represent the school to parents, the larger community, professional organizations, and support fundraising
WWS is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community. As an equal opportunity employer, we enthusiastically welcome all qualified applicants for employment consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, economic status, political affiliation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran's status.
Compensation for this full time salaried position is based on experience and includes full tuition remission, medical benefits, and a retirement plan. A complete position description is available upon request.
To apply please submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com, attn: Steve Smith. No phone call please.
High School English & Humanities Teacher (Posted October 5, 2021)
The Washington Waldorf School, located in Bethesda, Maryland, is seeking an experienced full-time High School English & Humanities teacher beginning in fall 2022.
Teaching responsibilities include:
- year-long English courses by grade (grammar, writing, literature, etc.)
- multi-disciplinary English and Humanities main lesson blocks (daily for 3-4 weeks), grades 9-12
- additional semester-long courses and electives, grades 9-12.
Additional responsibilities include:
- classroom teaching, including class preparation and grading
- working with adolescents with a variety of learning differences and levels of skill and ability
- advising up to 8 students (includes parent meetings, college recommendations)
- sponsoring a class (includes class activities, weekly class forums, parent evenings)
- faculty meetings and committee work
- curriculum development
- professional development and Waldorf training
- participate in planning and chaperoning student trips & activities (incl. field trips, school dances, a week-long trip 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), physical spaces, equipment and supplies.
Requirements include a bachelor’s degree in English/Humanities, or higher, and teaching experience. Advanced degree, high school experience, and Waldorf teaching credentials are preferred. If coming without Waldorf teaching credentials, applicant will be required to take additional professional development/Waldorf training.
This position offers our full benefits package, which includes health, disability, and life insurance; dental reimbursement; retirement plan (after 1 year of employment); optional dental, vision, and illness/accident insurance; and full tuition remission for the teacher’s children attending WWS.
Washington Waldorf is committed to building a more diverse and inclusive faculty, and we encourage applications from all interested individuals.
If you would like to join our exceptional faculty, please email a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, attn: Steve Smith. No phone calls, please.
Assistant Math Teacher (Posted September 23, 2021)
The Washington Waldorf School is seeking a part-time assistant math teacher to work with students in grades 4-8, effective immediately. This is an hourly position for approximately 12 hours/week, divided as follows: 4 hours/week in grade 8, 3 hours/week in grade 4, and 4 hours/week providing after-school math tutoring support to students in grades 4-8, from 3-4 p.m. The precise schedule during the school day is to be determined. Overall, the assistant will work with students individually or in small groups to review math concepts and strengthen basic math skills, in collaboration with the lead teacher.
Although we would prefer to hire one individual to cover the position, we would consider splitting the role into 2 parts, one covering math support during school and the other covering after school tutoring.
A bachelor’s degree and grades teaching experience are required. Familiarity with Waldorf education is preferred, but more importantly, we seek an individual who is patient and enthusiastic in working with students. Washington Waldorf is committed to building a more diverse faculty, and we welcome applications from all interested individuals.
To apply, please email a letter of interest (indicating whether you are available for both during school and after school portions of the job, or only one portion of the job) and resume to email@example.com, attn: Steve Smith. No phone calls please.
Human Resources Director & Registrar (Posted September 22, 2021)
The Washington Waldorf School is seeking a Human Resources Director & Registrar, beginning on November 1, 2021.
This is a full-time, year-round position with a wide range of administrative responsibilities at our School.
The Human Resources Director constitutes about 85% of overall duties, and includes the following main areas of responsibility:
- Managing bi-weekly payroll and all support functions, including ADP payroll system
- Managing all aspects of employee benefits
- Coordinating hiring of all new WWS employees, including job postings, applicant tracking, and support to hiring committees
- Supporting compliance with State of Maryland, insurance, accrediting agency, and other requirements
- Maintaining employee personnel records
- Other duties as assigned by the Head of School.
The Registrar component of the position constitutes about 15% of overall duties, and includes the following main areas of responsibility:
- Maintain all student records and course enrollments in BigSis student information management system and in manual files.
- Support the college counselor and the college application process by providing school records to colleges in a timely manner
- Generate and distribute semi-annual student progress reports
- Respond to records requests from alumni or transferring students.
At present the position reports to the Head of School. Requirements for the position include the following:
- Bachelor’s degree
- Minimum of 2 years of HR experience or 4 years of general administrative experience, preferably in a non-profit or independent school environment
- Working knowledge of applicable regulations and requirements
- Ability to work independently and manage/prioritize multiple tasks at once, while meeting key deadlines
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as a team player
- Excellent communications and computer skills
- Ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
We will give preference to applicants with a strong human resources background, and experience or demonstrated interest in a Waldorf environment. Familiarity with ADP or other payroll system, and/or BigSis is also a strong plus. Training will be provided during a transition period, but applicants must have core capabilities before hiring.
The HR Director/Registrar position is eligible for the full Washington Waldorf School benefits package, which includes health, life, and disability insurance, dental reimbursement, retirement plan (after 1 year of service), optional dental, vision, and accident/illness insurance, paid sick and safe, and personal leave, professional development support, and full tuition remission for the Director’s children attending the School.
Washington Waldorf is committed to building a more diverse and inclusive workforce, and we welcome applications from all interested individuals.
To apply please email a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, attn: Steve Smith. No phone calls please.
Parent-Child Teacher (Updated October 6, 2021)
The Washington Waldorf School is seeking a Lead Teacher for our Parent/Child classes for infants and 2-3 year olds and their parent/caregiver, for spring 2022 and possibly later fall 2021. The Lead Teacher will be responsible for planning and implementing all aspects of our Parent/Child classes. The classes meet 2-3 mornings per week, with the number of class sessions to be determined. The teacher is paid on a per class basis. No other benefits are offered.
Requirements include experience working with young children, training in Waldorf Early Childhood education, and the ability to meet all Maryland Office of Child Care requirements, including a Maryland criminal background check.
Working out of the principles of Waldorf education and an understanding of the developmental needs at all stages of childhood, our faculty brings warmth, care and joy to the educational environment. We invite you to join our work and community!
To apply please email a letter of interest and resume to email@example.com, attn: Steve Smith. No phone calls please.
Early Childhood Educational Support Teacher (Posted May 18, 2021)
The Washington Waldorf School, located in Bethesda, Maryland, is seeking an Educational Support teacher for its Early Childhood department, beginning in August 2021. This is a 15-hour/week hourly position during school year. The position includes pro-rated “sick & safe” leave and some professional development opportunities, but no other benefits.
Primary job responsibilities include:
- observing children in the classroom setting and working with parents and teachers to provide recommendations for support in the classroom, home, and from outside services
- working with children in small groups or individually to provide play-based developmental support
- participating in the First Grade Readiness committee
- supporting first grade readiness assessments in the fall. Writing reports for the assessments and sharing them with the parents, teachers, and First Grade Readiness committee
- conducting play-based developmental assessments for 4-5 year old children
- supporting parent education by holding meetings with parents, sharing articles, etc.
- working with the Lower School Educational Support
- participating in weekly Early Childhood department meetings.
- bachelor’s degree
- comprehensive understanding of Waldorf early childhood pedagogy
- certificate in Waldorf educational support (such as Extra Lesson or Nurturing the Roots). Other therapeutic and educational support training and background are a plus.
- ability to pass a Maryland criminal background check.
To apply please email a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, attn: Steve Smith. No phone calls please.
Eurythmy Teacher (Updated May 3, 2021)
The Washington Waldorf School is seeking a trained pedagogical eurythmist to teach eurythmy to children in a variety of grades reaching from kindergarten to high school. Responsibilities will include teaching 14 to 16 classes per week. Mentoring will be provided, and a piano accompanist is made available for all classes. Frequent opportunities are available for performing, guiding more advanced groups and individuals, and giving workshops for parents and staff.
Additional expectations for full-time employees include weekly full faculty and department meetings, committee work, attendance during school functions, and possible curricular trips and activities.
Interested applicants will demonstrate a commitment to Waldorf education and be able to work in a school community with flexibility and patience. A least 1 year of teaching experience, training in therapeutic eurythmy, and an interest in working with the theater department and drama presentations are also preferred. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, creative, and loving with students in addition to having an ability to work well with colleagues, administration, and parents.
This is a full-time position with benefits, including health insurance, retirement (after 1 year of employment), disability insurance, dental reimbursement, and tuition remission.
We are committed to building a more diverse and inclusive faculty and welcome applications from all interested individuals.
Please email a letter of intent and resume to email@example.com, attn: Steve Smith.