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.

Current Openings:

 

Assistant Librarian (Posted May 13, 2022)

We are seeking a part-time hourly Assistant Librarian for 10 hours per week, beginning July 2022.  Some summer hours will be required.

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Checking in and shelving books.
  • Labeling and covering books.
  • Helping students select age and reading level appropriate books.
  • Tracking overdue books.
  • Covering the library classes when the Librarian is absent.
  • Supporting the Librarian with additional library tasks and projects as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and experience working in a library.
  • Familiarity with the Dewey Decimal system. 
  • Familiarity with children’s literature and the Waldorf curriculum
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.  

Please email a cover letter, resume and two references to employment@washingtonwaldorf.org. –attn: Claudia Berg.  No phone calls, please.

Music Director (Posted May 2, 2022)

We are seeking a full-time experienced Music Director who is enthusiastic about teaching music to students of all ages and abilities to run our music program for grades 3-12, beginning July 2022. 

We will also consider splitting the position into two positions, and are accepting applicants who are interested in salaried part-time work (excluding the benefits listed below).

Skills & Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Music teaching experience, including experience working with students with a variety of learning styles and skill levels ranging from 3rd-12th
  • Experience teaching choroi flutes and recorders.
  • Experience teaching singing.
  • A commitment to work as a team with all faculty members.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Leadership
  • Training in Waldorf education or a strong interest in Waldorf Pedagogy.

Primary responsibilities of the Instrumental Music Director include the following:

  • Teach general music in grades 3-8 twice a week for a total of 12 classes.
  • Develop associated curriculum with an emphasis on singing, choroi flutes and recorders, basic music theory, musical games and movement.
  • Teach High School Chorus twice a week.
  • Teach History Through Music block to the 11th grade (one month block every day during Main Lesson).
  • Oversee Lower School Strings program and lead weekly music faculty meetings. (Includes a part-time LS Strings Director and Adjunct Faculty).
  • Oversee High School Adjunct Music Faculty (guitar, strings, drumming).
  • Attend Full Faculty meetings and Lower School Department Faculty Meetings.
  • Serve on the Festivals Committee.
  • Communicate with parents about the music program and address specific needs and concerns as they arise.
  • Write mid-year and year-end reports on student progress.

Experienced Waldorf music teacher preferred or strong interest in Waldorf education with a willingness to for some intensive training.

We offer a competitive salary and outstanding benefits, including full health, life and disability insurance, paid personal and sick & safe leave, dental reimbursement, school sponsored retirement plan and tuition reimbursement for children of full-time salaried employees.

If you would like to join our exceptional faculty and lively community, please email a cover letter and resume employment@washingtonwaldorf.org attn: Claudia Berg.  No phone calls, please.

Instrumental Music Director (Posted April 28, 2022)

We are seeking an Instrumental Music Director to direct our strings program for grades 4-8, beginning July 2022.

We are seeking candidates with a background in violin or cello who is Waldorf trained or has a strong interest in Waldorf pedagogy.

This is a part time (50%) salaried position. “Sick and Safe” leave is provided on a pro-rated basis, but no other benefits are provided.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Music teaching experience, including experience working with students with a variety of learning styles and skill levels. Experience teaching grade 4-8 students is preferred.
  • Knowledge of strings pedagogy and conducting.
  • A commitment to work as a team with all faculty members.
  • Training in Waldorf education or a strong interest in Waldorf Pedagogy.

Primary responsibilities of the Instrumental Music Director include the following:

  • Teach eight string classes per week in grades 4-8 and develop associated curriculum. Classes on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00am-3:00pm.
  • Attend Music Faculty meeting on Wednesdays at 10:00am.
  • Attend Full Faculty back to school meetings (late August).
  • Attend Lower School/Full Faculty meetings on Tuesdays from 3:30pm-5:30pm.
  • Class observations once a month from 8:30am-10:30am (Flexible Days).
  • Communicate with parents about the music program and address specific needs and concerns as they arise.
  • Write mid-year and year-end reports on student progress.

Teachers without Waldorf certification may be required to participate in additional professional development. All students are encouraged to receive private instruction in addition to the music program at our school.

If you would like to join our exceptional faculty and lively community, please email a cover letter and resume employment@washingtonwaldorf.org attn: Claudia Berg. No phone calls, please.

Enrollment Associate (Posted April 20, 2022)  

The Washington Waldorf School is seeking an Enrollment Associate beginning July 2022. 

We are seeking candidates who understand the value, quality and benefits of Waldorf education.  Candidates need to connect with prospective families rather quickly, stimulate curiosity, and understand and address concerns and questions of prospective families of WWS. 

This is a year-round, part-time position averaging 20 hours per week.  “Sick and Safe” leave is provided on a pro-rated basis, but no other benefits are provided,

Skills & Qualifications: 

  • Four-year college degree with 2 years of relevant work experience.
  • Familiarity with Waldorf education and ability to speak competently about Waldorf education and Washington Waldorf School
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Flexibility, and the ability to work independently.

Primary responsibilities include administrative support to the Enrollment Director in the following areas:

  • Tracking inquiries/applicants in BigSis and Excel/Google Drive.
  • Answering and screening phone calls, taking and prioritizing messages, sending materials as requested.
  • Making follow-up calls and sending follow-up emails to prospective families.
  • Managing enrollment office mail.
  • Maintaining enrollment office calendar.
  • Managing applicant files and assisting with coordination of the application process.
  • Overseeing Parent Child class enrollment.
  • Assisting with admission events.
  • Other projects and tasks such as copying, mailings, organizing as needed and as schedule allows.

If you would like to join our exceptional faculty and lively community, please email a cover letter and resume to employment@washingtonwaldorf.org attn: Claudia Berg.  No phone calls, please. 

College Advisor (Posted March 8, 2022)

The Washington Waldorf School, located in Bethesda, Maryland is seeking a part-time College Advisor beginning in April 2022.  The College Advisor is responsible for educating and counseling high school students and families about the college search, application and decision process, as well as providing full administrative support to students in applying to colleges or other higher education options.  The Advisor also works with the school registrar in managing records for students applying to college. 

This is a salaried 50% of full-time, year round position.  The Advisor is entitled to “sick & safe” leave on a pro-rated basis and some professional development support, but no other benefits.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Counseling approximately 15 students starting their mid-junior year to assist with college research, self-assessment, and application process.
  • Assist families with college advising questions, scholarship research, and exploring alternatives to higher education.   
  • Support students with college advising platforms such as Scoir, Common App, and Coalition App.
  • Coordinate SAT tutoring for the junior class.
  • Coordinate the annual PSAT and SAT for the junior class and liaise between the College Board and the School. 
  • Schedule college visits and build relationships with admissions officers.
  • Participate in professional organizations and professional development opportunities to learn more about higher education, GAP Year, and other graduation possibilities.
  • Support with school life such as afterschool traffic duties, recess duty and substitution duties.   
  • Attends Administrative and Faculty Meetings.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree. 
  • Excellent research, communication and organizational skills.
  • Attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Experience working with high school students, preferably in a counseling setting.
  • Familiarity with college/higher education options and application process.
  • Solid computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to pass a Maryland criminal background check.

In addition, were prefer the following:

  • Understanding of Waldorf education.
  • Experience with BigSis student information management system.

Please email a cover letter and resume to employment@washingtonwaldorf.org - attn: Claudia Berg. No phone calls, please.

Early Childhood Aftercare Teacher (Posted March 8, 2022)

The Washington Waldorf School is seeking an Early Childhood assistant teacher to begin immediately.  This can be either a part-time position from 3:00-6:00 or full-time position from 12:00-6:00 in our mixed aged aftercare program, with children ranging in ages from 3-6. 

Qualifications include:

  • Experience working with young children.
  • Familiarity or strong interest in Waldorf education.
  • Ability to meet Maryland Office of Child Care licensing requirements, and ability to pass a comprehensive Maryland criminal background check.
  • Completion of OCC 90 hour training or equivalent.  WWS provides assistance for the 90 hour course fees for new hires.

A bachelor’s degree and training in Waldorf early childhood education are preferred. Otherwise, we seek an assistant who has a warm and open disposition, is enthusiastic, energetic, and patient, with an ability to care for children of mixed age.

To apply please email a letter of interest and resume to employment@washingtonwaldorf.org, attn. Claudia Berg. No phone calls, please.

Early Childhood Full-Time Assistant Teacher (Posted March 4, 2022)

We are seeking an assistant teacher to support our Children’s Garden, 4-6 year olds program, beginning with the 2022-2023 school year. 

This is a full-time hourly position from 7:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Monday through Friday with a paid lunch break, during the school year.  Attendance at weekly department meetings as well as meeting with the classroom lead teacher will be required.  Seasonal attendance at some full faculty meetings, parent teacher conferences, and some admissions events may be required and time will be compensated.  Benefits include paid “sick & safe” leave and some paid holidays as well as all needed financial aid for teacher’s children attending the School.

Primary duties include:

  • Assisting the Children’s Garden lead teacher in classroom set up and clean up, class activities, and supervising the children.
  • Leading the afternoon class, including supervising the children with rest and storytelling, crafts, and outdoor activities.

Requirements for the position include:

  • Experience working with young children
  • Familiarity or strong interest in Waldorf education
  • Ability to meet Maryland Office of Child Care licensing requirements, including completion of yearly continuing education credits, and ability to pass a comprehensive Maryland criminal background check. 
  • Completion of OCC 90 hour training or equivalent. WWS provides assistance for the 90 hour course fees for new hires.

A bachelor’s degree and training in Waldorf early childhood education are preferred. Otherwise, we seek an assistant who is enthusiastic, energetic, and patient, with a strong commitment to Waldorf education and a desire to grow as a teacher.

Early Childhood Part-Time Morning Assistant Teacher (Posted March 4, 2022)

We are seeking an assistant teacher to support our Children’s Garden, 4-6 year olds program, beginning with the 2022-2023 school year. 

This is a part-time hourly position from 7:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Morning Assistants will have periodic meetings to attend at the start and end of the school year, and will also meet regularly with the lead teacher in their assigned classroom.  Opportunities to substitute in Children’s Garden classes at other times may be possible.  “Sick & Safe” leave is provided on a pro-rated basis, but no other benefits are provided.   

Primary duties include:

  • Assisting the Children’s Garden lead teacher in classroom set up and clean up, class activities, and supervising the children.

 Requirements for the position include:

  • Experience working with young children
  • Familiarity or strong interest in Waldorf education
  • Ability to meet Maryland Office of Child Care licensing requirements, including completion of yearly continuing education credits, and ability to pass a comprehensive Maryland criminal background check. 
  • Completion of OCC 90 hour training or equivalent. WWS provides assistance for the 90 hour course fees for new hires.

A bachelor’s degree and training in Waldorf early childhood education are preferred. Otherwise, we seek an assistant who is enthusiastic, energetic, and patient, with a strong commitment to Waldorf education and a desire to grow as a teacher.

To apply please email a letter of interest and resume to employment@washingtonwaldorf.org, attn. Claudia Berg. No phone calls, please.

Early Childhood Part-Time Morning Assistant Teacher (Posted March 4, 2022)

We are seeking an assistant teacher to support our Children’s Garden, 2-3 year olds program, beginning with the 2022-2023 school year. 

This is a part-time hourly position from 7:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Morning Assistants will have periodic meetings to attend at the start and end of the school year, and will also meet regularly with the lead teacher in their assigned classroom.  Opportunities to substitute in Children’s Garden classes at other times may be possible.  “Sick & Safe” leave is provided on a pro-rated basis, but no other benefits are provided.   

Primary duties include:

  • Assisting the Children’s Garden lead teacher in classroom set up and clean up, class activities, and supervising the children.

 Requirements for the position include:

  • Experience working with young children
  • Familiarity or strong interest in Waldorf education
  • Ability to meet Maryland Office of Child Care licensing requirements, including completion of yearly continuing education credits, and ability to pass a comprehensive Maryland criminal background check. 
  • Completion of OCC 90 hour training or equivalent. WWS provides assistance for the 90 hour course fees for new hires.

A bachelor’s degree and training in Waldorf early childhood education are preferred. Otherwise, we seek an assistant who is enthusiastic, energetic, and patient, with a strong commitment to Waldorf education and a desire to grow as a teacher.

To apply please email a letter of interest and resume to employment@washingtonwaldorf.org, attn. Claudia Berg. No phone calls, please.

 


Eurythmy Teacher (Updated March 1, 2022)

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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 employment@washingtonwaldorf.org, attn: Claudia Berg. No phone calls, please.


Aftercare Program Director (Posted November 22, 2021)

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WWS is seeking a Program Director for our aftercare program for, grades 1-7, beginning immediately. This is an hourly position, generally 2:45 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Primary duties include supervising up to 12 children in aftercare, providing snack, maintaining classroom and outdoor spaces, and checking children in and out. Prior educational/child care experience is required. Must be a self starter and enjoy working with children of various ages. Position includes paid sick leave and competitive hourly rate.

Please email a cover letter and resume to employment@washingtonwaldorf.org, attn: Claudia Berg. No phone calls please. 


Middle School Art Teacher (Posted October 22, 2021)

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We are 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 employment@washingtonwaldorf.org, attn: Claudia Berg. No phone calls please. 

 


Assistant Math Teacher (Posted September 23, 2021)

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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 employment@washingtonwaldorf.org, attn: Claudia Berg. No phone calls please.

 


Parent-Child Teacher (Updated October 6, 2021)

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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 employment@washingtonwaldorf.org, attn: Claudia Berg. No phone calls please.


Early Childhood Educational Support Teacher (Posted May 18, 2021)

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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. 

Requirements include:

  • 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 employment@washingtonwaldorf.org, attn: Claudia Berg. No phone calls please.