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. 

Afternoon Assistant (Posted December 11, 2018)

WWS is seeking one assistant for the Kindergarten afternoon program. Candidates will have experience working with children, be familiar with Waldorf education, and meet, or be willing to meet, OCC licensing requirements, including yearly continuing education credits. This is a part-time, hourly position with hours from approximately 12:50-3:10 p.m., Monday-Friday, with occasional additional meetings. Opportunities to substitute in Children's Garden classes at other times may be possible. Duties include setting up the room before and after rest, assisting a lead teacher in rest time, and supervising children during outdoor time and crafts. To apply please email a letter of interest and resume to employment@washingtonwaldorf.org, attn. Steve Smith. No phone calls, please.

Facilities / Kitchen Associate (posted December 5, 2018)

The Washington Waldorf School, located in Bethesda, Maryland, is seeking a Facilities/Kitchen Associate.

The Associate will provides a wide range of support to the School, in the following main areas:

  • Bus fleet maintenance (fueling, cleaning, and coordinating servicing)
  • School safety support
  • Light building and equipment maintenance (bathroom maintenance {not janitorial}, carpentry, plumbing & electric)
  • Light grounds maintenance (cleanup and landscaping)
  • Coordination of snow removal
  • Coordination with supervisor in working with outside contractors/vendors
  • Kitchen support (coordinating deliveries, student signup, preparation, set up and clean up)
  • Other duties as assigned.

This is a full-time non-exempt, hourly (up to 40 hours/week) position with a starting rate of $15/hour. The position is year-round, with paid federal holidays off and two weeks paid vacation. Typical hours will be 7:30-3:30, with occasional paid weekend and/or evening work. The position includes health, disability and life insurance, dental reimbursement, and retirement plan (retirement plan after one year employment). While not eligible for tuition remission, the Facilities/Kitchen Associate with children at the School is eligible to receive financial aid that meets all demonstrated need. The Associate reports to the Operations Manager, and will be working closely with the school Chef and Facilities Manager.

Requirements for the position include the following:

  • Eligibility to work in the US
  • English language competency
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple concurrent tasks with limited supervision
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Basic carpentry, electrical, and plumbing skills / ability to use power tools and operate machinery in use at a school
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds
  • Ability to pass a Maryland criminal background check.

To apply for this position email a resume and short letter of interest to employment@washingtonwaldorf.org, attn: Steve Smith. No phone calls please.

Registrar / College Advisor (Posted November 29, 2018)

WWS is seeking a Registrar / College Advisor, beginning in January 2019. Primary job responsibilities include the following:

  • maintaining accurate, complete, and up-to-date official records for all students in grades 1-12
  • educating and counseling high school students and their families about the college search, application, and decision process
  • providing full administrative support to students in applying to colleges or other higher education options
  • proofreading and sending out all high school reports
  • managing the school’s study abroad/foreign student exchange program.

We estimate that the registrar role accounts for about 2/3's of the job, with college counseling and support roles accounting for the remaining 1/3 of the job. The successful candidate will receive training from the current Registrar/College Advisor during a transition period in early 2019. The Washington Washington Waldorf enrolls approximately 300 students, with about 70 in the high school.

This is a full-time, year-round position that offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health, life, and disability insurance, retirement (after one year of service), paid time off and sick and safe leave, and tuition remission. Requirements for the position include the following:

  • bachelors degree
  • excellent research, communications, and organization skills
  • attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines
  • ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • experience working with high school students
  • familiarity with college/higher education options and application process
  • solid computer skills
  • ability to pass a Maryland criminal background check.

In addition, we prefer the following:

  • understanding of Waldorf education
  • experience with information management systems.

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

Eurythmist (re-posted November 1, 2018)

WWS is seeking a full-time 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. 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 the Waldorf education and be able to work in a school community with flexibility and patience. Interest in working with the theater department and drama presentations are a plus. A minimum of one year of experience teaching eurythmy is 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.

Please email a letter of intent and resume to employment@washingtonwaldorf.org, or mail to Washington Waldorf School, 4800 Sangamore Road, Bethesda, MD 20816, attn. Steve Smith.