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. 

Facilities/Kitchen Associate (Posted May 18, 2018)

WWS is seeking a Facilities/Kitchen Associate, beginning immediately. 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 (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:

  • current 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.

For more information about our school, visit our website at www.washingtonwaldorf.org. To apply for this position email a resume and short letter of interest to employment@washingtonwaldorf.org, attn: Steve Smith. No phone calls please.

Parent/Infant & Parent-Toddler Class Teacher (Posted May 15, 2018)

WWS is seeking a lead teacher for our Parent/Toddler (10 months to 2 years) and Parent/Infant classes (6 weeks to 10 months), beginning with the fall 2018 semester. We offer two of each class during the fall and spring semesters, for a total of four classes. Each Parent/Infant class meets 1.25 hours/week for 6 weeks and each Parent-Toddler class meets for 1.75 hours for 10 weeks during each semester.

Teacher responsibilities include planning curriculum and daily activities, maintaining the classroom, and communicating with parents.

Minimum Requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • ability to meet Maryland State/Montgomery County Office of Childcare regulations including holding of Infant and Child First Aid/CPR card
  • relevant training and/or experience in teaching or assisting in a Waldorf early childhood setting
  • an understanding of early childhood development congruent with a Waldorf educational perspective
  • ability to work collaboratively with other faculty and staff
  • basic cooking and handwork skills
  • ability to pass a Maryland criminal background check.

 Ideal candidates will have:

  • Waldorf teacher training and/or experience teaching in a Waldorf Early Childhood setting
  • familiarity with Pikler or RIE approaches to infants and toddlers
  • ability to provide a supportive and nurturing environment for parents and infants
  • knowledge of child development from birth to 3, and the ability to articulate the principles of Waldorf Education in language accessible to parents.

The position is compensated by class, and does not offer other benefits. To apply, please send resume and cover letter to employment@washingtonwaldorf.org, attn: Steve Smith. No phone calls please.

Children's Garden Substitute Teacher(s) (Posted May 14, 2018)

The WWS Children’s Garden is seeking substitute assistant teachers for the full range of classes we offer serving children from ages 2-7, beginning in fall 2018. The substitute(s) will assist in all classroom duties under the supervision of a lead classroom teacher. We are looking for individuals with a calm, nurturing demeanor who are interested in working with children using the Waldorf early childhood principles.

 Requirements include:

  • a high school diploma or GED
  • experience working with young children, with preference given to experience in a Waldorf setting
  • ability to fulfill all Maryland Office of Child Care licensing requirements, including CPR/First Aid certification, and any other ongoing OCC requirements
  • ability to pass Maryland criminal background check.

Hours of the program are 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. Substitution hours will vary depending on a substitute’s availability, and the needs of the program. Pay will be hourly, with no other benefits offered. All substitutes must attend orientation in August, and one day of classroom visit before working in the program.

If interested please send a send a resume and brief letter of interest to employment@washingtonwaldorf.org, attn: Steve Smith. No phone calls please.

Afternoon Assistant(s) (Posted May 2, 2018)

The Washington Waldorf School is seeking assistants 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 12:50-3:10 p.m., Monday-Friday. 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. Afternoon Assistants will have periodic meetings to attend at the start and end of the year, and will also meet regularly with the lead teacher in their assigned classroom.  

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

Eurythmy Teacher (Posted April 27, 2018)

WWS is seeking a full-time trained pedagogical eurythmist to teach eurythmy (14-16 classes per week) to students in a variety of grades reaching from kindergarten to high school, beginning in fall 2018. 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 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.

To apply please email a letter of intent and resume to employment@washingtonwaldorf.org, or mail or mail to Washington Waldorf School, 4800 Sangamore Road, Bethesda, MD 20816, attn. Steve Smith. No phone calls please.

Lower School Coordinator (Posted April 10, 2018)

WWS is seeking a Lower School (grades 1-8) Coordinator, beginning on July 1, 2018. The LS Coordinator provides a wide range of support to Lower School faculty and families. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Serving as a liaison among Lower School faculty, administration, and parent bodies.
  • Providing administrative support to LS faculty committees
  • Organizing events, including festivals, conferences, and field trips, commencement, plays, and more.
  • Managing all LS student information including student forms using student database BigSIS.

This is a year-round, part-time hourly position. Requirements include:

  • Prior administrative experience, with exceptional organizational and communications skills
  • Ability to be a self-starter and manage workload independently while meeting deadlines
  • Ability to be a team player and work collegially with diverse faculty and parents
  • Experience with Microsoft Office
  • ability to pass Maryland criminal background check.

A college degree and experience working in a Waldorf school are preferred.

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

High School Math Teacher (Posted April 8, 2018)

WWS is seeking a full-time high school 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 math courses

Main Lesson Blocks (classes daily for 3-4 weeks)

  • Grade 9 Combinations & Permutations
  • Grade 10 Pi & Trigonometry
  • Grade 11 Projective Geometry
  • Grade 12 Calculus

 Math skills courses (classes 4/week all year)

  • Grade 9 Algebra
  • Grade 10 Geometry
  • Grade 11 Algebra II & Trigonometry
  • Grade 12 Pre-Calculus, Calculus


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.

Grade 7 German Teacher (Posted March 20, 2018)

WWS is seeking a 7th grade German teacher, beginning this fall 2018. The teacher will be responsible for teaching three 45-minute class periods each week, attending one weekly foreign language department meeting and occasional lower school faculty meetings, and participating in some events throughout the school year. Seventh grade is first year of our German program. This is a part-time, hourly position.

The teacher should have a working knowledge of child development, particularly the young adolescent, and be teaching based on this understanding. We are looking for a colleague who is committed to excellence in teaching, collegial collaboration, and self-development. Enthusiasm for the subject, appreciation for the middle school student, a good sense of humor, and expertise in the classroom are necessary for this position.

Qualifications for the Position:

Education requirements include a bachelor’s degree, and demonstrated fluency and knowledge of cultural traditions of Germany and German-speaking countries. Successful experience teaching German as a foreign language at the middle school level is also required, and completed Waldorf teacher training is preferred. A teacher without Waldorf training will be expected to complete appropriate training and/or approved professional development coursework. Strong verbal and written skills are also required.

Teaching responsibilities include:

  • Classroom teaching, including class preparation and grading
  • Evaluating student progress and writing narrative reports twice a year
  • Working with a variety of learning styles and different skills and abilities in the class
  • Participating in parent-teacher conferences as requested by the school
  • Attending weekly foreign language department meetings.

 Other responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining a German classroom space (along with the high school German teacher)
  • Participating in one parent evening for Grade 7 and one parent evening for Grade 6 (to describe the German program) in the school year)
  • Participating in professional development as requested/offered by the school
  • Possible additional duties such as recess or traffic
  • Possible substitution.

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