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.

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. 

Middle School Art Teacher (Posted May 16, 2019)

WWS is seeking a part-time middle school art teacher to teach five classes per week. The middle school art teacher works out of the academic curriculum, addressing topics in charcoal, colored pencil, pastel, watercolor, and clay. Our middle school students learn perspective drawing, master artist portraiture, and more. Requirements include a bachelor’s degree and experience teaching art, preferably in grades 6-8. Experience with Waldorf education is preferred. To apply please email a letter of interest and resume to employment@washingtonwaldorf.org, attn.: Steve Smith. No phone calls please.

Class Teacher, Incoming 6th Grade (Posted May 1, 2019)

The Washington Waldorf School, is seeking a Class Teacher for the incoming 6th grade, starting in July 2019 for the 2019-2020 school year. 

We seek a caring, capable, and energetic teacher who is committed to the ideals of Waldorf education and who wishes to be an active member of our vibrant Waldorf community. The person in this position is responsible for teaching the morning main lesson and other additional lessons, overseeing the social health of the class of students, attending faculty meetings, serving on committees, holding regular parent evenings, and entering into the life of the school community. 

Requirements include a four-year college degree and Waldorf elementary certification. Waldorf teaching experience is highly preferred.

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 remission for children of full-time salaried employees. 

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

Seedlings Lead Teacher (Posted April 1, 2019)

WWS is seeking a lead teacher for our Seedlings class for 2 year-olds, held 3 times per weeks from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Requirements for the position include a bachelor’s degree, certification in early childhood Waldorf education, and ability to meet all Maryland Office of Child Care regulations. Prior teaching experience with young children is preferred.

The Seedlings Nursery Teacher will be working as a lead teacher with an assistant in the classroom. Primary responsibilities of the position include:

  • Carry out the classroom program and activities for a class of up to 10 children in alignment with the WECAN principles, nurturing and educating children in a way that demonstrates sound knowledge of early childhood.
  • Provide a bridge for parents to Waldorf education and Washington Waldorf School through regular class meetings, sharing of relevant materials, and attending parent-teacher conferences.
  • Maintain classroom, and manage teaching supplies and budget for the Seedlings class and department.
  • Participate in the admissions process for new families, including parent interviews and enrollment events outside of regular school hours.
  • Participate in all school and department wide faculty work including meetings, teacher development, and classroom and school-wide festivals.

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

Lead Kindergarten Teacher (Posted February 21, 2019)

WWS is seeking a Lead Teacher for a 5-day mixed age kindergarten class, effective July 1, 2019. This is a full-time position that includes health, life, and disability insurance, a school-sponsored retirement program (after 1 year of employment), dental reimbursement program, paid sick and personal leave, opportunities for professional development, and full tuition remission.

Requirements for the position include a bachelor’s degree, certification in Waldorf early childhood education, and ability to meet all State of Maryland Office of Child Care regulations. Waldorf early childhood teaching experience is preferred.

The Kindergarten Teacher will be working as a lead teacher with an assistant in the class. Primary responsibilities of the position include:

  • Carry out the classroom program and activities for a class of up to 18 children in alignment with the WECAN principles, nurturing and educating children in a way that demonstrates sound knowledge of early childhood.
  • Provide a bridge for parents to Waldorf education and Washington Waldorf School through regular class meetings, sharing of relevant materials, and at parent teacher conferences.
  • Maintain classroom, and manage teaching supplies and budget for the Kindergarten class and department.
  • Participate in the admissions process for new families, including parent interviews and enrollment events outside of regular school hours.
  • Participate in all school and department wide faculty work including meetings, teacher development, and classroom and school-wide festivals.

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

Early Childhood Afternoon/Aftercare Assistant(s), 12:45-3:15 & 3-6 p.m.

(Posted February 5, 2019)

WWS is seeking assistants for 1) the early childhood afternoon program from 12:45-3:15 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 2) the early childhood aftercare program from 3-6 p.m, two or more days per week, depending on enrollment. Opportunities to substitute in other early childhood classes during the morning may be possible. This is an hourly position with no additional benefits. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

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.  

Requirements include experience working with young children, ability to meet all Maryland Office of Child Care regulations licensing requirements, including yearly continuing education credits, and ability to meet a Maryland criminal background check. Familiarity with Waldorf and/or some Waldorf training is preferred but not required.

To apply please email a letter of interest and resume to employment@washingtonwaldorf.org, attn. Steve Smith. 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 rk, 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.