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. 

Math Support Teacher (Posted June 4, 2018)

WWS is seeking a part-time math support specialist for the academic school year of 2018-2019, beginning in September 2018. The position includes providing after-school math homework support for students in grades 5-8, Monday through Friday from 3-4 p.m. The candidate will work closely together with the math skills teacher and the class teachers of these grades. The position is paid hourly for a total 5 hours per week.

Bachelor's degree required. Interest in Waldorf education and experience with the Waldorf math curriculum are preferred. Please email resume and letter of interest to Steve Smith (ssmith@washingtonwaldorf.org). No phone calls, please.

String Music Teacher, Grades 4-8 (Posted May 21, 2018)

WWS is seeking a part-time strings (violin/viola) music instructor to assist in teaching four classes/week to grades 4 through 8, and attend a weekly music faculty meeting (all on same day), beginning in fall 2018. Requirements include a BA or BS degree, a basic understanding of, or interest, in Waldorf pedagogy, knowledge of strings pedagogy and conducting, and interest in working as a team with the other music faculty. Compensation is paid on a per-class basis, and no other benefits are offered. After-school space is available for private instruction. Please send a resume and brief cover letter to employment@washingtonwaldorf.org, attn: Nevin Bender. No phone calls please.

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.