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. 

Facilities/Kitchen Associate (Posted March 11, 2019)

WWS is seeking a Facilities/Kitchen Associate, effective 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, carpentry, & painting)
  • 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 dishwashing)
  • 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, 2 weeks paid vacation, and “sick & safe leave.” The position includes health, disability, and life insurance, dental reimbursement, and retirement plan (retirement plan after 1 year of 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 IT/Facilities Manager, and will be working closely with the school Chef.

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.

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.

Class Teacher (Posted February  25, 2019)

The Washington Waldorf School, is seeking a Class Teacher, starting in July 2019 for the 2019-2020 school year and beyond. 

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 submit 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.

Assistant Kindergarten Teacher (Posted February 21, 2019)

WWS is seeking an Assistant Teacher for a 5-day mixed-age Kindergarten, effective July 1, 2019. This is an hourly position, approximately 27 hours a week, and does not include benefits.

In addition to classroom hours, morning assistants are required to attend weekly meetings, as well as several other faculty meetings and trainings throughout the year. This position also requires attendance at parent/teacher conferences and some admissions events outside of regular school hours.

Requirements include experience working with young children, demonstrated interest in Waldorf education, and ability to meet all Maryland Office of Child Care regulations. A bachelors degree is preferred.  

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

Early Childhood After School Programs Lead Teacher, noon-6 p.m. (Posted February 5, 2019)

WWS is seeking a lead teacher for our early childhood after school program and aftercare program, effective immediately.

The teacher will lead two distinct programs: our after school program that operates from 12:30 to 3 p.m., and our aftercare program that operates from 3-6 p.m. This is a full-time hourly position from noon to 6 p.m. Benefits include health, life, and disability insurance, paid personal and sick leave, dental reimbursement, and after 1 year of employment, a school-sponsored retirement program. The position does not include tuition remission, though the teacher will be eligible to receive financial aid equal to all demonstrated need for eligible dependents who are students at the school.

The afternoon 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 Afternoon class and department.
  • Participate in the admissions process for new families, including enrollment events outside of regular school hours.
  • Participate in all school and department wide faculty work including meetings and teacher development.

Requirements for the position include a BA degree, experience working with young children, familiarity with Waldorf pedagogy, and ability to pass Maryland criminal background check. Waldorf training and experience is preferred.

To apply please email 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.