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. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive faculty, and we encourage applications from individuals from traditionally under-represented groups. We are committed to developing our curriculum through the lens of antiracist thinking. Our faculty actively engages in this work in line with our pedagogical understanding of child development.

WWS 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.


High School Humanities Teacher (Posted April 6, 2021)

WWS is seeking an experienced 80% to full-time High School Humanities teacher beginning in fall 2021.

Requirements include a bachelor’s degree or higher and teaching experience. 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.

Teaching responsibilities include:

  • Year-long English courses by grade (grammar, writing, literature, etc.)
  • Multi-disciplinary Humanities and English main lesson blocks  (daily for 3-4 weeks), grades 9-12
  • Additional quarter-long courses and electives, grades 9-12.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Classroom teaching, including class preparation and grading
  • Work with adolescents with a variety of learning differences and levels of skill and ability
  • Advise up to 8 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.

A generous benefits package, including health life, and disability insurance, dental re-imbursement, 403(b) retirement plan, tuition remission, professional development, and more are available on a pro-rated basis.

If you would like to join our exceptional faculty, please email a resume and cover letter to employment@washingtonwaldorf.org, attn: Steve Smith. No phone calls, please.

 


Woodworking Teacher Job Posting (Updated March 25, 2021)

The Washington Waldorf School is seeking a full-time woodworking teacher, beginning in August 2021. Key job duties include the following:

  • Develop curriculum and teach woodworking and allied skills to up to 20 class periods/week in grades 4-12.
  • Manage well-equipped school woodworking shop, including maintaining tools, supplies, and machinery, ordering materials, and keeping shop space clean and in good order.
  • Assess student work and write semester and year-end grades and reports.
  • Participate in faculty meetings and committee work as assigned.
  • Meet with parents as needed.

Requirements for the position include:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Teaching experience
  • Demonstrated expertise in woodworking and allied crafts
  • Ability to design engaging curriculum appropriate for each class
  • Ability to work independently and solve problems
  • Ability to pass Maryland criminal background check.

In addition, we are looking for a colleague who desires to be part of and contribute to the larger Washington Waldorf School community. Waldorf experience is preferred, but all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. If coming without Waldorf experience, teacher may be required to participate in additional professional development.
This position includes health, life, and disability insurance, dental reimbursement, optional dental, vision, and accident/illness insurance, school funded retirement after 1 year’s employment, and tuition remission for teacher’s children attending the School.

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

 


Seedlings Assistant Teacher (Updated March 24, 2021)

WWS is seeking an hourly Assistant Teacher for our Seedlings class for 2-year olds that meets five mornings per week (Monday-Friday). Hours for the position are 7:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Attendance at  department meetings and a weekly meeting with the lead teacher in their assigned classroom is required. There may be periodic meetings to attend at the start and end of the year, and some additional preparation time may be required. This position begins effective August 30, 2021 (subject to change). The Assistant is eligible to receive "sick & safe leave" on a prorated basis, but no other benefits. Requirements include experience working with young children, and ability to meet all Maryland Office of Child Care requirements, including a Maryland criminal background check. Waldorf training or experience is preferred.

Working out of the principles of Waldorf Education and an understanding of the developmental needs at all stages of childhood, our faculty brings warmth, care and joy to the educational environment. We invite you to join our work and community!

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


Children’s Garden Afternoon Program Lead Teacher, 12:30-3:15 p.m. (Posted March 15, 2021)

The Washington Waldorf School is seeking a lead teacher for our early childhood afternoon program, effective immediately.

The afternoon teacher will be working 5 days per week from 12:30 to 3:15 as a lead teacher with an assistant in the class (if more than 10 students are enrolled). Opportunities to substitute in Children's Garden classes at other times may be available.

Primary responsibilities of the position are to carry out the classroom program and activities for a mixed age kindergarten class in alignment with the WECAN principles, nurturing and educating children in a way that demonstrates sound knowledge of early childhood education. Teacher will attend faculty meetings at the beginning and end of the year, periodic faculty meetings, and meetings with an assistant.

Requirements for the position include experience working with young children, and ability to pass Maryland criminal background check, and to meet all OCC licensing requirements including 90 hour training and yearly continuing education credits. Waldorf training or experience is preferred.

This is an hourly position for up to 15 hours/week. “Sick & safe” leave is provided on a prorated basis, but there are no other benefits.

Working out of the principles of Waldorf Education and an understanding of the developmental needs at all stages of childhood, our faculty brings warmth, care and joy to the educational environment. We invite you to join our work and community.

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


Children’s Garden Afternoon Program Assistant (Posted March 15, 2021)

The Washington Waldorf School is seeking an assistant for our afternoon Kindergarten program, beginning in August 2021. Duties include assisting with room set up 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. Attendance at department meetings may be required.

Requirements include experience working with children and the ability to meet OCC licensing requirements, including yearly continuing education credits, as well as to pass a comprehensive Maryland criminal background check. This is a part-time, hourly position with hours from 12:30-3:15 p.m., Monday-Friday. Opportunities to substitute in Children's Garden classes at other times may be available. “Sick & safe” leave is provided on a prorated basis, but there are no other benefits.

Working out of the principles of Waldorf Education and an understanding of the developmental needs at all stages of childhood, our faculty brings warmth, care and joy to the educational environment. We invite you to join our work and community. More information about our school is available at www.washingtonwaldorf.org.

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


Lead Teacher for Parent/Child Classes (Posted March 15, 2021)

The Washington Waldorf School is seeking a Lead Teacher for our Parent/Child class for infants and 2-3 year olds and their parent/caregiver, beginning in September 2021. The Lead Teacher will be responsible for planning and implementing all aspects of our Parent/Child classes. The classes meet 2-3 mornings per week, with the number of class sessions to be determined. The teacher is paid on a per class basis. No other benefits are offered.

Requirements include experience working with young children, training in Waldorf Early Childhood education, and the ability to meet all Maryland Office of Child Care requirements, including a Maryland criminal background check.

Working out of the principles of Waldorf Education and an understanding of the developmental needs at all stages of childhood, our faculty brings warmth, care and joy to the educational environment. We invite you to join our work and community.

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


Children’s Garden Substitute(s) (Posted March 15, 2021)

The Washington Waldorf School is seeking substitute teachers to be on call for our Children’s Garden for the 2021-2022 school year, beginning in September 2021. We offer classes for infants through age 6, in both the morning and afternoon.

Requirements include experience and enthusiasm for working with young children and ability to pass a Maryland criminal background check. A bachelor’s degree, Waldorf training or experience, as well as availability on potentially short notice are preferred. This is an hourly position that does not offer benefits, but is a great opportunity to gain experience in a thriving Waldorf school.

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


WWS School Counselor (Posted March 1, 2021)

The Washington Waldorf School located in Bethesda, Maryland, is seeking a part-time School Counselor, effective immediately. The Counselor will work with students, faculty, and parents at the School to support students’ well-being and a successful school experience, through the following:

  • Work with students, parents, and faculty to assess issues affecting students’ wellbeing and success in school.
  • Recommend short-term, solution-focused courses of action to faculty and parents to address students’ behavioral, emotional, and social challenges and support students’ wellbeing.
  • Work with the departments and department chairs group to identify additional support that students may need.
  • Refer parents/students to outside professionals when appropriate.
  • Be a liaison between outside support professionals and the School.
  • Report cases of bullying, harassment, abuse, discrimination, or self harm, in accordance with School policies and legal requirements.
  • Respond to faculty and parent questions and concerns.
  • Support school-wide social health initiatives.

The Counselor reports to the Head of School/Faculty Chair.

Requirements for the position include an advanced degree in school counseling, social work, clinical psychology, or a related field, licensure as a school counselor in the State of Maryland (maybe), experience as a social worker or school counselor working with students, parents, and faculty, and a solid understanding of child development. Waldorf experience a plus, but all interested candidates are encouraged to apply.  

This is an hourly position for up to 15 hours/week, with flexible days. School is currently about 90% back to full on-campus schedule. Counselor should plan to be available in person on campus, but with flexibility to be remote if needed. 

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


Faculty Chair/Head of School (Updated November 24, 2020)

WWS is seeking a new Faculty Chair/ Head of School, beginning in late spring of 2021. The School is at an exciting juncture of its mission, having just celebrated the its 50th anniversary, and is seeking to expand its role as an educational leader. We are looking for a proven leader ready to foster the continued growth of the School into the future. 

Through collaborative leadership, the Faculty Chair/Head of School is responsible for facilitating the work of governance, faculty, administration, and community to achieve our strategic goals for WWS.

Working closely with the College of Teachers, the Operations Manager, and the Trustees Council, the successful candidate would:

  • Be committed to the ideals of Waldorf education
  • Have experience working in a Waldorf school and preferably be a trained Waldorf teacher and/or administrator
  • Have a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree
  • Further the school’s vision and facilitate strategic planning for WWS
  • Demonstrate the desire and ability to foster an environment of social inclusion and diversity
  • Demonstrate a commitment to curriculum reflecting our anti-racist stance
  • Oversee the school’s administration, including financial, legal, pedagogical and operational matters
  • Have demonstrated administrative, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • As Faculty Chair be able to work effectively with the College of Teachers, Trustees Council, Department Chairs, faculty and staff
  • As Head of School, represent the school to parents, the larger community, professional organizations, and support fundraising

WWS is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community. As an equal opportunity employer, we enthusiastically welcome all qualified applicants for employment consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, economic status, political affiliation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran's status.

Compensation for this full time salaried position is based on experience and includes full tuition remission, medical benefits, and a retirement plan.

A complete position description is available upon request.

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