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.
After Care Teacher (posted June 23, 2015)
The Washington Waldorf School is seeking an After Care Teacher with the State of Maryland Child Care Credential (90 hour course) to work part-time as a lead teacher, under the supervision of an experienced Waldorf teacher. Must be able to work independently. Warmth, flexibility, and lots of energy needed to care for a small group of 3-8 year old children that varies day to day. The afternoon includes snack, indoor time with crafts, and outdoor time. Interest in and understanding of Waldorf education required and Waldorf experience is a big plus. The position is for 12 hours per week in the afternoons, Tuesday-Thursday. Salary is related to credentials and experience. Ideal for a college ECE student who has the right credentials and is seeking practical experience. Please email resume and letter of interest to Marie Maurer. no phone calls, please.
Assistant for Seedlings Program (Posted June 22, 2015)
The Washington Waldorf School is seeking to hire an assistant in our class for two-year olds, for the academic school year starting in August 2015.
The assistant will be working directly with the Lead Teacher in the Seedlings class of up to 10 children. Responsibilities include setting up and cleaning up the classroom, preparing daily snacks and supervising activities, responding appropriately to the children’s needs, and following directions from the Lead Teacher. Attendance at a weekly faculty meeting on Tuesday from 1:30-3 p.m. required.
- Thursday and Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (contact hours with children from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, with half hour set up and clean up times before and after class)
- For academic year from August 24, 2015 through June 17, 2016.
- MSDE 90 Hour Course
- Experience with children in an educational setting, and enjoys working with young children;
- Patient (cannot emphasize this enough), energetic and organized. Demonstrates flexibility and the ability to change plans when necessary, but also steadfastness, reliability and dedication to the job.
- High school diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Associate or bachelor’s degree.
- Current First Aid and CPR certifications, Medication Administration training.
- Previous experience working with 2 year olds in a childcare setting.
- Training in Waldorf early childhood education and/or an understanding of how to work with children in the Waldorf method, as well as a clear understanding of emergent curriculum and how to work with this in the classroom.
Interested candidates are asked to email a resume and letter of interest to Marie Maurer. No phone calls please.
Assistant for Waldorf in the Woods Program (Posted June 4, 2015)
WWS is seeking an assistant teacher with preschool credentials and experience, preferably in Waldorf education, for a “Forest Kindergarten” program which will begin in fall of 2015. The program for 4-6 year olds will take place 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will be at the Washington Waldorf School Campus. The assistant will work with, and be under the direction of, an experienced Waldorf kindergarten teacher. The applicant must be comfortable working outdoors in all kinds of weather. Background in nature education is a plus. The position is part time, paid hourly, 5 hours per day. Attendance at a weekly 2-hour faculty meeting is expected and is compensated separately. Hourly rate depends on qualifications and experience. If you meet the requirements listed above, please email your resume and letter of interest to Marie Maurer. No phone calls, please.
Middle School Art Teacher (Posted May 6, 2015)
WWS is seeking an experienced artist to teach 5 hours per week of art in grades 6-8 for the 2015-2016 school year. Applicant should have experience drawing with graphite, pastel, charcoal, color pencil and painting with watercolor and ink. Their artistic skills should include: calligraphy, the use of shading and shadows to create form and three-dimensional shapes, strong abilities with regard to portrait drawing and the features of the human head, perspective drawing and working with one and two-point perspective and drawing landscapes and how to use color perspective. Candidates should prepare a portfolio of sample work and will be asked to teach a sample lesson. Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter by email no later than May 20. No phone calls please.