Employment

Our People

Established in 1996, we are young, diverse, energetic and urban. Our commitment to a deep understanding of the needs of each student is reflected in the relatively small class sizes and highly qualified teachers. 

A magnet for creative, community-minded people, we seek to foster and support thoughtful, socially conscious and engaged citizens. In this regard, the community at WSP is exceptionally active, engaged and thriving.

We are committed to increasing and supporting diversity in all of its forms in employment and in our programs.  We encourage interest and applications from candidates currently underrepresented in Waldorf education.  


Our Campus

Our school is currently located only twenty minutes from Center City, Philadelphia, on a wooded campus in Mt Airy. In September 2015 our school will relocate to a new permanent home at 6000 Wayne Avenue, PA 19144. A former church, 6000 Wayne Avenue was designed by Frank Furness and is as charming as it is enchanting. There has never been a more exciting time to join the Philly Waldorf community.


General inquiries should be emailed to the Director of Administration, Brenda Ridley at administrator@phillywaldorf.com


Available Positions

Assistants support the work of the lead teacher and the functioning of the class by maintaining order, preparing snack with the students and performing a variety of activities in and out of the classroom. The position is from 8 a.m. to 3.15 p.m., Monday-Friday. Time to meet with the lead teacher at least once during the week outside of these hours as well as the ability to attend mandatory yearly orientations or trainings is also required.

The ability to multi-task, a pleasant, peaceful demeanor and warmth of personality are important qualities in this job. The ability to move with ease, carry children and move up and down from the floor are also important. Assistants work indoors and outside in all sorts of weather so candidates should be prepared for this.

Classroom Assistants receive $12.50 per hour in their first year with the school. While this is an hourly position there are some paid days in the schedule for illness and weather closings.

Interested applicants should send a professional resume, letter of interest and list of three references to:

Faculty Chair The Waldorf School of Philadelphia Eagles II Building, 7500 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19119

We seek a warm and loving caregiver for our Aftercare Program to hold and manage a small group of kindergarten children from 3.15 p.m. until 5:45 p.m. Monday-Friday. The ability to hold a routine while meeting the daily needs of the students is important. Experience or an understanding of the aims and methods of Waldorf education and a strong background in working with groups of children are requirements of the job.

Aftercare teachers receive $12.50 per hour. Interested applicants should send a professional resume, letter of interest and list of three references to:

Faculty Chair The Waldorf School of Philadelphia Eagles II Building, 7500 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19119

We seek a strong and consistent teacher for our grade school Aftercare Program to hold and manage a group of students from 3.15 p.m. – 5.45 p.m. Monday-Friday. The ability to uphold a routine and school expectations while meeting the daily needs of the students is important. Supervision of play indoors and out, monitoring of homework and social interactions, and ensuring a safe transition from school to parents/caregivers are some important tasks within this role.

Experience or an understanding of the aims and methods of Waldorf education and a strong background in working with groups of children are requirements of the job.

Aftercare teachers receive $12.50 per hour. Interested applicants should send a professional resume, letter of interest and list of three references to:

Faculty Chair The Waldorf School of Philadelphia Eagles II Building, 7500 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19119

 We seek a warm, flexible and highly experienced teacher to lead some or all of our very popular Parent and Toddler classes. The position could range from part-time to half time depending upon the qualifications of the applicant and whether applicants are considered qualified to hold responsibility for the full program.

Parent Toddler classes welcome groups of children aged between 18 months and 3 years along with their parent or caregiver. Activities of the morning comprise of movement circles, guided indoor and outdoor play, work experiences, snack preparation, eating and story time. Conversation and parent education about the fundamentals of child development, social growth and all that goes into fostering healthy development for children and families based on the foundations of Waldorf education is a very important part of the program.

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree and education fields are strongly preferred; training in Waldorf Early Childhood Education is also required. Experience as a lead teacher either in a Waldorf early childhood setting or many years of experience as a strong and helpful early childhood assistant is required, as is a strong history of collegial work and a demonstrable record of strength in parent education and parent communication.

In this program we feel strongly that it is not only the “what” you are bringing to families but the 'how” you bring it that is the most important. Candidates who are very grounded in the work of Waldorf early childhood and who can lead parents through this area with warmth, humor and flexibility are most welcome.

Interested candidates should send a professional resume, letter of interest and a list of three references to:

Faculty ChairThe Waldorf School of Philadelphia Eagles II Building, 7500 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19119

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Moving Brochure

We’re thrilled to announce that Fall 2014 we’ll be moving to a beautiful new location at 6000 Wayne Avenue in Germantown. Expanding our community roots will provide a larger, more accessible space for over 27,000 square feet of creativity.
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