Employment

Our City

Philadelphia is one of the largest, most optimistic, diverse, and exciting cities in America. Widely considered one of the most livable cities in the world, Philadelphia is known for its balance of work and play.

Functioning as a collection of diverse neighborhoods each with their own unique identity, Philadelphia has a strong history and deeply rooted identity. Historic Germantown, Chestnut Hill, Fairmount, Fishtown, West Philadelphia and Society Hill are just a few of the neighborhoods where Philly Waldorf families choose to live, work and play.

Over recent years the city has seen a major expansion of commercial and residential areas. With a resurgence in the makers industries, innovations in green architecture, farm-to-table, and an explosion of small businesses, Philadelphia offers a diverse, accessible, and sustainable lifestyle. It’s no wonder the city is attracting a growing number of families from areas like New York, Brooklyn, and Portland. As a school community, we are perfectly at home in this urban, energetic, and diverse setting.

wsp-1-782x1024Our Campus

The Waldorf School of Philadelphia’s award-winning campus is located in the diverse neighborhood of Germantown at 6000 Wayne Avenue, PA 19144. Designed and built by Frank Furness and George Hewitt in 1873; it is as charming as it is enchanting.

Our People

There has never been a more exciting time to join the Philly Waldorf community. We are a diverse, energetic and urban community, with a strong commitment to a deep understanding of the needs of each student.

Our love, reverence, and respect for childhood is reflected in our collegial community of teachers; a diverse mix of seasoned professionals and those who are relatively new to teaching in a Waldorf setting.  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 Philly Waldorf is exceptionally active, engaged and thriving.

Our strong commitment to increasing and supporting diversity in all of its forms in employment and in our programs is expressed in our desire to actively seek interest from candidates currently underrepresented in Waldorf Education.

Accreditation

The Waldorf School of Philadelphia is a full member of AWSNA, the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America and WECAN, the Waldorf Association of Early Childhood in North America.

Our Opportunities

First Grade Teacher

We are seeking a teacher to lead the first grade class of 2018-19. This class will be large and healthy and will be comprised of many students who have come up through the school’s Early Childhood programs.  The  ideal candidate will have experience in Waldorf schools and a strong track record in working with large, active groups of students. Candidates for this position must be able to work openly with other teachers in the school and to receive the mentoring and support that work with the Waldorf curriculum requires.

Necessary Qualifications for this job include:

  • A BA or BS, preferably in Education
  • Training in Waldorf Education or current enrollment in a training program is preferred but qualified candidates will be considered upon agreement to enter into Waldorf Teacher training
  • A strong history of collegial work
  • A proven record of strength in parent education and parent communication
  • Current clearances from the FBI and State of PA required to work in a school setting

If interested in joining our circle of dedicated, innovative and engaged teachers please send a letter of interest, a resume and contact information for three references to Patricia Cornelius, Faculty Chair at  facultychair@phillywaldorf.com.

Parent and Child Teacher

The Waldorf School of Philadelphia is looking for an experienced, warm and flexible teacher to run our very popular Parent and Child morning classes. (This is a half time teaching position requiring work with families each morning for 3.5 hours.) Groups of children (aged 18 months to 3 years) attend with a parent or caregiver. Movement circles, guided indoor and outdoor play and work experiences, snack preparation, eating and story time comprise the activities of the morning. Conversation and parent education about the fundamentals of child development, social growth and all that goes into fostering a healthy development for children and families based on the foundations of Waldorf Education is also a very important part of the program.

Necessary qualifications for this job include:

  • Training in Waldorf Early Childhood Education or current enrollment in a training program
  • Experience as a Lead teacher in a Waldorf Early Childhood setting or many years of experience as a strong and helpful assistant.
  • A strong history of collegial work
  • A proven record of strength in parent education and parent communication
  • Current clearances as required by the State of PA to work in a childcare setting

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 important. If interested in joining our circle of dedicated, innovative and engaged teachers, a letter of interest, resume and contact information for three professional references can be forwarded to facultychair@phillywaldorf.com.lmk_8131

Our school is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in its student body, faculty and staff. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, language, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status. People demonstrating a commitment to diversity and multiculturalism in education are encouraged to apply.

 

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