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

 

Part-time, per-diem Woodworking Teacher

The Waldorf School of Philadelphia is seeking a teacher for our woodwork classes in grades 4-8. This teacher would work one day per week for 4 hours and see 2-3 class groups- with the support of an assistant to help with hands-on activities for our larger classes.

The ideal candidate would have extensive woodworking experience, the ability to teach large active groups of students and a mastery of working with hand tools such as saws, rasps, files and chisels. The woodwork program follows a clearly defined developmental curriculum used in Waldorf Schools the world over, our students us hand tools rather than machines as a way to strengthen their physical strength, coordination and control.

Candidates for this position must be able to work openly with other teachers in the school to receive the mentoring and support that work with the Waldorf curriculum requires. Other requirements would include; a Bachelors degree (Education or BFA/MFA preferred), a calm and steady demeanor, demonstrated classroom management skills and the ability to communicate clearly with students, parents and colleagues. We would give priority to teachers who are trained in Waldorf Education or who have worked in a similar setting. Periodic written reports are expected for parent conference and student end-of year progress reporting.

This position has the potential to grow within the next several years so flexibility to grow with the job would be encouraged. Other practical and artistic skills in carpentry, restorative maintenance, clay modelling or work in a gardening program would also be useful additions to the school.

If interested please send a letter of interest, resume and list of 3 professional references to facultychair@phillywaldorf.com. Links to portfolios or examples of your work would also be appreciated.

Summer Camp Early Childhood Assistant

Two positions to fill for the Summer:Garten program that runs from July 6th through August 14th 2015.  Our ideal Summer Camp Early Childhood Assistant has familiarity with and experience in Waldorf education and working with young children out of this approach.

The candidate will be expected to work cooperatively with the lead teacher to support the activities of the class, care for the classroom and outdoor environment and meet occasionally outside of camp time to review and preview the work at hand. Ideal candidates will exhibit positivity, flexibility of approach in working with dynamic social situations, a strength in guiding groups of children and a love and respect for young children. The ability to take direction and feedback in an open way is also highly valued.

Work hours for this position are 8:30 am-3:15 pm Monday through Friday. Pay rates are in line with our Assistant pay scale beginning at $12.50 per hour with increases possible based on experience in our school. If interested please send a letter of interest, resume and list of 3 professional references to facultychair@phillywaldorf.com.

Summer Camp Nursery Assistant

One position to fill for the Summer Snowdrop program that runs from July 6th-August 14th 2015.  Our ideal Summer Camp Nursery Assistant candidate has familiarity with and experience in Waldorf education and working with young children out of this approach. The candidate will be expected to work cooperatively with the lead teacher to support the activities of the class, care for the classroom and outdoor environment and meet occasionally outside of camp time to review and preview the work at hand.

Work with students aged 18 month to 3 years includes activities of physical care and daily living such as food preparation, diapering, dressing and oversight of play, rest and walks around the campus grounds.   Ideal candidates will exhibit positivity, flexibility of approach in working with dynamic social situations, a strength in guiding groups of children and a love and respect for young children. The ability to take direction and feedback in an open way is also highly valued.

Work hours for this position are 8:30am-3:15 pm Monday through Friday. . Pay rates are in line with our Assistant pay scale beginning at $12.50 per hour with increases possible based on experience in our school. If interested please send a letter of interest, resume and list of 3 professional references to facultychair@phillywaldorf.com.

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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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