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.

Available Positions

 

Facilities Coordinator

The Facilities Coordinator builds the facilities management function to support The Waldorf School of Philadelphia by managing the maintenance and cleanliness of the school’s physical facilities and surrounding grounds by ensuring that building systems are in good working order; and by ensuring repairs to the buildings, furnishings, etc. are performed promptly and properly; and that concerns and requests of teachers, staff, and parents are handled in a timely manner.

The ideal candidate will be a hands-on, “systems-oriented thinker”; that is, s/he will develop systematic ways to keep track of maintenance requests, equipment inspections; preventive maintenance; and health and safety requirements among other duties. S/he is responsible for minor repairs such as door hardware, painting touch-ups, light bulb/ballast changes; minor plumbing, and some land maintenance. The Facilities Coordinator will help to determine when an outside contractor might be required and oversee any scheduled work. Must be available on-call as needed.

Skills required: Knowledge and hands-on experience with electrical, plumbing, lighting, and HVAC systems gained through work as a general contractor or two years as a contractor’s helper; high degree of organization, including the ability to prioritize tasks, develop “punch lists”, and manage complex tasks; above average computer skills in word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail and calendar applications; certificate or diploma from a trade school desirable, some college preferred.

This is a new half-time, year-round position. Benefits include a competitive salary and pro-rated sick and vacation leave. Applications to Anthony deGuzman, Executive Director at executivedirector@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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