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

lmk_8131Part-Time Out of School Time Assistant for September 2017 

You are a reliable, dynamic, and energetic individual who loves working with children of all ages. A strong team player, you are warm and confident. You wish to join a team that is professional and joyful. We can't wait to hear from you! 

The mission of our Out of School Time Program is to create a welcoming, fun, and engaging experience for children of all ages. Students have the opportunity to participate in activities such as handwork, art, or music. They may also choose between indoor or outdoor free play, games or homework help.

Enthusiastic, patient, and creative, you have a common sense approach and are comfortable with the responsibility of ensuring the safety and supervision of children in Grades 1-8. The position pays $15 per hour and is from Monday - Friday, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. This is an excellent opportunity for a job-share. 

To join the Out of School Time team, send your full resume and cover letter to Maggie Davis, OST Co-ordinator davism@phillywaldorf.com

How to Apply for our Career Opportunities

We hope that you’re interested. To apply, send a letter, your resume, and contact information for three professional references to Patricia Cornelius, Faculty Chair at facultychair@phillywaldorf.com

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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Why is The Waldorf of School of Philadelphia unique? How do we transform the notions of a traditional education? Our brochure illuminates the Waldorf philosophy and dedication to creating a life-long love of learning. Rethink what’s possible for your child.
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