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_4604Grades Teachers for September 2017
First Grade & Sixth Grade

That we are growing is a blessing. Enrollment is robust and healthy and we need more experienced, engaged, and dynamic teachers to join our team.

We actively seek candidates who demonstrate a real commitment to diversity and multiculturalism in education. With a maximum of 24 students in our grades classes, we seek candidates with experience of working with diverse and active groups of students.

If you are a flexible, enthusiastic teacher who wishes to participate wholeheartedly in the life of the school, we would like to hear from you.

To join our team of teaching staff you will have a BA, be fully trained in Waldorf Education, or on your way to becoming fully qualified, and you’ll have a history of collegial work, parent education, and communication.  You may wish to know that our school actively encourages and supports professional development through mentoring support and attending courses and conferences. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including healthcare, dental, and significant opportunities for professional development. If applicable consideration will be given to providing relocation support.

 

Early lmk_4488webChildhood Lead Teacher for September 2017

Movement circles, indoor and outdoor play, work experiences, snack preparation,  story time, watercolor painting, crafts, handwork, and rest. This is the work of the children and teachers in our mixed-age early childhood classrooms. Through warmth and love, the lead early childhood teacher educates parents about the fundamentals of child development, social growth, and all that supports a child's healthy development.

Our robust early childhood classes are held in a purpose-built space on our beautiful historic campus. We welcome up to 80 children to five mixed-age classrooms. We also offer a nursery program serving 2-3-year-olds and a parent-child program for toddlers. 

To join our team of teaching staff you will have a BA, be fully trained in Waldorf Education, or on your way to becoming fully qualified, and you’ll have a history of collegial work, parent education, and communication.  You may wish to know that our school actively encourages and supports professional development through mentoring support and attending courses and conferences. If you are a warm, experienced, flexible teacher seeking a vibrant urban Waldorf school, we would love to hear from you. The position of Early Childhood Lead Teacher is full-time. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including healthcare, dental, and significant opportunities for professional development. If applicable consideration will be given to providing relocation support.

 

lmk_8131Early Childhood Assistant Teacher for September 2017 

As the Early Childhood Assistant Teacher, you provide key support to the Lead Teacher in the life of the Early Childhood Program.  You are warm, joyful, and confident. Ideally, you have experience of, or familiarity with, Waldorf Education. Snack preparation, movement circles, indoor and outdoor play, assisting and monitoring children in the bathroom, and preparing and helping with rest time are some of your key duties. You'll have the energy and ability to move and stand for long stretches both indoor and outdoor, rain or shine! The position is hourly paid from 8.15 a.m. - 3.30 p.m.  

Enthusiastic and motivated to work collaboratively with colleagues, you're a strong team-player. Ideally with a certificate in Waldorf Education but if not, you're already enrolled in a Waldorf training program. You have experience of working in an early childhood program, perhaps in a Waldorf school. You wish to join a team that is professional and joyful. We can't wait to hear from you! 

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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