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

Middle School Math teacher

The Waldorf School of Philadelphia is looking for a very experienced warm and flexible teacher to teach middle school math. This is a part time teaching position requiring work with classes and individuals- between 7 and 10 class periods a week with the potential to grow in scope over time.  This teacher will be able to bring modern math curriculum and practice with an understanding of where the students in our school are academically and socially.  Work with classroom teachers to connect the content and practice, communication with families about expectations and progress and a solid rapport with the students are essential aspects of this position.

Necessary qualifications for this job would include:

A BA, preferably in Education with experience in teaching mathematics
Training in Waldorf Education or current enrollment in a training program is preferred but all qualified candidates with middle school math experience will be considered
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 to work in a school setting

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 Erin Semin, facultychair@phillywaldorf.com

 

Parent and Child teacher

The Waldorf School of Philadelphia is looking for a very 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, 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 would include:

A BA preferably in Education
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 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 from the FBI and State of PA to work in a childcare setting

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 Erin Semin, facultychair@phillywaldorf.com

 

Administrative Co-ordinator

The Administrative Coordinator is a full-time, year-round staff member who supports the school’s Administration staff and faculty by coordinating tasks across functions (i.e., admissions, development, Leadership Team, business office, faculty). The Administrative Coordinator maintains an overall picture of workflow in the functional areas and anticipates staff needs and materials in advance of events and deadlines, thus ensuring that administrative operations flow in a smooth and timely manner. This position requires a high degree of organization and knowledge of work processes; good communication and customer service skills; excellent advanced computer skills; the ability to balance a variety of tasks; flexibility and the ability to plan ahead to meet deadlines.

The Administrative Coordinator is hired and supervised by the Leadership Team. His or her normal work schedule is expected to be from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday during the regular school year, with a reduced schedule during school vacations. This position offers two weeks paid vacation per year, to be used concurrently with a break in the regular school year or during the summer, five paid sick days and company-paid health benefits. Typically, office hours during the summer months are adjusted to support the school’s summer programs, thereby shortening the work day.

The Administrative Coordinator is required to be in residence for the two weeks prior to the beginning of the school year, and for the two weeks following the close of the school year, during which vacation leave cannot be used.

 

Facilities Coordinator

The Facilities Coordinator will help to create and build the facilities management functions to support our school. Specifically, he or she proactively manages the maintenance and cleanliness of the school’s physical facilities and surrounding grounds by ensuring that building systems are in good working order; that 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, he or she will develop systematic ways to keep track of maintenance requests, equipment inspections; preventive maintenance; and health and safety requirements among other duties. He or she 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 with an anticipated start date of July 1, pending the availability of funding. Benefits include a competitive salary and pro-rated sick and vacation leave. To view the full job description click here:

Office Assistant

The person in this position serves as the official school greeter and is the first point of contact for callers, parents and visitors. He or she answers phones, takes and delivers messages; admits visitors to buildings; handles internal and outgoing mail and general office duties such as filing, printing forms, making copies, and restocking office machines. The office assistant will “float” through campus buildings to collect student attendance sheets, deliver and pick up mail, and is “on-call” for first aid or for attending to a sick/injured child. The ideal candidate for this position will be punctual, warm and friendly, possess good telephone skills, proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, comfortable with being a calm presence to children, and able to follow routine tasks and interruptions while maintaining flexibility. The work hours for this position are expected to be 7:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., Monday through Friday. This is a 10-month, part-time, academic year position with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2015, pending the availability of funding. There are no benefits associated with this position.

Apply in writing to Director of Administration, Brenda Ridley at administrator@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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