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 located at 6000 Wayne Avenue, PA 19144. A former church, 6000 Wayne Avenue was designed by Frank Furness and George Hewitt; it is as charming as it is enchanting. There has never been a more exciting time to join the Philly Waldorf community.

Accreditation

The Waldorf School of Philadelphia is on a path to full AWSNA membership and endeavors to receive accreditation by the end of the 2015-2016 school year.

 

Available Positions

Kindergarten Lead Teacher 2016-2017 school year

The Waldorf School of Philadelphia is looking for a very experienced, warm and flexible teacher for one of our thriving mixed-age Kindergarten classes.  This is a full-time position with work hours from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm with some after school meeting commitments. Movement circles, indoor and outdoor play and work experiences, snack preparation, eating, story time and rest comprise the activities of the day.  Conversation and parent education about the fundamentals of child development, social growth and all that goes into fostering 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;
  • a certificate 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; and
  • all current clearances from the FBI and State of PA required to work in a childcare setting.

Our Kindergarten classes are held in a purpose-built space on our beautiful, new campus.  The school has five Kindergarten groups, a Nursery class and a Parent and Child program within our K-8 school.  We serve an active and engaged, urban Waldorf community.

Full-time compensation, partial tuition remission, family health and dental benefits, as well as a contribution to employee 401K savings, would be attached to this position. Mentoring and professional development support is available to all of our full-time teachers.

If interested in joining our circle of dedicated, innovative and engaged Faculty a letter of interest, resume and contact information for three professional references can be forwarded to Erin Semin, facultychair@phillywaldorf.com

 

Early Childhood Assistant Teacher (immediate)

The Waldorf School of Philadelphia is seeking a classroom assistant for our Kindergarten program.  This is an 8:15-3:30, hourly position and would begin immediately.  The job may carry forward into the summer or  next school year based on performance and the needs of the classroom.  A  very experienced, warm and flexible teacher with early childhood experience in a Waldorf setting would be our ideal candidate.  Snack preparation, movement circles, indoor and outdoor play and work experiences, eating, story time and rest comprise the activities of the day.  Movement and ability to stand and walk for long stretches and work both indoors and out is important. 

Necessary qualifications for this job would include:

  • a Certificate in Waldorf Early Childhood Education or current enrollment in a training program;
  • a strong history of collegial work and parent communication; and 
  • all current clearances from the FBI and State of PA required to work in a childcare setting.

Our Kindergarten classes are held in a purpose-built space on our beautiful new campus.  The school has 5 Kindergarten groups, a Nursery class and a Parent and Child program within our K-8 school.  We serve an active and engaged, urban Waldorf community.

If interested in joining our circle of dedicated, innovative and engaged Faculty a letter of interest, resume and contact information for three professional references can be forwarded to Erin Semin, facultychair@phillywaldorf.com

 

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 for seven to ten class periods a week.  This individual will teach modern math curriculum and practice and will have an understanding of where our students are academically and socially.  The ability to work with classroom teachers to connect 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 include:

  • a B.A., 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; and
  • all current clearances from the FBI and state of PA required to work in a school setting.

If interested in joining our circle of dedicated, innovative and engaged teachers, please forward a letter of interest, resume and contact information for three professional references to Erin Semin, facultychair@phillywaldorf.com.

 

Summer Camp - Early Childhood Assistants

There are two assistant positions available in our Summergarten program that runs from June 20th through August 12th.  Our ideal summer assistant candidate has familiarity with, and experience in, Waldorf education and working with young children.  Assistants are 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 of 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 inquiry, resume, and a list of three professional references to facultychair@phillywaldorf.com.

 

Summer Camp - Nursery Lead Teacher

Our ideal candidate for this position, which runs from June 20th through August 12th, has familiarity with and experience in working with young children in Waldorf education.  Experience in a Parent and Child program, Lifeways, or RIE would be of great advantage. This candidate must be able to work cooperatively with other teachers 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. Direct work with students and positive and supportive work with parents are at the heart of the daily tasks.

Work with the students, aged 18 months to three years old, 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 of 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 to 3:15 pm Monday through Friday.  Pay is on a per diem basis with a possibility of tuition discount for staff children who will also be attending camp programs at the school.  If interested please send a letter of inquiry, resume, and a list of 3 professional references to facultychair@phillywaldorf.com.

 

 

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