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

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consultant

The Waldorf School of Philadelphia is seeking a consultant who is an expert in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) to support our community as we take our next steps toward becoming an inclusive, diverse and diversity-responsive, anti-racist institution.

The ideal candidate:

  • is an experienced trainer and community builder
  • understands the culture of independent schools
  • is a skilled communicator adept at building rapport with diverse community members, including children
  • will commit to working with us for approximately 3-5 months, starting August, 2020

In collaboration with school leadership, tasks include:

  • Develop, conduct, analyze, and share the results of an equity inventory/climate assessment and recommend a plan of action based on the results
  • Create a job description, and help us conduct a search, for a part-time DEI Officer to join our school this fall
  • Offer trainings for and hold conversations with the community, including faculty, staff, students, parents
  • Provide strategy and accountability sessions for school leadership.

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. People demonstrating a commitment to diversity and multiculturalism in education are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to board@phillywaldorf.com by 8/15/20.

Early Childhood Assistant Teacher

Come join our outstanding Early Childhood Program.

In this position, hourly paid from September to early June, you will provide key support to the Lead Teacher in one of our mixed age Kindergarten classes. You would arrive in the classroom by either 7:30 or 8:00 am each day and remain on campus until 3:30 pm. Lunch and rest time with the students are part of the daily schedule.

Essential Job Functions

  • Daily snack preparation.
  • Participation in all aspects of classroom routine, including washing dishes and ensuring the kitchen is kept clean.
  • Help and support in times of transition.
  • Directing questions and concerns to the Lead Teacher, meeting weekly to exchange information and ensure cohesive work together.
  • Holding the class for a period of time each day while the Lead Teacher is attending to other tasks.
  • Assisting and monitoring children in the bathroom, classroom and on the playgrounds.
  • Other duties as they arise or are requested by the Lead Teacher or EC staff.

You should have a passion for teaching and the ability to form warm relationships with children, as well as a high school diploma or higher, and you must be able to obtain all relevant State and Federal clearances to work in a school setting.

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.

If interested in this position please send a letter of intent along with a resume and three professional references to Roxanne Anthony at anthonyr@phillywaldorf.com.

 

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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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