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 its 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.
The Waldorf School of Philadelphia’s award-winning campus is located in Germantown's diverse neighborhood 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.
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 each student's needs.
Our love, reverence, and respect for childhood are 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 employment and our programs are expressed in our desire to hire candidates underrepresented in Waldorf Education.
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.
Early Childhood Assistant Teacher
Join our outstanding Early Childhood Program. In this position, hourly-paid through the school year, you will provide key support to the Lead Teacher in one of our mixed-age early childhood classes. You will arrive in the classroom by 8:00 am each day, be ready to begin your tasks by 8:15 am, and remain on campus until 3:30 pm. Lunch and rest time with the students are part of the daily schedule, and up to 12 children may be in the classroom each day this year.
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 ensuring cohesive work.
- 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 playgrounds.
- Other duties as they arise or are requested by the Lead Teacher or Early Childhood staff.
You will have a passion for teaching and the ability to form warm relationships with children and a high school diploma or higher and provide evidence of CPR/First Aid training and all relevant State and Federal clearances to work in a school setting.
If interested in this position, please provide a letter of intent along with a resume and three professional references to Kelly Beekman, email@example.com.
Substitute Classroom Assistants
We are actively seeking dependable and active individuals to join our team of substitute classroom assistants. As an hourly paid Substitute Classroom Assistant, you'll become an invaluable member of our community. You will support our faculty with our students' general care in either the Early Childhood Program or the Grades Program and your varied duties will include monitoring recess and outdoor play, classroom management, and the supervision of students during certain classes when remote learning is in session.
Our ideal Substitute Classroom Assistant will have the ability to form warm relationships with children, a high school diploma or higher, and provide evidence of CPR/First Aid training and all relevant State and Federal clearances to work in a school setting.
If interested in this position, please contact Kelly Beekman, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Waldorf School of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff. The school does not discriminate based on race, color, sex, language, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, language, or any other legally protected class status. People demonstrating a commitment to diversity and multiculturalism in education are encouraged to apply.