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.
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.
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.
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.
First Grade Teacher, September 2020
The Waldorf School of Philadelphia is searching for a First Grade Class Teacher to start September 2020 and to lead our Class of 2028 through Eighth Grade.
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 also 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.
To apply, send a letter, your resume, and contact information for three professional references to Patricia Cornelius, Faculty Chair at email@example.com
Faculty Chair, September 2020
The Waldorf School of Philadelphia is searching for a Faculty Chair. The Faculty Chair is the holder of the School’s pedagogy and serves as the support and coordinator of the faculty in their roles as educators. The Faculty Chair cultivates an optimal environment that upholds Waldorf teaching of the highest quality, while maintaining the pedagogical voice and supporting the spirit of anthroposophy in work with all groups of the school.
This is a year-round position and responsibilities include pedagogical leadership, personnel management and strengthening community relations with the larger, local and international educational community. The Faculty Chair leads weekly faculty meetings, works with the Board of Trustees, and oversees the work of various positions in the school.
The ideal candidate has the ability to collaborate and communicate on various levels with parties inside and outside of our organization, a high degree of follow-through in action and communication, adaptability in viewpoint and communication style to meet students, colleagues and parents, and the ability to speak about the breadth of the curriculum and the many facets of our school community in an accessible and engaging way.
Applicants must have a Bachelor degree or higher and Waldorf Training is required. You must have experience teaching in a Waldorf school, strong group-facilitation skills, and all necessary certifications and clearances.
To apply, send a letter and your resume to Anthony deGuzman, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Aftercare Team Members and Substitute Teachers
The Waldorf School of Philadelphia is seeking reliable, dynamic, and energetic individuals to join our Out of School Time (OST) Team. Our OST Program consists of early childhood and grade school groups.
The mission of Philly Waldorf Aftercare is to create a welcoming, fun, and engaged community made up of students within these different groups. Early Childhood students are held in a program which is an extension of their school day rhythm and routines, while the grade school students have the opportunity to participate in activities such as handwork, art, or music on various days. They may also choose to have indoor or outdoor free play, games or homework help.
Team members are expected to show enthusiasm, patience, creativity, and common sense, in addition to ensuring the safety and supervision of children.
These are part-time positions, hours are Monday - Friday, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. ($15/hour). These positions are an excellent opportunity for a job-share.
To apply send your full resume and cover letter to Maggie Davis, Out of School Time Coordinator email@example.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.