Career Opportunities

Waldorf School of Pittsburgh provides the opportunity for growth not only to its students, but also to its employees. This is a critical component of our efforts. With the support of their colleagues, faculty and staff work collaboratively and individually to ensure that they bring their fullest selves to their classrooms or offices each day. Our work environment is grounded in mutual respect, tolerance, and communication.

 

Applicants for open positions should familiarize themselves with the school’s mission and values, which are always at the core of our work. We seek teachers and staff with an open-minded interest in the philosophy of Waldorf Education. While our employees are often experienced Waldorf educators, we also welcome applicants new to Waldorf Education who have expressed a serious interest in contributing to a Waldorf community.

 

As an employer, Waldorf School of Pittsburgh’s goal is to celebrate diversity and equal opportunity by creating a staff reflective of the community we strive to create and serve. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourage applications from candidates of all races, colors, religions, gender identities, national origins, ages, sexual orientations, and abilities. All hiring decisions are made solely on the basis of professional qualifications and references. 

 

Waldorf School of Pittsburgh is currently accepting applications for the following position(s):

Grade 7 & Grade 4 Language Arts Teacher

 

The Waldorf School of Pittsburgh is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Language Arts Teacher for Grades 4 and 7.

 

Overview and responsibilities:

The Language Arts teachers will work out of best practices to bring reading and writing instruction to Grades 7 and 4.  They collaborate with Class Teachers to bring grade level appropriate curriculum. The Language Arts Teacher is  responsible for maintaining the integrity of their educational program, for carrying the curriculum as set by the scope and sequence of their class, and working with the children, parents, colleagues, and the greater Waldorf Community.

 

Requirements: 
  • Minimum of BA

  • PA Private/Public School Teaching Certification

  • Waldorf Teacher Training preferred 

  • Completed and updated Act 33, 34 and FBI Clearances.  Pennsylvania mandated reporter training must be completed within 90 days of hire.

 

Hours
  • Mondays 11:45–12:30, 1:15–2:00, and 2:00–2:45

  • Wednesdays 10:15–11:00 and 11:00–11:45

  • Thursdays 11–11:45

  • Fridays 10:15–11:00, 11:00–11:45, 1:15–2:00 and 2:00–2:45

 

Hourly Subject Teachers are in the school and ready for class 15 minutes before their program begins, and are dismissed after they have completed their instruction and cleaned up their materials.

 

Compensation

$25 per class period

To apply, please send the following: 
  1. letter of interest

  2. resume

  3. three professional references

 

Please send applications to employment@waldorfpittsburgh.org.

Grades 3 & 4 Movement Teacher

 

The Waldorf School of Pittsburgh is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Grades 3 and 4 Movement Teacher.

 

Overview and responsibilities:

The Movement teachers work out of best practices to bring movement education. They communicate with Class Teachers to bring grade level appropriate curriculum. The Movement teacher is responsible for maintaining the integrity of their educational program, for carrying the curriculum as set by the scope and sequence of their class, and working with the children, parents, colleagues, and the greater Waldorf Community.

 

Requirements: 
  • Minimum of BA

  • PA Private/Public School Teaching Certification or Certification in a related field

  • Completed and updated Act 33, 34 and FBI Clearances. Pennsylvania mandated reporter training must be completed within 90 days of hire.

 

Hours

These classes are scheduled Tuesday through Friday from 2–2:45pm

Hourly Subject Teachers are in the school and ready for class 15 minutes before their program begins, and are dismissed after they have completed their instruction and cleaned up their materials.

 

Compensation

$25 per class period

To apply, please send the following: 
  1. letter of interest

  2. resume

  3. three professional references

 

Please send applications to employment@waldorfpittsburgh.org.

Primary Grades Assistant Teacher

 

The Waldorf School of Pittsburgh is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Primary Grades Assistant Teacher for Grades One and Two.

Overview and responsibilities:

The Primary Grades Assistant Teacher works collaboratively with Lead Teachers to help maintain the integrity and quality of WSP Primary Grades program. Ideally, a Program assistant will have training and/or experience in Waldorf education, as well as experience and/or training in working with primary grades children. Musical and artistic abilities, kindness, warmth, patience, energy, and a genuine dedication to Waldorf education are assets for this position.

Duties include teaching two periods per week of First Grade Games/Movement and two periods per week of Second Grade Games/Movement classes, in a manner that further reflects the goals of the curriculum and pedagogy of WSP.

Requirements: 
  • Assistants must have a genuine interest in Waldorf Education and Pedagogy.

  • B.A. in Education or related field is preferred.

  • Completed and updated Act 33, 34 and FBI Clearances.  Pennsylvania mandated reporter training must be completed within 90 days of hire.

 

Hours

Arrive by 8:00am and until 3:00pm on all regular school days.

 

Compensation

$17 per hour

To apply, please send the following: 
  1. letter of interest

  2. resume

  3. three professional references

 

Please send applications to employment@waldorfpittsburgh.org.

Extended Care Assistant Teacher

The Waldorf School of Pittsburgh (located in the Bloomfield/Friendship neighborhood) is actively seeking program assistants for our after school program. We seek energetic and motivated individuals who are intrigued by the magic of childhood and love time spent outdoors in play. Our school offers a unique approach to education. We encourage you to read more about us, and about Waldorf Education, before applying. Please visit www.whywaldorfworks.org for more information.

 

Shifts are Monday–Friday afternoons, from 2:15–5:15PM. We are looking for a candidate to work all shifts and will give highest priority to applicants who have this availability. We are open to working with candidates who are looking for more flexible options.

Requirements: High school diploma and at least two years documented experience working with children. Upon hire, applicants must be able to pass all required clearances (including criminal, child abuse, FBI fingerprinting–DHS version).

Responsibilities: Responsibilities include supporting a lead teacher in caring for twelve to fifteen students daily, ranging in age from 3–12 years. Staff members work collaboratively with school faculty to maintain the integrity and quality of Waldorf School of Pittsburgh programs. Candidates holding a bachelor's degree may be considered for lead roles.

If interested, please send a resume with a cover letter that includes availability, as well as contact information for three references. We look forward to hearing from you!

Rate: $15/hour

Please send your resume and references to extendedcare@waldorfpittsburgh.org

Grades and Early Childhood Substitute Teachers

 

Waldorf School of Pittsburgh is currently accepting applications for substitutes in our Grades and Early Childhood Program for the 2021–2022 school year. Our on-call teachers also receive stipends with they are not needed. 

 

Position Overview

Grades applicants must possess a BA in Elementary Education or a related field, and experience working with children ranging in age from 6-14 years old is preferred. A PA Child Abuse Clearance, FBI Background Check and FBI Fingerprinting are required. Applicants must be available from 7:45am - 3:00pm. Compensation is $15.00/hour. 

Early Childhood substitute teachers will assist the Lead Teacher in caring for children in mixed age Kindergarten, Nursery and Childcare classrooms. Substitutes' duties will include snack preparation, maintaining a clean classroom and assisting the Lead Teacher in classroom activities as needed. Applicants must possess a high school diploma and have two years of verifiable work with children or a B.A. in Education or a related field. A PA Child Abuse Clearance, FBI Background Check and FBI Fingerprinting are required. Compensation is $15.00/hour. 

To familiarize yourself with Waldorf education, please visit whywaldorfworks.org or browse the content on this website.

 

How to Apply: 

​Please sent a resume, cover letter, 3 references and copies of your clearances. 

 

Please send applications to employment@waldorfpittsburgh.org.

 

Email applications are preferred.

 

Complete materials may also be sent to:

Waldorf School of Pittsburgh
201 S. Winebiddle Street
Pittsburgh, PA, 15224
Attn. Hiring

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