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):

Little Friends Assistant Teachers

 

The Waldorf School of Pittsburgh is accepting applications for two Assistant Teachers in the Little Friends Early Childhood Program for the 2022–2023 school year. The Little Friends school year runs from late August (or early September) thru June. The program is open 8am–4pm, Monday–Friday and observes many of the breaks and holidays of the WSP calendar. 

This home-like early childhood program for young children includes plenty of outdoor play in all weather, domestic activities, the daily cooking of meals as well as singing songs and telling stories.  The Assistant Teacher will help to care for 6 children ages 18 months– 3 years and will work in partnership with the Lead Teacher in the classroom.

Applicants must be committed to equity and diversity and willing to contribute to an inclusive working and learning environment, as well as be committed to self-development and excellence in teaching, collaboration and professionalism among colleagues, devotion to a nurturing and loving classroom environment, and responsibility to families and the greater community.

Benefits:
  • Starting pay for assistants is $15/hour. Yearly raises for all returning assistants 

  • 30% tuition remission available for hourly employees with students attending WSP

  • Lunch is provided for all staff

  • Paid snow and delay days (for inclement weather)

 

Requirements:
  • A high-school diploma or more

  • 2 years verifiable work with children OR a B.A. in the social services or educational field

  • Up-to-date DHS clearances (recent within 1 year- state, local, NSOR and childabuse clearances)

 

To apply, please send the following (Accepting applications until positions are filled.):
  • Cover letter

  • Resume

  • 3 written letters of recommendation 

  • 3 references (for contacting)

 

To apply, send applications materials to:

Waldorf School of Pittsburgh

Attn: Little Friends

201 S. Winebiddle St.

Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Or via email at employment@waldorfpittsburgh.org

 

It is encouraged that you please read about the Waldorf philosophy and education here, before applying.

 

Please, no phone inquiries.

Early Childhood Lead Teacher

 

The Waldorf School of Pittsburgh seeks a dedicated early-childhood Lead Teacher to join the Faculty as the lead of a mixed age class for the 2022–2023 school year. This position is a salaried position. The Early Childhood Program runs from late August through June, and program hours are 8am to 3:15pm, Monday through Friday. 

The Lead Teacher will oversee the class of students with a co-teacher. Lead Teachers are expected to conduct a home visit with all students, attend staff meetings and staff trainings, participate in in-service days, write end of the year reports, work collaboratively with parents, hold three parent evenings, and conduct parent-teacher conferences throughout the year. Additionally, the Early Childhood faculty and staff work collaboratively to maintain the integrity and quality of WSP Early Childhood programs. 

Applicants must be committed to equity and diversity and willing to contribute to an inclusive working and learning environment, as well as be committed to self-development and excellence in teaching, collaboration and professionalism among colleagues, devotion to a nurturing and loving classroom environment, and responsibility to families and the greater community.

Requirements
  • Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in the social services or education field

  •  Up-to-date DHS clearances (recent within 1 year) (state, local, NSOR and child abuse clearances)

  • Waldorf teacher training and Pennsylvania certification are preferred

 

Benefits
  • Salaried position

  • Paid time off

  • Health insurance Available

  • Access to long and short term disability benefits

  • Tuition remission available for employees with students attending WSP

  • Training Stipend

 

Accepting applications until position is filled. Application materials must include the following items :
  • Cover letter

  • Resume

  • 3 written professional recommendations (letters)

  • 3 references for contact

 

To apply, send application materials to the following address:

Waldorf School of Pittsburgh

Attn: Early Childhood Lead Teacher Position

201 S Winebiddle St.

Pittsburgh, PA 15224

OR employment@waldorfpittsburgh.org

No phone calls, please. 

Early Childhood Assistant Teacher

 

The Waldorf School of Pittsburgh is currently accepting applications for Early Childhood Classroom Assistants for the 2022–2023 school year.  Both part time and full time opportunities are available. 

Position Overview

The Assistant Teacher works collaboratively with the Lead Teacher and other members of the Early Childhood Faculty/Staff to maintain the integrity and quality of WSP Early Childhood programs. Candidates 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. Kindness, warmth, patience, energy, and a genuine dedication to Waldorf Education are assets for this position.

Benefits

  • Starting pay for assistants is $15/hour. Yearly raises for all returning assistants 

  • Percentage based tuition remission available for hourly employees with students attending WSP

 

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

How to Apply

To apply, a cover letter, resume, and three professional references may be emailed to employment@waldorfpittsburgh.org in PDF or MS Word format.

Email applications are preferred.

Complete materials may also be sent to:

Waldorf School of Pittsburgh

201 S. Winebiddle Street

Pittsburgh, PA, 15224

Attn: Early Childhood Hiring

No telephone inquiries please

Primary Grades Assistant Teacher for 2022–2023 school year

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

 

Overview and Responsibilities:

The Primary Grades Assistant Teacher works collaboratively with the Class Teachers to help maintain the integrity and quality of the WSP Primary Grades program. Ideally, the 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 a 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 stay until 3:00pm on all regular school days.

To apply, please send the following (Accepting applications until positions are filled.):

  1. resume

  2. letter of interest

  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. It is encouraged that you please read about the Waldorf philosophy and education here, before applying.

 

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.

To apply, please send the following:
  1. resume

  2. letter of interest (include availability)

  3. three references

Compensation:

$15/hour

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

Woodwinds Teacher

 

The Waldorf School of Pittsburgh is seeking a woodwinds teacher for grades 6-8.  We are searching for a teacher who is comfortable instructing in a heterogeneous class setting. The ideal candidate will have training in music education, the ability to instruct flute, clarinet and saxophone, the ability to teach 11-14 year old students, and must demonstrate good classroom management, parent and colleague communication, as well as desire to become part of a Waldorf community.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to employment@waldorfpittsburgh.org.

This is a part-time position for 4 periods per week. The pay is $25 per 45 minute lesson.

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 read about the Waldorf philosophy and education at here or browse the content on this website before applying.

Compensation:

$15/hour

 

To apply, please send the following :

  1. resume

  2. letter of interest (include availability)

  3. three references

  4. copies of 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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