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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. 

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.

 

Questions and application for the following positions can be sent to employment@waldorfpittsburgh.org:

Nursery Assistant Teacher

The Waldorf School of Pittsburgh is currently accepting applications for a Nursery Assistant Teacher to assist the Nursery Lead Teacher for the remainder of the 2023-2024 school year. The position is a part-time hourly position, Wednesday through Friday from 7:45am-3:00pm.

Position Overview

The Nursery Assistant works collaboratively with the Nursery Lead Teacher and other members of the Early Childhood Faculty/Staff to help maintain the integrity and quality of WSP Early Childhood Programs.  Ideally, an assistant teacher will have training and/or experience in Waldorf education, as well as experience and/or training in working with young children. Musical and artistic abilities, kindness, warmth, patience, energy, and a genuine dedication to Waldorf education are assets for this position. Teachers will be working with children ranging from age 2 to age 4. We are accepting applications until the position is filled. 

 

Compensation:

$16.50 an hour

Qualifications
  • Assistants must have a genuine interest in Waldorf Education and Pedagogy

  • B.A. in Education or related fields is preferred, high school education required

  • Experience in working with young children

  • Must be knowledgeable of physical, social, developmental and the emotional needs of children

  • Clearances required upon hire (Federal, State, Childabuse and NSOR)

To apply, please send the following to employment@waldorfpittsburgh.org 

  • Cover letter

  • Resume

  • 3 references (for contacting)

Assistant Handwork Teacher

The Waldorf School of Pittsburgh is currently hiring for an Assistant Handwork teacher for the remainder of the 2023-2024 school year. This position is a part-time, hourly position. The assistant would be required to work:

  • Mondays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  • Tuesdays 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • Wednesdays 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.

  • Thursdays 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

 

Position Overview

The Handwork Assistant would assist the Lead Handwork Teacher with grades one through five. The ideal candidate is familiar with or willing to learn aspects of the Waldorf Handwork Curriculum and can work well with children in first through fifth Grade. Candidates should be creative and enthusiastic, and enjoy working with a diverse group of learners. The candidate must be knowledgeable and skilled at knitting, crochet, embroidery, and felting. 

 

Compensation

$18.00 an hour

 

Qualifications

  • BA in a related field preferred

  • At least two years experience working with school age children

  • Classroom, interpersonal, and student management skills

 

To apply, please send the following to employment@waldorfpittsburgh.org

  1. Resume

  2. Letter of interest 

  3. Three references

  4. Clearances required upon hire

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 2023–2024 school years. 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.  

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:

$16.50/hour for assistant teacher positions

$18.00/hour for lead teacher positions

 

To apply, please send the following:

  1. resume

  2. letter of interest (include availability)

  3. three references

  4. clearances required upon hire

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