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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:

Lead Teacher for Grade 1

The Waldorf School of Pittsburgh is accepting applications for a Grade One Class Teacher for the 2024–2025 school year. Established in 1993, we are a mature Waldorf school serving about 200 students each year, committed to equity, and looking to diversify our staff.

Our mission is to foster each child’s capacity to become an independent thinking, compassionate, courageous, and purposeful human being.

WSP offers a child care program, parent child program, Nursery and Kindergarten classes and 1st through 8th grade classes. We are a Member of WECAN and accredited through AWSNA. We have a cohesive, strong faculty and administration, an active parent body, and a supportive Board of Trustees.

Ideal candidates have either completed or are in the process of completing their Waldorf teacher certification, hold a Pennsylvania teaching certificate, have experience leading a classroom, and hold a Bachelor’s degree. 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.

Compensation:
Salary range is competitive and depends on experience. We offer extensive financial support for professional development and tuition remission to full-time faculty, as well as benefits.

 

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

  • resume

  • cover letter

  • a one to two page biography describing your interest in this position

  • three references 

Little Friends Assistant Position

The Waldorf School of Pittsburgh (WSP) is accepting applications for an Assistant Teacher in the Little Friends Early Childhood Program for the 2024–2025 school year. The Little Friends school year runs from late August (or early September) through June. The program is open 8am to 4pm, Monday through 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, toileting and diapering, as well as singing songs and telling stories.  The Assistant Teacher will assist the Lead Teacher in caring for six children ages 18 months to 3 years. 

 

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.

 

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. Federal, State, Child abuse, and NSOR clearances are required upon hire.

 

Compensation

Starting pay for assistants is $16.50 an hour. Remission is offered for some programming. Lunch is provided for all staff. We are accepting applications until the position is filled.  

 

To apply, please send the following to employment@waldorfpittsburgh.org:
  • cover letter 

  • resume

  • 2 written professional recommendations (letters) 

  • 3 references for contact

Extended Care Assistants

The Waldorf School of Pittsburgh is currently seeking extended care program assistants to begin teaching in our 2024–2025 school year. 

Position Overview
Shifts are Monday–Friday afternoons, from 2:15pm–5:00pm. We are looking for candidates 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. Teachers will work with early childhood and grades students in our Extended Care Program. Teachers will help prepare an afternoon snack and facilitate activities during after school hours. 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. Applications are accepted until positions are filled.

Qualifications

  • Assistants must have a genuine interest in Waldorf education and pedagogy.

  • High school diploma and at least two years documented experience working with children required.

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

  • Clearances required upon hire.

 

Compensation
  • $16.50/hour for assistant teacher positions

  • $18.00/hour for lead teacher positions

 

To apply, please send the following to employment@waldorfpittsburgh.org:
  • cover letter

  • resume

  • 3 references (for contacting)

  • 2 professional recommendation letters

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:

  • resume

  • letter of interest (include availability)

  • three references

  • clearances required upon hire

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