EMPLOYMENT

Thank you for your interest in employment at Potomac Crescent Waldorf School. Established in 1998, Potomac Crescent Waldorf School (PCWS) is a small, independent Waldorf school in the artistically and culturally diverse Washington, DC metro area. Our school is the only accredited Waldorf school in Northern Virginia.

 

PCWS offers both an early childhood program that includes the parent-child program, preschool and mixed-age kindergarten, as well as elementary school curriculum for grades 1-5, and is accredited by WECAN and AWSNA.

Please download the EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION and submit it to personnel@potomacwaldorf.org, indicating the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email. We currently have the following positions open:

Potomac Crescent Waldorf School is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation or military status in any employment decision. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors and vendors.

MIXED AGE KINDERGARTEN LEAD TEACHER 2020-2021

Potomac Crescent Waldorf School seeks a Mixed Age Kindergarten (MAK) Lead Teacher for the 2020-2021 school year.

 

The MAK Lead Teacher is a full-time position, working on campus (or at the park on forest days) from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM, Mondays through Fridays. 

 

The MAK Lead Teacher is responsible for leading a class of 4- through 6-year-olds Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 AM until 12:00 PM,  with multiple forest days held at a nearby park. The lead teacher may have an assistant; and would work with the assistant and Early Childhood Chair to develop a plan to equitably share the duties of the kindergarten, which include:

  • Creating an overall plan for the year centering around an understanding of the year’s seasonal progression and festivals

  • Creating a curriculum that encourages the progression of foundational academic skills so the oldest children will be prepared for first grade

  • Planning, carrying out, and reviewing the program and activities on a day-to-day basis

  • Working closely with class parents through regular communication and by scheduling, organizing and hosting four parent evening meetings and two parent-teacher conferences during the year

  • Keeping records of attendance and student progress

  • Preparing snacks daily

  • Preparing crafts 

  • Maintaining the classroom in a neat and orderly fashion, including cleaning and disinfecting the classroom and other COVID-19 mitigation measures 

  • Meeting with new students and their families before the school year, either at their home or at the school;

  • Meeting with the assistant teacher or Faculty Chair weekly for planning and review of progress. And;

  • Writing narrative year-end reports for each child in their class at the end of the school year.

The Lead Teacher will rotate afternoon program coverage with other Early Childhood teachers. 

The ideal candidate will have a confident classroom presence with strong social and communication skills, the ability to work cooperatively with colleagues and a love for children and teaching. The candidate will enjoy being outdoors with the children in all weather conditions. The candidate either will have completed Waldorf Early Childhood training at a WECAN-accredited teacher preparation program or be currently enrolled in a WECAN-accredited teacher preparation program with 3 years of Waldorf Early Childhood teacher experience.

The candidate must be able and willing to follow safety procedures for the school, and follow and enforce school policies and rules.

The teacher will be an active member of the school’s faculty and participates in weekly faculty meetings and committee work. As such, the candidate must be able to work collaboratively with colleagues and demonstrate a commitment to the school beyond the classroom. Faculty meetings are typically held on Thursday afternoons. The teacher will work with the Enrollment Coordinator and the Early Childhood Department to admit families into the mixed age kindergarten program. Attendance at school events, admission events, and festival celebrations is required. 

This position is exempt.

To apply:

We look forward to receiving your application! Interested candidates should email a Letter of Interest and Employment Application addressed to the Personnel Committee to personnel@potomacwaldorf.org

MIXED-AGE KINDERGARTEN ASSISTANT TEACHER: 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

Potomac Crescent Waldorf School seeks a Kindergarten Assistant Teacher for the 2020-2021 school year.

 

The Kindergarten Assistant Teacher works with a lead teacher in a Mixed-Age Kindergarten class of 4-to-6-year-olds. The class meets Mondays through Fridays during the school year from 8:30am to 12pm. Three of these days per week will be held partially at an offsite park for our forest program.

 

The Kindergarten Assistant Teacher helps the lead teacher in carrying out the classroom programs and activities. The specific role in the classroom will be worked out cooperatively with the lead teacher, although, in general, the assistant teacher is responsible for preparing snack and any crafts with which the lead teacher needs help. Classroom maintenance and upkeep responsibilities are to be shared. It is expected that the assistant teacher will meet with the lead teacher on a weekly basis throughout the year for planning and review. 

 

The ideal candidate will have a confident classroom presence with strong social and communication skills, and a love for children and teaching. The candidate will enjoy being outdoors with the children in all weather conditions. The candidate will have an understanding of Waldorf education and a desire to complete Waldorf Early Childhood training.

 

The candidate must be able and willing to follow all safety procedures of the school, and enforce school policies and rules.

 

The Kindergarten Assistant Teacher is an active member of the school’s faculty and will participate in weekly faculty meetings and committee work. As such, the candidate must be able to work collaboratively with colleagues and demonstrate a commitment to the school beyond the classroom. Faculty meetings are typically held on Thursday afternoons. Attendance at school events, admission events and festival celebrations is required.  

 

This position is exempt.

 

To Apply:

We look forward to receiving your application! Interested candidates should email a letter of interest and Employment Application addressed to the Personnel Committee to personnel@potomacwaldorf.org.

Kindergarten Aide (Hourly Position)

Potomac Crescent Waldorf School is seeking a Kindergarten Aide to work with a Lead Teacher and an Assistant Teacher in a Mixed-Age Kindergarten class from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, as needed. This is an hourly position. The kindergarten class will be held outside every day at least during the fall season, unless there are unsafe conditions (due to weather), in which case the class will be inside at PCWS. 

 

The Aide helps the Lead Teacher and Assistant Teacher carry out classroom programs and activities. The specific role of the Aide will depend on the needs of the class, but will generally include the following:

 

  • Escorting children from the Early Bird program at PCWS to the offsite park at 8 a.m.;

  • Supporting the Lead Teacher and Assistant Teacher in caring for the children and maintaining classroom order;

  • In cooperation with the other teachers, cleaning and disinfecting spaces used by the class when needed, as part of COVID-19 mitigation measures; 

  • Following and enforcing safety and health procedures and policies of the school; and

  • Escorting children from the offsite park back to PCWS for the Afternoon Program or dismissal.

 

The ideal candidate will have a love for children and teaching, will enjoy being outdoors with the children in all safe weather conditions and will have an understanding of Waldorf education.

 

We look forward to receiving your application!

 

To apply:

The Employment Application can be found at  www.potomacwaldorf.org. Interested candidates should email a letter of interest and a completed Employment Application to our Personnel Committee at personnel@potomacwaldorf.org

Afternoon Program Aide (Hourly Position)

Potomac Crescent Waldorf School is seeking an Afternoon Program Aide to work with a Lead Afternoon Program Teacher from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Thursdays. This is an hourly position. The Afternoon Program will be held outside every day, unless there are unsafe conditions (due to weather), in which case the Program will be inside at PCWS. 

 

The Aide will oversee a small cohort or “pod,” of school-aged children. The children have been organized into cohorts for safety during the COVID-19 epidemic. The specific role of the Aide will generally include the following:

 

  • Overseeing one cohort of children on the playground or, if inside, in a classroom as they play or engage in other activities. 

  • Ensuring that the cohort they are overseeing remains together and does not mix with other Afternoon Program cohorts.

  • Following and enforcing safety and health procedures and policies of the school, including ensuring that children keep social distance, wear their masks and wash their hands; and cleaning and disinfecting spaces used by the cohort when needed, as part of COVID-19 mitigation measures. 

  • Ensuring that their cohort of children transitions at the end of the three-hour Afternoon Program to their parents/guardians who have come to pick them up. 

 

The ideal candidate will have a love for children and caring for children, will enjoy being outdoors with the children in all safe weather conditions and will have an appreciation for Waldorf education.

 

We look forward to receiving your application!

 

To apply:

The Employment Application can be found at  www.potomacwaldorf.org Interested candidates should email a letter of interest and a completed Employment Application to our Personnel Committee at personnel@potomacwaldorf.org

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SUBSTITUTE

We welcome applications for qualified substitutes for our Early Childhood and Grades programs. Applicants should enjoy working with children and express an interest in Waldorf Education. Pay for the position is commensurate with experience. Please send a resume with your inquiry to personnel@potomacwaldorf.org

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