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 our EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION and submit it to personnel@potomacwaldorf.org, indicating the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

 

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.

We currently have the following positions open:

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First Grade Teacher

2021-2022

Potomac Crescent Waldorf School seeks a First Grade Class Teacher for the 2021-2022 school year.

 

The First Grade Teacher is responsible for teaching their class from 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays and Fridays and from 8 a.m. until noon on Thursdays. Duties include the following:

 

-Planning and teaching developmentally-appropriate daily main lessons, certain specialty classes and extra main lesson classes based on the indications from Rudolf Steiner and PCWS’s articulated curriculum plan; 

-Coordinating with specialty class teachers; 

-Securing all supplies and materials needed for the daily lessons; 

-Maintaining a clean, orderly, and beautiful classroom;

-Writing comprehensive, narrative year-end reports;

-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; and

-Working with the Director of Admissions and Enrollment and the Grades Department to admit families into the Grades program.

 

The Grades Teacher is an active member of the school’s vibrant faculty and participates in weekly faculty meetings, Grades Department 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. Attendance at school events, admissions events, and festival celebrations is required. The candidate must be able and willing to maintain and enforce school safety procedures and policies.

 

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 have a bachelor’s degree and either have completed Waldorf Grades training at an AWSNA-accredited teacher preparation program or have at least three years of Waldorf teaching experience within grades 1-5. This position is exempt.

 

To apply:

We look forward to receiving your application! The employment application can be found on our school website, PotomacWaldorf.org. Interested candidates should email a letter of interest and a completed application to our Personnel Committee at personnel@potomacwaldorf.org.

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Preschool Lead Teacher

2021-2022

Potomac Crescent Waldorf School seeks a Preschool Lead Teacher to lead a class of 3- and young 4-year-olds from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. The Lead Teacher will work on campus from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on these days. Depending on enrollment, there may be an opportunity to lead a class of 3- and young 4-year-old children Monday through Friday. Duties include the following:

 

-Creating a plan for the year centering around an understanding of the year’s seasonal progression and festivals;

-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;

-With the help of the assistant, maintaining the classroom in a neat and orderly fashion;

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

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

-Serving as Lead Afternoon Program Teacher one-two days per week. (until 3:00 p.m.)

 

The Lead Teacher will meet with the assistant teacher at least weekly for planning and review to ensure a meaningful classroom role for the assistant. Collaborative work with the assistant teacher is essential for a healthy class environment.

 

As an active member of the school’s faculty, the Lead Teacher participates in weekly faculty meetings, Early Childhood Department meetings, and committee work and must be able to work collaboratively with colleagues. The Lead Teacher will work with the Enrollment Coordinator and the Early Childhood Department to admit families into the Early Childhood program. Attendance at school events, admissions events, and festival celebrations is required. The Lead Teacher must be able and willing to maintain and enforce safety procedures and policies of the school.

 

The ideal candidate will have a confident classroom presence with strong social and communication skills, the ability to work cooperatively with other teachers, and a love for children and teaching. The candidate will enjoy being outdoors with the children in all safe weather conditions. The candidate 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 and have Waldorf Early Childhood teaching experience. This position is exempt.

 

To apply:

We look forward to receiving your application! The employment application can be found on our school website, PotomacWaldorf.org. Interested candidates should email a letter of interest and a completed application to our Personnel Committee at personnel@potomacwaldorf.org.

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Preschool Assistant Teacher

2021-2022

Potomac Crescent Waldorf School seeks a Preschool Assistant Teacher for the 2021-2022 school year.

 

The Preschool Assistant Teacher works with a lead teacher in a preschool class of three-year-olds and young four-year-olds. The class meets Monday through Wednesday during the school year from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Depending on enrollment, there may be an opportunity for the class to meet Monday through Friday.

 

The Preschool 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 the 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 Preschool 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! The employment application can be found on our school website, PotomacWaldorf.org. Interested candidates should email a letter of interest and a completed application to our Personnel Committee at personnel@potomacwaldorf.org.

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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

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 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.