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. If you would like further information about PCWS' commitment to providing equal opportunities for all job applicants, contact our Equal Opportunity Coordinator at eoc@potomacwaldorf.org 

We currently have the following positions open:

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First Grade Teacher 2022-2023

Potomac Crescent Waldorf School seeks a First Grade Class Teacher for the 2022-2023 school year to join our vibrant Waldorf school in historic Old Town Alexandria. While we have been in Northern Virginia for over 20 years, we are moving into our newly renovated long-term location and are excited to start a new chapter in our school’s history. The parks in our neighborhood have a view of Washington, D.C., across the river.

 

The First Grade Teacher is responsible for teaching their class from 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays and Fridays. On Thursdays, they teach from 8 a.m. until noon and participate in faculty meetings until 3:00 p.m. 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 Admissions and Enrollment Coordinator 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. We are seeking candidates who have a bachelor’s degree and either have completed Waldorf Grades training at an AWSNA-accredited teacher preparation program or are enrolled in an AWSNA-accredited teacher preparation program and have Waldorf 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, www.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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Mixed Age Kindergarten Lead Teacher 2022-2023

Potomac Crescent Waldorf School seeks a Mixed Age Kindergarten Lead Teacher to lead a class of 4-6-year-olds Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon for the 2022-2023 school year. The Lead Teacher will also work on campus from noon to 3 p.m. Duties include the following:

 

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

-Planning a curriculum that nurtures healthy child development throughout the kindergarten years and provides a strong foundation for first grade. This includes a progression of complexity and ability related to circles, self-control, coordination, and healthy movement that prepares the children for academic work in the grades;

-Working collaboratively with the other Early Childhood teachers;

-Integrating regular “forest days” into the kindergarten week;

-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.

 

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. The Lead Teacher, in rotation with other Lead Teachers, may also stay with the Afternoon Program for lunch.

 

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, www.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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Five-Day Preschool Lead Teacher 2022-2023

Potomac Crescent Waldorf School seeks a Preschool Lead Teacher to lead a class of three- and young four-year-olds Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The Lead Teacher will also work on campus until 3 p.m. 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;

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

-In rotation with other Lead Teachers, overseeing lunch in the Afternoon Program.

 

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, www.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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Three-Day Preschool Lead Teacher 2022-2023

Potomac Crescent Waldorf School seeks a Preschool Lead Teacher to lead a class of three- and young four-year-olds from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. The Lead Teacher will also work on campus until 3 p.m. on these days. 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;

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

-In rotation with other Lead Teachers, overseeing lunch in the Afternoon Program.

 

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, www.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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Mixed Age Kindergarten Assistant for 2022-2023

The Mixed Age Kindergarten Assistant Teacher works with a Lead Teacher in a class of four- to six-year-old children. The class meets Monday through Friday during the school year from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The Assistant Teacher typically needs a half hour before and after class to help with preparation and clean-up. This is a salaried position.

 

The Assistant Teacher helps the Lead Teacher carry out classroom programs and activities. The specific role in the classroom will be worked out cooperatively with the Lead Teacher, but will generally include the following:

 

●      Supporting the Lead Teacher in caring for the children and maintaining classroom order 

●      Preparing or assisting student preparation of a daily snack

●      Preparing and helping to oversee crafts, as requested by the lead teacher

●      In cooperation with the Lead Teacher, cleaning the classroom, bathroom, and other spaces used by the class

●      Meeting with the Lead Teacher at least weekly for planning and review

 

As an active member of the school faculty, the Assistant Teacher will participate in weekly faculty meetings and committee work. The Assistant Teacher will also attend class meetings, school events, admissions events, and festival celebrations. Like all of our faculty, the Assistant will help maintain and enforce safety procedures and policies of the school. 

 

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. This position is exempt.

 

To apply:

We look forward to receiving your application! The Employment Application can be found on our school website, 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.