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 commencing with parent-infant classes as well as a full grades 1-5 elementary school curriculum, 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:

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

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 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, three days of which are forest days held at a nearby park. Duties include planning, carrying out, and reviewing the program and activities on a day-to-day basis. In addition, the lead teacher will have in mind an overall plan for the year centering around an understanding of the year’s seasonal progression and festivals. The lead teacher will meet with the MAK assistant teacher weekly for planning and review to ensure a meaningful classroom role for the assistant. The lead teacher will work 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. The lead teacher is responsible for keeping records of attendance and student progress, and with the help of the assistant, maintain the classroom in a neat and orderly fashion. The lead teacher will meet with new students and their families before the school year, either at their home or at the school. At the end of the school year, the lead teacher is responsible for writing narrative year-end reports for each child in their class.

 

The lead teacher rotates as lead afternoon program teacher from 1:30-2:30pm on one day per week, and dismisses the afternoon program children from 2:30-3:00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 

 

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 either will have completed Waldorf Early Childhood training at a WECAN-accredited teacher preparation program, or be currently enrolled in an 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 lead teacher is 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 Director of Admissions and Enrollment 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.

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

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.

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