Violin Teacher

The Waldorf School of Pittsburgh is seeking a violin teacher for grades 3-8 for the 2017-2018 school year.  We are searching for a teacher who is comfortable instructing in a heterogeneous class setting. The ideal candidate will have training in music education, the ability to instruct violin, teaching 8-14 year old students, and must demonstrate good classroom management, parent and colleague communication, as well as desire to become part of a Waldorf community.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to employment@waldorfpittsburgh.org.

No telephone inquiries please.

This is a part-time position: $25 per 45 minute lesson, seven lessons a week on Tuesday and Thursday between the hours of 11:00 am and 2:45 pm.

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Early Childhood Assistant

The Waldorf School of Pittsburgh is currently accepting applications for the position of Early Childhood Program Assistant. Both full- and part-time assistant positions will be available for the 2017-2018 school year.

Position Overview
Assistant Teachers work collaboratively with Lead Teachers and other members of the Early Childhood Faculty / Staff to maintain the integrity and quality of WSP Early Childhood programs. Ideally, a program assistant will have training and/or experience in Waldorf education, as well as experience and/or training in working with young children. Kindness, warmth, patience, energy, and a genuine dedication to Waldorf Education are assets for this position.

To familiarize yourself with with Waldorf education, please visit whywaldorfworks.org or browse the content on this website.

How to Apply
To apply, a cover letter, resume, and three professional references may be emailed to employment@waldorfpittsburgh.org in PDF or MS Word format. Please indicate in your cover letter if you would prefer the full-time position or if your time is limited.

Email applications are preferred.

Complete materials may also be sent to:

Waldorf School of Pittsburgh
201 S. Winebiddle Street
Pittsburgh, PA, 15224
Attn: Early Childhood Hiring

No telephone inquiries please.

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Woodwinds Teacher

The Waldorf School of Pittsburgh is seeking a woodwinds teacher for grades 6-8 for the 2017-2018 school year. We are searching for a teacher who is comfortable instructing in a heterogeneous class setting. The ideal candidate will have training in music education, the ability to instruct a variety woodwind instruments, teaching 11-14 year old students, and must demonstrate good classroom management, parent and colleague communication, as well as desire to become part of a Waldorf community.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to employment@waldorfpittsburgh.org.

No telephone inquiries please.

This is a part-time position: $25 per 45 minute lesson, three lessons a week on Tuesday and Thursday between the hours of 11:00 am and 2:45 pm.

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Sixth Grade Teacher Position 2017 -2018

The Waldorf School of Pittsburgh seeks an enthusiastic and engaged teacher dedicated to Waldorf Education to join a cohesive, strong faculty circle. The Class Teacher for the Class of 2020 (6th Grade for 2017-18) will begin an exciting and rigorous journey as the class and teacher continue through the early adolescent years from Grades Six through Eight. At a minimum, applicants must have a bachelor’s degree. Waldorf teacher training and Pennsylvania certification are preferred.

Application materials are due by March 26th and must include the following items :

Cover letter
Resume
Biography – one to two page document explaining how you came to be interested in teaching at the Waldorf School of Pittsburgh
List of 3 professional references

To apply, send applications materials to the following address:
Waldorf School of Pittsburgh
Sixth Grade Teacher Position
201 S Winebiddle St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
OR
Materials may also be emailed to 6thgrade@waldorfpittsburgh.org
Electronic materials must be in either PDF or MS Word format.

If your application moves to the next phase of our hiring process, we will contact you.

Please read about our school and Waldorf curriculum at www.waldorfpittsburgh.org before applying.

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Facilities and Grounds Volunteer Projects

Contact Brendan Froeschl for more information about assisting with any of these projects.

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Spotlight on Inclusion

“The Waldorf School is a place where no matter what your culture, religion, or lifestyle, it will be an open and loving place for your family. Waldorf is not just a school, but a second family to us where we can feel completely accepted and loved.” – Esterina Zottola, WSP Parent

Esterina and her family found the school after a long, grueling search for a school for their oldest child. “We really thought we would never find the perfect school. Once we enrolled our son and when he started attending, we realized WSP was the perfect match for our family and was also our refuge. When we are at school we experience complete acceptance and peace. In this sometimes crazy and uncertain world we live in, we know at WSP we have 100% support and caring.”

The family has been at the school for six years now and last year, a significant milestone for her daughter was warmly embraced by her teacher and classmates. Esterina recounts the story:

When my daughter began approaching the age of 9 and the time when she would start wearing the hijab, she was a bit wary. I received a message from her teacher to invite me to speak about this milestone in the Islamic religion. I came in to speak to her class about the hijab and about Islam in general. When there, I could see any of the reservations my daughter had suddenly disappear. She knew her classmates were informed and very accepting of the change that she was making in wearing the hijab. The question and answer session I had with her class brought me to tears as I saw her friends urgency to learn about our religion and about her upcoming transition to the hijab.

Recently Esterina’s husband, an independent business owner, had some serious health issues. Tensions surrounding being Muslim in the U.S. added to the stress felt by the family. Esterina comments, “Things have been especially difficult for me as a mother of Muslim children in a time where it is not openly accepted. My family and I constantly feel targeted when outside our home. The one thing I can count on is that when we are at WSP, we always have open acceptance and love. The school has become our sanctuary. My children love that WSP includes many diverse ethnicities and religions. They love that when they are at WSP they will learn about other cultures and belief systems.”

The Annual Fund is helping families like Esterina’s and many others. At the Waldorf School of Pittsburgh we embrace a culture of inclusion. The Annual Fund helps us in this aim. As Esterina says, “There are many families who could really be positively impacted by Waldorf Education, but for some circumstance cannot fully provide for the funds. Everyone falls on hard times and needs a little help sometimes. Without the Annual Fund I do not know where my family would be.” Donate to the Annual Fund to assist in this help.

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