Employment

 

Waldorf School of Princeton is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that hires qualified candidates and does not discriminate on the basis of color, national and ethnic origin or sexual orientation. Job openings are posted throughout the year.


We offer a competitive salary, plus a health insurance plan and tuition remission for qualified employees.

Class Teacher ​

The Waldorf School of Princeton is in search of a grade school teacher for next year and is open to interviewing a teacher with lower grade or upper grade preference, or those who prefer to take a class 1-8.  We are a 34 year old school located on 20 acres of fields, woods and stream only 4 miles from downtown Princeton. We are one hour away from NYC, Philadelphia, and the Jersey shore. Presently, during COVID, we are teaching on-campus with a tent for each class and a limited class size of 12 for this time period. Children are happy to be together learning and everyone on campus wears a mask.

 

We prefer a teacher with a Bachelor’s degree in a field that supports the education in grades 1-8 and a Waldorf teacher training. We can consider a teacher in the process of training because we have a number of very experienced teachers that can help to mentor.

 

A teacher at the Waldorf School of Princeton is part of the organization and decision making of the school to the extent that they wish to be on the College of Teachers and serve on the Board of Trustees or its committee work. A first year teacher is not required to do any extra duties.

The school is led by a Business Operations Administrator and a Leadership Chair with the support of a Leadership Team. We have a firm history of Anthroposophical study; the school began out of the Princeton Anthroposophical Society that met for 50 years in the Princeton area and continues today. 

 

The responsibilities of a class teacher are to lead the class of students in their academic studies, their social dynamic, and in relationship to the group of class parents. A teacher will teach Main Lesson and two other classes a day, with two periods free for planning. There are recess duties, about 5 per week, and festivals to plan and facilitate. Teachers need to assess students and meet with parents at conferences twice a year and write reports at the end of the year. A teacher is expected to have about 4 class meetings per year that have pedagogical content and a space to discuss parent concerns. Waldorf School of Princeton offers summer training for each grade for every class teacher. 

 

If you have an interest in working at our school, please send your resume, a cover letter, and 3 references to Leadership Chair Pamela Shafer at pshafer@princetonwaldorf.org.

  

Part-Time Movement & Games Teacher

 

The Waldorf School of Princeton is seeking a Movement & Games teacher for our Grade School, beginning November 2020.

 

Our “gym” is the outdoors. We have fields, tennis courts with various equipment, woods, and a stream as part of the outdoor possibilities. We are looking for applicants with some of these skills in order to work with the different age groups: cooperative games for younger children, naturalist teaching background, orienteering, and sports capabilities. Our students go outside everyday unless it is inclement weather and know how to dress appropriately. We do have a large indoor space that can be utilized if necessary

During this time of COVID-19 we have been teaching all classes on campus. Each classroom has a tent for outdoor teaching and everyone on campus is required to wear a mask. We hope to continue teaching on-campus all year but will continue with all subjects on distant learning if it becomes necessary.

 

Interested applicants should be open to learning about Waldorf teaching methods. If you join us, you will find that your colleagues will heartily support your efforts to teach at the highest level, with passion and creativity. We emphasize self-development and the ability to work well with parents and the wider community.

 

Please send a letter of introduction, resume, and contact information for three references to Pamela Shafer, Leadership Chair, at pshafer@princetonwaldorf.org.

Paid Internship,  April - June  2021

with Potential for Transition to a Lower Grades Class Teacher Position 

for the 2021-22 School Year


 

WSP seeks a candidate with prior teaching experience who has chosen to further their professional capabilities with Waldorf Teacher Training. We will offer a half-salary for these 2-1/2 months. This position offers an opportunity to become familiar with the school culture, and it is our hope that this internship could lead to filling a class teacher position in the 2021-22 school year.

 

The intern will observe main lessons and have the opportunity to take on aspects of the curriculum under the mentorship of an experienced class teacher. The intern will take up some lessons independently during the day and supervise lunch, afternoon recess, transitions, and dismissal. The intern will shadow the class teacher in Parent-Teacher Conferences and parent meetings. 

 

We are a 36-year-old school located on 20 acres of fields, woods, and a stream, only four miles from downtown Princeton. We are one hour from New York City, Philadelphia, and the Jersey shore. Presently, during COVID, we are teaching on-campus, with a tent for each class and limited class sizes of twelve. Everyone on campus wears a mask. The children are very happy to be together learning. Our extensive campus enables us to work more with the environment and land stewardship projects. 

 

WSP teachers have the opportunity to be part of the school’s organization and decision making to the extent that they wish to be part of the College of Teachers and Board committees. Two teacher representatives also serve as faculty members of the Board of Trustees. First year teachers are not required to take on extra duties.

 

The School is led by the Business Operations Administrator and Leadership Chair, with the support of a Leadership Team. We have a firm history of anthroposophical study; the school began out of the Princeton Anthroposophical Society, which has been meeting in the area since the 1930’s and continues today. The Waldorf School of Princeton offers summer training for each grade for every class teacher. A full-time teacher is offered health benefits and a twelve-month pay distribution that begins in July.

 

If this is of interest to you, contact Pamela Shafer: pshafer@princetonwaldorf.org.

Part-Time School Nurse 


Responsible for providing nursing services to all at the school.  Promotes health and safety of school environment by assisting the administration and staff to maintain a safe and sanitary environment.

As a member of The Waldorf School Association of the Princeton Area (“the School”) faculty, I will join and support a group of teachers and administrators who work with the indications given by Rudolf Steiner for education, organizational and inner development.  

 

Essential Job Functions Maintain all health records according to NJ Law.  Ensuring all staff has current health certifications per NJ State Law.  Conducts health services and screening programs as required by law and or policies.  Maintains separate records of immunizations for purpose of immunization record auditor.  Provides staff appropriate training and education on laws of administering epinephrine. 

Doing preliminary summer camp planning in regards to health requirements.  Monthly testing of the emergency communications in classrooms. Order all necessary first aid and medical equipment.  Provide periodic reports to the BOA as needed

 

Further Duties

  1. Communicating with parents as necessary to ensure the wellbeing of the students.  

  2. Contributing to school events and festivals throughout the year 

  3. Willingness to assist as requested for the greater good of WSP

 

 

Physical Requirement

  1. Requires walking, standing, running sitting, extensive use body limbs for periods of time

  2. Bending, squatting, kneeling and lifting up to 20 pounds

To apply, please send a resume, letter of interest and three references to Business Operations Administrator Antoinette Layton at alayton@princetonwaldorf.org. 

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” —Albert Einstein

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