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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.

 

Love where you work!  The Waldorf School of Princeton sits on 20 acres of beautifully tended campus, including access to a creek, forest walks, and carefully tended gardens. The campus is within easy reach of the thriving village center of Hopewell and the college town of Princeton. Further afield, New York City, Philadelphia and the Jersey Shore provide endless entertainment at weekends.

 

An Associate Member of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America, the Waldorf School of Princeton is committed to providing a rich Waldorf education to all its students, from pre-K through 8th grade. In 2021, the school committed to a nine-year plan to build our school into a beacon for the local community, with a team of dedicated, well-supported, excellent educators at its heart.  We are excited to welcome new members of our team to help us on this journey.

 

Joining the Waldorf School of Princeton, you will find yourself among kindred spirits. Our faculty and staff form a supportive group, working together for the children in our care, encouraging one another to do their best work, and extending grace when we struggle.

 

Teachers who are not familiar with Waldorf education will be supported through the training and professional development needed to deliver our carefully crafted curriculum that meets the developmental needs of each child.

 

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to:

Pamela Shafer, Faculty Chair, pshafer@princetonwaldorf.org

Early Childhood Teacher Job Posting

 

The Waldorf School of Princeton is looking for a full-time Early Childhood teacher to join our growing program. A certificate in Waldorf Early Childhood education is necessary to pursue a career with us, and we will consider candidates willing to begin their training at the time of applying. Experience in working with younger children, ages 2-4, would be most helpful.

The Early Childhood program is housed in our old farmhouse building that has been extended and updated. Each classroom has its own play area adjacent to our biodynamic garden, which the children visit. There is a CSA farm next door, where the children visit to feed the chickens and do small tasks. The children take walks through the woods and play at the creek. Students have beautiful, inviting indoor spaces for creative play and building, circle time, meal sharing, and creative projects. The morning program runs until 12 p.m., an extended program continues until 3 p.m., and Aftercare is available until 6 p.m. Class teachers are expected to work 8 a.m. - to 3 p.m. A person in this position must be able to take long walks with the class. 

The Early Childhood program presently has four lead teachers who work together to develop and implement their programs. The teachers meet regularly to support each other in the daily life of the classroom. Each class teacher is supported by an assistant, many of whom are taking professional development.

 

This is a full time role. The salary scale, depending on education level and relevant experience is $46,800 to $67,320. Health benefits are available.

 

We are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates with life experiences less well represented in the independent school sector

Part-TimeEarly Childhood Assistants

 

The Waldorf School of Princeton is looking for part-time Early Childhood Assistants to join our growing program. Experience in working with younger children, ages 2-6, is beneficial.

 

The Early Childhood program is housed in our old farmhouse building that has been extended and updated. Each classroom has its own play area adjacent to our biodynamic garden, which the children visit. There is a CSA farm next door, where the children visit to feed the chickens and do small tasks. The children take walks through the woods and play at the creek. Students have beautiful, inviting indoor spaces for creative play and building, circle time, meal sharing, and creative projects. The morning program runs until 12 p.m., an extended program continues until 3 p.m., and Aftercare is available until 6 p.m. Assistants typically work half days, from 8 to 1pm or from 12 to 3pm. A person in this position must be able to take long walks with the class. 

 

This is a part time role. The hourly rate is $18.80.

 

We are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates with life experiences less well represented in the independent school sector.

 

Part-Time Movement & Games Teacher

 

The Waldorf School of Princeton is seeking a Movement & Games teacher for our Grade School, grades 1-8, beginning August 2022. This position has teaching hours between 11a.m.-3p.m. The number of days and classes is dependent on the applicant’s skills with teaching younger children and middle school students.

 

Our “gym” is the outdoors. We have 20 acres of fields, tennis courts with various sports equipment, basketball hoops, woods, and a stream. Our students dress for the weather and go outside every day except in extreme conditions, when we utilize a large indoor space. Experience with a variety of age groups and skills in some of the following areas is helpful: cooperative games for younger children, naturalist teaching background, orienteering, and sports education.

 

Interested applicants should be open to learning about Waldorf philosophy and teaching methods. Professional Development is offered. 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, Faculty Chair, at pshafer@princetonwaldorf.org.

Part-Time Spanish Teacher

The Waldorf School of Princeton is looking for a part time Spanish language teacher for grades 1 through 8.

 

We are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates with life experiences less well represented in the independent school sector.

 

This is a part-time role, paid at $32 per hour, with 50% time allowed for lesson planning.

Business Office Manager 

View the full job description here. To apply, please contact School Administrator Zoe Brookes.

Counselor Job Description

Waldorf School of Princeton Summer Camp 2022


 

A Lead Counselor must be at least 21 years of age and must successfully pass a Criminal Background Check. The pay rate is $32.25/hr. 

 

Camp runs in two 3 week sessions. Counselors must be available for at least one 3 week session and ideally would be available for all 6 weeks. 

Session 1: June 27-July 15

Session 2: July 18-August 5th

More details can be found on our website https://www.princetonwaldorf.org/summer-camp

 

The Counselor’s duties include but are not limited to:

 

  • Participating in any camp orientations prior to the opening of camp, as well as attending any additional meetings or workshops

  • Executing age appropriate curriculum (including projects, games, stories, songs, etc.) in the spirit of camp session theme in concert or under instruction from the lead teaching artist and in cooperation with all other counselors, staff, and lead teaching artists.

  • Participating as a role model and leader in all camp activities, including but not limited to all camp gatherings, assigned age group specific programming, and continuing activities begun by the lead teaching artists 

  • Assisting Camp Director/Administration Staff in any camp related matter if directed

  • Responsible for room/camp set-up at the beginning of each day  

  • Responsible for room/camp clean-up a the end of each day

  • Assist in room/camp set up prior to each 3 week session

  • Assist in room/camp clean up following each 3 week session

  • Caring for and supervising no more than 20 children

  • Being responsible for the safety and well being of the campers in their group

  • Supervising, training, and working with Assistant Counselors and Counselors-In-Training 

  • Interacting with parents and children in a caring and attentive manner. Any problems should be discussed with the Camp Director

  • Arriving at camp on time being ready to work per your employment agreement

  • Uphold all safety and health policies and procedures of the camp

 

Please send resume, letter of interest, and 3 references via email to 

Miriam Jones, Summer Camp Director

mjones@princetonwaldorf.org

 

Applications reviewed upon receipt 

Application deadline April 30, 2022


 

Assistant Counselor Job Description

Waldorf School of Princeton Summer Camp 2022


 

An Assistant Counselor must be at least 18 years of age and must successfully pass a Criminal Background check.The pay rate is $18.75/hr. 

 

Camp runs in two 3 week sessions. Assistant counselors must be available for at least one 3 week session and ideally would be available for all 6 weeks. 

Session 1: June 27-July 15

Session 2: July 18-August 5th

More details can be found on our website https://www.princetonwaldorf.org/summer-camp


 

The Assistant Counselor’s duties include but are not limited to:

 

  • Participating in the camp orientation prior to the opening of camp, as well as attending any additional meetings or workshops

  • Participating as a role model and leader in all camp activities, including but not limited to all camp gatherings, assigned age group specific programming, and continuing activities begun by the lead teaching artists 

  • Assisting Counselors, Camp Director, and Administrative Staff in any camp related matter when directed

  • Executing age appropriate curriculum (including projects, games, stories, songs, etc.) in the spirit of camp session theme in concert or under instruction from the lead teaching artist and in cooperation with all other counselors, staff, and lead teaching artists.

  • Assist in room/camp set-up at the beginning of each day  

  • Assist in room/camp clean-up a the end of each day

  • Assist in room/camp set up prior to each 3 week session

  • Assist in room/camp clean up following each 3 week session

  • Caring for and supervising no more than 20 children

  • Being responsible for the safety and well being of the campers in their group

  • Harmoniously working with Counselors and Counselors-In-Training 

  • Interacting with parents and children in a caring and attentive manner. Any problems should be discussed with the Camp Director

  • Arriving at camp on time being ready to work per your employment agreement

  • Uphold all safety and health policies and procedures of the camp

 

Please send resume, letter of interest, and 3 references via email to 

Miriam Jones, Summer Camp Director

mjones@princetonwaldorf.org

 

Applications reviewed upon receipt 

Application deadline April 30, 2022

 

Counselor-In-Training (“CIT”) Job Description

Waldorf School of Princeton Summer Camp 2022


 

A CIT must be at least 14 years old, understand what it means to be a positive role model, stay on task all day, responsible, and able to take direction. Previous experience working at a camp and/or working with children is not required but would be helpful. A small stipend will be given if for every two weeks worked.

 

The CIT’s duties include but are not limited to:

 

  • Participating in the camp orientation prior to the opening of camp, and any additional meetings or workshops

  • Participating as a role model and leader in all camp activities, including but not limited to all camp gatherings, assigned age group specific programming, and continuing activities begun by the lead teaching artists 

  • Assisting Counselors, Assistant Counselors, Camp Director, and Administrative Staff in any camp related matter when directed

  • Assist in room/camp set-up at the beginning of each day  

  • Assist in room/camp clean-up a the end of each day

  • Assist in room/camp set up prior to each 3 week session

  • Assist in room/camp clean up following each 3 week session

  • Being responsible for the safety and well being of the campers in their group

  • Harmoniously working with and taking instruction from all camp staff

  • Interacting with parents and children in a caring and attentive manner. Any problems should be discussed with the Camp Director

  • Arriving at camp on time being ready to work per your employment agreement

  • Uphold all safety and health policies and procedures of the camp

 

Please send letter of interest, and 3 references via email to 

Miriam Jones, Summer Camp Director

mjones@princetonwaldorf.org

 

Applications reviewed upon receipt 

Application deadline April 30, 2022

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