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Music Director

Washington Waldorf School

Bethesda, MD, USA

Full time


May 3

The Washington Waldorf School is seeking a full-time experienced Music Director who is enthusiastic about teaching music to students of all ages and abilities to run our music program for grades 3-12, beginning July 2022. 

We will also consider splitting the position into two positions, and are accepting applicants who are interested in salaried part-time work (excluding the benefits listed below).

Skills & Qualifications: 

·      Bachelor’s degree.

·      Music teaching experience, including experience working with students with a variety of learning styles and skill levels ranging from 3rd-12th grade. 

·      Experience teaching choroi flutes and recorders.

·      Experience teaching singing.

·      A commitment to work as a team with all faculty members.

·      Excellent communication skills.

·      Leadership

·      Training in Waldorf education or a strong interest in Waldorf Pedagogy.

Primary responsibilities of the Instrumental Music Director include the following:

·      Teach general music in grades 3-8 twice a week for a total of 12 classes.

·      Develop associated curriculum with an emphasis on singing, choroi flutes and recorders, basic music theory, musical games and movement.

·      Teach High School Chorus twice a week.

·      Teach History Through Music block to the 11th grade (one month block every day during Main Lesson).

·      Oversee Lower School Strings program and lead weekly music faculty meetings. (Includes a part-time LS Strings Director and Adjunct Faculty).

·      Oversee High School Adjunct Music Faculty (guitar, strings, drumming).

·      Attend Full Faculty meetings and Lower School Department Faculty Meetings.

·      Serve on the Festivals Committee.

·      Communicate with parents about the music program and address specific needs and concerns as they arise.

·      Write mid-year and year-end reports on student progress.

Experienced Waldorf music teacher preferred or strong interest in Waldorf education with a willingness to for some intensive training.

We offer a competitive salary and outstanding benefits, including full health, life and disability insurance, paid personal and sick & safe leave, dental reimbursement, school sponsored retirement plan and tuition reimbursement for children of full-time salaried employees.

If you would like to join our exceptional faculty and lively community, please email a cover letter and resume employment@washingtonwaldorf.org attn: Claudia Berg. No phone calls, please. 

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