Employment at RVWS

River Valley Waldorf School sits amid woods and fields, near the small river-towns and villages that dot the Delaware River along the Pennsylvania/New Jersey border.  We are conveniently just over an hour from both New York City and Philadelphia; about 40 minutes from the Lehigh Valley. Housed in a former public elementary school building, our programs include grades one through eight, kindergarten, nursery and parent-child classes. We are proud to offer a strong professional development program for our faculty and of our ability to offer a full Waldorf curriculum, which currently includes: Spanish, Handwork, Music, Fine & Sculptural Arts (woodworking, clay & soapstone), Gardening and Eurythmy.
We are accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) and the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS).

Both our faculty and parent body are tight-knit, supportive and welcoming; committed to community and diversity. River Valley Waldorf School is supported by a Pedagogical Chair, Leadership Council, Administrative Team and Board of Trustees.

River Valley Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer.

Available Positions

Early Childhood Assistant – immediate opening

Kindergarten/Nursery assistant position open for the 2018/2019 school year.  We are taking applications now.  Hours are from 11:30am until 3:30pm, Monday through Friday.  No teaching experience is necessary, however a love for children, interest in and appreciation for Waldorf education and willingness to learn and take direction from the lead teachers are absolute requirements!  Experience working with young children is a plus. Please send a letter of interest and resume to:  lc@rivervalleyschool.org.

Evening Cleaning Help Wanted 

Evening cleaning help wanted for a small private school in Upper Black Eddy. 3 hours a day/ 5 days a week. Hours typically 5:30pm-8:30pm, but could be flexible. Job requirements: Floor and bathroom cleaning, surface cleaning, restocking supplies. Must be physically able to clean floors and bathrooms. Bending and lifting required. Criminal background check required.

Please call (610) 982-5606 to inquire, or email Patrick Janssen at pjanssen@rivervalleyschool.org.

Handwork Teacher – Grades 1 – 8

We are looking for a dynamic, Waldorf-trained teacher to join our dedicated faculty circle beginning January 2019. Our generous compensation package includes full tuition remission, health insurance and a 403B pension plan.


  • Certificate in Waldorf Applied Arts Education
  • Bachelor’s degree a plus
  • Experience teaching Handwork to grade school students
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Open to colleagueship and the development of strong, collaborative professional relationships

Instruction includes Handwork classes for Grades 1 through 8. Ancillary grade school support classes, as needed.

Interested applicants should submit resume, references and a short biographical sketch.

By email: info@rivervalleyschool.org
By mail: River Valley Waldorf School
1395 Bridgeton Hill Road
Upper Black Eddy, Pa 18972
By fax: (610) 982-5799

If you have any questions, please call Annie Porter, Pedagogical Chair:  (610) 982-5606.

Eurythmy Block Teacher

River Valley Waldorf School is seeking a trained pedagogical eurythmist to teach a block of eurythmy during the spring (April – June time frame) for a total 6-8 weeks. The block will include approximately 15 eurythmy lessons per week for kindergarten and grade school classes.  A piano accompanist will be available for lessons.

The exact dates of employment will be determined with the applicant.  The school will provide accommodations and cover transportation costs.  Please send letter of intent and resume to info@rivervalleyschool.org or River Valley School, 1392 Bridgeton Hill Road, Upper Black Eddy, PA, 18972610-982-5606.

Interested applicants should submit resume, references and a short biographical sketch. If you have any questions, please call Annie Porter, Pedagogical Chair:  (610) 982-5606.

Substitute Teachers needed:

River Valley Waldorf School is looking for substitute teachers for the 2017-18 and 2018-2019 school years. Early Childhood substitutes must have experience working with young children. In the Grade School, teacher training and/or teaching experience are necessary. Interested applicants should send a letter, resume and references to: info@rivervalleyschool.org

If you have questions regarding any position, please call Annie Porter, Pedagogical Chair at (610) 982-5606.

To apply for an open position:

Interested applicants should submit cover letter, resume, short biographical sketch and three references.

By email:     info@rivervalleyschool.org

By mail:      River Valley Waldorf School, Hiring Committee

1395 Bridgeton Hill Road

Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972

 River Valley Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer.