The Brooklyn Waldorf School is seeking to fill the following positions. If any of the job descriptions below are of interest to you, please fill out our general employment application, as well as provide any other materials requested in the job description.
The Brooklyn Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, and local law.
Reports to: Pedagogical Administrator
Constituents: BWS Community
Pay status: Salary
Type: Part Time - Faculty
Work Schedule: 9am to 4pm (Monday thru Thursday); some evenings required within the 28 hours per week.
About the Position
The Brooklyn Waldorf School is seeking an Administrative Assistant who can provide support to the Pedagogical Administrator and other school personnel as needed. Successful candidates will possess the ability to be flexible and work collaboratively as a part of a team, while prioritizing multiple projects and tasks in a fast paced work environment. S/he must be highly organized, reliable, and have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and understand issues of confidentiality. Qualified candidates will possess at least two years of administrative experience, with at least one year of that experience in a school setting. Understanding of Waldorf education is preferred, though not required. Job duties of the administrative position include the following but are not limited to:
Attend various meetings throughout the year such as:
- Calendar group meetings (as a group member)
- All Faculty meetings
- Board meetings
- Parent Education committee meetings
- Faculty Council meetings
S/he will create, edit and file meeting minutes in a timely manner and share accordingly with meeting participants.
Mentors, evaluators and visitors
Organize mentors, evaluators, and visitors:
- Housing as needed
- Create the school calendar in conjunction with Calendar committee members
- Meet with the Faculty Council to ensure calendar approval and distribution
- Work with the Pedagogical Administrator to update teaching schedule as needed
- Place orders, manage hospitality, and set up for meetings as required
- Setup notice boards and student art work in display cabinets
- Assist with the organization of substitute teachers
- Support Pedagogical Administrator with other duties as needed
Essential Skills and Abilities
- Ability to maintain confidentiality and utilize good judgment.
- Interact courteously and professionally with teachers, staff, parents, and students.
- Ability to prioritize and request assistance with prioritizing, due to the dynamic nature of the position.
- Must be comfortable to work within a school community with a diverse group of people. Must be able to act in an appropriate manner around children, faculty and parents.
- Ability to do minute-taking, documenting and presenting for meetings.
- Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and ability to learn other software tools that support the school’s and Faculty Council goals.
- Must work well within a team.
- Ability to anticipate the needs of the day and organize and prioritize around these needs.
- Understanding of daily, weekly and monthly calendar of the school.
The Brooklyn Waldorf School offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. Apply Here.
About the School
The Brooklyn Waldorf School provides an extraordinary Waldorf education in an urban environment for children in Parent-Child through Eighth grade Now in its tenth year, BWS is in a period of sustained growth and expansion. The 2015-16 academic year will be our fourth at our new permanent location, a historic property known as Claver Castle, in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. In our beautiful building, we offer the full Waldorf curriculum complete with gym, theater, terrace gardens and outdoor play spaces. Our community consists of creative and highly participative parents supporting our teachers and administrative staff. The lower school program is enriched by special subject teachers in orchestra, chorus, eurythmy, handwork, woodwork, games, Spanish, and Chinese. The Brooklyn Waldorf School is a full WECAN member and an AWSNA Developing school.
Brooklyn is one of the most exciting and fastest growing cities in America today. In the last decade, Brooklyn has become a hotbed of growth in the arts and creative industries. While providing easy access to all the incredible cultural assets of Manhattan, Brooklyn offers greater space and peace for new pursuits. This has lead to a resurgence in the arts and crafts, innovations in sustainable architecture, roof-top farming, farm-to-table restaurants, and an explosion of small businesses championing local sourcing and diverse, sustainable communities. Among Brooklyn’s many nearby treasures are The Brooklyn Museum, The Brooklyn Botanic Gardens and Prospect Park. Plentiful public transportation provides a quick trip to Manhattan’s many restaurants, theaters, and museums including The Museum of Modern Art, The Museum of Natural History and The Metropolitan Museum. But Brooklyn has grown into it’s own lately, as a progressive city with distinct values from its surrounding boroughs. It is in this new Brooklyn that the Brooklyn Waldorf School finds itself perfectly at home, bringing Waldorf education to this dynamic community.
The Anthroposophic community in New York City and State is very vibrant and includes The Anthroposophic Society, Biodynamic Farm’s, Camphill Communities, The Threefold Education Center, Sunbridge College, a number of area Waldorf Schools and much more.