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 seeking a Pedagogic Administrator. The Pedagogic Administrator provides leadership to the school, working out of a model of servant and collaborative leadership. The Pedagogic Administrator works closely with the Faculty Council, the Business Administrator, and the Board of Trustees to plan and implement the pedagogical and administrative objectives of the school community. The position of Pedagogic Administrator acts as the faculty liaison to the Board of Trustees, and is also a conduit for managing the concerns of the parent community.
The Pedagogic Administrator inspires a culture of collaborative initiative and ensures that the faculty addresses matters of prime importance necessary for the effective functioning and overall health of the school.
A successful candidate will:
- Be an experienced trained Waldorf teacher with previous successful leadership experience in a Waldorf context.
- Have a demonstrated commitment to collaboration, objectivity, relationship and consensus building as well as conflict resolution.
- Be timely, well-organized, able to effectively manage multiple projects, and have excellent communications skills.
- Have a demonstrated ability to set priorities and maintain accountability.
- Have the ability to convert strategies into effective operational activities and achievements in a timely manner.
- Have strong basic word processing and email skills.
- Hold a Bachelor’s Degree or foreign equivalent
- Experience or interest in working with Waldorf Education in a distinctly urban environment.
- Ideal candidate will exhibit an interest in working with anthroposophy as it applies to organizational structure and human development.
About the School:
The Brooklyn Waldorf School provides an extraordinary Waldorf education in an urban environment for children in Parent-Child through Eighth grade. We are committed to building a school whose student body and community reflect the economic, cultural and racial diversity of Brooklyn, New York.
Since its inception nine years ago the school has been in a period of sustained growth and expansion. The 2014-15 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 who support our teachers and administrative staff. The Grades program is enriched by special subject teachers in orchestra, chorus, eurythmy, handwork, music, 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.
How to Apply:
We offer a competitive salary and benefits including health insurance, contribution towards moving expenses, 401K and Transit Benefit. The Brooklyn Waldorf School is committed to professional development including mentorship, annual training and ongoing artistic and anthroposophic study.
To apply, please complete the online application, including a cover letter and resume.
If you have further questions about our school or the position, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We encourage you to apply and look forward to hearing from you.
Part Time Math Teacher
The Brooklyn Waldorf School is seeking a middle school math teacher for its growing school. Qualified candidates will have at least three years of professional experience teaching math to middle school aged children. Candidates should hold a BA in a related field and have or be willing to take Waldorf Training. The ideal candidate will have familiarity with the waldorf curriculum and approach to teaching. Currently the position will require teaching eight, forty-minute periods per week to the sixth and eighth grades. There may be additional hours available for homework help or an afterschool math club. Qualified candidates will be expert in the middle school math curriculum and have the ability to inspire learning among a range of learning styles. Candidates with interests in the arts and movement are encouraged to apply. This is a great opportunity to work with a dynamic community dedicated to bringing Waldorf education to Brooklyn. To apply, please complete the online application, including a cover letter and resume.
Part Time Early Childhood Assistant
The Brooklyn Waldorf School is seeking a caring and warm individual to assist part-time as an Early Childhood Assistant during the 2014-15 school year. Candidates for this position must have confidence in caring for medium sized groups of children, patience and effective adult and child communication skills. Candidates should have experience and familiarity with Waldorf education as well as skills in singing and playing games with young children. The ideal candidate is also comfortable with daily cooking and cleaning tasks and other practical classroom care as needed. Waldorf teacher training is not required although priority will be given to applicants who are trained or in training. Early Childhood Assistants are included in the rich meeting life of our school including many opportunities for artistic and anthroposophic study.
The core hours for this position are 7:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day. Hourly rate commensurate with experience. Candidates must agree to a complete background check. To apply, please complete the online application, including a cover letter and resume.