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.
First Grade Teacher
The Brooklyn Waldorf School seeks a talented First Grade Class teacher for the 2014-15 school year. We are looking for an individual with a strong sense of self and a great love of children. The ideal candidate has teaching experience, is well rounded in the arts and seeks a collaborative professional environment. Candidates will have completed their Waldorf Teacher Training to qualify.
The Brooklyn Waldorf School provides an extraordinary Waldorf education in an urban environment for children in Parent-Child through Eighth grade Now in its ninth year, TBWS is 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 wood shop, 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 bio-dynamic 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.
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.
If you have further questions about our school or the position, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications can be found here. We encourage you to apply and look forward to hearing from you.
The Brooklyn Waldorf School seeks qualified substitute teachers for our grades classes 1-8. Qualified applicants will have extensive elementary or middle school teaching experience. Waldorf classroom experience is preferred. Grades substitutes will have the opportunity to visit classrooms and get to know our lovely community. Most of our class teachers attend training courses one or two times a year. Dates and lesson plans will be prepared in advance. However, there are also times when teachers become unexpectedly ill and need coverage. There is the possibility of working a large number of hours. Competitive hourly rate commensurate with experience. Background check will be completed prior to training.