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 the application link provided, as well as provide any other materials requested in the job description.
About the School
The Brooklyn Waldorf School provides an extraordinary Waldorf education in an urban environment for children in Parent-Child through Eighth grade.
The School has been in a period of growth and expansion since its inception in 2004. Our beautiful home since 2010 is a historic property known as “Claver Castle” in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. 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 diverse, 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. Brooklyn has grown into its 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 Farms, Camphill Communities, The Threefold Education Center, Sunbridge College, and a number of area Waldorf Schools.
Job Title: Pedagogical Administrator
Reports to: Faculty Council
Work schedule: Full time
Summary: The Brooklyn Waldorf School is seeking a Pedagogical Administrator to join our staff immediately. The Pedagogical Administrator provides leadership to the school, working out of a model of servant and collaborative leadership. The Pedagogical Administrator works closely with the Faculty Council, the Administrative Council, and the Board of Trustees to plan and implement the pedagogical and administrative objectives of the school community. The position of Pedagogical 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 Pedagogical 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.
Applicants must have authorization to work in the United States.
Job Title: Eurythmy Teacher
Reports to: Faculty Council
Work schedule: PART-TIME Middle School Block Schedule – some flexibility
Summary: The Brooklyn Waldorf School is seeking a part-time or block Eurythmy Teacher to join our faculty in September 2017. The part-time Eurythmy Teacher will primarily instruct Middle School students in blocks; and, may be called on for substituting for our Grades Eurythmist where appropriate. Our nursery to Grade Five students experience the study of Eurythmy and movement throughout the year. With musical accompaniment, the Eurythmy teachers are expected to bring developmentally appropriate tone and speech work, develop hearty relationships with students and the community at large. The work of the students will culminate in a performance organized by the teachers.
Essential Skills/Abilities: The ideal candidate for this position will be a qualified and skilled Eurythmist with a strong love of working with children. Additionally, the candidate will have middle school teaching experience, a Eurythmy Teacher Training Certificate, be dedicated to the study of Anthroposophy and self-development, and be excited about collegial collaboration. Applicants must have authorization to work in the United States
Job Title: Parent Child Lead & Assistant Teachers
Reports to: Faculty Council
Work Schedule: Full time
The Brooklyn Waldorf School seeks Parent Child Lead and Assistant part time teachers to begin their work in September 2017. Our Early Childhood Program is well established and is a fully accredited member of WECAN. Our Parent Child Program continues to expand with offerings for children birth to three. Currently, we are seeking a Lead teacher to offer Parent-Child sessions, in three semesters, on Saturday mornings and to substitute during the week when necessary. Additionally, we seek assistants to work closely with the lead teachers to deliver a program that continues to nurture both the parent and the child. Training is available for the assistant positions. These positions are currently part-time.
We are looking for individuals with a strong sense of self and a great love of children. The ideal candidate has teaching experience, is motivated and enthusiastic about working with young children, seeks to bring warmth, consistency and rhythm to the work, is well rounded in the arts, and seeks a collaborative, professional environment. Certification in a Waldorf Early Childhood program is not required, but would be a benefit. Ideally, candidates will have completed their Waldorf Teacher Training to qualify for Lead positions. Prior background in working with young children and special interest in Waldorf education is necessary.
Our faculty is comprised of a diverse mix of seasoned Waldorf teachers and those new to Waldorf education. Hailing from all parts of the world, our teachers blend wonderfully into the fabric of Bedford Stuyvesant. Sense of community is strong and is the cornerstone of the School’s rapid and solid evolution. The partnership between teacher-child-parent lives deeply at our school. We acknowledge the rightfulness of our families to choose to live in an urban environment; yet we seek to create a gentle haven each morning for our children to blossom at their own individual pace.
The School offers a competitive salary and benefits package as appropriate by the position, including healthcare, dental, transit and significant opportunities for professional development.