Nurturing Living Connections, Early Childhood through Grade 12

Employment

Please note: To apply for any of the following positions at Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School, please complete this Application Form and email a copy to Sushannah Sorensen.


Assistant to the Administrative Chair and Athletic Director

Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School, is a pre-K-12th grade school located in the beautiful Hudson Valley area in Ghent, NY.

Located in the historic Hudson River Valley, our school is ideally situated on a 400-acre biodynamic farm surrounded by beautiful views of the nearby Catskill and Berkshire Mountains.  Both natural beauty and cultural riches surround us, providing wonderful opportunities for our students, families, and staff. The school is 2.5 hours north of New York City with train access available.

The general responsibilities of this position include supporting the Administrative Chair with special emphasis on events, development, alumni outreach, data base and website updating. This support position includes working with marketing, admissions, finance, and faculty.  The ideal candidate will enjoy working on a variety of projects, solving challenges quickly, and working collaboratively. Necessary skills include computer proficiency including word processing, data entry, spreadsheets, and generating reports using standard software applications. Familiarity with data bases is helpful. Excellent writing and communication skills are invaluable in this position.

The responsibilities of the athletic director are to oversee the extracurricular athletic program at HVS.  The AD is responsible for the budget of the athletic program and the overall integrity of the extracurricular sports. This includes overseeing coaches, scheduling for practices and transportation, and managing the three-season, four-sport (cross country, volleyball, basketball, and soccer) program which serves middle and high school students. The position includes the coaching of one team.

A BA or BS degree is required and previous administrative and athletic involvement is strongly preferred.  Work experience in the field of education is helpful.  Familiarity with Waldorf education is a great asset.

Please complete the Hawthorne Valley Association job application form by clicking here as well as submitting a cover letter and resume to Caroline Geisler, Administrative Chair by email. No phone calls please.


 High School Eurythmy Teacher

Hawthorne Valley School, a nursery-12th grade Waldorf school located in the beautiful Hudson Valley area in Ghent, NY is seeking a high school eurythmy teacher beginning immediately.

Located in the historic Hudson River Valley, our school is ideally situated on a 400-acre biodynamic farm surrounded by beautiful views of the nearby Catskill and Berkshire Mountains. Both natural beauty and cultural riches surround us, providing wonderful opportunities for our students, families, and teachers. The school is 2.5 hours north of New York City.

The school is a branch of the Hawthorne Valley Association, which supports several Anthroposophical initiatives including the farm, the Alkion Waldorf teacher-training program, Adonis Press, a Place-Based Learning Center, and an organic store, lacto-fermentation cellar, and bakery. The local area abounds with additional initiatives including a Christian Community Church and the Berkshire-Taconic Branch of the Anthroposophical Society. Our diverse student body includes the children of co-workers from two nearby Camphill communities.

Qualified applicants will have an undergraduate degree, eurythmy teacher training, and an unflagging devotion to children. Applicants must be dedicated to excellence in teaching, and be committed to developing strong working relationships with parents and colleagues. Please email a letter of interest along with a resume to John Cronin, Faculty Chair.