Job Opportunities

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.

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Fourth Grade Class Teacher

The Brooklyn Waldorf School seeks a talented Lower School Class Teacher for the 2015-16 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. Ideal candidates will also have an interest in bringing Waldorf education to children in an urban environment. The class is a lovely and well-formed group with an engaged and supportive parent body. Candidates will have completed their Waldorf Teacher Training to qualify.

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. 

You can apply for the position here. If you have further questions about our school or the position, please contact us at We encourage you to apply and look forward to hearing from you.


Full Time Spanish Teacher

The Brooklyn Waldorf School is looking for an enthusiastic, native Spanish speaker to teach Spanish as a second language and to kindle an interest and love for Spanish culture. Exceptional candidates will create and implement student focused lessons with an emphasis on language use, and will bring an artistic approach to teaching by including stories, songs, movement, games and literature to the lower grades. The upper grades Spanish curriculum is based on communication and the ability to use the language for real-life purposes. The teacher will provide hands-on experience through structured lessons and will bring the students to the desired language proficiency level. World Language teachers are encouraged to build community around Spanish culture by celebrating holidays and contributing to festivals.

The ideal candidate will have Waldorf training and Waldorf teaching experience. However, other qualifications including demonstrated experience teaching Spanish at the elementary and middle school level will be considered. Candidates will be committed to pursuing ongoing professional development including deepening their understanding of Waldorf Pedagogy and child development. There are many opportunities for capacity building within this position including mentorship and ongoing collaboration with the language department and class teachers. 

Candidates should have excellent classroom management skills, effective communication and be able to work collaboratively.  They should also be experienced in creating a positive and safe learning environment where students with different learning styles and special needs feel engaged.

This is a Full Time position with benefits. 

You can apply for the position here. If you have further questions about our school or the position, please contact us at We encourage you to apply and look forward to hearing from you.


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.

About Brooklyn

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.

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