Employment 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 the application link provided, as well as provide any other materials requested in the job description.

Grade 1 Lead Teacher

• Reports to: Faculty Council, Pedagogical Administrator

• Full-Time Faculty, yearly employment agreement

• Salary starts at $58,100, commensurate with experience, non-exempt.

• Benefits include medical and dental health insurance coverage, retirement, flexible spending and MetroCards (where applicable).

See the complete job description.

Click here to complete an online application. 

Learning Support Specialist

The Learning Support Specialist (K-8) manages and coordinates all evaluation services and interventions provided by The Brooklyn Waldorf School, directing evaluation and teaching of small groups and individual students in need of remediation. Under the direction of the Pedagogical Administrator and Faculty Council, the Learning Support Teacher also continually develops capacity-building activities for faculty members, as well as resources for teachers and families in the form of assessments, therapies and interventions. 

The correct candidate will be open to teaching in an alternative learning environment, being willing to work collaboratively with Waldorf teachers and pedagogical methods to support our students with the best of both Waldorf and non-Waldorf educational strategies.

Salaries for our teaching positions start at $56,400, and increase commensurate with experience. We provide strong benefits to employees, including medical and dental health insurance coverage, retirement, flexible spending, and metro cards.

See a complete job description.

Click here to complete an online application. 

Grades Teacher(s) Academic Year 2020-2021

The Brooklyn Waldorf School seeks experienced Class Teachers to begin their work in September 2020. We have just begun to imagine our Class Teacher line up for the 2020-2021 academic year, please check in for recent updates on specific classes. The ideal candidate has prior teaching experience, is well rounded in the arts, and seeks a collaborative, professional environment. 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. Ideally, candidates will have completed their Waldorf Teacher Training to qualify. Salaries for our teaching positions start at $57,345, commensurate with experience. We provide strong benefits to employees, including medical and dental health insurance coverage, retirement, flexible spending, and metro cards.

Work Schedule: Full-Time

Reports to: Faculty Council

Click here to complete an online application

Parent-Child Assistant (Part-Time – Hourly)

The Brooklyn Waldorf School seeks a Parent Child Assistant to begin their work in September 2020. Our Early Childhood Program is well established and is a fully accredited member of WECAN. Our established Parent Child Program encompasses offerings for children birth to three in three semesters. Additionally, we have a robust Tea & Play outreach program.

We are looking for individuals with a great love of infants and toddlers and the ability to work with their parents. This is a support role asking that the candidate be able to create the ideal space for the best work to occur between the families and the lead teacher. Knowledge of Waldorf pedagogy is helpful. 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.

Work Schedule: Part Time (Hourly)

Reports to: Faculty Council

Click here to complete an online application.

Various Administrative Positions

Please submit your resume here for any administrative positions for which you feel you would be qualified.

Work Schedule: Full Time / Part Time

Reports to: Administrative Council

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SETSS Provider for Elementary Level Reading/Math Intervention

Reports to: The Faculty Council

Work Schedule: During and after school hours, as determined according to student needs

Compensation: You will bill your hours through the DOE

Summary: The Brooklyn Waldorf School seeks a reading/math intervention SETSS provider who is licensed by the NYC DOE to work with multiple students on site during the school day for both pullout and push-in instruction.   The right individual will be open to working cooperatively with our unique Waldorf teaching methods, curriculum, and tech-free environment.

Key responsibilities include:

• Providing personalized pullout instruction in reading and/or math for 5-10 students grades 2-8 whose IESPs authorize SETSS services.

• Coordinating with our Learning Support teacher to arrange a schedule compatible with our students’ and teachers’ needs.

• Maintaining active communication with parents and teachers regarding student progress and areas for development.

Some basic knowledge of Waldorf education, and an openness towards our school’s unique educational philosophy and tech-free environment would be beneficial to long term success at our School.

Click here to complete an online application. 

Lead Teacher (All Grades)

 

        • Reports to: Faculty Council, Pedagogical Administrator
        • Full-Time Faculty, yearly Contract
        • Salary starts at $54,000, commensurate with experience, non-exempt.
        • Benefits include medical and dental health insurance coverage, retirement, flexible spending and Metrocards.

About the Brooklyn Waldorf School (BWS)

BWS is a thriving progressive school nestled in the heart of Bedford-Stuyvesant, a historically African-American neighborhood in Brooklyn.  Our faculty hails from all over the world and includes both seasoned Waldorf teachers and those new to Waldorf education. Typically, teachers lead a class through multiple grades. 

Our curriculum is based on the developmental insights of Waldorf education, but reflects our local urban environment and community values.  Equity, cultural pluralism, and caring for the whole human being in the context of a big city inform all our programs. Waldorf education has a deep connection to the arts, so in addition to our main lesson curriculum, students also receive instruction from specialty teachers in Games and Movement, Eurythmy, Chorus, Mandarin and Castellano (Spanish).  

BWS serves approximately 216 students from our early childhood programs through grade eight.  We are known throughout the Waldorf community as well as the local independent school scene for our dual commitment to the spiritually enlivening Waldorf educational system and contemporary social justice movements.  We are involved with our local community in a number of ways, including hosting “Undoing Racism” workshops and partnering with the Lenape nation in a land acknowledgment process. 

Job Description 

  • Engage students in Waldorf curriculum. 
      1. Plan and deliver main lessons in an engaging, thoughtful manner, combining traditional Waldorf topics with an attentiveness to equity issues in both the curriculum and the classroom
      2. Possess strong classroom management skills
      3. Adapt and differentiate teaching styles to student needs and interests, in collaboration with our strong learning support team
  • Engage parents. 
      1. Write a weekly email updating parents on class activities. 
      2. Be available to parents for collaboration on student needs, including parent evenings and twice yearly parent-teacher conferences.
      3. Write yearly reports on student work in a timely way.
  • Participate in larger school community. 
    1. Attend weekly faculty meetings and occasional special events (open houses, festivals, fair).
    2. Assist in school governance by sitting on various committees (after your first year).

Ideal Candidates Will: 

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree and prior teaching experience.
  • Have previous Waldorf training and/or a willingness to take Waldorf courses within the first few years of employment (professional development funding is available to offset associated costs).
  • Be well-rounded in the arts.
  • Be committed to leading a class through multiple grades.

Physical Requirements: 

      • Stand and walk for extended periods of time and significant lengths.
      • Sit for extended periods of time, both in chairs and on the floor. 
      • Use a computer for report-writing, email communication, and simple record-keeping..
      • Squat, stoop and/or bend over.
      • Escort children up and down staircases. 

Click here to complete an online application. 

Substitute Teachers, (Grades 1-8)

 

Substitute Teacher, Grades 1-8

    • Reports to: Faculty Council, Pedagogical Administrator

About the Brooklyn Waldorf School (BWS)

BWS is a thriving progressive school nestled in the heart of Bedford-Stuyvesant, a historically African-American neighborhood in Brooklyn.  Our faculty hails from all over the world and includes both seasoned Waldorf teachers and those new to Waldorf education. Typically, teachers lead a class through multiple grades.

Our curriculum is based on the developmental insights of Waldorf education, but reflects our local urban environment and community values.  Equity, cultural pluralism, and caring for the whole human being in the context of a big city inform all our programs. Waldorf education has a deep connection to the arts, so in addition to our main lesson curriculum, students also receive instruction from specialty teachers in Games and Movement, Eurythmy, Chorus, Mandarin and Castellano (Spanish).

BWS serves approximately 216 students from our early childhood programs through grade eight.  We are known throughout the Waldorf community as well as the local independent school scene for our dual commitment to the spiritually enlivening Waldorf educational system and contemporary social justice movements.  We are involved with our local community in a number of ways, including hosting “Undoing Racism” workshops and partnering with the Lenape nation in a land acknowledgment process.

Job Description 

  • Engage students in Waldorf curriculum. 
      1. Plan and deliver main lessons in an engaging, thoughtful manner, combining traditional Waldorf topics with an attentiveness to equity issues in both the curriculum and the classroom
      2. Possess strong classroom management skills
      3. Adapt and differentiate teaching styles to student needs and interests, in collaboration with our strong learning support team.
  • Engage parents. 
    • Write a weekly email updating parents on class activities.
    • Be available to parents for collaboration on student needs, including parent evenings and twice yearly parent-teacher conferences.
    • Write yearly reports on student work in a timely way.
    • Participate in larger school community.
    • Attend weekly faculty meetings and occasional special events (open houses, festivals, fair).
    • Assist in school governance by sitting on various committees (after your first year).

Ideal Candidates Will: 

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree and prior teaching experience.
  • Have previous Waldorf training and/or a willingness to take Waldorf courses within the first few years of employment (professional development funding is available to offset associated costs).
  • Be well-rounded in the arts.
  • Be committed to leading a class through multiple grades.

Physical Requirements: 

      • Stand and walk for extended periods of time and significant lengths.
      • Sit for extended periods of time, both in chairs and on the floor. 
      • Use a computer for report-writing, email communication, and simple record-keeping..
      • Squat, stoop and/or bend over.
      • Escort children up and down staircases. 

Click here to complete an online application. 

Early Childhood Assistant

About the Brooklyn Waldorf School (BWS)

BWS is a vibrant and dynamic school nestled in the heart of Bedford-Stuyvesant, a historically African-American neighborhood in Brooklyn. Our faculty hails from all over the world and includes both seasoned Waldorf teachers and those new to Waldorf education. Typically, teachers remain with and lead a class through multiple grades, forming deep relationships with the children. Teachers do not deliver their curriculum in a standard format around a single textbook; instead, they develop their own classroom content through active engagement with curricular resources prepared by our Pedagogical Administrator.

Our curriculum is based on the developmental insights of Waldorf education but reflects our local urban environment and community values. Equity, cultural pluralism, and caring for the whole human being in the context of a big city inform all our programs. Waldorf education has a deep connection to the arts, so in addition to our main lesson curriculum, students also receive instruction from specialty teachers in Games and Movement, Eurhythmy, Chorus, Mandarin and Castellano (Spanish).

BWS serves over 200 students from our early childhood programs through grade eight. We are known throughout the Waldorf community, as well as the local independent school scene, for our dual commitment to the spiritually enlivening traditions of Waldorf education and contemporary social justice movements. We are involved with our local community in a number of ways, including hosting regular “Undoing Racism” workshops and partnering with the Lenape nation in a land acknowledgment process.

Early Childhood Assistant, Part-time Permanent

  • Reports to: Early Childhood Lead Teacher and Pedagogical Administrator
  • Salary Range: Part-time hourly
  • Depending on hours, benefits may include: medical and dental health insurance coverage, retirement, flexible spending and Metrocards.

Job Description 

The responsibility of the early childhood program and its faculty is to provide a nourishing environment for young children in a play-based, developmentally appropriate program. The Lead teacher supervises the class and the assistant acts as a support to the lead teacher. In the Lead teacher’s absence, the assistant may take on the role of the lead in the class for a short period.  Essential to the assistant teacher’s role are skills for understanding and supporting the Lead teacher during class, ability to easily take direction, care for the aesthetics and safety of the classroom and outside environment; preparation of a nourishing snack, forethought for supply replenishment and thorough clean-up of the space after each session. 

Key Duties

  • Support lead Early Childhood teacher in the realization of the daily curriculum by aiding with transitions, assisting with activities, preparing materials, engaging the children in age appropriate chores, preparing the classroom/playground and other duties as assigned by the Early Childhood lead teacher
  • Support lead Early Childhood teacher with daily mealtime activities, including snack and lunchtime 
  • Be aware of safety of all children during class time and emergency procedures.
  • Lead the children to achieve a quiet and restful classroom atmosphere conducive to the daily nap
  • Tidying up the classroom after the parents and children leave.
  • Other duties as requested by the Lead Teacher and the School

Ideal Candidates Will: 

  • Demonstrate a strong ability to keep a close watch on children when playing outside and indoors and to keep students safe
  • Commit to working with parents, children, teachers and community members in a harmonious way
  • Express an understanding of or openness to learning about Waldorf Education

Physical Requirements: 

  • Stand and walk for extended periods of time and significant lengths (up to a mile long).
  • Sit for extended periods of time, both in chairs and on the floor. 

Click here to complete an online application. 

 

 

Early Childhood Substitute, Part-Time

 

  • Reports to: Early Childhood Lead Teacher and Pedagogical Administrator
  • Salary Range: Part-time hourly

About the Brooklyn Waldorf School (BWS)

BWS is a vibrant and dynamic school nestled in the heart of Bedford-Stuyvesant, a historically African-American neighborhood in Brooklyn. Our faculty hails from all over the world and includes both seasoned Waldorf teachers and those new to Waldorf education. Typically, teachers remain with and lead a class through multiple grades, forming deep relationships with the children. Teachers do not deliver their curriculum in a standard format around a single textbook; instead, they develop their own classroom content through active engagement with curricular resources prepared by our Pedagogical Administrator.

Our curriculum is based on the developmental insights of Waldorf education but reflects our local urban environment and community values. Equity, cultural pluralism, and caring for the whole human being in the context of a big city inform all our programs. Waldorf education has a deep connection to the arts, so in addition to our main lesson curriculum, students also receive instruction from specialty teachers in Games and Movement, Eurhythmy, Chorus, Mandarin and Castellano (Spanish).

BWS serves over 200 students from our early childhood programs through grade eight. We are known throughout the Waldorf community, as well as the local independent school scene, for our dual commitment to the spiritually enlivening traditions of Waldorf education and contemporary social justice movements. We are involved with our local community in a number of ways, including hosting regular “Undoing Racism” workshops and partnering with the Lenape nation in a land acknowledgment process.

Job Description 

The responsibility of the early childhood program and its faculty is to provide a nourishing environment for young children in a play-based, developmentally appropriate program. The Lead teacher supervises the class and the assistant acts as a support to the lead teacher. In the Lead teacher’s absence, the assistant may take on the role of the lead in the class for a short period.  Essential to the assistant teacher’s role are skills for understanding and supporting the Lead teacher during class, ability to easily take direction, care for the aesthetics and safety of the classroom and outside environment; preparation of a nourishing snack, forethought for supply replenishment and thorough clean-up of the space after each session. 

Key Duties

  • Realization of the daily curriculum by aiding with transitions, assisting with activities, preparing materials, engaging the children in age appropriate chores, preparing the classroom/playground and other duties as assigned by the Early Childhood lead teacher in their absence.
  • Daily mealtime activities, including snack and lunchtime 
  • Be aware of safety of all children during class time and emergency procedures.
  • Lead the children to achieve a quiet and restful classroom atmosphere conducive to the daily nap
  • Tidying up the classroom after the parents and children leave.
  • Other duties as requested by the Lead Teacher and the School

Ideal Candidates Will: 

  • Demonstrate a strong ability to keep a close watch on children when playing outside and indoors and to keep students safe
  • Commit to working with parents, children, teachers and community members in a harmonious way
  • Express an understanding of or openness to learning about Waldorf Education.

Physical Requirements: 

  • Stand and walk for extended periods of time and significant lengths (up to a mile long).
  • Sit for extended periods of time, both in chairs and on the floor. 

Click here to complete an online application.