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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.

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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.

About Brooklyn

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.

Open Positions

Job Title: Facilities Manager

Reports to: Business Manager

Work schedule: Full-Time

An independent elementary school in Brooklyn is seeking an experienced facilities manager to work full time and be responsible to the Business Manager for the operation, maintenance, preventative maintenance and repairs for a 40,000 sf facility and its grounds; including plumbing, electrical, heating and all other building systems, as well as grounds maintenance and removal of snow/provide support for weather related situations. The school occupies a five story recently renovated building that was built in 1931 and serves over 200 students. Technical and vocational skills are required, as well as ability to work well in a fast paced and dynamic environment with a diverse community of teachers, staff, students and parents.

The Facilities Manager will perform all assigned work so as to ensure the safety of the building’s occupants and the continuous operation of the site; be responsive to the needs of the community in the areas of safety, plumbing, mechanical, electrical and environmental needs through both personal contact and the existing work order system; coordinate maintenance efforts with other facilities staff and outside contractors, work with the Business Manager in understanding, controlling and implementing capital and maintenance budgets and strategies.

Candidate must have working knowledge of all building mechanical, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, safety, fire protection and security systems to ensure proper operations at all times. Duties to be performed require working in a variety of areas inside and outside of the building year-round.

It is preferred that the candidate have a two-year College or technical school degree or a minimum of five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience, as well as current Certificate of Fitness Certifications: Supervision of fire alarm systems; Fire Guard for Impairment, Consolidated fire safety director, in particular. Must have the ability to communicate effectively and clearly with teachers, vendors, staff and visitors.

Background Check Required

Evaluation after three months

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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 school and community. The Pedagogical Administrator provides leadership to our 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 a trained Waldorf teacher with 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 communication 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.

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Job Title: Eurythmy Teacher

Reports to: Faculty Council

Work schedule: FULL TIME (Part time position will also be considered)

The Brooklyn Waldorf School is seeking a Eurythmy Teacher to join our faculty for the upcoming academic year. This faculty member is 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 teacher.

Schedule will be dependent on the availability and the skill set of any candidate.

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 (where applicable,) 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. 

The Brooklyn Waldorf School is committed to sustaining our Eurythmy program. To that end, we are willing to consider working with any qualified Eurythmist on a schedule that meets many needs; positions considered could be full-time, part-time, or block work.

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Job Title: PART-TIME Substitute Teachers

Reports to: Faculty Council

Work Schedule: Part-Time

Summary: The Brooklyn Waldorf School seeks Substitute Teachers in the Grades (1 through 8) and Early Childhood divisions. Additionally, a Permanent Substitute position is currently available.

Substitutes are called in advance for work in certain situations; or, on short notice to cover emergencies and illnesses.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Safe care of all children
  • Delivery of curriculum as directed by the Faculty Council, when possible & appropriate
  • Guide children efficiently and effectively through their daily schedule
  • Work with Lead Teachers as directed

We are looking for individuals with training in either teaching/education or child care services to work on an as-needed basis at our school. Candidates should possess a skill set that includes safe and thoughtful management of young children, administered with kindness and care. Knowledge of Waldorf education would be beneficial to understanding the daily rhythms and expectations at our School. Openness towards our methodology would be critical to long term success at our School.

Essential Skills/Abilities: 

  • Flexible schedule with the possibility of transitioning to a full-time position
  • Exceptional understanding of working with young children
  • Associate degree, or higher in relevant coursework
  • Positive, professional and courteous manner

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Job Title: Grades Teacher(s) (Academic Year 2019-2020)

Reports to: Faculty Council

Work Schedule: Full-Time

Summary: The Brooklyn Waldorf School seeks experienced Class Teachers to begin their work in September 2019. We have just begun to imagine our Class Teacher line up for the 2019-2020 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 $54,000, commensurate with experience.  We provide strong benefits to employees, including medical and dental health insurance coverage, retirement, flexible spending, and metro cards.

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Job Title: Parent-Child Assistant (Part-Time – Hourly)

Reports to: Faculty Council

The Brooklyn Waldorf School seeks a Parent Child Assistant to begin their work in September 2018. 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.

Click here to complete an online application.