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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: 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.

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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

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Job Title: Business Manager

Reports to: Admissions Director

Work Schedule: Full Time

Summary: The Business Manager’s principle responsibility is oversee the finances and operations of the School. In addition s/he should promote and insure social partnership in the realm of rights and responsibilities, relevant to all school constituencies. S/he works closely with the Administrative Staff of the school to attend to the health and safety, administrative, fiscal, legal and practical aspects of the educational programs and school environment. In addition, the Business Manager is expected to support the governing bodies of the school and works with a true sense of service towards the faculty, staff, parents, and the board. The Business Manager is expected to ensure that the practical aspects of running the institution are in order at all times. S/he works to ensure that the school has the right policies and procedures and that these policies and procedures are clear and available to all and that all members of the community are held to consistent standards. To that s/he is responsible to oversee an Administrative Staff that is composed of employees whose expertise and experience enhances the school’s ability to work in community and fulfill its mission. The Business Manager will provide regular reports to both the Board and Leader Group.

Essential Skills/Abilities: 

Have worked in a not-for-profit accounting office for a minimum of five years.

Be timely, well-organized, able to effectively manage multiple projects, and have excellent communications skills.

Have a demonstrated commitment to collaboration, objectivity, relationship and consensus building as well as conflict resolution.

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.

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Job Title: Class Teacher – Grade 1

Reports to: Faculty Council

Work Schedule: Full Time

Summary: The Brooklyn Waldorf School seeks a talented First Grade Class teacher for the 2018-2019 school year. We are looking for an individual with a strong sense of self and a great love of children. As part of the Waldorf tradition, we would be interested in the successful candidate continuing with the class for a number of years.

Brooklyn Waldorf School offers a competitive salary, including medical and dental benefits, transportation benefits, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), retirement, tuition remission and childcare benefits.

Essential Skills/Abilities: The ideal candidate has teaching experience, is well rounded in the arts, and seeks a collaborative professional environment. Qualified candidates must be working towards or ideally have completed their Waldorf training.

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Job Title: Substitute Teachers: Full and Part time

Reports to: Faculty Council

Work Schedule: Full Time

Summary: The Brooklyn Waldorf School seeks substitute teachers in both the Grades (1 through 8) and Early Childhood divisions. There is also a permanent substitute position 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 good care. Knowledge of Waldorf Education certainly 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.

Our School is a four story walk up with most classes on the top floor. As the play space is limited at our location, we often walk to nearby parks for recreation.

Essential Skills/Abilities: 

Requirements for application:

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

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Job Title: Grades Teacher(s)

Reports to: Faculty Council

Work Schedule: Full Time

Summary: The Brooklyn Waldorf School seeks experienced Class teachers to begin their work in September 2018. We have just begun to imagine our Class Teacher line up for next year, please check in for recent updates on specific classes. The ideal candidate has 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.

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