The Hartsbrook School

Job Openings

Early Childhood Assistants
The Hartsbrook School is seeking early childhood assistants for the 2016 – 2017 school year. This is a part-time job and hours are either 11:00 – 3:30 or 11:00 – 5:30 during the school year. Most positions are five days/week but there is one three day position. Base pay is $11/hour. Applicants with experience working with young children are preferred. To apply, please send a letter of interest, your resume, and the names of three references to employment@hartsbrook.org.

Elementary School Spanish Teacher for 2016-2017
The Hartsbrook School, a Waldorf school in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, is seeking a Spanish teacher for our new elementary school Spanish program for the fall of 2016. We are looking for a warm, enthusiastic colleague who can help form this pioneering program in the elementary school. The Hartsbrook School also offers German, and Spanish in the High School and has offered two languages to our elementary students since the schools inception.

Qualifications: Candidates must be fluent in Spanish, ideally native speakers, willing and eager to work out of the principles of the Waldorf school, and love both language and children. We are looking for someone with strongly developed skills in singing and drama in order to create a vibrant and well-grounded language-learning environment in the elementary school. Candidates should have healthy classroom management skills, and take joy in leading playful activities involving movement and gesture.

We envisage a candidate who starts with 5 or 6 classes, 10 to 12 periods per week. This is a part-time position.

Please direct inquires to employment@hartsbrook.org, including a resume, letter of intent and three references. Applicants must have proof that they are eligible to work in the United States.

About The Hartsbrook School

Today, the Hartsbrook School continues to thrive enrolling over 260 students from early childhood through grade twelve at our campus in Hadley. Our 54-acre campus, with pastoral views of farmland, woodlands, streams, and the Seven Sisters hills of the Holyoke Range, enhances and deepens our students’ daily experiences. We integrate the vibrant cultural and intellectual life of the Five College area with a strong commitment to living sustainably and in community here in western Massachusetts. Our faculty and staff are a multi-generational group who strive to support each other in our shared work.

The inspiration of our founding teachers continues to guide the direction of our school today. We take our mission seriously – our faculty and staff are “dedicated to nurturing the unique spirit of each child. Our program from early childhood through the high school integrates academic, artistic and practical work to awaken clarity of thought, warmth of heart, and strength of purpose. Through joy in learning, kinship with nature, and working in community we prepare students to meet the challenges of the future and to find purpose and direction in their lives.”