The Hartsbrook School

Job Openings

All applicants must submit a letter of interest, resume, and a completed Employment Application to employment@hartsbrook.org.

Hartsbrook School Employment Application (required for all positions)

FIRST GRADE CLASS TEACHER FOR 2017 – 2018

We are seeking candidates with Waldorf teacher training, a Bachelor’s degree, and teaching experience for this full-time position.

The main campus has 54 open rolling acres of land with a view of the Holyoke Mountains including agricultural land preserved through the Massachusetts APR program.  Two kindergartens are in the Homestead. We built a second early childhood building in 2014 to house additional kindergartens and our parent-child program.  The elementary school, along with the main office, is housed in Hartsbrook Hall. The high school is housed in Piening Hall and several modular buildings. Our faculty numbers around 60, with 10 staff members and an active and supportive Board of Directors. In September of 2002 we started a high school with a ninth grade class, and we currently have 56 students in grades 9–12.

Our school has been a full member of AWSNA since 1988 and is accredited by AWSNA and the New England Association of School and Colleges. The First Class of the School of Spiritual Science meets regularly.

For more information, please view our website: www.hartsbrook.org where you can also view a video about the school.

Salary:             Our current range is $35,000 to $50,000, commensurate with experience.

Benefits:          We offer health and dental insurance, short and long term disability insurance, a 403(b) plan and tuition remission.

We will accept applications on a rolling basis.

Lead Instructor and Assistant Instructor for Hartsbrook Wilderness Camp.

We are currently seeking a lead instructor and an assistant instructor for this exciting new summer program which will run in one-week sessions from June 28 – July 27, 2017.
About Hartsbrook Wilderness Camp

Through the following activities, participants will learn new skills and experience personal growth:

Survival skills, Fire Making, Story-telling, Sensory awareness, Tracking, Mapping, Bird language, Native crafts, Wild Edibles and Shelter building

As participants learn the skills needed to survive in the wild, they also learn the skills they need to survive in our modern world: self-confidence, healthy risk-taking, problem solving, and common sense.

At this critical time in our modern world, we want to give young people the opportunity to develop an understanding and appreciation of the natural world, build community, and grow their self-awareness and self-appreciation. The skills they learn here will serve them for a lifetime.

Dates and Times:

Participants will be present from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday each week. Both Lead and Assistant will work from approximately 8:00-3:30. This time will be refined by the Lead Instructor.  Camp runs in week-long sessions starting June 26, 2017 and ending July 28, 2017.

Lead Instructor Qualifications and Responsibilities:

  • Wilderness First Aid and CPR certification
  • At least 21 years old
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to facilitate creative and effective experiential-learning of the above activities and skills
  • Excellent story-teller
  • Ability to inspire participants to deepen their connection with nature and each other
  • Upstanding role-model
  • Creativity and passion for mentoring youth in a natural flow learning environment with open and flexible structure
  • Ability to pass CORI and SORI background check
  • Completion of fingerprinting with a Massachusetts approved provider
  • Ability to demonstrate good judgement and discernment
  • Dedicated to professionalism – on time, ready to go, clean appearance, timely response to phone and email communications, upholding agreements, serving with integrity
  • Uphold Hartsbrook School mission and policies

Preference will be given to applicants who have:

  • Experience as a naturalist instructor working with youth ages 12-18 in an outdoor setting
  • Experience as a student or teacher in a Waldorf School
  • Knowledge of Northeast hazards, mammals, tracking, edible/medicinal plants, navigation with and without map/compass, field ecology, trees, survival techniques, and birds/birdsong.

 

Assistant Instructor Qualifications and Responsibilities

  • First Aid and CPR certification (Wilderness First Aid preferred)
  • At least 18 years old
  • A strong interest in entering the outdoor/nature education industry
  • Ability to demonstrate clear and appropriate boundaries with participants
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to follow direction from Lead Instructor
  • Upstanding role-model
  • Ability to pass CORI and SORI background check
  • Completion of fingerprinting with a Massachusetts approved provider
  • Ability to demonstrate good judgement and discernment
  • Dedicated to professionalism – on time, ready to go, clean appearance, timely response to phone and email communications, upholding agreements, serving with integrity
  • Uphold Hartsbrook School mission and policies

Preference will be given to applicants who have:

  • Experience as a student or teacher in a Waldorf School
  • Knowledge of Northeast hazards, mammals, tracking, edible/medicinal plants, navigation with and without map/compass, field ecology, trees, survival techniques, and birds/birdsong.
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How to apply:

All applicants must submit a letter of interest, resume, 3 references, and a completed Employment Application to employment@hartsbrook.org or to The Hartsbrook School, Attn: Employment, 193 Bay Road, Hadley, MA  01035.

Hartsbrook School Employment Application (required for all positions)

 

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.”