The Hartsbrook School

Job Openings

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 position can be either a part-time adjunct teaching position or a .67 salaried position in which the teacher works two-thirds of a full-time teaching schedule and will have additional duties.  The adjunct position pays $35/period and has no benefits other than sick, personal and professional days. Starting salary for the  two-thirds position is $23, 450 and we also offer pro-rated health and  dental insurance, pro-rated tuition remission, and a 5% contribution to the school’s 403(B) plan after the first year of employment.

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.

High School Spanish Teacher for 2016 – 2017

The Hartsbrook School, a Waldorf School in the Pioneer Valley, is looking for a qualified High School teacher in Spanish. Candidates should be fluent in Spanish and English, have experience with teaching adolescents, and be willing to work out of the ideals of the Waldorf School. At present, we offer the students four periods of Spanish 1, beginners, and four periods of Spanish 2, which is a mixed-level group. We pay $35 per period, and the opening is for eight periods spread over four weekdays. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest,  resume, and the names of three references to employment@hartsbrook.org.  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.”