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Employment

Are you…
Interested in weaving Social Justice and Equity into education?
Curious about alternative pedagogies?
Excited to teach outdoors and use the outdoors as a teacher?
Longing to see more experiential education and hands-on learning in the curricula?

Are you looking for a pedagogy that…
Respects the whole child?
Builds on what students know through an experiential and embodied approach?
Centers and integrates the arts throughout an academically-informed and rigorous curriculum?

Engages students through place-based learning that promotes deep knowing and responsibility for oneself, each other, the community, and the Earth?

We seek to hire enthusiastic and dedicated individuals with diverse backgrounds, a deep commitment to furthering Waldorf education, and an interest in fostering inclusion, diversity, equity, social justice.  Please see our current job openings below!

2022-2023 School Year Openings

Auxiliary Program Manager

Auxiliary Program Manager

Department: Enrollment
Reporting to: Administrative Chair
Working Hours: Up to 40 hours per week
Compensation: Base pay adjusted for experience

Job Purpose:
The Auxiliary Program Manager is responsible for managing the administrative aspects of summer camps including registration, advertising, licensing, and providing administrative assistance to camp program leaders while camps are in session.

Responsibilities include registration, advertising, licensing, and supporting camp counselors while camps are in session. In consultation with the Camp Director, Administrative Chair, and Pedagogical Chair, the Auxiliary Program Manager will ensure the smooth running of the camps and provide
logistical support so that campers have an excellent experience.

Qualifications
● An interest in Waldorf education
● A commitment to social justice
● A capacity to work well in a collaborative setting.
● Supervisory skills
● Excellent organizational skills
● Demonstrated strong communication and interpersonal skills
● Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with colleagues, parents, and families
● Enjoys working outdoors

Requirements
● First Aid/CPR/AED Certification
● Allergy/Epi-Pen training
● Complete Vector training (mandatory compliance training)
● Ability to pass CORI check and fingerprinting
● Must be physically able to walk on uneven ground and varying terrain, and able to lift
50-lbs weight.

Ultimate Frisbee Coaches

Farm Camp Counselor, Summer 2023

The Hartsbrook School is looking for warm, caring individuals to help guide and implement our farm camp programs for the summer of 2022. Hartsbrook’s Farm Camp programs provide a fun, rich environment for children to connect with nature within the setting of the school’s farm and gardens. 

Hours and Compensation

  • Approx. 240 hours from 6/26/23 – 8/11/23
  • Base pay starts at $15.00/hour. Increments added for years of experience.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervises a group of campers for each weekly session
  • Meets daily with the Farm Camp Leader to review campers’ participation
  • Advises and informs the Hartsbrook Farm Camp Leader regarding any needs or issues such as health, safety, or conflict-related to organizing or managing the campers.
  • Participates in the employee orientation and training required.
  • Participants in an orientation for Farm Camp Counselors.
  • Together with the Hartsbrook Farm Leader reviews the program at the end of the summer.
  • Supports the Farm Camp Leader in all aspects of the daily operation of the program.

Requirements:

  • Experience  with camp programs and working with children
  • Supervisory skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with colleagues
  • Understanding of the needs of children of varied ages

Training, Health, and Safety Requirement

  • First Aid/CPR/AED Certification
  • Ability to pass CORI check and fingerprinting

Grades 1-8 Teacher

GRADES TEACHER 1-8

The Hartsbrook School is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic candidate preferably with Waldorf teacher training and classroom experience for the 2023-2024 school year to teach first grade. The First Grade Class Teacher carries primary responsibility for teaching the Waldorf elementary school curriculum. The Hartsbrook School is reviewing the 1-8 grades cycle and while we welcome applications from teachers committed to teaching the 1-8 cycle grades, we anticipate that the successful candidate may also be committed to a shorter cycle.

Qualifications 

  • Experience working in classroom settings
  • Experience or interest in Waldorf education
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues
  • Experience in equity and inclusion work that supports a diverse community.
  • Interest in making a positive impact on the lives of children

Compensation
The salary range for a full-time teacher is $43,300 to $58,300 based upon experience.

Benefits
Benefits include employer contributions to health and dental plans and a 403(b) plan, short- term and long-term disability insurance, sick time, personal time, and professional development funding. Tuition remission is available for eligible children enrolling at Hartsbrook.

The Hartsbrook School is committed to enhancing diversity and equity in education and employment. To that end, the School welcomes candidates from all backgrounds and lived experiences, who will contribute to a culture of inclusion and respect. For more information about Hartsbrook’s position on diversity and inclusion, please visit our website at: hartsbrook.org/about/inclusion-equity-and-diversity

High School Earth Science Teacher

High School Earth Science Teacher

The Hartsbrook School is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced full-time High School Earth Science Teacher for the 2023-2024 school year, with potential for phasing in during the current school year. This teacher will lead a sequence of earth science and environmental science classes to all high school grades (9-12) including geology, climatology, and sustainability. Other contributions include participation in our interdisciplinary ACTS (Agency, Community, Terra, and Social Justice) Program, which offers students a deeper understanding of current systems and how to address positive change for the future.

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree, teacher training, and experience teaching at a Waldorf school or interest in acquiring Waldorf teacher training.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues within an interdisciplinary curriculum.
  • Experience in equity and inclusion work that supports a diverse community.
  • Interest in making a positive impact on the lives of adolescents.
  • Interest in developing and implementing a rich, diverse, interdisciplinary high school curriculum.

Compensation
The salary range for a full-time teacher is $43,300 to $58,300 based upon experience.

Benefits
Benefits include employer contributions to health and dental plans and a 403(b) plan, short-term and long-term disability insurance, sick time, personal time, and professional development funding. Tuition remission is available for eligible children enrolling at Hartsbrook.

The Hartsbrook School is committed to enhancing diversity and equity in education and employment. To that end, the School welcomes candidates from all backgrounds and lived experiences, who will contribute to a culture of inclusion and respect. For more information about Hartsbrook’s position on diversity and inclusion, please visit our website at: hartsbrook.org/about/inclusion-equity-and-diversity

High School English Teacher

High School English Teacher

The Hartsbrook School is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced High School English Teacher for the 2023-2024 school year, with potential for phasing in during the current school year. This teacher will lead a variety of introductory and intermediate level English and Literature courses in collaborative humanities curriculum studies for all high school grades (9-12).

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree, teacher training, and experience teaching at a Waldorf school or interest in acquiring Waldorf teacher training.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues within an interdisciplinary curriculum.

  • Experience in equity and inclusion work that supports a diverse community.

  • Interest in making a positive impact on the lives of adolescents.

  • Interest in developing and implementing a rich, diverse, interdisciplinary high school curriculum.

Compensation
The salary range for a full-time teacher is $43,300 to $58,300 based upon experience.

Benefits
Benefits include employer contributions to health and dental plans and a 403(b) plan, short-term and long-term disability insurance, sick time, personal time, and professional development funding. Tuition remission is available for eligible children enrolling at Hartsbrook.

The Hartsbrook School is committed to enhancing diversity and equity in education and employment. To that end, the School welcomes candidates from all backgrounds and lived experiences, who will contribute to a culture of inclusion and respect. For more information about Hartsbrook’s position on diversity and inclusion, please visit our website at: hartsbrook.org/about/inclusion-equity-and-diversity

Substitute Teacher

The Hartsbrook Waldorf School is seeking substitute teachers to work with students Grades 1-12 (in-person classes).
We are seeking candidates who have experience working with children in classroom settings and or camp, who are comfortable working outdoors, enthusiastic and interested in the company of students and able to successfully complete the state mandated CORI, as well as SORI, and a fingerprint based criminal background check. No benefits are offered for the temporary position.
TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION: Please submit the following documents to employment@hartsbrook.org : a letter of introduction including a brief biography, a resume, and three professional references, as well as a completed substitute application found here.

Application Instructions

Please send your complete application for the above openings to employment@hartsbrook.org which will include:

  • A cover letter explaining your interest and suitability;
  • Your most recent and up-to-date resume;
  • A completed Employment Application including the names of at least three (3) references;
  • All employees need to pass a background check, including fingerprinting, and must possess the legal right to work in the United States.

The Hartsbrook School is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, age, gender, or any protected class. People of color and others underrepresented in our community are encouraged to apply. We recognize that the range of ethnicities, nationalities, languages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientation, learning differences, and life experiences within our community enhance the school’s learning environment, and we are committed to fostering equity and inclusion. The Hartsbrook School is dedicated to dismantling racism and oppression, to continuing to learn and grow and ask the difficult questions of ourselves, our communities, and the world.

About The Hartsbrook School

The Hartsbrook School was founded in 1981 with five preschool students in a little farmhouse. We now have over 250 students with programming from Parent/Infant classes to Grade 12. Our faculty numbers around 60, with 10 staff members and an active and supportive Board of Directors. Our 54-acre campus, with views of farmland, woodlands, streams, and the Seven Sisters hills of the Holyoke Range, enhances and deepens our students’ daily experiences. We are situated in the middle of the five-college area of the beautiful Pioneer Valley, which offers many world-class cultural events, restaurants, movies, galleries and boutiques, dance, music, and theater. Our faculty and staff are a multi-generational group who strive to support each other in our shared work.

The Hartsbrook School holds a vision in which our larger community is represented, reflected, and celebrated in our school – in race, economic situation, gender, sexuality, family composition, ability, nationality, religion, and more. Such a vision is rooted in and expands upon Hartsbrook’s mission to nurture the unique spirit of each child and to prepare students to meet the challenges of the future and to find purpose and meaning in their lives.

We have taken up the work of building a more equitable, diverse, and accessible school culture. We are committed to continuing to deepen our community’s ability to connect people from diverse backgrounds, build mutual understanding and friendship, and enrich the collective life of the school and our individual lives. We believe such work is healing, restorative, and life-giving for everyone involved. As we learn to fully see and understand each other in our differences – and to celebrate those differences – we will move towards a more equitable, just, and welcoming school environment where everyone can feel a sense of belonging.