Employment

Are you looking for a change?
Are you looking to make change in the world?
Do you love working with children?
Are you looking to work in a vibrant community of teachers and staff dedicated to nurturing childhood and healthy young adults?

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

Extended Day Early Childhood Lead Teacher

The Extended Day (ED) Early Childhood (EC) Lead Teacher guides and manages the daily activities of the EC extended day program to ensure a high quality experience for the students that reflects Hartsbrook’s philosophy and values.

  • Creates and oversees the daily activities of the program to ensure a high quality of care, including facilitating daily snack, free play, creative activities, and rest time on Fridays.
  • Consults with the ED Director before approaching families with issues or concerns.
  • Communicates directly with parents as appropriate and needed around logistical matters, and expectations.
  • Participates in employee orientation and training.
  • Oversees compliance with state licensing and regulatory concerns.
  • Works with the ED Director and EC teachers to create an overview of positions required for the program.
  • Advises and informs the ED Director and EC teachers regarding any needs or issues such as health, safety, or conflicts related to organizing or managing the program section.
  • Works with ED Director and EC teachers to review the performance of or issues with colleagues.
  • Reviews the program together with ED director and EC teachers at the end of the school year to inform the program for the next year.
  • Collaborates with Office Manager and ED director regarding budget for materials and snacks.
  • Ensures each day that space used is clean and organized for the next day.
  • This position reports to the Extended Day Director and Office Manager
  • This position supervises the Extended Day EC assistants

Qualifications:

  • Experience with teaching or childcare programs and working with children
  • Supervisory skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Demonstrated strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with colleagues, parents, and families
  • Solid understanding of the needs of children of varied ages
  • Experience with Waldorf education is a plus
  • Enjoys working outdoors
  • Enjoys working with students

Requirements:

  • First Aid/CPR/AED Certification
  • Allergy/Epi-Pen training
  • Mandated Reporting
  • Ability to pass CORI check and fingerprinting

Working Hours:

M-Th 3:00-6:00pm
Fri noon- 6:00pm

Additional hours during:

Parent Teacher conferences twice a year.

After school and before school work weeks.

Hours TBC

Compensation:

  • Base pay begins at $22.00 – Increments added for years of experience

Middle School Boys Basketball Coach

Hartsbrook is seeking a middle school boys basketball coach.  Middle school boys basketball (grades 6-8) will begin on  Tuesday, November 29th and end on Friday, February 10th.  Practices are on Tuesdays at College Church Gymnasium in Northampton and on Fridays at a location to be determined, from 3:30–5:30.  Coaches will drive the team to the practice/game location, leaving Hartsbrook at 3:30 p.m. and returning to Hartsbrook at 5:30 p.m. The season ends on Friday, February 10th. Pay will begin at $20/hour.

Requirements:
First Aid/CPR training, Epi-pen training will be offered if you are not already certified. Must have a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record. Training on driving the school’s 14-passenger bus will be required. Compliant with Hartsbrook’s sexual harassment and anti-bullying trainings.  Coaching experience is strongly preferred.

Please apply by completing an employment application, and sending a cover letter and resume to employment@hartsbrook.org.

Substitute School Nurse

This is a per diem position for days when the primary school nurse is absent from school. Hours are 8:30-3:30 per day. The substitute will follow all policies and procedures of The Hartsbrook School, the Health Office and the MDPH School Health Manual. The following job responsibilities include:

  • Assessment of student health when responding to student illness, injury and medical needs with first aid treatment and emergency care
  • Respond to daily needs of the students who present with chronic health conditions and acute psychological and behavioral health issues
  • Perform medical procedures as indicated by students’ physicians
  • Administer daily medication or over the counter medication PRN per medication orders
  • Record student encounters, medication administration, and treatments daily in the SNAP database to maintain up-to-date health records in accordance with Standards of Practice.
  • Communicate with parents, teachers and staff as needed regarding illness and injury of students throughout the day.
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff as needed to meet the student’s needs during the school day
  • Maintain confidentiality as mandated by Massachusetts Regulations in the school setting.
  • Telephone triage PRN
  • Uphold COVID-19 guidelines, requirements, policy and procedure

Qualifications:

  • Current valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of Massachusetts
  • Three years experience in pediatric nursing and school health care preferred
  • Current certification in CPR/AED/First Aid training
  • Mandated reporter training (this can be done online)

Compensation:

  • $245.00/day for full coverage from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm.

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.

Varsity Mixed-Gender Basketball Coach

Hartsbrook is seeking a varsity mixed-gender basketball coach.  Varsity basketball (grades 9-12) will begin on Monday, November 28th and ends the week of February 13th. Practices are on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at College Church Gymnasium in Northampton from 3:30–5:30.  Coaches will drive the team to the practice/game location, leaving Hartsbrook at 3:30 p.m. and returning to Hartsbrook at 5:30 p.m. Pay will begin at $20/hour.
Requirements:
First Aid/CPR training, Epi-pen training will be offered if you are not already certified. Must have a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record. Training on driving the school’s 14-passenger bus will be required. Compliant with Hartsbrook’s sexual harassment and anti-bullying trainings.  Coaching experience is strongly preferred.Please apply by completing an employment application, and sending a cover letter and resume to employment@hartsbrook.org.

 

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.