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Early Childhood Assistant Teacher

Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School

Ghent, NY, USA

Part time

Kindergarten and Early Childhood


Oct 5

Early Childhood Assistant Teacher

Academic Year 2023 – 2024

Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School is seeking an Early Childhood Assistant for immediate employment during the 2023-2024 school year. Applicants must have a love for and understanding of the young child with commitment to working together with others in building a healthy collegial culture.

The working schedule is between 6 and 7 hours each day, with restorative breaks. The rate of pay begins at $20/hour with room for advancement based upon growth and commitment. Hawthorne Valley seeks to build a rich and diverse faculty honoring the freedom of each individual to live with unique authenticity. This position is ideal for those who are in teacher training situations.


A Nursery through Grade 12 School, Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School (HVS) is situated on a 900-acre biodynamic farm surrounded by expansive views of the nearby Catskill and Berkshire Mountains. The school is 2.5 hours north of New York City. HVS is a branch of the Hawthorne Valley Association (HVA), which supports several Anthroposophical initiatives including the Hawthorne Valley Farm and Farmstore, a Farm Apprenticeship program, a Farmscape Ecology Program, the Alkion Waldorf teacher-training program, a Place-Based Learning Center, the Nature Institute and other programs. In the coming year we are celebrating our 50th anniversary, having welcomed our first class of students in September 1973. Our Berkshire-Taconic region, straddling New York and Massachusetts, is heavily steeped in Anthroposophical initiatives including four Camphill communities, the Rudolf Steiner Library, two K-12 schools, a Christian Community Church, Steiner Books, Waldorf Publications, and numerous Biodynamic Farms and homeschool groups. 

In addition to a commitment to the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work that is so necessary in our age, our teachers must demonstrate an unflagging devotion to children and a strong grounding in Waldorf Education. We are looking for candidates dedicated to excellence in teaching and to developing strong, collaborative working relationships with colleagues, parents, and the wider community.

For more information, please contact Janene Ping (jping@hawthornevalleywaldorfschool.org.)


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