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Kindergarten/Preschool Assistant Teacher

Green Meadow Waldorf School

Chestnut Ridge, New York, United States

Part time

Kindergarten and Early Childhood

Apr 28

Green Meadow Waldorf School is looking for part-time assistant teachers to support our preschool and kindergarten programs in the 2022-2023 school year. Applicants must have a love for working with children as well as an interest and willingness to be active in outdoor work including gardening and animal care. 

The assistant teacher works under the supervision and guidance of the Class Teacher; the Assistant Teacher’s main task is to support the class teacher and the work of the classroom and outdoor environment. The teachers model a relationship based on mutual respect, trust and joy for working together. As an education professional, maintaining confidentiality is required.

Skills

  • Interest in working with children under the lead teachers guidance
  • Enjoy daily active engagement in work (for example gardening and animal care) 
  • Enjoy domestic activities such as preparing snack, dish washing…
  • Be attentive to all areas involving the safety and well-being of the children
  • Be a quiet but active presence in the classroom
  • Work with children one-to-one and in a small group
  • Be open and receptive to suggestions 
  • Radiate a joyful inner mood
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Re-direct parental questions to the lead teacher

Green Meadow Waldorf School was founded in 1950 and serves students in parent-child, through twelfth grade. Our beautiful school is located on a 140 acre campus that includes a farm, forests, streams, and gardens. Additionally being part of the Threefold Community allows us to work together with sister organizations such as the Pfeiffer Center for Biodynamics, the Fibercraft Studio, the Eurythmy School, the Fellowship Community, Sunbridge, Otto Specht School, the Co-op, etc. Our Farm Kindergarten is on the Duryea Farm, a working biodynamic farm embedded within the multigenerational Fellowship Community. Our older students benefit from world class theater, museums and other cultural and cutting edge educational opportunities through our proximity to NYC.

Training & Education: 

The ideal candidate will have experience working with children and hold a bachelor’s degree. Experience working in a Waldorf setting and Waldorf teacher training are preferred, but not required. The assistant positions offer opportunities to engage in and train for work in early childhood education.

This is a paid hourly position. Hours are from 8:30am-2:30pm, 5 days a week including a 30 minutes paid break, or as arranged.

Opportunities to work in the school summer programs may be available.

Interested candidates please send a letter of interest and resume with 3 references to Carole Crockett at ccrockett@gmws.org

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