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Maternity Leave Coverage Needed - Middle School, Early Childhood

Primrose Hill School

Rhinebeck, NY, USA

Full time

Grades

Nov 29

Primrose Hill School is seeking maternity leave replacement teachers to lead classes in both our Middle School and Early Childhood programs. 


General Responsibilities:

Join us at Primrose Hill School where the teacher’s voice and freedom is valued and the children come first. We are seeking a warm and nurturing individual, who has experience working with young children, possesses enthusiasm and motivation to work collaboratively with colleagues, and will demonstrate a familiarity and interest in the philosophy and methods of Waldorf Early Childhood Education. 


Specific Details of the Roles

Our Middle School maternity leave placement starts on or around February 1st, 2023 and extends through the spring season. In addition to the qualifications and requirements listed below, this teaching position requires the candidate to lead and teach ten students in a mixed age 7th and 8th grade classroom. The teacher must be able to or willing to learn how to teach across subject areas, including ELA, math, science and history, as well as some art skills and basic singing. Teachers must be familiar with the Waldorf curriculum and pedagogy, experience and/or training in teaching in Waldorf school settings is preferred. 


Our Early Childhood maternity leave placement starts in the spring 2023, specific dates TBD. See further details below.


MIDDLE SCHOOL LEAD TEACHER QUALIFICATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Qualifications and Specific Responsibilities:

  • A Waldorf Grades  Teachers Certificate. We will consider candidates who are still in training who have the recommendation of their training program, or those who are certified teachers and have relevant Waldorf experience.
  • A BA or MA degree in Education.
  • Five+ years in Waldorf Grades Education Teaching preferred.
  • A love of children and a deep desire to support their growth, through observation and collaboration.
  • A desire to grow up grade-by-grade with your students, looping with them year over year.
  • The ability to self reflect, strive to grow, and to be worthy of imitation.
  • A strong work ethic and the eagerness to support a growing school.
  • An interest in supporting, motivating and inspiring your students
  • An ability to collaborate, independently manage, and contribute in and out of the classroom.
  • A strength in developing partnerships with families and colleagues.
  • The desire to teach at a younger and naturally evolving school with a deep mission, motivated colleagues, and positive outlook.
  • The ability to thrive in outdoor spaces, offering rhythmic routine and story-based learning.
  • Present for the full school day from 8:00am-3:30pm
  • Creating classroom rhythm and routine and documenting these details for reference and/or use by substitutes when needed
  • Ability to follow block rotations and teach basic skills and concepts, as well as deeply connect with content in creative and illustrative ways.
  • Leading creative and artistic lessons, such as painting and play practice.
  • Creating a beautiful, enlivened and organized classroom environment.
  • Connect with specials teachers to develop enriching activities that align with the curriculum. 
  • Cleaning the classroom space in collaboration with the cleaning team.
  • Participate in various meetings including but not limited to Grades, All Faculty, Committee, State of School etc.
  • Practice confidentiality
  • Prepare reports through the use of developmental checklists and narrative descriptions, according to agreed-upon standards and share with the child’s family during conferences.
  • Access resources and speak with the child’s family when special services or support may be needed.
  • Understanding operational requirements such as fire drill plans, safety and health requirements.
  • Develop and maintain a safe, harmonious social and emotional environment for the children
  • Nature walks and exploration with the children.
  • For your class, prepare for and participate in community events and festivals.
  • Willingness to attend relevant education and professional development training.



EARLY CHILDHOOD LEAD TEACHER QUALIFICATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES


Qualifications and Specific Responsibilities:

  • A Waldorf Early Childhood Teachers Certificate. We will consider candidates who are still in training who have the recommendation of their training program.
  • A BA or MA degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Five+ years in Early Childhood Education Teaching preferred
  • A love of children and a deep desire to support their growth, through observation and collaboration
  • The ability to self reflect, strive to grow, and to be worthy of imitation
  • A strong work ethic and the eagerness to support a growing school.
  • An interest in supporting, motivating and inspiring your Teaching Assistant
  • An ability to collaborate, independently manage, and contribute in and out of the classroom
  • A strength in developing partnerships with families and colleagues
  • The desire to teach at a younger and naturally evolving school with a deep mission, motivated colleagues, and positive outlook.
  • The ability to thrive in outdoor spaces, offering rhythmic routine and play-based experiences for the children 
  • Present for the full school day from 8:00am-3:30pm
  • Creating classroom rhythm and routine and documenting these details (songs, dances verses) for reference and/or use by substitutes when needed
  • Create crafts, decorations for the classroom, keepsakes for the children.
  • Connect with specials teachers to develop enriching activities such as the Farm and Garden teacher.
  • Cleaning the classroom space in collaboration with the Assistant
  • Cooking when needed especially for snack time
  • Participate in various meetings including but not limited to Early Childhood, All Faculty, Committee, State of School etc.
  • Practice confidentiality
  • Prepare reports for the children to document through the use of narrative descriptions, according to agreed-upon standards and share with the child’s family
  • Access resources and speak with the child’s family when special services or supports may be needed.
  • Understanding operational requirements such as fire drill plans, safety and health requirements.
  • Develop and maintain a safe, harmonious social and emotional environment for the children
  • Nature walks and exploration with the children.
  • For your class, prepare for and participate in community events and festivals.
  • Willingness to attend relevant education and professional development training 





More about Primrose Hill School

Primrose Hill School offers a compensation package that includes generous time off, financial support for professional development, mentorship, healthcare benefits and more. We are committed to enriching our educational environment and culture through the diversity of our employees. We actively seek systemically excluded communities in our applicant pool, including but not limited to BIPOC and/or LGBTQIAP2+ candidates. PHS embraces the opportunity to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, or any other classification protected by applicable law. Non-discriminatory practices apply to all employees and applicants for employment. Likewise, the administration of personnel matters such as compensation, benefits, transfers, reductions in staff or faculty, training/education and social/recreation activities are free from discriminatory practices. Personnel decisions shall comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination in employment.


Located in the gorgeous Hudson Valley, Primrose Hill School rests on 7.5 acres in the Village of Rhinebeck, NY. Our community enjoys caring for a small farm that includes a large vegetable and flower garden and horses, a sheep, bunnies and a goat. We hold the farm at the heart of our school, and work to integrate biodynamic agriculture into many aspects of our curriculum. We are spread out across three school buildings on campus and have expanded our programs to include fully equipped outdoor classrooms during warm weather months.


The Hudson Valley is one of the most beautiful, scenic areas in the US. There are endless hikes, bike routes and recreational activities, vibrant local arts and music scenes, as well as a burgeoning spiritual and holistic community. We are just 80 minutes by train from New York City and are driving distance to two major Waldorf teacher training centers: the Sunbridge Institute and Alkion Center. The Hawthorne Valley Farm/School, the Nature Institute, and several Camphill communities are close by as well.


Interested applicants should contact admin@primrosehillschool.com with a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references. Please indicate position of interest in the email subject line.

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