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Full-time Woodworking and Clay Sculpture Teacher Position

Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School

Ghent, NY, USA

Full time


Dec 6

Full-time Woodworking and Clay Sculpture Teacher Position

Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School (HVS) is seeking a full-time Woodworking and Sculpture teacher to support our Practical Arts programming in Grades 4 through 8. This position will work in conjunction with our Lower and Middle School Class teachers, our High School Woodworking teacher and our other Practical Arts teachers to bring meaningful, artistic and age-appropriate projects to our Lower School students. This person would also take on the stewardship of our woodworking shop and our Practical Arts Building. This position qualifies for tuition remission and benefits.

Our full-time Lower School Woodworking and Sculpture teacher is expected to be an experienced wood worker and to have completed a Waldorf teacher training. This person should have an artistic eye and ideally have experience with clay modelling as well as woodworking. This person is responsible for delivering the Lower School Practical Arts curriculum, ordering and organizing necessary supplies, teaching classes and assessing student work. 

A Nursery through Grade 12 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, Adonis Press, and a Place-Based Learning Center. The local area abounds with additional initiatives including a Christian Community Church and the Berkshire-Taconic Branch of the Anthroposophical Society. Our diverse student body includes the children of co-workers from three nearby Camphill communities.

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

Please email a letter of interest along with a resume to Karin Almquist, School Director - kalmquist@hawthornevalley.org.

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