Early childhood through grade 12

Hawthorne Valley Association

At Hawthorne Valley, we value and strive for social and cultural renewal in our work. We believe that cultivating an environment where everyone can be – and become – the truest expression of their humanity is essential for individual, organizational, and societal health. We recognize that a diverse community where everyone feels safe and is valued as they are is a strong community. Hawthorne Valley is committed to creating a diverse coworker body, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Games/PE Teacher for Grades 3-12

Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School (HVS) is seeking a full-time Games and PE Teacher to work with students in Grades 3-12 beginning in February 2024.  Applicants interested in a start date of August 1, 2024, should also apply.  This is a full-time position with a base salary of $47,000 and additional compensation depending on years of experience and education.  It qualifies for all benefits including 90% tuition remission, dental and health insurance, paid time off and a retirement plan.

Responsibilities include teaching approximately 20 classes per week, supporting our athletics committee by helping with one sport, preparing Grade 5 for the Olympics and overseeing our Grade 6 Medieval Games.  This position will work with our Athletics Director to continue to build the afterschool athletics opportunities so important in our digital age.

The ideal applicant will be an experienced movement /physical education teacher with an understanding of Waldorf Child Development, experience in delivering an age-appropriate Games curriculum, and an ability to work with multiple ages.  Additional experience with Circus Arts, Spacial Dynamics, Bothmer Gymnastics, and field games is also valued.  Ideal candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree and at least two years of teaching experience.

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 Hawthorne Valley Farm and Farm Store, a Farm Apprenticeship program, a Farmscape Ecology Program, the Alkion Center Waldorf teacher certification program, Adonis Press, and a Place-Based Learning Center that offers programming for children including summer camps on our farm. 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 commitment to Waldorf Education, and a willingness to engage in 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.