Careers

First Grade Class Teacher for Fall 2021

Berkshire Waldorf School is seeking a full time first grade class teacher for the 2021-22 school year. Ideally, candidates would have Waldorf teaching experience. Effective classroom management, communication, and the ability to collaborate are priorities.

Our curriculum includes language/s, handwork, woodwork, music, eurythmy, an educational support program and physical education. Festivals and celebrations are community-oriented. Our Board is active and well-established, and our strong Parent Association reflects a supportive and diverse parent body. The school is a full member of AWSNA, as well as of the Association of Independent Schools of New England. An active Anthroposophical branch and First Class are in the area, as well as a nearby teacher training center, biodynamic farm and farm store.

Located midway between New York City and Boston, the Berkshires are well known for cultural and artistic communities.

Salary for the position is commensurate with experience; benefits include health insurance, life insurance, retirement plan, and tuition remission. Please send a cover letter, resume and references to Krista Palmer, kpalmer@berkshirewaldorfschool.org or call 413 528 4015. A review of resumes will begin immediately.

Aftercare Staff Positions Available

About the Berkshire Waldorf Aftercare Program
The BWS Aftercare Program offers creative, nurturing programming for toddlers through 8th graders which will include the arts, science, games, physical activities, and free play. During each 5-9 week session, participants will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of staff facilitated age-appropriate activities. Similar to school day programming, the aftercare program will take place outdoors, weather permitting.

We seek enthusiastic staff to join our team between 2-5 days per week. Staff will supervise free play, snack time, and facilitate an activity based on their skill set and the age of students in their assigned cohort which will have a maximum of 10 students. 

Program Hours:
3:00-5:00/15pm. *Please note that staff will need to be on site 2:45pm-5:15/30pm.

Schedule Overview:
3:00-3:30/45pm: Gather Students, Free Play & Snack
3:30/45-4:30/45pm: Activity (*Duration will depend on activity and age of participants.)
4:45-5:00/15pm: Free Play & Pick Up

Preference will be given to applicants who meet the following: 
• You are passionate about working with kids!
• You enjoy collaborating and working on a team to deliver high quality programming.
• You enjoy working with kids and have prior experience teaching and/or leadership experience in a school, afterschool, community organization, and/or camp setting. 
• You are conscientious and are committed to the safety, well-being, and growth of the program participants.

To Apply:  
Interested applicants should submit a resume by email to: aftercare@berkshirewaldorfschool.org. Applications will be accepted until each position is filled. If you see the position listed on our website, we are still accepting applications.
•Please write the subject line of the email as follows:
“First Name Last Name – BWS Aftercare Staff Application.”
Please also complete our BWS Aftercare Staff Application

*Only applicants who follow these application instructions will be considered. Please do not call.

Early Childhood Assistant Fall 2020

The Berkshire Waldorf School is seeking an early childhood assistant for the 2020-21 school year. Our ideal candidates have Waldorf Early Childhood training and teaching experience, and love and commitment to being outdoors with children. A strong understanding of child development and a capacity to provide parent support and healthy communication are essential, and we value an interest in Anthroposophy. 

Both our Nursery and our Mixed-age Kindergarten classes are based outdoors, but each class has access to an indoor classroom as well. Our beautiful campus includes playgrounds, forest trails and play areas, and gardens. The school is a full member of AWSNA, NAIS as well as of the Association of Independent Schools of New England. The Berkshire Waldorf School is a N-8 school, but the Berkshire Waldorf High School is located nearby.

Located midway between New York City and Boston, the Berkshires are well known for their natural beauty and cultural and artistic communities. Please send a cover letter, resume and references to employment@berkshirewaldorfschool.org or call 413 528 4015. A review of resumes will begin immediately.

Office Assistant

The Berkshire Waldorf School is seeking an office assistant for immediate hire. Our ideal candidates have strong organizational and time management skills, excellent verbal and written communication abilities, proficiency with Google Suite, basic database entry skills and a strong sense of discretion and professionalism . Please send a cover letter, resume and references to employment@berkshirewaldorfschool.org or call 413 528 4015. A review of resumes will begin immediately.