Employment Opportunities

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Employment Opportunity for Early Childhood Teacher

Mountain Laurel Waldorf School is looking to expand its Early Childhood program, including its outdoor programs. We are seeking a warm and energetic Early Childhood teacher for the 2020/2021 school year. A love of nature and confidence in holding an outdoor classroom are key. The ideal candidate has a Waldorf Early Childhood teacher training certificate, or is currently enrolled in a Waldorf training program, and has experience working in a Waldorf setting. A strong understanding of child development and a capacity to provide parent support and healthy communication are essential.

Both our Nursery and Kindergarten offer a nurturing, calm environment that inspires the imagination through creative play, storytelling, puppetry, music, movement, and art. Emphasis is placed on the healthy development of the physical body through practical activities: playing/building with natural materials, handwork, crafts, cooking, gardening, sweeping, digging, and nature walks. Our days are centered around routine, rhythm, and play.

Other responsibilities include mentoring relationships, attendance at both business and pedagogical meetings, festival work, and knowledge of basic computer use and programs.

Located in the beautiful Mid-Hudson Valley, New Paltz is approximately 90 miles from New York City. It is home to many active artist and ecological groups, as well as the renowned Mohonk Mountain House and nature preserve. In addition, two major centers of Anthroposophical endeavor, Spring Valley with Sunbridge College and Hawthorne Valley are close by.

If you are interested in joining us at Mountain Laurel Waldorf School, please send your letter of interest, resume and at least two professional references to personnel@mountainlaurel.org. Salary commensurate with experience and education. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to the principles of anti-racism, equity, inclusion, and diversity.

First Grade Class Teacher 2020-2021

Mountain Laurel Waldorf School, located in the heart of New Paltz, NY is seeking an experienced, Waldorf trained first grade class teacher for the 2020-2021 school year. 

A Nursery through Eighth Grade school, Mountain Laurel Waldorf School was founded in 1983 by a group of parents searching for an educational alternative for their children. The school is housed in a charming Victorian mansion, circa 1876, which is in walking distance from the village center of New Paltz, Historic Huguenot Street (the oldest street in America), the State University of New York (SUNY) campus, and a large community playground where our elementary school children play. Our music program includes both an after school chamber group and recorder ensemble. The school currently has a mandate group system of governance and a committed College of Teachers. Our staff numbers near thirty, with an active and supportive Board of Trustees. Benefits include medical coverage, tuition remission, and a continuing education stipend.

Located in the beautiful Mid-Hudson Valley, New Paltz is approximately ninety miles from New York City. It is home to many active artist and ecological groups, as well as the renowned Mohonk Mountain House skating pavilion and nature preserve. In addition, two major centers of Anthroposophical endeavor, Spring Valley with Sunbridge College and Hawthorne Valley are close by.

Our ideal candidate is a certified Waldorf teacher with classroom experience. If you are interested in joining us at Mountain Laurel School, please post a letter of interest along with resume, which includes a biography and at least two references, to the attention of the Personnel Committee. You may also email your submission to personnel@mountainlaurel.org. We look forward to hearing from you.