Employment Opportunities

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Sixth Grade Teacher

Mountain Laurel Waldorf School, located in the heart of New Paltz, NY is seeking a sixth grade teacher for September 2021.

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 and village green where our elementary school children play. 

Located in the beautiful Mid-Hudson Valley, New Paltz is approximately ninety miles from New York City. It is home to many active artists and ecological groups. Covering the pristine Shawangunk Ridge, Minnewaska State Park, the adjoining Mohonk Preserve, as well as the renowned Mohonk Mountain House nature preserve have miles of hiking and biking trails. In addition, two major centers of Anthroposophical endeavor, Spring Valley with Sunbridge College and Hawthorne Valley are close by.  

The school currently has a mandate group system of governance and a committed College with an active and supportive Board of Trustees. Our staff numbers 25.

Our ideal candidate is a certified Waldorf grades teacher with Waldorf classroom experience. We value diversity on our team and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  

How to Apply: If you are interested in joining us at Mountain Laurel Waldorf School, please email a letter of interest along with a resume, which includes a biography and at least two references, to the attention of the Personnel Committee: personnel@mountainlaurel.org. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Early Childhood Teachers

Mountain Laurel Waldorf School, located in the heart of New Paltz, NY is seeking lead and assistant early childhood teachers for the 2021/22 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 and village green where our elementary school children play.

Located in the beautiful Mid-Hudson Valley, New Paltz is approximately ninety miles from New York City. It is home to many active artists and ecological groups. Covering the pristine Shawangunk Ridge, Minnewaska State Park, the adjoining Mohonk Preserve, as well as the renowned Mohonk Mountain House nature preserve have miles of hiking and biking trails. In addition, two major centers of Anthroposophical endeavor, Spring Valley with Sunbridge College and Hawthorne Valley are close by.

The school currently has a mandate group system of governance and a committed College with an active and supportive Board of Trustees. Our staff numbers 25.

The Lead Early Childhood Teacher maintains the class environment while caring for the children with the help of their assistant. They create a warm supportive atmosphere, help prepare meals, and care for the physical space of the classroom and outdoor play yard consistent with Waldorf Early Childhood Education methods and practices. Children are aged 3-6 years old.

Responsibilities Include:

  • preparing the snack of the day.
  • lead daily preparation of room materials and activities.
  • lead indoor & outdoor play time, and nap time.
  • assisting children while in the bathroom.
  • tidying up after school.
  • collaborating with assistants to support the children in their care.
  • helping with school wide festivals and celebrations.
  • attending weekly Early Childhood faculty meetings.
  • Assistants support the lead teacher in all of the above aspects.

Lead teachers are salaried, assistants are paid hourly.
5 days per week, 8am – 3pm.
Minimum Qualifications:
Training in Waldorf Early Childhood pedagogy and experience teaching in a Waldorf Early Childhood setting. We value diversity on our team and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply: If you are interested in joining us at Mountain Laurel Waldorf School, please email a letter of interest along with a resume, which includes a biography and at least two references, to the attention of the Personnel Committee: personnel@mountainlaurel.org. We look forward to hearing from you.