Employment Opportunities

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Lead Nursery Teacher

Mountain Laurel Waldorf School, located in the heart of New Paltz, NY is seeking a Lead Nursery teacher starting immediately.
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. Our staff numbers near 25, with an active and supportive Board of Trustees.

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, 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.

The Lead Nursery Teacher maintains the class environment through appropriate use of Waldorf Early Childhood methods whilst 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. Children are aged 3-5 years old.

Responsibilities Include:

  • lead daily preparation of room materials and activities
  • lead nap time, and indoor & outdoor play time
  • prepare food
  • assisting children while in the bathroom
  • tidying up after school
  • collaborating with assistants to support the children in their care
  • helping with festivals, celebrations
  • attending weekly Early Childhood faculty meetings

This is a salaried position.
5 days per week, 8am – 3pm.
Additional summer work may be available at our Summer 2021 Camp Program.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Training in Waldorf Early Childhood pedagogy.
  • 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.