Employment

Hawthorne Valley Association


Accounting Clerk

Hawthorne Valley’s Finance Office is seeking an Accounting Clerk to join its team. The Finance Office provides accounting services to all Hawthorne Valley Association initiatives. The Accounting Clerk prepares the Green Market reconciliation, inputs various sales data onto excel spreadsheets, prepares and transports deposits to bank, and is responsible for accounts payable management.

Qualifications

  • Experience using excel spreadsheets
  • Has an aptitude for working with numbers
  • Detail oriented and organized
  • Good communication skills
  • Vehicle required for 2 weekly trips to bank

Specifics

  • This position currently is 30 hours per week, with Health Insurance and Benefits.
  • This is a part-time position, with the potential for full-time employment.
  • Compensation commensurate with experience.

To apply, send your resume and letter of interest to Sushannah Laurange.


Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School

Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School, an Early Childhood through 12th grade private, independent school located in the beautiful Hudson River Valley region in Ghent, NY, is seeking to fill the following positions for the 2016-2017 school year.

Please note: To apply for any of the following positions at Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School, please complete this Application Form and email a copy to Sushannah Laurange.


Admissions Director

Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School is seeking an experienced, dynamic, and outgoing individual to take on the position of Admissions Director.

This position requires strong outreach, marketing, sales, organizational, and administrative skills including the ability to collaborate effectively, to manage multitasking, and to maintain a positive attitude. Prior Waldorf School experience and marketing and sales related experience are essential. Experience working in school admissions is highly desirable.

The successful candidate will serve as one of the first points of contact for all families interested in applying to the school. As such, this position requires a strong customer service orientation, including a professional warm, welcoming, and friendly demeanor.

Established in 1973, Hawthorne Valley School strives to achieve the three-fold synthesis of education, art, and agriculture. Today the school serves approximately 250 students from early childhood to grade twelve. Although primarily a day school, our school supports a diverse student population that includes international students, as well as US boarders. We are a full member of AWSNA and accredited by the NY State Association of Independent Schools.

Our school is located in the midst of a 900-acre Biodynamic farm and is part of the Hawthorne Valley Association, which includes a working farm and retail store, a year-round program for visiting students from the region, and a Waldorf teacher training program.

Please note that the deadline for submitting a letter of interest and resume for this position is 5pm Friday, August 18, 2017. Initial phone interviews will be undertaken starting August 21st and formal interviews for short-listed candidates will begin the following week.

Please forward a letter of interest along with your resume to Michael Frosch, School Director, by email.


College Guidance Advisor

Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School is seeking an individual with a friendly, professional demeanor and excellent communication and research skills to take on a part-time, flexible working position as the school’s College Guidance Advisor.

The successful candidate will play a central role in supporting, advising, and guiding individual high school students (particularly Juniors and Seniors) and their parents through the entire process of applying and being accepted to a suitable college following graduation from Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School. The successful candidate will serve as Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School’s representative in all communications and engagement with external organizations related to the college application process.

This position requires strong interpersonal and communication skills, excellent research skills, good administrative skills, planning, scheduling and time management, the ability to manage multi-tasking, and the ability to maintain a positive, supportive attitude, while also being able to provide constructive critical feedback. Prior experience successfully working in an educational setting with high school and/or college students is essential. Prior experience as a school and/or college counselor or college guidance advisor is highly desirable.

Established in 1973, Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School strives to achieve the three-fold synthesis of education, art, and agriculture. Today the school serves approximately 250 students from Early Childhood to 12th grade. Although primarily a day school, our school supports a diverse student population that includes international students, as well as US boarders. We are a full member of AWSNA and accredited by the NY State Association of Independent Schools.

Our school is located in the midst of a 900-acre Biodynamic farm and is part of the Hawthorne Valley Association, which includes a working farm and retail store, a year-round program for visiting students from the region, and a Waldorf teacher training program.

Please note that the deadline for submitting a letter of interest and resume for this position is 5pm, July 28th 2017. Interviews for short-listed candidates will take place on July 31st.

Please forward a letter of interest along with your resume to Michael Frosch, School Director, by email.


Cross Country Coach

Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School, a nursery-12th grade Waldorf school located on a Biodynamic® farm in Ghent, NY, is seeking an experienced cross country coach for the ‘17-‘18 fall season. The season runs from mid-August to the end of October. The ideal candidate will have past cross country coaching experience. Evening and some weekend hours required. To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Athletic Director Taylor Race.


 

Hawthorne Valley Farm Store

Part-time FLOOR STAFF

HAWTHORNE VALLEY FARM STORE is looking for a part-time Floor Staff member to join its expanding operations. Floor Staff members work in conjunction with the Floor Manager and our team of stockers and buyers.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • experience in providing excellent customer service
  • the ability to multitask and work with others
  • strong communication and organizational skills

Hawthorne Valley Farm Store strives to provide the highest quality Biodynamic, organic, local, and regional food to the community at reasonable prices in a profitable manner; in so doing the Store will support the ongoing mission of Hawthorne Valley Farm.

Candidates must have the ability to do manual work, be able to lift 50 pounds, stand for an 8-hour shift and be able to work nights and weekends. Please visit Hawthorne Valley Farm’s website to learn more about our farm. This is a part-time position; hourly wage. Position is available immediately, EOE, send applications to Chandra, Store Operations Manager. Please no phone calls.

 


Part-time DELI STAFF

HAWTHORNE VALLEY FARM STORE, Ghent NY is looking for a part-time deli staff member to join its expanding operations. Deli staff members work in conjunction with the Head Chef and our store staff team.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • experience cooking for deli, restaurant, or catering.
  • working knowledge of natural, organic, vegetarian and other specialty cuisines, with understanding of various dietary restrictions.
  • experience in providing excellent customer service
  • the ability to multitask and work with others
  • strong communication and organizational skills

Hawthorne Valley Farm Store strives to provide the highest quality biodynamic, organic, local, and regional food to the community at reasonable prices in a profitable manner; in so doing the Store will support the ongoing mission of Hawthorne Valley Farm.

Candidates must have the ability to do manual work, be able to lift 50 pounds, stand for an 8-hour shift and be able to work weekends. Please visit Hawthorne Valley Farm’s website to learn more about our farm. This is a part-time position; hourly wage. Position is available immediately, EOE, send applications to Chandra, Store Operations Manager. Please no phone calls.


Hawthorne Valley Farm

Full Time Positions

Posted June 7, 2017 Dairy Herd/Livestock Manager:

Hawthorne Valley Farm in Ghent, NY is looking for a Dairy Herd/Livestock Manager to manage and grow this dynamic enterprise, central to the success of our 900-acre Biodynamic® farm. This position is part of a five-member management team at Hawthorne Valley Farm.

We are looking for candidates with a passion for organic, grass-based dairying, at least three years experience with a successful track record and an interest in biodynamics. The candidate will also be a team player, an active learner, a good interpersonal communicator and self-starter, be practiced at professional farm record keeping (including organic and Biodynamic certification), enjoy collaboration with and mentoring of several farm apprentices.

This is a full-time position with full Hawthorne Valley Association employee benefits and on farm housing.

Please direct all inquiries and applications to Steffen Schneider.


Posted July 11, 2017: Full time Baker Position

PURPOSE:     To assist the bakery manager and co-workers in the production of products to meet sales, margin and labor goals.

STATUS:      Reports to Bakery Manager

Each staff member is asked to help create an environment which encourages respect, honesty and trust amongst all co-workers and also offers the highest degree of quality products to our customers. Each staff member is asked to help maintain the bakery as an ethical and positive place to work. In addition, the Hawthorne Valley Bakery is committed to being an educational resource to the community on ecological, environmental and food-related issues.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Bread production including mixing, caring for pre-ferments, scaling, kneading and shaping, proofing and baking of dough’s as well as milling of grains.
  • Producer of laminated products
  • Proficiency at pastry cart set up
  • A capability to produce all bakery formulas
  • Participate in lot tracking and stocking of inventory including flours and grains
  • Participate in packing and invoicing orders
  • Participate in cleaning, maintaining and sanitation of equipment and work spaces
  • Participate in educational endeavors that support Hawthorne Valley Farm missions

GENERAL

  • Attend department meetings
  • Perform other tasks assigned by Bakery Manager or designated staff trainer

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Well-organized, pays attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to follow through on commitments
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple demands
  • Ability to do manual work in a production environment, be able to lift 50lbs., move pallets with a pallet jack, stand for an 8 hour shift
  • Good communication skills
  • Regular, predictable attendance
  • Willingness and ability to learn and grow to meet the changing requirements of the job
  • Minimum of five years of professional baking experience, or a culinary degree in Baking and Pastry Arts

COMPENSATION

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Full Hawthorne Valley Association benefits package

To apply, send your cover letter and resume to Andreas Schneider, Director of Artisan Food Production, and Karen Linton, Bakery Manager.


Posted June 30, 2017: Bakery Assistant

Hawthorne Valley Farm Bakery is looking for a Bakery Assistant to join its team. This position assists in the production and operation of the bakery and reports to the Bakery Manager.

Each staff member is asked to help create an environment which encourages respect, honesty and trust amongst all co-workers and also offers the highest degree of quality products to our customers. Each staff member is asked to help maintain the bakery image as an ethical and positive place to work. In addition, the Hawthorne Valley Bakery is committed to being an educational resource to the community on ecological, environmental and food related issues.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Bread production including mixing, caring for pre-ferments, scaling, kneading and shaping, proofing and baking of dough’s as well as milling of grains
  • Producer of laminated products
  • Proficiency at pastry cart set up
  • A desire to learn all bakery formulas
  • Participate in lot tracking and stocking of inventory including flours and grains
  • Participate in packing and invoicing orders
  • Participate in cleaning, maintaining and sanitation of equipment and work spaces

GENERAL

  • Attend department meetings
  • Perform other tasks assigned by Bakery Manager or designated staff trainer

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Well-organized, pays attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to follow through on commitments
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple demands
  • Ability to do manual work in a production environment, be able to lift 50 lbs., move pallets with a pallet jack, stand for an 8 hour shift
  • Good communication skills
  • Regular, predictable attendance
  • Willingness and ability to learn and grow to meet the changing requirements of the job

COMPENSATION

  • Competitive hourly wage

To apply, send your cover letter and resume to Andreas Schneider, Director of Artisan Food Production, and Karen Linton, Bakery Manager.


Internships

Internships refer to fixed-length opportunities.

Hawthorne Valley Farm Creamery Internship

Summary: This internship position is within Hawthorne Valley Farm’s dairy operation that makes a wide range of raw and pasteurized dairy products. The internship is 20 hours/week during the length of the summer camp.

Essential Internship Duties:
  • Focused time spent on affinage, the care of the cheese after it has been made.
  • Assist with numerous cheese makes and various processing responsibilities in the creation of creamery products, including but not limited to alpine, ricotta, quark, cheddar and Bianca cheese, yogurt, buttermilk and raw milk.
  • Learn and execute Good Manufacturing Practices around cleanliness and sanitation.
  • Direct and manage small groups of campers on specific tasks in the creamery.
  • Order fulfillment for all creamery products.
Qualifications:

This position requires strong attention to detail, preferably someone with a food background in either service or production. The work is physical and hours are early.

Knowledge and Experience:
  • Sanitation is of the highest importance
  • Basic knowledge of science/chemistry a big help
Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Time management skills and the ability to multi-task

To apply for this internship, please complete the Hawthorne Valley Application for Employment and return with cover letter and resume to Jeremy Shapiro, Creamery Manager by email.


Farm Learning Positions

Apprenticeships refer to fixed-length opportunities in the realm of food production and food enterprise. This currently includes traditional vegetable and livestock apprenticeships. In the future, we will be offering structured learning opportunities in the bakery, creamery, and sauerkraut cellar. Current opportunities include:

  • Farm Learning Positions 2017

    Please visit the Farm Learning Program page for the most up-to-date information on available positions and position descriptions.