Employment

Hawthorne Valley Association


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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


Kindergarten Teacher Assistant

Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School has an employment opening for the position of  Kindergarten Teacher Assistant. Applicants must have a love of working with young children in the outdoor setting of farm, fields, and forest in all seasons of the year. Our program offers daily immersion in nature as well as a rich arts/festival/puppetry curriculum for little ones age 3 – 6. An understanding of and/or interest in child development and Waldorf Pedagogy is essential. Daily hours during the school year are from 7:45am – 12:45pm, and will also include attendance at teacher meetings 2 afternoons a week. Hawthorne Valley Early Childhood Program offers an opportunity for learning through meaningful relationships with children, community, and colleagues. To apply, please send a resume and letter of interest to Michael Frosch, School Director.


Kindergarten Aftercare Assistant Position

Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School is looking for an aftercare assistant for its Kindergarten on Tuesday through Friday, 12:15pm-3:15pm at $16 an hour. Position includes assisting the lead teacher in caring for the children during outdoor play, lunchtime, rest time, and light tidying. Responsibilities will be to help the children change into their outdoor clothes for yard play, gathering them inside after playtime and helping them prepare for lunch, tidying up the lunch area after lunchtime, and facilitating a restful nap time. Applicants should have experience caring for children, have the ability to multitask, and ensure each child’s safety, create a fun and warm environment, and work well as a team with the lead teacher. Position available immediately. To apply, please send a resume and letter of interest to Michael Frosch, School Director.


Part time Remedial Literacy and/or Math Specialist

Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School, a nursery-12th grade Waldorf school located on a Biodynamic® farm in Ghent, NY – part of the beautiful Hudson Valley – is seeking an individual(s) with remedial literacy and/or math teaching expertise, training and experience to support individual students enrolled in the school.

The successful candidate will have a BA or BS degree and specialized training in one or more areas of remedial work from an accredited program. Examples of useful training modalities include: Orton-Gillingham, Wilson, and the equivalent in the area of mathematics.

The position involves individual and small group math and/or reading tutoring work, including assessment. Familiarity with Waldorf education and pedagogy is desirable. Experience in working with a range of students in pre-k to high school from a variety of backgrounds is key.

Established in 1973, Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School serves approximately 270 children. Our diverse student population includes international students. We are a full member of AWSNA and accredited by the NY State Association of Independent Schools. Please visit our website to learn more.

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, a Waldorf teacher training program, as well as other initiatives.

Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to Michael Frosch, Acting School Director, as well as complete our application for employment.


Part – time Piano Accompanist

Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School is seeking a part-time experienced piano accompanist.

The position involves the possibility of accompanying chorus and Eurythmy (movement) classes across the grade levels.

Established in 1973, Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School serves approximately 270 children. Our diverse student population includes international students. We are a full member of AWSNA and accredited by the NY State Association of Independent Schools. Please visit our website to learn more.

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, a Waldorf teacher training program, as well as other initiatives.

Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to Michael Frosch, Acting School Director, as well as complete our application for employment.

 


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


There are no full time openings at this time.


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 Apprenticeships

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:


Hawthorne Valley Place Based Learning Center

Internships


Spring Internship

HIRING NOW! (posted November 1, 2017)

Come join the Place Based Learning Center as an Educational Intern! Experience our diversified Biodynamic® farm, while guiding children through hands-on farm based activities. The rhythms of nature and farm life take children beyond the classroom. Awakening to the environment, children rediscover the joys of learning and working together.

We are located in Upstate New York in the beautiful Hudson Valley, 2 ½ hours from Manhattan. Our program offers week-long residential Waldorf-based immersion experiences to class grades 3 through 10 for both Waldorf and private schools.

Interns and full-time Program Managers lead farm-based learning activities such as baking bread, cleaning the barn, gardening, riding horses, animal care, preparing meals, exploring our woods, and many other activities. All staff members are responsible for nurturing the physical, emotional, social and spiritual well-being of each child. Interns share the Main House living space with the visiting classes and eat meals with the children.

This internship is a meaningful way to gain knowledge and insight about Waldorf education, biodynamic agriculture and residential education. Compensation includes room and board (organic mostly vegetarian meals) plus a $750 per month stipend. If you are at least 21 years of age, enjoy working with children, have a love of the outdoors, animals, and farm life, consider joining us!

The dates of the Spring Internship are 1/15/18 to 6/2/18.

The dates of the Fall Internship are 8/27/18 to 11/17/18.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead place-based residential farm and nature activities on a daily basis with groups of 6 to 9 children.
  • Provide a nurturing and responsive environment to students, guests and other staff members.
  • Share daily and weekend animal care and periodic weekend programming.

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working with children in an outdoor setting and leading hands-on activities
  • A good work ethic with an ability to be flexible, work as a team member
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to live on campus in shared living quarters
  • The ability to lift and carry 50 lbs
  • Practical knowledge of farming, animal care, gardening, and interest in Waldorf education is a plus
  • A personal passion, energy and drive to enthusiastically work with children
  • Age of 21 or older

 

To apply, please complete this Application Formsend a letter of interest, a current resume and contact information for three work references (preferably employers who have seen you working with children) to Indigo Ocean. Or, mail your application to: Hawthorne Valley Farm, Main House, 327 Route 21C, Ghent, NY  12075  ATTN: Indigo Ocean. For more information please call Indigo Ocean at (518) 672-4465, ext. 234. Interview process is starting NOW and will continue until 4 candidates are selected.


Educational Garden Intern (posted 12/8/17)

HIRING NOW!

Come join the Place Based Learning Center as an Educational Garden Intern! Experience our diversified bio-dynamic dairy farm, while guiding children through hands-on farm based activities. The rhythms of nature and farm life take children beyond the classroom. Awakening to the environment, children rediscover the joys of learning and working together.

We are located in Upstate New York in the beautiful Hudson Valley, 2 ½ hours from Manhattan. Our program offers week-long residential Waldorf-based immersion experience to class grades 3 through 10 for both Waldorf and private schools. We also offer day programs for the Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School and both a residential and day camp during the summer months.

The Garden Intern and a full-time Program Manager are responsible for all aspects of the children’s garden. The length of this position is from January to Thanksgiving, which provides the opportunity to experience the full cycle of our 1/4 acre garden. This intern’s main focus is to lead farm-based learning activities in the garden with children ages 8 to 16 and to perform daily maintenance of the garden.  During the year on an as needed basis, this position will also help fellow interns/counselors with various children activities such as baking bread, cleaning the barn, riding horses, animal care, exploring our woods. All staff members are responsible for nurturing the physical, emotional, social and spiritual well-being of each child.

This internship is a meaningful way to gain knowledge and insight about Waldorf education, biodynamic agriculture and residential education. Compensation includes room and board. Interns are assigned private or shared rooms in the Main House where the students/campers/other interns/counselors also live. All organic mostly vegetarian meals are provided. Stipend is $850 per month. This includes time off based on the schedule of program. If you are at least 21 years of age, enjoy working with children, have a love of gardening, animals and farm life, consider joining us! The dates of the Garden Internship are 1/16/18 to 11/16/2018.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead garden activities on a daily basis with groups of 6 to 9 children
  • Maintenance of the Children’s garden
  • On an as needed basis lead various program related hands-on activities
  • Provide a nurturing and responsive environment to students, guests and other staff members
  • Share daily and weekend animal care and periodic weekend programming

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working with children in a garden/outdoor setting and leading hands-on activities
  • Experience and knowledge of garden maintenance, preferably biodynamic principles
  • A good work ethic with an ability to be flexible, work as a team member
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to live on campus in shared living quarters
  • The ability to lift and carry 50 lbs
  • Practical knowledge of farming and interest in Waldorf education and biodynamic agriculture is a plus
  •  A personal passion, energy and drive to enthusiastically work with children
  • Age of 21 or older

 

Please send a letter of interest, a current resume and contact information for 3 work references (preferably employers who have seen you working with children) to Matt Davis, at Matt@hawthornevalleyfarm.org. Or please mail your application to: Hawthorne Valley Farm, Main house 327 Route 21C, Ghent, NY  12075  ATTN: Matt Davis, or fax to (518) 672-7608. For more information please call Matt at (518) 672-4465, ext. 202. Interview process is starting NOW.