Employment

Hawthorne Valley Association


  • There are no open positions at this time.

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.

Located in the historic Hudson River Valley, our school is ideally situated on a 900-acre biodynamic farm surrounded by beautiful views of the nearby Catskill and Berkshire Mountains. Both natural beauty and cultural riches surround us, providing wonderful opportunities for our students, families, and teachers. The school is 2.5 hours north of New York City. The local area abounds with additional initiatives, including a Christian Community Church and the Berkshire-Taconic Branch of the Anthroposophical Society. Our diverse student body includes the children of co-workers from three nearby Camphill communities.

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


Second Grade Class Teacher for 2018-19

Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School is seeking a dynamic, energetic, experienced, Waldorf-trained class teacher for our second grade class for the start of 2018-19. This is a full-time position, with health and other benefits.

Qualified applicants will have completed at least an undergraduate degree and a Waldorf class teacher training and have previous experience as a Waldorf class teacher. Applicants will also have an active interest in integrating the array of local resources that Hawthorne Valley Association and the local area offer into the class’s learning experiences. They will also have an unflagging devotion to children, strong commitment to Waldorf Education, dedication to excellence in teaching, and commitment to developing strong, collaborative working relationships with colleagues, parents, and the wider community.

To apply, please send a resume and letter of interest to Michael Frosch, School Director.


Lead Music Teacher and Program Coordinator

Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School is seeking a dynamic, energetic Lead Music Teacher for the school year 2018-19 and beyond with experience teaching music in a Waldorf School context. The position will include coordinating all aspects of the school’s grade 1 – 12 music program (chorus and instrumental). Drawing on their knowledge and experience of age appropriate music education inspired by Waldorf pedagogy, candidates will be expected to teach music classes and lead instrumental ensembles/orchestras and choirs at various grade levels as required.

This is a full-time position, with health and other benefits.

Qualified applicants will have an undergraduate degree, extensive musical experience, Waldorf teacher training either completed or in process, experience teaching music, and an unflagging devotion to children and strong commitment to Waldorf Education.  Applicants must be dedicated to excellence in teaching, and be committed to developing strong working relationships with colleagues, parents, and the wider community. To apply, please send a resume and letter of interest to Michael Frosch, School Director.


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

Now Hiring for Summer Camp season! 

Click here for summer camp position openings. (posted February 12th)