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 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.


Early Childhood Program Lead Teacher Opening

Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School, a nursery-12th grade Waldorf school located on a Biodynamic® farm in the beautiful Hudson Valley area in Ghent, NY is seeking a full-time faculty member to join its Early Childhood Education Department. We are welcoming applications for a Waldorf Early Childhood teacher to carry the pedagogical design and teaching responsibilities for a mixed age Kindergarten of 14 – 16 children.

Applicants must have at least 3 years’ experience in lead teaching a mixed–age Waldorf Kindergarten class, a Waldorf Early Childhood Teaching Certificate and a BA or higher educational degree. Other requisite skills/experience for this role include: leading parent education related to early childhood development and working collaboratively within a team.

Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School is fortunate to have an educational campus of forest, farm, and streams where the rich potential of learning in Nature can be realized in daily experience with the children.

Please forward a letter of interest along with your resume to:

Michael Frosch, Acting School Director

The Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School, is part of the Hawthorne Valley Association, which supports several Anthroposophical initiatives including the farm, the Alkion Waldorf teacher-training program, Adonis Press, a Place-Based Learning Center, and an organic store, lacto-fermentation cellar, and bakery.  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 four nearby Camphill communities.


Early Childhood Program Assistant Teacher Opening

Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School, a nursery-12th grade Waldorf school located on a Biodynamic® farm in the beautiful Hudson Valley area in Ghent, NY is seeking a part-time Kindergarten assistant to work in a mixed-age early childhood class. We are welcoming applications for this role.

Interested applicants must have a love of children and the outdoors, have completed (or be in the process of completing) a Waldorf Early Childhood Teaching Certificate and have a BA or equivalent.

This position is ideal for someone who wishes to engage in early childhood arts and to have practical experience working with an experienced lead teacher.  Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School is fortunate to have an educational campus of forest, farm, and streams where the rich potential of learning in nature can be realized in daily experience with the children.

Please forward a letter of interest along with your resume to:

Michael Frosch, Acting School Director

The Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School is part of the Hawthorne Valley Association, which supports several Anthroposophical initiatives including the farm, the Alkion Waldorf teacher-training program, Adonis Press, a Place-Based Learning Center, and an organic store, lacto-fermentation cellar, and bakery.  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 four nearby Camphill communities.


Hawthorne Valley Farm Store

Part-time FLOOR STAFF

HAWTHORNE VALLEY FARM STORE is looking for two part-time Floor Staff members 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.


Hawthorne Valley Farm

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 2016

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