Employment

Hawthorne Valley Association

While there are no open positions in the Association administrative offices at this time, there are other opportunities within some of our initiatives. Please scroll down the page to see what’s open.


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.


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.


Remedial 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 a full-time learning specialist for the 2017-2018 school year.

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. An MA in education with a specialization in remedial work is preferred. Examples of useful training modalities include: Orton-Gillingham, Wilson, and the equivalent in the area of mathematics. A Waldorf remedial training is also an excellent credential and if not already in place will be required as continuing education. The position includes a responsibility for some individual math and reading tutoring work as well as coordination and evaluation of students’ needs. Some evaluations will be accomplished by other specialists. Extensive familiarity with the Waldorf education curriculum and pedagogical model is critical.

Enthusiasm for 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.


Sixth Grade Class Teacher

Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School, a nursery-12th grade Waldorf school is seeking a sixth grade teacher for the 2017-2018 school year.

We have a strong rising sixth grade filled with eager, imaginative children. Qualified applicants will have at minimum a BA or BS degree, MA preferred, full Waldorf teacher training, and an unflagging devotion to children.

Applicants must be experienced class teachers dedicated to excellence in teaching and be committed to developing strong working relationships with parents and colleagues. Our benefits plan includes medical and dental coverage, pension, and tuition remission.

Please complete our application for employment, and send a letter of interest and a resume to: Michael Frosch.

Located in the historic Hudson River Valley in Ghent, NY, 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, and is part of the Hawthorne Valley Association, which supports several Anthroposophical initiatives including: the farm; Alkion Waldorf teacher-education program; Adonis Press; a Place-Based Learning Center; and an organic store, dairy, lacto-fermentation cellar, and bakery. Our diverse student body includes the children of co-workers from four nearby Camphill communities.


Part-time High School Spanish Teacher

Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School, a nursery-12th grade Waldorf School located in the beautiful Hudson River Valley region in Ghent, NY, is seeking a part-time high school Spanish teacher for the 2017-2018 school year.

Qualified applicants will have at minimum a four year undergraduate degree and an unflagging interest in teaching adolescents, and enthusiasm for continuing a successful Spanish language program in our school.

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 across the entire school. Our diverse student population includes international students as well as US boarders although we are primarily a day school. 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 send a letter of interest along with resume to:
Michael Frosch, Acting School Director


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

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.