Employment Opportunities

The Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School, located in the beautiful Berkshires, is a thriving 40 year-old Waldorf School located on twenty acres of open and wooded land bordering the Green River in Western Massachusetts. Over 200 students from preschool through 8th grade are taught in large classrooms, handwork and woodwork studios, a science room and a spacious auditorium. Basketball and handball courts and open playing fields surround the school buildings. The old barn where the school began is now a 1,000 square foot school library.

The school is a full member of AWSNA, as well as of the Association of Independent Schools of New England. An active anthroposophical branch and First Class are in the area.

The Berkshires are well known for cultural and artistic communities, offering theater, music, dance and museums, Tanglewood, the Berkshire Theatre Festival and Jacob’s Pillow. Skiing, skating and other seasonal sports are popular in winter.

General inquiries should be emailed to: facultyadmin@gbrss.org or call Michael Junkins at (413) 528-4015, ext. 105.

Nursery Assistant

The Early Childhood Program at the Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School is seeking a new Nursery Assistant for our 2014-15 school year. This position is at least 3 days per week. Responsibilities include:

  • Helping to care for the children and their environment.
  • Aiding in daily preparations for the room, which includes basic cooking, cleaning, and setup.
  • Working closely with the lead teacher to create a joyful, loving and warm atmosphere for all.
  • Practicing ongoing work towards a deeper understanding of Anthroposophy, Waldorf Early Childhood Education, and child development.

The ideal candidate will have experience with very young children (2.9- 4 years old) and will be familiar with Waldorf Early Childhood education.

Please send resume and letter stating interest by July 5, 2013 to facultyadmin@gbrss.org or call 413 528 4015 x 105.

The Apprenticeship Program at the Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School

We offer an exciting opportunity to learn about Waldorf education through direct classroom experience with students and teachers. The program takes place over one or two years with increasing opportunities for responsibility in the classroom and life of the school with feedback from experienced teachers.

Our program is open to those who have training and/or experience in Waldorf education and would like to become part of the culture and life of a thriving school.

The Apprenticeship Program offers a range of opportunities depending on the area of interest:

  • The Class Teacher apprentice will visit main lessons, extra main
    lessons and assist with recess and transitions, blackboard and main lesson book drawing and preparation.
  • The Subject Teacher apprentice will observe classes and the backbone of the apprenticeship will be practical experience in leading activities and study of the subject.
  • The Early Childhood apprentice will join in the day and experience its rhythms and become a part of the work that introduces parents to Waldorf education.

In addition to classroom experiences, apprentices participate in the festival life of the school. In addition, a Monday afternoon study of educational works by Rudolf Steiner works led by faculty members provides an opportunity to discuss observations and ideas.

For more information contact Krista Palmer at kppk02@yahoo.com. Application is by letter of interest and interview. We look for applicants who have a genuine wish to carry the work of Waldorf teaching into the future.

Certificate of Completion will be provided at the end of the program.
Cost: $3,000 per year with payment arrangements possible.