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 timber frame barn where the school began is now the school’s 1,000 square-foot 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, as well as a nearby teacher training center, biodynamic farm and farm store, and our own in-school apprenticeship.
Located midway between New York City and Boston, the Berkshires are well known for cultural and artistic communities, offering theater, music, dance and museums. Tanglewood, the Berkshire Theatre Festival, Jacob’s Pillow and folk and bluegrass festivals are just some of our famous local attractions. Skiing, skating and other winter sports are popular in winter; visitors come from all over the world in the summer to swim in and boat on our crystalline lakes and rivers and to hike and camp on the Appalachian and other trails.
General inquiries should be emailed to: email@example.com or call Michael Junkins at (413) 528-4015, ext. 105.
Games & Athletic Director Fall 2015
GBRSS is seeking a Games/Movement Teacher and Middle School Athletic Director/Coach for the 2015-16 school year.
This subject teacher will guide the students in grades 2-8 through developmentally appropriate games/movement, therefore a background in Waldorf education is preferred. In addition, the candidate should be familiar in all aspects of setting up and monitoring an after school sports program, as well as coaching some teams. Our after school sports offerings are: boys and girls soccer, basketball, boys baseball and girls lacrosse.
Early Childhood Nursery Teacher Fall 2015
The Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School in Great Barrington, MA, is seeking an experienced Nursery teacher for the 2015-16 school year. Waldorf Early Childhood experience and training are required.
Salary for the position is commensurate with experience; benefits include health insurance, life insurance, retirement plan, and tuition remission. Please send a cover letter, resume and references to Michael Junkins, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 413 528 4015 x 105. A review of resumes will begin immediately.
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 email@example.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.