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 Krista Palmer at (413) 528-4015, ext. 105.

Faculty Administrator

The Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School is currently seeking an
energetic Faculty Administrator to oversee the healthy functioning of a vibrant established K-8th grade school. Applicant should have a background and experience in Waldorf Education and administration.

This is a full time position, with full benefits. Strong applications should be submitted at earliest convenience. Please send a cover letter, resume and references to kppk02@yahoo.com or call Krista Palmer at (413) 528-4015, ext.110.

Position opening in Admissions and Marketing

 The Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School has an immediate opening for an organized person with strong communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively and creatively with other members of our small administrative team. Flexible hours.
Qualifications include:
• Familiarity with Waldorf education.
• Oversee admission processes for Early Childhood and Grades 1-8
• Work with prospective new families from first inquiry to matriculation
• Marketing knowledge, including ad placement, print marketing, electronic marketing & social media
• Strong organizational skills, ability to track multiple priorities and
 deadlines.
 • Solid communication skills, including writing, editing and proofreading.
 • Good computer skills, including knowledge of databases.
 • Team player with good interpersonal skills.
 Interested candidates should submit resume and letter of interest by April 10th to Jeff Novick via email (business@gbrss.org), fax (413-528-6410) or mail (35 West Plain Road, Great Barrington, Ma 01230.)

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.