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Employment2020-05-13T13:30:39-07:00

Employment

How to Apply

Teaching Postions Please submit your resume and a cover letter that describes your interest in, knowledge of, and experience with Waldorf education.

Administration and Support Staff Please include a letter of intent, a resume, a one-page autobiography and three references.

Applications must be addressed to Vancouver Waldorf School at hrc @ vws.ca with the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Selected applicants can expect to participate in an interview process that will include formal and informal interviews, demonstration teaching, classroom observations, and reference checks.

“What is needed is that teachers transform their knowledge of the human being into a kind of higher instinct which enables them to respond rightly to whatever comes from each individual child.”

~ Rudolf Steiner

Open Positions

Grade School Handwork2020-01-07T14:13:49-08:00

The Vancouver Waldorf School of British Columbia, Canada, is seeking a Part to Full Time Handwork Teacher for an immediate opening in our Grade School. The available position will be a short-term contract (January – June) which could develop into a long-term position for the right candidate.

The applicant must have experience in teaching handwork, a degree from an accredited Anthroposophical Institution, and be able to acquire a BC Teaching Certificate upon hire. Waldorf classroom teaching experience is preferred, and the applicant will be expected to prepare lesson plans per the Waldorf and BC Ministry of Education curriculums. Mentoring will be provided.

The applicant must have the ability to work with children with a range of abilities across the different age groups. Key qualities are strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment across departments. With the responsibility of carrying a class of up to 30 students, the successful candidate will have excellent class management and organizational skills.

Within Handwork teaching, the responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:

  • lesson planning & classroom preparation;
  • ordering and cataloguing of handwork supplies;
  • teaching handwork classes;
  • report writing and parent meetings

In addition to teaching, other duties will include:

  • school liaison for parents;
  • attendance at all school events and faculty meetings; and
  • filling in as a substitute teacher in other classrooms, if needed.
  • recess supervision
  • committee work
  • attendance at section meetings and full faculty meetings
  • regular professional development

Terms of employment: part-full time

Wage: $43-61,153.00/year prorated to FTE based on experience and credentials

Benefits: Extended medical and dental after 3 months of employment

Group Retirement Plan after 1 year for full-time employees

Location of work: North Vancouver, BC

Contact Information: 604-985-7435; hrc @ vws.ca

The Vancouver Waldorf School was founded in 1968. Currently we have a growing student body of 250 students, from Pre School up to Grade Twelve, as well as a dedicated faculty and staff. The Vancouver Waldorf School is located in beautiful North Vancouver where the mountains meet the sea, in the heart of the outdoor activity capital of the world. Surrounded by astounding scenery, the school’s urban setting is just across the harbour from downtown Vancouver and combines the best of both worlds with easy access to international culture and museums as well as quiet mountain hikes, rivers, and waterfalls.

Job Type: Contract

Salary: $43,000.00 to $61,153.00 /year

Grade School Eurythmy Teacher2020-01-08T08:59:25-08:00

The Vancouver Waldorf School, located in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, is seeking a Full-Time Eurythmy Teacher for the 2020-2021 school year to fill a maternity leave. The available position will be for both Grade School and High School classes, and could develop into a long-term position. Opportunities for an immediate start may also be available for the right candidate.

The applicant must have a degree in Eurythmy from an accredited Anthroposophical Institution, and be able to acquire a BC Teaching Certificate upon hire. Waldorf classroom teaching experience is preferred, and the applicant will be expected to prepare lesson plans per the Waldorf and BC Ministry of Education curriculums. Mentoring will be provided. The applicant must have the ability to work with children with a range of abilities across the different age groups. In addition to teaching, other duties will include:

  • recess supervision
  • committee work
  • attendance at section meetings and full faculty meetings
  • regular professional development
  • report writing and parent meetings

The Vancouver Waldorf School has a long-standing, positive relationship with Eurythmy, and is committed to fostering a continued appreciation for Eurythmy in its curriculum and community. We have a warm and skilled piano accompanist, as well as two spaces for Eurythmy lessons, one with a carpeted floor and one with a sprung floor.

The Vancouver Waldorf School was founded in 1968. Currently, we have a growing student body of 250 students, from Pre School up to Grade Twelve, as well as a dedicated faculty and staff. The Vancouver Waldorf School is located in beautiful North Vancouver where the mountains meet the sea, in the heart of the outdoor activity capital of the world. Surrounded by astounding scenery, the school’s urban setting is just across the harbour from downtown Vancouver and combines the best of both worlds with easy access to international culture and museums as well as quiet mountain hikes, rivers, and waterfalls.

The city of Vancouver is host to a variety of Anthroposophical organizations, including a Christian Community Church and an Anthroposophical Society Branch. Also in the neighbourhood is The Cascadia Society for Social Working, a Camphill community with a long-standing and close working relationship with the school.

Please send a resume, references, and a letter of interest to hrc @ vws.ca

Contact Information: Susan Connon-Wilby at 604-985-7435 ext. 203

Job Type: Maternity Leave with possibility for more with suitable candidate

Salary: $43,000.00 to $64,153.00/year prorated to FTE based on experience and credentials

Benefits available after three months

Group Retirement Plan after 1 year for full-time employees

High School Eurythmy2020-01-07T14:14:41-08:00

The Vancouver Waldorf School, located in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, is seeking a High School Eurythmy Teacher for a permanent, part to full-time position.

Duties include:

  • preparing and teaching the Waldorf school Eurythmy curriculum to High School students;
  • evaluating the progress of students and preparing oral and written student reports to discuss with students, parents, and faculty;
  • administrative tasks and non-teaching student supervision; and
  • attending faculty meetings, professional development sessions and school-specific events.

Skills required include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Eurythmy from an accredited Anthroposophical Institution;
  • BC Teaching Certificate or equivalent;
  • Experience with and/or knowledge of Waldorf Education; and
  • Waldorf teaching experience an asset.

Location of work: North Vancouver, BC

Contact Information: 604-985-7435; hrc @ vws.ca

Job Type: Part-time with the possibility for more with the right candidate

Salary: $43,000.00 to $59,000.00 /year prorated to FTE

Benefits available after three months

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to hrc@vws.ca.

High School Choir2020-01-07T13:45:09-08:00
Substitute Teachers2020-01-07T14:16:05-08:00

We process substitute teacher applications throughout the school year. If you are interested in substitute teaching at the Vancouver Waldorf School, please submit your resume with a letter indicating your interest in and knowledge of Waldorf education to hrc@vws.ca.


The Vancouver Waldorf School’s program of studies serves between 250 – 300 students from Early Childhood to Grade Twelve with a Faculty and Staff of forty. We process substitute teacher applications throughout the whole of the school year.

If you are interested in substitute teaching for us, please submit your resume with a letter indicating your interest in and knowledge of Waldorf education to hrc@vws.ca. We encourage those interested in substitute teaching for us to attend one of the monthly information sessions if possible. Please see our school website for the dates of these Tuesday morning information sessions at www.vws.ca/admissions/tours-open-houses/.

Once we receive your application, we will reply and arrange for an interview. Waldorf teachers complete Waldorf Teacher Training as well as their undergraduate degrees. Our substitute teachers haven’t all completed Waldorf Teaching Training but they are educators who have an explicit interest in Waldorf education. Please see www.whywaldorfworks.org to learn more about Waldorf education and to learn about Waldorf Teacher education.

There are five categories of Waldorf Teachers: Early Childhood Specialists, Class Teachers, Learning Support Specialists, Subject Specialists and High School Specialists. Our Subject Specialist teachers lead the programs of studies in French, Music, Handwork, Woodwork, Games and Sports and Eurythmy. Class Teachers loop with their classes from year to year and teach the core academic subjects. All of our teachers work out of the pedagogical foundations of Waldorf education.

The Vancouver Waldorf School encompasses three campuses: the Early Childhood Center and Grades School Campus are located at 2725 St. Christopher’s Road in North Vancouver. The High School is located at 307-3255 Edgemont Boulevard in North Vancouver.

Please familiarize yourself with our school by reading through our website.

Working at the Vancouver Waldorf School

The Vancouver Waldorf School was established in 1971 and offers an academic, artistic and practical education for children from early childhood beginning with a Parent and Tot program through to Grade 12 graduation. Our programs of study meet the British Columbia Ministry of Education’s expected learning goals and outcomes. Further to this, as a Waldorf School, we offer a unique education that is based on an understanding of the human being and of child development out of the foundational pedagogical research developed by Rudolf Steiner.

The Vancouver Waldorf School seeks to expand its faculty with like-minded colleagues committed to working out of Waldorf education’s foundational theories and practices, colleagues who will inspire their students to love learning. Key qualities also include strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment across departments. Successful candidates will have excellent class management and organizational skills that allow them to successfully teach classes of up to 30 students.

Through the Waldorf curriculum, we integrate creative and independent thinking with social responsibility. We strive to foster a school community in which the integrity of each member is respected, a diversity of gifts is recognized, and the participation in service to the school’s vision and mission is encouraged.

Teachers are contributing members of the Vancouver Waldorf School actively involved in the life of the school through participation in Faculty meetings, School events and committees.

The salary range for the 1.0 FTE position is $43,000 to $61,153 per annum depending upon experience and qualifications. Employee benefits include tuition as a taxable benefit, extended Health Benefits, Life Insurance, and Short and Long Term Disability. Canadian and Permanent Resident candidates may qualify for our relocation financial support programs up to $1,000.

We are a full member school with the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America and members of the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America. We are an accredited school with the Federation of Independent Schools of North America.

We are committed to supporting our faculty with mentoring and generous ongoing professional development opportunities.

Please explore our website to learn more about our school. Visit the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America website to learn more about Waldorf education.

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