VWS Employment Opportunities
Join our Administration and Support Staff
- Currently no positions open
To apply for any Administration or Staff Positions, please include a letter of intent, a resume, a one-page autobiography and three references addressed to Vancouver Waldorf School at hrc @ vws.ca.
Join our Teaching Faculty
Grade School & High School
- Grade 1 Teacher (Sept 2020)
- High School Math & Science
- High School Choir
- Substitute Teachers
Early Childhood Centre
We warmly welcome applications from all teachers who meet the following criteria:
- you are legally able to work in Canada,
- you have a BC Teaching Certificate or equivalent,
- you have experience with and/or knowledge of Waldorf Education,
- and you have a clear and current Criminal Record Check which is in compliance with the Criminal Record Review Act.
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 long-time 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.
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.
We welcome applications from early childhood educators who meet the criteria described below.
- Must be legally able to work in Canada,
- BC Teaching Certificate or equivalent would be an asset,
- Clear and current Criminal Record Check which is in compliance with the Criminal Record Review Act,
- Current First Aid certificate.
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.
For all Teaching Positions, please submit your resume and a cover letter that describes your interest in, knowledge of, and experience with Waldorf education to Lorna Fortin at lfortin @ vws.ca and Susan Connon-Wilby at sconnonwilby @ vws.ca.
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