Grade School Handwork Teacher

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