Sunrise Waldorf School is seeking an experienced and dynamic 5th-8th grade woodworking teacher to join our dedicated faculty beginning 2022-2023. The position requires authentic warmth, good humour, joy, and enthusiasm for working with children. The ideal candidate must also have familiarity or interest in best practices of Waldorf education.

The woodworking teacher will be able to work collaboratively to schedule, plan and assess developmentally appropriate projects, with an understanding that students within a given class will make progress on their work at varying rates. The ideal candidate will have completed Waldorf training and have teaching experience in a Waldorf school, as well as a history of strong classroom management and assessment along with the ability to maintain professional relationships with parents, faculty and staff.

This is a part-time position compensated hourly or as a salaried position depending on the suitability and availability of the candidate. Days of work could range from 3-5 days per week.


Candidates for this position ideally have experience working with middle school aged students and working in a Waldorf setting. In addition, the woodworking teacher should have excellent skills working with hand tools. Ideal candidate will also possess:


Applications will be reviewed beginning April 18, 2022. Please note, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Sunrise Waldorf School (SWS) is a full AWSNA member school and a Group One independent school under the BC Ministry of Education with a mission to educate and inspire students to reach their full potential through a rich and artistic Waldorf curriculum. We offer a comprehensive Waldorf curriculum from Preschool through Grade Eight. Special subjects include: French, Eurythmy, Handwork, Woodwork, PE, and Strings.

Established in 1980, our 7-acre rural campus is located in the Cowichan Valley, 45 minutes north of Victoria on Vancouver Island. SWS is part of a vibrant island community, abundant with arts, surrounded by organic farms and endless outdoor adventures. Most of the families at SWS have moved to the Cowichan Valley from all over the world to attend SWS. Please visit our website to learn more. Please send your resume/curriculum vitae and a cover letter.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Fixed term contract
Contract length: 10 months

Salary: $15,150.00-$37,380.00 per year



COVID-19 considerations:
The school will follow any Covid guidelines for schools from the Ministry of Education and from WorksafeBC.


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