Art and Trades Teacher

Job Code: 3423779

Job Description

Chalo Independent School Society

Job Posting

Position Title:

Secondary Arts and Trades Teacher






Term position beginning January 30, 2023 and continuing for the 2022/23 school year.

Note: This could lead to a continuing contract after the first year with the school.


On par with SD 81 (Fort Nelson)

Commencement Date:

January 30, 2023

Why should I come to live and work in Fort Nelson?

Fort Nelson is an amazing place to live, and the community has much to offer people who move here.
With gas prices rising and the housing and rental markets exploding - Fort Nelson is a unique refuge. This beautiful town along the Muskwa River has all the services you need to meet your needs while maintaining affordable living costs while you live and work here!

If you love wilderness activities and all the comforts of home in one place – THIS IS IT! We are only an 80 minute drive away from Stone Mountain Provincial Park, 25, 690 hectaires of natural beauty nestled in the Northern Rockies. During the summer months you can canoe, hike, mountain bike, fish, go to our amazing recreation centre, or just read a book with your feet in the Muskwa River while you enjoy your favourite new read. We have one of the cheapest Movie Theatres in BC. Fort Nelson is a winter wonderland. If you love winter sports this is the place for you as we have cross country, skiing, snowshoeing, curling, skating, and endless trails to discover.

Chalo School offers unique professional development opportunities through on-site mentoring, video-coaching and connections with other educators in First Nations Schools in BC. Our school is a community of learners who collaborate together to support student learning. Teachers of teams meet regularly to talk about student assessment and instruction. If you are looking for a place to learn collaboratively then Chalo could be the place for you. As a First Nations School, you will also be able to learn Dene or Cree language and culture along with your students. One of our unique features of Chalo School is the Culture Camp located a 2 minute walk from the school. Whether you are a new teacher looking for your first teaching assignment or an experienced one looking for a positive change, we look forward to hearing from you.

Come and check Fort Nelson out for a couple years - and stay a lifetime!

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About Chalo Independent School Society

Fort Nelson First Nation’s vision for a Strong, Healthy, Proud, and Self-Reliant community, guides our school. Chalo School is situated 9 kilometers from the town of Fort Nelson, on the Fort Nelson First Nation Reserve. We serve a student population of approximately 120 students from K4 to grade twelve. Chalo School is an independent school that follows the prescribed curriculum of the BC Ministry of Education. Our school offers a strong sense of community through building relationships and connections with staff, students, and families. Chalo school utilizes a team approach through regular team meetings and a walk-to-learn system in the elementary. Small class sizes (20 pupils max.) means that staff are able to provide the time and support needed to ensure that all students are able to learn at high levels.

Requests For Applications: Chalo Independent School Society invites applications for this math/science position.

As a key member of the school’s instructional team, this teacher is responsible for providing instruction for Arts and Trades courses, grades 8-12.

In consultation with colleagues, the teacher provides effective and research-based planning, instructional and assessment practices.


1. Successful classroom teaching or practicum experience.

2. Knowledge of and willingness to use and learn current best practices in education.

3. Familiarity with BC’s newly redesigned curriculum.

4. A strong team orientation and desire to collaborate with educators.

5. Excellent planning and organization skills.

6. A desire to grow professionally through coaching.

7. A willingness to learn and use school programs.

8. A clear Criminal Record Check, vulnerable sector.

All applicants must be eligible for certification by the Ministry of Education Teacher Regulation Branch.




1. Competitive annual salary rate matched with School District 81 salary scale;

2. Comprehensive group healthcare benefits;

3. Employer paid RRSPs contribution; 10.13% of gross earnings paid bi-weekly;

4. Professional Development funds; $1400.00 annually (pro-rated in year one);

5. Relocation Allowance;

6. Recruitment and Retention Bonus; annual payment of $2718.13;

7. Special Leave: 15 medical days (5 days may be used as additional discretionary days with approval), 2 discretionary days, and 3 professional development days.

Closing Date:

Interested applicants should submit a detailed resume, three professional references, and any relevant documentation outlining their qualifications. This position will remain open until a successful candidate is found.

Apply To:

Richelle Anderberg

Chalo School Principal

Phone: (250-774-7651)


We thank all applicants in advance for their interest, but only those candidates who are short-listed will be contacted.

Posted On
September 10, 2023
Closing Date & Time

Job Type
Part Time, Contract
Job Category
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
Fort Nelson
Chalo School
Employment Start Date
Start Immediately
End Date