Live your teaching dream in Whistler!

Imagine Yourself in Whistler Mountain Resort

Whistler in British Columbia, Canada is one of the world’s most famous and well-known mountain resorts, and host of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Consistently rated #1, it offers some of the best downhill skiing in the world, as well as cross-country skiing and in the summer, miles of mountain biking trails including the world-famous Whistler Mountain Bike Park, endless hiking trails and five beautiful mountain lakes.

For those looking for even more, Whistler has an vibrant arts scene and social community which boasts over 10,000+ residents. Whistler is  located about one and a half hours north of world-famous Vancouver, BC, also home to the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Even though, Whistler welcomes thousands of International visitors every year, the local community maintains a distinct small-town, mountain culture vibe that’s becoming increasingly rare. Come for a season to teach and end up staying for a lifetime!

The students, staff and member community are engaged and really want to be part of making their experiences here memorable. That’s part of living in Whistler too.

Lots of Perks with WWS

Whistler Waldorf School has over 200 students from play school to grade 12. We are a non-profit, fully accredited independent school with the BC Ministry of Education, a full member of WECAN  -Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America and a candidate school with AWSNA -the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America.

We offer staff and faculty:

  • Competitive Salary & Compensation Package

    Staff receive a competitive salary commensurate on relevant education and years of applicable work experience and comprehensive compensation package including health benefits, life/disability insurance, pension support and more.

  • A Balanced Lifestyle

    Staff at WWS are expected to have a commitment to self-development and for those around them.  In that, WWS offers a balanced work approach  by providing opportunities for renewed inspiration for learning and reflection with school breaks off at Christmas, Spring Break and during the summer months.

  • Professional Development Opportunities

    Staff may receive financial support for education and vocational  improvements including Waldorf teaching certificates for ECE certification and specializations. Also, mentorship programs, peer-to-peer support sessions and community/group teaching opportunities are available.

  • Tuition Remission Available

    Staff receive partial tuition remission for those with children who may wish to attend the school which is a great perk for working parents. We also have a large local school community to help you get settled with resources for housing referrals and more.

  • Moving & Housing Support

    To make sure you have a smooth transition to Whistler, WWS can help provide support to chosen candidates with moving expenses, immigration and work permit advice, resources for temporary and subsidized housing and much more.

Recruiting Now:
Principal of WWS

Full-time  (Extended to Dec. 31/22)

This is an amazing opportunity for a qualified person to take their career to the next level. Perfect for a strong leader who’s interested in contributing more.

Education Assistant

1.0 Full time Equiv. for 2022/23  (Re-posted to Oct. 31/22)

Education Assistants help in the classroom and provide support to the teachers and students on a daily basis. Hence they are a HUGE part of the team. Come find out how you can make a difference.

MATH/ADST Teacher - High School

1.0 Full time Equiv. for 2022/23  (extended to Oct. 31/22)

If you get excited about math in daily life, complex formulas and pretty much anything to do with numbers and tech, then we want you. Your enthusiasm is contagious and may help field our high school students into their life-long passions.

What would you love in your job? To help develop children and youth Opportunities to further your career Working in a climate of trust & collaboration? A competitive salary & benefits Tuition Remission for Your Children A balanced lifestyle with summer’s off Consider WWS.

Year-round:

Expected Qualifications

Education applicants will need one or more of the following:

  • A Teacher or Assistant Teacher Certification for the applied position such as:
    • a B.C. Certificate for Elementary &/or High School Teaching, Early Childhood Teacher, Special Education Assistant or a Teacher/Education Asst.  (from the BC Teacher Regulation Branch, BC ECE Registry, and for EAs/TAs from a BC approved diploma program.)
    • OR a Relevant Canadian or International Teaching  Certificate (which has been obtained outside of B.C.) that may be eligible to transfer or apply for an equivalent B.C. Teacher/E.C.E/Assistant certification(s).
    • OR a Waldorf Education Teacher and/or Assistant Certificate.
  • Canadian residency and/or legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Ability to take part in a Criminal Record Check – Vulnerable Sector.

Preferred Candidates

Selected applicants will also be:

  • Well certified & experienced: preferred 2 years of teaching experience; a Bachelor’s Degree of Education or equivalent specialized university graduation.
  • Able to speak French with a French language specialty and/or second teachable subject is an asset.
  • Able to foster professional relationships between teacher/parents to support students’ best interest and work collaboratively with other Faculty/Administrative Staff colleagues.
  • Committed to self-development and a self-reflective practice to ensure personal development to meet the needs of the students/school.
  • Interested in committing to enroll in Waldorf teacher training (if not already), which can be financially supported by the school for those who are interested.

How to Submit your Application:

Send your cover letter and resume in confidence to  WWS Human Resources.

Thank you for your interest! Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

(Note: All faculty and staff are required to be screened with a Canadian Criminal Record Check – Vulnerable Sector, as we are a school.)

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Our School Community

WWS’s school community – students, faculty, board, staff and parents – are passionate, committed and engaged. We have a dedicated and passionate faculty and staff who are committed to working in a collaborative environment and foster a greater understanding of Waldorf education within our community. Our pedagogy is holistic, balanced, creative and meaningful. Teacher-student relationships are a highlight and strength of our school.

Our teachers and staff support each other in ways that enhance individual professional development and that support our students’ academic and social-emotional success. Our professional dialogues are meaningful, and we aspire to the higher aims of our work for mutual inspiration.