Come work at Whistler Waldorf School
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.
You’ll notice the difference at WWS!
Our 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.
Whistler Waldorf School offers our teachers and staff:
- A competitive salary commensurate on relevant education and years of applicable work experience.
- A comprehensive compensation package including health benefits, life/disability insurance, pension support and more.
- Partial tuition remission for those with children who may wish to attend the school.
- Financial support for education/vocational improvements including Waldorf teaching and/or ECE Certification.
- Professional development opportunities and training for ongoing education experiences at WWS.
- Mentorship programs, peer-to-peer support sessions and community/group teaching opportunities.
- School Custodian/Facility Maintenance (posted Mar. 25)
- Finance Manager, Part-time (posted Mar. 25)
- High School Science Teacher (Chemistry & Physics) (posted Mar. 2- May 1)
- High School Chair (Vice-Principal)/ Teacher (posted Mar. 2 -May 1)
- Grade 1 Class Teacher (posted Mar.3 – Mar. 30)
- Grade 6 Class Teacher (posted Mar.3 – May 1)
- Outdoor Education Co-ord./P.E. Teacher (posted Mar. 3- May 1)
- Fine Arts Certified Subject Teacher (posted Mar.3 – May 1)
- French Language Teacher (posted Mar. 3- May 1)
Qualified applicants will require one or more of the following criteria:
- Waldorf Education teacher and/or assistant certificate with background and training.
- B.C. Education-related certification, such as: B.C. Teaching Certificate with the Teacher Regulation Branch; a B.C. ECE Teacher or Asst. Certificate; and for TA’s a B.C. Special Education Asst. Certificate.
- OR a relevant teaching certificate which has been obtained outside of B.C.(Canada or International) that may be eligible to transfer or apply for an equivalent B.C. Teacher/E.C.E certification(s).
- Relevant education & qualifications: 2+ years of teaching experience; a Bachelor’s of Education or related equivalent university graduation.
- French language specialty and/or second teachable subject is an asset.
- Canadian residency and/or legally entitled to work in Canada with a current Criminal Record Check.
Preferred candidates will be:
- Able to foster professional relationships between teacher/parents to support students’ best interest.
- Able to 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.
WHISTLER & THE SEA TO SKY COMMUNITIES
Whistler is one of North America’s premier resorts offering some of the best downhill skiing in the world, as well as cross-country skiing, miles of biking and hiking trails, five beautiful mountain lakes, an active arts community, and an active and engaged community of 10,000. Whistler is located about one and a half hours north of Vancouver, BC.
Throughout the Sea to Sky Corridor, with Squamish an hour south, and Pemberton 40 minutes north, recreational opportunities abound, with epic snowboarding, skiing, mountaineering, hiking and arguably some of the best mountain biking in the world with internationally-renowned Whistler Mountain Bike Park. The Corridor is also home to a vibrant arts scene and unbeatable shopping, restaurants and entertainment. Despite welcoming many visitors every year, Whistler maintains a distinct small-town vibe that’s becoming increasingly rare. Neighbours know each other, and – more importantly – they care about each other. Not many small towns can say that they host a renowned annual food festival (Cornucopia), a massive annual snow sports festival (the World Ski and Snowboard Festival) and a popular annual mountain biking festival (Crankworx), while keeping a small-town feel.