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.
COME TEACH IN WHISTLER!
Do you love working with children?
Would you like to further your education to become a Waldorf teacher?
Are you looking for a climate of trust, collaboration and beauty?
You will notice the difference as soon as you visit Whistler Waldorf School!
Our teachers support each other in ways that enhance individual professional development and that support our students’ academic and social-emotional success. Our educational dialogues are meaningful, and we aspire to the higher aims of our work for mutual inspiration. We also offer mentorship programs, peer-to-peer support sessions and ongoing professional development days and opportunities.
Our school community – students, faculty, board and parents – are passionate, committed and engaged. We have a dedicated and passionate faculty 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.
Whistler Waldorf School offers our teachers and staff:
- A comprehensive compensation package including medical/dental benefits, life/disability insurance and pension support based on a full-time equivalency position.
- A competitive salary commensurate on relevant education and years of applicable work experience.
- Professional development opportunities for ongoing education experiences at WWS,
- Financial support to further your education in Waldorf teaching and/or ECE Certification.
- Partial tuition remission for those with children who may wish to attend the school.
Teaching & Support Positions:
- Early Years Teacher (posted Jan. 16-Jan. 30)
- High School English & Humanities Teacher (posted Nov.27 – Jan. 30, 2020)
- High School Certified Teacher(s) for 2019/20 (posted Sept. 1 – June 30, 2020) – French, Physical Education, Drama, Math & Science
- 2019/2020 Substitute Teachers (posted Sept. 1 – June 30, 2020)
- Please check back regularly.
When applying for a teacher or assistant position, the perfect candidate will have:
- An ability to foster professional relationships between teacher and parents as a mutual working together to support students’ best interest.
- A desire to work collaboratively with other Faculty and Administrative Staff colleagues.
- A commitment to self-development and a self-reflective practice to ensure personal development to meet the age of the children that are being taught.
- A willingness to commit to enroll in Waldorf teacher training (if not currently), which can be financially supported by the school for those who are interested.
Also, as an application requirement, qualified applicants will require one or more of the following criteria:
- A Waldorf Education teacher and/or assistant background and training.
- A relevant B.C. teaching certification such as a 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 at the least, the ability to qualify for one.
- A relevant teaching certificate which has been obtained outside of B.C.(Canada or International), but may be eligible to transfer or apply for an equivalent B.C. Teacher certification(s).
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.