Special Needs and Class Assistant

The Nelson Waldorf School has an opening for an interim Teaching Assistant for Feb 25, 2019 – June 13, 2019.

This position is full-time at approx. 30 hours/week with a wage of $15/hour. Training/experience with middle primary level behavioural needs is required.  Duties include individual and small group activities and general supervisions. Candidates should have good verbal and written communication skills. Handwork, recorder, movement proficiency and knowledge of Waldorf methods will be preferred.

Please submit letter of interest and resume with 2 references by email to Diana Finley: dianafinley@nelsonwaldorf.org  This ad will be posted until the position is filled. 

Education Director

The Nelson Waldorf School (BC, Canada) seeks a full time Education Director to lead the pedagogical realm of the school, aligning BC Ministry of Education and Waldorf curriculum requirements.

Excellent candidates will have deep connections to the Waldorf movement and be able to work well within school processes. In our Education Director we are looking for strong pedagogical leadership, inspiration and an impulse for curriculum and program renewal and improvements.

A strong and demonstrated commitment to collaborative work and consensus decision making is essential as well as an empathic approach to working with colleagues, students and parents. Experience, awareness, and dedication to nonviolent communication and effective conflict management are required. To see the detailed job description, please click here.

Interested candidates should e-mail their resume, a letter of interest, and a brief biography to business.director@nelsonwaldorf.org with the subject line stating “Education Director”.

Class 1 Teacher, 2019/20

This position is available for the 2019 – 2020 school year, with the contract beginning in August 2019.

The Grade 1 Class teacher has a passion for Waldorf education and for inspiring a love of learning in children and youth. Key qualities are strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment.  With the responsibility of carrying a class of up to 24 students, the successful candidate will have excellent class management and organizational skills.

Within Grade 1 teaching, the responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:

  • lesson planning & classroom preparation
  • teaching main lesson
  • teaching track classes
  • report writing
  • attending faculty meetings
  • leading class parent meetings

Terms of Employment: Permanent, full-time; base salary with increments and some benefits

Education and Skill Requirements:

  • BC Teacher Certification
  • 5 years or more of Waldorf Class Teaching is preferred
  • Waldorf Training Certificate
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Excellent communication skills

Location of work: Nelson British Columbia

Established in 1982, the Nelson Waldorf School offers school programs from Parent and Tot through to Grade 8. Waldorf education has been growing steadily in British Columbia, and the Nelson Waldorf School is one of several Waldorf schools in the province. This provides many opportunities for collaborative working with the other B.C. Waldorf schools.   

Nelson is a thriving little city located in the Selkirk Mountains on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake in the Southern Interior of British Columbia, Canada. Known as “The Queen City”, and acknowledged for its impressive collection of restored heritage buildings and its strong artistic and cultural life, the surrounding area offers a magnificent four seasons outdoor playground.  

Contact Information: 250-352-6919

How to Apply: Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume and two professional references, via email to donna.switzer@nelsonwaldorf.org.  We encourage you to visit our website to learn more about our school at www.nelsonwaldorf.org
Classroom visits, faculty conversations and the interview process require a minimum of three days. Travel costs are the responsibility of the applicant.

ECCE – Early Childhood Care and Education

The Nelson Waldorf Childcare Centre is taking applications for a permanent part-time ECCE, and a one-year-mat-leave part time ECCE.

Join our wonderful supportive team at our beautiful campus for rewarding work with young children.

Wage:  $17/hr
Benefits: Free tuition/childcare
Hours:  average 21-27hrs/week (extra sub hours available)
Start dates:  mid November; and mid December or beginning of January
• current ECCE certification;
• current child first aid;
• criminal record check;
• health certificate;
• an interest in learning about Waldorf Education.

To apply please send your resume and cover letter to:
Erica Maclennan – childcare@nelsonwaldorf.org or call for more info at  250-352-6919