Employment Opportunities

Join a team of dedicated teachers, board members and parents who surround and support the children with the guiding principles of Waldorf education.

Resumes and cover letter can be sent to employment@nelsonwaldorf.org

All candidates must have Canadian citizenship or permanent residency status and a Criminal Record Check.

Current Opportunities: Practical Arts Teacher, Enrolment & Communications Manager, Business Development Director, Place-Based Education Coordinator, Education Director, French Teacher, Teachers On-Call and a Handwork Teacher.

Practical Arts Teacher

November 3, 2021

This teacher has practical experience and mastery in several crafts and arts.

Please forward your Teaching experience and Academic qualifications to debora.oeselloyd@nelsonwaldorf.org

Part-Time, 0.4. Salary is dependent on experience and starts at $18,600.

Business Development Oversight & Implementation:

  • Design and teach lessons in accordance with the BC Ministry of Education Applied Design and Skills and Technologies Curriculum for Grades 2, 4, 7 and 8.
  • Waldorf Training
  • Current BC Teaching Certificate or Independent Teaching Certificate designated for Waldorf Schools.

Enrolment & Communications Manager

November 2, 2021

This position supports the development of a healthy school community through effectively and efficiently managing the enrolment and marketing realms, enhancing public relations, and developing community networking opportunities.

Part-Time, 24 hrs/wk. Salary based on experience.

  • Manage enrolment process for new students in partnership with Business Director, Education Director, and Faculty
  • Develop and implement marketing and communication strategies for NWS in collaboration with the Marketing Committee
  • Serve as Chair of the Marketing and Enrolment Committees
  • Oversee and update school website and social media accounts
  • Maintain events calendar
  • Manage the Marketing budget
  • Public Relations communications related to school events and enrolment
  • Create promotional materials for events, both internal and public
  • Monthly newsletter and weekly schedule updates
  • Other administrative duties as determined by Business Director
  • Strong design and technical skills, including web design, social media management and marketing/branding
  • Excellent verbal and written communication – proficient and professional
  • Well-developed community development and networking skills
  • Collaborative team member familiar with servant leadership and consensus decision-making
  • Post-secondary education in journalism, marketing/communications, or similar field
  • 3+ years related experience

Business Development Director

October 15, 2021

The Business Development Director is responsible for the development, implementation, and oversight of both new and current business and financial practices that support the strategic vision of the organization while fostering and maintaining best practices in the current business and financial administrative systems.

Full Time. Salary based on experience starting at $53,000

Business Development Oversight & Implementation:

  • Developing and assessing feasibility of new business initiatives aligned with the NWS strategic plan and vision
  • Financial strategizing and scenario planning
  • Assessing and ensuring risk, liability, and insurance oversight and compliance
  • Policy development and administration

Financial Oversight & Management:

  • 3 year budget development, implementation, and administration
  • Oversight of annual budget with the HOS and Finance Administrator 
  • Coordination of the Finance Committee 

Oversight of NWS Child Care Centre:

  • Ensure the Child Care Centre adheres to all licensing regulations and requirements.
  • Communicate with the Licensing Officer as necessary.
  • Maintain safe indoor and outdoor environments according to WCB and Licensing regulation.
  • Process Child Care enrollment applications using approved NWS CCC contracts 
  • Other Child Care Centre administrative duties as required. 
  • Oversee the tracking of daily attendance and submit monthly reports as required.
  • Ensure timesheets are submitted accurately for ECEs/subs.
  • Organize hiring committee for Child Care Centre staff and include the necessary administrative and teaching faculty.
  • Organize substitute staff as required.
  • Establish annual Child Care Operating Budget.
  • Manage invoicing to ensure a seamless transition into the NWS financial accounting system
  • Administer the approved NWS CCC contracts to ensure full enrolment.  
  • Administer the necessary marketing campaigns to build the CCC brand and fill enrolment.
  • Serve on a strategic planning committee with the HOS to give input to the CCC strategic plan.
  • Provide administrative support for the growth of the Child Care center based on the strategic plan.
  • Investigate, research and implement any subsidy programs available for our families.
  • Oversee the transition of the CCC to the Ministry of Education when this Provincial change takes place. 
  • Parent education, especially as it relates to Waldorf education.
  • Working with HOS on employee contracts and scheduling. 

Grant & Other Funding Administration:

  • Researching and assessing feasibility of grant and other funding opportunities
  • Writing grant and other funding proposals and applications in support of NWS initiatives
  • Oversight and administration of funding reporting requirements

Other Duties:

  • Assessing and implementing business and financial systems that support current and future best practices
  • Assisting the Head of School with operational administrative duties as requested
  • Bachelors or higher degree in Business Management or similar field
  • Minimum 3 years experience in related field
  • Experience in a child care setting or educational facility an asset
  • Demonstrated experience in business development, and securing funding opportunities (preferably in the not-for-profit sector)
  • Proficiency in digital communication and collaboration

Place-Based Education Coordinator

November 2, 2021

The Place-Based Education Director is a new role designed to work with faculty and deeply support the following programming across grades: Eco-literacy/Natural Sciences, Gardening, Outdoor Classrooms and Adventures, with Spiritual Discovery as an underlying component.

Part-Time. Salary DOE

– Support program development, starting with Class 9 curriculum

– Contract specialists and develop partnerships to support place-based teaching and mentorship

– Ensure consistency through various learning pathways and child developmental cycles

– Keep up with current affairs, socially and environmentally, for classroom relevancy

– Order and manage equipment

– Develop and manage a budget

– Write and apply for grants

– Coordinate field trips including working with parent chaperones

Ideally you would serve as a special subject teacher and have credentials or Letter of Permission

Education Director

August 1, 2021

The Education Director plays a pivotal role in the administration team, and is responsible for representing the pedagogical realm when making decisions and providing input. Key qualities include strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment. The Education Director oversees the Pedagogical Steering Committee, acts as liaison between the administration team and faculty, and plays a major role in student support.

Full Time. Salary based on experience starting at $53,000

As Education Director, the responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Overseeing and facilitating processes that ensure the school’s pedagogical quality, consistency, coherence, and continuity
  • Bringing a whole-school perspective, bridging administrative and pedagogical insights, to all discussions
  • Teacher support including professional development and training, faculty evaluation, curriculum development, and student progress review
  • Supports mediation in situations where parent / teacher communication needs pedagogical support to reach understanding and resolution as directed by Head of School
  • Oversees remedial education needs, including IEPs for all special needs students
  • Oversees the three streams of student support (inclusion, discipline, care)


  • BC Teacher certification
  • Waldorf Teacher training
  • 5+ years of Waldorf leadership experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

French Teacher

November 2, 2021

The Nelson Waldorf School is recruiting for the position of French Teacher for Classes 1-8.

They are responsible for the delivery of a French curriculum that is aligned with Waldorf pedagogical practices, grade-specific Scope and Sequence expectations, and the requirements of the BC Ministry of Education, as set forth in the BC curriculum and by the province’s five-stage approach to in-class instruction.

Part-time, 10:45-3:00, Monday – Thursday
Salary based on experience starting at $23,250.

The French Teacher will bring joy and enthusiasm to the learning of French. Key qualities are strong communication and interpersonal skills, and excellent classroom management and organizational skills.

Responsibilities will include preparing, teaching and assessing 16 lessons of French/week, writing reports, supervising during student recess, and attending the weekly faculty meeting.

  • BC Independent School Teacher Certification eligibility
  • Waldorf Certification, preferred
  • Studied university level French
  • 5 years or more of French teaching experience, preferred
  • Fluency in written and spoken French and English

Teacher on Call

October 1, 2021

The Nelson Waldorf School is currently accepting applications for substitutes in our grades and early childhood programs for the 2021-2022 school year.

$27/hour, minimum two hours

As a Teacher on Call, the requirements include:


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexible schedule, available on short notice
  • Clear criminal record check

Handwork Teacher

November 2, 2021

The Handwork Teacher helps children learn to knit, crochet, embroider and other handwork projects. It is expected that the Handwork teacher works as a part of a committed team of teachers and is an active member of our school community, and possesses a commitment to personal and professional development and an enthusiasm for collegial work.

Part-Time, salary based on experience.

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Teach groups and work one-to-one with children in the classroom setting.
  • Design and prepare materials for handwork projects classes 6-9
  • Responsibilities will include coaching individual students, correcting mistakes in student work and supervising students during recess.


  • Knowledge of knitting, crochet and other hand-crafting methods
  • Classroom teaching experience
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