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Employment Opportunities

Periodically we list Job Postings on our website, the AWSNA website, waldorftoday.com and on our local classifieds.  Please see current opportunities below.

Teaching

Grade 5-6 Class Teacher

2024-2025 school year

2024-2025 Academic Year

The South Shore Waldorf School is warmly welcoming a new or experienced Waldorf teacher to take the grade 5-6 class at the beginning of the new school year.

 

The start date for preparations is July 1st, 2024. The new school year begins September 3, 2024.

 

This class comprises a lovely group of students and dedicated families, many of whom have been with the school for several years. 

 

We are looking for a class teacher with strong organizational and classroom management skills who can create a warm, gentle, and structured environment for the children and can teach with confidence. As a Waldorf teacher, the candidate should feel comfortable in singing, handwork skills, art, and movement arts and enjoy the outdoors. 

 

Qualifications

Ideal candidates will have a Bachelor's degree, Waldorf teacher training, and experience teaching a Waldorf grades program. Candidates who have a serious interest in Waldorf education, are experienced educators, and are willing to attend teacher training will be considered.

 

Candidates should enjoy working as part of a team with teachers and parents in the day-to-day running of the school, a commitment to ongoing personal and professional development, mentorship, and the willingness to enter wholeheartedly into the life of an alternative school community.

The successful candidate must have recent Vulnerable Sector Record and Child Abuse Record Checks and valid CPR-First Aid training (copies required at time of hiring).

 

Responsibilities, Salary, and Benefits

This is a full-time salaried position.  Responsibilities include planning and implementing the appropriate Waldorf curriculum for the class, communicating with parents and providing verbal reports during parent-teacher interviews and written end-of-year report cards.

In addition, expectations include collaborating with colleagues and attending faculty and other committee meetings, school events, seasonal fairs, and in-service training as required.

Classroom hours from September to June:

Monday to Thursday 8:00 am – 3:15 pm

Friday 8:00 am – 1:45 pm

Faculty Meetings are Thursdays 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm and include study. 

 

Responsibilities, salaries and benefits run from July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025. This is a one-year contract with the possibility of renewal as we are looking for a teacher to rise with the class into the middle school grades.

 

All new employees are subject to a 3-month probationary period.

Salary is determined based on qualifications and years of experience and is between $36,000 - $39,000 per annum. Faculty receive tuition adjustments for their children who attend our school.

 

To Apply:

Please send your resume to the attention of the Grade 5-6 Hiring Committee at the address below, together with a handwritten short biography, an outline as to how you feel your abilities, talents and interests can contribute to our school community and three references.

 

Grade 5-6 Class Hiring Committee,

South Shore Waldorf School

P.O Box 177,64 School Rd.

Blockhouse, Nova Scotia, Canada, B0J 1E0

 

Or, electronically: hiring.commitee@waldorfns.org with the subject line “Grade 5-6 Class.”

Administration

Communications Coordinator

The South Shore Waldorf School is seeking a Communications Coordinator effective immediately.  We are seeking an individual who is self-motivated, highly flexible, and able to manage multiple projects/tasks at the same time.  Experience in a Waldorf or other school setting is preferred.

 

Skills & Qualifications: 

  • 2+ years of relevant work experience preferred.

  • Exceptional time management skills and punctuality.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Flexibility and the ability to work independently.

  • Competent IT skills, e.g. Excel, Word, Google Suite, Mailchimp

Key Responsibilities:

  • Participates in all aspects of school life 

  • Flexible in supporting the school administrative functions as needed.

  • Carries out the enrollment process for new and returning students

  • Organize, coordinate, schedule and perform a wide variety of tasks and office functions and activities related to the administration of diverse programs and operations. 

Depending on need, some of the duties may include:

  • Front Office Manager

  • Manage reception (in-person + phone) of families, students, and visitors directing them to the appropriate party.

  • Delivery support: Student lunches, forgotten items, packages, and mail.

  • Last-minute teacher support: copies, etc.

  • Provide coordination support to faculty (family communication, event logistics support, field trip support).

  • Maintain a monthly newsletter to families and friends of the school.

 

This position is 30 hours per week, year-round.  

Salary in the range of $26,000 – $28,500 annually 

South Shore Waldorf School is committed to building a more diverse and inclusive workforce, and we welcome applications from all interested individuals.  

For further information, a detailed job description or to apply to the position, contact board.secretary@waldorfns.org

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