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Subjects Teacher

Aug 04 2017 | Saltwater Waldorf School | Courtenay, BC CANADA

Saltwater Waldorf School is looking for a Subjects Teacher, French Teacher and Recess Supervisor, preferably with a Waldorf background, to teach up to 18 classes/week plus 4 hours recess duty per week for grades 1-7 for the 2017-18 school year. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Saltwater Waldorf School is located in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Our faculty honours healthy communication and our work is enriched with anthroposophical study and artistic work. We are a vibrant community with strong support from our Board, Administration and Parent Group. In a Waldorf School the faculty carries the special role in creating the heart of the school community. In order to do this work a commitment is made by teachers to come together for this foundation work. You are encouraged to participate in this work by attending faculty meetings, festivals and events and joining a committee of your choice.

Position Summary:
In a Waldorf School, subjects include, handwork, sewing, woodwork, outdoor pursuits, gardening and art. As subjects instructor you will create a fun and relaxed environment where the children can naturally and organically learn.

In a Waldorf School, French as a second language is introduced in Grade One and continued through the Grades. As French instructor you will create a fun and relaxed environment where the children can naturally and organically learn the language. Much like an infant learning the native language, children in Waldorf French class are exposed to the language primarily through songs and poems, and facilitated hands-on crafts and movement exercises. This allows the children to learn at their own pace.

Lunch recess supervision is required daily for grades 1-7 from 12:45 - 1:40 and requires a valid first aid certificate.

Hours, Rate of Pay & Length of Year:
This contract begins August 28th and finishes June 22nd. Working hours are equivalent to up to 18 classes per week plus recess supervision which is 1 hour per day 4 days a week. School is in session Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 3pm and Friday’s 8:30am - 12:30pm. Friday afternoon faculty meet for meetings till 3pm. School holidays include November teacher conference week, Christmas holidays, February teacher conference week and 2 week Spring Break. See school calendar for dates.

The salary for this position is based on 22 hours/week at $25/hour spread out over 37 weeks. More hours may be required with a salary increase to reflect that.

Please email your resume, cover letter and two references to [email protected]

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