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Handwork Teacher

Sunrise Waldorf School is accepting applications for a full-time Handwork Teacher for Grades 1-8. The successful candidate will introduce and execute handwork lessons for the classes following Waldorf curriculum guidelines (including planning, teaching, assessing, and reporting). The ideal candidate will have strong classroom management skills, teaching skills that nurture and develop the capacities in children, and a love for working with children.

Applicants must possess or qualify for a BC teaching certificate or be able to receive a Letter of Permission to teach while obtaining certification, with preference given to those with Waldorf training. Only applications from Canadian citizens or residents can be considered.

Salary scale is dependent on education and experience.

Established in 1980, our 7-acre rural campus is located in the Cowichan Valley, 45 minutes north of Victoria on Vancouver Island. SWS is part of a vibrant island community, abundant with arts, surrounded by organic farms and endless outdoor adventures. Most of the families at SWS have moved to the Cowichan Valley from all over the world to attend SWS.

Please submit your resume and cover letter (plus copies of academic and professional credentials, if relevant) and the names and contact information for three professional references (letters of reference are acceptable) to We thank everyone for their interest but only those offered an interview will be contacted.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $33,000.00-$48,005.00 per year


  • Casual dress

  • Dental care

  • Disability insurance

  • Extended health care

  • Life insurance

  • On-site parking

  • Paid time off

  • Tuition reimbursement

COVID-19 considerations:

As a Group 1 independent school, we follow the direction of the PHO and Ministries of Health & Education & Childcare.


  • Bachelor's Degree (preferred)


  • teaching: 1 year (preferred)

  • Handwork: 1 year (preferred)


  • Teaching Certificate (preferred)

Application deadline: 2022-09-11

Expected start date: ASAP

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