top of page
Receptionist/Office Assistant

Sunrise Waldorf School is accepting applications for a part-time, hourly Receptionist/Office Assistant for immediate assignment. The successful candidate will act as the primary office contact with students, teachers, parents, and the general public.

This hourly position is 37.5 hours/week Mon-Fri from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (1/2 hour lunch) when school is in session. Limited additional hours may be requested during school holidays. $22-24.50 per hour. Extended health and dental benefits included as well as partial .75 tuition remission if your child is enrolled at SWS. Only applications from Canadian citizens or residents can be considered. 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.

The Receptionist/Office Assistant performs front office reception and reference for the school community, interfacing with students, parents, faculty, and administration throughout the day. The Receptionist/Office Assistant supports the general day-to-day functioning of the administration office and a wide array of administrative, clerical, and functional tasks for the School as well as the provision of basic first aid and conflict resolution.

The ideal candidate will have the following skills:

· Excellent communication skills

· Collaborative team-oriented approach

· Excellent interpersonal skills with school age children and parents

· Ability to take direction and work independently

· Well organized and conscientious

· Operates office equipment efficiently and accurately

· Computer fluency, including strong Microsoft Office skills

· Working knowledge of Student Information System, such as MyEdBC required

· Knowledge of Waldorf Education preferred

· Current first aid certificate (or complete training prior to start)

SWS is a full AWSNA member school and a Group One independent school under the BC Ministry of Education with a mission to educate and inspire students to reach their full potential through a rich and artistic Waldorf curriculum. We offer a comprehensive Waldorf curriculum from Preschool through Grade Eight.

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.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $22.00-$24.50 per hour


  • Dental care

  • Disability insurance

  • Extended health care

  • Life insurance

  • On-site parking

  • Tuition reimbursement


  • 8 hour shift

COVID-19 considerations:

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

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Duncan, BC: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • Secondary School (preferred)


  • Front desk: 2 years (preferred)

  • Administrative experience: 2 years (preferred)

Application deadline: 2022-09-09

Expected start date: 2022-09-19

bottom of page