Join the Team

The Kelowna Waldorf School offers a collegial, creative and mutually supportive work environment where educators have the freedom to be innovative and the opportunity to grow in the Waldorf method.

The Kelowna Waldorf School is an established AWSNA developing School now in its 35th year. We offer a comprehensive Waldorf curriculum including Eurythmy, Handwork, French, German and Movement Education. Our faculty is experienced and committed to working out of Anthroposophy and the ideals of Waldorf Pedagogy. We have a supportive and talented parent body representing a cross-section of economic and social life.

Located on Okanagan Lake in British Columbia, Kelowna offers artistic, professional, personal and physical attributes making this one of the most sought after communities in Canada. Swimming, boating, skiing and skating – the opportunities for activities are limitless. In the heart of fruit and wine country, the Kelowna Waldorf School is nestled in a quiet community with easy access to parks and recreational areas.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to jobs@kelownawaldorf.org.

We thank all candidates in advance. We will contact only those selected for an interview. No phone calls please.

Kelowna Waldorf School is committed to employment equity, and welcomes diversity in the workplace.

Current Opportunities 

Waldorf Teacher for 2017-2018 School Year

The Kelowna Waldorf School is seeking a class teacher to begin August 2017. Responsibilities of the class teacher include: curriculum delivered through Waldorf teaching methods, attend faculty meetings, parent conferences, mandate participation and student reports and assessments. Wage is $45,000 with increments for experience and education. Benefit package includes extended medical and dental, long term disability, life insurance. Also included with this position is free tuition for successful applicant’s children.

Requirements:

  • Legally able to work in Canada
  • Have completed Waldorf Teacher Training with a clear understanding of Rudolf Steiner’s education and philosophy
  • BC Teaching Certificate or eligibility
  • Experience with and/or knowledge of Waldorf Education
  • Current Criminal Record Check in compliance with the BC Criminal Record Review Act

Kindergarten Teacher for 2017-2018 School Year

The Kelowna Waldorf School is seeking a Kindergarten teacher to begin August 2017. Responsibilities of the Kindergarten class teacher include:

The Waldorf Kindergarten offers a warm, beautiful and loving home-like environment that encourages the child’s imagination through developmentally appropriate stories, seasonal songs, free play and time spent in nature. The individual filling this position will guide their class through a developmentally appropriate Waldorf curriculum, fostering healthy relationships and an atmosphere of reverence, gratitude, wonder for the world and nature. The individual must be passionate about, and interested in learning and implementing Waldorf pedagogy. We invite you to bring your talent, ideas, energy and enthusiasm to help us prepare children for the opportunities and challenges of their future.

Requirements:

  • Legally able to work in Canada
  • Have completed or currently enrolled in a Waldorf Certified ECE Training program with a clear understanding of Rudolf Steiner’s education and philosophy
  • BC Teaching Certificate or eligibility
  • Experience with and/or knowledge of Waldorf Education
  • Current Criminal Record Check in compliance with the BC Criminal Record Review Act

Qualified and interested candidates: Please apply with your resume and cover letter to jobs@kelownawaldorf.org.

Business Administrator

The Business Administrator will be a strong and passionate leader who guides KWS in the daily work of the school’s administrative affairs, and who leads the school in a collaborative manner, guided by the principles of Waldorf Education. The Business Administrator will be an advocate, a partner, and a leader who can shepherd the vision to grow KWS and strengthen our presence as an educational alternative within the greater Kelowna community.

Further details: Kelowna Waldorf School Business Administrator

Receptionist/Secretary

The Kelowna Waldorf School is currently seeking Receptionist/Secretary for 2017-2018 school year. This is an hourly position up to 35 hours per week. Candidates must have experience with administration, excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, enthusiasm, energy, positivity and commitment.

Deadline for Applications: Wednesday, July 21st, 2017.

“What is needed is that teachers transform their knowledge of the human being into a kind of higher instinct which enables them to respond rightly to whatever comes from each individual child”

Rudolf Steiner


Even when no active postings appear here, we always welcome enquires from  Waldorf Trained Educators  who would like to join our community.

Teacher applicants must be Canadian citizens or Landed Immigrants and be eligible for a British Columbia Teacher’s  Certificate for Independent Schools.

Our faculty is dedicated to working out of the pedagogical ideals of Anthroposophy. Supporting the faculty is the administrative team, a committed Board of Trustees, an involved Parent Council, and a helpful and talented parent body. Locally, our school has the support of the Anthroposophical community, including the Parzival members’ group, whose interests and initiatives range over architecture, biodynamic farming, and art.