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

About our school:

The South Shore Waldorf School in Blockhouse is set on the South Shore of Nova Scotia close to the UNESCO town of Lunenburg, the charming small town of Mahone Bay, and about an hour from the city of Halifax. SSWS is a Developing Member of AWSNA and of WECAN.

The school was founded in 1996 with a handful of students and now has students from Kindergarten to Grade 8. We have a strong mutually supportive community and endless resilience in rising to the challenges and celebrating the joys of maintaining a Waldorf school. In many ways, although we are more than 20 years old, we retain a pioneer spirit.

SSWS is faculty led with a teaching staff strongly supported by a highly engaged parent body, a small administrative team, and an active board of trustees.

We offer a full Waldorf curriculum from K-8 as well as a weekly Parent and Tot program.

Our school has a strong early childhood program, including a kindergarten-specific class that serves as a bridge to the grades. Our school resides in a century old building situated on six acres with an organic garden, woodland area, and outdoor amphitheatre.

Our school community is vibrant and strong, and we regularly come together for festivals, parent evenings, farmers markets, social gatherings and events.

If you are interested in employment at SSWS, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with our school through our website.

Interested applicants should send a resumé, three (3) professional references, copies of relevant certificates, and a letter of intent to: admin@waldorfns.org 
Please use the Job Title as your subject line.

FRENCH SUBJECT TEACHER

Part-time to begin Immediately

South Shore Waldorf School is seeking a FRENCH Teacher for our Grades 1-8 Classes to join our beautiful team of Educators in an atmosphere that encourages active inquiry, fosters individual growth, promotes respect for self, others, and the world in which they live. This position will begin as soon as a suitable candidate is found.

The job requires a teacher able to teach between the hours of 11am to 3pm, twelve classes per week. The pay is $25/class. Other duties include writing reports, collaboration with teachers in preparing children for festivals and meeting with parents if needed.

The successful candidate will have strong classroom management skills, ability to teach french, including songs, stories, games, and french culture. They will also have the ability to build professional relationships with parents, faculty and staff, and will enthusiastically join the collaborative work and mission of our faculty and school.

REQUIREMENTS

  • knowledge or interest in Waldorf Education
  • current first aid and vulnerable sector police checks

Business & Administration Coordinator

We are looking for an experienced Business & Administration Co-ordinator (30 hours/week, year-round) to look after our school’s administrative, financial and business-related needs. 

The South Shore Waldorf School, now in its 25th year, is operating out of a lovingly renovated century old schoolhouse in Blockhouse, NS. Blockhouse is located 

  • on Nova Scotia’s beautiful South Shore;
  • close to many beaches;
  • 3 minutes from the picturesque Town of Mahone Bay; 
  • 12 minutes from the charming town of Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage site; 
  • 15 minutes from the regional hub Bridgewater;
  • 45 minutes southwest of Halifax;
  • one hour from the Halifax Stanfield International Airport.

The ideal candidate has an in-depth understanding of the day to day operation and needs of a faculty led Waldorf School and will coordinate all administration and business-related aspects of the operation of the school.  The Business & Administration Coordinator will work closely with the School Development & Enrolment Coordinator, Faculty, and Board of Directors.

Required skills & experience:

  • Proficiency in G-suite, Microsoft Office (Word & Excel);
  • Excellent written and oral communication;
  • Up-to-date project & time management;
  • Understanding of accounting procedures;
  • Experience in volunteer recruitment, management, and retention an asset;
  • Previous work experience or training in Waldorf school administration or other non-profit administration is an asset.

Detailed job description available upon request.

To apply, send a brief biography, resume and cover letter to board.secretary@waldorfns.org

Substitute Teacher

We welcome substitute teacher applications all year long.

If you are interested in Substitute Teaching at the South Shore Waldorf School:

  • Submit your resumé electronically via email to admin@waldorfns.org
  • Include information about your knowledge of, experience with, and/or interest in Waldorf education. 
  • Criminal Record and Child Abuse Registry checks will be required if accepted.

Please familiarize yourself with our school by reading through our website. For more information about Waldorf education, Waldorf schools, and Waldorf teacher training, please visit the website of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America at www.waldorfeducation.org

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Contact us today for more information about our school, or if you are ready to enrol. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

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