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Periodically we list Job Postings on our website, the AWSNA website, 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: 
Please use the Job Title as your subject line.

Child Care Coordinator


The Child Care Coordinator will work in collaboration with the Administrative Team, Lead Kindergarten teacher and Pedagogical Coordinator to oversee the running of our daily (Mon-Fri) Aftercare Program, one week of Winter Camp and one week of March Break camp, our Summer Program, as well as providing full day care on PD Days. 

Ideally the applicant will also be interested in being a Substitute teacher when needed. 


Developing and maintaining programming

Maintaining policies and procedures

Corresponding and communicating with parents

Arranging assistants, substitutes, and alternate staff in the child care program

Meeting as required with administration, KG lead Teacher, and pedagogical coordinator

Invoicing parents and receiving payment 

Other responsibilities as required.


The following qualities are important: 

 • childcare experience, preferably in a Waldorf setting; 

• teaching or day-camp experience and/or training; 

• strong organizational skills and energy for working in a vibrant community-based school; 

• strong communication and interpersonal skills; 

• empathetic and effective communication and interpersonal skills with colleagues and parents; 

• ability to work collaboratively with Faculty and Administration under the SSWS governance structure; 

• Police and Vulnerable Sector Check, Child Abuse Registry check, and valid CPR-First Aid training. 


Wages are based on $15.00 an hour. 

For more information, or to apply, contact

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
  • 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

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