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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 Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 9. 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 an outdoor amphitheatre.

Our school community is vibrant and strong, and we regularly come together for festivals, parent evenings, farmer’s 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.

Summer Job Opportunity

We are looking for an engaged and thoughtful candidate to join the Administrative team of our not-for-profit organization.

The Administrative Assitant will provide daily reception as well as assistance to administrative staff with processing admission, completing clerical duties, updating the mailing list, providing administrative support to our Summer Program.  They will also faculty members with administrative and facilities needs to prepare classrooms for the coming school year.

This position is a hybrid position of maintaining regular office hours and of completing specific projects by set deadlines.    

This position is funded by the Canada Summer Jobs Program and the successful applicant will need to meet all program criteria in addition to meeting the following requirements:

  • Basic computer skills and familiarity with Google Workspace, Microsoft Office
  • Can lift and carry up to 40lbs
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Minimum 1 year in a college or university program
  • Ability to self-motivate and stay task-oriented
  • This position requires a combination of desk work and physical labour

Experience with, or familiarity of Waldorf Education is an asset.

South Shore Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.  We employ personnel without regard to age, ancestry, colour, race, citizenship, ethnic origin, creed, disability, marital status, gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation.  While remaining alert and sensitive to the issues of fair and equitable treatment for all, SSWS has a special concern with the participation and advancement of members of four designated groups that have been traditionally disadvantaged in employment: LGBTQ2 youth, BIPOC youth, youth with disabilities (including invisible disability), and new immigrants/refugees.

Details: The position is full time for 8 weeks in the summer.  Hourly pay is $15.00/hour.

To Apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter by email to caitlin.rooney@waldorfns.org

Summer Job Opportunity

We are looking for an engaged and thoughtful candidate to join the Summer Program team of our not-for-profit organization.

The Day Camp Counsellor will work in partnership with our Camp Leaders to facilitate day camp activities including cooking, crafts, gardening, storytelling, singing, supervision of games, and maintaining a safe and clean environment.  The Day Camp counsellor will be required to provide age-specific programming for children in a mixed-age day camp.

This position is funded by the Canada Summer Jobs Program and the successful applicant will need to meet all program criteria in addition to meeting the following requirements:

  • Experience and skill with a variety of arts and crafts
  • Can lift and carry up to 40lbs
  • Excellent verbal communication skills in English
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Is hard working and can maintain a positive attitude
  • Possesses storytelling and singing skills
  • Is able to work outdoors for the majority of the day in all weather

Experience with, or familiarity with Waldorf Education is an asset.

South Shore Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.  We employ personnel without regard to age, ancestry, colour, race, citizenship, ethnic origin, creed, disability, marital status, gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation.  While remaining alert and sensitive to the issues of fair and equitable treatment for all, SSWS has a special concern with the participation and advancement of members of four designated groups that have been traditionally disadvantaged in employment: LGBTQ2 youth, BIPOC youth, youth with disabilities (including invisible disability), and new immigrants/refugees.

Details: The position is full time for 8 weeks in the summer.  Hourly pay is $14.00/hour.

To Apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter by email to caitlin.rooney@waldorfns.org

Summer Job Opportunity

We are looking for an engaged and thoughtful candidate to join the Summer Program team of our not-for-profit organization.

The Early Childhood Educator will work in partnership with our Camp Leaders to facilitate day camp activities such as painting, crafting, gardening, storytelling, singing, and outdoor focussed open-ended play.  The Early Childhood Educator will be responsible for providing age-specific programming for children aged 4-6 alongside our multi-age summer camp program.  They would be responsible for providing a clean and safe environment in line with the Waldorf Education model.

This position is funded by the Canada Summer Jobs Program and the successful applicant will need to meet all program criteria in addition to meeting the following requirements:

  • Experience working with small children
  • Skill with a variety of arts and crafts
  • Can lift and carry up to 40lbs
  • Excellent verbal communication skills in English
  • A minimum of 1 year of college or university
  • Is hardworking and can maintain a positive attitude
  • Possesses storytelling and singing skills
  • Is able to work outdoors for the majority of the day in all weather

Experience with, or familiarity with Waldorf Education is an asset.

South Shore Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.  We employ personnel without regard to age, ancestry, colour, race, citizenship, ethnic origin, creed, disability, marital status, gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation.  While remaining alert and sensitive to the issues of fair and equitable treatment for all, SSWS has a special concern with the participation and advancement of members of four designated groups that have been traditionally disadvantaged in employment: LGBTQ2 youth, BIPOC youth, youth with disabilities (including invisible disability), and new immigrants/refugees.

Details: The position is full time for 8 weeks in the summer.  Hourly pay is $17.00/hour.

To Apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter by email to caitlin.rooney@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

Child Care Coordinator

SCOPE OF THE POSITION:

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. 

DUTIES

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.
 

REQUIREMENTS 

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. 

COMPENSATION: 

Wages are based on $15.00 an hour. 

For more information, or to apply, contact admin@waldorfns.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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