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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 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: 
Please use the Job Title as your subject line.

Part-time French Language Teacher



The Language teacher is responsible for lesson preparations and instruction, working within the framework of Waldorf education and curriculum. The teacher will work with the Class Teachers and prepare oral and written reports at regular intervals during the year. There are some administrative and supervisory duties in addition to teaching responsibilities.


  • French classes will be 4 classes/week in the grade 4-5 classe and 2 classes/week in a combined grade 6-7 and grade 8-9 class. Classes are 45 minutes per class.
  • 15 minutes of paid preparation time per class is included in the salary.
  • Exact salary is dependent on the amount and type of previous teaching experiences as well as the final workload.
  • Potential for this 10-month contract to lead to a permanent position.
  • Potential for this position to increase to include 4 classes/week teaching the grades 1-3 students.
  • Potential for this position to include middle school math teaching (see separate job posting).
  • Potential for this position to also include additional substitute teaching.



  • A University Bachelor Degree, and at least two years teaching experience, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Previous experience in a Waldorf/Steiner school or knowledge of Waldorf education is an asset.
  • Ideally, a candidate will have Waldorf Teacher Education certification, or demonstrated abilities in the application of the pedagogical underpinnings of a Waldorf program.
  • Creative, flexible person with initiative.
  • A willingness and proven ability to work within a community environment.
  • Skills in classroom management and discipline follow-through.


Mentoring and opportunities for professional development will be available.

The successful candidate must have recent Vulnerable Sector Record and Child Abuse Record Checks and valid CPR-First Aid training (copies required at time of hiring).

All new employees are subject to a 3-month probationary period.


Please send your resume to the attention of the “Part Time French Language Teacher” Hiring Committee at the address below, together with a handwritten short biography, an outline as to how you feel your abilities, talents, and interests can contribute to our school community and three references.

French Language Teacher Hiring Committee,

South Shore Waldorf School

P.O Box 177,64 School Rd.

Blockhouse, Nova Scotia, Canada, B0J 1E0

OR ELECTRONICALLY: with the subject line “French Language Teacher Hiring Committee.”

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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