Okanagan Waldorf School



Okanagan Waldorf School (OWS) is seeking a Grade 1 Class Co-Teacher to join our established program. You would be working with our diverse population of children in an atmosphere that encourages active inquiry and fosters individual growth, promotes respect for self, others, and the world in which they live. This position is open until filled.

The ideal candidate is required to hold a certificate to teach through the BC Teachers Regulation Branch and be motivated by curriculum inspired by the educational practices of Rudolf Steiner. Applicants that have completed their Waldorf Grades Teacher Training from an AWSNA certified training facility and have had 3-5 years minimum of previous class teaching experience are highly preferred. Faculty and Staff at OWS are proud of the rapid growth experienced over the last few years, which exemplifies our uniquely contemporary expression of Waldorf Education.

Besides a 60% grade 1 teaching load, responsibilities include attendance at regular department and faculty meetings, committee work, lesson planning, participation in the planning and implementing of festivals, preparing written student reports, and meeting with parents. The successful candidate will have demonstrated strong classroom management skills, a deep grounding in the development of the young child, will have the ability to build professional relationships with parents, faculty, and staff, have a love for the outdoors, understand the benefits of outdoor programming within the school day, and will enthusiastically join the collaborative work of our school.


  • 3 – 5 years minimum of previous class teaching in a Waldorf Grades program
  • Have obtained or have the ability to obtain Certification under the BC Teachers Regulation Branch
  • A love for and willingness to work daily in a rural forest and farm setting, walking daily on uneven terrain
  • Be able and willing to lift up to 75lbs


  • Completion of, or enrolment in, an AWSNA approved Waldorf Grades Teacher Training program
  • Current first aid or must be willing to obtain

OWS offers competitive wages, benefits, and a nourishing work environment with a supportive and proactive communication policy. We are currently a WECAN developing school and AWSNA associate school.

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Interested candidates should respond immediately with the following:

❏Cover letter


❏Current applicable certifications/licenses

❏Three references

Job Types: Full-time, Contract, Permanent

Salary: $32,800.00-$40,800.00 per year


  • Disability insurance
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site childcare
  • On-site parking

Application question(s):

  • Do you have Waldorf Teacher Training or are you willing to obtain Waldorf Teacher Training?


  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferred)


  • Classroom Teaching: 3 years (preferred)


  • BC Teaching Certificate (required)

Work Location: One location

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