Employment Opportunities

Sunrise Waldorf School is a full AWSNA member school and a Group One Independent School under the BC Ministry of Education. SWS offers a comprehensive Waldorf curriculum from Preschool through Grade Eight. Specialty Subjects include; French, Eurythmy, Handwork, Woodwork, P.E., and Strings. Established in 1980, our 7 acre rural campus is located in the Cowichan Valley, 45 minutes north of Victoria on Vancouver Island. SWS is part of a vibrant island community, abundant with arts, surrounded by organic farms and endless outdoor adventures. Most of the families at SWS have moved to the Cowichan Valley from all over the world to attend SWS.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only short listed applicants will be contacted.  All short-listed applicants will be required to undergo a criminal record check. Please send applications to: Human Resources.

Grade 5 Teacher (beginning January 2018)

We are currently accepting applications for a fully-qualified Waldorf teacher to assume the class teacher responsibility for our Grade 5 class, beginning in January 2018.  In addition to teaching, responsibilities include attending regular department and faculty meetings, serving on committees, lesson planning, participation in festivals and recitals, writing student reports, meetings with parents and more.


The ideal candidate will have completed Waldorf training and have teaching experience in a Waldorf school, with a history of strong classroom management and the ability to strengthen professional relationships with parents, faculty and staff.  


All applicants must have Canadian residency or citizenship and must be able to receive a BC teaching certificate (requiring either a B.Ed. or a B.A. and Waldorf teacher training) or qualify to receive a Letter of Permission.  This is a full-time position.  Benefits include dental and extended health options, plus tuition remission.  Salary is from $35,500 to $56,560 depending on education and experience.


Substitute Teachers

Sunrise Waldorf School is in need of additional substitute teachers for the 2017/2018 school year.  If you are interested in teaching at Sunrise Waldorf School as a substitute, please submit your resume with a letter indicating your interest in and knowledge of Waldorf education. 


Qualifications:  For Kindergarten and the Grade School: Waldorf experience and/or training, an interest in Waldorf methods, a valid BC teaching certificate and teaching experience. Our substitute teachers haven't all completed Waldorf teacher training, but they are educators who have an explicit interest in Waldorf education. For Preschool: an ECE or ECEA certificate is required.



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Sunrise Waldorf School 
2148 Lakeside Road, Duncan, BC V9L 6M3, CANADA
Phone: 250.743.7253
Fax: 250.743.7245
Email: mail@sunrisewaldorfschool.org