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.

Grades School Teacher  

Sunrise Waldorf School is currently accepting applications for the position of Waldorf grades teacher for immediate placement and/or for the 2019/20 school year. 

The ideal candidate will have completed Waldorf teacher training and have experience teaching in a Waldorf school; however, we will also consider candidates who have completed their B.Ed. and have started or are willing to begin Waldorf teacher training.  Besides teaching, responsibilities include attendance at regular department and faculty meetings, committee work, lesson planning, participation in festivals and recitals, preparing written student reports, and meeting with parents.  The successful candidate will have strong classroom management skills, will have the ability to build professional relationships with parents, faculty and staff, and will enthusiastically join the collaborative work of the school.

All applicants must be qualified to obtain a BC Teaching Certificate (generally, this requires a B.Ed. degree or a Bachelor's degree plus Waldorf teacher training), and be able to meet BC Independent School conduct and competence standards.

This is a full-time position.  Benefits include extended health and dental plus full tuition remission for your school-age children.  Medical coverage through BC's Medical Service Plan is supported by the school 50%.

Please submit your cover letter, resume and references to hr@sunrisewaldorfschool.org.


Eurythmy Teacher

We are accepting applications for a warm, dynamic and experienced Eurythmy teacher to lead classes for Kindergarten through Grade 8.  Both full-time and block teaching candidates will be considered.  The ideal candidate has a full Pedagogical Eurythmy diploma from an Association of Eurythmy training in a Dornach-recognized school and has experience teaching Eurythmy in a Waldorf school.  We value excellent skills in teaching and classroom management, communication, and collegial and parent relationships, and an understanding of students and their development. All applicants must be a Canadian citizen or resident and qualified to obtain a BC Teaching Certificate.


Substitute Teachers

Sunrise Waldorf School is in need of additional substitute teachers.  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 is preferred, an interest in Waldorf methods is valued, a valid BC teaching certificate and teaching experience are necessary. For Preschool: an ECE or ECEA certificate is required.



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Sunrise Waldorf School 
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Phone: 250.743.7253
Fax: 250.743.7245
Email: mail@sunrisewaldorfschool.org