Current Openings

Sunrise Waldorf School is accepting applications BC Certified Teachers as Substitute Teachers and for future openings

Sunrise Waldorf School is a full AWSNA member school and a Group One independent school under the BC Ministry of Education with a mission to educate and inspire students to reach their full potential through a rich and artistic Waldorf curriculum. We offer a comprehensive Waldorf curriculum from Preschool through Grade Eight. Special subjects include French, Handwork, Woodwork, PE, 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.


Our teacher’s salary is based on the level of education and years of experience and ranges from $42,550 to $59,560. Benefits include dental and extended health options, plus tuition remission to begin Waldorf Teacher Training, if required.


Qualifications & Experience

All applicants must be able to receive a BC teaching certificate (requiring either a B.Ed. or a B.A. and Waldorf teacher training) or a Letter of Permission while pursuing certification, and all applicants must have Canadian citizenship or permanent residency.


The ideal candidate will have completed Waldorf training and have teaching experience in a Waldorf school, as well as a history of strong classroom management and the ability to maintain professional relationships with parents, faculty and staff. We will also support trained teachers without Waldorf experience to obtain their Waldorf teacher training during school breaks. Our faculty is looking for a colleague who will enthusiastically join their collaborative work with our Principal.

A spiritual dimension in Waldorf education is present in the culture and environment of the school, although no particular religious or spiritual beliefs are prescribed. Parents and teachers of various religious and spiritual perspectives and ethical philosophies are involved in Waldorf education. They do so knowing that Waldorf schools are based on a spiritual view of the human being and of the world.


Send your resume/curriculum vitae and references to

Note: The school will follow any COVID-19 guidelines for schools from the Ministry of Education and from WorksafeBC.

Sunrise Waldorf School is accepting applications for a full-time Handwork Teacher for the 2021/22 school year. The successful candidate will introduce and execute handwork lessons for Grades 1-8 following Waldorf curriculum guidelines. The ideal candidate will have strong classroom management skills, teaching skills that nurture and develop the capacities in children, and a love for working with children.

Applicants must possess or qualify for a BC teaching certificate or be able to receive a Letter of Permission to teach while obtaining certification, with preference give to those with Waldorf training.  Only applications from Canadian citizens or residents can be considered.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to


Sunrise Waldorf School is accepting applications for a part-time Handwork Assistant in various Grade 1-8 classes that will be determined when enrollment numbers and schedules are finalized. Teacher certification for this position is not required. The ideal candidate will have strong handwork skills in knitting, cross-stitching, sewing, etc. and the ability and desire to be supportive of the lead handwork teacher.  
Please submit your cover letter and resume to

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. Please submit your cover letter, resume and references to

We are seeking applications for a Special Education Assistant (SEA) for a child in our Grade 6 classroom each morning*. The SEA will work to support the student under the general direction of the Grade 6 teacher, with specific responsibility for assisting in the supervision and instruction of the student, observing and documenting student progress, and implementing plans for instruction developed by the teacher. This support may include behaviour management, curriculum implementation, social skills development, personal care and physical assistance.

The teacher responsible for a student with special needs is responsible for designing, supervising and assessing the educational program for that student. It is the SEA’s role to assist the teacher in this responsibility. Under the direction of the teacher, the SEA assists in implementing the program while performing functions which range from personal care to assisting with instructional programs. In addition, the SEA may provide general classroom assistance when appropriate. While SEAs may assist in the collection of data for the purpose of evaluating student progress, the teacher is responsible for evaluating and reporting on the progress of the student to parents.

*Additional hours may be available each week. To be determined with the successful candidate.


Minimum Qualifications
• One year experience supporting students in an education setting.
• Knowledge of or experience with Waldorf education an asset.
• SEAs are not required to hold BC teacher certification.

Contract length: 8 months

Part-time hours: 10 per week

Job Types: Part-time, Contract

Salary: $20.00 per hour