Grades Class Teacher

Permanent, Full-time 1.0 FTE (2023/24 School Year)

Okanagan Waldorf School is seeking a creative, inspired grades teacher who loves the outdoors.  Our grades teachers serve a diverse population of children in an atmosphere that encourages active inquiry and fosters individual growth, promoting respect for self, others, and the world in which they live.

The ideal candidate will hold a Waldorf Certificate, valid through the BC Teachers Regulation Branch or a BC Teaching certificate and is motivated to learn more and study curriculum methods inspired by the educational pedagogy of Waldorf Education.  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 Okanagan Waldorf School are proud of our beautiful nature based campus, our creative teaching methods, and our close knit school community. Come join us! 

Besides teaching, 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, the ability to build professional relationships with parents, faculty, and staff, 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
  • Clear Criminal Record
  • A love for and willingness to work daily in a rural forest and farm setting, walking in uneven terrain.
  • Be able and willing to lift up to 75 lbs


  • Completion of, or enrollment 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. To learn more about living in the amazing BC Okanagan area, visit

Please send your resume, cover letter, current applicable certificates/licenses, and references to OWS Hiring Committee:

To Apply

Interested candidates should respond immediately with the following:
❏ Cover letter
❏ Resume
❏ Statement of educational philosophy
❏ Current applicable certifications/licenses

The OWS Hiring Committee:

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