Samford Valley Steiner School

Employment Opportunities

When positions are available at Samford Valley Steiner School they are listed below.

They may also be advertised on www.steinereducation.edu.au and other public websites.

Education Administrators – Primary School and Early Childhood 2019

Samford Valley Steiner School (SVSS) is seeking applications for two Education Administrators to join the school’s Senior Leadership Team.  This opportunity reflects a change in the leadership and administration need of the school as a result of school growth.  This role was previously one position responsible for the educational administration and leadership of both the Early Childhood and the Primary sectors of the school.  Recent and ongoing growth has seen the need to increase the role beyond a 1 FTE.  In 2019 two roles will be offered. The primary school role will be offered at a .8 FTE and the Early Childhood a .4 FTE.  Extension of FTE load is possible in the future.

Ideally applicants will have significant experience in leadership and management in a Steiner environment, however experienced teachers ready to progress into a leadership role are also encouraged to apply, as leadership development can be supported for the right applicant.  All applicants are required to demonstrate a solid understanding of the Steiner Curriculum, a living relationship to Anthroposophy and a strong commitment to continuously deepen and extend their understandings of human development and education from an Anthroposophical perspective.

Working collaboratively with the School’s Leadership Team (Director, High School EA, Business Administrator, Chair of the CoT), the EC and PS Education Administrator leads and empowers a diverse, capable and creative team of teaching staff.  The Education Administrator provides the support needed to ensure that staff can develop and deliver to students a high quality, holistic, creative, dynamic and responsive Steiner education.  The Education Administrator is responsible for leading educational policy development and implementation, curriculum development, education staff recruitment, retention and development, student support and parent and community engagement and liaison. The Education Administrator Role also has oversight of the Outside School Hours Care program.  As with other Leadership Team roles at the School, a concept of “Servant Leadership” underpins this role.

Applicants must hold the following qualifications and certifications:

  • Bachelor Degree or Higher in EC/Primary Education
  • Qld Teacher Registration
  • Steiner qualifications and/or significant experience

The school is situated in the beautiful, rural setting of Samford Valley, and yet is still located in close proximity to Brisbane CBD, a vibrant, multicultural, cosmopolitan city.  The beautiful sandy beaches of the Sunshine Coast are only one and a half hours to the north and the beaches of the Gold Coast and Northern New South Wales are one to two hours to the south. The school is situated on 20 acres of forested land along Samford Creek.

The school is 31 years old and is a strong and vibrant educational facility providing a Steiner Education to students from Pre-Prep through to Class 12. Student numbers are 390 and growing.  In 2018 we have a double-streamed Class 1 and Prep and will commence ongoing double streaming in 2019.  We have a vibrant staff combining youth and experience and a stable organisational structure.  The College of Teachers sits at the heart of the structure and advises a Senior Leadership Team, comprising of representatives of the different areas of the school, and a Director who is accountable to a governance Board.

The Ed Administrator EC and Primary Application Package 2019  contains more information about this role and the required qualifications.  

For further information please contact Pep Wright via email pwright@samfordsteiner.qld.edu.au 

Closing Date: Friday 9 November 2018

High School Science Mathematics Teacher 

Samford Valley Steiner School is seeking applications from suitably qualified and experienced secondary teachers in Science / Mathematics. All applicants for the teaching position at Samford Valley Steiner School will need to demonstrate a genuine interest in Steiner education and a strong commitment to supporting and promoting Samford Valley’s ethos.  A willingness to undertake professional learning in Steiner education is important for your success in the role.

The school is situated in the beautiful, rural setting of Samford Valley, and yet is still located in close proximity to Brisbane CBD, a vibrant, multicultural, cosmopolitan city.  The beautiful sandy beaches of the Sunshine Coast are only one and a half hours to the north and the beaches of the Gold Coast and Northern New South Wales are one to two hours to the south. The school is situated on 20 acres of forested land along Samford Creek.

The Science Mathematics Teacher 2019 applicant package contains more information about this role and the required qualifications. 

For further information please contact the office on 07 3430 9600.

Closing Date: Friday 2 November 2018

Handwork/Craft Teacher – Classes 1 -5, 2019

Samford Valley Steiner School (SVSS) is seeking applications for a Handwork/Craft Teacher commencing in January 2019 to work in the Primary School from Classes 1 -5. The position is for a permanent part time contact.  Applicants will ideally have a solid grounding in Steiner Education and should have experience teaching handwork in a Steiner School Primary setting.   The successful applicant will also have demonstrated, exemplary skills in a wide range of handwork disciplines.

The Role Description Handwork Teacher and PS Handwork Teacher Applicant Package 2019 contain more information about this role and the required qualifications. 

For further information please contact the office on 07 3430 9600.

Closing Date: Monday 12 November 2018

Eurythmy Teacher 2018

Samford Valley Steiner School is seeking a qualified full-time Eurythmy Teacher to commence in 2018.  The successful candidate will work to develop and deliver a eurythmy curriculum to children from Kindergarten through to Class 12.  Eurythmy has been an ongoing and integral aspect of the school for over 20 years and appreciation for the value and importance of Eurythmy is strongly embedded in the culture of the school.  The school has a purpose built Eurythmy Room and a performance hall and outdoor amphitheatre.  The successful candidate will also ideally hold teaching qualifications and have considerable experience developing and delivering eurythmy to students from K-12 in a Waldorf/Steiner School. 

The school is situated in the beautiful, rural setting of Samford Valley, and yet is still located in close proximity to Brisbane CBD; a vibrant, multicultural, cosmopolitan city.  The beautiful sandy beaches of the Sunshine Coast are only one and a half hours to the north and the beaches of the Gold Coast and Northern New South Wales are one to two hours to the south. The school is situated on 20 acres of forested land along Samford Creek.

The school is 30 years old and is a strong and vibrant educational facility providing an authentic Steiner Education to students from Pre-Prep through to Class 12. Student numbers are 366 and growing. We have a vibrant staff combining youth and experience and a stable organisational structure.  The College of Teachers sits at the heart of the structure and advises a Senior Leadership Team, comprising of representatives of the different areas of the school, and a Director who is accountable to a governance Board.

The Eurythmy 2018 application package and role description contains more information about this role, the selection criteria and the required qualifications.  

Applications close at 4.00pm Friday 30 November 2018.