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 and other public websites.

Economic Development Manager

Samford Valley Steiner School is seeking an experienced and energetic Economic Development Manager.  The EDM holds an important role in the school’s administrative structure and is a member of the senior leadership team.  The successful applicant will have proven financial management capabilities and demonstrate integrity and an ethical, relationship-based approach to business; in keeping with the school’s core values and mission.

This role is a new role replacing the previous Business Administrator role.  The role has been re-imagined to align more closely with the school’s core vision to strive towards social renewal.  An understanding of or interest in the ideas of Rudolf Steiner, particularly in relation to money and social renewal is of importance to the Economic Development Manager role.

The role requires strength and experience in strategic and systems development to support the growth of the school, whilst staying true to the cultural context.  

The successful applicant will inspire and guide a small administrative team and be responsible for the daily oversight of all business, accounting and financial functions of the school including but not limited to:  budgets; financial reporting; human resources administration; payroll and debtors; financial compliance; assets, site maintenance and building projects; ICT and WHS.

Previous experience working in a non-state school and/or other non-profit organisation would be a distinct advantage. CPA or CA qualifications are essential. 

The Economic Development Manager Application Package 2018 contains more information about this role and the required qualifications.  

Please forward your letter of application and response to the selection criteria together with your current CV to . Please note that applicants not addressing the selection criteria will not be considered for the role.

Applications close Wednesday 19th December 2018

Eurythmy Teacher 2019

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 Thursday 28 February 2019.