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.

About our 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 35 years old and is a strong and dynamic educational facility providing an authentic Steiner Education to students from Pre-Prep through to Class 12 with double streams in 2022 in Classes 1 to 5. Student numbers are over 470 and growing, with a staff strength of nearly 100. Our curriculum is based on the Australian Steiner School Curriculum Framework and is uncompromised right to the end of High School; including senior classes completing the NZ Steiner School Certificate (an internationally recognised secondary qualification). 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 School Director who is accountable to a governance Board.

Current Positions

Maintenance and Grounds person

Samford Valley Steiner School (SVSS) has a vacancy for a Maintenance and Grounds person on a Fixed-Term contract on a Full-time basis starting mid-September until 31 January 2023.
SVSS offers an inspiring and comprehensive Steiner education for more than 450 students from kindergarten through to Year 12 and is in a 25-acre campus in Wights Mountain. The successful applicant should have demonstrated grounds, works and yard maintenance experience. Samford Valley Steiner School is committed to providing safe and supportive work practices. Candidates will be subject to a blue card screening, reference check and identification verification. Candidates will be required to disclose information relevant to the candidate’s eligibility to engage in activities around children.

To be considered, applicants must address all selection criteria in the application package 2022 Maintenance and Groundsperson Fixed Term RD Application Package.
For any further information after checking the application package,  please contact the Economic Development Manager on 

Closing Date:  12pm, Friday 5 August 2022.


Early Childhood Teacher 2022, or Pre-Prep to Prep Teacher 2022

We are currently seeking an Early Childhood Teacher to teach in a multi age classroom of prep and pre-prep children. This is a permanent ongoing position, starting in Term 4, 2022.

The application package Application Package ECT July 2022 contains contains more information about this role and the required qualifications.

Any queries about the above may be sent to Jo Connor: 

Closing Date: Thursday 4 August, 2022


Expression of Interest – Kindergarten Assistant 2022
We are currently seeking Expressions of Interest for a Kindergarten Assistant in 2022

Selection Criteria

  1. An understanding of the principles of Rudolf Steiner Education and a demonstrated love for children and teaching.
  2. An understanding of child development as described by Rudolf Steiner and a commitment to professional learning and inner development through anthroposophical studies and artistic activities.
  3. An ability to develop positive and professional relationships with students, parents and colleagues.
  4. An ability to plan and deliver a developmentally appropriate curriculum that integrates the arts: music and singing, painting and drawing, movement, modelling, speech and drama.
  5. Teaching experience, preferably in a Steiner Early Childhood Educational setting and ability to program, assess and write reports on student progress.
  6. An ability to work collegially and a willingness to actively participate in and contribute to the cultural and festival life of the school.

Essential qualifications:

  • Must meet the requirements of the current QLD Public Health Order relating to mandatory vaccination of education and care workers.
  • First Aid Cert
  • Blue card
  • Must have a minimum or studying towards completion of a Cert 3 in ECEC
  • Some experience or training in Steiner EC Education is preferable.

Any queries about the above may be sent to

If interested in this role, then please send through your CV, responses to the selection criteria and cover letter to marked CONFIDENTIAL–Expression of Interest Kindergarten Assistant 2022.


Cultural Advisor, First Nations Partnerships – Part Time, Term Time, 10 hours per week 
Samford Valley Steiner School (SVSS) is seeking applications for a Cultural Advisor, First Nations Partnerships commencing in Term 3 2022.  All applicants for this cultural 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 Steiner School’s ethos.  A willingness to undertake professional learning in Steiner education is important for your success in the role. See our Vision, Mission and Core Principles  

The role of Cultural Advisor, First Nations Partnerships has been in place for one year now, so that our school can better support Indigenous students, promote a stronger awareness of Indigenous culture and build relationships within our school community and wider Indigenous communities. 

The Cultural Advisor, First Nations Partnerships Application Package  contains more information about this role and the required qualifications. 

For further information please contact Carly Sheard, School Director via email
Closing Date: Position is open until filled.


Outside School Hours Care Lead Educator and Assistants
Samford Valley Steiner School has a permanent part time positions and casual positions available for an immediate start for Out of School Hours Care lead educator and assistants for the following days and hours:

  • Mondays  6:30am to 8:30am; 2:30pm to 6:00pm
  • Wednesdays  6:30am to 8:30am; 2:30pm to 6:00pm
  • Vacation Care: Monday to Friday 6.30am to 6pm

Qualifications: (must have current Blue Card, First Aid) – Must hold (or be working towards) an approved 2 year Diploma level qualification or higher in a relevant area of study (PDF, 222KB)  OR an approved Certificate III or 1 year qualification or higher (PDF, 223KB)  in a relevant area of study or hold a Teaching Degree or any other degree.

The Role Descriptions  RD_OSHC Lead Educator and RD_OSHC Assistant and the applicant package 2021 OSHC Assistants and Lead Educators Application Package contain more information about this role and the required qualifications.

Casual positions are also available for lead educators and assistants. Please send expression of interest and CV to


Casual Positions – Teachers required for relief
Samford Valley Steiner School is seeking Expressions of Interest for the following Casual positions:

  • Casual Teachers P-12 with an interest in Steiner education (must have current QCT registration and First Aid). There may be an opportunity for a term’s work as floater.
  • Casual Teacher Aides P-12 with an interest in Steiner Education (must have Cert III or Cert IV in Education Support, current Blue Card and First Aid)

Please send CV and a brief Cover Letter stating availability and interest in Steiner education, to Shannon Ellis, HR Officer at or phone 34309600 for further information.