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 33 years old and is a strong and vibrant educational facility providing an authentic Steiner Education to students from Pre-Prep through to Class 12 with double streams in 2020 in Classes 1, 2 and 3. Student numbers are over 430 and growing. 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 qualification 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

Economic Development Manager 

Samford Valley Steiner School is seeking an experienced and energetic Economic Development Manager. The EDM holds an important role in the schools 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, relationshipbased approach to business; in-keeping with the school’s core values and mission. 

This role was re-imagined from the traditional School Business Manager roleto 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, financial, resourcing 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 growing administrative team and be responsible for the leadership and 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 desirable but not essential if the applicant has the necessary experience and strong interpersonal skills. The Role Description RD_Economic Development Manager  and Economic Development Manager Application Package 2020 contain more information about the role.  To be considered, please address the selection criteria in the application package. 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 4pm Wednesday, 5th August 2020. 


High School Mathematics/Science (Chemistry / Physics) Teacher 2020:  0.8 FTE 

Samford Valley Steiner School (SVSS) is seeking applications for a suitably qualified and experienced secondary teacher in High School Mathematics and Science (Chemistry/Physics) commencing in Term 3 2020.  All applicants for this 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. See our Vision, Mission and Core Principles 

The Role Description  RD Science Maths Teacher and Applicant Package Maths_Science Teacher Applicant Package 2020 contain more information about this role and the required qualifications. 

 For further information please contact the High School Education Administrator via email

 Closing Date:  extended to Friday 21 August, 2020 


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

Please send CV and a brief Cover Letter stating availability and interest in Steiner education, to Tracey Taylor, School Director at or phone 3430 9600 for further information.