Junior School Associate Teacher

One-term (Sep – Dec), maternity leave position with the possibility of an extension.

Associate teachers are responsible for supporting the homeroom teacher as well as classroom and curriculum materials preparation. This positon also includes supervisory duties at recess and lunch as well as occasional meetings after school.


  • Two or more years of teaching or assistant teacher experience at the elementary level
  • Willingness to support the SMUS Mission and the philosophy that drives our school
  • Professionalism and excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Teaching degree

Qualities of a successful candidate:

  • A sound knowledge of early childhood development and pedagogy
  • Understanding of and/or experience in teaching with a Reggio-inspired, constructivist approach
  • Interest in or experience with Maker Spaces, Genius Hour, Inquiry based teaching
  • Dynamic, engaging educator
  • Collaborative team player able to take direction well and work independently
  • Sense of humour and love of this age group
  • Supportive, nurturing personality
  • Ability to document student learning using various tools and methods

Application Details

Applicants must be eligible to teach in British Columbia. Applicants are requested to supply a résumé with references, accompanied by a cover letter outlining the candidate’s particular strengths and how the candidate is well-suited to teaching in a rich academic program with a diverse and engaged student body.

Please respond on or prior to Thursday, August 24, 2017 to:

Becky Anderson, Director of Junior School
St. Michaels University School, Junior School
820 Victoria Avenue 
Victoria, BC V8S 4N3
Email application for Assistant Teacher, General

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted; no phone calls, please. Once a successful candidate is hired, the posting will be removed from our Current Opportunities page. Thank you for your interest in our school.

St. Michaels University School is one of Canada’s leading co-educational, independent day and boarding schools. It was recently recognized by the College Board as the top school in Canada for Advanced Placement Equity and Excellence as well as placing among the top 60 schools worldwide.

Our boarding population is recruited nationally and internationally to form a rich and diverse community. Our students come from over 20 different countries and our school community represents over 40 different ethnic backgrounds. Our graduates attend the top universities in the world, many of them on scholarships. The faculty culture of excellence is supported by healthy professional development resources and a dynamic program of professional growth, which has earned them national and international recognition, including several Prime Minister’s Teaching Awards.

The school pursues academic success in an environment where the character and the self also grow.

For more information about St. Michaels University School, please refer to the rest of our website.