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Would you be interested in working in a school that focuses as much on nourishing a person’s ability to navigate life as it does on academic excellence? The Shambhala School of Halifax offers a unique work environment where teachers are supported to bring a mindful and creative approach, compassion, love of children, and strong understanding of all aspects of development to an integrated and enriched academic program.

The Shambhala School is an independent, co-educational school serving a diverse Pre-Primary to Grade 12 population in North End Halifax. We provide an enriched curriculum that meets or exceeds the Nova Scotia Provincial Educational standards. Our curriculum is built on the four pillars of: Mindfulness and Compassion, Integrated Arts, Outdoor Education, and Society.


Current Employment Opportunities

Contract beginning August 2022

We currently have three openings for the 2022/2023 Academic Year.

Academic Directors

Two of Shambhala School’s treasured educators will be retiring at the end of this school year. They have been cornerstones of this community; it is their passion, values, and kindness upon which our school is built. 

Their retirement creates two employment opportunities in the roles of Academic Director. The Shambhala School is looking for an innovative, hard-working, creative educators to fulfil these important roles. The Academic Directors reports directly to the Executive Director. The right candidate will provide exemplary leadership, guidance, and support to our faculty and staff, and school community.

Academic Director Upper School (Grade 6 to Grade 12) – Job Posting May 12, 2022

Academic Director of Elementary (Primary to Grade 5) – Job Posting May 12, 2022

To Apply:

To apply, send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to employment@shambhalaschool.org

Applications close June 5, 2022

Music Director

If you are passionate about music education and performance we have an opportunity for you! If you’ve ever seen the movie “School of Rock” and thought Jack Black’s character had a cool job, this might be a perfect fit! The Shambhala School’s music program is more “Mr. Blue Sky” and less “Für Elise”. Each grade, from Grade 5 to 12, is its own band, and each perform at least two shows a year in the school gym. When our bands aren’t preparing for public performances, they might be filming and recording projects for Youtube, TikTok, or Instagram. 

Many of our students are passionate about music and have the talent to match it. They need you to be an exceptional teacher, a source of inspiration, and their number one fan.

Music Director (Grade 5-12) – Job Posting May 18, 2022

To Apply:

To apply, send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to employment@shambhalaschool.org

Application is open until the position is filled.

Casual for Spring 2022

The Shambhala School is looking to expand our roster of substitute teachers and caregivers.

Substitute Teachers

We are looking for qualified substitute teachers for all levels: Pre-Primary, Elementary (Primary to Grade 5), and Upper School (grades 6-12).

The requirements are as follows:

Pre-Primary – Applicants should have experience working with children aged 3-5 years. ECE certification is preferred but not required for substitute teachers, as you will be paired with an ECE teacher.
Grades Primary through 12 – Applicants are required to have, at a minimum, an undergraduate degree with experience teaching in a classroom milieu. BEd is preferred, unless it is a specialty area (Music, Art, Drama).

Substitute Caregivers for Before and After School Care

We are also looking for substitute caregivers for our Before and After School Program for children in grades Pre-Primary to 5. Our Program runs as follows: Before School Care (8:00-8:40 am), After School Care (3:00-5:15 pm) and occasionally we have special Childcare Days when there is no school (8:30 am to 3:30 pm or a portion thereof).
We seek individuals who have experience working with groups of children in camps, day cares, schools, or other programs. ECE students are welcome. 

To Apply:

Please submit your resume and letter of interest to our Head of Administration, Susan Marsh, at reception@shambhalaschool.org, indicating which areas you are interested in.

Upon acceptance to our substitute list, we will ask you to provide the following:

  • Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Child Abuse Registry Check
  • First aid and CPR certification Level C (Pre-Primary only)

We ask all contract and casual staff to adhere to public health guidelines and school policies related to COVID-19, which may include weekly testing for COVID-19.