Academic Technologist

Academic Technologist

  • Support Staff
  • Shawnigan Lake
  • 65,000 - 75000 CAD / Year

 Academic Technologist

Shawnigan Lake School is a leading independent co-educational boarding school for ages 12-18 (grades 8-12) on Canada’s beautiful west coast. Our world-class facilities situated on a stunning 270-acre campus include ten boarding houses, a theatre, film lab, an observatory, salmon hatchery, rowing crew house on the lake, dance studio, state of the art Learning Commons and Library, recording studio, and robotics lab. Our diverse, inter-disciplinary and innovative programming helps shape the next generation of global leaders.

Shawnigan Lake School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff (and volunteers) to share this commitment. Candidates will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with previous employers and a vulnerable sector criminal record check.

This is a full-time, year-round position offering a salary in the range of $65,000 to $75,000 per annum, a comprehensive benefits package, and a nurturing, family-friendly workplace.  Actual salary offered will be commensurate with education, experience and internal parity.




We are seeking an Academic Technologist to help the School harness the power of technology to create engaging, interactive and effective learning environments. This role will bridge the gap between pedagogy and technology, ensuring that educators have the support and resources they need to leverage technology effectively in their teaching practices.



Reporting to the Manager of IT, the Academic Technologist’s duties include:

●     Provide proactive and reactive support to teachers in the classroom with a focus on audio-visual and computer technology;

●     Provide professional development and in-service training to teachers who are adopting new platforms and integrating new technology into their practice that align with the school’s academic direction and policies;

●     Design and create support documentation in the form of videos and step-by-step guides for new and existing systems, provide group and individual training to staff as needed;

●     Orientate new staff and act as the IT liaison for queries on the proper use of classroom tools;

●     Track requests for support or projects, as well as their success rate, to ensure that IT resources in the classroom are being appropriately allocated and technology improvements are being implemented in a timely and appropriate fashion;

●     Respond to teacher requests for new technology tools by testing their effectiveness in meeting the desired outcome, and, if appropriate, suggesting alternate platforms that could better meet educational needs or the School’s academic direction;

●     Attend regular department meetings for each academic department to gather feedback on needs, to deliver training in new areas, or to troubleshoot technology issues that may be unique to a particular discipline or building;

●     Work as part of the larger IT team during school breaks to install and maintain classroom technology across campus;

●     Perform other duties as required.



●     Bachelor’s degree in an academic discipline related to education and / or Information Technology is required;

●     A minimum of three years working experience in Information Technology and / or Educational Technology, preferred;

●     Demonstrated experience teaching and / or training educators on IT systems in a school environment, preferred;

●     Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to explain technical concepts and theories to non-technical audiences;

●     A proven record of working collaboratively with colleagues ;

●     A high level of proficiency with implementing, managing, and supporting a wide array of technologies in a classroom setting;

●     Have a good level of knowledge of audio-visual and computer technologies;

●     A proven record of problem solving and managing dynamic projects;  

●     Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize multiple tasks;

●     Ability to listen, learn and adapt in a fast paced, and changing environment;

●     An appetite to become an expert at new technologies;

●     Critical thinking and big picture awareness



To apply, please send a resume and brief cover letter specifically expressing your interest in working at Shawnigan, along with copies of your qualifications to the attention of Kyle McMullin, IT Manager, via email.

Shawnigan Lake School is an equal opportunity employer committed to establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other basis protected by applicable law.

We express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest in this position, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Position closes when filled

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