English Teacher

English Teacher


Shawnigan Lake School is a leading independent co-educational boarding school for ages 13-18 (grades 8-12) on Canada’s beautiful west coast. Our world-class facilities situated on a stunning 270-acre campus include eleven boarding houses, an observatory, salmon hatchery, rowing crew house on the lake, 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. 

For more information, explore our Shawnigan at a Glance.  



Shawnigan is seeking a highly motivated and talented English Teacher for September 2022. Preference will be to given to qualified teachers who are a) academically multi-disciplinary b) can offer expertise, experience and enthusiasm in co-curricular activities c) are committed to contributing to our boarding campus and community d) have boarding school experience and e) can contribute to the delivery of our strategic plan, Project Future.


Candidates should    

  • Be a Canadian resident and legally entitled to work in Canada;   
  • Hold a post-secondary degree in a subject that aligns with the Shawnigan academic program;   
  • Hold a post Secondary degree in Education;   
  • Be in possession of, or eligible to apply for, a British Columbia Teaching Certificate (Independent or Certificate of Qualification) by September 2022;   
  • Have a proven record of professionalism, punctuality, flexibility, dependability and reliability;    
  • Have experience working with teenagers, in a boarding environment;    
  • Have experience coaching a sport, instructing a fine art, or running an activity;    
  • Have strong interpersonal and communication skills;  
  • Fluency in French and the ability to teach French Immersion classes an asset.


To apply, please send a resume and cover letter specifically expressing your interest in working at Shawnigan to the attention of Wendy Milne, Assistant Head, Academics, via email at [email protected]

Those who are brought forward into the interview process will receive further details about compensation, benefits and the duties and expectations of a full-time Shawnigan teacher.

We ask you to please provide references at the shortlist stage of the recruitment process.

Please see ours careers page for more details. 

Position closes when filled.

To apply for this job email your details to recruitment@shawnigan.ca.

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