Woodwork Teacher

Woodwork Teacher

Position: Woodwork Teacher (full-time)

Department: Academics (Member of the ADST Department)

Reports to: Principal, Senior School

Starting date: September 1, 2022

Closing date: May 27, 2022

St. George’s School is seeking an experienced and energized teacher with Woodwork specialization, to join the Applied Design, Skills, and Technology and Science departments at the Senior School. The ideal candidate for this role will be able to teach Woodworking to students Grades 8 through 12. This role requires an innovative teaching professional to support a collaborative learning environment using engaging and meaningful pedagogy focused on student learning and growth.

Faculty are required to support the school’s co-curricular program for two of three terms. The co-curricular program includes recreational athletics, competitive athletics, and academic clubs and is offered a minimum of two times per week per term.


Responsibilities will include:

  • Teaching Woodshop safety and instruction which includes helping students understand a woodshop environment; supporting students with woodwork design and creation; creating cross co-curricular connections between woodworking and other academic subjects i.e. Math., etc.
  • Responsible for overall maintenance of woodshop which includes focus on safety standards, machine and tool inventory, supply ordering.
  • Teach essentials skills, relative to carpentry, woodworking trades as well as safety regulations.
  • Bringing in a diversity of voices and worldviews to classroom material and learning experiences, including Indigenous, local, and global perspectives.
  • Demonstrates commitment to incorporating real-world connections and problem solving into teaching and learning.
  • Collaborating with colleagues to align planning, instruction, and assessment across sections of a course.
  • Utilize outcomes-based assessment and instruction as well as strong formative and summative assessment strategies.
  • Incorporating Core Competencies regularly into lessons, assessments, and feedback.
  • Building a strong rapport with students and supporting the students in bringing out their best, both in and out of the classroom.
  • Regular communication to students, parents, and other stakeholders about student needs and growth, including but not limited to IEP meetings, formal report cards, and parent-teacher-student conferences.
  • Becoming involved in helping with and/or leading Woodwork related enrichment activities, both within and outside of class time.
  • Contribute to the Applied Design, Skills and Technology department through collaboration, reflection, and department-wide initiatives like developing scope and sequence, aligned assessment practices, etc.
  • Using a variety of pedagogical approaches and lesson design.
  • Make relevant and innovative use of multiple technologies in the classroom, including using Canvas as a student learning platform and Gradebook for reporting.
  • Participating actively in professional development opportunities and training programs.
  • Models the school’s core competencies which include: humility, integrity, respect, resilience, empathy and responsibility.
  • Required to be involved in the co-curricular program two terms out of three.
  • Lead a small group of students in-school Advisory program, providing leadership and mentorship in social-emotional learning.


Qualifications will include:

  • Post-secondary degree and/or Red Seal certification in carpentry with minimum 5 years carpentry journeyman experience would be considered an asset.
  • Valid BC Teaching Certificate, or maintains the ability to obtain one.
  • Knowledge of BC curricula, Grades 8 through 12 in woodworking and design thinking processes.
  • Experience with instructing woodworking classes Grades 8 through 12.
  • Experience with running a woodshop and ensuring safe practices at all times for students.
  • Possess skills to provide an environment that supports creativity and ADST skills, while inspiring students with woodwork techniques.
  • Experience with curriculum design, design thinking, inquiry-based teaching.
  • Current on pedagogical trends through continued reading and relevant recent professional development.
  • Effective classroom management strategies.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong problem-solving and organizational skills.
  • Collaborative team player with excellent interpersonal skills, with a particular emphasis on collaborative planning and assessment.
  • Superior skills in knowledge of curriculum, teaching and learning, specifically when planning educational strategies.
  • Strongly committed to student learning and success; being able to understand the needs of students while engaging them as active learners in the classroom.
  • Dynamic and energetic individual who wishes to work in a highly focused environment with students keen to succeed.
  • Superior EQ skills in self-awareness, self-management, social agility, impact and influence.


Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to: [email protected]

To apply for this job email your details to careers@stgeorges.bc.ca.

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