Visual Arts Teacher 

Visual Arts Teacher 

Collingwood School is a gender-inclusive day school located on two campuses in West Vancouver, BC.

Our vision is socially responsible students pursuing passions for a better world. We are committed to contributing positively to our local and global communities, environmental stewardship, and supporting the wellbeing, and inclusion of all people. Through the pursuit of passions, students will find their unique purpose in the world.

At Collingwood, we seek faculty and staff who live our values of courage, curiosity and community to be in service of others and who are inspired by our mission to inspire and support young people for meaningful lives.

We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring a barrier-free work environment. We welcome applications from all qualified job seekers, from BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of color), persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQ (persons of all sexual orientations and genders). If you are an applicant with a disability, we will work with you to make reasonable workplace accommodations you may need for your best work performance.

We are seeking a Visual Arts Teacher to join our Wentworth campus (Grades JK -7). The ideal candidate will teach and plan collaboratively using the TAB (teaching artistic behaviours) methodology and be a flexible, dynamic, collaborative and inspirational educator looking to become part of a vibrant teaching and learning community. This is a Temporary Contract (maternity leave coverage) position from April 24, 2023 to April 30, 2024.


  • Co-design and deliver a curriculum that meets the needs of the individual students and the Ministry requirements
  • Establish a respectful and safe learning environment
  • Collaborate with other members of faculty to create innovative lessons and units that include experiential learning
  • Attend regular Professional Development to strengthen and inform teaching practice both locally and internationally
  • Maintain confidentiality of all information related to Collingwood School, the students, their families, and staff

Required Qualifications

  • Undergraduate Degree, preferably in Visual Arts
  • Certified by the British Columbia Ministry of Education Teacher Regulation Branch
  • A member of the British Columbia College of Teachers or hold a BC
  • Independent School Teachers Certificate
  • A passion for visual arts and experience teaching visual arts at an elementary level
  • Enthusiastic, energetic and creative person who understands needs of elementary students and is willing to work as a member of a creative and enthusiastic arts team
  • Excellent management, organizational, interpersonal and relationship skills
  • Creative flexibility and ability to work in a student-centered environment
  • Demonstrated communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to build collaborative and effective relationships with students, staff, parents and the community
  • Canadian residency and legally entitled to work in Canada (Citizen, PR, or valid work permit)

Our “Must Haves”

  • Respect, dignity and inclusion for all members of the community
  • Collaborative mind-set and courageous approach to adversity
  • Demonstrated communications skills (oral and written)
  • Creative “out-of-the-box” thinker
  • Flexible and adaptable and embraces change
  • Proven work ethic with utmost integrity
  • Enthusiasm, eagerness and genuine interest in all aspects of the school’s success
  • Self-awareness, with a desire for constant self-improvement (goal-oriented)

We offer professional development opportunities, competitive salaries, sick and personal days, along with one of the most beautiful locations in Canada to work!

If this role is a good fit, we would love to hear from you! Please submit a cover letter detailing your suitability for the position along with your resume, including three employment references, by February 1, 2023 to

We sincerely thank all applicants for your interest however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please visit our website for more information about our school.

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