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Current Job Openings with VNS


  • Deadline for all applications: July 21, 2024

  • Submit cover letter & resume here

  • Applicants will be contacted if considered for an interview.

Forest School Educator

  • Location: Victoria, BC, Canada

  • Part-time Position: Tuesday & Thursday mornings; approximately 6hr/week;

  • Term: September 2024 through June 2025

  • Salary: Starting at $23/hr

  • Additional Benefits: Paid holidays and closures, $200 per year professional development funding

Desired Qualifications:​

  • Demonstrated experience caring for children aged 3 to 5

  • First Aid

  • Criminal record check

  • Certified BC Early Childhood Educator (ECE) or Early Childhood Educator Assistant (ECE-A) would be an asset

  • Forest School Practitioner Certification would be an asset

  • Coyote Mentor Training would be an asset


Job Description:

  • To support emotional, physical, developmental wellbeing of children, families, and staff in day-to-day happenings and operations in a primarily outdoor setting with children aged 3-5

  • Maintain a safe outdoor classroom by completing daily site checks

  • Support day-to-day operations of the school in a team setting 

  • Ensure the well being of all children and staff are at the forefront of daily decision making

  • Deliver and implement an Emergent curriculum based on the children's lead in various areas of exploration

  • Provide multiple ways of communication with families and caregivers to ensure healthy, positive relationships are formed and maintained on a regular basis, through weekly reflections, and in person communication.  

  • Maintain relevant certifications and participate in regular professional development offered through various sources

  • Record, assess, and evaluate the happenings at nature school on a regular basis 

  • Attend regularly scheduled staff meetings 

  • Note: in addition to the regular and customary classroom responsibilities and duties, employees may, subject to mutual agreement, be assigned reasonable additional duties both inside and outside the classroom, which may be necessary for the proper functioning of Victoria Nature School

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