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Would you be interested in working in a school where faculty, staff, board and families are engaged in creating a well-rounded educational opportunity that educates the whole child and awakens basic goodness? A community that focuses as much on nourishing a child’s ability to navigate life, as it does on academic excellence? The Shambhala School of Halifax offers a unique work environment, where teachers are supported to bring their love of children into a developmental, creative and mindful approach, to an arts integrated and enriched academic program that nurtures awareness and invites compassionate society to bloom.

The Shambhala School is an independent, co-educational school serving a diverse Pre-Primary to Grade 12 population in North End Halifax. We provide an enriched curriculum that meets or exceeds the Nova Scotia Provincial Educational standards. Our curriculum is built on the five pillars of: Mindfulness/Compassion, Integrated Arts, Outdoor Education, Classical Literature/ History, and Society. The Shambhala School offers an inclusive, age appropriate approach to education that integrates arts and academics to ignite a genuine passion for learning. Our unique curriculum inspires students to grow into confident, creative thinkers with a strong sense of social and environmental awareness.

Diversity Statement: At our school, individual differences are recognized, appreciated and responded to in ways that fully develop and utilize each person’s abilities and strengths. The Shambhala School is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from traditionally under-represented groups including but not limited to the African Canadian community, Indigenous peoples, and the LGBTQ+ community.  

Current Employment Opportunities


Term and Contract Positions – 2022/2023

Shambhala School Care taker
We are reaching out to our local community to find the right individual to fill a recent job opening at Shambhala School. We are searching for a caretaker to help take care of our 100 plus year old building. This position is a full time permanent position with a competitive salary and benefits.
The purpose of the role is to
– provide a clean and safe environment for users of the school buildings and grounds.
– carry out or oversee repairs and maintenance tasks in order to ensure the buildings/grounds provide a safe learning and working environment for students and staff.
Additional job posting details can be found at
Please send a cover letter and resumé to [email protected]
Closing date: October 31, 2022.

Casual for Fall 2022

The Shambhala School is looking to expand our roster of substitute teachers and caregivers.

Substitute Teachers

We are looking for qualified substitute teachers for all levels: Pre-Primary, Elementary (Primary to Grade 5), and Upper School (Grades 6-12).

The requirements are as follows:

Pre-Primary – Applicants should have experience working with children aged 3-5 years. ECE certification is preferred but not required for substitute teachers, as you will be paired with an ECE teacher.
Grades Primary through 12 – Applicants are required to have, at a minimum, an undergraduate degree with experience teaching in a classroom milieu. BEd is preferred, unless it is a specialty area (Music, Art, Drama).

To Apply:

Please submit your resume and letter of interest to our Head of Administration, Susan Marsh, at [email protected], indicating which areas you are interested in.

In your letter of interest please identify the grades and subject you would prefer to teach, and the grades and subjects you are willing to teach.

Upon acceptance to our substitute list, we will ask you to provide the following:

  • Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Child Abuse Registry Check
  • First aid and CPR certification Level C (Pre-Primary only)

We ask all contract and casual staff to adhere to public health guidelines and school policies related to COVID-19.