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Would you be interested in working in a school that focuses as much on nourishing a person’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 a mindful and creative approach, compassion, love of children, and strong understanding of all aspects of development to an integrated and enriched academic program.

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 four pillars of: Mindfulness and Compassion, Integrated Arts, Outdoor Education, and Society.


At present we have no full time positions available but we are looking to expand our roster of substitute teachers and caregivers. 



The Shambhala School is looking for qualified substitute teachers for all levels: Pre-Primary, Elementary (Primary to Grade 5), and Upper School (grades 6-12). We are also looking for substitute caregivers for our Before and After School Program for children in grades Pre-Primary to 5.

Substitute Teachers

Pre-Primary teachers- are required to 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- We require that teachers 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).

Substitute Caregivers for Before and After School Program

Substitute caregivers will be needed on occasion for Before School Care (8:00-8:40 am) and/or After School Care (3:00-5:15 pm). We also occasionally have special Childcare Days when there is no school (8:30 am to 3:30 pm or a portion thereof).
We seek individuals who have experience working with groups of children in camps, day cares, schools, or other programs. ECE students are welcome.

To Apply:

Please submit your resume and letter of interest to contact@shambhalaschool.org, indicating which areas you are interested in. 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
  • Proof of Vaccination for Covid-19
  • First aid and CPR certification Level C (Pre-Primary only)