A child-centred approach to education and a focus on bioregionalism make working at Oak and Orca a unique experience. If you want to explore alternative approaches to education and if you enjoy working as a team in values-based organizations, this could be a good fit for you.
"Oak and Orca is a quirky, playful community that values authentic connection. To have a high school student offer you tea in a dainty tea cup, to see young ones and old ones wearing their dinosaur onesies to school, or to feel trusting enough let a student cut your hair because they'd like to practice, these kinds of connections make the sometimes difficult work of being a teacher worth it."
"Working at Oak and Orca is like having an amazing extended family composed of like-minded and skilled people with great communication skills and a love for learning and teaching outside of the box."
"It is amazing to work in a community that values attachment. It is heartwarming to see the fruit of this when parents report that their child feels safe and cared for at school, when multiple high school students have joined the board of directors to remain connected after graduation, and when little ones stay up late to make a handmade card and gift because they heard they would see you outside of school."
Thank you for your interest in Oak and Orca!
We are accepting applications for the following positions. We are looking for the best fit for our team, regardless of what position is applied for.
Teacher (on-site and home-learning)
Please see attached Teacher Position for details.
Special Education Teacher (on-site and home-learning)
Please see attached Special Education Teacher Position for details.
Education Assistant/ECE-A (on-site)
Please see attached Education Assistant/ECE-A Position for details.
Oak and Orca is a values based organization that approaches education differently than most schools. While these values inform our practice in a multitude of ways, there are some general practices that are consistently used in the school which are different from a typical school setting: