Teacher Intern


Are you looking for an opportunity to join a group of talented educators who are changing the face of education? 

We’re Pear Tree School, and we strongly believe that today’s schools aren’t doing enough to prepare students to succeed in the 21st century. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to provide parents and children with a new, progressive alternative to the schools of the past.

Our classrooms use theme-based learning – integrating inquiry, project and problem-based learning. Rather than teaching separate subjects, our students learn by doing, by imagining and by collaborating. 

A day in the life

You’ll be working alongside our talented and experienced team of teachers and other faculty staff. This will provide amazing opportunities to learn from some of the best teachers in Vancouver. Unlike traditional classrooms, you’ll be experiencing the most progressive form of education in any school in Vancouver, which will guide you in your future teaching career.

During your workday, you can expect to:

  • Provide in-class support to kindergarten – grade 8 teachers, and follow the teachers’ directions in working with individual students and small groups
  • Reinforce school values and classroom expectations
  • Help set up, use and organize learning resources
  • Accompany and supervise students during breaks (recess and lunch) and on our monthly field trips
  • Monitor and report student progress to classroom teachers
  • Provide teaching coverage in the event of absent classroom teachers

Classroom teaching opportunities may arise in the event that a teacher is sick, or if we need additional teachers to lead our Pro-D day camps.

What you’ll need:

  • Bachelor Degree
  • Bachelor Degree in Education
  • Previous experience working with children (preferably elementary age)
  • Good communication skills: face-to-face and email
  • Good organizational skills
  • Professional level fluency in English (written and verbal)
  • High Standards
  • Passion
  • Empathy
  • Growth mindset

If that sounds like you, then we can’t wait to hear from you! 

Awesome extras:

  • Some technical abilities (e.g. using iPads, laptops) and knowledge of Google products (Drive, Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides)
  • Photography skills

Working Time:

This is a full-time, one-year contract position. Core hours are 8am to 3.30pm, though hours may change based on operational needs.

Pay, Hours & Benefits:

Days: Monday-Friday, excluding school holidays

Annual Salary: $40,000 + 4% vacation pay

Benefits include:

  • Company Events
  • Free Food (with our in-house hot lunch program)
  • Monthly bus pass reimbursement
  • Lunch will be provided

How to Apply

Please submit a customised cover letter and resume in PDF format to careers@peartree.school. Include “Teacher Intern” in the subject line.

Please ensure that both are tailored to the position that we are advertising, and are checked for spelling and grammar.

We will not review bulk resumes, applications addressed mistakenly to other schools, or poorly presented resumes.

We thank all interested parties. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.