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Grade 4 Teacher

Nuu-chah-nulth/Coast Salish

This is a Contract position in Ahousat, BC posted May 5, 2024.

Maaqtusiis Elementary School

Grade 4 Teacher

Are you a passionate dedicated Grade 4 Teacher looking to be a part of unique team at a community-based school in Ahousaht, BC? If so, this opportunity is for you.

Maaqtusiis Elementary School is committed to serving the Ahousaht Nation on the West Coast of Vancouver Island (30-minute water taxi from Tofino). We are a trauma-informed school empowering strong, proud and resilient children rising above the effects of colonization, residential schools, cultural genocide and racism. We are committed to reflecting and supporting the revitalization of Ahousaht culture and language. With 15-20 students per classroom from Kindergarten to Grade 7, class sizes are small allowing for high quality instruction.

We are Looking for Someone Who:

Is a passionate, dedicated Grade 4 Teacher who wants to help move our 160 students to the next level

Believes that positive, caring relationships with students are foundational to learning

Wants to make a difference as a teacher

Assists students in reaching their highest potential

Is able and willing to adapt and modify the curriculum to meet the individual needs of students

Is willing to design and implement a positive classroom management plan aligned with the School Wide Positive Behaviour System (PBIS)

Is willing to deliver BC curriculum using school-based programs

The Position:

The teacher will receive a 10-month teaching contract with the possibility of extending

The teacher will receive a competitive salary (based on Port Alberni – District 70’s salary grid)

The teacher will be provided accommodation in the community at a very low cost

The teacher will receive a moving allowance (moving into the community)

The teacher will receive a Remote Living Allowance

Expected Skills:

Ability to develop rapport with students

Ability to plan and implement engaging and differentiated lessons

Ability to work collaboratively with fellow teachers, education assistants and support staff

Strong interpersonal skills (including communicating, critically and creatively thinking, etc.)


Please send your resume including teaching-related references and a cover letter to and