Working at Bulkley Valley Christian school
Our school campus was built with community in mind. Home to students in preschool through grade 12, the building expands on two main lobby areas around a central library area, creating a really unique school experience. We’ve got ping pong tables, air hockey, and space to eat, and these spaces are greatly enjoyed all year.
Generally each grade has a single home classroom, while sharing the gymnasium, music, and kitchen amenities. While each year provides some flex, primary and secondary grades are loosely divided into upper and lower building levels.
We love working together, and it shows. Our classrooms reflect our love of teaching and our offices often ring out with laughter. Together we embody a supportive, engaged team of professional teachers, educational assistants and support staff.
At BVCS, you can use your skills and talents to shape a professional practice that engages you and the children you teach. In and beyond the classroom, you’ll become part of a community centred around a strong mission for Christian education. You’ll join a staff from different backgrounds, interests and ages, yet united around one clear purpose.
When we say that BVCS is a great place to work, we’re not just reflecting on our own experience—we’ve actually measured it! Through the Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI), our board and admin invest attention and take deliberate action in measuring, improving and celebrating a healthy workplace culture. Our BCWI Certification measures our staff culture annually on the ‘Flourish’ model and provides our board and administrative leadership with the tools they need to make this an excellent place to work.
Any currently available positions will be posted to this page. We’re always happy to accept resumés for teaching and educational assistant positions (Principal Chris Steenhof). These will be considered under our hiring policy. Any currently available positions are listed below.
BVCS has in need of two part-time teachers. These positions will start after Christmas but we anticipate full-time openings for next school year and anyone who fills these positions successfully will be strongly considered for full-time employment for the 2024-2025 school year.
Bulkley Valley Christian School invites applications for Special Education Assistants (SEAs) for the 2022-23 year.
Bulkley Valley Christian School is seeking a music teacher for the 2023-24 school year.
BVCS hopes to launch an After School Program. The Program Supervisor will be a responsible adult (no ECE or certification required) who will have a passion for creating a positive environment for children aged 5 to 12 in a fun, well-run program that attracts and supports working families.
BVCS is looking for teachers-on-call and SEAs-on-call for the 2023-2024 school year.
What is like to work and live here?
About Smithers and Area
Smithers is a beautiful mountain town in northern British Columbia off of the Trans Canada Yellowhead Highway 16. Located halfway between Prince George and Prince Rupert, Smithers services much of the Bulkley Valley area (home to around 20,000 people). The town itself has a population of nearly 6000, with community amenities like the Bulkley Valley Recreation center with a lap and leisure pool, squash courts, and a climbing wall; public library; skateboard park; two ice arenas and more. Our access to the wild outdoors makes us a fantastic place for hunting, fishing, or general outdoor enthusiasts.
The Cold Months
We have beautiful long winters with snow that generally sticks around from late October until mid-March. Winters are best enjoyed outside, on the nearby ski hill (Hudson Bay Mountain Resort), or in our backyards or backcountry, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, outdoor skating and hockey.
The Warm Months
Our spring and summer seasons get nice and warm, and with an abundance of mountain trails and nearby lakes we stay outside mountain biking, hiking, golfing, boating, and swimming. With so many regional camping and recreational opportunities, summer months fill up with incredible memories.
Smithers is home to a lively music, art, and theater scene, as well as a museum and active sporting community. Our school community is made up of congregants from a number of local churches, which you can find listed here.
Find Out More About Smithers
- Arts & Culture
- Concerts & Festivals
- Horse Trips
- Sight See
- Ski & Snowboard
- Hudson Bay Mountain