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IPS is Hiring for the  2018-19 School Year

We would be pleased to consider one qualified candidate to fill both positions.

Program Support Staff

Sept 4, 2018 – June 21, 2018

IPS is looking for an active and engaging personality who enjoys working with middle school students.

Applicants should be 19 years or older, and capable of helping out with core elements of the school’s program including: outdoor trips, physical education classes, special course assistance (e.g. design technology), music, drama, Ultimate practices, and\or learning assistance. Applicants are also encouraged to bring their own distinctive skill set to the job.

The position pays $17.50-$20.00\hr and requires 15-20 hours\week (plus outdoor trips) from Sept 4, 2018 to June 21, 2018. Applicants should apply immediately, with a cover letter and resume, to Scott Herrington at

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Technology Support Specialist

IPS is looking for an experienced information technology expert to manage, maintain and support the school’s various academic technologies and devices. This includes Chromebooks, iPads Apple desktops and their related peripheral hardware along with other classroom technologies for the educational needs of the school. In addition, the Technology Specialist will oversee the implementation, management, support and training of all IB assessment and curriculum planning software (MAP, Managebac).

The consultant will be required for an average of 5 hours of per week from late August to the end of June, with periodic concentrated scheduling at various times over the academic year (such as prior to school start up).

Applicants should apply immediately, with a cover letter and resume, to Scott Herrington at

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Island Pacific School (IPS) focuses exclusively on meeting the educational needs of adolescents in Grades 6-9. Our IB Middle Years Programme, outdoor challenges and community service experiences set students up for the rest of their lives. Housed in a purpose-built, student-friendly facility, IPS is located in the safe community of Bowen Island and offers an enriched curriculum that includes philosophy, reasoning and ethics classes, monthly community service activities and multi-day outdoor expeditions.

If you are looking for a career in middle school education, have a valid BC teaching certificate and are prepared to contribute to the total culture of the school by participating in outdoor expeditions, serving as a homeroom teacher, coaching Ultimate, and becoming a Masterworks advisor, we’d love to hear from you!


Teaching Qualifications


Our middle school superheroes at IPS are passionated, kind, confident and cool! All IPS teachers need a valid BC teaching certificate. We are an IB MYP Global School, so an understanding of the IB programme is helpful.

Working at IPS


With small classes of 12-18 and a total school population of 66-70, our teachers enjoy getting to know our students and discovering how best to motivate and inspire them. We work with a close-knit team of IB teachers in a highly collaborative environment and many of our teachers expand their practice beyond the school’s walls by taking advantage of nearby forest trails, professional community members and local organizations.