Who We Are

We offer

Our commitment

  • Collaborative culture
  • Competitive salaries
  • Excellent benefits
  • Wraparound coaching
  • Professional learning & growth

As an anti-racist organization, we are committed to the goal of promoting social justice in every element of our system.

Our core values

  • Belonging
  • Equity
  • Opportunity

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The Office of Employee Engagement supports the District’s vision by promoting inclusivity through our recruitment and human resources practices. We are committed to recruiting the most diverse staff and providing high-quality training that is designed to support all educators. Each member of The Office of Employee Engagement is individually and collectively accountable for adding value to the district by providing workplace solutions, and treating those they serve fairly, with dignity, and mutual respect.

Come be part of our team!

Salem Public Schools has a wide range of staff positions available in our district. Take a look at what we have and give us a call!

Can’t Find what you are looking for? Complete this form, and we can contact you when a position that fits your profile becomes available.

Who We Seek

Here in Salem, we are passionate about urban education, drive student achievement, strive to continuously reflect and respect our students’ racial, cultural, and linguistic diversity, and have a strong commitment to the Salem community. Salem Public Schools also seeks individuals who are able to serve all of our students, regardless of ability or language, have experience working in urban schools, are bilingual, and hold dual certifications.

SPS Diversity Hiring Initiative 
We believe that the work to realize our goals as an anti-racist organization and promote justice in every element of our system must be owned and led by every individual.  We are committed to establishing work streams that ensure equitable access, opportunities, and game-changing outcomes for every child who attends the Salem Public Schools.  We have amazing, dedicated educators, school leaders and support staff who are working hard to ensure educational and racial equity for students. Won’t you join us in this groundbreaking, life changing work?

Why Teach In Salem?

Salem is a small urban school district that offers opportunities to teach in dynamic, innovative, and progressive model schools. We offer:

  • A collaborative work environment
  • Pathways to teacher leadership
  • Tuition reimbursement to help you further your studies
  • Excellent benefits
  • Experienced mentoring
  • Specialized workshops for all first-year teachers
  • Affinity group spaces for our staff that identify as a person of color.

Additional Information

Join Our Team as a Substitute Teacher

Join our team as a Substitute Teacher!!

Do you enjoy a flexible schedule & working with students?
The Salem Public Schools District seeks committed substitute teachers to ensure our students receive quality instruction while their teacher is away.

All grade levels needed, K-12
$130/per day, and $150/ per day for the extended schools
Apply online here or email your resume to humanresources@salemk12.org

We Are an Equal Opportunity Employer

Required Background Checks

In September 2013, Governor Patrick signed into law Chapter 77 of the Acts of 2013, “An Act Relative to Background Checks.” This new law expands the Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) checks currently used in our schools. Specifically, it requires a fingerprint-based state and national criminal record check for all school employees.

Who Should Be Fingerprinted

All new hires must go to the registration website to register for a fingerprinting appointment at one of the available enrollment centers. You may provide up to 10 district organization codes to eliminate the need to pay the fee multiple times.

Unlike state CORI checks that have no associated fee, individuals will pay a fee to comply with this requirement of $35.00 for non-licensed employees and $55.00 for DESE Licensed Professionals (including those with pending applications/licenses).

Substitutes are school employees under the new law and must submit their fingerprints for state and national checks. If substitute teachers hold educator licenses issued under G.L. c.71, § 38G, they will pay the $55 fee; otherwise, they will pay the $35.00 fee.

You will be provided with a fingerprint receipt. A copy of this receipt must be returned to The Office of Human Resources as a confirmation that the fingerprints were captured.

*Do not list the individual school location. You must register under the Salem Public School District.

Suitability Letter

If you have already been fingerprinted, please request a Suitability Letter to whom possess the results. The suitability letter can be emailed to humanresources@salemk12.org.

Provider Information
Code: 02580000
Salem Public Schools
29 Highland Avenue
Salem, MA 01970
Phone: 978-740-1115

Click here to schedule a fingerprint appointment online

Non-staff volunteering

The Salem Public Schools welcomes volunteers in our schools. Before volunteering, individuals must undergo a CORI check and be fingerprinted. Please see school administrators for more information.


Salem, Massachusetts, is a historic seacoast community located 15 miles north of Boston with a culturally diverse population of 42,000. Salem is a growing, culturally diverse city with a rich literary, architectural, maritime, and immigrant history. In the 19th century, it was one of the most important seaports in the country. Today it is a lively destination with numerous recreational and cultural attractions that draws people from around the world.