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“Tampa Prep encourages its teachers to dream big even though it's not a "big" school. The student culture is kind, open-minded, inclusive, and artistic. Students don't get lost in the crowd here. There is a place for every student to find a niche and be celebrated at Tampa Prep. I love seeing students find a passion whether it's rowing on the crew team, volunteering in Key Club events, singing in a chorus, or the myriad of opportunities we offer here at Tampa Prep.”

Andrew HoyFine Arts, Chorus

“I love working at Tampa Prep because of how welcoming and caring the community has been to me and my family. Our three kids are Tampa Prep graduates and excelling in college. I have felt at home since my first year and I feel the same way 13 years later. At Tampa Prep I have the freedom to be myself, be creative in the classroom and have the opportunity to teach and learn from wonderful students, faculty and administrators.”

Santiago CarreñoWorld and Classical Languages

“The Tampa Prep community is like a second family to me. The administrators, colleagues, students, and their families all have a special place in my heart. The Tampa Prep family is always there to lend an ear, a helping hand, or in any way I need support.”

AJ HendrixMathematics

“I was searching for a school that had an innovative approach to teaching and learning. I was particularly excited by the way that technology was integrated into the classroom to support student engagement, not just for the sake of using technology. Lastly, I felt that my energy and approach to teaching were valued and embraced by Tampa Prep. Who doesn't want to feel that way in their workplace?”

Laura Bridges-PereiraAssociate Head of the Middle School

Tampa Prep is an independent, coeducational, inclusive, urban day school enrolling more than 700 students in grades 6 – 12. We are the Most Innovative School in Florida. We offer competitive salaries, a generous benefits package and an employee-pension program.

All open positions are listed below. If you would like to apply, email your resume to the appropriate person below. In your cover letter, please specify ways in which you could contribute to the school, both inside and outside the classroom.

Tampa Preparatory School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS

ORGANIZATIONAL SUMMARY:

Tampa Preparatory School is the premier private school in the Tampa Bay area for students in grades 6 – 12. Our focus on what’s best for students means we pay close attention to adolescent development. We incorporate the latest research and data on teenage brain function, retention, and development into our programs. Our rich academic tradition, along with a commitment to arts, athletics, and a focus on producing well-rounded citizens, has made Tampa Prep one of the best schools in Tampa. Our educational philosophy instills values of fairness, decency, honor, diligence, and academic curiosity. The School stresses the development of self-confidence and self-advocacy, a sense of worth and the importance of having fun in the pursuit of one’s goals.

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position reports to the Director of Admissions assisting with all aspects of the admissions and recruitment process. In addition, this individual is responsible for assisting with the internal department management of summer programs.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct campus tours and interviews for prospective families being able to clearly articulate the mission and philosophy of the school.
  • Accurately, persuasively, and authentically communicate Tampa Prep’s value proposition through phone calls, emails, campus tours, admissions events and interviews in a responsive, professional manner.
  • Assist in meeting enrollment goals for assigned target recruitment area.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of the admissions office recruitment and marketing plan with the purpose of promoting Tampa Prep’s visibility and general recruitment efforts.
  • Assist with planning and implementing Admissions events.
  • Travel on behalf of Admissions for recruitment and other related events.
  • Assist in evaluating and executing admission decisions on applicant files.
  • Assist in developing and monitoring statistical reports to enhance recruitment strategies, yield management, forecasting and operational efficiency.
  • Oversee international student visits.
  • Assist with daily management of Summer Programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A bachelor’s degree with a preferred minimum of 3 years admissions experience.
  • Have experience interviewing prospective students.
  • Previous supervisory experience managing professional and student staff.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in person and in writing and be able to speak publicly.
  • Should possess a creative spark, high energy, attention to detail and the ability to organize effectively.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities and frequent deadlines.
  • Be familiar in the process of enrolling international students and interacting with SEVIS.
  • Teaching or coaching experience.

INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS:

This is a 12-month, full-time, benefit eligible position. For consideration, please forward cover letter and resume to Kimberly Baggett, Director of Human Resources at kbaggett@tampaprep.org.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Tampa Prep is an inclusive and open-minded environment that does not discriminate according to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or matters of individual choice. Tampa Prep does not engage in personnel practices prohibited by Federal law. This policy extends to all activities and aspects of the school and specifically to the practices of faculty and staff hiring and management, in student admissions, student evaluation, discipline and student life.

BUILDING ENGINEER

ORGANIZATIONAL SUMMARY:

Tampa Preparatory School is the premier private school in the Tampa Bay area for students in grades 6 – 12. Our focus on what’s best for students means we pay attention to adolescent development. We incorporate the latest research and data on teenage brain function, retention, and development into our programs. Our rich academic tradition, along with a commitment to arts, athletics, and a focus on producing well-rounded citizens, has made Tampa Prep one of the best schools in Tampa for nearly fifty years. Our educational philosophy instills values of fairness, decency, honor, diligence, and academic curiosity. The School stresses the development of self-confidence, a sense of worth and the importance of having fun in the pursuit of one’s goals.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Tampa Prep is seeking a qualified Building Engineer who will report to the Director of Facilities and work collaboratively with both the school community and outside vendors to maintain the school’s buildings, equipment, and grounds. 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Supervise and/or perform the following tasks:
    • Basic Carpentry
    • Drywall Repair
    • Painting
    • Acoustical Ceiling Tile Installation/Replacement
    • Locksmith and Door Installation and Repair
    • Ceramic and VCT Tile Installation and Repair
    • Carpet Installation and Repair
    • Cabinetry Installation and Repair
    • Basic Roofing Repair
  • Oversee the work of outside painting, carpentry, and roofing contractors.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Facilities on department purchasing.
  • Update and maintain adequate inventories and contact vendors for pricing, purchasing, and follow up on unsatisfactory products and service; research building specifications to obtain parts.
  • Maintain provided tools and equipment.
  • Attend all necessary safety and equipment operator training as well as technical training classes to stay current with techniques and equipment.
  • All other duties as assigned by the Director of Facilities and/or Head of School.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid driver’s license with clear driving record.
  • Ability to operate lifts as needed to perform the job.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the construction industry.
  • Must be able to pass a thorough background screening.
  • Ability to work from sketches, blueprints, drawings, and close out book.
  • Ability to use computer-based software.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds regularly and 100 pounds occasionally.
  • Must be able to climb ladders and stairs.
  • Must be able to stand continuously for up to four hours.
  • Must have a range of motion adequate to facilitate stooping, kneeling, reaching and balancing.
  • Must have adequate close up and distance vision required for reading, driving and seeing work (corrective lenses are permitted).
  • Must have the ability to tolerate normal winter and summer outdoor temperatures.

INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS:

  • This is a 12-month, full-time, benefit-eligible position. 
  • Working hours are generally 8 to 5, Monday through Friday with occasional mandatory evening and/or weekend hours.
  • Uniforms and tools are provided.

For consideration, please forward a cover letter and resume to Mike Circle, Director of Facilities, at mcircle@tampaprep.org.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Tampa Prep is an inclusive and open-minded environment that does not discriminate according to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or matters of individual choice. Tampa Prep does not engage in personnel practices prohibited by Federal law. This policy extends to all activities and aspects of the school and specifically to the practices of faculty and staff hiring and management.

ORGANIZATIONAL SUMMARY:

Tampa Preparatory School is the premier private school in the Tampa Bay area for students in grades 6 – 12. Our focus on what’s best for students means we pay attention to adolescent development. We incorporate the latest research and data on teenage brain function, retention, and development into our programs. Our rich academic tradition, along with a commitment to arts, athletics, and a focus on producing well-rounded citizens, has made Tampa Prep one of the best schools in Tampa for nearly fifty years. Our educational philosophy instills values of fairness, decency, honor, diligence, and academic curiosity. The School stresses the development of self-confidence, a sense of worth and the importance of having fun in the pursuit of one’s goals.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Tampa Prep is seeking a qualified Building Engineer who will report to the Director of Facilities and work collaboratively with both the school community and outside vendors to maintain the school’s buildings, equipment, and grounds. 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Supervise and/or perform the following tasks:
    • Basic Carpentry
    • Drywall Repair
    • Painting
    • Acoustical Ceiling Tile Installation/Replacement
    • Locksmith and Door Installation and Repair
    • Ceramic and VCT Tile Installation and Repair
    • Carpet Installation and Repair
    • Cabinetry Installation and Repair
    • Basic Roofing Repair
  • Oversee the work of outside painting, carpentry, and roofing contractors.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Facilities on department purchasing.
  • Update and maintain adequate inventories and contact vendors for pricing, purchasing, and follow up on unsatisfactory products and service; research building specifications to obtain parts.
  • Maintain provided tools and equipment.
  • Attend all necessary safety and equipment operator training as well as technical training classes to stay current with techniques and equipment.
  • All other duties as assigned by the Director of Facilities and/or Head of School.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid driver’s license with clear driving record.
  • Ability to operate lifts as needed to perform the job.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the construction industry.
  • Must be able to pass a thorough background screening.
  • Ability to work from sketches, blueprints, drawings, and close out book.
  • Ability to use computer-based software.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds regularly and 100 pounds occasionally.
  • Must be able to climb ladders and stairs.
  • Must be able to stand continuously for up to four hours.
  • Must have a range of motion adequate to facilitate stooping, kneeling, reaching and balancing.
  • Must have adequate close up and distance vision required for reading, driving and seeing work (corrective lenses are permitted).
  • Must have the ability to tolerate normal winter and summer outdoor temperatures.

INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS:

  • This is a 12-month, full-time, benefit-eligible position. 
  • Working hours are generally 8 to 5, Monday through Friday with occasional mandatory evening and/or weekend hours.
  • Uniforms and tools are provided.

For consideration, please forward a cover letter and resume to Mike Circle, Director of Facilities, at mcircle@tampaprep.org.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Tampa Prep is an inclusive and open-minded environment that does not discriminate according to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or matters of individual choice. Tampa Prep does not engage in personnel practices prohibited by Federal law. This policy extends to all activities and aspects of the school and specifically to the practices of faculty and staff hiring and management.

BUS DRIVER

ORGANIZATIONAL SUMMARY:

Tampa Preparatory School is the premier private school in the Tampa Bay area for students in grades 6 – 12. Our focus on what’s best for students means we pay attention to adolescent development. We incorporate the latest research and data on teenage brain function, retention, and development into our programs. Our rich academic tradition, along with a commitment to arts, athletics, and a focus on producing well-rounded citizens, has made Tampa Prep one of the best schools in Tampa for nearly fifty years. Our educational philosophy instills values of fairness, decency, honor, diligence, and academic curiosity. The School stresses the development of self-confidence, a sense of worth and the importance of having fun in the pursuit of one’s goals.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Tampa Prep is seeking a part-time bus driver for 20 – 25 hours per week. This position requires a CDL Class A or B. 

INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS:

  • This is a part-time position.
  • For consideration, please contact Wes Burns at wburns@tampaprep.org.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Tampa Prep is an inclusive and open-minded environment that does not discriminate according to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or matters of individual choice. Tampa Prep does not engage in personnel practices prohibited by Federal law. This policy extends to all activities and aspects of the school and specifically to the practices of faculty and staff hiring and management.

CUSTODIAN

ORGANIZATIONAL SUMMARY: 

Tampa Preparatory School is the premier private school in the Tampa Bay area for students in grades 6 – 12. Our focus on what’s best for students means we pay attention to adolescent development. We  incorporate the latest research and data on teenage brain function, retention, and development into  our programs. Our rich academic tradition, along with a commitment to arts, athletics, and a focus on  producing well-rounded citizens, has made Tampa Prep one of the best schools in Tampa for nearly fifty  years. Our educational philosophy instills values of fairness, decency, honor, diligence, and academic  curiosity. The School stresses the development of self-confidence, a sense of worth and the importance  of having fun in the pursuit of one’s goals. 

POSITION SUMMARY: 

Tampa Prep is seeking a qualified Custodian who will report to the Director of Facilities and Head  Custodian and work collaboratively with both the school community and other custodial and Facilities  staff to maintain the school’s buildings and grounds.  

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Perform the following tasks:
    • Vacuuming
    • Sweeping
    • Restroom Cleaning
    • Trash Removal
    • Window and Mirror Cleaning
    • Carpet Extraction
    • Floor Stripping and Waxing
    • Floor Burnishing
    • Dusting
    • Event Setup
  • Perform custodial tasks as assigned by the Head Custodian and Director of Facilities
  • Maintain supplies stock in assigned custodial closet and keep the closet in a clean and orderly  state 
  • Assist with event setup and take down 
  • All other duties as assigned by the Director of Facilities and/or Head of School. 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in custodial work 
  • Must be able to pass a thorough background screening. 
  • Ability to work with others as part of a team

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds regularly. 
  • Must be able to climb ladders and stairs. 
  • Must be able to stand continuously for up to four hours. 
  • Must have a range of motion adequate to facilitate stooping, kneeling, reaching and balancing.
  • Must have adequate close up and distance vision required for reading, driving and seeing work  (corrective lenses are permitted). 

INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS: 

  • This is a 12-month, full-time, benefit-eligible position.  
  • Working hours are generally 2:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Monday through Friday with occasional  mandatory evening and/or weekend hours. 
  • Uniforms Provided 

For consideration, please forward a cover letter and resume to mcircle@tampaprep.org

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY 

Tampa Prep is an inclusive and open-minded environment that does not discriminate according to race,  color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or matters of individual  choice. Tampa Prep does not engage in personnel practices prohibited by Federal law. This policy  extends to all activities and aspects of the school and specifically to the practices of faculty and staff  hiring and management.

SUBSTITUTE TEACHER

We are currently seeking substitute teachers with discipline-specific teaching experience who are willing to work in both on campus and remote learning settings. Candidates must have classroom experience at the middle and/or high school levels. Applicants must be willing and able to teach on campus while following all CDC guidelines, including wearing a face covering, social distancing, and observing appropriate personal and classroom hygiene. Applicants must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and be available to work on short notice.  Please send a cover letter and resume to the Health Coordinator at health@tampaprep.org.

Administrative Positions

Kimberly Baggett
Director of Human Resources

kbaggett@tampaprep.org
813-251-8481, ext 4093

Academic Positions

Donald Morrison
Dean of Faculty

dmorrison@tampaprep.org  
813-251-8481, ext 4045

Athletic Positions

Chris Lavoie
Director of Athletics
clavoie@tampaprep.org
813-251-8481, ext 4075

Summer School

Mychael Sumby
Director of Summer Programs
msumby@tampaprep.org
813-251-8481, ext 4007

Non-Discrimination Policy

Tampa Prep is an inclusive and open-minded environment that does not discriminate according to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or matters of individual choice. Tampa Prep does not engage in personnel practices prohibited by Federal law. This policy extends to all activities and aspects of the school and specifically to the practices of faculty and staff hiring and management, in student admissions, student evaluation, discipline and student life.

Applying to Teach at Tampa Prep

There’s a deep culture of innovation and creativity at Tampa Prep. There’s a willingness by all–students, faculty, administrators and parents–to try new ideas, think differently, and push boundaries on what’s best for students.

If you’re not afraid to redefine education with big dreams and research, you will fit in here. If you want to join Tampa’s education thought leader, you’ve come to the right place. If you live for intellectual inquiry, launching thoughtful conversations in your classroom and growth-oriented experiences, please apply.

Applying for Non-teaching Positions at Tampa Prep

Administrative and staff career opportunities come with the expectation of servant leadership. Support for student experiences, faculty, parents and external resources and opportunities matter. We were founded in an urban setting with a goal of raising centered, inquisitive and selfless adults through contact with diverse experiences and people. Learn more about our current faculty, our values and how we got started in a livestock barn. That’s right. We started in a stable.  

See what happened when our entire Middle School closed for two days so our faculty could attend a conference together…