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Tampa Prep is seeking progressive-minded educators to join our team. We offer low student to teacher ratio, plentiful classroom resources, very competitive salaries, no-cost employee healthcare coverage immediately upon employment, a generous retirement savings plan, and a 98% student retention rate–all at a grades 6-12 independent, college preparatory school located on the Hillsborough River in thriving downtown Tampa.

What’s it like to work at Tampa Prep?

Join Our Team!

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.

Faculty Openings

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Full-Time

Middle & Upper School History Instructor

We are seeking a full-time, middle & upper school history instructor to teach the following classes: Transitions (a mandatory, 9th grade fall semester class, taught pass/fail, that helps students with the academic and social/emotional transition to high school), 9th grade Foundations of Historical Thinking: A Big History Approach (during the spring semester), and a middle school, year-long, American history-based course. Qualified candidates should have middle and upper school experience, as well as a keen interest in working with students making the transition from middle to high school. Applicants should also be proficient in their discipline, interested in the social and developmental needs of younger adolescents, facile with an iPad, and able to contribute to extracurricular activities. Candidates should possess a bachelor’s and/or advanced degree in history, social studies, social studies education, or a related field.

The School

  • 710 students in grades 6 – 12
  • 130 employees (64 teaching faculty members)
  • 11.2 acre campus located along the Riverwalk in downtown Tampa: 727 W. Cass Street, Tampa FL 33606
  • 159,281 sq. feet of teaching & learning spaces
  • Students come from 19 zip codes and previously attended 84 different schools (in 12 different states and two countries), before becoming Terrapins

Procedure to Apply

This is a 10-month, full-time, benefit eligible position. Salary is commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should submit a:

  • Cover letter expressing interest in the Middle & Upper School History Instructor position
  • Current resume
  • List of references including name, title, phone number, email address, and professional relationship (References are contacted only with the candidate’s permission or if the candidate becomes a finalist.)

Please direct questions and submissions to Dean of Faculty, Mr. Donald Morrison (dmorrison@tampaprep.org).

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.

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Full-Time

Upper School Latin Instructor

We are currently seeking a full-time upper school Latin instructor for the 2024-2025 academic year. This individual will teach five sections of Latin, from Level 1 to AP. Candidates should be proficient in their discipline, interested in the social and developmental needs of high school students, facile with an iPad, and able to contribute to extracurricular activities. Familiarity with Acquisition Driven Instruction/Comprehensible Input is beneficial. Applicants should possess a bachelors and/or advanced degree either in Classics or a related field.

The School

  • 710 students in grades 6 – 12
  • 130 employees (64 teaching faculty members)
  • 11.2 acre campus located along the Riverwalk in downtown Tampa: 727 W. Cass Street, Tampa FL 33606
  • 159,281 sq. feet of teaching & learning spaces
  • Students come from 19 zip codes and previously attended 84 different schools (in 12 different states and two countries), before becoming Terrapins

Procedure to Apply

This is a 10-month, full-time, benefit eligible position. Salary is commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should submit a:

  • Cover letter expressing interest in the Upper School Latin Instructor position
  • Current resume
  • List of references including name, title, phone number, email address, and professional relationship (References are contacted only with the candidate’s permission or if the candidate becomes a finalist.)

Please direct questions and submissions to Dean of Faculty, Mr. Donald Morrison (dmorrison@tampaprep.org).

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.

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Part-Time

Substitute Teacher

Tampa Prep is currently seeking substitute teachers with discipline-specific teaching experience in a dynamic, progressive-school setting. Candidates must have classroom experience at the middle (6 – 8 grades) and/or upper (9 – 12 grades) school levels. Applicants must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, must enjoy working with bright, independent, talented students and be available to work on short notice.  Tampa Prep school instructional hours are Monday through Friday, 8:50am – 3:30pm.

The School

  • 710 students in grades 6 – 12
  • 130 employees (64 teaching faculty members)
  • 11.2 acre campus located along the Riverwalk in downtown Tampa: 727 W. Cass Street, Tampa FL 33606
  • 159,281 sq. feet of teaching & learning spaces
  • Students come from 19 zip codes and previously attended 84 different schools (in 12 different states and two countries), before becoming Terrapins

Procedure to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a:

  • Cover letter expressing interest in a substitute teaching position
  • Current resume

Please direct questions and submissions to the Tampa Prep Health Coordinator, Ms. Kate Mesa
(health@tampaprep.org), (813) 251-8481, ext. 4031.

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.

Staff Openings

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Full-time

Bus Driver

Tampa Prep is seeking a full-time bus driver. This position requires a CDL Class A or B.

The School

  • 710 students in grades 6 – 12
  • 130 employees (64 teaching faculty members)
  • 11.2 acre campus located along the Riverwalk in downtown Tampa: 727 W. Cass Street, Tampa FL 33606
  • 159,281 sq. feet of teaching & learning spaces
  • Students come from 19 zip codes and previously attended 84 different schools (in 12 different states and two countries), before becoming Terrapins

Procedure to Apply

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

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.

School Lunch
Part-Time

Lunch Manager

Tampa Prep is seeking a part-time Lunch Manager from the hours of 11:00am to 2:00 pm Monday through Friday. Duties will include coordinating lunch deliveries with food vendors and facilitating delivery of lunch to students during middle and upper school lunch periods.

The School

  • 710 students in grades 6 – 12
  • 130 employees (64 teaching faculty members)
  • 11.2 acre campus located along the Riverwalk in downtown Tampa: 727 W. Cass Street, Tampa FL 33606
  • 159,281 sq. feet of teaching & learning spaces
  • Students come from 19 zip codes and previously attended 84 different schools (in 12 different states and two countries), before becoming Terrapins

Procedure to Apply

This is a 10-month part-time position. Applicants must have a High School Diploma and the ability to pass a background check. For consideration, please forward a cover letter and resume to Kimberly Baggett, Director of Human Resources at kbaggett@tampaprep.org.

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.

Athletic Openings

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Full-time

Head Dive Coach

Tampa Preparatory School is seeking an energetic and experienced Upper School Head Dive Coach for the 2024-25 academic year. Duties include working with students, scheduling, practice planning/organizing, game strategies, and supervising assistants. This is a part-time, contracted, seasonal position. Practices are traditionally held Monday through Friday, 4pm – 6pm.

The School

  • 710 students in grades 6 – 12
  • 130 employees (64 teaching faculty members)
  • 11.2 acre campus located along the Riverwalk in downtown Tampa: 727 W. Cass Street, Tampa FL 33606
  • 159,281 sq. feet of teaching & learning spaces
  • Students come from 19 zip codes and previously attended 84 different schools (in 12 different states and two countries), before becoming Terrapins

Procedure to Apply

This is a part-time, contracted, seasonal position. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and references to Director of Athletics Chris Lavoie at clavoie@tampaprep.org.

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.

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Full-time

Assistant Rowing Coach

Tampa Preparatory School is seeking an energetic and experienced Upper School Assistant Rowing Coach for the 2024-25 academic year. Duties include working with students, scheduling, practice planning/organizing, game strategies, and supervising assistants. This is a part-time, contracted, seasonal position. Practices are traditionally held Monday through Friday, 4pm – 6pm.

The School

  • 710 students in grades 6 – 12
  • 130 employees (64 teaching faculty members)
  • 11.2 acre campus located along the Riverwalk in downtown Tampa: 727 W. Cass Street, Tampa FL 33606
  • 159,281 sq. feet of teaching & learning spaces
  • Students come from 19 zip codes and previously attended 84 different schools (in 12 different states and two countries), before becoming Terrapins

Procedure to Apply

This is a part-time, contracted, seasonal position. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and references to Director of Athletics Chris Lavoie at clavoie@tampaprep.org.

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.

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Full-time

Head Bowling Coach

Tampa Preparatory School is seeking an energetic and experienced Upper School Head Bowling Coach for the 2024-25 academic year. Duties include working with students, scheduling, practice planning/organizing, game strategies, and supervising assistants. This is a part-time, contracted, seasonal position. Practices are traditionally held Monday through Friday, 4pm – 6pm.

The School

  • 710 students in grades 6 – 12
  • 130 employees (64 teaching faculty members)
  • 11.2 acre campus located along the Riverwalk in downtown Tampa: 727 W. Cass Street, Tampa FL 33606
  • 159,281 sq. feet of teaching & learning spaces
  • Students come from 19 zip codes and previously attended 84 different schools (in 12 different states and two countries), before becoming Terrapins

Procedure to Apply

This is a part-time, contracted, seasonal position. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and references to Director of Athletics Chris Lavoie at clavoie@tampaprep.org.

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.

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Contact our Hiring Team

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 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.