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Employment Opportunities

Founded in 1962, The Colorado Springs School (CSS) is a college-preparatory, day, and international school serving students from preschool through high school. Recognized as the top choice among Niche schools and nestled in the shadows of Pikes Peak, The Colorado Springs School’s distinctive educational philosophy strikes a balance between innovation and tradition.

CSS is a PreK-12th-grade school of approximately 330 students and 55 faculty/staff. Founded over fifty years ago, The Colorado Springs School offers a hands-on education with balanced concern for students’ academic, social, emotional, and physical growth. Through superior academics and mentoring, The Colorado Springs School prepares students to think independently and to meet the challenges of a dynamic world with leadership, ingenuity, problem-solving skills, and personal integrity.

CSS prides itself on high student engagement, and its teachers are known for their ability to bring learning to life with project-based units, real-world connections, and student-centered classrooms. In addition to teaching, faculty members are expected to serve as class and club sponsors, student advisors, and seminar leaders in our fast-paced, active, school community.

The school is situated on one campus with 28 acres.

Open Positions

Head of School

Posting date: November 7, 2019
Position overview: Please visit the dedicated Head of School Search page for full details on the Head of School transition led by EduDX and the Search Prospectus (PDF) outlining instructions for submitting applications.  

Substitute Teachers

Position overview: Substitute teachers ensure that learning continues when classroom teachers are absent throughout the school year. For the 2019-2020 school year, CSS is looking to add to its substitute teaching roster with experienced individuals who have flexibility in their schedules and are available to cover classes upon notification. CSS is eager to have teachers with a broad range of experience who are eager to teach in areas where they have the greatest depth of knowledge and expertise. Alignment of subject matter and experience with a specific age group are primary considerations when selecting substitute teachers for assignments. 

Qualified applicants are required to submit a résumé and three professional references to Sam Gaudet, Associate Head of School, at Selected candidates will be required to complete an employment application and agree to complete a formal background check before working at CSS. 

Part-time Kitchen Assistant

Posting date: January 8, 2020
Position reports to: Head Chef Allison Thompson
Position overview: The kitchen assistant works Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will help the head chef with daily tasks, including prepping the salad bar, deli items, and grab-and-go items. The kitchen prepares much of its food from scratch and tries to use local and organic whenever possible. Other duties include assisting with serving lunch to children in kindergarten through grade 12, cleaning, sweeping, and mopping. The kitchen assistant must understand FIFO rules for the cooler and dry storage and be comfortable using a slicer and fryer. This is an hourly position without benefits. The kitchen assistant will have weekends and major holidays (Thanksgiving, winter break, and Spring break) off. Experience working in an industrial kitchen preferred. At least two years of management experience preferred but not required.

Reliable transportation to and from work is a must. We have a newer dish machine and have minimal hand-washing to do. Candidates must pass a background check. Compensation is $13.00 to $13.75/hour.

The kitchen assistant will need to be able to cover duties when the head chef is out on occasion. This includes opening the kitchen, running it for the day, and closing it. The Colorado Springs School has access to temporary help that can be called upon as well. When required to fill in as head chef, the kitchen assistant will be paid an extra $3 an hour. Please know this is extremely important. If the head chef is out for any reason, we must work together as a team to get lunch served to the students. Health and safety standard regulations will be required to be upheld at all times.

If interested, contact Head Chef Allison Thompson at Include a résumé and professional references. 

Part-time Lunch Server & Dish Washer

Posting date: January 8, 2020
Position reports to: Head Chef Allison Thompson
Position overview: Seeking a lunch server and dish washer Monday through Friday. There are four lunch services, and dishes will keep you busy in-between serving lunch. Upon arrival each day, you will help the kitchen assistant and head chef in light prep duty. Lunch service starts at 11:00 a.m. and continues until 1:00 p.m. After lunch service, we clean the kitchen and start afternoon prep while you finish with dishes. You will have weekends off, as well as school holidays and professional days throughout the year. These are Thanksgiving, winter break, Spring Break, and summer. No benefits attached with this part-time position. Reliable transportation to and from work is a must. We have a newer dish machine and have minimal hand-washing to do. Candidates must pass a background check. 
Compensation is $12.00/hour. 

If interested, contact Head Chef Allison Thompson at Include a résumé and professional references. 


While CSS has minimal faculty and staff turnover, we are always interested in reviewing the qualifications and experience, of enthusiastic teachers for PreKindergarten through 12th grade. If you are interested in being part of a faculty that engages students through active, hands-on learning, and individual attention, then email your resume and references as PDF documents to our HR Department.

The Colorado Springs School is an equal opportunity employer.

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