Work at the Academy

The Academy values the strengths and accomplishments of the individuals who are part of its private school community, and takes pride in and celebrates the diversity of the community as a whole. We are committed to inclusion, and we actively support equal opportunity for all people and encourage all qualified applicants to apply for employment at the Academy. Please find a complete listing of current, open positions below, and take a note that if hired, you will be required to complete and submit the five forms posted in the Documents & Links box (with the cost of obtaining these clearances covered by you, the employee). 


Administrator Positions

There are no current openings, please check back soon.


Faculty and Staff Positions


Fifth Grade Teacher (Full-time)

Harrisburg Academy is seeking a dynamic, innovative, and experienced fifth grade teacher to join our expert faculty for the 2020-21 school year. As Harrisburg Academy has recently become an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) candidate school, the successful candidate will be responsible for teaching the core fifth grade curriculum in a self-contained lower school classroom, as well as leading the fifth grade Exhibition.

Preferred Qualifications Include:

  • Elementary Education Degree, Master’s Degree preferred
  •  Significant classroom teaching experience; 3-year minimum preferred
  • PYP teaching experience preferred with experience creating Units of Inquiry and leading Exhibition
  • Competence in connecting with students and creating a healthy classroom community
  • Competence in connecting with parents
  • Organized and purposeful about materials and lesson plans
  • Collaboration with faculty and administration
  • Excellence in classroom management techniques
  • Enthusiasm for professional development and further knowledge about pedagogy

Current State Police, Child Abuse, FBI clearances, a physical and a TB test are required. The deadline for cover letter and resume submissions is Friday, February 28, 2020. Harrisburg Academy embraces a diversity of people, cultures, and ideas, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals interested should send a cover letter and resume via e-mail to Dr. Abby Mahone, Assistant Head of School, at



After-School Care & Supervision, Early Childhood/Lower School (Part-time)

Hours:Monday - Friday, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

*additional hours during holidays and school breaks may be available


Position Summary
The Extended Day Program provides a safe, fun, and enriching environment during after school hours each day for Harrisburg Academy students, using both organized and open-ended activities as students transition between their school day and home.  Harrisburg Academy is a preschool-12 grade college-preparatory, independent school in Wormleysburg, Pennsylvania



  • Create a safe, nurturing environment where children can play and learn
  • Monitor and maintain playground areas and other school areas as assigned
  • Foster positive relationships with students, parents, and school faculty
  • Collaborate with co-teachers to plan and implement engaging age-appropriate activities for indoor and outdoor spaces
  • Regular communication with supervisors
  • Facilitate homework assistance activities
  • Prepare and distribute daily snack for EDP students

Qualifications and Experience

  • Enjoy working with children in a less structured environment
  • Ability to build relationships with families and coworkers
  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • Strong organizational and record-keeping skills
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple situations effectively
  • CPR and First Aid Certification or willingness to obtain
  • Must Meet state specific guidelines for the role (clearances:  PA State Police, Childline, FBI, Act 24)
  • Basic computer/technology skills
  • Able to move, see, and hear well enough to keep children safe as well as engage in physical activity with children
  • Ability to speak, read, and write English - additional languages a plus
  • Responsive Classroom approach
  • Ability to handle crisis situations, especially where children are involved
  • Ability to respond immediately to emergency situations

Candidates also interested in substituting should indicate that in their cover letter.  


Harrisburg Academy is an equal opportunity employer.  To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Adrienne Davis, by August 30, via email only:  No phone calls, please. Questions can be directed to the same email address. Criminal Record Clearances (PA Child Abuse/PA State Police/FBI Background Check) will be required.


Athletics Department

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