Helping kids find their place, learn and grow is the most fulfilling job imaginable. You can be part of that journey with Wake County Public School System. As the largest school district in North Carolina, we offer competitive salaries, attractive benefits including retirement and a support system you can't find elsewhere. When you choose to work here, you choose security, career fulfillment and unlimited potential.



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award-winning magnet schools



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Inspiring kids will inspire your best.

Ready to find a reliable and rewarding opportunity? We offer ideal roles for candidates in a variety of situations: retired teachers, college students, parents, empty nesters and more—anyone who is eager to work with kids and willing to learn.

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Special Education Teachers and Instructional Assistants

Join a supportive network of teachers who provide education and social-emotional empowerment for students with disabilities.

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Instructional Assistants

Being an Instructional Assistant is rewarding. Support our teachers with managing the classroom, develop 1:1 relationships with students and contribute to their learning.

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Substitute Teachers

Substitute teaching offers you the flexibility to find your perfect fit while helping our children thrive.

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Child Nutrition Services

Your mission? To ensure our students receive balanced, nourishing meals. Join a team who is passionate about providing excellent food services.

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Bus Drivers

For learning to take place, children have to get to school first — and that is where you come in. Be the reason a child starts and ends their day on the right note.

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Ready to relocate? Discover Wake County.

Wake County Public School System in North Carolina consistently ranks as one of the nation's top public school systems. Our area is also a national leader in quality of life. In fact, the Raleigh/Durham area was recently named the #2 best place to live in the U.S. (by U.S. News & World Report ). As the capital of North Carolina, we are luring new residents every day with strong job growth, a family-oriented culture and high quality of life.

  • #23 fastest-growing place to live in the U.S.
  • Moderate and welcoming four seasons climate
  • Outstanding theater, dance, music, museums and arts scene
  • Numerous parks, greenways and lakes for outdoor adventure
  • Restaurants and clubs for a thriving nightlife
  • Outstanding college and professional sports
  • Just a few hours from the beaches and mountains
  • A variety of affordable housing options
  • Excellent public schools (that's us) and colleges