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

None at this time.


Faculty and Staff Positions

Computer Science Teacher

Harrisburg Academy, an independent co-educational day school for students ages 3 through 12th grade, seeks a computer science instructor to work with students in 8th-12th grade for the 2017-18 academic year.  Depending on the qualifications, interest, and availability of the successful candidate, this position may be part- or full-time.  This position will begin shortly after a candidate has been selected.
Of particular importance is knowledge and experience with object-oriented programming languages such as Java.  Qualifications and interest in other subjects in mathematics and/or science would be beneficial.  At a minimum, the successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a strongly related field and some teaching experience at the secondary or post-secondary level.
Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) references to Mr. George Nagle, Middle & Upper School divisional assistant, via email.  Please use the subject line “CS Instructor Position.”  Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt, until a successful candidate has been selected.  Harrisburg Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


After-School Staff

Harrisburg Academy is currently accepting applications for both areas of our part-time after-school program (Early Childhood/Lower School-aged students and Middle School/Upper School-aged students).  We are seeking individuals who have a love of working with children. The position requires good communication skills, a sense of creativity and enthusiasm, the ability to plan and implement age-appropriate activities, and the skills to work well with parents and community members. Applicants need to be at least 18 years old, are required to pass a full background check, and must be able to adhere to the school's dress code policy. Please send cover letter and/or resume to and indicate the age group with whom you are most interested in working (details included below).


Extended Day Program (EDP)—late August to early June, 2:30-6 p.m., plus special days

Located on campus, the Extended Day Program is a blend of recreational and enrichment activities based around a series of themes. Teachers / counselors who love working with children, demonstrate creativity, enthusiasm, responsibility, and friendliness.  The Extended Day Program helps preschool through elementary school-age students develop both socially and physically through organized recreation and positive encouragement.  We provide a variety of structured and free-choice activities that promote individual and social development.  Daily favorites include crafts, games, and reading, as well as inside and outside play.  Please note that the EDP team also offers child care from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on days when classes are not in session (such as faculty in-service days, parent-teacher conferences, and some school breaks). 

After School Study Clubs—late August to early June, 2:30-6 p.m.

Study hall monitors ensure a safe, studious environment for our Middle School and Upper School Study Clubs (5th through 12th grades). 


Essential Functions for After-School Staff Members:
•    Supervise, monitor, and assist children ranging from 3 to 18 years old as they participate in a wide variety of after-school activities, both inside and outside
•    Organize and lead both large- and small-group games and activities that are age-appropriate
•    Clearly communicate and collaborate with all co-workers, parents, and participants
•    Maintain a consistent environment, which includes working as scheduled (flexible schedules are available during program hours)



Summer Day Camp Counselor—early-June to mid-August 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

An all-day version of our Extended Day Program with added summer activities, including pool time and field trips.
All positions require good communication skills, a sense of creativity and enthusiasm, the ability to plan and implement age-appropriate activities, as well as the skills to work well with parents and other community members.  There are also opportunities to share special knowledge or skills (language, culture, sports, music, etc.).  Applicants for all positions need to be at least 18 years old, are required to pass a full background check for the safety of our children, and must be able to adhere to the school’s dress code policy.  Please send cover letter and/or resume to


Athletics Department

None at this time.


Academic Support Teacher

Harrisburg Academy is searching for a qualified person with high-energy and interested in and capable of administering informal and formal student assessment; remediation of student needs; consultation, collaboration, and training with and for faculty and staff; establishing and maintaining partnerships with families; and documentation and reporting of student progress.

•    Degree in special education with a focus on reading and math preferred
•    Knowledge of and experience in administering a variety of assessment tools and methodologies
•    Experience in working with individual students and small groups on short term remediation of specific student needs
•    Experience in collaborating and consulting with faculty and staff
•    Experience in establishing and maintaining strong working partnerships with families
•    Excellent communication skills
•    Experience in developing and implementing professional development training for faculty and staff preferred

Current State Police, Child Abuse, FBI clearances, a physical, and a TB test are equired.  Email a cover letter and resume to (no phone calls or snail mail submissions).

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