Metro Schools seeks to fill 350 vacancies at upcoming job fair

Prospective employees are invited to network with hiring managers on Sept. 15 at the Coleman Park Community Center.
Published: Sep. 12, 2023 at 10:49 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 14, 2023 at 5:00 PM CDT
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) – Metro Nashville Public Schools will host a hiring fair to fill support roles across the district, including the new classroom associate and safety ambassador roles, according to a media release.

Brigitte Tubbs-Jones is the director of talent acquisition for Metro Nashville Public Schools and has been tasked with trying to fill 350 support positions.

“We just keep working at it and continue to offer incentives in the areas where incentives are available such as our bus drivers, substitutes and we just keep pushing forward,” Tubbs-Jones said.

A newer report by the Tennessee Department of Education found that two-thirds of Tennessee school districts started the school year with an average of 20 openings. Friday’s job fair will mark the third one in three months for Metro Schools. Organizers say nearly 500 people have pre-registered for the event. It’s a number they hope will translate to new hires as need grows.

Prospective employees are invited to network with hiring managers on Sept. 15 at the Coleman Park Community Center from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

MNPS will be making immediate hire recommendations for about 350 support positions across the district, including:

  • Bus Drivers, starting at $23.14/hour + applicable bonuses
  • Nutrition Services staff, starting at $18.87/hour (part-time and full-time)
  • Maintenance staff, $19.61-$20.94, depending on role and experience
  • Safety Ambassadors, starting at $19.32/hour
  • Classroom Associates, $19.55-$20.27/hour (60 college credit hours required)
  • Paraprofessionals, starting at $19.92/hour (48 college credit hours OR passing assessment required)
  • Substitutes, $120-$145/day, depending on the level of education of the candidate and subject to weekly bonus payments

Candidates will be able to speak with both hiring managers and human resources staff about current vacancies, the media release said. Spanish and Arabic interpreters will be on-site. Interested candidates can register online here. Walk-ins are welcome.

“If you have a heart of service and a passion for students and you want to make an impact, a lasting impact, then feel free come,” Tubbs-Jones said.