Careers in NYC Schools

Almost 135,000 people work full-time in New York City's public school system, with the shared mission of providing our 1.1 million students with an education that gives them the tools to thrive in college, in careers, and as active members of their communities. To learn more about career opportunities in New York City's schools, click on the links below.









  • New York City public school teachers are a key influence on the education of 1.1 million children.
  • Principals and Assistant Principals lead schools and inspire teachers to help their students succeed.
  • The Department of Education has opportunities for pupil personnel service providers (speech pathology/speech improvement, guidance, social worker, school psychology, and attendance teacher). Additionally, positions are available for substitute paraprofessionals, substitute teachers, parent coordinators, school secretaries, lab specialists, and more.
  • Employees working in central administration support our 1,600+ schools and their staffs to help students succeed. Learn more about current career opportunities. All posted employment opportunities within the central offices of the Department of Education are for positions that require filling due to standard attrition in accordance with current City guidelines. All positions listed are contingent upon grant funding and budget availability.
  • The New York City Department of Education offers opportunities for part-time and full-time internships in various areas of the organization.