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Cary Academy seeks employees who are knowledgeable and experienced in their fields and united in their commitment to students. To ensure that our faculty and staff remain on the leading edge within the school’s mission, we offer generous and competitive compensation and benefits, as well as a strong and varied program for professional growth and development. If you would like to become part of a learning community that seeks to be a model for all schools in the pursuit of discovery, innovation, collaboration, and excellence, we welcome your application for an available position.

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Being so supported in the classroom, being given the autonomy to create a new class, to pursue a passion, to take a risk—it is unmatched in any other school.”

Kristi Ramey

Upper School Math Teacher

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Join our unique learning community

A diverse learning community dedicated to discovery, innovation, collaboration, and excellence, we’re always looking for dynamic individuals to join us in passionate pursuit of our mission and to serving the unique needs of our students.

Our beliefs about learning 
  • Learning is an iterative and interdependent process. 
  • Taking risks, embracing struggle, and developing resilience are essential to deep and lifelong learning. 
  • Individuals must develop self-awareness as learners and take ownership of their learning. 
  • Clear, ongoing, and timely feedback elicits self-reflection and drives growth. 
  • Physical, social, and emotional balance is essential for learning and well-being. 
  • The most impactful learning occurs when people, disciplines, and ideas connect to address human and community needs. 
  • Diverse and inclusive environments create a secure and affirming culture that enables both the individual and the community to flourish. 
  • Excellent teaching is the foundation of an outstanding learning community. 
Our campus culture 
  • Above all else, we are fiercely committed to putting our students first in all that we do. 
  • We are relentless in the pursuit of our mission
  • We are insatiably curious, knowing that if we are open to and excited about learning the right answers will come to us—eventually! 
  • Tradition matters to us, but moving forward with an eye to the new, different and unexplored matters even more. 
  • We deliberately seek out a broad range of backgrounds and experiences in our employees and value this as essential to allowing our community to grow and innovate. 
  • We share ideas, information and perspectives in a way that honors and empowers everyone and allows our community to thrive. 
  • We nurture meaningful relationships with community members that make us look forward to coming to work each day. 
  • We are self-motivated professionals who take pride in and responsibility for our work. 
Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, Cary Academy encourages applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to create working and learning environments that are safe and inclusive. 

“Cary Academy fosters a learning community where the richness of diversity is recognized, respected, and embraced. Our view of diversity includes but is not limited to ability, age, appearance, gender, national origin, personal qualities, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. Our vision is to nurture and sustain an equitable and inclusive environment where everyone is valued.”

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Our mission, philosophy, and values

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Career Opportunities

Cary Academy is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, religion, disability, genetic information, possession of sickle cell or hemoglobin C traits, or any other classification protected under applicable law. Cary Academy makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. This commitment is evident in all aspects of Cary Academy’s employment practices and policies, including recruiting, hiring, job assignment, promotion, compensation, discipline, discharge, benefits, and training.  

Leadership Positions

Currently, we’re fully staffed with dynamic leaders, but we’re always on the lookout. Check back for updates on leadership opportunities.

Faculty Positions

Internal Substitute Teacher (Full-Time)

The Internal Substitute supports the academic program at Cary Academy by providing instruction in the absence of the regular classroom teacher and maintaining a positive classroom environment that promotes student learning. While class coverage is a priority, the Internal Substitute also performs administrative tasks to support Middle and Upper School operations as time allows.


MS Language Arts Teacher (8th grade)

Cary Academy seeks a Language Arts teacher (8th grade) in our Middle School to work alongside a dynamic group of educators dedicated to serving the unique needs of middle school students. Cary Academy faculty work within a professional culture of self-reflection, growth, and a passionate pursuit of our mission.


Substitute Teacher

If you would like to be considered for our substitute teaching pool, you may submit your materials. Payment is $110/day ($55 for half day).


Staff Positions

Campus Safety Officer

SCOPE This armed (with previous police force experience) Campus Safety Officer’s role is to patrol 65 acres of land to include the perimeter of the campus, the interior of eight buildings, and the athletic complex to ensure the safety and well-being of the community. Collaborates with the Campus Safety Manager to monitor the activities taking place on grounds, communicating pertinent information such as security breaches and threats to the Campus Safety Manager and the Director of Campus Operations.


Operations Technician (full-time)

Cleans and sanitizes buildings, furnishings, equipment, and vehicles. Provides event setup and breakdown support for both internal and external campus activities and events. Assists with other campus operations needs as assigned. Supports the Campus Operations Division in ensuring that all campus facilities are maintained in a safe and clean condition at all times; works closely with other members of the CA community to ensure that facilities remain available for school events and activities as needed.


Operations Technician, evenings (part-time)

WORK SCHEDULE is Monday – Friday, 5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (occasional weekends as necessary) JOB SUMMARY: Cleans & sanitizes buildings, furnishings, equipment, and vehicles. Provides event setup & breakdown support for both internal & external campus activities & events. Assists with other campus operations needs as assigned. Supports Campus Operations in ensuring that all campus facilities are maintained in a safe & clean condition at all times; works closely with other members of the CA community to ensure that facilities remain available for school events & activities as needed.


Middle School Operations Assistant

Serves as Middle School divisional support person responsible for providing varied office and program assistance and spot duty as a class substitute or duty supervisor. Maintains confidentiality. Works with students, parents, faculty and staff.


Operations Support & Student Travel Specialist

Serve as the coordinator for the school’s student travel and transportation needs, be the main point of contact for visitors in the Administration building, and provide general administrative support to the Director and Associate Director of Campus Operations.


Athletics Positions


Varsity Girls Lacrosse, Assistant Coach
Middle School Girls Lacrosse, Assistant Coach


Middle School Girls Soccer, Assistant Coach


Varsity Track, Assistant Coach (Distance)
Middle School Track, Assistant Coach (distance)

Not seeing that perfect-fit position?

We’re always looking for passionate and inspired individuals that share our commitment to diversity, innovation, collaboration, and excellence. To set up alerts for new opportunities in which you might be interested and to submit your materials for future consideration, create a presence in our recruiting system.

Benefits and Perks

At Cary Academy, we reward our employees with competitive salaries and a benefits package that exceeds most other local schools and rivals large corporations. CA either pays 100% or a generous portion of the cost of most of the following benefits for eligible employees:

* Items marked with an asterisk are eligible for Domestic Partnership benefits.

Health and Life Insurance
  • Medical and Vision Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield NC)*
    • PPO Plan
    • High-deductible with HSA Plan
  • Dental Insurance (Delta Dental)*
  • Vision Insurance (Eye Med) *
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Healthcare/Dependent Care) *
  • Healthcare Savings Account *
  • Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Life/Accidental Death Insurance
  • Supplemental Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee  Discounts
Retirement Savings
  • 7.5% monthly matching with a 5% minimum contribution
  • 403(b) and Roth 403(b)
Paid Time-off
  • Sick Leave*
  • Personal Leave*
  • Vacation Leave (Faculty follow school calendar)
  • Holidays (including Holiday break last week of December)
  • Parental Leave*
  • Bereavement Leave*
  • Military Leave
  • Inclement Weather
Discounts and Privileges
  • 50% Tuition Remission (Extended Day fee is waived)*
  • Tablets provided to all employees
  • Free lunch (yes, there IS such a thing at Cary Academy)
  • Campus Store discounts
  • Use of Cary Academy facilities (fitness center, athletics, library/media resources, etc.)
  • Activity Tracker reimbursement
  • Community purchasing discounts
Continuing Education and Professional Development
  • Paid continuing education, including travel expenses
  • Employee Degree Assistance
  • William G. Friday Summer Fellowships (faculty)
  • National Board Certification Support Program (faculty)
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Immigration Assistance
  • Pet Insurance Discount
  • Referral Bonus
  • Periodic socials/outings for employees and families