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Independent School District 709 (Duluth Public Schools) is pleased to announce the implementation of an online application system.   Paper applications are no longer accepted. You must complete the new online application to be considered for current and/or future vacancies.  


Internal Applicants

Individuals employed in regular contract positions (does not include part-time / temporary employees, substitutes, long-term substitutes, or other employees who do not have continuing employment rights with the Duluth Public Schools) may apply for internal positions.  When an open position is posted, internal employees must complete the online application.


External Applicants

Licensed Positions 

Individuals who are interested in applying for certified positions that are open to external applicants must typically hold a bachelors degree from an accredited college or university and a license issued by the Minnesota Department of Children, Families & Learning with a specific endorsement for grade level and subject area. Additional Minnesota State Board license/registration requirements may be required for some positions (e.g., School Nurse, School Social Worker). To apply for a position,

Applicants must complete the online application which includes:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Completed Certified Online Application
  • College Transcripts (official or unofficial)
  • Three recent letters of recommendation or three recent professional evaluations
Non-Licensed Positions

Individuals who are interested in applying for non-certified (non-teaching) positions must complete the online application. Applicants can upload their cover letter, resume, college transcripts, and letters of recommendation but these items are not required.


To start your application and view open positions, click here