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Duluth Public Schools offers an excellent, competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes medical, prescription drug, dental, life, and disability coverage. A pension plan, tax-sheltered annuities program, flexible spending accounts (FSA), health care savings plan and employee assistance program round out the district’s robust benefits program. 

The district pays a significant portion of the premium for medical hospitalization, dental and prescription coverage for employees and dependents and offers Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) funding. 

The district also has generous provisions for vacation, holidays, family and medical leave and other types of paid and unpaid leave. The district recently added Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Juneteenth to our list of paid holidays. 

How to apply

Duluth Public Schools uses an online application system. Paper applications are no longer accepted. The online application must be completed to be considered for current and/or future vacancies. 

Internal Applicants

Individuals employed in regular contract positions may apply for internal positions within their Collective Bargaining Agreement.  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 Education 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 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.