Coed, independent, PK3-12th grade school in St. Petersburg, Florida.


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  • Baseball Coach

    Shorecrest Preparatory School is seeking candidates for Head Varsity Baseball Coach. We are seeking a positive and motivated leader with the ability to develop high school student-athletes. Candidates must also have the capacity to work with assistant coaches and help develop the Middle School program.

    Head coaching and high school experience is preferred, but not required. The opening is a stipend position, no teaching positions are available. 

    Shorecrest is a Drug Free Workplace.
    Shorecrest participates in E-Verify.
    A background check is required and applicant will be subject to those fees.

    Interested candidates should email a resume and references to the Athletic Director, Anthony McCall, at
  • College Counselor - Temporary

    Temporary Position: approximately August 2019 - January 2020.
    Shorecrest Preparatory School seeks a full-time College Counselor beginning August 1, 2019.
    The ideal candidate will join an energetic office of college counseling professionals and a progressive Upper School faculty. The candidate will be primarily responsible for assisting the college counseling team to develop and execute a comprehensive four-year college counseling program.
    Principal responsibilities include:
    • Providing counsel, support, and assistance to a group of approximately 40 Seniors and their families throughout the college application process
    • Providing counsel, support, and assistance to approximately 40 Juniors and their families as they begin their college search process (including building a college list for each)
    • Educating the greater Shorecrest community about current trends in higher education through dynamic presentations, events, and programs
    • Actively participating in professional college counseling and admission professional organizations at the regional, state, and national levels
    • Maintaining and cultivating relationships with college admission officers across the country, including hosting them during their visit to campus
    • Facilitating official and unofficial standardized testing (including the PSAT and mock ACT)
    • Fulfilling other responsibilities as appropriate for the temporary position
    Bachelor’s degree is required; master’s degree is preferred. He or she will possess an enthusiasm for working with adolescents while displaying exemplary verbal and written communication skills, creativity, flexibility, and a strong work ethic within a fast-paced environment. Additionally, successful candidates will have five or more years of experience in selective college admissions and/or college counseling at an independent school.
    The College Counselor position is a temporary, non-exempt position that reports to the Director of College Counseling. Competitive compensation will be commensurate with experience and skills. Shorecrest welcomes candidates for admission or employment regardless of age, race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, national or ethnic origin and does not discriminate on the basis or any category protected by law in the administration of any of its programs.
    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, references and writing sample to Meghan Schneider, College Counseling Associate, at

    Shorecrest Preparatory School is an independent, co-educational, college preparatory school serving preschool through grade 12. Founded in 1923, Shorecrest is the oldest independent day school in Florida, enrolling approximately 1,000 students from diverse backgrounds, races, religions, and nationalities from communities throughout the Tampa Bay Area. For additional information about Shorecrest and St. Pete, please visit
    Shorecrest is a designated drug-free workplace.
    Shorecrest participates in E-Verify.
  • Lower School Teaching Internship

    Shorecrest’s Lower School is implementing a special internship program that offers a unique learning and professional growth opportunity for recent college graduates, as well as adults interested in education or a career change to teaching.

    About Shorecrest’s Lower School
    The Lower School embraces a child-centered progressive philosophy of teaching and learning. Students are viewed as active participants in their learning. They learn to read by reading great books and to write by writing and studying the craft of writing. Students engage in hands-on math investigations and in-depth projects. We believe that social and emotional learning go hand-in-hand with academic curriculum.

    The Lower School is seeking responsible, respectful, conscientious and hard working individuals to work as “teaching interns” for the course of four months to one school year. Interns work directly with teachers and students throughout the day. The position allows individuals to gain experience working with students and faculty in one of Florida’s best independent schools, and to learn more about the field of education.

    Teaching interns will be supported and supervised by the Head of the Lower School and Dean of Curriculum and Instruction, and the classroom teacher. On a daily basis they also will have the instruction, direction and guidance of the classroom teacher.

    This is not a salaried position; however, it is an opportunity for the individual to gain valuable experience and to develop a professional growth plan. There also may be opportunities for the intern to teach clubs after school in art, music, robotics, etc.
    Schedules can be flexible but must total a minimum of 20 hours a week, align with the classes schedule, and have the most time working with children. The internship is September to December. Current and new applicants may apply for a second internship which begins in January and ends in May. In some special cases, interns may continue working with the cooperating teacher for the entire school year.

    Interested candidates need to demonstrate strong communication skills, positive “can do” attitude and a commitment to innovative and child centered pedagogies of teaching and learning. Letters of recommendations about the candidate need to reflect that the individual is trustworthy, warm, reliable and demonstrates excellent judgement.

    Acceptance into the program is contingent upon appropriate background checks and interviews. Interns must agree to and follow policies expected in the Faculty and Staff Handbook.

    • College diploma
    • Ability to apply common sense understanding and to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form.
    • Competency with Google apps and word processing applications
    • Ability to communicate effectively with all constituents in a school environment
    • Committed to inclusion and issues of social justice and equity
    • Love for teaching and learning and working with children
    Interested candidates should send their resume, a letter of interest, a letter of recommendation, and an educational philosophy statement to Lisa Bianco at by September 15.

    Shorecrest Preparatory School welcomes candidates for admissions and employment, regardless of age, race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, national or ethnic origin and does not discriminate on the basis of any category protected by law in the administration of any of its programs.
    Shorecrest is a Drug Free Workplace.
    Shorecrest participates in E-Verify.
  • After Care worker – Part Time

    Creative, engaged childcare provider to care for pre-school and/or elementary age students in our after school program. Includes supervising outdoor and indoor play, helping with homework and doing arts and crafts. Child care experience required.
    Essential Functions
    • Set up interest centers and prepare needed materials and supplies
    • Take attendance at beginning of extended day program and keep attendance current as children leave
    • Greet parents as they sign out their children
    • Help with general housekeeping and kitchen tasks
    • Serve snack
    • Keep Director informed of supplies needed
    • Attend all staff meetings and recommended training programs and conferences
    • Supervise homework and indoor activities as well as outside playground activities
    • Follow directions given by the Dir. of Auxiliary Programs   
    • High school degree or GED
    • Degree in education or working towards a degree in education preferred
    • Experience working with school age children
    • Interest in children in an educational setting
    • Good verbal skills with students, colleagues and parents
    • Demonstrated organizational skills
    • Able to use basic office equipment, technology and web based tools
    • Committed to inclusion and issues of social justice and equity
    • For those working with 3-5 year old groups - 40 clock hours required by the PCLB preferred, At least 6 semester hours of college credits with passing grades in early childhood education, elementary education, physical education activities for children, guidance, recreation, child group and development OR completed a Child Development Associate credentialing program preferred. 
    Physical Requirements and Work Environment
    • Work in a highly involved environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines and a varied and diverse array of contacts
    • Be able to occasionally lift up to 40 lbs
    • Able to get down to the child’s level
    • Monitor children in classroom, playground, and other school areas
    • Be able to come in contact with children who are ill/ contagious
    • Work primarily in a traditional climate controlled CLASSROOM environment
    • Work in outside weather conditions, including extreme heat
    Shorecrest is a Drug Free Workplace.
    Shorecrest participates in E-Verify.
    Interested parties should email their resume, application and references to Terry Kessel at
  • School Bus Driver

    Part Time for Athletics and Field Trips.
    Must Live in the vicinity of St. Petersburg, FL.
    Early Morning thru Afternoon and some Weekend availability.
    CDL Class B Preferred.School Bus and Passenger Endorsements required.

    Fax Resume to: (727) 346-1803
    Email Resume to:


General Information

Shorecrest Preparatory School welcomes applications from local, regional, national, and international candidates. As an independent college preparatory school committed to challenging and supporting each individual student, Shorecrest seeks people with talent, dedication, intelligence, and professionalism. The School seeks diversity in its faculty and administration, just as it does in its student body.

Shorecrest is accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Florida Kindergarten Council. Shorecrest is a member of the Southern Association of Independent Schools and the National Association of Independent Schools. State certification is not required for employment.

Initial Inquiry and Application

Written inquiries are welcome throughout the year. The most effective time to inquire for the following school year, however, is between February 15th and May 15th. It is during this time period that most openings become known and when the School is most active in its recruitment and hiring. Inquiries should be addressed as follows: Michael A. Murphy, Headmaster, Shorecrest Preparatory School, 5101 First St. NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33703. A letter, preferably with a resume, is sufficient as an initial inquiry.

An Application for Employment may be obtained by writing or calling the School. Information on the Application is subject to verification, and applicants are subject to background checks. Letters of recommendation, college transcripts, and other formal documentation are accepted but they are not necessary at this early stage. These will be requested by the School as needed. If you are interested in being placed on a substitute teacher list, please note this on the Application.

Shorecrest's receipt of your completed Application is taken as evidence of your continued interest in employment at the School.

The Application Process

Shorecrest receives a relatively large number of inquiries, and attempts to respond promptly in writing or via e-mail to all candidates. Since some positions require more extensive review, this process may take some time. If a prolonged period of time goes by without communication from the School, do not hesitate to write or call for information about the status of your application. Applications received will be considered for one year. E-mail:

Salary and Benefits

Shorecrest's salary and benefits are regionally competitive. The salary for a given position is set within the School's overall salary schedule with additional consideration for advanced degrees and supplemental responsibilities. The benefits package includes group medical and dental insurance, life insurance, and a pension/savings program through TIAA/CREF. There is also a tuition remission for faculty children.

Shorecrest is committed to the ongoing professional development of its faculty, and significant funding is available to facilitate such continuing education. Whether undertaken during the school year or the summer, continued college course work is eligible for tuition (at current USF tuition rates) and textbook reimbursement provided that the employee earns a minimum "B" in the course. The School also provides generous financial support for faculty to attend conferences and workshops.

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Policy of Non-discrimination

Shorecrest Preparatory School welcomes candidates for admission or employment, regardless of age, race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, national or ethnic origin, and does not discriminate on the basis of any category protected by law in the administration of any of its programs. 

Shorecrest participates in E-Verify.

Shorecrest is a designated drug-free workplace.

Shorecrest Preparatory School

5101 First Street Northeast
St Petersburg, FL 33703
Phone: (727) 522-2111  |  Fax: (727) 527-4191

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Shorecrest Preparatory School is a private, non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students preschool through high school, located in St. Petersburg, Florida.