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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 and Cognia. Shorecrest is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and the College Board. State certification is not required for employment.

Basketball Coach (Varsity Girls Asst. Coach) - Seasonal/ Part Time

Shorecrest is seeking a knowledgeable and dedicated individual to join our girls' basketball staff. An opportunity will be provided to mentor and assist with skill development for student-athletes in the basketball program. This individual will also assist the head coach in planning and implementing practice and game strategies, along with future growth of the girls' basketball continue advancing our girls’ soccer program. We are looking for an individual who is committed to the academic, social, and emotional well being of our players, while supporting the vision and direction of the head basketball coach.

The Varsity Girls Assistant Basketball Coach, under the head basketball coach’s supervision, is responsible for developing the girls’ basketball program at Shorecrest. In this role, the primary responsibility will be working with the varsity head coach with daily practices, player assessments and all game day activities.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Teaches appropriate fundamentals, techniques, and skills
  • Is responsible for the health and safety of the athletes.
  • Emphasizes sportsmanship and leadership among athletes
  • Positively motivates athletes and promotes teamwork
  • Attends all meetings and training as required by the Athletics Director
  • Completes all Shorecrest Human Resources and FHSAA compliance requirements in a timely manner
  • Is familiar with and complies with all policies as put forth in Shorecrest documents
  • Distributes, collects and is responsible for team uniforms
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Athletics Director  

Required Experience, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Demonstrated competence and experience in coaching basketball required.
  • Deep knowledge of the intricacies of the game of basketball.
  • Efficient, well organized, and able to handle a variety of duties simultaneously.
  • Flexible and able to represent Shorecrest in a professional manner.
  • Works well with faculty, staff, students and Shorecrest community members in an inclusive work environment for people of all backgrounds and walks of life
  • Able to work and communicate well with supervisor, Shorecrest coaches, students, parents and coaches from other schools.

Applicants interested in this position should contact Anthony McCall, Athletics Director, at 727-456-7512 or via email at [email protected] by October 27, 2023.

Experiential School Substitute Teacher (Preschool; Ages 3-5)

Substitute Teacher Aides in The Experiential School of Tampa Bay are responsible for assisting in the implementation of the daily program under the direction of the teacher.

The Experiential School (ages 3-5) is looking to develop its pool of substitute teachers. The Experiential School believes in a child-centered, progressive philosophy of teaching and learning that values children’s interests, ideas, strengths and uniqueness. Experiential School students are capable, curious, active and engaged thinkers and doers who learn through inquiry, exploration, discovery and play. In our learning community, Alpha and Junior Kindergarten students learn through interactions with people, environments, materials and experiences that are student-directed and teacher-guided. As such, it is important that our substitute teachers embrace these same values and philosophy of teaching.

Shorecrest prefers that our substitutes have a bachelor's degree. Experience teaching 3, 4, and 5-year old children is beneficial.

Essential Functions

  • Set up interest centers and preparing needed materials and supplies
  • Supervise the classroom when the teacher is out of the room
  • Help with general housekeeping and kitchen tasks
  • Supervise outside playground activities
  • Follow directions given by head teacher or immediate supervisor
  • Work with children in large and small groups and individually
  • Provide classroom & playground coverage for teachers as needed
  • perform other related duties assigned by the Classroom Teacher 


  • High school degree or GED , Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • DCF 40 hour introductory child care training preferred
  • Interest in children in an educational setting
  • Good verbal skills with students, colleagues and parents
  • Demonstrated organizational skills
  • Able to use basic office equipment 
  • Proficient in technology and web based tools 
  • Committed to inclusion and issues of social justice and equity 

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

  • Works in a highly involved and busy environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines and a varied and diverse array of contacts
  • May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time
  • Be able to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs 
  • Spend time sitting on floor or child size furniture
  • Monitor children in classroom, playground, library, 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 intermittently in outside weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold

If you are interested in subbing in the Experiential School, please fill out the online application. You may also e-mail your resume to Nikki Kemp, Administrative Assistant of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay: [email protected].

Extended Day Staff Member - Part Time

Extended Day Staff are responsible for supervising students in the Extended Day program and assisting in the operation of Extended Day. (After care program on weekday afternoons and child care on some days that school is closed.)

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
  • Provide excellent supervision of children throughout their time in extended day, using physical presence and child-centered language to ensure safety and appropriate behavior
  • Supervise homework and indoor activities as well as outside playground activities
  • Greet parents as they sign out their children
  • Help with general housekeeping and kitchen tasks
  • Manage snack time in cooperation with SAGE Dining Services
  • Attend all staff meetings and recommended training programs and conferences
  • Follow directions given by the Director 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 

Interested Candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Dominique Hamm, Director of Auxiliary Programs, at [email protected].

Facilities Maintenance Technician - Second Shift

Facilities Maintenance Technician – Second Shift 1:00 pm to 9:30 pm
To provide general facilities support for the Operations Department, reporting to the Facilities Director.

Essential Duties:

  • In the following four areas of general maintenance, repair, replace or modify items to assure they are in proper and safe working order. Request any repair or replacement parts and supplies needed to complete tasks:
    • Electrical - switches, receptacles, bulbs, ballasts, etc.
    • Plumbing-faucets, toilets, drains, supplies, etc.
    • HVAC - thermostats, motors, filters, etc.  
    • Basic Carpentry, painting, wall repairs, etc. 
  • Assist in traffic control on campus for drop-off and pick-up of students and parking for events.  Make sound decisions in traffic control by being flexible, decisive or firm with drivers, depending on the situation
  • Perform all duties in a safe manner and seek assistance for any task that to perform safely would need additional personnel or equipment
  • Assist when needed with the upkeep of the campus grounds, athletic fields, housekeeping and setups and teardowns
  • Request, accept and provide suggestions or recommendations and guidance from and to others on how and why to best complete tasks
  • Communicate effectively, professionally and clearly with the entire school community (faculty, staff, parents students, visitors and outside vendors)
  • Work closely with the Director and Lead Maintenance Supervisor to communicate, address and solve any concerns, issues or priorities that may arise during the performance of duties
  • Contribute positively to team, morale maintaining a positive, pleasant demeanor
  • Maintain provided tools, equipment, and golf cart
  • Attend all necessary safety and equipment operator training as well as technical training classes to stay current with techniques and equipment.
  • Complete other duties as assigned by the Head of School, Director of Facilities, or Supervisor.


  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Related experience in Facilities Operations. Ability to read and interpret documents such as work requests, instructions, drawings, schematics and procedures
  • Basic computer and typing skills required

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

  • Regularly climb ladders including to rooftops
  • Be able to occasionally life up to 70 lbs. while using proper lifting techniques
  • Regularly use close and distance vision
  • Work in a wide variety of environments as found in all areas of the school
  • Able to work a flexible schedule (weekdays, evenings and weekends)

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and application to Marcus Holmes, Facilities Director at  [email protected].

Land Acquisition / Development Project Manager

Initial role as consultant, with potential change in status to employee as situation evolves.

School Overview

Shorecrest Preparatory School is a non-sectarian, coeducational PK3-12 school educating a diverse community of 1056 students to become lifelong learners in the pursuit of personal and academic excellence, physical well-being, creative achievement, and the development of a commitment to social responsibility. Founded in 1923, the School is thriving. It is currently situated on a 28-acre campus in northeast St. Petersburg and seeks additional land to provide increased academic and co-curricular opportunities for all students and to secure its long-term future. 

St. Petersburg, Florida

A mid-sized city and part of the Tampa Bay metropolitan area of nearly three million residents, St. Petersburg is well known for its pleasant weather and is often referred to by its nickname, "The Sunshine City," for its average of some 361 days of sunshine per year.  In just the past few years, the City of St. Petersburg has experienced significant economic and population growth, frequently appearing high on lists and rankings for quality of life. Longtime residents and community members are quick to mention the role that Shorecrest has played in the city's growth and development.

The Position

We are seeking an experienced Development/Project Manager to oversee and guide the acquisition and development of new land. The ideal candidate will possess expertise in land development, project management, and have some familiarity with educational facility planning. The Project Manager will report directly to the Head of School, will work closely with the Chief Financial/Operating Officer and will represent the School during multiple phases of this project. 

Essential Responsibilities

  1. Land Acquisition and Due Diligence:
    • Assist in identifying suitable land parcels based on the school’s requirements.
    • Coordinate with legal and real estate experts to ensure the land acquisition process is smooth and compliant.
    • Perform and oversee due diligence processes, including surveys, environmental studies, zoning restrictions, and utility availability.
  2. Planning and Design:
    • Understand stakeholders’ shared vision for the site
    • Work with the CFO on financial and budgetary issues for the project 
    • Develop a Request for Proposal (RFP) for architects, engineers, and contractors, ensuring alignment with the school's mission, vision and needs.
    • Ensure design plans are compliant with local regulations and educational standards.
  3. Stakeholder Communication:
    • Act as the primary liaison between the school, local government bodies, contractors, and consultants.
    • Regularly update stakeholders on project progress, potential challenges, and solutions.
  4. Contractor Management and Bidding:
    • Source, vet, and present appropriate contractors, consultants, and suppliers to the School.
    • Oversee the bidding process and ensure cost-effective RFPs.
    • Manage contracts, ensuring clarity, compliance, and timely completion.
  5. Project Execution:
    • Ensure all necessary permits are acquired in a timely manner.
    • Oversee the day-to-day operations on-site, problem solving and ensuring work adheres to the agreed timelines and quality standards.
    • Ensure safety standards are maintained throughout the project.
    • Stay updated on local building codes and regulations, ensuring all development remains compliant.
    • Responsible for monitoring costs to ensure that project is completed on time and within budget.
  6. Post-Construction:
    • Manage the handover process to school administration.
    • Coordinate any required training for school staff related to new facilities.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Risk Management: Identify potential risks and recommend strategies to mitigate them.
  • Sustainability and Eco-Friendly Initiatives: Consider eco-friendly building practices and sustainability in planning and execution.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Project Management, Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in land development and project management, preferably with some exposure to educational facility development.
  • Strong knowledge of local construction laws, regulations, and codes.
  • Proven track record of managing large-scale projects from conception to completion.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in relevant software, including project management tools and CAD.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • PMP, CAPM, or similar certification.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume, a cover letter detailing their relevant experience, and a list of references to Julie Meyer, Administrative Assistant to the Head of School at [email protected]. References will not be contacted without notifying the candidate.

Lower School Teaching Internship Position

Shorecrest’s Lower School provides a special internship program that offers a unique learning and professional growth opportunity for current and recent college graduates, as well as adults interested in pursuing a career in education. 

About Shorecrest’s Lower School
The Lower School embraces a child-centered philosophy of teaching and learning. Students are viewed as active participants in their learning. 

We are seeking responsible, respectful, conscientious and hard working individuals to work as teaching interns for the course of four months - one school year. 

Interns work directly with teachers and students throughout the day. The position allows individuals to acquire 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, Dean of Curriculum and the cooperating 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. 

Interested candidates need to demonstrate strong communication skills, a 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 judgment.

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


  • High School or 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 and a letter of interest to Lisa Bianco at [email protected] by September 15. 

School Bus Driver - Part Time

The School Bus Driver performs driving duties for the school in accordance with the laws and regulations of the state and the policies and procedures of the school.

Essential Functions

Drive a school bus over designated routes in accordance with specified time schedules and in accordance with the regulations and laws related to pupil transportation. Transport students and teachers on athletic and educational field trips.

  • Maintain the school bus in a safe operating condition through prescribed daily vehicle inspections; report mechanical defects and malfunctions to appropriate personnel
  • Maintain the school bus in clean condition, including floors, seats, interior windows, and dash area. Empty trash receptacle when needed especially if food debris is present.
  • Maintain student order and discipline on school buses; discipline disruptive children according to established procedures and guidelines; cite students for behavior infractions; communicate behavior issues as required by school policy
  • Maintain current knowledge of emergency evacuation procedures and techniques
  • Report incidents which affect the safety of students and the operation of the school bus
  • Comply with all Shorecrest policies, procedures and Handbooks
  • Perform any other duties as required by the Facilities Director or designate
  • Secure vehicles including closing all windows after each use


  • High school diploma or GED required, supplemented by a minimum of six months previous school bus driving experience or vocational training
  • Requires successful completion of employment background screening and verification
  • Valid state school bus driver license, CDL class B preferred
  • The ability to take charge but deal professionally and calmly in emergency situations
  • The ability to work effectively with employees, students, parents, school administration and local law enforcement representatives
  • Valid first aid certificate
  • Drivers must pass an annual physical exam specific for school bus driving (by a Bayfront Convenient Care Clinic or approved medical doctor)
  • Proficient in using Gmail and department specific technology
  • Committed to inclusion and issues of social justice and equity
  • Must be able to work early morning through afternoons & some weekends

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

  • Drivers will be exposed to seasonal heat and cold or adverse weather, while driving school buses, loading and unloading children, controlling traffic and inspecting equipment
  • Drivers will be exposed to fumes, dust, odors, petroleum products and ambient noise daily
  • Drivers must be able to deal with stress from driving in difficult traffic environments, interacting with dissatisfied or abusive individuals in a positive manner
  • Deal with exposure to blood borne pathogens
  • Exert 50 pounds of force frequently to lift, carry, push, and pull or otherwise move objects
  • Stoop, climb, stand for long periods of time and perform physical labor, physical mobility and stamina to participate in activities which may be strenuous

Interested parties should fax a resume to 727-346-1803 or email resume to [email protected].

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Non-Discrimination Notice

Shorecrest acknowledges its obligation to prohibit discrimination, harassment, or retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin sex, citizenship status, genetic information, handicap or disability in admissions, access, employment, tuition assistance, educational policies, or other school administered student and employee programs and activities. Questions regarding the School’s compliance with the application and administration of the School’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed to Kristine Grant, Head of Middle School, 5101 First Street Northeast, St. Petersburg, Florida 33703, (727)-522-2111, [email protected] or to the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Please refer to the School’s Non-Discrimination Compliance Policy on the School’s website for information on how to file complaints with OCR.

Shorecrest participates in E-Verify.

Initial Inquiry and Application

Written inquiries are welcome throughout the year. The most effective time to inquire for the following school year, however, is February 15 - May 15. It is during this time period that most openings become known and when the School is most active in its recruitment and hiring.A letter with a resume is sufficient as an initial inquiry. Inquiries should be addressed as follows:

Nancy L. Spencer, Head of School
Shorecrest Preparatory School
5101 First St. NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33703

An Application for Employment may be obtained here. 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 ask about the status of your application. Applications received will be considered for one year. E-mail: [email protected].

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 daily lunch; group medical, vision and dental insurance; life insurance; and a pension/savings program through TIAA/CREF. There is also a tuition remission and other savings for faculty children.

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About Tampa Bay

The School

Shorecrest Preparatory School is an independent, co-educational day school enrolling 980 students from Pre-Kindergarten (age 3) through the twelfth grade. Located near I-275 in northeast St. Petersburg, Shorecrest serves families residing throughout the Tampa Bay area. Among the oldest independent day schools in Florida, Shorecrest seeks diversity in its students, faculty and administration, and our school community reflects the ethnicities, religions, social classes and lifestyles to be found on Florida's West Coast. We welcome applications from candidates who exhibit talent, intelligence, professionalism and dedication to teaching. Shorecrest is accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools and by Cognia; it is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and the College Board.

The Area

St. Petersburg is located at the hub of the larger Tampa Bay area which also includes the cities of Tampa, Clearwater and Sarasota. A system of major roads and multiple bridges spanning the Bay itself makes the entire region easily accessible. An overall population of over two million supports a wide variety of year-round cultural, athletic, dining, entertainment and shopping opportunities. Here you'll find a variety of museums, a zoo, aquarium and Busch Gardens; and in addition mid-state attractions such as Sea World and Walt Disney World are less than two hours away, while Florida's Atlantic Coast and Cape Kennedy are a three hour drive due east.

The Climate

Florida's warm, sunny climate is legendary, and Tampa Bay's climate is no exception to this general rule. St. Petersburg enjoys 361 sunny days per year on average, and our mean temperature varies from about 60°F in winter to about 90°F in summer. The rainy season runs from June through the end of November, but the typical summer weather pattern sees long sunny days punctuated by afternoon thunderstorms which reduce the temperature and generally clear before sunset. Virtually all outdoor sports and activities can occur year-round here, and St. Pete places a high premium on providing and maintaining municipal recreational facilities including tennis courts, swimming pools, golf courses, and the Pinellas (Bicycle) Trail. Twenty eight miles of white sand beaches along the Gulf of Mexico provide additional opportunities for sunning, strolling, shelling and just plain relaxing.

Financial Climate

Florida's financial climate is as "user-friendly" as its natural climate. There are no state or local personal income taxes, no occupational privilege taxes, and the relatively low sales tax (6.5% statewide; 7% in Pinellas County) exempts groceries, medicines, household fuels, and most services.


There is a thriving cultural life in the Tampa Bay region with various museums and theaters showcasing the visual and performing arts. St. Petersburg is home to the Dali Museum, the Florida International Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts and a Chihuly Collection, among others. Tampa is well-known for its Museum of Science and Industry; and the John and Mable Ringling Museum located in Sarasota houses a major collection of European masters. Smaller specialty museums also abound throughout the region. The Mahaffey Theater, Ruth Eckerd Hall and the Straz Center for the Performing Arts host the Florida Symphony Orchestra in its September through May season.  These versatile halls also offer a continuing menu of musical, theatrical, athletic and entertainment productions on tour. Playhouses in each of the Bay area's cities provide opportunities for local actors and directors to showcase their skills.

Our mild climate also makes possible a series of outdoor celebrations of the arts. Highlights include juried arts and crafts shows, theatre and concerts in parks along the Bay, a First Night Celebration, a Renaissance Fair and SHINE - an outdoor mural festival that adds vibrant colors to our streets. And don't even get us started on the innovative, family-owned restaurant scene in DTSP! (That's how the locals refer to Downtown St. Pete.)

Higher Education

The region also has several institutions of higher education which promote the continuing life of the mind. Eckerd College, Stetson University's College of Law, the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg College, the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, and the University of Tampa are probably the best-known of these. There are also a variety of religiously-affiliated colleges within reasonable commuting distance.


Tampa Bay has much to please the sports enthusiast. At present, the area is home to the 2002 Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers,  and ice hockey team Tampa Bay Lightning. The area has long provided winter training seasons for various major league baseball teams, and St. Petersburg has its own professional baseball team, the Tampa Bay Rays, which began play as the Devil Rays in 1998. In 2012, the Rowdies won the NASL Soccer Bowl Championship after a thrilling shoot-out victory in front of a sold out crowd at Al Lang Stadium in downtown St. Petersburg. The area also hosts PGA golf tournaments, NCAA basketball playoffs, sailing regattas, Grand Prix auto racing, as well as a wide range of amateur athletic competitions throughout the year. Numerous running races and triathlons use our pretty roadways, and local run clubs are a great way to meet people.

In Conclusion...

Shorecrest is located in the midst of all of this, very near the geographic center of one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the Southeast. We offer regionally competitive salaries which enable a high quality of life in a very desirable environment. A career at Shorecrest offers both professional and personal satisfaction; living in the St. Pete / Tampa Bay area is a pleasure in its own right. After all, some 4 million tourists annually come to visit what those of us who live and work here call home! We appreciate your interest in our school and wish you well in your job search.

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