Employment and Application Information

Recruitment and Hiring During School Closure

Governor Bullock has made the difficult decision to close all public schools in the State of Montana due to COVID-19 as of March 16th.  The next possible in-person school day for the Helena School District will be Monday, May 11.

During this time period Human Resources will continue recruitment efforts for the 2020-2021 school year.  Candidates will continue to be screened and interviews will be scheduled via video conferencing through TEAMS.

Join our Team!

Helena Public School District is proud of the 1200 professionals who contribute to the success of students, families and our community at large.  Living and working in one of Montana’s finest small communities is both professionally and personally rewarding.  Our staff take pride in working with children, families and in the community where educators and school professionals are seen as day to day heroes.

If you have a desire to work and grow as a professional in any position offered within our district, apply today.  Become a part of our team and part of the vibrant community we call home.


Our Students
Our students continually excel at academics, extracurricular activities, community service, and state and national competitions.  Helena School District alum compete and collaborate on a global scale in fields from microbiology to arts and theater.



Our Educators
Our teachers, para educators, administrators, and staff take the education of our students seriously.  Over 25% of our staff members have a masters degree or higher post graduate degree and 26 educators have received national certification.  All of them are role models for life-long learning, too, and dozens have received national recognition for home visits, phage hunting, computer science, and more.


Our District
Our district has been on the collegeboard.com AP honor roll for several consecutive years and is home to more high school AP classes than any other district in the state.  And according to Montana’s Office of Public Instruction, Helena-area schools are showing higher percentages of advanced students than the state average.



Our Community
Nestled in the heart of Montana, Helena is a small arts community passionate about the shared responsibility of educating our children.  From student and teacher art exhibits at the Holter Museum of Art to providing on-the-job training and fiscal support, our community is invested in our students’ futures.


Helena Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Please click HERE for specific information on available positions and how to make application for those positions.

Become a Substitute Teacher

At the Helena Public School District, we know every person on our team contributes to the success of children every day. If you are interested in assisting in a classroom as a substitute paraeducator or leading a classroom as a substitute teacher, this is the year to apply.

Our system is automated to notify you of substitute opportunities, and you can choose whether to work a full day every day—or intermittently throughout the week – even part time.  Our buildings are open from 7:30am-6pm and our need is variable, so we have a number of flexible opportunities.


  • Substitute Teacher: Bachelor’s degree and specific endorsement preferred. At least one year of college education is required.
  • Substitute ParaEducator: High school diploma or equivalent; 1 to 3 months experience or training; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by the district.

Starting rate is $11.93/hour as a para-educator and $90/day for non-certified teacher substitutes and $100/day for certified teacher substitutes.