Need a job? Local school divisions looking to fill positions ahead of new school year

Posted at 5:31 AM, Aug 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-01 07:30:22-04

If you're looking for a job, why not take a look at what your local school district has open?

A month out from the new school year, local districts tell News 3 they're on the hunt to fill positions that don't have many requirements outside of a high school diploma.

News 3 reached out to all seven Hampton Roads school divisions and most if not all said they're looking for bus drivers, custodians and food service workers, but depending on the district, there are other support openings too:

Chesapeake: Job Fairs on August 1 & 7 at Virginia Employment Commission Office on George Washington Highway in Portsmouth

  • Bus driver/assistant
  • Custodian
  • School Security Officer
  • Electrician/HVAC
  • Painter/Carpenter
  • Groundskeeper
  • Transportation
  • Print Shop
  • School Plants/Warehouse

Hampton: Virtual Job Fair, August 12-15

  • Food service
  • Transportation
  • Instructional assistant

Newport News:

  • Bus drivers
  • Custodians
  • Food service
  • Landscapers/Painters


  • Bus drivers
  • 10-month custodians
  • Cafeteria monitors (part-time)
  • School nutrition assistants (part-time)
  • Substitute bus drivers


  • Bus drivers
  • Custodians
  • Instructional assistants

Suffolk: Job Fair on August 13

  • Food services
  • Custodial & Maintenance
  • Paraprofessional (teacher assistants)
  • Secretarial
  • Security
  • Transportation

Virginia Beach:

  • Bus drivers
  • Custodians
  • Classroom assistants

Hiring coordinators for the schools tell News 3 student success depends on much more than what goes on in the classroom.

“The bus driver position can be very important because it can set the tone for how the student’s day is going to go," said Leslie Rogers, the Employment Supervisor for Newport News Public Schools. “Our custodians in the building, I can’t tell you how many times I interact with them and they say that they act not only doing their custodian job, but they’re also a mentor, a role model for the students in the building.”

Rogers said there are a couple things candidates can do to set themselves apart from the rest.

“We really look for candidates who’ve filled out their application completely, who have attached a resume so that we can see more detail on their work history," she said. "Then when we’re in the interview process, we look for their energy level, their passion with education in general, their interest in the school district.”

For more information on what's available in Hampton Roads school divisions, click the links above.

Below are more city and county school districts job listing pages:

Bertie County Schools

Camden County Schools

Currituck County Schools

Dare County Schools

Elizabeth City Pasquotank County Schools

York County Schools Division

Accomack County Schools

Northampton County Schools Va.

Northampton County Schools N.C.