Employment Opportunities

If you are interested in any of the vacancies listed below, please submit your application to:


Director, Human Resources 

CCS Central Office

911 Andrews Road, Murphy, NC 28906
(828) 837-2722

 email:  hr@cherokee.k12.nc.us 


Applications may be printed from this website or you can visit Central Office between 8 am and 4 pm, Monday through Friday.  If you submitted an application within the last 2-years (non-certified) 4-years (certified) you may activate it by contacting the HR director at hr@cherokee.k12.nc.us 



Middle School CTE Position – Andrews Middle School

(Must hold or be qualified to hold a North Carolina Professional Educator's License in any CTE licensure area.)


Middle School Math Teacher – District

(Certification in area is required.)


Middle School English Language Arts– District

 (Certification in area is required.)


Middle School Science Teacher  - District

(Certification in area is required)


High School Math Teacher –District

(Certification in area is required.)


High School Science Teacher –District

(Certification in area is required.)


High School English Language Arts Teacher –District

(Certification in area is required.)


Exceptional Children’s Teacher  K-12 - District

(K-12 Exceptional Children’s Certification Required)


Middle School Career Development Coordinator

The Career Development Coordinator (CDC) creates nurturing relationships with students that enhance students’ academic achievement and personal success as globally productive citizens in the 21st century.   The CDC will demonstrate:

  1. Leadership, advocacy, and collaboration with students and staff members
  2. Promote a respectful environment for a diverse population of students
  3. Understand and facilitate the implementation of a comprehensive career development program
  4. Promote learning for all students
  5. Actively reflect on their practice

Qualifications for Position:

Hold a master’s degree in school counseling or career counseling or hold a license in a CTE program area with a bachelor’s degree in a Career and Technical Education program area and a CTSO sponsor within the past five years.  Upon employment, completion of the Facilitating Career Development (FCD) course or 3 semester hours in counseling theory and 10-hour Induction for new CDC/SPC sponsored by NCDPI.


Technology, Engineering and Design Teacher –

(Digital Design & Animation and Game Art Design Courses-Murphy High School)


  • Must hold or be qualified to hold a North Carolina Professional Educator’s License in Technology Engineering and Design Education (License Number: 820)


Cafeteria Workers (Part-Time)


  • High School Diploma preferred or equivalent
  • Able to remain standing for duration of shift
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Computer skills a plus
  • First Aid/CPR certification preferred
  • ServSafe Certified preferred

Job Description:

  • Final prep for breakfast and lunch
  • Serving and cleaning of kitchen/serving area/dining area and other duties assigned by cafeteria manager.
  • Training as a backup cashier.

Hours:  Vary by school for a maximum of 207 days per school year.


Individuals interested in the above position should submit a job application to Jennifer Rayfield, School Nutrition Supervisor at Central Office, 911 Andrews Road, Murphy, NC  28906.  Positions will be advertised until filled.   


Custodian       (Full Time District) 

Prefer applicant to hold or be willing and eligible to obtain a CDL with Passenger and School Bus endorsements.


Job Description:

  • Performs routine, manual work cleaning and maintaining buildings.
  • Controls building heating and air conditioning equipment.
  • Performs recurring tasks in accordance with established practices and cleaning schedules.
  • Knowledge of cleaning methods, materials and equipment.
  • Skill in the use of small equipment used in routine cleaning.
  • Ability to understand and follow simple oral or written directions.

Positions will be advertised until filled.