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 have 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 


Family and Consumer Science Teacher – Hiwassee Dam High School

  • (Bachelor’s Degree in Career and Technical Education – Family and Consumer Sciences Education.)  ServSafe certification highly recommended. 


Technology, Engineering and Design Teacher – District

(Digital Design & Animation and Game Art Design Courses)

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


High School Science Teacher -- Tri-County Early College High School

(Certification in area is required.)


Exceptional Children Teacher Assistant -- Murphy Elementary School

A two-year degree and medical experience is preferred.  Experience working with elementary students is required.    


Middle School Business Computer Skills Teacher (Part-time) Martins Creek Middle School

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Education or related experience required (North Carolina teaching license and certified in 760 Business Education grades 7-12 or 78760 Business Education grades 6-9 preferred).  Proficient use of 2016 Microsoft Office, Google Certified and Moodle preferred.


CCS is seeking dynamic teachers in the area of Science (grades 6-8), Math (grades 6-8) and 5th grade ELA to be part of a collaborative leadership team to pursue the development of district-wide pacing guides in grades K-8. Must be currently employed with Cherokee County Schools.  


Duties include:

  • Schedule and lead district grade level / or subject area meetings
  • Maintain district grade level Canvas

Skills preferred:

  • Analyze and interpret data 
  • Provide resources to teachers to assist in best practices of curriculum delivery both in person and remotely
  • Strong in technology 
  • Embrace remote learning and collaboration

Reports to Director of Elementary/Middle Curriculum

 $2500 stipend paid in semester increments 


Interested candidates need to send a letter of interest and an updated resume to Kim Gibson at hr@cherokee.k12.nc.us


Instructor/Facilitator for Cherokee County Virtual School/Remote Learning


K-5 Certification Required


Contract Employee, see CCVS Pay Schedule included in the link below


Content areas - Facilitation of Digital Learning Content and Liaison/Learning Facilitator for Remote Learning Students and Families

  • The Remote Learning Facilitator will manage student enrollment in the Remote Learning Platform
  • Be a point of contact for students and families enrolled as Remote Learners 
  • Support Learning and troubleshoot technical issues with students and families


Interested applicants should submit a resume and course description/proposal to Leslie Ledford at leslie.ledford@cherokee.k12.nc.us.


Cherokee County Virtual School Teacher - District


Instructor for Cherokee County Virtual School

High School Certification Required

Contract Employee, see CCVS Pay Schedule included in the link below

Content areas - All High School Courses

  • High Need areas include Math, Social Studies, and World Language content
  • CCVS is willing to consider new elective course proposals

Interested applicants should submit a resume and course description/proposal to Leslie Ledford at leslie.ledford@cherokee.k12.nc.us.


High School Math Teacher –District

(Certification in area is required.)


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.

All positions will be advertised until filled.