Working at Annie Wright
Our talented and committed group of faculty and staff is at the heart of Annie Wright's strong community. Employees can expect a warm and collegial atmosphere, where children, ages 3-18, are at the center of all we do. A supportive administration, beautiful setting, excellent resources and a spirit of fun make Annie Wright a wonderful place to work.

Current Employment Announcements

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  • Code Make Dream Instructor-Summer

    Do you have a passion for sharing the world of computer programming, 3D printing, or digital making? Are you interested in joining a team of dynamic educators who will shape an exciting new program? Annie Wright Schools is launching CodeMakeDream, a specialized summer sequence of learning experiences in coding, 3D printing, electronics, and design, and we are looking for educators passionate about inspiring elementary and middle school aged learners to tackle STEAM challenges. 
    Starting June 19, Annie Wright Schools will offer two weeklong CodeMakeDream each week throughout the summer, the morning program (9am-12pm) for elementary school aged learners, and the afternoon program (1pm-4pm) for middle school aged learners. 
    While we are particularly interested in educators interested in teaching throughout the summer, there may be opportunities to teach for only several weeks or certain timeslots in a day. 
    Specific responsibilities include: 
    • Developing daily lesson plans based on the experience levels of students enrolled in each course. 
    • Supervising and instruct students, combining technical skill instruction with artistic and kinesthetic activities and learning experiences.
    • Providing feedback to parents and students based on progress made in the course. 
    • Assuring the organization and accessibility of camp supplies in the equipment room. 
    An ideal candidate will have: 
    • Experience working with elementary or middle school aged students;
    • A bachelor’s degree and/or demonstrated experience in at least one of the following: TinkerCAD, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, LittleBits, LEGO Robotics, MinecraftEDU, Java, Python, and design thinking;
    • An interest in learning new platforms, programming languages, and STEAM projects;
    • Enthusiasm to coach learners to overcome challenges that exceed their own expectations. 
    Compensation for each teaching session of CodeMakeDream is based on education and experience. A weeklong course that does not reach minimum capacity is subject to cancellation. The CodeMakeDream team will have a mandatory orientation meeting on Saturday, June 10. 
    Send your cover letter and resume to Joe Romano at CodeMakeDream@aw.org. Applications will remain open until all course sessions are filled by qualified candidates.
  • Substitute Bus Driver

    We are seeking candidates for a non-benefited, substitute school bus driver.  The driver will be used as a substitute for our regular routes, as well as frequent assignments for driving athletic teams. Must have a valid Washington state driver's license including CDL with passenger endorsements, acceptable driving record, and current Medical Examiner's Certificate. Email resume to judy_skipper@aw.org.
Available Benefits:
  • Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • 403 (b) retirement plan
  • Flexible spending account
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition remission
  • Free parking

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  • Disability and Accommodation

    To the extent required by law, the Schools will make reasonable accommodations if you have a disability that affects your ability to perform the essential functions of your job. Although all employees must be able to properly perform their essential job duties, the Schools may be able to adjust work schedules, transfer you to a vacant position for which you are qualified, or make other modifications or accommodations to permit you to perform the essential functions of your job and to continue working.

    If you have a disability that affects your ability to work and believe that you may need an accommodation, you are strongly encouraged to discuss your circumstances with your supervisor. Your supervisor will treat such information as confidential, except to the extent that other employees need to know to evaluate your request for an accommodation or to accommodate your disability.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity

    The Board of Trustees of Annie Wright Schools remains firmly committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. Annie Wright shall hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all other employment related decisions without regard to an employee’s race, color, creed, sex, religion, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, political ideology, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or any other basis prohibited by law.
For more information, please contact Judy Skipper, Human Resources and Payroll Manager, at 253.284.8621.


Annie Wright Schools
827 North Tacoma Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98403

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Founded in Tacoma, Washington, in 1884, Annie Wright Schools serve students from age three through high school. Annie Wright Lower and Middle Schools offer co-ed programs in Preschool through Grade 8, while separate Upper Schools for boys, starting in Fall 2017, and girls offer day and boarding options in Grades 9 through 12. Annie Wright is proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School. Learn more at www.aw.org.