Employment Opportunities

Steward seeks talented and dedicated faculty and staff members to become part of our growing community.

General Information

The Steward School's mission begins with "to prepare each child for college and for life." Critical to this endeavor are the faculty and staff members of our private school. Our core character values are honor, responsibility, and achievement, balanced by caring and respect for oneself and for others. Our faculty and staff are much more than mere representations of these values—they are the designers, sculptors, and builders that frame our students’ educational goals with these values in mind.

Why Work at Steward?

The Steward School was named one of the Top Workplaces in the Richmond region by the Richmond Times-Dispatch in conjunction with Workplace Dynamics for the past three years.

This is an opportunity to be part of a dynamic school whose members are passionate about ideas, teaching, and developing positive student-teacher relationships and engaged, ethical citizens and leaders.

The Steward School is committed to diversity and the development of an educational environment that fosters mutual respect, responsibility, and empathy in our school and in life. We value the presence of individuals whose differences include, but are not limited to, age, ethnicity, gender, learning style, talents, physical ability, political views, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and family structure. We actively encourage applications from candidates with broad and diverse backgrounds and from individuals of all races, nationalities, and beliefs.

In addition, Steward offers a competitive compensation package and eligible employees receive the following:

  • Health and dental insurance, individual premium paid by the school
  • Life insurance equal to the employee's salary, premium paid by the school
  • Long-term and short-term disability coverage, premium paid by the school
  • Flexible spending account; pre-tax deductions for medical, dental, and dependent care expenses
  • AFLAC supplemental insurance available as a pre-tax deduction and includes cancer, intensive care, and disability insurance
  • Paid leave and vacation policy
  • Pension plan: 403(b) plan (TIAA-CREF) and school contribution
  • Professional development grants and funding for conferences and seminars
  • Tuition remission (JK-12) for faculty and staff children
  • Fitness center
  • Discounted lunch plan
  • After-school care provided for enrolled faculty and staff children from dismissal until 6 p.m. at no fee

We invite you to find out more about how you can become a part of our community.

Current Employment Opportunities

If you have any questions, please contact:
Beth Shamburger, Human Resources Coordinator
The Steward School
11600 Gayton Road
Richmond, VA 23238

All faculty positions will be filled by July 1 to facilitate orientation and training prior to the start of the academic year.

The Steward School provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, ethnic or national origin, age, sex, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, genetic information, matriculation, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by law in the administration of its educational, admission, scholarship, or employment policies, or any other program administered by the School.

Applying to Steward

Please upload your resume, cover letter, and copy of teaching certificate(s) and unofficial transcript(s) of undergraduate and graduate work (required for faculty positions only) as part of the online employment application.

Substitute Teaching

All substitute teachers must be at least 21 years old and hold an associate’s or bachelor’s degree. To express interest in substituting, please upload your resume and cover letter as part of the online employment application. Our expected hours for faculty substitutes are 7:45 a.m.-3:15 p.m., and the current pay scale is $70 per day.

Coaching Positions

The Steward School fields more than 40 teams in 12 sports in the Middle and Upper School divisions, and coaching positions are available throughout the year. If you have coaching experience in a sport and are interested in The Steward School, please complete an online employment application so that we may contact you when a position becomes available.


Please upload your resume, cover letter, and copy of teaching certificate(s) and unofficial transcript(s) of undergraduate and graduate work (required for faculty positions only) as part of the online employment application.


Steward Voices

Steward is an atmosphere that fosters confidence—something we have seen in all three of our kids. Whether it is playing a new sport, running for a seat on the Honor Council, or singing a solo on Talent Night, they have been encouraged to try, to experience, and to grow.
- Dan and Kathi Campbell, Parents of Abbie ’19, Emma ’17, and Ben ’14

Steward Voices

Steward is the right place for Micah and Kiri because they are able to develop strong connections with their teachers, which in turn facilitates confidence and resilience in their learning. Everyone at Steward knows your name and makes you feel so welcome.
- Paul and Janet Yoon, Parents of Kiri ’27 and Micah ’26

Steward Voices

Steward helped me develop the skills I needed to succeed in college and the courage and confidence to set competitive career goals for myself. But, these skills weren’t lessons I learned just in Steward’s classrooms; they came from the athletic fields, in the hallways, and during Honor Council meetings, too.
- Grace Henderson ’10

Steward Voices

Steward provides Andrew with a nurturing environment which fosters his individualism, develops exemplary character traits, and continuously provides him with creative learning experiences. Consequently, Andrew ‘loves’ school and anticipates each day with joy, enthusiasm, and excitement.
- Betsy Jollay, Grandmother of Andrew O’Leary ’25

Steward Voices

I love all that The Steward School has done for Trace. Steward has uncovered Trace’s talents, celebrated his individuality, and strengthened his belief in himself. The faculty and staff offer an amazing balance of challenge and comfort, encouraging the best from all students. I can’t imagine Trace being anywhere else. Thank you, Steward School.
- Ron Coles, Father of Trace Coles ’19 and Grade 5 Teacher

Steward Voices

Being a member of The Steward School international program has been an awesome experience. The community has helped me tremendously along the way.
- Bowen Chen ’15


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