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Employment Opportunities

Southampton Academy is a vibrant leader in independent education in southern Hampton Roads. Focused on education of the whole child--academic, social, and emotional, we are staff and faculty who are passionate about education and committed to providing stimulating and developmentally appropriate instruction. The school was founded in 1968 and is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS).

We are a vigorous and effective professional learning community for children, parents, and teachers. Teachers routinely work together with support from colleagues and administrators. Regular professional development opportunities are provided and encouraged. 

The school offers discounted tuition for employees, including priority in the financial assistance application process, and other HR benefits such as medical insurance.

Current Openings for 2023-2024

US Math

The Academy is seeking qualified candidates for the position of upper school math instructor. Candidates should have a comfort level teaching Math Analysis (advanced Algebra II), Precalculus and Calculus. The position may be negotiated to be full-time or part-time dependent upon the expertise and availability of the candidate. If full-time, responsibilities may also include Statistics and/or Math Lab (math extra help course). Click here for more information and to access the application process.

Lower School Teacher

The Academy is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Lower School Teacher. Candidates should have a background in teaching elementary/lower school grades. Candidates must have the ability to promote a safe classroom learning environment that allows for small group instruction and student learning. Candidates should also have experience in lesson planning and the ability to execute plans into favorable learning experiences. Please contact Faith Best at to apply. 

Director of Facilities

The Academy is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Director of Facilities. Candidates should provide strategic direction, oversight and support for the management of campus facilities and grounds. Additional responsibilities include: overseeing janitorial services, maintenance, repair, and general upkeep of all buildings, grounds, and equipment. Please contact Julia Owens at to apply. 


The Academy is seeking qualified candidates for the positions of JJV (middle school) football assistant coach (Fall), cross-country coaches (Fall), JJV (middle school) basketball coach (Winter), and soccer coaches (Spring). Compensation is offered per season and role. If you have an interest in working in any of these sports or age groups, please reach out to Rebecca Fretz, Assistant Athletic Director at

ECP Instructors

The Academy is seeking qualified candidates for the position of extended care program instructor (part-time) for the 2023-2024 school year. Candidates should have a comfort level working with ages three through elementary age in an active, fun, and high energy setting after school. Undergraduate students pursuing education, early childhood development, or other roles are ideal for this 7:00-8:10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. position. Please reach out to Faith Best, Assistant Head of School, at

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