MNPS Careers



Metro Schools is one of the largest and most diverse school districts in America. It takes nearly 11,000 employees and countless community partners to educate 86,000 students in 166 schools that cover a 500-square-mile boundary in Metro Nashville-Davidson County. 

Our district is implementing some of the most innovative reform strategies in the nation. We are looking for highly effective teachers and teacher leaders with a passion for urban education and a go-getter spirit to help us become the highest performing urban district in the nation.

Learn why Nashville, Tennessee is a great place to live and work. 

We have open positions for various subjects and grade levels. We encourage you to view our open positions, submit an application and join our district. Search and apply for career opportunities today.

Currently, bonuses are available for positions at our Schools of Innovation.




  • Metro Schools is looking for energetic bus drivers to join our team! If that is you, or someone you know, please call 615-445-4195 for more information or apply online by clicking here.

  • Career Fairs: MNPS is proud of its achievements and committed to driving the success of our students through the search for innovative, impactful team members from all backgrounds with a desire to lead. As we seek to become the fastest-improving urban school system in America, we recognize the need for a community of educators and administrators who bring diverse skills and experience, engaging leadership, and a passion for delivering effective instruction. Check back soon for dates!

  • The Distinguished Professionals Education Institute (DPEI) contracts with MNPS to recruit and hire licensed teachers and eligible professionals for part-time teaching positions in music.  Applicants should have a Tennessee Teacher's license with an endorsement in music or have a Master's or Bachelor's degree with at least 24 semester hours in music and five years of working experience in the field of music.  Current openings include:  class guitar, class piano, world percussion and songwriting.  Applicants may go to to apply online.

Criminal Background Check Information

The Metropolitan Nashville Public School System requires a Criminal Background Clearance (CBC) which includes fingerprinting on all new employees, re-hired employees, employees changing classification, substitutes, student teachers, student practicum, volunteers, tutors and vendors. 


 The CBC must be on file before you start work.

Please do not get fingerprinted if you have not been offered a position with MNPS

To register for fingerprinting, please call (855) 226-2937 or visit:

2365 Murfreesboro Pike
(in the Crossgate Shopping Center)
Nashville, TN37217  

Monday-Friday 8:00-1:00 & 1:30-6:00, Saturday 9:00-1:00

You will be prompted to provide personal information including our ORI CODE: TN930050Z

The total cost for fingerprinting is $35.15, which is the responsibility of the applicant. This fee will be due at the time of registration unless using money order or cashier’s check, which will be due before fingerprinted.

Payable by Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, Money Order, or Cashier’s Check. (Payment by personal check or cash will not be accepted)

Fingerprint results are only valid for 180 days.