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Applicant Information / Current Vacancies

Thank you for your interest in working Lynn Public Schools. To apply for a position, please access Lynn Public Schools - TalentEd Hire ( Applications MUST be submitted electronically with the exception of Food Services positions.

Administrative - Vacancy announcements for administrative opportunities are posted throughout the School Department. Vacancies are posted for thirty (30) days.

Teacher Vacancies - The school personnel department maintains a resume bank of teacher applications, including their certification areas and levels. As vacancies occur, principals and directors access this resource to interview and recommend qualified teaching applicants to the Superintendent.

A complete certificated application MUST include the following:

  • Transcripts (uploaded into the system)
  • Three (3) recent letters of reference
  • List of any prior teaching experience for salary consideration: Official verification of prior full-time teaching experience from your previous employer.

The TEACHER SALARY ESTIMATOR is available for new teachers and potential candidates hired by the district to estimate their annual salary. Click Here To View The Estimator

Substitute Teachers - All substitute teachers must have formally applied for substitute teaching positions through the personnel office and be processed for a CORI. Applicants for substitute teaching positions must have completed a minimum of two years of college.

Teacher Aides and Lunch Aides - Applicants may complete the necessary paperwork for these positions in the personnel office. Subsequently, they will be placed on a day to day-on call list for substitute assignments. Employment is contingent on a criminal background investigation.

Civil Service Positions - Many of the School department's positions are classified as Civil Service. Hiring and promotion practices for these positions are mandated by Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 31. See Massachusetts Division of Human Resources

Labor Service positions do not require an exam as part of the application process. Initially, individuals register for Labor Service positions at the Lynn City Hall personnel Department. Registrations remain active for five years.

As Labor Service vacancies occur within the School Department, the School Personnel Office requisitions City Hall for applicants.

An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of pre-employment physical, including a drug test, National fingerprint-based Criminal Background Check (NCBC) and Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI). All MUST be completed PRIOR to the start of employment.

Fingerprinting Information

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Register For an Appointment or call (866) 349-8130.

The district's 8 digit DESE organizational code is 01630000.

  • $55 for staff who have a DESE license
  • $35 for those who do not have a DESE license.
  • You may pay with a credit card while online.
  • Please print the confirmation page and note the identification you will need to bring with you to the fingerprinting center.

If you have been fingerprinted for another school district in Massachusetts, please contact that district and request a Letter of Suitability.
For more information about the national criminal background checks, you may visit the following websites:

Lynn Schools Employment Application Form For FOOD SERVICES POSITIONS ONLY
See Documents Below In English and Spanish

In accordance with the General Laws, Chapter 39, Section 33B, the confidential nature of the application will be honored until such time as the screening has taken place and semi-finalists have been selected.

Any person who wishes information concerning the application of Title IX of Chapter 622 should contact Mr. Michael Geary, Assistant Director of Curriculum and Instruction (Health), 100 Bennett Street, Lynn, MA 01905, telephone # ((781)) 593-1680 ext. 3148.

Inquiries concerning non-discrimination policies may also be referred to the Regional Director, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, J.W. McCormack P.O.C.H., Room 222, Boston, MA 02109-4557.

The Lynn School Department accepts all state and federal laws regarding the possession and/or use of illegal drugs as binding on its employees and therefore, all employees are prohibited from possessing, using, or distributing illicit drugs or alcohol on school premises or at any school-sponsored activity.

Non-Discrimination Policy - It is the policy of the Lynn Public Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, home status, or disability in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities in compliance with Title VI and VII of Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments to the Civil Rights Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and M.G.L., Ch.76. Sec. 5, M.G.L., Ch. 151B, and M.G.L., Ch. 151C.

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LPS HR Forms Are Available Below In PDF Format