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About Chimacum Schools

Surrounded by farms and forests at the base of the Olympic Mountains and the edge of the Salish Sea, Chimacum Schools are the heart center of a proud and vibrant community in East Jefferson County. We offer a deeply rewarding work environment with dedicated colleagues, enriching professional development, community partnerships, and regionally competitive compensation. Chimacum provides PreK-12 students engaging place-based and hands-on learning, locally produced school lunches, and an invitation to educational innovation and support, among other amazing opportunities!

Important to teachers and other employees about the area:

  • Proximity to activities, like boating, hiking, mountain biking, road cycling, fishing, hunting, skiing, camping, and beachcombing
  • The Arts-Music, Film, Theatre, Visual Arts
  • Proximity to the city (via ferry), shopping
  • Quality health care and other services
  • World Class food and beverage scene- farmers markets, local seafood, restaurants, bars, breweries, cideries
  • Unique, laid-back living
  • No traffic
  • Family friendly


All applicants apply through our Talent Ed online application. It is best completed on a personal computer and any documents you are required to upload should be done in the pdf file format (images and Word document often come through corrupt and unreadable).

We strongly encourage you to consider applying for substitute employment (classified or certificated) even if you desire permanent placement. Substitutes have the unique opportunity to become better acquainted with our district and each school location as well as various employment opportunities. Many of our substitutes are hired for permanent employment because staff, principals and supervisors get to know their skills and abilities on a first-hand basis. Our application process allows you to apply for both permanent and substitute positions at the same time. If you are interested in becoming a substitute, please complete our classified application for non-teaching positions, and our certificated application for teaching positions.

 Employment Opportunities and Online Application


Chimacum School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:


Civil Rights, Title IX Officer, Compliance Coordinator and Section 504 Coordinator

Melinda Miller

PO Box 278, Chimacum, WA 98325


Chimacum School District will also take steps to assure that national origin persons who lack English language skills can participate in all education programs, services and activities.  For information regarding translation services or transitional bilingual education programs, contact Melinda Miller at (360) 302-5886.   

NOTE:  All new employees are required to undergo a criminal history check via fingerprint cards with the Washington State Patrol and FBI.  Employment is conditional pending a satisfactory background check. Chimacum School District is a smoke and drug free workplace which includes nicotine delivering devices.