Career Opportunities


We are seeking experienced substitute teachers. Applicants must be Elementary School educators that are highly skilled, effective, and cheerful, who care deeply about the education and well-being of the whole child. Individuals should have excellent classroom management skills and be comfortable with a class size of 16 students. The successful applicant will enjoy working in a warm, family atmosphere in collaboration with other enthusiastic educators. Outdoor Learning Areas and Open-Air Classrooms are an integral part of our campus environment. Lunch is eaten outside on our 54 acre campus. A complimentary chef prepared lunch is provided for substitute teachers on campus. A robust COVID protocol is in place. Come enjoy teaching again.

Teachers of special areas such as music, art, band, P.E., Spanish, Latin, robotics, technology are also encouraged to apply as well. We always like to meet talented teachers, especially those who utilize outdoor teaching strategies.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree or higher, and teaching credential.At least three years of prior experience is preferred. Please contact Principal Kaye Simmons at or call her office at 865-690-4255.


Looking for a fun afterschool job that’s more like working at summer camp than daycare? Tate's School is hiring energetic afterschool counselors who enjoy leading games and activities with children. Gain valuable childcare experience and join our team of highly energetic and creative Fun Professionals. Most days are spent outdoors utilizing our beautiful 54 acre campus with more than 20 outdoor learning areas. Must be available M-F (5 days) from 3:00-6:00 PM. Starting pay is $9.00-10.00 per hour based on experience. Review the job description and apply online at or call Chris at (865) 690-9208 for more information.

Tate's School's mission is nurture and work with children in preschool - eighth grade to promote academic excellence, assist in their intellectual development, and mentor them in their moral evolution to the point that they are capable of becoming successful, productive, vibrant, accountable young men and women of sound of character and reputation. Tate's School is a private, independent school founded in 1968 that serves approximately 250 students. Tate's campus is filled with classrooms that feature exposed logs and wooden beams consistent with the warm, inviting, non-institutional style unique to Tate's School. Join this exciting team! COVID-19 considerations: We have a comprehensive covid plan which has worked very well for us. Outdoor classrooms abound and classes have between 8 -16 students. We have outdoor desks for all students and teachers. We got this! #BeAnOutsider