Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences is an urban, independent school, grades 6 through 12, with a dynamic program to prepare students for college and life. We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefit package.

Seattle Academy provides Equal Employment Opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with the applicable federal, state, and local laws

Applicants must successfully pass background check, which will be conducted in accordance with Seattle’s Fair Chance Employment Ordinance, SMC 14.17.


We do not have any teaching positions available at this time.


We do not have any administrative positions available at this time.


Seattle Academy is accepting applications for a school bus driver. This is a full time position 52 weeks per year. The job will be an afternoon and evening position with the possibility of weekend work. In addition to bus driving duties, the position also includes the possibility of duties in support of the school’s facilities department. The compensation package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance and a retirement plan.

Essential Job Functions for Bus Drivers at Seattle Academy:

  • Conducts 15-minute pre-trip inspection of bus, including, but not limited to, tires, visual check of engine and belts, lights, seats, emergency exits, and brakes.
  • Fuels bus as needed.
  • Adjusts interior and exterior mirrors.
  • Drives automatic transmission bus along prescribed route to transport students to and from school. This includes field trips, athletics, and after school activities.
  • Depending on model of bus, pushes buttons or uses lever to operate flashers while students get on and off of bus.
  • Depending on model of bus, steps on emergency brake pedal or pushes air brake button before students load or unload bus, then pulls lever or depresses air brake button to release brake.
  • Depending on model of bus, holds down a switch or operates lever to swing bus door open and closed.
  • Monitors students as they enter, ride and leave bus to ensure safety of all parties.
  • Sweeps bus interior and empties garbage daily.
  • May install tire chains if needed for inclement weather.
  • May open emergency windows, doors, and roof hatches in the event of an emergency.

Other Job Functions for this Position:

  • Assist with traffic control as needed including but not limited to school crossings.
  • Assist with school event management including but not limited to setting up tables and chairs, providing access control, traffic control, and event clean up.
  • Assist the facilities department with minor maintenance tasks including but not limited to painting, replacing light bulbs, and campus mail delivery.
  • Close school buildings including but not limited to ensuring that the building is unoccupied, turning off lights, locking interior and exterior doors, closing windows, and setting building alarms.
  • Assist the facilities with grounds maintenance including but not limited to trash pickup on sidewalks and in parking lots.
  • Assist with the loading of after school buses including but not limited to directing adults and students to correct buses, ensuring that contract drivers have accurate route information, and directing bus drivers to correct pick up location.
  • Monitor the return of after school buses including but not limited to documentation of return times.


  • Valid Washington State driver’s license.
  • A Class C Commercial Driver’s License with necessary endorsements.
  • Ability to pass a Federal DOT medical evaluation.
  • Ability to pass a Federal DOT drug and alcohol screening
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions including mapping.
  • Ability to keep records and maintain order.
  • Strong public relations skills.
  • Ability to lift 55 pounds unassisted
  • Successful school bus driving experience is preferred.
  • Previous facilities maintenance experience is preferred.

Application Steps:

  • Submit a cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements.
  • Submit a current resume.
  • Provide a copy of your Driving Abstract
  • Provide a list of professional references

All offers of hire are contingent upon successful completion of a background check and confirmation of employment eligibility.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Loyal Hanrahan, Transportation Manager, at lhanrahan@seattleacademy.org. PDF file format is preferred.