Talent Recruitment & Employment

Last Updated: 5/12/2023 4:52 PM


Waterbury, like many districts around the country, is faced with the challenge of increasing the representation of minorities in the educator workforce and recruiting and retaining culturally and linguistically diverse educators. With a student population that is nearly 70% minority, the district is committed to recruiting and retaining teachers of color. Waterbury is uniquely positioned to make significant gains toward increasing minority representation among teacher and administrator hires by thoughtfully creating and carrying out a fresh, comprehensive and multi-faceted approach. This approach includes a “Grow Your Own” next generation of teachers program focusing on high school students who have an interest in becoming teachers and providing professional development to existing minority teachers and having courageous conversations on topics of interest to them as they progress along their career trajectory. Finally, connecting with institutions of higher learning and establish relationships to support student internships and field experiences, while exposing our students to college life and expectations.

We invite you to learn more about Waterbury Public Schools and what we have to offer. Explore opportunities and consider making us your employer of choice! Start by reading what our employees have to say about the opportunities a career in the Waterbury Public Schools has meant for them. 

How to Apply

To search open positions and apply, please visit: http://bit.ly/WPSApplication

2023-24 Paraprofessional Transfer Postings   

If there are no open positions you would like to apply for, you may still submit an application indicating your areas of interest.

IMPORTANT: As part of our selection process, Waterbury Public Schools requests that all applications MUST be 100% complete, including all necessary supplemental documents, prior to a candidate being considered for advancement in the interview process. Please take a few extra minutes to ensure that all of the information is accurate and that all of the fields are filled in accordingly. Our promise to you is that we will provide you with an equal employment opportunity for a rewarding career to work alongside some of the best educators, administrators, and support staff in the industry. At Waterbury Public Schools, we strive to make a positive difference in the lives of every child, every day.  



For those seeking information on the certification process, please go to the State of Connecticut Department of Education web pages or click on the following link to go directly to the certification information page: http://bit.ly/CTCertification.


Waterbury Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Candidates from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Teacher Recruitment Fairs

Students who attend the schools list below can register to participate in the following fairs via Handshake!

Date/Time Host University/College
University of Bridgeport (In Person)


University of Bridgeport (Virtual)
Eastern Connecticut State University
Ed Week (Virtual)

11:00am - 3:00pm

University of Connecticut
11:00am - 1:00pm
Albertus Magnus & University of St. Joseph (Virtual)
11:00am - 1:30pm
Alabama State University
Central Connecticut State University (Virtual)
Diversity in Education (Virtual)
University of Hartford (Virtual)

2:30pm - 5:30pm

CSDE-RESC Alliance Increasing Educator Diversity (Virtual)
Waterbury Public Schools
236 Grand Street
Waterbury, CT 06702
Phone: (203) 574-8000

Fax: (203) 574-8010