Want to teach where we do things a little differently?

Upper Mississippi Academy believes that learning is a lifelong, collaborative experience that teachers should embark on every day. Employment at UMA encourages “teachers as designers” and looks for teachers who are interested in embracing new challenges without fear of failure and who encourage their students to do the same. We look for teachers and staff members who are active, continuous learners and want to grow in their practice with input from students, colleagues, and community. UMA offers a competitive salary structure and benefits package, collaborative planning time every other Friday (student release days), the opportunity to design and publish your own curriculum, the chance to be outside every day of the year, and the ability to make a difference in how our children are educated. Join us at our new location in downtown St. Paul!

Current Employment Opportunities

Position: Secondary Music Teacher 21-22 school year

Summary: UMA is currently seeking a .50-1.0 FTE licensed Secondary Music teacher to teach a variety of classes to middle and high school students. Review job description for full details. Position would start in August 2021. Position open until filled.

Position: Special Education Paraprofessional (pool) Summary: UMA is seeking applicants for a pool of full time paraprofessional candidates for potential openings in the 2021-2022 school year.  Candidates should be passionate about being part of a collaborative team to ensure that students succeed in a general education curriculum. Our team works with all teachers, via a push-in mode (currently online only), to create differentiated learning experiences in the general education setting to the greatest extent possible. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, a resume, and letters of reference to opportunities@umissacademy.org


Position: Substitute Teacher (pool) Summary: UMA is currently seeking substitute teachers to join our pool of available teachers for full or half days. We want to add individuals to our team who are flexible, creative, and adaptable to multiple student learning styles and environments. Appreciation of excessive silliness a plus. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, a resume, and three letters of reference to opportunities@umissacademy.org.