Employment at DAS

Discovery Academy of Science is dedicated to providing quality education to students from Kindergarten through 8th grade. Our faculty and staff are committed to creating a safe and nurturing learning environment that fosters intellectual, social, and emotional growth. If you are passionate about education and believe that every child deserves a high-quality education, we encourage you to explore the employment opportunities available at our school.

Active 5/2/23

Job Title: Student Services Staff

Salary: $15/hr

Hours: Monday - Friday, 11 am - 6 pm

Job Type: Part-time


We are seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Student Services Staff member to join our team in August 2023. The successful candidate will mainly be responsible for assisting with lunch and aftercare programs, ensuring a safe and nurturing environment for students.

Lunch Duties (11 am - 2 pm):

  • Set up lunches for students in the cafeteria
  • Clean and maintain the cafeteria area before, during, and after lunchtime
  • Monitor students during lunchtime, ensuring their safety and well-being
  • Assist with any lunch-related issues or concerns that may arise

Aftercare Duties (2 pm - 6 pm):

  • Set up and distribute snacks for students in the aftercare program
  • Monitor students during aftercare, ensuring their safety and well-being
  • Plan and conduct engaging and age-appropriate activities for aftercare students
  • Collaborate with other staff members to create a positive aftercare experience for all students
  • Maintain a clean and organized aftercare space


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Previous experience in childcare, education, or a related field is preferred but not required
  • Ability to work well with children and maintain a positive and nurturing environment
  • Must pass a background check and provide necessary clearances

If you have a passion for working with children and are looking for a rewarding part-time role, we encourage you to apply for this Lunch and Aftercare Support Staff position. Please submit your application below. We look forward to hearing from you!

At Discovery Academy of Science, we are committed to cultivating a shared vision that embraces the diverse viewpoints and perspectives of our entire community. We foster open communication among our staff and honor differing opinions. Our administration expertly delegates decision-making and problem-solving responsibilities to the appropriate team members while attentively addressing the concerns of staff, students, parents, and the community. By nurturing a culture of professional camaraderie and respect, we ensure a supportive and welcoming environment for all our employees.

At Discovery Academy of Science, our employees benefit from a wealth of professional development opportunities, both within the private sector and through Pinellas County resources. We provide tailored professional development for individual teachers as well as collective staff enhancement. Our educators frequently attend national conferences that focus on core subjects like reading, science, math, and specialized teaching techniques. Each school year, we proactively schedule several professional development days to ensure continuous growth and improvement for our staff.

Discovery Academy of Science proudly offers competitive starting salaries, starting at $50,568 per year for new teachers and increasing based on experience. Our educators have numerous opportunities to earn extra income throughout the school year and summer months, as well as through advanced degrees. At DAS, we value the prior experience of our teachers and provide salary increases based on experience evaluations.

Alongside attractive salaries, DAS offers comprehensive benefits, including competitive health insurance, dental and vision plans, basic life insurance, short term disability, and optional retirement plans. Eligible family members can also take advantage of select benefit packages, ensuring a well-rounded support system for our employees.

Florida is fortunate to host some of the nation's leading universities. At Discovery Academy of Science, we take pride in actively recruiting talented teachers from prominent institutions such as the University of South Florida, Florida State University, the University of Central Florida, and the University of Florida. Our current faculty comprises graduates from the majority of the state's major universities. These well-prepared individuals transition smoothly into our school community, bringing their valuable expertise and credentials to educate and inspire students within the state of Florida.

"This is my second year working at Discovery Academy of Science. I teach 1st grade and love our school. Our students are excited about science and eager to learn and explore. Unlike most schools, we have an hour block each day specifically for science. We are also lucky to have great technology at our fingertips. Each classroom has a smart board and classroom computers. We also have access to a computer lab and laptops. Being at a school centered around STEM fosters an excitement to learn within our students".

"Between the administration and generous parents, we have all the resource and supplies we could ever need. The parents at our school are involved and help work with the students to achieve their full potential. The students in my classroom are all enthusiastic to learn and many of them are already reaching 2nd grade standards. We are very fortunate to have such a great group of kids!"

"One of the things that I love most about working at DAS is the staff. We are such a small school which allows us to know one another personally. We have become a family rather than just co-workers. I can honestly say that I wouldn’t trade my job as a teacher here for anything. I look forward to coming to work each day and feel lucky to be surrounded by such a great group of students, staff, and parents!"

Discovery Academy of Science is dedicated to promoting equal employment opportunities, and we hire qualified individuals without discrimination based on race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local laws. 

About Us

Discovery Academy of Science is a public charter school approved by the Pinellas County School District.



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1380 Pinehurst Rd. Dunedin FL 34698
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