Job Postings in the Harlan Independent School District

Thank you for your interest in job opportunities with the Harlan Independent School District. The Harlan Independent School District is a high performing school district that is focused on student success. Ranking among the Commonwealths highest performing school districts, Harlan Independent is recognized as the educational leader in our community, region, and state. With unmatched academic success, the faculty, staff, and administration are the driving force in equipping our students for a successful future. Working together, we provide an exceptional  systematic educational experience for all students K3- 12th grade.

Sunshine Preschool serves three, four, and five your old students seeking an exciting and engaging entry level school experience. Students in Kindergarten through fourth grade are housed at Harlan Elementary School, Harlan County’s only 5 Star rated elementary school. Harlan Middle School serves grades 5-8 and Harlan High School houses students in 9-12th grade. Harlan Middle/High School has been recognized as one of America’s Best High Schools by US News and World Report for the last 10 consecutive years. To join the Green Dragon Family and pursue an exciting career with our district you must submit several documents to be considered for vacancies.

Please use the below documents to help ensure that all paperwork is on file so that you may be considered for vacancies with the district. If you have questions, please feel free to contact 606-573-8700 option 6 Monday-Friday from 7:30AM -4:00PM. Only candidates who complete and submit all required paperwork will be consider for employment.

Completed applications and related paperwork must be filed in the Central Office located at 420 E. Central St. Harlan, KY 40831. You may also mail your documentation to the same address. Additionally, you may email your completed application to Harlan.jobs@harlanind.kyschools.us.

Do not submit applications to schools or individuals within the school buildings. Feel free to schedule appointments to discuss potential jobs and vacancies with Supervisors or Principals. However, you must submit all applications to the Central Office. You may deliver materials in person if that is more convenient. The Harlan Independent Board of Education is located in the parking area of Harlan High School directly adjacent to the Humanities Building. Visitor parking is available directly in front of the building with the administrative offices located on the first floor. When completing an application, please make sure all contact information is correct. We will use this information to contact you.

You may also contact Mrs. Donna Fee at 606-573-8700 option 6 for questions about any position within the district. You may download applications for certified positions (teachers, administrators) or classified positions (bus drivers, teaching aides, custodial, cafe employees, secretaries, etc.,) online by clicking the appropriate links below.

All applications require a criminal background check.


Employment Opportunities

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Job Type

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Job Description

May 26, 2021


Digital Production - 1577

Provide leadership and oversight in digital production opportunities for students across the school district. Setup, facilitate, plan, and implement online streaming and broadcast production of school athletic events and activities.

June 4, 2021


High School Tennis Coach - 1580

Head Coach of the High/Middle Tennis team.

March 6, 2022


Custodian - 1606

Provide custodial services as assigned.

March 22, 2022


Instructional Assistant I 1607

Assist teacher with instruction and monitoring students. Also responsible for the personal needs of students.

May 10, 2022


Cook/Baker 1612

Prepare, cook, bake and serve a variety of foods in quantity

at an assigned site, assist in other food preparation duties as directed, maintain facilities in a clean and sanitary condition.

Posting Date

Job Type

Job Title-#

Job Description

December 14, 2021

Degree/ EPSB KY Certification

P-12 Library Media Specialist

Candidates must hold the proper Kentucky Teaching Certification for Library Media Specialist, excellent organizational skills, the ability to communicate with all stakeholders and a desire to promote success for all students. The ideal candidate will be proficient in planning, organizing, and delivering programs of instruction that support the premise of high expectations for all students.

March 28th, 2022

Degree/ EPSB KY K12 Certification

High School Resource Teacher1608

High School Special Ed. (LBD) Teacher, Grades 9-12

April 18, 2022

Degree/ EPSB KY K12 Certification

High School Spanish Instructor 1610

High School Spanish Teacher Grades 9-12

May 12, 2022

Degree/EPSB KY Certification

High School Biology 1612

High School Biology Teacher Grades 9-12

May 16th, 2022

Degree/EPSB KY Certification

Elementary Teacher (K-4) 1614

Elementary Teacher Grade K-4