SHADES of Development is an equal opportunity employer. Pay rates are based on experience and education. SHADES of Development offers part-time positions as Assistant Directors, Out-of-School Time (OST) Specialists, Lead and Assistant PreK Teachers and Substitutes. For more information about employment opportunities, please e-mail a resume and letter of intent to Employment@SHADESofDevelopment.org or mail a resume and letter of intent to the Central Office at 6701 West Emory Road, Knoxville, TN 37931. Site location information can be found on the Contact Us page.

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Out-of-School Time (OST) Activity Specialists

Join SHADES of Development as we play, laugh and learn together with children. There is nothing more satisfying than making a positive impact on a child's life. Inquire about joining the SHADES team today!

Gym Teachers
We are looking for FUN and ENERGETIC staff who love teaching and playing with children. Hours are 2pm-6pm M-F. Must be 18 years or older with a high school diploma.

PreK Lead Teachers (Sam E. Hill and Fair Garden)

The hours are from 12:30 - 5:00pm M-F. Candidates must be eligible to work between 12:30 and 5:00pm M-F.  Experience working in Preschool and a CDA or Bachelor's degree in a child related field is required.  

PreK Assistant Teachers

The hours are from 12:45-5:00pm M-F.  Candidates must be eligible to work between 12:30-5:00 M-F.  Experience working in Preschool is required.

PreK Lead and PreK Assistant Teachers (Brickey Elementary)

The hours are from 12:45 - 6:00pm M-F.  Candidates must be eligible to work between 12:45-6:00pm M-F.  Experience working in Preschool is required.


All staff members work extended hours on in-service days.

All Staff members must clear a background check and drug test.