Welcome to the GCS employment page!

We thank you for your interest in our school district.  If you are looking to experience the advantages of working in a large public school district while living in a family focused northern Michigan community, please click here to browse our open positions.

GCS hires only the best educators to work with our students.  We employ approximately 300 positive and dedicated individuals who work hard every day to inspire and build relationships with each of our 3000+ students. We are proud to be able to offer rewarding careers with competitive pay and benefits.

Teacher Compensation

Salary schedule placement is determined by the number of years of teaching experience and degree level. Teachers with previous teaching experience will receive one-half step on the schedule for each year of experience up to a maximum of Step 10.


  • First year teacher starting salary:  $41,089
  • Starting salary with 6 years of experience & 20 graduate credits:     $48,406
  • Starting salary with 10 years of experience & 30 graduate credits:   $53,131
  • Starting salary with 18 years of experience & a master’s degree:     $64,259

GCS offers $2000 toward the cost of graduate credits, half of the cost of tuition for up to 18 graduate credits in a content area taught in our Early College program.

Questions? Contact the GCS HR Office at 989-705-3010.


Substitute Teacher and Support Staff Positions

We welcome you to join Gaylord Community Schools as a substitute! Substitute teachers and support staff members are contracted through EDUStaff, LLC.  

All substitutes will receive $57.00 toward the cost of the criminal history check when they fill GCS positions a total of 10 times.

Substitute teachers working under a substitute permit will also receive $45.00 toward the cost of their substitute permit after their 10th day of subbing each year. 

***All substitutes receive a free lunch from our amazing food service department each time they work in our schools.***

  • Visit EDUStaff
  • In the top left hand corner, click “Start Application”.
  • Complete the online application.
  • Call EDUStaff at 877.974.6338 with any questions.


Substitute Bus Driver Hiring Procedure

Gaylord Community Schools are now scheduling bus driver training sessions for individuals interested in becoming substitute school bus drivers.  If you are interested in joining a team of dedicated individuals committed to safely transporting our children each day, please contact David Parsell, Director of Transportation, at 989-705-3022. 

It is the policy of Gaylord Community Schools that no person shall, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, gender, age, disability, height, weight, marital status or any other legally protected characteristic be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination during any program, activity, service or in employment.