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Post your current job openings here for FREE! Simply fill out the information sheet and send it electronically to Matt Schaeffer. Smart Start will review your information, then post your listing for 30 days.


Search for job openings for FREE! Information posted will include position, pay range, age group and more.  If you do not have access to the internet, simply contact Matt Schaeffer at our office to schedule an appointment to use our Educator Work Station.


Smart Start of New Hanover County (SSNHC) operates this jobs board as a public service so that local childcare centers can post current job vacancies on the SSNHC website.  However, SSNHC makes no representations or recommendations regarding employers or jobs referenced on the jobs board.  SSNHC does not screen employers who post job opportunities on the jobs board.  Use of this jobs board shall be entirely at the risk of the users and SSNHC expressly disclaims any and all liability with respect thereto.

All jobs are posted at the discretion of SSNHC.  We will not post jobs that appear to discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, national origin, disabled or Veteran status, sexual orientation, disability, gender, or any other category protected by law.  SSNHC also reserves the right to refuse to post jobs that do not support the interests of professionals in the field of early childhood care and education.

It is the responsibility of the user to research the integrity of the organizations and/or individuals to which they are applying for a job.  The user is advised to use caution and common sense when applying for any positions with an organization or a private party.

Child Development Center, Inc 3802 Princess Place Dr Wilmington NC 28405

Contact: Heather Ratliff 910-343-4245 Star Rating: 5
  • Position: After Care Teacher
  • Pay range: Based on years of experience
  • Benefits: No
  • Age group: 2-5 year olds
  • Job description: CDC is in need of an after care teacher. Hours: 2:00-5:30pm Monday-Friday. Opportunities for day time subbing will be available. Must have or obtain a cleared DCDEE criminal background check.
  • Email resume to: or Fax: 910-343-4254

Childcare Network #82 4808 New Center Dr Wilmington NC 28403

Contact: Tracy Reeves 910-452-4222 Star Rating: 5
  • Position: Lead teachers
  • Pay range: $9-12/hour
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age group: Infants & Threes
  • Job description: Seeking qualitifed lead teachers for several positions. Experience preferred. Please apply and oin our Childcare Network family!
  • Please apply at under New Centre Drive school #82

Easter Seals UCP Children’s Center 500 Military Cutoff Rd Wilmington 28405

Contact: Marcie Jaquish 910-392-0080 Star Rating: 5
  • Position: Substitute Teacher& Assistant teacher
  • Pay range: $10/hr
  • Benefits: No
  • Age group: 1-5 year olds
  • Job description: Responsibilities include monitoring the children and ensuring their safety at all times as well as promoting positive social interactions and fostering pre-academic skills. Experience in early childhood is mandated, early childhood credentials is preferred.
  • Complete online application at

Excel #2 4308 S. 17th St Ext Wilmington NC 28412

Contact: April Bosse 252-671-3354 Star Rating: Temporary
  • Position: Teacher
  • Pay range: $9-11/hour
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Hours per week: 40
  • Age group: Infants, 3 & 4 year olds
  • Job description: An individual that is called to nurture the social, emotional, and academic growth and development of all children in our care by providing a developmentally appropriate classroom environment. The teacher will develop partnerships with parents and/or guardians to support, guide, and share in each child’s growth and development. The teacher must be guided by Excel’s mission statement and exchange information with Directors and Corporate Office Personnel as a member of a interdisciplinary team. The Lead Teacher is expected to develop goals based on our vision and be a persuader of staff & parents.
  • Please apply online at or call 252-671-3354 for April

Excel #3 165 Vision Dr Wilmington NC 28403

Contact: Natalie Picano 910-793-4884 Star Rating: Temporary
  • Position: Floater
  • Pay range: $7.50-8.50/hour
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Hours per week: 30-40
  • Age group: Varies – 6 weeks to 12 years
  • Job description: The floater position requires some experience working with young children in a regulated setting. Floaters work with different ages during different times of the day to provide relief or act as substitutes for full time lead and assistant teachers. Floaters must follow the classroom daily schedule and lesson plan as well as provide a safe, healthy, nurturing and educational environment. Must be available until 6pm daily. However we will work with your school schedule if you are a student.
  • Please apply online at and/or email resume to

Kiddie Academy of Wilmington 7633 Market St Wilmington NC 28411

Contact: Katie Griswold 910-742-4344 Star Rating: Temporary
  • Positions: Leads & Assistants
  • Pay range: $10-13/hr
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age group: All
  • Job description: We are looking for candidates that have a current qualifying letter.
  • Please send your resume to

Wilmington Christian Academy 1401 N. College Rd Wilmington NC 28405

Contact: Cathy Dotson 910-791-4248 ext 5516 Star rating: GS110
  • Position: Afterschool Care Teacher
  • Pay range: $9-10/hr
  • Benefits: No
  • Hours per week: 15-29
  • Age group: PK2, PK3, PK4
  • Job description: Preschool aftercare workers are needed to work with preschool aged children in the afternoon while children nap, eat snack and play. Substitute teachers and aides are also needed during the day.
  • Please email a resume to

Young Memories Learning Center 118 Old Dairy Rd Wilmington NC 28405

Contact: Keresa Anderson-Young 910-313-2590 Star rating: 3 Star
  • Position: Lead Teacher
  • Pay range: $9-10/hr
  • Hours per week: 40+
  • Age group: Toddler & Preschool
  • Job description: The Lead Teacher is responsible for developing both short and long term lesson plans based on the curriculum and philosophy of the daycare center. The lead teacher will also set up the classroom to reflect the current lesson being taught. More information will be provided during the interview.
  • Please contact Keresa at 910-313-2590 to apply