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Careers at Milton Hershey School

Careers Worth Every Minute

Working at Milton Hershey School is much more than a job. Each employee helps shape the lives of the students we serve. Every position at the school is designed to help our students thrive on campus and beyond. If that sounds fulfilling to you, MHS may be the perfect place for your next career move.

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Types of Jobs at MHS

The variety of full- and part-time jobs we have at MHS may surprise you. As a year-round school and home for low-income students, we employ roles from teachers and houseparents to health care professionals and maintenance workers. Explore the many opportunities here or download our careers booklet.

Education Careers

Teachers play a critical role at MHS. They teach through innovative learning experiences. Plus, they prepare students for life by teaching and modeling the MHS Sacred Values. MHS teachers have well-resourced classrooms and a low student-to-faculty ratio.

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Houseparent Careers

As houseparents, married couples oversee homes of up to 12 students. They provide their students a caring, nurturing, stable, and structured home experience in order to teach life skills, character, and values.

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Thought Leaders

MHS hires industry leaders to best serve our students so they can break the cycle of poverty. Our employees are thought leaders in education, whole child care, college and career readiness, diversity and inclusion, safety, and more.

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Health & Wellness Careers

MHS provides cost-free medical, dental, and psychological services to students. We do this through top-notch staff and state-of-the-art facilities, including a 40-bed health center, three school nurse clinics, three dental clinics, and psychological services.

MHS hires full-time, part-time, and temp/contract employees. See what roles are available right now, and advance your health-care career at MHS.

Diverse Opportunities for Health Care Professionals

Hear from Student Health Services staff as they share more about their jobs, including the rewarding impact and sense of gratitude they gain from contributing to the mission of MHS.

Operations & Administrative Careers

A Milton Hershey School Transportation employee smiles by a school bus at Catherine Hall.It takes a lot of work and diverse skill sets to keep a campus of more than 2,000 students operating smoothly. MHS employs:

  • Building and vehicle maintenance workers
  • Cooks and dining room workers
  • Custodians
  • Drivers
  • Finance, human resources, legal, and communications professionals
  • Groundskeepers
  • Hair stylists and barbers
  • Health and dental care providers
  • Campus Safety officers and telecommunicators
  • IT professionals
  • Tailors and seamstresses
  • And more

Coaching and Extracurricular Instructors

A Milton Hershey School dining services worker serves lunch to students.Additionally, coaches and instructors lead students in many extracurricular and summer activities at MHS. Areas of focus include:

  • Agriculture
  • Athletics
  • Driving
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
  • Summer programming
  • Many other recreational areas
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Doctoral Psychology Internship Program

For the 2022-23 school year, MHS is hosting a doctoral psychology internship program in psychology. Interns earn valuable experience with children and adolescents from lower-income backgrounds.

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Life in Hershey

From its history as a “model town” to its current status as a thriving and welcoming community, unwrap all the sweet reasons to live, work, and play in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

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Jobs at Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning

View more exciting job opportunities at Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Milton Hershey School does not discriminate in hiring, promotion or any terms or conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion or religious creed, veteran status, disability or any other status protected under applicable federal or Pennsylvania law.


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MHS Retirees

If you retired from Milton Hershey School, our team can assist you with benefits questions and help you stay connected to the MHS community.

Sharing the Spartan Experience

Milton Hershey School does not discriminate in admissions or other programs and services on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, religious creed or disability. Read important MHS policies on equal opportunity and diversity, equal employment opportunity, and more.