Careers at Milton Hershey School
Hershey Careers that Change Lives
Working at Milton Hershey School is much more than a career. Each employee helps shape the lives of the students we serve. All careers at the school are 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.
Types of Milton Hershey School Jobs
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 Jobs in PA
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.
MHS employs more than 200 houseparent couples to live on campus full time with a small group of students over several years to be there as each child grows up. The houseparent role gives married couples the opportunity to provide a consistent, family-like structure students can rely on.
Houseparent couples receive a total compensation package worth approximately $150,000. This includes housing, meals while on duty, utilities, a comprehensive benefits package, and a combined pre-tax salary of $85,806.
Health Care Jobs
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 temporary contract employees.
Operations & Administrative Careers
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
- Finance, human resources, legal, and communications professionals
- 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
Additionally, coaches and instructors lead students in many extracurricular and summer activities at MHS. Areas of focus include:
- Performing arts
- Visual arts
- Summer programming
- Many other recreational areas
Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology
For the 2024-25 school year, MHS is hosting a doctoral psychology internship program in psychology. Interns earn valuable experience with children and adolescents from lower-income backgrounds.
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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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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