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We are Hiring! Join our Team!


Coast Mountains School District 82 is accepting applications for the following positions currently available in its Hazelton, Kitimat, Kitwanga, Terrace and Stewart school communities.

The school district provides educational support for Kindergarten to Grade 12 students in nineteen schools with a teaching, professional and support staff of more than 650 employees.  Learn more about an interesting career in education and about our team by viewing the school district’s recruitment video (click on link to open) via YouTube. 

  • Certified Teachers Teaching on Call
  • Non-Certified Teachers Teaching on Call
  • Certified Education Assistants
  • Non-Certified Education Assistants
  • Summer Student Labourers
  • Casual Support Staff

Hours of work are generally 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

All of our employment opportunities are posted on our school district website at under the Quicklinks section of the website’s home page.

To view or download the CMSD82 Recruitment Poster in PDF format, please access the following link.  Please feel free to share this link with family, friends and/or acquaintances for their interest.

We are Hiring! Join our Team!- February 17, 2023

APPLY TODAY!  Please email your resume with references to our Human Resources Department at  Short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Should you have questions, or you require more information, please contact:

Penny DeJong – Human Resources Officer, Teachers & Exempt Staff
Tel: (250) 638-4403

Kyla Magnusson – Human Resources Officer, Support Staff
Tel: (250) 638-4440



Reminder District of Kitimat Student Free Fares Pilot Program – Extension to August 31, 2021

As we welcome the end of the 2020-2021 school year, we wish to remind Kitimat parents and caregivers of the extension announced by the District of Kitimat regarding the Student Free Fares Pilot Program through to August 31, 2021.

In September 2020, the District of Kitimat sponsored the implementation of free fares for Kindergarten to Grade 12 students within the Kitimat Transit System as part of a one-year pilot project.  The District of Kitimat recently announced the extension of the one-year pilot project to August 31, 2021 allowing all Kitimat students to continue to enjoy the “complimentary student fare” over the summer months as follows:

  • Students 14+ are required to show their student ID with the K-6 U-Pass sticker when boarding the bus to ride for free.
  • Students who do not currently possess a sticker are asked to contact their School Principal no later than June 30, 2021 to arrange an appointment to receive a sticker.
  • Students, 14 and under, are not required to show a student ID.

Questions regarding the program can be directed to the District of Kitimat’s Director of Corporate Administration, Ethan Anderson at (250) 632-8900.  For information on Kitimat Transit bus schedules and routes, please visit:

Please be advised that BC Transit continues to follow the guidance of the PHO and WorkSafeBC, and face coverings are currently mandatory on all buses and at bus stops.

Wishing you a happy, fun and safe summer with your families and friends!

Director of Instruction, Indigenous Education Appointment

CMSD82 News Release – Director of Instruction, Indigenous Education Appointment – August 1, 2021  (PDF Format)

The Board of Education for Coast Mountains School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Julia Jacobs to the position of Director of Instruction, Indigenous Education.  Julia will assume her new position on August 1, 2021.

Julia currently holds the position of Vice Principal at Mount Elizabeth Middle/Secondary School, a role she assumed on August 1, 2020.  She previously held a teaching position at Kildala Elementary School from 2011 to 2016 having provided Teacher Teaching-on-Call coverage for three years prior to that assignment.  Julia assumed the position of District Literacy & Aboriginal Education Coordinator on September 1, 2016 and was appointed to the role of Vice Principal at Cassie Hall Elementary School on September 1, 2017.

Julia holds a Master of Education Degree from the Vancouver Island University and a Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of British Columbia.  Her Master’s Thesis was entitled “First Peoples Principles of Learning Through the Lens of Storytelling”.  Julia has always demonstrated passion in her profession, an understanding and respect for local diverse cultures, history and the importance of building positive relationships with students, parents, staff and the community.

Indigenous partners and Coast Mountains School District are united in believing that the knowledge, experience and passion that Julia brings to improving learning success for all students will have a tremendously positive impact on young people of Indigenous heritage across our school district.

Coast Mountains School District is most fortunate to have Julia assume this key role and welcomes her to the District Leadership Team.

Our congratulations are extended to Julia on her appointment and we wish her every success in her new position.

Janet Meyer
Superintendent of Schools