School Specialty Careers

Who we are

School Specialty is one of the largest suppliers of educational supplies, furniture, and standards-based curriculum solutions to all schools and grade levels.

School Specialty has over 30 well known and trusted brands in the market. We have our own propriety products, School Smart and Classroom Select furniture. We partner with vendors such as Crayola, 3M, and Elmer’s to be a one-stop solution for the education market.

School Specialty is also a leading curriculum based publisher that includes the subjects of science, reading, coordinated school health, and planning and student development.

School Specialty Careers

Our Competitive Strengths

We have a broad and large product offering of over 75,000 products, strong customer reach and relationships through our sales force, catalog offerings, and ecommerce websites, highly diversified business mix, and strong repeat business.

It is our renewed commitment to our associates and our customers that make us the preferred partner of choice.

Why you want to work for us

  • National health insurance – coverage effective date of hire
  • Dental and Vision insurance – coverage effective date of hire
  • Promise Hours – 24 paid hours to volunteer in schools
  • Gift Match – dollar for dollar match on the gifts you donate to schools
  • Product Purchase Program – catalog product for 12% above cost
  • Education Reimbursement
  • Paid Time Off – 3+ weeks per year
  • Paid Holidays
  • Casual Dress
  • Multiple Shift Options
  • Company Paid Group Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Work Life Benefits and Employee Assistance Program
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Award Winning Wellness Program

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What sets us apart


School Specialty is dedicated to our associates’ well-being. The Wellness Council of America (WELCOA), recently presented School Specialty with a Gold Well Workplace Award. This award recognizes an organization for its commitment to the health and well-being of its employees.

School Specialty, with its Club SSI wellness initiatives, annual free health assessments for associates and their spouses which are tied to medical premium discounts, health fairs, and opportunities to learn and apply healthy living practices while at work or at home, has demonstrated a long-term commitment to provide the knowledge and support for associates to maintain or improve their health.

Promise Hours

School Specialty provides its associates with 24 hours of paid time off per year for direct participation in a child's education. These Promise Hours are provided to proactively support education and to, therefore, enrich the educational process and the relationships that occur because of the shared involvement. This benefit applies to students in preschool through grade 12 attending public and private schools.

Education Reimbursement

At School Specialty we are interested in your personal and professional development and to financially assist you we offer Education Reimbursement. The company will reimburse the associate for 100% of the cost of tuition up to $5,000 per year. The course or degreed program must be in areas reasonably related to the job or another job within our company.


School Specialty endorses and embraces diversity in all aspects of our business. We take the position of creating opportunities for all. Differing perspectives can lead to new and exciting solutions. Celebrating differences results in a professional environment based on respect, trust and mutual achievement.

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Current School Specialty associates should log in to the Internal Career Center on the Schoolyard.