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. We have over 30 well-known and trusted brands and our own propriety products, including School Smart supplies 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 publisher of science, reading, coordinated school health, and planning and student development curriculum.

Our Competitive Strengths

We have a broad and large product offering of over 110,000 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, Dental and Vision Insurance – coverage effective date of hire
Promise Hours – 24 paid hours to volunteer in schools or charitable events
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
Multiple Shift Options
Company Paid Group Life and AD&D Insurance
Supplemental Life Insurance
Personal Accident and Disability insurance
401(k) retirement plan
Employee Assistance Program
Adoption Assistance
Award Winning Wellness Program

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 Wellness offers corporate-wide wellness challenges, health fairs, and opportunities to learn and apply healthy living practices while at work or at home. School Specialty Wellness has demonstrated a long-term commitment to provide the knowledge and support for associates to maintain or improve their overall well-being.

Promise Hours

School Specialty provides its associates with 24 hours of paid time off per year for direct participation in a child's education. This time may also be used to participate in charitable events that support your community. These Promise Hours are provided to proactively support and enrich the educational process and the relationships that occur because of the shared involvement.

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.