School Bus Driver

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Start Date: Immediate

West Sound Academy is seeking a School Bus Driver to drive students to and from Port Townsend in a 20-passenger short bus. This position is a split-shift 10-month non-exempt hourly position with accrued personal/sick time of 1 hour per 40 hours worked. 

Who we are:

West Sound Academy is an independent school for grades 6-12 built to inspire students to embark on a learning journey that ignites their curiosity and encourages them to make their own unique impact in the world. Located in the heart of Kitsap County, on a rural 20-acre campus, the school offers a hands-on and creative curriculum with small class sizes that attracts students from all around the globe to learn and grow together. 

Job Summary and Schedule:

The school bus departs the Haines Place Park and Ride in Port Townsend at 7:05 am. The return trip departs the school at 3:00 pm. Additional hours are available for field trip driving, and depending on your skill set and comfort, help with our facilities work as well​​.

This position reports to the Head of School. 

Successful Candidates will have:

  • A high school diploma and experience as a licensed driver
  • A current driver’s license approved for class school bus vehicles with passenger endorsement. WSA will provide the licensing training required for the right candidate.
  • An appreciation for young people and the ability to build rapport with them
  • A background check is required through OESD 114 at the candidate’s expense
  • Access to a cell phone for email, text, and phone communication

Wage Rate

The hourly rate for this position is from $18 to $22 depending on experience and actual job assignment. Medical, Vision, and Dental benefits are available for full-time employees. West Sound Academy is an equal-opportunity employer. To apply, please send a letter of interest, résumé, and three references to

West Sound Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, sexual preference, gender identity, or any other protected classification under State, Federal, or Local Law in the administration of its hiring practices, educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship, loan programs, and athletic or any other school-administered program.