Guest Teacher Application

Substitute (Guest) Teaching


Thank you for your interest in guest teaching for Zionsville Community Schools. Quality guest teachers are an important asset to our schools and require special attributes to enhance our students’ learning process.  The best guest teachers demonstrate the desire to work well with children ages 3-18, relate well to all students, inspire a love of learning and have a good sense of humor.  In addition, they must be flexible, dedicated, patient, kind, fair and consistent.

Guest teachers can manage the days of the week they are available to work through an automated system called Aesop.  This user-friendly system is accessible online or through a touch-tone phone which allows ZCS teachers to enter absences and guest teachers to select available jobs.

Pay Rate
Full Day
½ Day
Retired ZCS Teachers Full Day
Retired ZCS Teachers ½ Day
Holiday Pay*
$41.50 Bonus
* This will include the day before/after fall break, the day before/after Thanksgiving break, the day before Winter break and the day before/after Spring Break.
**At the completion of every 20 full days worked as a guest teacher an incentive of $41.50 will be paid out at the end of the semester. This incentive will begin new every semester).

Guest Teacher Requirements:  

  • Minimum of 60 completed college credit hours*

  • Three references who provide documentation of positive work experience with children

  • A substitute teacher permit or valid Indiana teaching license 

  • Minimum of 21 years of age to guest teach at Zionsville Community High School*
    *commensurate work experience may be substituted.

If you meet the above requirements and would like to start the application process, click here.  List substitute (guest) teacher as your desired position.

After your employment application has been submitted, please send an email to our Sub Coordinator at [email protected] confirming that you would like to be considered for a guest teacher position at Zionsville Community Schools. 

The Sub Coordinator will regularly review all applications and initiate phone interviews with those meeting the above requirements. Should you be selected to proceed in the hiring process you will be required to attend a 1 hour guest teacher training after successful completion of a full criminal background check.


Note: If you do not have a current Indiana teacher’s license or substitute teacher’s permit, it will be required within 15 days of your hire date.  You can apply online for a permit with the Indiana Department of Education at  The cost for the license is $15.00 and is valid for three years. Upon receipt, please fax or mail a copy to the Sub Coordinator so that we can add it to your personnel file. 

Other Helpful Information

If you have any questions or would like to request additional information, contact the Sub Coordinator directly at:

HR Generalist- Personnel/Sub Coordinator
900 Mulberry Street
Zionsville, IN 46077
[email protected]