Employment Opportunities

Rainbow Riders values the teachers as the most important component to a high quality program. The day-to-day interactions, communication, curriculum and environment are guided by the teachers. It is critical that they understand child development, respect children as unique individuals, and work with the families as partners.

We encourage our teaching staff to embrace the opportunity to grow and to learn from our children and families, as learning is a lifelong process. Every day presents a unique challenge that requires creativity, flexibility, patience, good communication, teamwork, and a love for children. We hope that teachers in our program will enjoy the journey with our families and co-teachers as we strive to provide a wonderful learning environment that encourages each child to reach their fullest potential.

We have many ways that we engage teachers in developing themselves professionally. Whether through workshops, conferences, classes or involvement in early childhood professional organizations, we believe that on-going professional development not only keeps teachers inspired in their work but it also keeps the workplace positive. This important for children, families and all the staff at Rainbow Riders!

Teachers are given a position specific job description to sign each August for the upcoming school year. We ask for a one-year commitment for full-time staff and at least the semester for part time staff. We are always looking for substitute teachers to help in the classrooms when teachers are out sick or for personal days. This is a great opportunity to gain experience working with children and families.

Benefits Include:

  1. Paid Leave
  2. Healthcare Coverage
  3. IRA Retirement Plan with Employer Matching
  4. Subsidized Child Care
  5. Educational and Training Opportunities
  6. Supply Reimbursement
If you are interested in applying for a position with Rainbow Riders, please download the application below.
Mail completed applications to Attention : Human Resources 1800 Research Center Dr, Blacksburg VA, 24060.


There is no need to submit applications to both sites.  We utilize a single application process.

Contact Us
Knollwood Site

307 N. Knollwood Drive    
Blacksburg, VA 24060

Hours: 7:15 AM - 5:45 PM    

Fax: 540-951-1132
CRC Site
1800 Research Center Drive    
Blacksburg, VA 24060

Hours: 7:15 AM - 5:45 PM

Fax:  540-552-3612
SMLC Site ~ Early Head Start Partnership Program

2308 Merrimac Road             
Blacksburg, VA 24060         

Hours: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Fax:  540-552-3612