Job sharing has become increasingly common in the education sector over the past 10 years. It is an innovative new approach to employment that involves multiple teachers sharing a single employment contract. They share all aspects of the position, including its responsibilities, benefits, hours and vacation days.
How the contract is split can vary, ranging anywhere from 50/50 to 80/20. This type of arrangement is often preferred by teachers who are returning to the workforce after a pregnancy or illness. Job sharing is also used by teachers who prefer a more flexible work/life balance.