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Work for KSD

Work for KSD

The district is accepting applications for the following positions:

  • Assistant Spring Play Director
  • Speech Language Pathologist
  • Lunch Aide
  • Custodian
  • Elementary Classroom Paraprofessional
  • Secondary Paraprofessional
  • Assistant Girls Swim Coach
  • Certified Substitutes
  • Non-certified substitutes

Click here to apply  Current Open Positions 

Please sign up for Job Alerts, under Menu, on our Job Listings page. You will receive an email alert when a new opening has been added.

The Kearney School District is the largest employer in Kearney, with 450 employees. The district is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Education Institution that fully and actively supports Equal Access for all people regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

Classified positions include paraprofessionals, custodians, secretaries, library aides, maintenance personnel and school nurses.

NOTE: Food service and transportation are handled by private companies (Southwest Food Service Excellence and Durham Transportation). See below for more information.

All those applying for a certified substitute position must have a valid Missouri Substitute Teaching Certificate. Visit www.dese.mo.gov for more  information.

All applications are kept on file for two years.

The district contracts with outside companies for food and bus services. Please contact these companies directly to complete an application for employment.


We need you to make their day! Make a difference in the lives of our children!

Southwest Foodservice Excellence is offering this opportunity for Cooks, Servers, and Substitute positions.

Rewarding and challenging work in the kitchens of our Kearney School District.

To apply, please contact Joseph Ripp, Director of Child Nutrition, 816-628-3869, rippj@ksdr1.net or joseph.ripp@sfellc.org

SFE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Applications for bus drivers can be found on Durham's website or at the Durham Transportation office:

1011 North Jefferson
Kearney, MO 64060

Questions can also be directed to Tisa Wright by emailing twright@durhamschoolservices.com.