Work for KSD


The district is accepting applications for the following positions:

  • Full Time Building Substitutes
  • Part Time Elementary School Counselor
  • Early Education Paraprofessional
  • Elementary School Secretary
  • Parents As Teachers/Parent Educators
  • Elementary Lunch Aide/Recess Aide
  • High School Science Olympiad Sponsor
  • Assistant JH Track Coach 22-23
  • Secondary Paraprofessionals 22-23
  • High School Special Education Teacher 22-23
  • Elementary Paraprofessional 22-23
  • Speech Language Pathologist 22-23
  • Custodian

Click here to apply  Current Open Positions 

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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, substitutes and transportation are handled by private companies (Southwest Food Service Excellence, Kelly Educational Services and Durham Transportation). See below 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.

  • Great Job for Parents with children in school
  • Flexible Hours
  • No Nights or Weekends
  • PTO, Health Insurance, and 401K to qualified employees
  • Rewarding and challenging work in the kitchens of our Kearney School District:

To apply, please contact Angie Lyman: or

SFE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Kelly® Education is proud to partner with Kearney School District to provide exceptional “Substitute Teachers (including SPED & Pre-K), Paraprofessionals (including SPED & Pre-K), Clerical, Librarians” positions. We’re a company that invests in our employees, recognizes their achievements, and is committed to the noble purpose of educating our youth. 

We have limitless opportunities for passionate people to inspire, support, and set students up for success. You’ll have the option to work in the schools of your choice, to take steady work every day of the school week, or to create a flexible schedule that works around your other life commitments.

As a Kelly substitute, you’ll also enjoy: 

  • Free pre-hire training (for substitute teacher and paraprofessional positions) 
  • Paid orientation 
  • Ongoing professional development 
  • Steady, yet flexible, work you can feel good about 
  • Weekly pay 
  • Your preference of schools within the District

To connect with our recruiting team: 

Click: Kelly Education - Substitute Employee Interest Form  

Call: 800.528.0049 (option 2) *



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