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Job Opportunities

Thank you for expressing an interest in the Holden R-III School District.
Certified Employment Opportunities -
Choose "Current Certified Openings" from the left menu

Support Staff Employment Opportunities
Applicants may apply by filling out a non-certified application (in the left menu) or by requesting an application from Tracy Shumate at the Holden R-III Central Office
1612 S. Main, Holden, MO  64040 
816-850-4444, ext. 5250

Holden R-3 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Holden R-III District has the following non-certified opening for the 2023-24 school year:

Substitutes - To substitute teach within the Holden R-III School District, you must be on file as a substitute teacher. In addition to substitute teachers, the Holden R-III School District utilizes substitutes for paraprofessional staff (clerical and classroom aides) as well as nursing staff.

  • Applications for substitute teaching are accepted throughout the year. Application packets are available at Central Office or you may request an application packet be mailed to you by sending your name and address to Tracy Shumate at

How to Apply

External Candidates

 Applications for all open certified positions are only accepted through the online application process. To Apply:  View open Teaching positions and submit an online application. New Applicants will need to create an account. Once you complete the application, you will submit it to us electronically. You will receive an email, which acknowledges receipt of your online application.

Support/Non-Certified Staff  

Support/Non-Certified Staff Job Openings are listed above. Support/Non-Certified Staff may apply by completing an application. Submit your application to Central Office or mail it to Holden R-III School District, 1612 S. Main, Holden, MO 64040. 

Current District Certified Personnel  

Transfer requests are accepted by emailing Tracy Shumate at You must specify an open position in which you are interested in when submitting a transfer request. 

Other Employment Opportunities

O.P.S. Custodial, Maintenance & Grounds Services   Applications for custodial, maintenance & grounds positions available through O.P.S. may be filled out and submitted online at