Special Education Associates
(Hiring Incentive: $2,000)
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(Hiring Incentive for special education, math, science, CTE: $3,000)
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Early Childhood Teachers
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Bus Driver, Associate, Mechanic
(Bus Driver Hiring Incentive: $2,000 or $5,000 depending on license/endorsements)
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Metro Kids Care
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Crossing Guard
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Upcoming Job/Career Fairs at DMPS

Associate Hiring Event
Date: Thursday, December 7, 2022
Location: DMPS District Offices, 2100 Fleur Drive
Click here to learn more and apply for an interview time. 

Metro Kids Hiring Event
Date: Friday, December 16, 2022 (11:00am-6:00pm)
Location: Kurtz Opportunity Center, 1000 Porter Ave.
(Park on the west side of the building or across the street at Nahas Aquatic Center)
Click here to learn more and apply.

Food Service, Transportation and Substitute Hiring Event
Date: Friday, December 16, 2022 (8:00am-4:00pm)
Location: Central Nutrition Center Annex, 1301 2nd Ave.
Hiring for the following positions:

Food Service General Worker
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Transportation Bus Driver (Part-time)
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Transportation Bus Associate (Part-time)
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Substitute Teacher
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Substitute Associate
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Substitute Nurse
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For more than 100 years, Des Moines Public Schools has been educating the students of Iowa’s capital city. Today, we are the largest provider of public education in Iowa, with 31,000 students and nearly 5,000 teachers and staff in 63 schools throughout a culturally rich community. Des Moines Public Schools is almost always hiring!

Des Moines is a vibrant, innovative and diverse city where metro meets mellow, and it’s topping national list after list of best cities for living, playing and raising a family. Furthermore, the Des Moines metro is recognized as the sixth best community in the entire nation to be a teacher.

DMPS is an award-winning school district with a growing number of career choices, already more than any other district in Iowa. Other districts in central Iowa send their students to DMPS for participation in nationally recognized programs taught by nationally recognized educators.

We provide families with more educational choices than any place in Iowa. We educate the top scholars in the state who go on to attend leading colleges and universities around the world. And we are home to teachers who are recognized throughout the state and across the country as the best in their fields.

Because a picture is worth a thousand words, we welcome you to see what your future holds at DMPS on our Flickr pageand to read stories on our blog about the exciting things our students and staff are accomplishing both in and out of the classroom.

Des Moines Public Schools offers the widest variety of positions with the best compensation packages in central Iowa. If you are looking for a great career opportunity in education, then you are looking at the right place. Select your area of interest at the right to see our latest job openings.

If you would like to work as a school crossing guard, click here.

The Des Moines Independent Community School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. If you have questions, concerns or a complaint related to this policy, please contact Carol Wynn-Green, 2100 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, IA 50321; phone: 515-242-7709; email: carol.wynngreen@dmschools.org. Complaints can also be directed to the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, 400 E. 14th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-1004, (515) 281-4121, or Region VII Office for Civil Rights, Citigroup Center 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475 Chicago, IL 60661-4544