A Barstow Career

Members of the Barstow faculty and staff are part of a community that values innovative learning, collaboration and communication. Barstow offers educators an independent and collegiate atmosphere in which to teach and grow professionally as a member of a dedicated group of learners. You will also find opportunities for staff members pursuing careers in nonprofit administration, marketing and communications, fundraising and support roles. In addition, we are always looking for qualified substitutes upon whom we may call as needed.
Full-time Barstow employees choose from a variety of insurance options — from life and health, to short-term disability care, generous sick leave and holiday packages, as well as the opportunity to participate in a VALIC retirement program. Faculty and staff are encouraged to pursue professional development opportunities with support from the administration.

Current Openings

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  • Extended Care Employee

    The Barstow School's before and after school program, Extended Care, is currently looking for high-energy employees for the 2018-2019 school year. If you are an education major, or if you have experience working with children, then you may qualify for an interview. Extended Care if offered from 7:00 - 8:00 am and 2:45 - 6:00 pm and provides care to students preschool through eighth grade. This is a great way for college students to gain experience and make connections for future employment. Employees can expect to work 10 - 18 hours a week with the opportunity for flexible scheduling. If you are interested, please contact Max Williams at 816.277.0429 or max.williams@barstowschool.org.
  • School Counselor

    The Barstow School is seeking to hire a School Counselor to provide a full range of counseling services to students grades PS-12. The qualified candidate will:
    • Work with students to attain an optimum level of personal and social adjustment within the classroom and individually.
    • Provide individual counseling and group sessions to help students cope effectively with personal, social, academic, and family concerns.
    • Identify students with special needs and make appropriate recommendations and referrals.
    • Implement an effective referral and follow-up process.
    • Work with grade level deans, and Middle and Lower School teachers to organize and implement grade advisee programs.
    • Coordinate the Services for Students with Disabilities for the College Board (AP, PSAT, SAT) and ACT tests.
    Candidates should have a minimum of a master degree in school counseling with experience preferred. Please submit a Barstow application, cover letter and resume to Judith Yount, Associate Head of School at judith.yount@barstowschool.org.
  • Substitutes

    Grades PS-12
  • Teaching Associate

    The Teaching Associate is a certified teacher who provides an additional presence in the classroom.
    Exemplary teachers are Barstow’s greatest asset. They should exhibit pride in their profession and competency in their subject matter. In all aspects of life, teachers should be conscious of their position as role models for students.
    Teachers should combine a caring and understanding attitude with consistency, fairness, and creativity. Ever conscious of the child’s self-esteem, they should be generous with praise and demonstrate an awareness of the developmental stages of their students, thus fostering mutual respect.
    Teachers should be aware of current technology and promote student use of laboratory facilities, computers, and library resources, realizing that these play an integral part in instruction.
    The Barstow School purports to be a place of learning for the entire school community. Acknowledging that education is an on-going process in the pursuit of excellence, the teacher should recognize that assessment is an invaluable tool in this endeavor.
    In the Classroom:
    • Plan, prepare and research content and effective approaches to teaching
    • Plan and prepare with the Lead Teacher thematic units and projects.
    • Teach lessons as assigned
    • Create an environment in which students are actively engaged in their own learning
    • Provide thoughtful, helpful assessment and feedback – academic, social and emotional.
    • Provide differentiated learning opportunities for all students that include verbal, kinesthetic, visual and tactile approaches.
    • Supervision of students outside of the classroom including specials, lunch, recess, dismissal and transitions throughout the school day.
    Minimum Qualifications:
    Bachelor’s degree with certification to teach
    Necessary Skills: 
    Knowledge in subject
    Computer proficiency
    Well organized, detail-oriented
    Excellent communication and personal relation skills
    Must enjoy meeting with the public
    Ability to build relationships
    Some evenings and weekends required

    Please comeple an application and send along with a cover letter and resume to the Director of Lower School,Todd Nelson. todd.nelson@barstowschool.org

Apply for a Barstow Career

Please download and complete the application below. You will need Acrobat Reader to open the file. You may complete the form online and print it, but the data will not be saved. Email your application, resume and a cover letter to recruiting@barstowschool.org or mail to The Barstow School, 11511 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO 64114.

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy As To Students and Employees

The Barstow School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law in the administration of its educational and admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs.

This policy of nondiscrimination governs the hiring of employees as well and includes the administration of all benefits and policies throughout the term of employment.

The Barstow School

11511 State Line Road • Kansas City, MO 64114
P (816) 942-3255 • F (816) 942-3227