Ruthven-Ayrshire Employment Opportunities

Building for the Future

For students age preschool through twelfth grade in or near the district who thrive in a small-school environment and for families who desire to have all children attend at one school building, Ruthven-Ayrshire Community School provides necessary life skills, comprehensive career and technical education, and exceptional extra-curricular programs that embrace forward thinking, leading technology and are directed by staff who are caring and supportive.

Mission Statement

The Ruthven-Ayrshire Community School, together with parents and the community, will provide a supportive and caring, yet challenging environment. Students will have a variety of opportunities to acquire knowledge and skills (Iowa Core Curriculum, Core Content Standards), to learn to think creatively, and to act responsibly in order to meet the challenges of today and the opportunities of tomorrow (21st Century Skills).

Interested candidates should send a letter of intent and an application to:

Applications are available below or at the school office.
Marshall Lewis, Superintendent
Ruthven-Ayrshire Community School District
PO Box 159
Ruthven, Iowa 51358
Email to:

Interested Substitute Teachers, Para Educators, Bus Drivers, as well as all other posted positions, please complete and return the Employment Application below.  

Posted Job Openings

Paraprofessional // June 1, 2022

Ruthven-Ayrshire is seeking qualified applicants for paraprofessionals for the 2022-23 school year and beyond. Applicants may apply through TeachIowa or contact Jon Josephson, Principal at 

Additional employment information can be found on Teach Iowa linked here. 

Substitute Teachers // July 28, 2021

Seeking qualified individuals for substitute teaching positions. New qualification rules apply in Iowa. Anyone with an Associate's Degree or 60 hours of credit at a regionally accredited institution can become a substitute teacher. Minimum age is now age 20.


It is the policy of the Ruthven-Ayrshire Community School District not to illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and socioeconomic status in its educational programs and its employment practices.  There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination.  If you have any questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the district’s Equity Coordinator, Matt Borchers, Guidance Counselor, 1505 N Washington Street, Ruthven, IA 51358, (712) 837-5211 or .