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Thornton Academy considers all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital, veteran or other legally-protected status.


If there are any current employment opportunities available at Thornton Academy they would be listed below.

  • To apply, select the appropriate type of application from the Downloads list below. Unless otherwise noted, all materials may be submitted to Employment Coordinator Susan Tarver (electronic submission is preferred).

Maintenance Worker

Thornton Academy


Thornton Academy seeks a full-time year-round Maintenance Worker in the Facilities Department.  The individual in this position will take daily guidance and task direction from the Director of Facilities & Maintenance and his/her designee.


Job Goal: To perform multi-craft work safely to maintain and repair the physical structure of Thornton Academy’s buildings and may specialize in one or more of the journeyman’s areas: carpentry, plumbing, electrical, or HVAC.



Tasks for this position include but are not limited to:

  • Demonstrating safe work habits at all times, including the proper care and use of all tools, equipment, vehicles, hazardous materials, and observing all established health and safety regulations.
  • Demonstrating aptitude or competence for performing basic carpentry, electrical, plumbing, roofing, painting, HVAC, grounds maintenance, mechanical repair, alarm monitoring, trouble shooting and reset, door and door hardware repair, and metal fabrication.
  • Taking responsibility for general mechanical repair and maintenance of vehicles and grounds equipment.
  • Installing and repairing machinery, plumbing, physical structure, and fixtures of the school buildings in accordance with blueprints, manuals, building codes and safety regulations; using hand tools and carpenter’s, electrician’s, and plumber’s tools.
  • Inspecting machinery and mechanical equipment for defects and makes repairs
  • Inspecting, diagnosing, installing, repairing/replacing gauges, valves, and other plumbing equipment
  • Inspecting, diagnosing, repairing/replacing lights and fixtures
  • Painting, constructing, and repairing/remodeling areas including basic carpentry, masonry, and dry wall using appropriate materials and tools
  • Receiving and delivering supplies
  • Assembling and/or repairing equipment and furniture
  • Supporting the overall maintenance/custodial and educational program
  • Irrigating and mowing lawn and field areas; maintaining trees, shrubbery, and other grounds and athletic field-related work
  • Notifying the Facilities Director or his/her designee immediately of any maintenance problems or the need for services by an outside contractor
  • Performing other duties and tasks as assigned by the Facilities Director or his/her designee.



  • Evidence of satisfactory experience and knowledge of maintenance and repair of buildings. 
  • Must hold a valid Maine driver’s license 
  • Must hold a current and valid CHRC with fingerprinting (in compliance with Maine law) 
  • Must be able to follow written and oral instructions, read and understand work orders and building plans, and work with minimal supervision.
  • Must have the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with staff, students, and community members.
  • Must be able to operate Maintenance Department equipment, vehicles, and other equipment associated with this type of work.


Note: The above job description reflects the general requirements necessary to describe the principle functions or responsibilities of the job identified and shall not be interpreted as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job, either at present or in the future.  Applicants may request a complete job description from the Facilities Office at Thornton Academy (207-282-3361, ext 4484) 

Required Application Process

All those interested in applying should submit:

  • Completed employment application (available for download)
  • List of at least three references including contact information

Materials may be mailed or dropped off to the Employment Coordinator (438 Main Street, Saco, ME  04072)



Long Term Substitute (half time): Upper School Science Teacher

Thornton Academy seeks a half-time long-term substitute science teacher with appropriate preparation for the teaching of physics.


Teaching assignment

  • 2 sections of Introduction to Physics II
  • Other substitute coverage as needed

Please note:  Thornton Academy has an alternating day schedule.  This position will be for “Gold” days only, meeting essentially every other day.  A definite schedule will be provided.

Qualifications desired:

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in appropriate field
  • Prior experience preferred
  • State certification preferred but not required


To apply, please submit the following:

  • Letter of interest
  • Current resume
  • Completed application form (available for download)
  • Names and contact information for three professional references
  • Copies of all post-secondary transcripts
  • Unofficial/student-issued transcripts are acceptable for initial application; official transcripts may be requested later.


Letters may be addressed to “Members of the Search Committee” and all materials should be submitted electronically to the Employment Coordinator:

Substitute Teachers

To become a substitute teacher at Thornton Academy

The following materials are required in application for substitute teaching assignments at Thornton Academy:

 Applications may be directed to George Mendros, Substitute Coordinator:

  • By mail:  Thornton Academy, 438 Main Street, Saco, ME  04072
  • By email:

     FMI:  George Mendros (207-282-3361, x4455)

 Substitute compensation

Compensation for daily substitute teachers is on a two-tier scale:

    • Tier 1:  $60.00 per day

Following ten (10) successful days of employment as a substitute teacher:

    • Tier 2:  $75.00 per day

 There are no benefits associated with employment as a substitute teacher.

FMI regarding substitute teaching at Thornton Academy:

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Contact Substitute Coordinator George Mendros (282-3361, x4455)

The Thornton Academy Board of Trustees has adopted a non-discrimination policy.  Thornton Academy considers all applicants without regard to race, age, color, ancestry or national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital, veteran, or any other legally protected status. 

Thornton Academy
438 Main Street Saco 04072 20854
(207) 282-3361
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