Work Here

 

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.

  • Applicants for posted openings -- Unless otherwise noted, the following materials may be submitted electronically to Employment Coordinator Susan Tarver:
    • Cover letter
    • Resume
    • Completed Thornton Academy application (available for download below)
    • Three letters of reference OR list of references with contact information
    • Copies of all post-secondary academic transcripts
    • Copy of current/active CHRC.
  • Applicants for daily substituting -- Submit the application form for substitute teachers (below) together with a copy of your current/active CHRC 

Upper School History Teacher (long term substitute)

Thornton Academy seeks a long-term substitute history teacher with appropriate preparation for the teaching of history in the Upper School (grades 9-12).

 

Teaching schedule

5 sections of Blind Eye of History  

  • 3 core (“college prep”) sections
  • 2 foundations sections (same content with readings adjusted to meet abilities of enrolled students)

 

Explanatory noteBlind Eye of History is a course for 10th graders in which U. S. history is taught from the perspective of three non-dominant cultural populations: African Americans, women, and Native Americans. 

 

Term of service (estimated):  Daily from mid-February 2018 through the end of the school year

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in appropriate field
  • Prior experience with international students a plus
  • Current/active CHRC certificate
  • State teaching certification preferred but not required

 

To apply, please submit the following materials electronically  to Susan Tarver (susan.tarver@thorntonacademy.org).

  • Letter of interest
  • Current resume
  • Completed application form (available for download at www.thorntonacademy.org/workhere)
  • 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.

Please put “LTS: History” in the subject line.

 

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, gender identification, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital, veteran, or any other legally protected status. 

Costume Designer (stipend)

 Stipend position:  Costume Designer

 

Thornton Academy seeks a costume designer for the annual Broadway show produced by the TA Players.

 

Qualifications desired

  • Strong design and sewing skills
  • Willingness to work with high school students
  • Availability during the months of January through April

 

Please note:  Fingerprinting and a criminal history records check (CHRC) is required, in accordance with Maine school law

 

Nature/responsibilities of the position

Tasks for this position include but may not be limited to:

  • Knowing and understanding the specific show, integrating the themes of the show and the author’s vision  (2018 show: Gershwin musical Crazy For You)
  • Developing a vision for each character that is consistent with the psychology of the characters as chosen by the directors
  • Engaging in concept development, rendering and final sketches
  • Translating sketches to costumes, including:
    • Budgeting
    • Fabric selection
    • Pattern drafting  (both flat pattern and draping)
    • Garment construction (including understanding the key differences between ready-to-wear clothing and costumes)

 

Work Schedule:

  • Fairly flexible during the months of January through April 2018
    • Note: After-school availability will be essential for working with students
  • Required:  Every night the week of Monday, 4/2/18 through Sunday, 4/8/18 (the week of the show)

 

Compensation:  $3.471.60

 

To apply, please submit the following:

If an interview is requested, the candidate will be asked to bring samples of completed work.

 

 

All materials should be submitted electronically to susan.tarver@thorntonacademy.org.   Please put “Candidate: Costume Designer” in the Subject line.  Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.

 

 

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, gender identification, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital, veteran, or any other legally protected status.

 

 

 

 

 

Maintenance Worker

Title: Maintenance Worker

 

Job Goal: To perform multi-craft work to safely 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.

 

Reports to: Maintenance Director or his designee

 

Responsibilities:

  • Must demonstrate safe work habits, including the proper care and use of all tools, equipment, vehicles, hazardous materials, and observing all established health and safety regulations.
  • Must have the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrate 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.
  • Will be responsible for general mechanical repair and maintenance of vehicles and grounds equipment.
  • Installation and repair of 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.
  • Inspects machinery and mechanical equipment for defects and makes repairs.
  • Inspects, diagnoses, installs, repairs and replaces gauges, valves, and other plumbing equipment.
  • Inspects, diagnoses, repairs or replaces lights and fixtures.
  • Paints, constructs, and repairs or remodels areas including basic carpentry, masonry, and dry wall using appropriate materials and tools.
  • Receives and delivers supplies.
  • Assembles and/or repairs equipment and furniture.
  • Supports the overall maintenance/custodial and educational program.
  • Irrigates and mows lawn and field areas and maintains trees, shrubbery, and other grounds and athletic field related work.
  • Notifies the Facilities Director or his designee immediately of any maintenance problems or the need for services by an outside contractor.
  • Performs other duties and tasks as assigned by the Facilities Director or his designee.

 

Note: The above job description reflects the general requirements necessary to describe the principal functions or responsibilities of the job identified.  It is not a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job, either at present or in the future.

 

 

Qualifications:

  • Evidence of satisfactory experience and knowledge of maintenance and repair of buildings. 
  • Must hold a valid Maine driver’s license and current CHRC (background check with fingerprinting certificate required to work in Maine schools)
  • 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 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.

 

To apply:  Submit cover letter, resume, and completed job application (available for download below) electronically, by mail or in person to Susan Tarver:

Electronically (preferred):  susan.tarver@thorntonacademy.org

By mail/in person: 

Administrators Office

                  Thornton Academy

                  438 Main St

                  Saco, ME   04072

 

Thornton Academy provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, age, color, ancestry or national origin, religion, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital, veteran, or any other legally protected status.

 

 

Thornton Academy Employment Application Forms

Please note: A completed application form is not required until the interview phase of the employment process.
Faculty (teacher, counselor, ed tech, social worker, administrator)


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