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All current employment opportunities available at Thornton Academy are listed here. Employment application forms for various positions are available for download below.

Please note: Thornton Academy requires all employees to provide proof of an active criminal history records check (CHRC) certificate issued by the Maine Department of Education. More information may be found at the MDOE website (link provided upon request).

Thornton Academy considers all applicants without regard to race, age, color, ancestry or national origin, religion, gender or gender identification, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital, veteran, or any other legally protected status.

Admissions Marketing Coordinator

Title: Admissions Marketing Coordinator

Accountability: The individual in this full-time salaried position will report to the Director of Enrollment and Marketing.


Nature of the Position: The individual in this position will work to promote Thornton Academy within and outside the immediate community in order to attract prospective students and increase overall brand awareness in the marketplace. The Coordinator will collaborate with the other members of the Admissions Team to provide promotional content and tools needed to share the Thornton Academy story. This position will assist with the primary goal of maintaining sustainable enrollment at the school.


Job Requirements:

  • Stellar communication and marketing skills (written, graphic, web, video)
  • “Team player” attitude
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule, including availability to work longer hours during the week and on weekends as needed
  • Experience using technology and media platforms


Performance Responsibilities -- Representative tasks for this position will include but not be limited to:

  • Filming and packaging videos for admissions/marketing purposes
  • Creating and sending email marketing and outreach content
  • Designing and creating digital and print advertising and promotional materials
  • Assisting with website updates and page design
  • Updating and posting to social media channels
  • Collaborating with Student Media Team to gather and disseminate student-created content
  • Taking photographs for marketing and promotional use
  • Maintaining awareness of media alerts (news, local and national)
  • Contributing to school blog
  • Identifying and soliciting opportunities for Thornton Academy to be featured in the news/media


The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Desire to pursue a career in marketing and communications
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to produce and package content on a very tight timeline
  • Ability to function as a cooperative member of a team
  • Excellent organization and attention to detail
  • Awareness of public relations and marketing opportunities and priorities
  • Effective brainstorming, problem solving and goal setting
  • Expertise in:
    • designing and producing engaging video, web and social media content
    • processing data and producing reports showing trends in advertising and social media campaigns
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Ability to exercise tact, courtesy and good discretionary judgment

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (degree in communications and/or marketing a plus)
  • Familiarity with independent schools (boarding school experience a plus)
  • Current CHRC certificate (required by Maine law; FMI contact susan.tarver@thorntonacademy.org)

To apply -- Interested candidates should submit the following information:

  • Letter of interest
  • Current resume
  • Copies of undergraduate and graduate (if any) transcripts
  • Three letters of reference with current contact information (references are not contacted without candidate’s prior knowledge)
  • Completed “Staff/Non-instructional” employment application (available for download below or upon request)

Electronic submission is preferred: susan.tarver@thorntonacademy.org Please put “Candidate: Admissions Marketing” in the Subject line.

If necessary, applications may be mailed to: Susan Tarver, Thornton Academy, 438 Main Street 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.

Maintenance/Facilities Worker

Thornton Academy seeks a full-time year-round Maintenance Worker in the Facilities Department.

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.

Responsibilities

Tasks for this position include but are not limited to:

  • Demonstrating safe work habits 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Supporting the overall maintenance/custodial and educational program.
  • Performing other duties and tasks as assigned by the Facilities Director or his/her designee.

Qualifications:

  • Evidence of satisfactory experience and knowledge of maintenance and repair of buildings.
  • Must hold a valid Maine driver’s license.
  • 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 should 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.

To apply: Submit current resume and completed job application (available for download below) to: Sara Paquette

  • By email: sara.paquette@thorntonacademy.org
  • By mail: Sara Paquette, Thornton Academy, 438 Main St, Saco, ME 04072

For questions or to request an application be mailed: Call Sara Paquette at 207-282-3361, ext 4484

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.



Substitute Teachers/Ed Techs, grades 6-12

Thornton Academy is seeking capable and reliable substitute personnel to join our team of middle and high school educators

Summary: Substitute teachers work in the absence of regular teachers and educational technicians, helping students to accomplish daily tasks and meet educational objectives.

Job expectations A substitute teacher/ed tech is expected to:

  • Have the capacity to give instruction and manage student behavior confidently and effectively, follow written and/or oral instructions accurately and dependably, in the absence of a regular teacher
  • Establish respectful relationships with students in a brief time period
  • Maintain a professional attitude in all manner of conduct with students, faculty, and parents
  • Communicate well with other personnel and faculty, sharing any issues of concern to administration in a timely fashion
  • Seek help appropriately from deans, counselors, and/or administrators
  • Complete any required online trainings (e.g., mandatory reporting) promptly as directed
  • Respond calmly and with good judgment in the rare event of a school emergency
  • Become familiar with all information contained in the Substitute Handbook

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of two years of college completed (bachelor’s degree preferred)
  • Prior teaching and/or substitute experience preferred
  • Proof of active criminal history records check (CHRC) certificate

Hours:

  • Check in with the Substitute Coordinator by 8:15AM
  • Stay through the final bell at 2:45PM

Compensation:

Two step scale:

  1. $75/day (or)
  2. $85/day for individuals who provide documentation of active Maine teaching certification
    • Retired teachers whose certifications have expired may contact the Finance Office (Megan Dall, x4433) to discuss exemption from the “active certification” qualification

No benefits are associated with substitute teaching

To apply, please submit the following electronically*:

  • Letter of interest
  • Current resume
  • Completed Thornton Academy “Substitute” employment application
  • Post-secondary transcript(s)
  • Names and contact information for three professional references

Please put “Substitute Teaching” in the Subject line and send to: susan.tarver@thorntonacademy.org

* If electronic submission is not possible, materials may be sent ATTN: Susan Tarver Thornton Academy 438 Main Street Saco, ME 04072

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.

Thornton Academy Employment Application Forms

Faculty (teacher, counselor, ed tech, social worker, administrator)
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Thornton Academy
438 Main Street
Saco, Maine 04072
(207) 282-3361
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