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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.

  • 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 with contact information (references and/or current employers are not contacted without candidate's prior knowledge)
    • Copies of all post-secondary academic transcripts
    • Evidence 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

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


  • 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.


  • 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):

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.

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


  • 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

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: 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.

Thornton Academy Employment Application Forms

Faculty (teacher, counselor, ed tech, social worker, administrator)

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