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About Us

Careers

Berwick Academy is located in the town of South Berwick, Maine. The School is in close proximity to popular Seacoast locations including Portsmouth, NH, Kittery, ME, the Kennebunks, and York, ME. The ocean, mountains, and local cities like Boston and Portland are an hour or less from our School.

Employment Opportunities

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  • Chief Financial Officer

    Berwick Academy seeks a strategic and visionary financial leader to fill the key position of Chief Financial Officer to partner with the Head of School, Administrative Team, and the Board of Trustees as we envision and plan for the ongoing success and future of Berwick Academy. 

    This is an exciting time to join Berwick Academy as the school is currently engaged in two significant initiatives. Our strategic plan, The Courage to Climb, and the largest capital campaign in the school’s history, The Campaign for Berwick, are both two-thirds of the way complete. The new CFO will work closely with other administrators to help Berwick achieve these lofty goals. Specifically as it relates to the strategic plan, the CFO must lead the charge on finding innovative solutions to diversify our revenue streams while managing expenses.  

    Reporting to the Head of School as a member of the school’s Administrative Team, the CFO supports Berwick Academy’s mission by providing strategic oversight of the school’s finances. The CFO will manage direct reports in the finance, operations, technology, and auxiliary services of the school and be a key strategic partner to the Head of School and Board of Trustees, serving as the school liaison to the Finance and Resource Management, and Audit Committees of the Board.

    Berwick Academy in South Berwick, ME, has engaged DovetailED to lead a search for a Chief Financial Officer beginning July 1, 2024. Interested candidates should review the opportunity statement and submit a cover letter, resume, and list of references with contact information as a single PDF document to DovetailED President Zack Lehman at zack@dovetailedsourcing.com
     
    Berwick Academy Chief Financial Officer Opportunity Statement: https://bit.ly/4a7WzOU.
  • Coaching: Director of Rowing

    Berwick Academy seeks a qualified Director of Rowing for its Upper School Crew program. Berwick offers an established rowing program that has qualified for New England Intercollegiate Rowing Association (NEIRA) Championships in past years. We are looking for a passionate, energetic, and dedicated leader to coach the team’s dedicated and driven athletes, from novice to experienced high school rowers.

    Job requirements include:
    · Bachelor’s Degree
    · Compliance with all procedures and policies of crew facilities and US Rowing
    · Prior rowing experience
    · Prior coaching experience, specifically in club or school level
    · Ability to organize and administer training plan and to direct practices
    · Required attendance at practice and races
    · Exceptional communication and motivational skills
    · Ability to establish positive relationships with our student-athletes, families, and school administration
    · Excellent time management skills
    · Excellent personal character

    Though not required, this position could be combined with a full-time faculty position if the candidate’s skills and experience match with current needs within the academic program. 

    Berwick Academy is an equal opportunity employer.  We seek candidates who will add to the diversity of the community.

    No phone calls please.

    Click here to apply. 
  • Faculty: Part-time Middle School Math Tutor

    Berwick Academy Middle School is seeking a part-time Academic Support tutor to support students in math.

    Tutor responsibilities include:
    • Work with Grades 5-8 students in need of math support in groups of 1:1 or 2:1
    • Provide direct instruction of remedial math skills as needed
    • Assist students with math homework and test preparation
    • Review classroom topics to help students understand key concepts
    • Provide periodic updates to parents and Academic Support Coordinator about student progress
    Qualifications include:
    • Experience with teaching math using a direct and multi-sensory approach
    • Experience teaching elementary math concepts, such as place value and fractions, along with Algebra 1 in order to support a wide variety of middle school students
    • Effective communication and collaborative skills in working with students, teachers, and families
    • Ability to constructively work with students in the content area
    • Bachelor's degree in education or appropriate subject area

    Schedule:
    Proposed schedule is as follows, with opportunity to negotiate days and hours if needed.

    Mondays
    1:45pm - 5:15pm

    Tuesdays
    9:30am - 10:30am
    2:00pm - 5:15pm

    This position begins in the 2023-24 academic year. 

    Berwick Academy is an equal opportunity employer. We seek candidates who will add to the diversity of the community.

    No phone calls please.

    Click here to apply.
  • Staff: After School Program

    The After School Program Staff serves as assistant manager of the Lower School (Pre-Kindergarten through Fourth Grade) After School Program. The program follows Berwick Academy's academic year calendar and is typically open Monday through Friday of each school week during the after-school hours of 3:05pm to 5:15pm, with typical working hours being 3:00pm to 5:15pm.  The After School Program takes place in the designated Lower School After School rooms and on the Lower School playground.  

    Job-Related Focus Areas
    • Interact with Director of Auxiliary Programs, After School Program Coordinator, Lower School Director and Administrative Assistant:
      • Discuss and promote best practices for positive individual and group progress of After School Program participants.
      • Focus on evolving needs of the program based on seasonal changes, special events, behavioral trends, and other identified areas of attention.
     
    • Interact with Lower After School Program Parents:
      • Maintain an approachable and supportive interaction style with parents/child care providers.
      • Act as a collaborative and supportive adult for participants between home and school (as is expected of all Berwick personnel).
      • Help identify evolving program needs based on parent, participant, and school input.
     
    • Interact with Lower School Participants:
      • Supervise a fluid roster of Lower School participants during outdoor play, indoor arts/crafts/games, scheduled homework time, and music/tutoring/dance lesson transitions. 
      • Work directly with participants (games, homework help, discussions, etc.) in a positive and supportive manner.
     
    • Oversee Upper School Student Assistants:
      • Oversee Upper School students’ work schedules, including consistent clocking in and out of the After School Program work hours.
      • Promote positive, appropriate and consistent supervisory efforts by Upper School students in their interactions with Lower School After School Program participants.
     
    • Plan and Deliver Daily Activities:
      • Assist with activities for each day that are developmentally appropriate and vary in interest, while still allowing for free play and imaginative time
      • Touch on daily and/or weekly themes that introduce seasons, cultures, education, etc.

    Berwick Academy is an equal opportunity employer.  We seek candidates who will add to the diversity of the community.

    No phone calls please.

    Click HERE to apply.
  • Staff: Buildings and Grounds Team Member

    Berwick Academy, a PK-12 day school in South Berwick Maine seeks a full time responsible Building and Grounds member to join our team and to maintain/protect our facilities. The ideal candidate will be experienced in this role focused on building up keep as well as ground care. They will have great physical endurance to cover a large and vast campus. This individual must have a valid drivers license and pass a state mandated background check. A keen eye for detail and diligence are also imperative in this maintenance position.

    Building and Grounds employees ensure that the facility remains in operating form. Daily tasks will very day-to-day based on what is in need of attention at the time but can frequently include repairs, aesthetic work or tending to the facility’s machinery. The type of work that this position will encounter on an average day is also determined by the Head of Maintenance or Director of Facilities. Some of the responsibilities include but are not limited to the assurance that all academic and administrative spaces on campus be ready for the academic day. Some tasks include the routine maintenance around the building such as fixing structural damage, for example, window, door or wall repair. Repairing broken or leaking plumbing, working on damaged electrical wiring as well as maintaining the building HVAC equipment in order to keep the climate control in the multiple facilities functioning properly. Other responsibilities include taking care of safety hazards that may pose a threat to the community such as laying salt down or shoveling/removing snow on the vast network of sidewalks, steps, driveways and parking lots on campus. Painting (interior and exterior) and basic carpentry skills are included in this overall scope. Our operations team will assist in the delivery of packages, exterior trash, as well as maintaining the overall look and appeal of the grounds here on the property. Lawn mowing, weed whacking, leaf removal and flower bed maintenance are involved in this task. The knowledge to use and maintain industrial cleaning equipment and appliances as well as other devices and maintenance equipment are also a must. These pieces of equipment and tools include vacuums, brooms, mops, extractors, lawn mowers, weed whackers, leaf blowers, tractors (gas and diesel) Ladders etc. The roles of this individual will extend into the assisting of facility related setups that include meetings, classrooms, conferences, events etc. All tasks listed above will require the individual to lift heavy items of up to 50lbs up and down stairways and sidewalks. Some of these tasks may also require the flexibility/ability to work some weekends and early mornings/late nights.

    An important part of this role will always include securing the facilities after operating hours. This is accomplished by locking doors closing windows etc. This includes the reporting of unauthorized occupants. As an employee of the school there is the expectation that the individual will enforce and support the policies established by Berwick Academy and its facilities dept.

    Berwick Academy is located approximately one hour north of Boston in the beautiful seacoast area of southern Maine. The Berwick Campus spans roughly 80 Acres and includes 10 academic buildings, 2 administrative as well as 5 residential structures. Our Student body commute from 68 communities that include the states of Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.

    No phone calls please.


    Click here to apply.
  • Staff: Bus Driver (Charter)

    Berwick Academy, a private independent Pre-K-Grade 12 School in South Berwick, Maine is looking for qualified charter bus drivers. The ideal candidate will be responsible for being on-call to drive morning and/or afternoon fieldtrips as well as athletics and special event charters. This is a part-time position. Salary: $26/hour
    Requirements
    • Need to be 21+ years of age
    • CDL Class B with "P" and "S" endorsements with and airbrake certification
    • Excellent bus driving record
    • Pass background check and random drug test (paid by school)
    • Complete training and orientation
    For more information, please visit our website at www.berwickacademy.org/employment. Berwick Academy is an equal opportunity employer.

    Click HERE to apply.
  • Staff: Bus Driver (Full Time)

    Berwick Academy, a private, independent Pre-K-Grade 12 school in South Berwick, Maine is seeking qualified full-time bus drivers for the 2022-2023 school year. The ideal candidate will be responsible for driving up to three daily routes to and from our main campus with limited stops throughout the greater seacoast area.

    Additional opportunities available for field trips, athletics, and special event charters.

    This is a full-time, benefits eligible position.

    Salary: $26/hour

    Benefits: Medical and dental insurance, retirement plan with employer match, paid holidays and snow days, paid sick and personal days, life and disability insurance.

    Requirements
    • Need to be 21+ years of age
    • CDL Class B with "P" and "S" endorsements and airbrake certification
    • Excellent bus driving record
    • Pass background check and random drug test (paid by school)
    • Complete training and orientation
    Berwick Academy is an equal opportunity employer.  No phone calls please. 

    Click HERE to apply.
  • Staff: Custodian

    Berwick Academy, a Pre-K-Grade 12 day school in South Berwick Maine seeks a full time responsible school custodian to help our facilities. 
    Berwick Academy is located approximately one hour north of Boston in the beautiful seacoast area of southern Maine. 

    No phone calls please.

    Click HERE to apply.
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  • Substitute Teachers

    Berwick Academy seeks substitute teachers for the 2022-23 school year.  Substitute teachers will be needed in all three divisions (Lower School-grades PK-4; Middle School-grades 5 through 8; Upper School-grades 9 through 12.) 

    Berwick Academy, situated on an 80-acre campus just over one hour north of Boston, serves 600 students, pre-kindergarten through grade 12, from Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. Deeply committed to its mission of promoting virtue and useful knowledge, Berwick Academy empowers students to be creative and bold. Berwick strives to graduate alumni who shape their own learning, take risks, ask thoughtful questions, and come to understand and celebrate their authentic selves.  Founded in 1791 and rooted in a tradition of college preparation, our culture of innovation prepares students for a complex and dynamic world.

    Berwick Academy is an equal opportunity employer.  We seek candidates who will add to the diversity of the community.

    Click HERE to apply.

  • Teaching Apprentices

    Berwick Academy's Teaching Apprentice Program (TAP) offers a purposeful blend of hands-on teaching experiences and graduate courses, resulting in a M.Ed. from Lesley University. Each TA works full time under the guidance of experienced Berwick mentors for an entire academic year while taking Lesley courses. Our apprentices develop the knowledge and skills essential for successful teaching while earning legitimate work experience at one of New England’s finest independent schools. The program will begin in June, and is open to aspiring educators.

    Placement options:
    • Lower School (Prek - Grade 4) - Self contained classrooms
    • Middle School (Grades 5 - 8)  - Sections in Humanities, Math, English, History, Science, Art, Spanish
    • Upper School (Grades 9 - 12) - Sections in  Math, English, History, Science, Art, Spanish, Latin
    The Berwick Academy / Lesley University collaborative program is designed for highly motivated, intellectually curious adults who want to participate in a comprehensive and enriching teacher residency program. We encourage people of varying ages, experiences, and backgrounds to apply.
    We are looking for the following:
    * A successful graduate of an accredited undergraduate program, having earned a B.S. or B.A.
    * Dedicated to meaningful experiences with children
    * Committed to becoming a teacher

    Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references.

    For more information, click HERE.

    To apply, click HERE.

Benefits at Berwick

Berwick Academy

Berwick Academy, situated on an 80-acre campus just over one hour north of Boston, serves 550 students, Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 and Post-Graduates. Berwick students are from Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and several countries. Deeply committed to its mission of promoting virtue and useful knowledge, Berwick Academy empowers students to be creative and bold. Berwick strives to graduate alumni who shape their own learning, take risks, ask thoughtful questions, and come to understand and celebrate their authentic selves.