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  • Assistant Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Assistant Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Berwick Academy, a PK-12 coeducational day school located in Southern Maine seeks an Assistant Pre-Kindergarten teacher to join their Lower School. Berwick’s Pre-Kindergarten Program is based on the Reggio Emilia approach of creating a respectful and responsible community through exploration and discovery. This emergent curriculum approach is designed to be a half-day program with an extended day option and serves both three and four year olds. Qualified candidates will either have experience in this philosophy or a willingness to learn, the ability to foster positive relationships with students and their family, and an interest in collaboration with colleagues. Strong communication skills are also hallmarks of a successful candidate.  

    This position begins in the 2018-19 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
     
  • Computer Science and Math Teacher

    Berwick Academy, a PK-12 coeducational day school located in South Berwick, Maine seeks a computer science and math teacher to join our Upper School faculty.  Flexibility, a collaborative team-teaching approach and instructional leadership skills among peers are equally important for success in our Upper School. A qualified candidate will show strong evidence of exceptional teaching and a keen understanding of the developmental needs of high school students. This position begins in the 2018-19 academic year.  If interested please refer to:
    http://www.berwickacademy.org/Page/About-Us/Employment- Opportunities.

    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
  • Fifth Grade Math and Science Teacher (One-year position)

    Berwick Academy, a PK-12 coeducational day school located in South Berwick, Maine seeks a dynamic math and science teacher for a one-year position in the fifth grade. Flexibility, a collaborative mindset, and an interdisciplinary approach to teaching are equally essential for success in the Middle School. A qualified candidate will show strong evidence of exceptional teaching in math and science, and a keen understanding of the developmental needs of younger Middle School students. This position will be for the 2018-19 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.


  • Inspiration Commons Coordinator/ Maker in Residence Job Description

    Berwick Academy, a Pre K through 12th Grade Day School in South Berwick, Maine seeks a Inspiration Commons Coordinator/ Maker in Residence for the 2018-19 academic year to supervise our fabrication studio, and to help lead our efforts with making and design across the three divisions.  The Inspiration Commons is a facility within Berwick’s Jackson Library that houses both collaborative spaces and work spaces with equipment including 3D printers, CNC Routers, laser cutters, hand tools, and computers for digital design work. 
        
    Strong candidates will have experience working with students in a school environment as well as expertise/comfort level with the tools and equipment detailed above.   Specific responsibilities will include:
    • Supervise Inspiration Commons/Fabrication Studio for student use during the academic day and after school;
    • Work with faculty to support use of Inspiration Commons for class projects;
    • Work with Ass’t Head of School for Academic Affairs and Division Directors to offer professional development opportunities to faculty;
    • Teach 5th grade Makerspace twice weekly (two 45 min classes/week);
    • Teach an Upper School Science or Computer Science Trimester elective;
    • Supervise Upper School Robotics and Engineering Team (three 3:30-4:45 sessions per week);
    • Manage equipment use and inventory of consumables in the Fabrication Studio;
    • Distribute, ensure completion of, and manage all student safety waivers related to Fabrication Studio usage;
    • Provide content on student work in the Inspiration Commons to Director of Communications for school promotional use.
    No phone calls please.

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

    CLICK HERE TO APPLY
  • Lower School Music and Middle School Chorus Teacher

    Berwick Academy, a PK through PG independent Day school in southern Maine is looking for a full-time Music teacher to join our PK-PG Visual and Performing Arts Program.  The Lower School & Middle School Music Teacher is a full-time faculty position and reports directly to the Chair of the Performing Arts Department.  

    Qualified candidates will show strong evidence of exceptional teaching in general music as well as excellent classroom management skills..  Experience and expertise with either choral music or theater will also be attractive qualifications. Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills are required to work in a cross-divisional position.  A keen understanding of the social/emotional needs of Lower and Middle School students as well as a collaborative teaching style are also hallmarks of a successful candidate.

    Qualifications:

    Education:  Minimum Bachelor’s in Music Education or equivalent (Master’s in Music Education strongly preferred)  Orff, Kodaly or equivalent certification highly desired.
     
    Experience:  PK - 8 Classroom experience, PK - 4 General Music education knowledge and experience, PK - 8 choral literature and conducting, PK - 8 musical theater & direction, Piano fluency, Ability to develop rapport with students, Computer / technology literacy and proficiency

    Responsibilities:
    • Develop and teach a program of music instruction in the Lower School (Pre-K through Grade 4) by following the curriculum and using the resources available at each grade level and collaborate with the Performing Arts Department to develop a continuity of music instruction from Pre-K through 12th grade.
    • Plan, organize and function as Artistic and Musical Director for all Lower School music programs in cooperation with the Director of the Lower School and the Director of Visual and Performing Arts
    • Assist in Lower School Assemblies by planning and leading music as appropriate
    • Model and develop good vocal technique as appropriate for all ages while introducing and developing student knowledge of musical terminology, theory, and notation
    • Teach Middle School (Grade 5 - 8) Chorus
    • Serve as Music Director for the Middle School Musical
    • Assist in managing the April Private Music Recitals
    • Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence.
    • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with students, parents, and other professionals on a regular basis.
    Resume must be accompanied by a cover letter to be considered for this position.
     
    Berwick Academy is located approximately one hour north of Boston in the beautiful Seacoast area of Southern Maine and Southern New Hampshire. The Berwick campus spans roughly 80 acres and includes 15 buildings, with students commuting from 68 communities from Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.
     
    No phone calls please.

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

    CLICK HERE TO APPLY
  • School Custodian

    Berwick Academy, a PK-12 grade day school is South Berwick, Maine, seeks a full time responsible school custodian to maintain and protect our facilities. The ideal candidate will be experienced in this role focused on building up keep. They will have great physical endurance to cover a large and vast campus. A keen eye for detailing and diligence are also imperative in this custodial maintenance position.
    Some of the responsibilities include but are not limited to the assurance that all academic and administrative spaces on campus are ready for the next academic day by mopping, sweeping, and vacuuming as well as the removal of trash and recycling in all areas on campus. Other tasks include washing and sanitizing toilets, sinks, and showers in our many locker rooms/restrooms and training facilities. These duties will involve restocking disposables (i.e. paper products and sanitizers/soaps) and wiping down interior and exterior glass/mirrors.  Working knowledge of industrial cleaning equipment and appliances are also a must. These pieces of equipment and tools include vacuums, brooms, mops, extractors, high speed buffers, and auto scrubbers used for stripping, cleaning, buffing, and applying floor finishes to hard surface floors as well as shampooing carpets. The role of this individual will extend into assisting with facility related setups that include meetings, classrooms, conferences, events etc., as well as occasionally assisting in snow removal operations from sidewalks, lifting heavy items, and moving tables and chairs. This may require the flexibility/ability to work some weekends.

    An important part of this role will also include securing the facilities after operating hours by locking doors and closing window in assigned buildings. This includes reporting 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 department.

    Berwick Academy is located approximately one hour north of Boston in the beautiful seacoast area of southern maine and southern New Hampshire. 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.

    This position begins immediately. Interested candidates should contact Jason Murray, Director of Facilities at jmurray@berwickacademy.org
     
     
  • 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, applicants can visit- https://www.berwickacademy.org/page/about-us/teaching-apprentice-program-with-lesley-university
  • Technology Systems Manager

    Berwick Academy, a PK-12 coeducational day school located in Southern Maine seeks a technology systems manager to join our staff.  The Technology Systems Manager (TSM) manages the development and implementation of technology systems and initiatives that promote growth and success in teaching, learning, and productivity within the technology infrastructure. Working closely with administration and academic leadership to oversee a variety of services that are important to effective teaching and learning as well as the school’s business practices.

    Responsibilities include:
    • Oversight of the day-to-day operation of the School’s network, servers, databases and other equipment, including routine maintenance of all server equipment, including e-mail server, firewall, enterprise A/V, web filter, HVAC system, and security system.
    • Development of technology strategy, evaluating alternatives (considering existing and emerging technologies with best practices) and executing solutions that enhance the School’s academic and business practices. Taking a leadership role in developing and implementing the school technology plan;
    • Problem solving technology-related issues using both creative and analytical techniques and managing the implementation of projects across functions.
    • Providing oversight of school’s technology infrastructure, network and educational management system.
    • Consulting with administration to analyze computer system needs for management information and functional operations to determine scope and priorities of projects and to discuss system capacity and equipment acquisitions. 
    • Developing annual system replacement cycle and manage the overall acquisition and inventories of hardware and software.
    • Managing the technology budget and purchasing of technology-related tools and equipment in coordination with CFO.
    • Other duties as assigned by the Head of School or CFO.

    Qualified candidates will possess:
    • Bachelor’s Degree with at least 3 years of experience in a technology role;
    • Previous experience with educational technology in PK-12 school environment preferred;
    • Problem Solving Skills - Demonstrates ability to identify and solve problems, effectively and efficiently, after considering a broad range of internal and external factors;
    • Effective Communication Skills (both orally and in writing). Proven experience in identifying partnerships and working with colleagues across departments and divisions.
    • Ability to manage many tasks and projects simultaneously while adhering to deadlines and maintaining quality work product
    • Experience with the development and administration of a department budget and the management of resources.
    • The ability to maintain sensitive school and student information in the strictest of confidence, exercising absolute discretion and professionalism.
    This position begins on July 1, 2018. 

    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.
  • Upper School Science Teacher

    Berwick Academy, a PK-12 coeducational day school located in Southern Maine seeks a dynamic teacher to complement our expanding upper school science program. Ideal candidates would have the skills and versatility to teach physics, engineering and computer science. A qualified candidate will show significant evidence of exceptional teaching and a keen understanding of the developmental needs of high school students. A collaborative/interdisciplinary teaching approach and instructional leadership skills among peers are also hallmarks of a successful candidate. As a member of the Upper School Faculty, candidates can expect to teach four or five classes, coach one or two seasons of sports or lead equivalent afternoon responsibilities, and serve as an advisor. This position begins in the 2018-19 academic year. If interested please refer to http://www.berwickacademy.org/Page/About-Us/Employment- Opportunities.
    Berwick Academy is an equal opportunity employer.

    We seek candidates who will add to the diversity of the community.

    Click Here to Apply
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. Benefits of working for Berwick Academy include:
  • Critical Friends Groups (group seminars for teachers where teachers support and assess each other)
  • Professional Development funding, including master's program, sabbatical, workshops, and conferences
  • Annual grant program for classroom and program enhancements
  • Cultural Competency Committee comprised of faculty, staff, administrators, parents, and trustees
  • Small class sizes and engaged students
  • Technology Purchase Plan - interest free financing on personal purchases via payroll deductions
  • Free lunch in our Commons Dining hall
  • Employee Wellness - access to the fitness room, weekly yoga classes

Serving Maine, The Seacoast of New Hampshire, and the North Shore of Massachusetts

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.