Careers at Waynflete

Waynflete seeks teachers and staff who are inspired by our mission, want to work in a school environment, and are dedicated to serving the needs of children. We seek qualified individuals with the knowledge, skills, and ability to enhance the student experience and strengthen our community.

Waynflete prides itself on being a place where children are known, where relationships are at the core of the experience, and where students of all walks of life can excel. When hiring faculty and staff, we seek individuals who will embrace our values and want to continue to grow as professionals.

Waynflete has an institutional commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Waynflete seeks candidates who are practicing, and want to continue to develop, inclusive methods in their teaching, team work, and leadership. We believe that all students benefit from more inclusive environments.

Waynflete seeks teacher to join experienced Early Childhood teaching team beginning with the 2019-2020 school year.  Waynflete’s Early Childhood program engages students in a student-centered, inquiry driven, Reggio Emilia influenced curriculum that emphasizes the individual, learning and expressive languages, and community and collaboration.  Teaching schedule is part-time likely ranging between 50-60%. We are looking for an individual with an appreciation for diversity, a strong academic background and understanding of child development, and excellent communication and collaboration skills. 

Waynflete is committed to building a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff.  Send letter of interest, resume, and application form to careers@waynflete.org.  If available, letters of recommendation and unofficial transcripts are also appreciated. No phone calls, please.   

Current Openings

Part-time Instrumental Music Teacher (6/14/2019)

Waynflete is seeking a part-time Instrumental Music teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. Responsibilities include jazz ensembles in the Middle and Upper schools (grades 6-12), adapting materials for unique instrumentation and wide-ranging ability levels, and designing and implementing an introductory wind/brass curriculum for Lower School students. We are looking for an educator with experience, expertise, a collaborative spirit, and the desire to interact with young people in a variety of ways. The ideal candidate would also teach private lessons in our Enrichment Music Program under a separate contract.

Waynflete is committed to building a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. Send letter of interest, resume, and application form to careers@waynflete.org. If available, letters of recommendation and unofficial transcripts are also welcome. No phone calls, please.

Afterschool Teacher (6/12/2019)

Waynflete seeks a part-time teacher for its Afterschool Program, which serves children from PK through Grade 8, beginning with the 2019-2020 school year.  The Afterschool Program addresses students’ needs at the end of the school day with an inclusive, supportive community, engaging activities, free choice, socializing, and academic support through the guidance of a nurturing staff.

The typical schedule is M,T,TH,F from 2:45-5:15 PM, with one afternoon until 6:00 PM, and Wednesdays from 11:30 AM-5:00 PM, for a total of 15-18 hrs per week. Additional full-day Afterschool programming occurs immediately before and after the school year and on selected days during the year.  

Afterschool is split into groupings of students Preschool through Grade 1 (Sandpipers), Grades 2 through 5 (Owls), and Grades 6 through 8 (the Hive) to meet students’ developmental needs. The Candidate may apply for a teaching position in any the three age divisions, or may indicate a preference for working with a particular age group.

Qualifications: Teaching experience in a school or recreational environment desired.  Qualified candidate may also have an opportunity to substitute for teachers in the Lower School.

Waynflete is committed to building a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff.  Send letter of interest, resume, and application form to careers@waynflete.org.  If available, letters of recommendation and unofficial transcripts are also appreciated. No phone calls, please.    

Fall and Winter Coaches (6/12/2019)

Waynflete seeks applicants for the following coaching positions:

Middle School Boys Soccer Coach. The season runs from September 9th through the end of October. Practices are Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 2:00-3:15 pm.

Middle School Nordic Ski Coach. The season runs from October 31st through mid-February. Practices are Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 2:00-3:15 pm.

JV Boys Basketball Coach. The season runs from November 18th through mid-February. Daily practices vary, but are often: Mondays/Thursdays/Fridays 3:30-5:00 pm; Tuesdays 2:00-3:30 pm or 3:30-5:00 pm; and Wednesdays 1:45-3:15 pm or 3:30-5:00 pm.

Waynflete is committed to building a diverse community of students, faculty and staff.  Applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and application form to: Athletic Director, Ross Burdick, at rburdick@waynflete.org.  

Part-time Math Teacher (6/10/2019)

Waynflete is seeking a part-time 6-12 Math Teacher for the 2019-2020 school year.  Specific classes are yet to be determined, but may include classes in both the middle and upper schools.  We are looking for an individual with experience, expertise, and the desire to interact with young people in a variety of ways.

Waynflete is committed to building a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff.  Send letter of interest, resume, and application form to careers@waynflete.org.   If available, letters of recommendation and unofficial transcripts are also welcome. No phone calls, please.  

Part-time Teacher for Early Childhood (6/10/2019)

Custodian (5/23/2019)

Waynflete is seeking a full-time, year-round Custodian to work 3 p.m. till 11:30 p.m. most days during the school year, daytime hours during the summer and school vacations, and additional hours as necessary.  Hourly wage, excellent benefit package, 3 weeks vacation per year, plus sick and personal time.

Duties include but are not limited to: cleaning classrooms, offices, restrooms, operating basic power tools, moving furniture, and assisting with general maintenance as requested. Candidate must be able to climb stairs, bend, stoop, kneel, lift up to at least 50 lbs and carry items repetitively while performing job duties. Candidate must have a positive attitude and work well in a team setting.

Waynflete is committed to building a diverse community of students, faculty and staff.  Please complete an application form and mail it to:  Julie Ryder, HR Coordinator, Waynflete School, 360 Spring Street, Portland, ME  04102 or email it to careers@waynflete.org.  No phone calls or walk-ins, please.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled but candidates are encouraged to apply immediately.

Long-Term Substitute for 6-12 Art Teacher (5/20/2019)

Waynflete is seeking a long-term substitute to teach as part of a four person faculty in the Upper and Middle School Studio program.  The candidate should have experience in teaching hand-built ceramics at the high school level as well as the background to teach a 9th/10th grade Foundations of Art course.  The position also includes teaching three sections of 7th grade Studio Art and runs from September-December, 2019. 


Waynflete is committed to building a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff.  Send letter of interest, resume, and application form to careers@waynflete.org.  Please also send an electronic portfolio of work done by students under your instruction.  Sending a portfolio of your own work is appreciated by not required. If available, letters of recommendation and unofficial transcripts are also welcome. No phone calls, please.  

Bus Driver (4/26/2019)

Waynflete is seeking a licensed school bus driver beginning with the 2019-2020 school year for approximately 30 hours per week during the school year with the possibility of additional hours. Immediate driving opportunities are also available for the right candidate. Duties may include driving a regular bus route and may also include transportation for field trips, athletic, and other school-related events. The position includes a generous benefits package.

The successful candidate must have a positive attitude, enjoy children, work well in a team setting, and pass a school-required physical. Strong driving experience and a commitment to safety are essential. Commercial driver's license with S endorsement preferred, but willing to train qualified candidate.

Waynflete is committed to building a diverse community of students, faculty and staff. To apply, please visit the careers page at www.waynflete.org and send a completed application form to careers@waynflete.org. No phone calls, please.



Application Procedure

For teaching positions, a bachelor's degree in relevant field is required; a master's degree and teaching experience preferred. For administrative staff positions, we look for relevant experience and education for the posted job. We are particularly interested in candidates with a proven commitment to teaching and working in a diverse and multicultural setting.

Full background checks are required for all positions including fingerprinting as required by Maine State Law.

Procedures:

  1. Waynflete Employment Application (PDF) Click the link above to open the employment application. Download and print the application to fill out by hand.
  2. Submit all materials electronically to careers@waynflete.org including the completed Application for Employment, cover letter, resume, and any letters of reference.
  3. In accordance with Maine law, all persons hired to work at Waynflete must hold a current Criminal History Records Check (CHRC) certification from the Maine Department of Education. Click here for more information on obtaining a CHRC.

Benefits

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Life, AD&D, and long-term disability insurance
  • 403(b) retirement plan with generous school matching contribution
  • Medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • Tuition benefit and financial aid
  • Discounted summer camp and after-care programs
  • Employee education/professional development grants
  • Use of school library and fitness room
  • Paid leave

Living in Maine

Portland is a diverse, creative, and beautiful city that offers virtually everything a person could want. It is a walking city with accessible arts, cultural, and outdoor activities. The food scene is renowned as one of the best in the country. Portland has frequently been listed as one of America’s top cities to live, work, play, and visit.

Greater Portland boasts residents from all over the world, making it a vibrant and diverse global city. The local public elementary school, Reiche, has students from twenty-two nations represented, with twenty-nine languages spoken.

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Visit Portland Maine



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Equal Opportunity Statement

Waynflete School provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, sex, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other category protected by federal, state, and local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Waynflete School expressly prohibits any unlawful form of employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, sex, genetic information, protected veteran status, or no other category protected under federal, state, and local laws. Improper interference with the ability of Waynflete School employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

On Being a Person of Color at Waynflete

Click here to read "On Being a Person of Color at Waynflete," an article by Middle School Director Divya Muralidhara.

Contact us

General Inquiries





Julie ryder

Human Resources Manager
207-774-5821 x.1203 jryder@waynflete.org


Teaching Inquiries

Geoff wagg

Head of School

207-774-5821 x.1201
gwagg@waynflete.org


Athletic Coaching Inquiries

Ross Burdick

Director of Athletics

207-774-5821 x.1258 rburdick@waynflete.org


Enrichment & Summer Inquiries

Tessa anable

Director of Enrichment

207-774-5821 x.1379
tanable@waynflete.org