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.

Current Openings

Global Community Scholars Coordinator (4/22/2019)

The role of the Global Community Scholars Coordinator & Academic Coach (The Coordinator) is to support the cultural and academic needs of students for whom a language other than English is spoken at home. For Upper School students, the primary tasks include providing and arranging for academic tutoring as needed, acting as a liaison with families, facilitating communication with faculty, assisting with the college process, and generally supporting students’ full access to the Waynflete program. The Coordinator also consults with faculty and staff in Lower and Middle School on behalf of students in those divisions for whom a language other than English is spoken at home. In addition, the Coordinator proposes and actively supports diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives throughout the school, including professional development for faculty and staff. The position reports directly to the Assistant Head.

Candidates should possess a strong foundation in teaching and learning strategies, including training in and an understanding of diverse student backgrounds. Experience with Portland’s resettled refugee communities and international students is preferred. Candidates should have excellent communication and dialogue skills as well as a strong ability to connect with students in the service of building a culture of belonging, cultivating student leadership skills, and supporting students’ social and emotional experience at school.

Minimum educational experience: Bachelor’s degree in education, multicultural studies, or related field. Teacher certification with ESL endorsement and/or a relevant Masters degree is preferred.

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

6-12 Science Teacher (3/27/2019)

Waynflete School seeks a Science Teacher for a one-year position for the 2019-2020 school year. Responsibilities would include teaching 7th grade Earth Science, 8th grade Physical Science and/or 10th grade Chemistry. Additional responsibilities might include Middle School advising, coaching and/or overseeing co-curricular science activities. Applicants should have a degree in science and a passion for working with young people. Mentorship opportunities are available for candidates with little or no classroom experience.

Waynflete is committed to building a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. Send letter of interest, resume, and application form to If available, letters of recommendation and unofficial transcripts are also appreciated. 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.


  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 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.


  • 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.

Click on the links below to learn more:

Visit Portland Maine

Portland Downtown: Moving to and living in Portland

7 Reasons "Not" to Move to Maine

US News and World Report: Living in Portland, Maine

Portland, Maine, Is the 2018 Restaurant City of the Year

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

Teaching Inquiries

Geoff wagg

Head of School

207-774-5821 x.1201

Athletic Coaching Inquiries

Ross Burdick

Director of Athletics

207-774-5821 x.1258

Enrichment & Summer Inquiries

Tessa anable

Director of Enrichment

207-774-5821 x.1379