Place-based Classroom Teacher (Grades 5/6)

Chewonki Foundation | Wiscasset, ME

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Posted Date 3/13/2020


A classroom teacher for the Elementary School at Chewonki is a unique opportunity to be part of building a place-based education model in midcoast Maine. The position has direct responsibility for co-creating and delivering student-centered curriculum and educational experiences that are aligned with the Chewonki Mission and educational philosophy. The teachers and students use our Chewonki Neck property and the surrounding area as an extended classroom for a rigorous and integrated academic curriculum that is experiential in nature. This position collaborates with the Head of Elementary and Middle School and the faculty team, support departments, and other programs at Chewonki. Significant educational philosophy, curriculum, and student behavior/progress decisions are made with the Head of Elementary and Middle School and may include the Chewonki President. 

Position Title:  Classroom Teacher (Grades 5/6)
Employment Category: Category B
Permanent/Temporary: Permanent
Reports to:  Head of Elementary and Middle School
Exempt/Non-exempt:  Exempt
Schedule (hours and weeks):  Academic year, full-time
Benefits Eligible:  Yes

Please visit the Chewonki Employment Opportunities page at this link for a complete position description and application instructions. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. The position is posted until filled.

The Chewonki Foundation is a year-round, nonprofit environmental education center based on a 400-acre peninsula in mid-coast Maine. Our mission is to inspire transformative growth, teach appreciation and stewardship of the natural world, and challenge people to build thriving, sustainable communities throughout their lives. We offer a nature-based elementary school, a semester school for high school juniors, summer camps and wilderness expeditions, outdoor education programs, a youth mentorship program, and traveling natural history programs.

Job Type
Teacher - Middle School Level
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