Careers At The New School

The New School is a progressive, independent high school providing a unique, student-driven, democratic learning experience for youth from Southern Maine and New Hampshire. Our campus is within walking distance of downtown Kennebunk, and it is a quick drive to the coast which often serves as a classroom. The New School also operates a thrift store, Outta the Box, whose profits go directly to the school.

We currently have the following opportunities.

Please address all inquiries and correspondence to christine.knowles@tnsk.org

High School HUMANITIES TEACHER

Looking for a different kind of teaching experience? The New School in Kennebunk is an innovative, democratic high-school where teachers and students collaborate to design integrated learning experiences. We are looking for a compassionate, dynamic, and motivated individual to join our team.  Teachers at The New School trust and support the capacity of young people to be responsible for their own learning. The successful candidate will be passionate about learning, dedicated to literacy instruction, and enjoy collaborating with both students and teachers in a progressive environment..

Interested in joining our team? We need someone who can start February 14 during the final week of our Winter Intersession. Annual salary range: $40,000-45,000 to start. Please submit an application, resume, letter of interest, credentials, and three references. Applications must be submitted by January 17, 2022. Interviews will be conducted the weeks of January 17 and January 24, 2022.

Job qualifications and responsibilities include:

  • Hold a State of Maine Secondary Teaching Certificate (or actively engaged in working towards the certificate) Endorsement in Social Studies/History and/or English Language Arts
  • Design curriculum and assessments with student and faculty input
  • Be able to offer students an integrated, hands-on, minds-on curriculum
  • Be actively involved in each student’s learning on an individual basis
  • Help students to develop a sense of responsibility for their own learning
  • Collaborate with the teaching team to coordinate day-to-day logistics and create an inclusive, safe learning environment

COMMUNITY TEACHERS

The New School in Kennebunk is seeking community teachers to offer in-person instruction in the following areas: Art, American Sign Language, and Spanish.

The New School is an innovative, democratic high-school where teachers and students collaborate to design integrated learning experiences. We are looking for compassionate, dynamic, and motivated people to provide instruction during our spring semester: March 1-June 10.

Heterogeneous, multi-grade classes at TNS are small (from 2-12 students) and meet up to four hours a week. We are currently designing the schedule for our spring semester with our students.

Interested in joining our team as a community teacher? Please submit an application, resume, letter of interest, credentials, and three references. Applications must be submitted by January 31, 2022. Interviews will be conducted during the second week in February. This is an hourly position: $25-30/hour with 1 hour paid prep time per week.

The New School is an equal opportunity employer. The New School does not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, immigration status, age, or physical or mental ability.