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French Teacher Posted Feb 25
Chewonki Foundation , Wiscasset, ME
Seeking French Language Teacher to join the faculty of Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki

History of Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki

Now in its 30th year, Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki serves academically ambitious high school juniors from across the United States and around the world. What draws this diverse student body to Maine’s Midcoast is an insatiable curiosity about the natural world; a commitment to environmental stewardship; and the desire to be part of a uniquely progressive learning community.

The Maine Coast Semester School at Chewonki is seeking a growth-minded, part-time, French teacher starting August 2019. Responsibilities include teaching honors levels French III-Advanced Placement courses.

Candidates should have a high level of interest in teaching exceptionally motivated high school juniors in a semester school that not only values intellectual pursuits but also building strong relationships and fostering a sustainable community. The ideal candidate is an excellent communicator who is comfortable using a variety of instructional strategies and enjoys working creatively and collaboratively to develop and plan curricula.

Successful candidates must have a proven record of engaging students in place-based learning, fostering critical reading and writing skills, and inspiring a love of learning.

Chewonki Mission

Chewonki is a multi-division school and camp, founded in 1915, that also partners with educational institutions to extend its mission:

Chewonki inspires transformative growth, teaches appreciation and stewardship of the natural world, and challenges people to build thriving, sustainable communities throughout their lives.

To meet the promise of our mission, Chewonki strives to be a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization. Our legacy of thoughtful self-reflection and purposeful change guides our efforts to create a place where all participants and staff can flourish. We seek to hire, develop and retain talented people from all backgrounds. Individuals from non-traditional backgrounds, historically marginalized or underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Preferred qualifications include:

Ability to develop close working relationships with all constituencies including students, families, faculty, and administration.

Ability to allow for ambiguity; and to analytically and strategically solve complex educational problems; to work on teams and to participate effectively with colleagues from all parts of the Chewonki Foundation.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to adapt your message to students, families, faculty, and administration.

Willingness to embrace the lifestyle of working in a dynamic semester school by being a team-player and devoting the time required to model excellence in job performance.

Commitment to active collaboration while also possessing the internal, self-starter motivation to learn independently.

Position Title: French Teacher

Employment Category: B

Permanent/Temporary: Permanent

Reports to: Head of Semester School

Exempt/Non-exempt: Exempt

Schedule (hours and weeks): Part-time

Benefits Eligible: N


The French teacher instructs all French students each semester. As our students arrive with diverse language backgrounds, and their sending schools request various topics to be covered during their time here, it is imperative that this teacher commits him/herself to meet students’ individual needs. Chewonki World language classes are inherently creative and student-centered, allowing students to utilize their French in activities and projects that connect them to the natural world and understand a variety of French-speaking cultures.


- Teaching 2 sections of the honors French III-Advanced Placement courses
- Offering academic support for students outside of class


- Attend faculty meetings as necessary


- Must Pass Background Criminal Check and complete fingerprinting requirements of the Maine Department of Education
- A minimum of CPR and First Aid certification
- Driver’s License approved by Chewonki’s insurance carrier to drive participants


Please see the French Teacher position posting on the Chewonki Foundation employment website at this link and for more information about Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki. The French Teacher position is open until filled.

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