Employment at the Ecology Learning Center is about environmentally-conscious, passionate people dedicating their livelihoods to making a positive difference in the lives of children in rural Maine.
The Center believes that all students have the right to rigorous, relevant, and joyful learning experiences led by exceptionally talented and diverse educators who promote student achievement and a sense of belonging.
Our goal is to prepare students for college and careers while focusing on rural community development and environmental stewardship.
We are seeking enthusiastic and dedicated teachers who are team-oriented, committed to student success, and inspired by the opportunity to help launch an innovative school.
Are you up for the challenge?
Please send a completed Employment Application form, cover letter, resume, teaching philosophy statement and three references to the following email or mailing address. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.
Ecology Learning Center
230 Main Street
Unity, ME 04988
Culinary Arts Teacher, Farm to Cafeteria
The Culinary Arts Teacher will engage students in local agriculture, health and wellness, and the art of preparing nourishing meals. They will lead pairs or small groups of students to prepare school breakfast and lunch, emphasizing locally sourced ingredients. The long-term goal of this position is to develop and implement a farm to cafeteria program that engages students in the planning, growing, harvesting, procuring, cooking, and serving of school breakfast and lunch.
High School English & Social Studies Teacher
The English Language Arts - Social Studies teacher will inspire and motivate students to strengthen their word craft and take action as global citizens. English and Social Studies will be taught as separate subjects. However, each class will support the content of the other and align with school-wide environmental themes (Fall - Food Systems, Winter - Shelter, Spring - Water). The teacher will coach students to become authors, storytellers, detectives, historians, and active participants in their communities, knowledgeable about how the past informs our present and prepared to effect positive change. Lessons will engage students in real-world learning through field studies and volunteer work.
High School Math & Science Teacher
The Math and Science teacher will inspire a love for problem-solving, computation, investigation, and scientific inquiry. While the two subjects will be taught separately, each class will relate to school-wide environmental themes (Fall - Food Systems, Winter - Shelter, Spring - Water). The teacher will align the Math curriculum with Common Core State Standards, helping students develop knowledge in number and quantity, algebra, modeling, functions, geometry, and statistics, and frequently engage students in hands-on projects that require students to think and communicate in mathematical terms. The teacher will align Science courses with NextGen Standards and actively engage students in experiments, research, and volunteer work to address local issues in agriculture, forestry, wildlife conservation, human health, climate change, and sustainability science.