French Language Teacher

Position Description: 


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.


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.

For a complete description and application instructions:

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. 


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
School Type: 
Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki