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Employment Opportunities

Executive Director

Maine School of Science & Mathematics

School Details
Name: Maine School of Science & Mathematics
Founded: 1995
Type of School: Co-ed, Boarding School
Grades: 9th – 12th
Students: 152

School Profile
95 High St.
Limestone, ME 04750
Co-ed Boarding school
152 students, Grades 9th - 12th
Executive Director for July 1, 2018

The Maine School of Science and Mathematics (MSSM) is an all-residential magnet high school located in Limestone, Maine.

MSSM serves students from all over the state of Maine, as well as youth from other states and international students. It is a high school for students in grades 9–12, and has a summer program for boys and girls from grades 5–9. A residential community committed to the pursuit of academic excellence, MSSM provides an extensive and challenging curriculum in science, mathematics, technology, and the arts and humanities.

After the announcement that Loring Air Force Base would be closed, funding from the Defense Reauthorization Bill provided for the creation of the Maine School of Science and Mathematics at the site of Limestone High School, which was poised to lose many of its students upon the closure of the base. The town's elementary school was eventually converted into dormitories for the school, as they are located on the same property.

Chartered and funded by the Maine State Legislature, MSSM opened with a pioneer class in 1995. At that time, it was only the eleventh statewide residential magnet school specializing in mathematics and science education in the United States and the only school of its kind in New England. Both remain true today. It is the only magnet school currently operating in Maine. Since its founding the school continues to expand its outreach and programming for distance education to serve the entire state of Maine and beyond.

MSSM is a member of the National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools.

The Board of Trustees seeks a permanent Executive Director to begin July 1, 2018. This is an ideal opportunity for an energetic, principled leader who will embrace the school’s mission and strategic direction. Experience in a senior leadership position, a willingness to work closely with State government and outstanding personal qualities are required. An advanced degree is preferred.

Candidates interested in this position are asked to submit the following materials to Doug Cummings, Partner, Educators’ Collaborative, LLC (email: by December 1, 2017:

      • EC Candidate Summary Sheet (contact Doug Cummings for that document)
      • Cover letter addressed to the Search Committee
      • Resume
      • Statement of educational philosophy
      • A list of five or more references with contact information (including phone numbers and email addresses)
      • Up to three letters of reference (optional)

Track and Field Coach

Application Posting Date: October 12, 2017

Application Closing Date: Until suitable candidate is found.

Start Date: March 26, 2018 (first practice date)

Posting Description:

The Maine School of Science and Mathematics seeks a Track and Field coach for the spring 2017 season.


  • Knowledge of the sport
  • Previous coaching experience preferred
  • Willingness to meet MPA qualifying standards

Compensation: TBD

For more information, please contact:

Sarah Stackhouse
Director of Student Activities, Athletics, and Transportation
207-325-3610 (office)
207-554-9925 (cell)

2018 MSSM Summer Camp Job Descriptions

PLEASE NOTE: Application Deadline for all positions is January 31, 2018 or until suitable candidates are found.

Assistant Residential Director/Aquatics Director

The MSSM Summer Camp is seeking an Assistant Residential Director/Aquatics Director responsible for assisting in the residential program and overseeing all aquatic activities for campers/staff. This position requires the ability to provide the safety of all participants around the waterfront throughout the entire summer, which includes being able to establish and enforce clear safety guidelines for all to follow when participating in swimming activities. This position will also assist in organizing and implementing daily camp programs & activities. Must be 21 or older as of 7/1/18. Must have either lifeguard training certification or swim instruction certification. (Salary commensurate with experience. Includes free room and board.).

Camp Health Supervisor

The camp health supervisor is responsible for distributing camper medications throughout the day. He/she will also orient new camp staff in proper medical emergency procedures. The camp health supervisor organizes camper medical information and medications and meets with parents and campers during camper orientation. In addition, he/she will assist the residential director with any medical emergencies and daily needs. The camp health supervisor should enjoy working with kids ages 10-14 and work closely with residential life staff. The camp health supervisor must meet certification guidelines for State of Maine camps (contact MSSM for more details) and must live in the dormitory. (Salary commensurate with experience. Includes free room and board.)


Our instructors are enthusiastic and talented people with a real love for science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics. They design their own week-long courses that engage campers in hands-on, interactive, challenging classes that encourage campers to think about STEM topics in new ways. Experience working with gifted and talented students and/or motivated middle and high school students is a plus. (Salary is $850 per week. Includes free room and board.)


Counselors are mature adults that live in the dormitory and are responsible for the well-being of 10-20 campers in their “families.” Counselors ensure the campers are awake and ready for class each morning, assist in dorm and cafeteria as needed and report illnesses to the camp nurse. They help supervise and engage campers in classes and assist in the planning/implementation of the afternoon activities and evening programs. Interested individuals should be motivated, energetic, and willing to play an important role in this wonderful experience. Must be 18 or older as of 7/1/18. (Salary is $425 per week. Includes free room and board.)


Mentors are high school students that live in the dormitory and who serve as role models for the campers. Mentors generally have attended the MSSM and/or our summer camps. Mentors’ responsibilities include duties in the classroom, dorm, and cafeteria. They help supervise and engage campers in classes, afternoon activities and evening programs. A successful mentor will be hard-working, enthusiastic, and team-oriented. Lifeguard certification is a plus. Must be 15 or older as of 7/1/18. (Salary is $400 per week. Includes free room and board.)

Anticipated Mathematics Instructor Opening 2018-2019 School Year

Instructor - Mathematics (FT): The Mathematics Instructor will be responsible for teaching four sections of mathematics, likely a mixture of beginning and advanced courses. All members of the Mathematics Department help coach the school’s Math Team and participate in MSSM's student advisory program.

Qualifications: A successful candidate must have at least two years of exemplary teaching experience in a formal academic setting and will exhibit: the ability to inspire students, excellent communication and organizational skills, and a willingness and desire to work with high school students in a close-knit, residential community.

A minimum of a Master's Degree in Mathematics or a related field is required.

Anticipated Physics/Computer Science Instructor

Instructor - Physics/Computer Science (FT): The Maine School of Science & Mathematics invites applications for an Instructor of Physics and Computer Science. Candidates should have at least three years of university and/or high school teaching experience and be comfortable teaching a variety of Physics and Computer Science classes including: Algebra-based Physics, Calculus-based Physics (AP Physics C), Advanced Physics Topics elective (for students who have had AP Physics C), Introduction to Programming, Computer Science elective. Full time faculty members at the Maine School of Science and Mathematics advise a club or activity and participate in MSSM's student advisory program.

Qualifications: A minimum of a Masters in Physics, or related discipline is required, PhD preferred. Teaching load will be three sections of, at most, 16 students with weekly labs (up to three preps per semester). All successful candidates will exhibit an ability to inspire students, excellent communication and organizational skills, and a willingness and desire to work with high school students in a close-knit, residential community.

If you are interested in any of the above positions and meet the eligibility requirements, please complete and return an MSSM application for employment pertinent to the position you are applying for, a cover letter, resume, transcript, and three letters of recommendation (optional) to or via fax at 325-3340 attention: Danielle Deschaine

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