Open Opportunities:

AfterCare & Enrichment Teacher/s - PT School Year

Breakwater School is accepting applications for part-time afterschool teachers in our vibrant and dynamic AfterCare and Enrichment Programs.

About the Position: 

We seek creative, compassionate, and energetic AfterCare & Enrichment teachers who have a strong interest in child-centered learning and community building. AfterCare & Enrichment Teachers direct activities and ensure students' safety and well-being. Candidates interested in leading specialized group activities will be given special consideration [e.g. culinary arts, outdoor and wilderness activities, photography, film making, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math), dance, music, fine arts, creative writing, jewelry making, swimming, lacrosse, etc.).

Our AfterCare and Enrichment programs serve children from Breakwater School as well as students from surrounding public and independent schools. 

Schedule and Start Date:

Hours for the position are part-time during the school year, Mondays through Thursdays from 2:30 to 6:00 pm, and from 1:00 to 6:00 pm on Fridays, with opportunities to staff our week-long school vacation camps in February, April, June, and August. The position begins in mid-August. 


  • History of professional work experience with young children

  • Demonstrated ability to engage in positive relationships with staff, supervisors, children, and families

  • Bachelor's degree preferred

  • Experience driving a 15 passenger van and/or mini bus highly preferred

How to Apply:

Resumes will be reviewed as they come in until the positions are filled. All applications should include your cover letter, resume and three professional references along with any special application materials specified in the posting. Applications should be sent to:

Breakwater School

c/o Amy Pichette

Enrichment Director

856 Brighton Ave

Portland, ME 04102

Guest Teacher

Breakwater School is looking for teachers to work on an on-call basis. The ideal candidate can work with a wide variety of ages as Breakwater serves toddler to middle school students. Applicants should have prior teaching experience, the ability to follow lesson plans, excellent classroom management skills, as well as the ability to communicate clearly with the classroom teacher about the day's events. Please indicate if you have any experience that you feel may be beneficial, such as specific age ranges, foreign languages, art, music, science or outdoor education experience. On-call substitute teachers will be contacted as far in advance as possible but often are notified the day of a vacancy. Rate of pay is $12.50/hr. How to Apply: Resumes will be reviewed as they come in. All applications should include your cover letter, resume, three professional references, and proof of CHRC approval and should be emailed to

Breakwater is an equal opportunity employer (EOE), and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.