Employment Opportunities

2024-2025  Elementary School Teacher

Cycle 1-2-3 Professeur(e) des Ecoles  &  IB PYP

The French School of Maine is an independent day school in South Freeport, Maine - USA. The school is home to 80 students enrolled in EC3 (Petite Section) through Grade 5 (CM2). L’Ecole Française du Maine offers an educational experience entirely in French, instilling in our students a constant curiosity towards foreign languages and the world’s diverse cultures. Focusing on the arts and music sets us apart and guides children to make creative choices. We believe in the importance of play for children of all ages and the healthy benefits of time spent outdoors. We offer a French curriculum accredited by the French Ministry of Education (MENJS-AEFE-MLF), the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), and the Maine Department of Education within the International Baccalaureate framework (IB PYP).
POSITION DESCRIPTION: Grade 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5
CP to CM2 Teacher, Primary Years Program, IB PYP (this position commences August 31, 2024, to June 20, 2025)
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The teacher is responsible for planning and implementing the curriculum of the French Ministry of Education (MENJS-AEFE-MLF) within the International Baccalaureate framework (IB PYP).  The teacher creates an environment where students can learn and develop optimally.
  • Three or more years of teaching experience.
  • Experience living abroad or teaching abroad at the elementary level
  • Experience in differentiating instruction and supporting students with learning challenges.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • French native speaker or C1 French Language Level
  • Effective interpersonal skills with children and adults
  • Highly collegial and collaborative team partner who is committed to collaborative planning and continuous professional growth
  • Strong knowledge of children’s developmental and educational needs
  • A record of encouraging, nurturing, and supporting students’ love of learning
  • A lifelong learner with critical thinking and communication skills

We invite candidates to send a cover letter, CV, two letters of recommendation, and inspection/class visit report(s) to Willy LeBihan, Head of School: wlebihan@frenchschool.me

Teacher Assistant
Assist the Lead Teacher in a French immersion preschool classroom. The ideal candidate will be fluent in French. Experience working with young children and a background in Early Childhood Education are preferred skills. The candidate should be warm, patient, kind, and flexible. Duties include interacting with children, preparing materials, helping children dress for recess and trips to the restroom, and supervising naps, lunchtime, and recess. The Assistant Teacher should also be prepared to take direction from the lead teacher and conduct activities as needed. Some light cleaning tasks will be assigned to keep up with our COVID-19 protocols and help children at lunch. A background check and First Aid/CPR certification are required upon hire. This position is available immediately. The School also runs a Summer Program, so this position is not restricted to the school calendar year if the candidate wishes to work during the summer.  Contact:office@frenchschool.me
Assistant (e)
L'Ecole Française du Maine recrute un(e) assistant(e) pour les classes de maternelle et élémentaire. Nature du poste:
  • Travail en équipe sous la responsabilité de l’enseignant (e) titulaire; Accueil des enfants
  • Participer au développement des enfants dans un nouvel environnement
  • Connaitre les besoins des enfants en bas-âge : repas, sieste, bien-être, etc.
  • Respecter les normes d’hygiène et de sécurité
  • Accompagnement des enfants pendant les activités pédagogique (pâte à modeler, peinture, coloriage, sport, etc.)
  • diplôme de lycée et/ou CAP petite enfance ou equivalent
  • Quotité horaire : 35 heures / semaine

Contact:   office@frenchschool.me

2024 Summer Camp Counselor

The French School of Maine seeks several dynamic and passionate French-speaking camp counselors to join our Bilingual French summer camps team for children ages 3-12. The successful candidates will lead and supervise a group of campers while ensuring their safety and well-being.

  • Lead activities such as short French lessons, games, creative arts and crafts, and other camp-related activities, using lessons, activities, and content created/prepared by our educational team.
  • Act as a role model for campers, promoting good behavior and positive attitudes.
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of campers at all times.
  • Maintain a high energy level, enthusiasm, and engagement daily at camp. Learn, participate, and lead by example in all activities.
  • Supervise and mentor campers, providing guidance and support as needed. Listen to campers and encourage them to share their thoughts, feelings, and ideas when appropriate.
  • Communicate with parents and guardians as needed.
  • Organize materials, set up the classrooms, and clean up after each day.
  • Day shift
  • $17 - $21 an hour
  • Monday to Friday
  • Fluent French (Preferred)
  • Work authorization (Required)
  • First Aid Certification (Preferred)
  • CPR Certification (Preferred)

How to apply: Please send your CV and cover letter outlining your motivation and relevant experience. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.   Contact:   office@frenchschool.me