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Woodworking and Design Teacher

Position Overview

Kents Hill School seeks a Woodworking Teacher, in a part-time or full-time role, for a start date of August 15, 2023. The successful candidate will be a practicing artist with expertise in a variety of media and the vision to build a woodworking program at Kents Hill. Candidates should be capable of teaching all levels of experience with an emphasis on industrial, furniture, 3D design, and woodworking. In addition to these specific areas of expertise, the successful candidate will have the ability to teach broad-based foundation-level courses. 
The ideal candidate will be:
  • Passionate about teaching students and sharing their love for woodworking.
  • Committed to developing sophisticated problem-solving and critical-thinking strategies in all Kents Hill students.
  • Excited to actively collaborate in the 4D curriculum through course design, pedagogy, and assessment.
  • Culturally competent with skills for engaging with and learning from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. 
  • A teacher in a full-time role will be committed to the entire student experience and want to engage with students both inside and outside of the classroom. Typically, this includes:
    • Advising a group of students.
    • Performing residential duty. 
    • Coaching or assistant coaching for two athletic seasons or running other afternoon activities programs.

Skills and Requirements

  • Knowledge of general woodworking machinery: jointer, planer, table saw, band saw, etc.
  • Knowledge of various building materials, wood species, and hardwood  characteristics 
  • Experienced in machine maintenance and safety procedures 
  • Responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of tools, equipment, and shop space 
  • Installing/uninstalling student work in gallery and exhibit spaces 
  • Able to lift and carry 50 lbs 
  • Knowledge of safe hand tool practices 
  • Finishing experience, HVLP, and hand-applied techniques 
  • Must have a valid driver’s license 


  • Oversee all projects in the woodworking studio 
  • Maintain a well-organized and clean shop space 
  • Order and receive all building materials and keep shop supplies in stock 
  • Make local pick-ups 
  • Help keep an accurate inventory of material and equipment 

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to Dean of Faculty Katie Petrillo at with the subject line “Woodworking 2023.”
Kents Hill School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

About Kents Hill

Kents Hill School is one of the oldest co-ed boarding schools in the country and will celebrate its bicentennial in 2024. Located on 400 beautiful acres in Maine, we bring boarding and day students together from across the world to engage in self-discovery and growth, both in and out of the classroom.

Diversity, equity, and belonging are integral to our community as we actively strive to be an anti-racist school through consistent and ongoing learning for all. Our caring and deeply engaged faculty members truly know each student, and because of that are able to create transformational experiences and be in their corner, all the time.

The academic curriculum ensures that students are prepared for anything by merging four dimensions of learning (knowledge, skills, character, and reflection) to balance academic rigor with strong support. Students also have the opportunity to explore their passions in athletics and the arts and develop leadership potential with over 30 different clubs and activities.

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