Our goal is to attract highly qualified individuals to Portland Public Schools and to employ the best qualified in each position. Portland Public Schools recognizes that the talent and commitment of our employees are our most valuable assets.
Portland Public Schools has transitioned to an electronic application process. Click on the link below for the position that you wish to apply for, and complete an application on the SchoolSpring website. Once you have created your profile on SchoolSpring, review it carefully to be sure that your experience/resume entered into your SchoolSpring profile includes all work experience and that you have uploaded your transcripts and your certification/authorization, if required. Applications that do not have all required documentation attached will be deemed incomplete and will not be included for consideration in the applicant pool.
FINGERPRINTING: Every school district employee is required by law to be fingerprinted through a process approved by the Maine Department of Education. If you are hired, you must be fingerprinted prior to your first day of work. You will need to pay $55 to the fingerprinting vendor and $15 to the Maine DOE. Fingerprinting forms and instructions are in the left sidebar. For additional information, call the Maine DOE at 207-624-6603 or visit their website at www.maine.gov/doe/cert/fingerprinting.
EDUCATORS: To be considered for employment as an educator with Portland Public Schools, you will need a Maine state certification or an eligibility checklist from the Maine Department of Education. Even if you currently hold a certification in another state, we will still require you to obtain your Maine certification prior to being hired. For assistance, call the Maine DOE at 207-624-6603 or visit their website at www.maine.gov/doe/cert.
PLEASE NOTE: When you apply for your certification by mail, it will take approximately 8 to 10 weeks for processing, and this time frame should be considered when applying for any of our available positions.
WE WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY PORTION OF THE APPLICATION IN PAPER FORM, unless otherwise noted.
Coaching Positions - One Year Only Position
Deering High School—Assistant Swim Coach
Portland High School - Head Cheering Coach
If hired, must have criminal history records check through the Maine Dept of Education which cost $70.
For all coaching positions please submit a completed Coach Application - found on the Employment Opportunities page of our website at www.portlandschools.org - resume and three letters of recommendation to the Co-Curricular Director at the school.
Elementary School Lunch Aide - One Year Only Position
If hired, must have criminal history records check through the Maine Dept of Education, which cost $70.
For all Lunch Aide positions please submit a completed Lunch Aide Application, resume and three letters of recommendation to the Principal at the school.
Our Elementary Schools are currently hiring for Lunch Aides. Candidates should have interest in working in a highly collaborative environment, The ideal candidate will be flexible, creative, enthusiastic, motivated, and able to work as a team. Responsibilities include supervising students in the classroom or cafeteria while they eat lunch and on the playground for outdoor recess. The hours may range from 11:00-2:00 Monday through Friday. Applicants should have experience working with elementary school age children.