We are hiring! 

An Assistant Teacher is needed to complete our staff.

We are looking for a fun, organized team player to join our community nursery school in Northeast Harbor. Our school has served multiple generations of children in the Mount Desert Island community and continues to serve working families. 

Our next assistant teacher will have experience and enjoy working with children ages 30 months to five-years-old to bring out their inner explorer, detective and best selves. 

We offer vision, dental and health care, paid time off, set hours, discounts for enrollment of staff children, financial support for further education in early childhood development, and a fun working environment. 

Our ideal candidate has experience and/or education in early childhood education, certification in child/infant CPR, or willingness to get certified, and undergoing a background check. 

This position is a full time, 40-hour work week and pay will be commensurate with experience; starting at $15/hour. 


  • Have at least one year of experience in a preschool environment or pursuing an early childhood education 

See Maine State Licensing Regulations for Daycare Centers for list of complete qualifications.

A certification in Educational Technician II Authorization is preferred but not mandatory. 

To learn more go to  maine.gov/doe/learning/earlychildhood/publicpreschool/certification

Those interested in this position can send your resume and a cover letter to Executive Director Sarah Hinckley at mdns.sarah@gmail.com or (207) 276-5563.

We are looking for substitute teachers! 

Our days go from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Substitutes can be here for a full, eight-hour shift or for part of the day. 

We pay $15/hour or $120 for a full day.

In order to keep our students safe, a background check is part of the onboarding process. 

Please contact Executive Director Sarah Hinckley at mdns.sarah@gmail.com to learn more. 

We are a nonprofit organization that relies on the generosity and collaboration of our community to keep our grounds maintained and our students engaged, stimulated, and learning in an environment that is safe, fun and creative.