Museum Summer Staff Person

The George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History and Ethel H. Blum Gallery at College of the Atlantic are seeking a reliable individual who demonstrates enthusiasm, creativity, and excellent communication skills for summer employment.  This position offers opportunities to develop your knowledge and skills in education, natural sciences, exhibit design, and gallery management.  Enjoy a summer in Bar Harbor working as part of a dedicated exhibits team.

Employment dates: June 20th through September 2nd, 2017.  Museum work schedule is Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11:30 - 5:30, gallery schedule is Mondays through Saturdays from 11-4.  Staff will alternate between the museum and gallery schedule.  Occasional morning or evening work may be required.

Responsibilities: Greet and orient museum and gallery visitors, open and close, create and conduct educational programs for children and adults, perform gift shop sales, clean and maintain gallery and museum exhibits, including the marine touch tank, assist with exhibit installation and de-installation.

Qualifications: The applicant must be a college graduate or currently enrolled student with knowledge of College of the Atlantic and the Bar Harbor area as well as knowledge of natural history, especially of coastal Maine; possess experience in informal education and effective communication skills; be able to work as part of an energetic and creative team; be able to lift and carry at least 50 lbs and use a ladder.  Previous experience with museums, galleries, graphic design, retail or education is desirable.  Professional casual dress is required.

To apply: Send a letter of interest, resume and two references to Carrie Graham at the George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History by email at  Electronic applications only, please. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

 Admission Counselor & Recruitment Travel Coordinator

COA is hiring a full-time, year-round Admission Counselor & Recruitment Travel Coordinator to join the staff of the Admission Office. Primary responsibilities include coordinating and conducting travel to high schools and college fairs, interviewing and communicating with prospective students and their families, reading admission applications, and assisting with all aspects of new student recruitment. A full job description may be found below.
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and the names/contact information of three references to Heather Albert-Knopp, dean of admission, Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

Job Title: Admission Counselor & Recruitment Travel Coordinator
Department: Office of Admission
Reports to: Dean of Admission
Summary: The admission counselor participates in all aspects of prospective student recruitment for College of the Atlantic including communications with prospective students and parents, prospective student interviews and information sessions, admission events, and reading and reviewing applications. As recruitment travel coordinator, the admission counselor will travel approximately 8-12 weeks each year (spread across the fall and spring travel seasons), and will serve as the primary coordinator of all recruitment travel activities for the admission office, which includes planning, logistics, and evaluation.
Responsibilities Include:
    Communications with prospective students
•    Conduct interviews and information sessions with prospective students. Correspond with prospective students and their parents to provide information about the college.
•    Assist with maintenance of a database of prospective students and participate in proactive recruitment.
•    Keep up-to-date on college happenings and data in order to share breadth and depth of information with prospective students.
Recruitment travel
•    Visit high schools, attend college fairs, and host events as appropriate, promoting the college and assisting students in the application process; this process may require 6 or more weeks of travel in the fall and 4 or more weeks of travel in the spring.
•    Coordinate travel and recruitment activities for other admission staff, as well as students, faculty, and alumni to represent the college at high schools, college fairs, and other events.
•    Evaluate travel outcomes and use that information to plan subsequent travel seasons.     
    Recruitment communications and content creation
•    Assist in the creation of content for recruitment communications, including email campaigns, social media and web content, and other print and digital communications pieces.
•    Research and develop new communications venues as appropriate.    
    Review candidates for admission to the college
•    Read applications for admission to the college each year, and evaluate according to the college’s enrollment goals. Participate in the admission committee review process.     
    Assist with recruitment events
•    Coordinate one or more events for prospective students (such as Fall Fly-In, Fall Open House, Admitted Student Reception, etc.)
•    Assist with all recruitment events    
    Assist with basic office operations
•    Answer phones, open mail, prepare mailings, provide campus tours, and assist in management of tour guides and work-study students.   
    Other responsibilities
•    The admission counselor assists the dean and other staff in all aspects of organizing, preparing, and implementing the overall plan for recruitment and selection of students at COA.
•    Actively participate in the COA community by attending meetings (as appropriate) such as the All College Meeting, staff, or trustee meetings, and standing/review/search committees as appropriate.
•    Other duties as needed. 

Ideal candidates will have: strong and nuanced written, oral, and visual communication skills; strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects and priorities, including travel schedules and logistics; comfort talking and working with people from a wide range of backgrounds; a warm personality; ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team; comfort with independent travel in the US and in other countries; Bachelor’s degree; experience in college admissions or working with the public; a driver’s license; strong computer skills (MS Office, social media, etc.); understanding of and enthusiasm for College of the Atlantic’s mission and programs.

Accounts Receivable/Student Payroll Representative

The Business Office at College of the Atlantic is seeking an Accounts Receivable/Student Payroll Representative.  This support staff position is a full-time, year-round position with excellent benefits in a busy four-person office.  This person will interact with staff and faculty throughout the college as well as work closely with students and parents. This employee will perform all aspects of student payroll and student account/collections.  A dependable, positive, detailed oriented person with the ability to work with computer programs a must.  Excellent communication and organizational skills required with the ability to look at details as well as the whole system. 
Three to five years of Business Office experience a plus.

Please submit a resume to Patricia Pinkham at  Electronic applications only, please. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Faculty Member in Computer Science

The College of the Atlantic (COA) seeks a full-time faculty member in Computer Science. The anticipated start date is August, 2017. The successful candidate will be the first faculty member in computer science at COA. The faculty member will offer a range of classes to help students gain basic to advanced programming skills, while introducing students to the central questions of computer science and exposing them to the styles of thought and habits of mind associated with computer scientists. The faculty member is expected to help students make connections between computer science and other areas of the curriculum, including art and design and the humanities, as well as the natural and social sciences.

In addition to introductory and intermediate programming classes, we are interested in a candidate who can offer engaging and challenging courses that explore the intersections of computer science and computing with different aspects of the human experience and academic and creative areas. Examples of such classes might include some of the following: cryptography and computer security, information visualization, human-computer interaction, machine learning and artificial intelligence, generative art, digital humanities, agent-based modeling, data mining, and micro-controller programming (e.g, Arduino and Raspberry Pi devices).

The successful candidate must have the ability and interest in teaching some courses in mathematics or related areas. These might not be math classes per se, but it is essential that this faculty member’s classes connect strongly with the existing mathematics curriculum and offer courses that meet the college’s quantitative reasoning requirement. It is essential that the faculty member has a background in computing and programming and be enthusiastic about and focused on developing creative ways to teach computer science to students with a wide range of backgrounds and goals. The faculty member should have a Ph.D. in computer science, engineering, computational science, applied mathematics, physics, or a related area and demonstrated potential for excellent and innovative teaching.

Interested candidates should submit a CV, a cover letter addressing interest in and qualifications for the position, and a brief statement of teaching that includes a discussion of the roles of computer science in an interdisciplinary curriculum. The CV should include contact information for three professional references; please do not have references send letters. No further applications are being accepted at this time. We anticipate reopening this position in the 2017-18 academic year. 


College of the Atlantic is committed to academic excellence, cultural diversity, and multicultural education. COA is an AA/EEO employer. Applications are especially encouraged from persons who could enhance the ethnic, gender, and cultural diversity of the College.