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.


Accounts Receivable/Student Payroll Representative

The Business Office at College of the Atlantic is seeking an Accounts Receivable/Student Payroll Representative.  This 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 in all aspects of the student billing cycle.  Posting batches, processing payments and working with payment plans are just part of the facets of this job.  Additionally, this person will process bi-weekly student payroll.  Ability to work with computer programs, Excel and Word a must.   Excellent communication and organizational skills required.  Three to five years of 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.