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Carrabassett Valley Academy is dedicated to academic and athletic excellence rooted in the values of kindness, respect, commitment, and gratitude. We believe that education takes place not only in our classrooms, but also on the hill, in the dorms, and anywhere teachers, coaches, and staff interact with our student-athletes.

Carrabassett Valley Academy is committed to recruiting, retaining, and supporting exceptional teachers, coaches, and staff who are passionate about the CVA experience.

Current Job Openings

Academy Positions

CVA is an independent, college-preparatory school for 7th grade to post-graduate students, located at the base of Sugarloaf Mountain. Employees receive a comprehensive benefit package, a Sugarloaf season pass, school meals, and opportunities for housing and professional development.

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  • Director of Maintenance

    General Information
    Job Title: Director of Maintenance
    Location: Carrabassett Valley, Maine
    Employee Status: Full-time, 12-months
    Classification: Salary with benefits

    Minimum Qualifications:
    • Supervisory experience.
    • Mechanical aptitude.
    • Working knowledge of electrical, heating, and plumbing systems.
    • Carpentry skills.
    • Working knowledge of vehicle operation and maintenance.
    • Experience with plant operation and maintenance.
    • Ability to cooperatively and civilly function as a team member.
    • Ability to pick up a minimum of 60 lbs.
    • Ability to perform snow cleanup of entryways and parking lots during and after a storm. CVA has an outside contractor for snow removal and sanding.
    • Ability to work standing for a minimum of 4 hours.
    • Ability to use computers on a daily basis to maintain records, submit reports, and communicate with all members of the school community.
    Job Summary
    Carrabassett Valley Academy is currently taking applications for Director of Maintenance. This is a full time year-round benefits eligible position that reports to the Director of Student Services and is responsible for supervising maintenance and custodial staff and subcontractors. The Director of Maintenance is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the physical plant and all vehicles. The primary objective is to ensure the safety and well-being of the students as well as the related needs of the faculty and staff. The Director interfaces closely and regularly with Teaching, Athletic, and Support staff to assist in the accomplishment of the CVA mission.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Monitors, documents,  and maintains the operation of the heating systems, water systems, water heaters, and electrical systems to ensure safe, uninterrupted operation of the school, as well as taking preventative and corrective measures as needed.
    • Administers contract services for the periodic inspections of the water system, sprinkler systems, fire extinguishers, boiler systems, and elevator.
    • Ensures that adequate maintenance supplies and housekeeping items are stocked to ensure uninterrupted services.  In addition, the Director is responsible for the purchase of all materials necessary to complete building modifications and improvements.  All purchasing must be done by seeking the best price for the appropriate quality of materials and be done so within established budget constraints.
    • Complies with the State of Maine water testing requirements, maintaining the appropriate certification and providing all samples to the State Lab in a timely manner.
    • Maintains all CVA Vehicles by establishing a scheduled preventive maintenance system and performing regular and frequent vehicle inspections for safety and fluid levels.  Safety and reliability are of utmost importance.
    • Ensure that the grounds are maintained and well cared for.
    • Directs the Maintenance and Custodial Staff to ensure that all buildings are clean and sufficiently stocked.
    Compensation and Benefits:
    • Compensation is commensurate with experience.
    • Health Insurance, options for Vision, Dental, and Accident Insurance, Long and Short Term Disability.
    • Sugarloaf Alpine and Nordic Season Pass
    • Cell Phone Stipend
    • Meals in Campus Dining Commons for employees and their families during the school year.
    • Gym membership at the Anti-Gravity Complex
    • On-campus housing offered, pending availability.

    Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to dkoenig@centricwebs.com or
    Dave Koenig, Carrabassett Valley Academy
    3197 Carrabassett Drive
    Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947
  • Humanities Teacher

    General Information
    Job Title: Humanities (English/History) Teacher
    Location: Carrabassett Valley, Maine
    Employee Status: Full-time, 9-month contract
    Classification: Salary with 12-month benefits

    Minimum Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree is required.
    • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in an area of Humanities is preferred.
    • Experience teaching college preparatory high school English is required.
    Job Summary
    Carrabassett Valley Academy (CVA) has an open position in the Humanities Department for the 2024-25 school year. This position involves teaching middle school and high school-level English Language Arts and History with the potential for additional hours tutoring in our Academic Success Program. Classes range in size from 6-12 students. Teaching at CVA allows the freedom to design and develop the curriculum to best serve the needs of the student-athletes who learn on the go during training and competitions. 

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Teach up to 5 sections (typically 3 courses/preps, some with 2 sections); approximately 15-20 in-class hours per week.
    • Provide prompt grading and feedback for students.
    • Provide asynchronous travel assignments and feedback for students when out of the classroom for athletic training and competitions.
    • Attend weekly teacher meetings, school meetings, and faculty meetings.
    • Provide timely communication with parents, students, and co-workers.
    • Provide occasional office hours set by the teacher to meet with students needing extra help.

    Additional Duties:
    • Perform a requisite number of weekday and weekend dormitory duties required of all faculty and staff. 
    • Tap into a student’s passion for skiing/snowboarding, love of the outdoors, and willingness to work hard to help each student achieve their personal best.
    Compensation and Benefits:
    • Compensation is commensurate with experience.
    • Health Insurance, STD, LTD, Voluntary Accident, and Dental and Vision Insurance offered for employees working 6+ months of the year.
    • A Sugarloaf Alpine and Nordic Season Pass is offered to all employees.
    • Meals in Campus Dining Commons offered for employees and their families during the school year.
    • On-campus housing may be offered, pending availability.
    • Access to endless recreational opportunities in the region including skiing, hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, fishing, and more.
    Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to klanoue-egan@centricwebs.com or Karen Lanoue-Egan, Carrabassett Valley Academy, 3197 Carrabassett Drive, Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947.
  • Mathematics Teacher

    General Information
    Job Title: Mathematics Teacher
    Location: Carrabassett Valley, Maine
    Employee Status: Full-time, 9-month contract
    Classification: Salary with 12-month benefits

    Minimum Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree is required.
    • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in math or education is preferred.
    • Ability to teach both introductory and advanced courses in math is required.

    Job Summary
    Carrabassett Valley Academy has an open position in the Math Department for the 2024-25 school year. This position involves teaching middle school and high school-level math with the potential for additional hours tutoring in our Academic Success Program. Classes range in size from 6-12 students. Teaching at CVA allows the freedom to design and develop the curriculum to best serve the needs of the student-athletes who learn on the go during training and competitions. 

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Teach up to 5 sections of math (typically 3 courses/preps, some with 2 sections); approximately 15-20 in-class hours per week.
    • Provide prompt grading and feedback for students.
    • Provide asynchronous travel assignments and feedback for students when they are out of the classroom for athletic training and competitions.
    • Attend weekly teacher meetings, school meetings, and faculty meetings.
    • Provide timely communication with parents, students, and co-workers.
    • Provide occasional office hours set by the teacher to meet with students needing extra help.

    Additional Duties:
    • Perform the requisite number of weekday and weekend dormitory duties required of all faculty and staff.
    • Tap into a student’s passion for skiing/snowboarding, love of the outdoors, and willingness to work hard to help each student achieve their personal best.

    Compensation and Benefits:
    • Compensation is commensurate with experience.
    • Health Insurance, STD, LTD, Voluntary Accident, and Dental and Vision Insurance offered for employees working 6+ months of the year.
    • Sugarloaf Alpine and Nordic Season Pass is provided for all employees.
    • Meals in Campus Dining Commons offered for employees and their families during the school year.
    • On-campus housing offered, pending availability.
    • Access to endless recreation opportunities available in the region including skiing, hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, fishing, and more.
    Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to klanoue-egan@centricwebs.com or Karen Lanoue-Egan, Carrabassett Valley Academy, 3197 Carrabassett Drive, Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947.
  • Assistant Athletic Trainer

    General Information
    Job Title: Assistant Athletic Trainer
    Location: Carrabassett Valley, Maine
    Employee Status: Full Time, 9 months
    Classification: Salary with 12-month benefits
    Minimum Qualifications:
    • State of Maine Athletic Training license or eligibility to complete
    • First Aid and CPR certified
    • CSCS or comparable preferred
    • NATABOC certified
    Job Summary
    Carrabassett Valley Academy has an open position supporting the Athletic Trainer on the Health and Wellness team. This is a full-time position for 9 months (late August - early June) with 2 weeks on campus during the summer.

    Essential Responsibilities
    • Provides professional athletic training services including but not limited to, prevention, recognition, evaluation, assessment, education, immediate care, treatment, counseling, rehabilitation, and reconditioning of athletic injuries.
    • Athletic Training organization and administration duties include maintenance of the athletic training facility, inventory of equipment, preparing bids within a budget, detailed and accurate documentation, AED maintenance and communication with parents, patients, staff and physicians.
    •  Serves as a member of the high-performance team requiring good understanding of strength and conditioning, prevention of injuries and an ability to work collaboratively as a team.  Candidate will help set goals for the program and effectively prepare and coordinate dryland schedules based on the team’s goals requiring an ability to be flexible, organized, and multi-task.
    • Ability to make connections with young athletes and work collaboratively with the wellness team, parents and staff.  Must be enthusiastic about helping young athletes grow and be successful.
    Additional Duties:
    • Attends seminars, conferences, and other professional development opportunities.
    • Covers shifts as part of a weekday and weekend duty team as per contract defined.
    • Share on-call availability with the Head Athletic Trainer.
    • Potential to serve as the “return to snow” coach.
    • Performs other duties as requested.
    All interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Tristy Wolfe at twolfe@centricwebs.com.

Weekend Program Positions

The Weekend Program is a partnership between Carrabassett Valley Academy and Sugarloaf. Weekend Program employees work together to share the love of snow sports with our athletes and families.

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  • Freestyle Weekend Program Coach

    General Information
    Job Title: Freestyle Weekend Program Coach
    Location: Carrabassett Valley, Maine
    Employee Status: Part time, non-exempt
    Classification: Hourly

    Minimum Qualifications:
    • US Ski & Snowboard membership
    • Successfully complete SafeSport Training
    • Valid US driver's license
    Job Summary
    CVA has an open part-time Freestyle Weekend Program coach position for the upcoming season. The ideal candidate's qualities include motivation, enthusiasm, a love of skiing, positive and supportive communication, and the ability to connect with our athletes. Competition background is a plus. Coaches receive a Sugarloaf season pass and other CVA employee benefits. This is a great opportunity for a coach who wishes to develop professionally and is looking for a coaching mentor.

    Essential responsibilities:
    • Coaching the Freestyle Weekend Program athletes, ages 8-18.
    • Coaching availability on weekends and during school vacations in December and February.
    • Execute athletic training on weekends and vacation weeks at Sugarloaf Mountain.
    • Travel to local races to coach athletes.
    • Effectively communicate with athletes, parents, and coaching staff.
    • Complete written athletic evaluations at the end of the season.
    All interested applicants should contact Connor Dolan, Freestyle Weekend Program Manager at cdolan@centricwebs.com.
  • Ski Cross Weekend Program Coach

    General Information
    Job Title: Ski Cross Weekend Program Coach
    Location: Carrabassett Valley, Maine
    Employee Status: Part time, non-exempt
    Classification: Hourly

    Minimum Qualifications:
    • US Ski & Snowboard membership
    • Successfully complete SafeSport Training
    • Valid US driver's license
    Job Summary
    CVA has an open part-time Ski Cross Weekend Program coach position for the upcoming season. The ideal candidate's qualities include motivation, enthusiasm, a love of skiing, positive and supportive communication, and the ability to connect with our athletes. Competition background is a plus. Coaches receive a Sugarloaf season pass and other CVA employee benefits. This is a great opportunity for a coach who wishes to develop professionally and is looking for a coaching mentor.

    Essential responsibilities:
    • Coaching the Ski Cross Weekend Program athletes, ages 8-18.
    • Coaching availability on weekends and during school vacations in December and February.
    • Execute athletic training on weekends and vacation weeks at Sugarloaf Mountain.
    • Travel to local races to coach athletes.
    • Effectively communicate with athletes, parents, and coaching staff.
    • Complete written athletic evaluations at the end of the season.
    All interested applicants should contact Mike Phelan at mphelan@centricwebs.com.
  • Snowboard Weekend Program Coach

    General Information
    Job Title: Snowboard Weekend Program Coach
    Location: Carrabassett Valley, Maine
    Employee Status: Part time, non-exempt
    Classification: Hourly

    Minimum Qualifications:
    • US Ski & Snowboard membership
    • Successfully complete SafeSport Training
    • Valid US driver's license
    Job Summary
    CVA has an open part-time Snowboard Weekend Program coach position for the upcoming season. The ideal candidate's qualities include motivation, enthusiasm, a love of riding, positive and supportive communication, and the ability to connect with our athletes. Competition background is a plus. Coaches receive a Sugarloaf season pass and other CVA employee benefits. This is a great opportunity for a coach who wishes to develop professionally and is looking for a coaching mentor.

    Essential responsibilities:
    • Coaching the Snowboard Weekend Program athletes, ages 8-18.
    • Coaching availability on weekends and during school vacations in December and February.
    • Execute athletic training on weekends and vacation weeks at Sugarloaf Mountain.
    • Travel to local races to coach athletes.
    • Effectively communicate with athletes, parents, and coaching staff.
    • Complete written athletic evaluations at the end of the season.
    All interested applicants should contact Freddy McCarthy at fmccarthy@centricwebs.com.

At Home in the Carrabassett Valley

Carrabassett Valley is home to 4,237-foot Sugarloaf Mountain, one of Maine's tallest mountains and the largest ski area east of the Rocky Mountains. The resort offers 1,360 developed skiable acres and 176 skiing and snowboarding trails, glades, and terrain parks, including an Olympian-designed Cross course, and the only lift-serviced, above-treeline skiing and riding in the East. Carrabassett Valley also offers over 80 miles of groomed trails connecting four backcountry eco-lodges for Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, and fat tire biking, open to the public at no charge.

In warmer weather, grab a round at Sugarloaf’s renowned golf course, named the number one golf course in Maine according to Golf Digest, or enjoy the nearly 100 miles of mountain bike trails.  With Flagstaff Lake, the 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail, and many ponds, rivers, and streams in the region, you can enjoy boating, paddling, and fishing. Feel like hiking? Access to the Appalachian Trail is right out our front door! Carrabassett Valley has it all!

For information about housing in the Carrabassett Valley area, please check out these links:
Sugarloaf Rentals, LLC
Sugarloaf Long-Term Rental Listings (Facebook Group)


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