Substitute Childcare Teacher

Bowdoin College

Posting Details

Title Substitute Childcare Teacher
Posting Number C00264JP
Department Childrens Center
Job Summary The Casual Substitute Educator position at Bowdoin College Children’s Center offers early childcare professionals a dynamic opportunity to work in a college campus center with staff who provide care to children in a professional atmosphere. The climate at the Children’s Center leads our staff toward calm, organized, and engaged work with children and each other. Our teams work collaboratively and in consort with each other meeting weekly to discuss practices and concerns as well as meeting weekly to plan curriculum for the children. Our practices are driven by training on addressing children’s emotional needs to bring learning and growth through attachment and secure relationships. Our nature-based programs focus on generous amounts of uninterrupted outside time for children to play, explore, and experiment. All of this work is in the context of a NAEYC accredited center that is deeply and actively engaged in anti-bias and anti-racist work offered by consultants and professional development trainings throughout the year to support our growth as individuals and a staff.

  • The Casual Substitute Educator position is primarily a support position assuming the responsibility of supporting the smooth operation of the program.
  • Casual Educators often participate in the chores of washing dishes, setting up the nap time environment, reading stories, singing songs, prepping snacks, helping with supervision inside and outside, and engaging with the children according to the mission and philosophy of the Center.
  • This position is a wonderful starting point if you are interested in learning more about childcare, the Children’s Center, and working on a team. Many staff began their tenure here as casual educators.
  • This is a part-time, temporary, non-benefit eligible position.
  • Hourly rate for this position is $17.50/ per hour
Education/Skills Requirements Required:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • A combination of education with extensive experience is acceptable
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and a genuine commitment to the field of early childhood education


  • Child development coursework or an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Acceptable Educational Equivalents: A combination of education with extensive experience is acceptable. Excellent oral and written communication skills
Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents Required

  • Current CPR/First Aid certification
  • Must sign Child Abuse Policy statement
  • Complete Bowdoin College’s OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen training,and have proof of Hepatitis B vaccination or submit a written declination statement.


  • Minimum of one-year experience working with young children
Standard Work Days and Hours
  • Varied hours, Monday – Friday. This is a part-time, non-benefit eligible position working less than 20 hours/week.


About Bowdoin Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.
Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.
Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors.
We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.
Employment Category Casual
Benefits Eligible No
Pay Type Hourly
Background Check Package Requirements Support Staff
Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Bowdoin vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job? No
Is a pre-placement physical required for this position? Yes
Posting Date 04/13/2023
Applications Accepted Until
Open Until Filled Yes
Type of Posting Internal/External
Special Instructions to Applicants
EEO Information Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. #bcindeed

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