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Cool Jobs with Northern Outdoors -  Maine's Premier Outdoor Adventure Resort

Spend the best summer of your life in inland Maine's outdoor recreation center, The Forks in Western Maine. Join our core staff of professionals who spend each summer on the rivers, lakes, and trails with Northern Outdoors.
  • Learn life skills like decision management, risk management, public speaking, instruction, natural and cultural history.
  • Have fun, get fit, and meet great people.
  • Not your typical summer job, but definitely the most interesting one! 

2015 Jobs with Northern Outdoors

Full and part time job opportunities for the next summer season:
Find your dream summer job - yep - it is possible indeed!
(and it's the only way to get forest green Northern Outdoors  logo'd tees, vests, and caps!)

We are seeking personable, competent, and energetic individuals with strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills to join the Northern Outdoors team at our Resort Centers in The Forks and Millinocket, Maine. A neat appearance and outgoing personality is an absolute must.
  • Canoe, kayak, raft, and fish an endless number of lakes and streams.
  • Hike the spectacular Appalachian Trail and Mount Katahdin, Maine's highest peak.
  • Mountain bike an unlimited number of backwoods roads.
  • Develop great new friendships with folks from all over the world.
  • Staff housing is available in the area.
  • Includes staff discounts at our Kennebec River Brewpub
A summer of your life - and a lifetime of memories. 

Summer 2015 Season Typical Job Openings:

Registered Maine Whitewater Rafting Guides

Northern Outdoors runs a Guide Training Program in early May and late June where you can learn the skills and techniques to navigate three of the top whitewater rivers in the USA.
  • The 2015 dates for the Kennebec River guide training: Sunday, May 17th - Sunday, May 24th.
  • The 2015 dates for the Penobscot River guide training: Sunday, June 21st through Friday, June 26th.
  • Applications should be received by April 26th, 2015.
  • The cost of the program is $200 ($300 if you need first aid and CPR certification).
Great job for teachers, college students, or anyone looking for a career in the hospitality or adventure tourism industry. Rafting season is May to October. Full and part time opportunities. Must be 21 years of age. For more details contact Greg Caruso or call 207-663-4466.

Video Kayakers
Must be comfortable and capable in Class IV-V whitewater. This is a great opportunity for someone who loves to paddle! Accompany our daily rafting adventures, shoot raw footage, edit and score. A great personality and an imaginative mind are essential. Technical knowledge of video equipment would help, but we can easily train the right person. Pay is $70 to $90 per day, depending on experience. 18 or older. Positions run from late April to early October. Combine a season video boating with time on the river guiding, for a great summer on Maine's whitewater rivers. Contact Greg Caruso or call 207-663-4466. 

The Kennebec River Pub and Brewery
Several year-round and seasonal positions are available in our high volume restaurant and brewpub at The Forks Resort Center. Positions we're currently hiring for include: cooks, wait staff, bartenders and dishwashers. Pay is based on position and experience. Contact Russell Walters or call 207-663-4466. 


Sales/Guest Services

A friendly and energetic personality is needed for these positions, in a fast paced environment. Involves all aspects of guest services: telephone inquiries and sales, guest check-ins, retail sales, typing and filing. Computer and sales experience is a plus, but we can train. Hourly pay with incentives. Contact Debbie Garrity or call 207-663-4466.


Bus Drivers

Full and part-time positions available for drivers for our various adventures. Seeking mature, responsible and hard working individuals. Must be 21 and have a clean driving record. Must have a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) with a P or SCHOOL BUS endorsement. Good physical shape is needed as these positions involve some moderately heavy lifting and carrying. Starting pay is $9.00 / hr. This is a great summer job for a school bus driver! Contact Greg Caruso or call 207-663-4466.
Your Family Package was a great way to introduce our two suburban, TV loving children to the wonders of Maine. And, it didn't hurt that the whitewater rafting was more exciting than any theme park ride! Our family will definitely be back.

– Jim M. - Norwalk, CT
Just had the best time ever rafting the Kennebec. Will be back to do Dead River and the Penobscot. Thank you all for such a fantastic time. The staff/ guides are all stars. Hopefully see you all next year

– Catherine L.