2016 Northern Outdoors Jobs

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 2017 dates for the Kennebec River guide training: Sunday, May 21st – Sunday, May 28th.
  • The 2017 dates for the Penobscot River guide training: Sunday, June 18th through Friday, June 23rd.
  • Applications should be received no later than April 15th, 2017.
  • The cost of the program is $200 ($260 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 information read the blog post and complete the online Application Form

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. Competitive pay is available, 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.

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.

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.

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 $10.00 / hr. This is a great summer job for a school bus driver!