Position: Sea Kayak Guide

Reports to: Lincoln Outdoor Center's Program Coordinator

General Function: Lead Tours and as assigned, assist on multi-day trips.

Sea Kayak Guide Job Duties:

  • Cheerful, positive and interested in helping customers
  • Be interested in customers and in learning about them
  • Must love Sea Kayaking and sharing the sport, and the features of Maine, with others
  • Strong Sea Kayaker familiar with our trip areas
  • Strong understanding of risk management and risk assessment
  • Strong communication skills
  • On water group management skills
  • Know, or be willing and able to learn, local natural and human history of each trip area
  • Able to lift 65-95 pounds with assistance
  • Comfortable giving basic Sea Kayak instruction
  • Able to provide a safe trip environment and able to perform open water rescues of single and tandem kayaks
  • Clean driving record and strong driving skills, (including backing up a 15-passenger van with a full trailer


  • Strong listening skills
  • Strong verbal communication
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Love of the coast of Maine and the sport of sea kayaking
  • High energy level
  • Dependability
  • Job Knowledge
  • Must be a Registered ME Sea Kayaking Guide and have Standard CPR/First Aid Cert (upon start date)

To Apply: Please forward résumé and cover letter to Make sure to give us a glimpse into your guiding personality!  We want to know you’ve read this description thoroughly, so be sure to start your cover letter with the story of how you discovered your favorite paddling spot.