Find a job in Maine’s outdoor industry

Maine’s outdoor industry includes entrepreneurs, gear builders, guides, advocates, stewards, designers, engineers, tinkers and thinkers — all-around awesome people who are pros at blurring the line between work and play. Join us.

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Sugarloaf Mountain Corp
Sugarloaf Outdoor Center Director

Full time, Seasonal

Carrabassett Valley, ME

Posted on Jul 16, 2024

Sugarloaf is looking for an outdoor enthusiast with a passion for Nordic skiing and experience as a team leader to join our community as the new Director of the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center. Tucked away in the woods just minutes from our alpine base area is one of Maine’s largest Nordic...

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Inc
Product Designer

Full time

Commensurate with experience

Biddeford, ME

Posted on Jul 16, 2024

Love the outdoors? Are you an avid ultralight hiker, camper, or backpacker? Hyperlite Mountain Gear builds the world’s best ultralight backcountry packs, tents, and accessories, and we’re looking for passionate outdoor enthusiasts to be the front line of communication with our customers. Deep knowledge of backcountry and multi-day hiking and...

The Chewonki Foundation
Maine Coast Semester Director of Admissions

Full time

$62,500 to $66,000 annually

Wiscasset, ME

Posted on Jul 16, 2024

Join the Chewonki Team as our new Maine Coast Semester Director of Admissions! Are you organized, hardworking, personable, and positively driven? Imagine yourself at the forefront of our admissions team, where your skills and enthusiasm will redefine the student experience. This is your chance to blend tradition with innovation, shaping...

Maine Outdoor Brands
Operations Manager

Part time

$25-30 per hour, commensurate with experience

Portland, Maine (Hybrid)

Posted on Jul 12, 2024

Maine Outdoor Brands (MOB) is seeking an Operations Manager to join our team. The Operations Manager will play a key role in managing our financial and administrative operations, ensuring smooth and efficient functioning of the organization. This part-time position reports to the Executive Director and offers a flexible work schedule.

Maine Surfers Union
Weekend Warrior

Part time

Portland, Maine

Posted on Jul 10, 2024

Join the team at Maine Surfers Union’s surf and lifestyle retail space in downtown Portland! Two shifts are available, for 8 hours on Saturday and 6 hours on Sunday. Apply to work one or both days.

Maine Coast Heritage Trust
Marsh Restoration Program Manager

Full time

$66,800 to $74,500/year, depending upon experience

Topsham, Rockport, MDI, or Whiting

Posted on Jul 09, 2024

Our Mission: We advance the conservation of lands and waters in Maine to ensure ecological well-being and foster thriving communities.  We understand that as in nature, diversity builds resilience. We uphold a working culture where unique identities and experiences are welcomed and appreciated. Our team is empathetic, committed and collaborative. We seek...

Portland Gear Hub
Programs & Education Manager

Full time

$45,000-$48,000 a year depending on experience

Portland, ME

Posted on Jun 28, 2024

The Programs & Education Manager oversees all educational and community programming offered at the Portland Gear Hub. This includes our core earn-a-bike programs: Bikes for All Mainers and Kids Bike Parties, as well as Open Bench Time, Gender Equality Outdoors, and coordinating our Be Your Own Bike Mechanic classes. Responsibilities...

Portland Gear Hub
Volunteer Coordinator

Full time

$19-$20/hr

Portland, ME

Posted on Jun 28, 2024

The Portland Gear Hub is hiring a full-time (40 hours/ week) Volunteer Coordinator to join our dynamic team. The Volunteer Coordinator will focus on strengthening our existing volunteer network and outreaching to new volunteers and groups. As with all members of our team, this position will also be expected to...

Maine Coast Heritage Trust
Institutional Giving Manager

Full time

$66,800 to $74,500 a year, depending upon experience

Topsham, ME

Posted on Jun 26, 2024

Our Mission: We advance the conservation of lands and waters in Maine to ensure ecological well-being and foster thriving communities. We understand that as in nature, diversity builds resilience. We uphold a working culture where unique identities and experiences are welcomed and appreciated. Our team is empathetic, committed and collaborative. ...

Marin Skincare
Customer Service & Fulfillment Associate

Full time

Portland, Maine

Posted on Jun 18, 2024

Marin Skincare is a quickly growing skincare brand in Portland, ME seeking a responsible, systems-thinking Customer Service & Fulfillment Associate to join our high-performing, purpose-driven team. Marin is a two-year-old startup creating skincare products for people with dry, damaged, eczema-prone skin, using a protein found in lobster as the key...

Natural Resources Council of Maine
Forests & Wildlife Program Director

Full time

$70,000-85,000

Hybrid/Augusta, ME

Posted on Jun 18, 2024

Job Summary: The Forests & Wildlife Program Director provides ongoing management and leadership for NRCM’s efforts to protect the natural character of the ecologically, economically, and recreationally important woods and wildlife of Maine. General responsibilities include advocacy before the Legislature and administrative bodies, communications with the media and public, collaboration...

Sterling
Brand Marketing Specialist

Full time

$60,000 or Commensurate with Experience

Biddeford, Maine

Posted on Jun 13, 2024

Vertical Supply Group (VSG) is a global leader in providing solutions for our customers to work and pursue their passions safely and efficiently at height. VSG is committed to providing innovative products and delivering the best customer experience. As the Brand Marketing Specialist, this individual is responsible for managing the...

Maine Island Trail Association
Executive Director

Full time

$112,500

Portland, Maine

Posted on Jun 07, 2024

The Maine Island Trail Association seeks an Executive Director to oversee management of the organization, in partnership with the Board of Trustees, including oversight and evolution of the organization’s strategic direction, its brand and reputation, programs, finances, fundraising, human resources, and all day-to-day management and operations. The Maine Island Trail...

LL Bean
Senior Art Director

Full time

Hybrid/Freeport, Maine

Posted on Jun 06, 2024

We invite you to be part of our team of trailblazers dedicated to helping people discover and enjoy the outside. Come join us. Because on the inside we’re all outsiders. And if it’s outside, we’re all in. L.L. Bean is searching for a Senior Art Director to join our Creative...

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“THE NUMBER ONE REASON TO LIVE IN MAINE IS THE OUTSTANDING QUALITY OF LIFE. IT’S HARD TO BEAT IF YOU LOVE THE OUTDOORS, BEING ACTIVE AND HAVING FOUR SEASONS.”

-Bill Yeo, Retail Manager of L.L.Bean’s Outdoor Discovery School

TYPES OF CAREERS

PRODUCT DESIGN + DEVELOPMENT

Maine’s outdoor heritage and culture of innovation has spawned dozens of outdoor equipment and apparel manufacturers with jobs available in production, stitching, design, and engineering.

MARKETING + SALES

Marketing and sales roles promoting outdoor gear and experiences are the most in-demand jobs in Maine’s outdoor industry according to a recent MOB member survey.

GUIDING + OUTFITTING

Prefer to be closer to the action? Maine is home to hundreds of guiding companies, organizations, and entrepreneurs that lead recreation trips and teach outdoor skills.

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Find more jobs in Maine’s outdoor
industry with MOB members:

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Terramor outdoor resort
Multiple Positions
Portland Schooner Company
Multiple Positions
The Ecology school
Multiple Positions
Sugarloaf Mountain Corp
Multiple Positions
Natural Resources Council of Maine
Multiple Positions
The Gulf of Maine Research Institute
Multiple Positions
Sail Maine
Multiple Positions
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Inc
Multiple Positions
LL Bean
Multiple Positions
Northeast Whitewater
Multiple Positions
Sea Bags Inc
Multiple Positions
Salt Pump Climbing Co
Multiple Positions
Northern Outdoors
Multiple Positions
Maine Kayak
Multiple Positions
Hyperlite Mountain Gear Inc
Multiple Positions
Acadia Mountain Guides
Multiple Positions
The Chewonki Foundation
Multiple Positions
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Featured Educational Partner

Are you looking for something that combines your passion for the great outdoors with a valuable skill set that’ll allow you to manage — or start your own — four-season outdoor recreation-related businesses?

The University of Maine Farmington Outdoor Recreation Business Administration (ORBA) Program is one of the only undergraduate outdoor recreation business focused programs in the country. Graduates work for companies like L.L.Bean, Old Town Canoe, Hyperlite Mountain Gear, Garmin, Sugarloaf Mountain, and more.

ORBA is an innovative academic program with a broad four-season focus and an emphasis on business, with substantial coursework in outdoor recreation — including areas like snow sports, the river industry, adventure sports, hiking and camping, golf, and inland fishing. Check Out The ORBA Program

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