Kennebunk Beach Improvement Association
262 Beach Avenue
Kennebunk, ME 04043
United States

Job Start Date
Job End Date
Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
Yes Yes, TWIC card
Housing Provided
From $40.00 To $55.00
Per Hour
Employment Type
Summer Only
Work Schedule
Summer Only
No Travel

Job Description

Kennebunk Beach Improvement Association ( is a 110+ year old summer enrichment program for children located on Mother’s Beach in Kennebunk, Maine. We are seeking a Waterfront Director who has experience teaching sailing, to join our vibrant team for the summer of 2022.  Our program runs eight weeks, starting June 27th and ends on August 19th.


Our signature learn-to-sail classes are taught in the cove while more advanced waterfront classes are taught on the ocean. KBIA’s fleet is comprised of Optis, Lasers, 420s and two Precision sailboats. Support vessels include multiple outboard Boston Whalers and a Rib Craft. We offer flexibility, a competitive salary, the chance to live in a classic New England beach community that is within 90 minutes of Boston and 35 minutes to Portland.


KBIA is hiring a USGC captain to join our vibrant waterfront team for summer 2022.


       The position is summer seasonal. KBIA is a M-F day camp day camp, open for eight weeks starting on June 27th with staff orientation the weekend prior.

       The position is part-time. Classes are scheduled 5 days per week at high tides only (approximately 2 to five hours per day; the schedule is tide-dependent).

       The captain will teach children ages 11 and up how to safely operate a boat.

       The captain will run other programs (Critter Cruise and Island Picnic) that involve taking kids ages 9+ out on the water.


The ideal candidate is able to work prior to the start of classes getting the boats into the water and after the close of classes getting the boats stored for the winter, a minimum of 1 week before and one week following programming (June 18, 2022 - August 28, 2022).

Please send a cover letter, resume, list of references, and compensation expectations to  No phone calls, please.  Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as the position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is identified. 

On-site accommodations may be available for qualified candidates

Job Requirements
• Current USCG license (OUPV/6Pack or higher) and TWIC card
• A love of the water and an interest in working with children
• Past experience working with children considered a plus.
• Ideal candidate would be 21 years or older.

Additional desirable skills: competitive sailing experience, long distance sailing/cruising experience, boat maintenance experience, lobstering & fishing experience, paddle guide experience. If any of this sounds like you, please let us know.
Mimi Fox
262 Beach Avenue
Kennebunk ME 04043
United States
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