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Sebago Trails Paddling Company

Kayak Tour Guide - Registered Maine Guide: Part Time, Seasonal


Kayak Tour Guide - Registered Maine Guide: Part Time, Seasonal

Come join Sebago Trails for a summer full of sun and great team mates

Sebago Trails Paddling Co. is looking for qualified individuals who love kayaking and the outdoors, enjoy sharing our beautiful state through storytelling, and working as a team.

The Kayak Tour Guide position will be taking guests of all ages and backgrounds on tours through inland waterways, flat lakes, streams and small rivers – typically 2-4 hours at a time. Guides will be responsible for the guests safety on the water, teaching new skills, and providing a fun experience on the water. Guides will be responsible for preparing the tours prior to guest arrival, and organizing and cleaning gear at the end. 


Application Deadline: June 10th

Training: Mid June

Season: Mid June through Labor Day, with optional dates extending into the Fall

Location: 1311 Roosevelt Trail Raymond, ME 04071

Time Requirements: Part Time/Seasonal Position Duties


  • Answer the phone
  • Maintain reservation system
  • Interact with customers in a positive and friendly manner – Enjoy storytelling, and sharing local knowledge with guests
  • Prepare and clean equipment 
  • Assist customers with basic paddling skills
  • Load and unload equipment on trailer
  • Deliver rental equipment to local cottages and launch sites
  • Take pictures and video on tour
  • Assist in planning, promoting, and managing scheduled special events throughout the season.
  • Assist with daily operations to the business

Essential Functions

  • Have the desire to learn, serve others, and make a difference
  • Willingness and physical ability to work on a variety of projects, which will include using power and hand tools
  • Heavy lifting, bending, and carrying up to 60 pounds
  • Walking and working across steep or uneven terrain
  • Working in extremes of heat or cold, as well as being exposed to biting and stinging insects
  • Ability to perform tasks as part of a cooperative team
  • Non-judgmental attitude, sensitivity to others, approachable
  • Responsible and reliable
  • Interest in personal growth and in participating in on-going training
  • The ability to operate a STPC vehicle to transport rental equipment


  • Registered Maine Guide License (must have)
  • Previous experience in outdoor recreation preferred
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to lift 60lbs
  • Enjoy working outdoors
  • Enjoy working with customers


  • Free use of equipment for intern and friends & family
  • Employee discount on retail items
  • Ability to spend the summer outdoors
  • Supplemental income from tips

To Apply

Submit a resume, cover letter, and letter of recommendation to by June 10th

For questions and information please email


Sebago Trails Paddling Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Type: Part- Time, Seasonal