Current Job Openings

These job openings represent some of the positions available with companies who are members of the Maine Marine Trades Association (MMTA). MMTA does not provide employment services. Please contact each listing member directly if you would like more information about any of these positions. Please note that MMTA is not responsible for immediate removal of any position that has been filled.

Current Job Openings

Job Posted:

Employer: The Landing School 

Email Address: [email protected] 

Compensation/Rate: Commensurate with Experience 


Job Description:  

Position: Program Instructor in the Composite Boat Building Program at the Landing School. This  position is a full-time, permanent position, functioning within the direct supervision of the Director of  Education, hired by the President of the School. 

Objective: The Composite Boat Building curriculum is designed to provide students with a structured  learning environment in which they can become knowledgeable and proficient in the practical  application of the fundamental principles of construction and manufacturing techniques in the  composites industry, primarily focused on the Marine Trades Industry 

The program instructs students in the fabrication of composite components and the construction of  commercial products, including small, modern boats, using various non-wood materials such as  fiberglass, carbon fiber, Kevlar, and natural fibers such as flax. 

Teaching students how to work on and complete projects on schedule with a high level of quality are  primary goals. Projects for the school may vary from year to year but will always include a boat build  and associated tooling. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

In fulfillment of the objectives, the CBB Instructor, together with other members of the CBB faculty,  will: 

  • Continue to develop and improve the curriculum through syllabus, lesson plans, teaching equipment/materials, and scheduling of student work.
  • Work directly with students, with primary responsibility for lectures, demonstrations, bench work, practice applications, and the boat being built that year.
  • Assist students in learning, individually, in small groups, and as a class, through clear communication; patient, understanding, approach; thorough and professional knowledge; mature leadership; and positive, honest academic advice. 
  • Manage Composite Boat Building student project(s) and project boats:
  • Develop project schedules with milestones and completion dates.
  • Develop a Bill of Materials for the project.
  • Work with Landing School purchasing agent and/ or vendors to source and order materials. Incorporate project management practices into the CBB curriculum.
  • Evaluate student learning through questioning, homework, practical and theoretical testing. Share in the administrative tasks of the development and successful operation of the program, as assigned by the Director of Education.
  • Share responsibility for the management of program facilities and equipment, as assigned by the Director of Education and President.
  • Demonstrate, teach, and enforce, shop safety requirements and procedures.
  • Uphold all school policies set forth in the Student Handbook and the School Policy Manual. Participate in school functions, staff meetings, and professional development activities, including staffing at boat shows.
  • Continue to develop skills and knowledge pertinent to teaching and current marine industry practices.
  • Work cooperatively and professionally with the Director of Education, staff, and students of the School at all times.


  • Associates degree or better
  • Minimum of four years working in industry, building and repairing products using modern composite materials such as: fiberglass, Kevlar, carbon fiber, and polyester, vinylester and epoxy resin systems. 
  • Proven in-depth practical experience with various open and closed-molding techniques including wet layup, infusion, and pre-preg.
  • In-depth experience in specifically yacht construction and repair a strong plus. Experience in CNC programming and cutting a strong plus.
  • Practical experience in design and specification development a plus

Previous teaching experience preferred. Alternatively, suitable training may be required before  the faculty member assumes primary instructional responsibilities.

Job Posted:

Employer: The Landing School 

Email Address: [email protected] 

Position Title: Director of Education 

Compensation/Rate: Commensurate with Experience 

Job Description: 

Position: Director of Education at the Landing School. This position is a full-time, permanent  position, functioning within the direct supervision of and hired by the President of the School. 

Objective: The DE will lead and manage the school’s instructional program(s) and overall educational  experience in such areas as: 

  • Curriculum content and development
  • Educational effectiveness assessment and improvement
  • Faculty development and performance appraisals

The Director of Education will oversee the faculty and four instructional programs in: Wooden Boat  Building, Composite Boat Building, Marine Systems and Yacht Design 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

In fulfillment of the objectives, the Director of Education will: 

  • Participate in the admissions process, including but not limited to:

o Acceptance of students following the completion of faculty reviews of the application. o Evaluation of transcripts for the acceptance of transfer credits, in accordance with the  school’s policy. 

  • Plan and chair weekly Faculty meetings.
  • Prepare weekly management reports for the President and quarterly reports for the Board of Trustees, updating faculty, student, and curriculum issues.
  • Plan and coordinate semi-annual Program Advisory Committee (PAC) meetings and track school responses to recommendations.
  • Develop, implement, and document assessment and professional development activities for the school’s faculty.
  • Monitor the preparation of end of semester grades, report cards, and transcripts. Help faculty members develop strategies for individual student professional and academic success.
  • Coordinate inter-program activities and mediate inter-program conflicts. Coordinate the school’s ACCSC accreditation efforts including the preparation of reports and applications for changes
  • Coordinate the preparation of the Self-Evaluation Report (SER) for the school’s 5-year accreditation cycle.
  • Monitor and implement initiatives outlined in the school’s Institutional Assessment and Improvement Plan (IAIP).
  • Support faculty and VP Finance in the preparation of annual program budgets. Support President to develop the annual academic calendar.
  • Develop, coordinate and schedule topics and opportunities for bi-weekly faculty professional development meetings.
  • Develop, coordinate and schedule post- and pre-school year faculty activities including, but not limited to, curriculum development and changes, and shop/classroom maintenance and clean-up.


  • Bachelors degree or better 
  • Educational administration experience and competence in managing a faculty of up to 12 individuals. 
  • Previous teaching experience in a hands-on trade school environment preferred.  Technical competency to teach one or more of the four program subject areas 
  • Familiarity with applicable state and Federal regulations including, but not limited to, FERPA and Title IX 
  • Familiarity with special education strategies, policies and regulations is a plus. Experience in the boating industry and/or a passion for boating a very strong plus 


  • 2 weeks vacation plus 8 days PTO
  • 10 paid holidays.
  • Two weeks paid vacation during the school year; one week each during the student winter and spring breaks.
  • Health Insurance, Anthem BC/BS
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Dental group insurance access
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • 403(b) Plan

Job Posted:

Lyman Morse Boatbuilding in Thomaston is looking for an experienced and dynamic individual to take the lead in our award-winning wood shop.

This hands-on leader will direct a motivated and skilled team of carpenters to support both world-class yacht construction projects and our fast-paced and meticulous service yard. The role requires mastery of traditional and contemporary woodworking methods and an aptitude to take on the most challenging projects in the marine industry. This is a position for a team-oriented leader who will work closely with our carpenters, design office, project managers, CNC programmers and owners to innovate and create woodwork at the highest level. Benefits include vacation, health insurance and 401K.  Email resumes to [email protected].

Job Posted:

Salt Wharf is a modern, seafood-forward restaurant opening soon at Lyman-Morse in Camden, Maine directly on the harbor. Our ideal location on the Camden waterfront offers fantastic 180 degree views from our dining room and rooftop deck/bar.

Restaurant Manager

We are looking for a hands-on talented Restaurant Manager who can lead our front of house operation and partner with our Head Chef to deliver a memorable dining experience. We are focused on innovation, collaboration and farm/sea to table. Also market and coordinate private events. Key responsibilities and qualifications are proven work experience as a Restaurant Manager, Restaurant General Manager, Hospitality Manager or similar role preferred.  Benefits and annual bonus available. Bonus primarily based on customer satisfaction and restaurant profitability. $60k (and up) annualized salary rate available. The position is slated currently for full time through January 1 and then closed for January through April with the possibility for year-round employment in the future.
Relocation reimbursement possible.  Housing may be available. Referral and retention bonuses available.  Visit You can download an application or send your resume/application to [email protected].

Full Time Sous Chef Position 

We are looking for a hands-on talented Sous Chef who can lead our culinary vision and put our restaurant on the map. We are focused on innovation, collaboration and farm/sea to table. We offer professional opportunity, growth experience, modern cuisine and changing menus with a local-product driven menu. We are a teaching and open concept kitchen. Hone your craft. The position is April-January with the possibility for year-round. 

Relocation reimbursement possible.  Housing may be available. Referral and retention bonuses available. program. Visit You can download an application or send your resume/application to ste[email protected].

Line Cooks

We are looking for line cooks to add to our new kitchen team. The positions are for April-January with the possibility for year-round. 

Relocation reimbursement possible.  Housing may be available. Referral and retention bonuses available. program. Visit You can download an application or send your resume/application to [email protected].

Job Posted:


New Meadows Marina in Brunswick is looking for technicians experienced with power boats and gas engines.  Yamaha knowledge a plus. We are a family run business, located on the New Meadows River, with a team-oriented environment and high regard for positive employee and customer relations.

Duties include commissioning/decommissioning, mechanical and systems troubleshooting, diagnosis and repair, and sea trials.  Ability to operate a computer for the purpose of diagnostics and work order submission.

Education Requirements:  High School diploma or equivalent.

Compensation:  Pay based on experience.  Benefits include health, dental and life insurance, 401k plan with company matching, paid holidays and vacation, professional development assistance, tuition reimbursement, bonuses, and employee discounts.

Please contact our General Manager, Jill Jacobs or our Service Manager, Drew Hughes at 207-443-6277 for more information and to set up an interview.

Job Posted:

 Sales and Design Support Position

Custom Float Services, Inc., 11 Wallace Avenue South Portland, ME 04106

Position Listing – Spring 2022

We area an established Marine Contractor, specializing in the design and construction of quality built, heavy duty floating dock systems and residential pier structures. We are also a distributor of marine construction components with a marine grade lumber yard. We are currently seeking an  individual to fill a full- time position as a part of our sales and design team. This would be an entry level position and we are willing to train the right candidate. 

Duties will include but not limited to estimating jobs, quoting orders, site visits, design work, customer service, working closely with build teams etc.

Individual must be self -motivated and work well in a team atmosphere.  Basic computer skills  and computer knowledge are a must for this position. Previous experience or enjoyment around any marine environment would be helpful,  some understating of basic framing and general construction is helpful and applicant  must hold a valid driver’s license.

Competitive wage and full benefits package, including a company 401K are included with this position.

Typical work week – 40-45 hrs. /week. Work week M-F with occasional Saturdays, 8- 4:30


If interested please send your complete resume to:  

[email protected]  and [email protected]

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Careers and Training

Consider a Career in the Marine Trades

Whether you are just getting started thinking about a career, or maybe thinking about a career change, the marine trades in Maine is an industry full of opportunity and you can be part of it. America’s marine industry began in Maine and today it combines centuries-old traditional skills with some of the most cutting-edge technologies of the future. Maine hosts hundreds of companies involved in products and services such as:

  • Boat Building
  • Marine Engineering and Design
  • Marine Electronics
  • Sail Making and Rigging
  • Management
  • Woodworking and Joinery
  • Marine Mechanics and Systems
  • Painting and Finishing
  • Equipment Operations
  • Yacht Captains
  • Sales and Marketing
  • …and MORE

The marine trades allow you to use your skills in fields like math, drafting, electronics, mechanics, woodworking and chemistry to build a lucrative and rewarding career. You can also be involved in the exciting field of composite technology. Approximately 90% of Maine boat builders utilize composite technologies in their work today. Not only that, the skills used in composite technology are in high demand around the world. Contact us for more information about career opportunities in the marine trades industry.

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Maine Marine Trades Association

Please check our event page for information on training events for the marine industry. Some of the topics we offer include:

  • OSHA 10-Hour Industry Safety Certification
  • Crane Operator Safety Training
  • Straddle-lift Safety Training
  • Hydraulic Trailer Safety Training
  • Hydraulic Systems Training
  • Certification testing for the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC)

The Landing School
Maine is fortunate to be home to The Landing School, one of the top marine industry training centers in the United States. The Landing School in Arundel is also the only school in the world offering accredited programs in yacht design, wooden boat building, composite boat building and marine systems under one roof – and the only residential yacht design degree program in the United States. The Landing School is an innovative training ground for the future of the marine industry, providing men and women pursuing their passion for boats with the education and inspiration to turn their passion into a career.
For more information

Southern Maine Community College 
With help from the Maine Quality Center funding, SMCC’s South Portland Campus has been offering Basic Yamaha Outboard Technician training. For more information email: [email protected] or call 207-741-5951.

Promoting Growth, Prosperity, &
Cooperation Within the Marine
Industry in Maine

Promoting Growth, Prosperity, &
Cooperation Within the Marine
Industry in Maine