Scroll down this page to view Help Wanted positions at The New England Outdoor Center – we have two locations that are 6 miles apart.  One is our resort NEOC | Twin Pines and the other is our Campground – The Penobscot Outdoor Center aka “POC.” Positions listed below include river guides for whitewater rafting, video boaters, office and reservations staff, front desk staff, line cooks and servers.  We are located in the heart of Maine, just 8 miles from Baxter State Park and Maine’s highest mountain – Katahdin.  We are also proximate to the many rivers and lakes in the area including the Penobscot River – where we whitewater raft.  Our award winning River Driver’s Restaurant is located at our resort on Millinocket Lake and in 2014 we were voted “Best Adventure Resort in New England by Yankee Magazine” a title we were honored to receive.  We look forward to hearing from you – read about specific positions below.

Whitewater Rafting with NEOC - Becca is the guide

Guiding is Exciting with NEOC

WHITEWATER RAFT GUIDES: NEOC is looking for energetic, athletic, hardworking individuals with a love for the outdoors and a passion for sharing it with our guests. Previous whitewater experience is preferred but we are willing to bring quick learners up to speed. Your training will include River Morphology, Safety Techniques, River Etiquette, Daily Procedures, River Rescue and lots and lots of whitewater rafting! Our facilities are in an amazing location which makes it easy to paddle, fish and hike on days off in the Great North Woods and Baxter State Park.
• 18 Years of old
• Basic CPR/First Aid (WFR preferred)
• Ability to lift over fifty pounds
• Good physical shape
• Ability complete guide training course
• Pay the State of Maine fees of $192.00 for a 3 year license.
• Valid driver’s license


Wavewheel with David Wells of NEOC

NEOC – Wavewheel with David Wells

NEOC is always looking for experienced kayakers to work as videographers and cooks. Applicants must be confident paddling big water Class IV/V while catching eddies and not swimming!

The video boater is also expected to engage guests and be a part of the trip experience. Knowledge of Final Cut Pro X is preferred however we can train the right applicant. Video boating is a dynamic and challenging job but it extremely rewarding for any whitewater kayaker who doesn’t mind getting paid to paddle!

Level 1 Raft Guide Training will be held May 14-30th  – contact for more information.


We are looking for experienced staff to work in the office. Office/reservations staff handle incoming calls for reservations for our four season resort and book lodging, camping and rafting in summer and sledding and lodging in winter amongst other items. Looking for experienced detail orientated candidates who have experience in either reservations or office positions or both. Knowledge of computers and ability to deal with occasional to frequent high call volumes a must. Resort is located on Millinocket Lake overlooking Katahdin – Maine’s highest mountain. Area has low cost housing, positions are full time and part time 20-40 hours per week. Weekend work required sometimes as well as evenings or mornings.
Thank you

River Driver's Restaurant


(Rivers Drivers Restaurant and New England Outdoor Center)

At our award winning River Driver’s Restaurant, we hire prep cooks, line cooks and dishwashers to join our team. We need hard working, self-motivated, fun and energetic people to come cook with us. Experience is an asset but we will train the right candidates. We’ll be serving breakfast, lunch and dinner so we can accommodate almost any schedule — everyone is encouraged to apply – summers are busy, we have weddings and events on weekends, the bar is open 7 days a week and if you are interested.



NEOC WInter Crew

Winter Work at NEOC

NEOC is always looking for enthusiastic and energetic staff to work in summer and in winter. Late Spring we have a crew that prepares the grounds for summer business and helps us set up our campground at the Penobscot Outdoor Center. During summer we need ground staff at both locations. Experience helpful, but train-ability more essential. In Winter we look for staff to work with some our winter ski programs for area youth, we also need a crew to work with our snowmobile rentals, grooming and plowing. So if you have experience in the hotel, restaurant or related industries please contact us at and we will get back to you. If you are in the area, feel free to stop by and meet our department managers for an on the spot interview.

Please email resume and cover letter to: or call 207-723-8475.

Thank you

NEOC employment application

(PDF attachment)

Please send or email your resume, references and application to:

New England Outdoor Center
Attention: Human Resources

PO Box 669

Millinocket, ME 04462


Phone: 1-800-766-7238.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer