Ocean Guard- Town of Kennebunk

The Town of Kennebunk is accepting applications for seasonal Ocean Guards for the 2023 summer season, Memorial Day through Labor Day. Ocean Guards may finish the season early for school or other conflicts with advance notice. Uniforms and Training will be provided. For more information about Kennebunk’s Ocean Guard operations and/or to sign up for a tryout please contact the Fire Rescue Department at (207) 604-1373.

Learn more about being an Ocean Guard (PDF).

Position Requirements:

  •  16 years of age or older by March 31, 2023
  • Ocean Guard/Lifeguard/CPR/First Aid certification is required prior to opening day (candidates will be tested in Mid-April);
  • Prior experience is preferred but not required

This is an hourly, non-exempt position, with the starting pay of $16.50/hour. There is potential for a higher rate based on work experience, certifications, and education level. The rate increases each subsequent year of employment with KFR up to the current maximum of $20.73/hour. Ocean Guards who work the entire season receive an additional end of year bonus of $250.


Interested candidates must submit an online application. Paper copies of the employment application are available upon request. If you have questions or need assistance with the application process, please contact Human Resources via email or call (207) 604-1382. Complete the online employment application on the Town's career portal.

Applications must be submitted by April 1, 2023. The application period may be extended if positions are not filled.

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