The families in our Maine communities are facing enormous challenges around food, isolation, and health care. Working with the Mission is a way of helping to make important change in the lives of good people. The work is rewarding, and the people we work with are inspiring. Our region of Maine is a wonderful place to live and work, known for safe, neighborly towns and a wide array of natural resources perfect for outdoor adventures.


For a career with the Maine Seacoast Mission, please see below for current openings:

Sunbeam Nurse

EdGE Afterschool Part-Time Staff


If you’d like to join the Mission as a volunteer and make a significant impact in the lives of Downeast and outer island families, please visit our Volunteer page.

Current Job Openings

Sunbeam Nurse

We seek a registered nurse, part Florence Nightingale and part Ernest Shackleton, to serve the people of the unbridged islands. This is an extraordinary opportunity to join the crew of the Sunbeam, the Mission’s iconic 74-foot icebreaking boat.

The Sunbeam nurse travels with a small crew on the boat for multi-day trips to islands such as Frenchboro, Matinicus, and Monhegan on a regular basis, though weather can make plans irrelevant. The nurse uses telemedicine, collaborations with mainland providers, home visits, community gatherings, island networks, on-board visits, social media, new technologies, and care management to provide exceptional individual care and to identify and address community health needs.

This position reports to the Director of Island Services and requires at least five years of nursing experience as well as empathy, extraordinary listening skills, organization, adaptability, grit, commitment, and sea legs.


To promote healthy island communities

  • Provide health care and care management for island residents as needed, staying in touch with island residents whether on or off the Sunbeam
  • Identify, assess, and research community needs to determine program directions and goals
  • Bring providers, resources, and educational opportunities to islands to address community health needs
  • Plan and deliver health initiatives such as influenza and COVID-19 vaccination clinics
  • Work with Director of Island Services, other Mission leadership, and island health groups to develop telehealth and related health access policies and procedures
  • Incorporate telemedicine and new technologies where appropriate
  • Oversee maintenance of medical and telehealth-related equipment, work with vendors to provide connectivity, build relationships with hardware vendors, and stay abreast of equipment advances and upgrades
  • Serve as a resource for island health centers; hire and supervise health aides as necessary
  • Support and manage the Island Health ElderCare program in support of islanders aging in place and their caregivers
  • Work with Director of Island Services to build and maintain relationships with primary and behavioral health care providers and to establish and maintain relationships with related community organizations
  • Identify appropriate metrics for Island Health and oversee data collection, presentation, and analysis
  • Collaborate with other Island Services programs to build community on the islands

On the Sunbeam and islands

  • Be a welcoming and informative presence on the Sunbeam and when visiting the islands
  • Conduct home visits and monitoring visits (blood pressure, etc.); get to know island residents and assess their needs
  • Prepare patients for telemedicine appointments, conduct appointments, and provide aftercare as appropriate
  • As appropriate, collect patient specimens and ensure they reach the appropriate laboratory
  • Maintain patient records

For the Island Services program and Mission

  • Represent the Mission and Island Services at public and private events
  • Work with Director of Island Services to maintain records and prepare budget reports
  • Contribute to the Mission’s fundraising and stewardship efforts by assisting in the development of grant proposals and reports related to island health and meeting with donors and potential donors as requested by the president or director of development
  • Work with marketing and other staff to help raise awareness of the Mission in general and Island Services in particular. Accommodate media inquiries and provide ideas and content for print and digital media
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

As part of the Maine Seacoast Mission

  • Promote and embody the Mission as a welcoming and inclusive organization, where all people are valued and respected
  • Support the values and purpose of the Maine Seacoast Mission as expressed in the “Living the Mission” conceptual framework and mission statement
  • Uphold the reputation of the Mission and honor the trust built over generations between the Mission and the communities in which we work
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • Registered Nurse for over five years
  • Broad nursing knowledge; able to work with a wide range of ages and health issues
  • Excellent listening skills; empathetic
  • Excellent communication skills; able to speak effectively and appropriately with constituents, board members, and community groups
  • Comfort and ease with computers and changing technologies
  • Ability to work independently as well as live harmoniously in close quarters with crew
  • Excellent planning skills; well-organized

Special Position Requirements

  • Multi-day trips on a boat, living with a crew in small quarters
  • Must be comfortable on boats and not get prohibitively seasick
  • Must be able to move around a boat while underway
  • Must be able to climb ladders, carry materials, and walk to island residents’ homes in a variety of weather conditions
  • Must maintain strict confidentiality
  • Able to be available as needed whether on or off the boat


Salary is between $78,000 to $84,000 with generous benefits including health and life insurance, pension contribution, and paid vacation, sick, and holiday time.

To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to Ann Cox Halkett, Director of Administration at [email protected]. We will begin reviewing applications on January 3, 2023.

The Maine Seacoast Mission believes diversity makes us stronger and is an equal opportunity employer.

EdGE Afterschool Part-Time Staff 

The Maine Seacoast Mission’s EdGE program is currently looking for part-time staff for their afterschool programs. There are openings at multiple afterschool sites including Rose M. Gaffney Elementary, Harrington Elementary, and Cherryfield Elementary. Staff will lead activities and oversee groups of children.  Afterschool staff will report to and work alongside the school’s EdGE Youth Development Coordinator.  Depending on the location, staff will work between two to four days a week from 2:30pm to 4:30pm. Afterschool programs run from October through May. Pay depends on level of education and experience and ranges from $22.00 to $12.75 per hour. 


  • Lead activities 
  • Oversee groups of children 
  • Form healthy relationships with staff and students 
  • Act as positive role models and mentors 
  • Model appropriate behavior 
  • Participate in activities – lead by example 
  • Assist with setup and cleanup of activities 

    Required Qualifications: 

    • A desire to work with children and oversee groups of children 
    • A willingness to know and respect school and EdGE guidelines 
    • The ability to recognize the importance of your role as an example to youth 
    • Minimum age of 15  
    • Ability to pass a background check 

      If interested, please email Isaac Marnik, EdGE Program Director, at [email protected] or call (207) 546-4466. 

      The Maine Seacoast Mission believes diversity makes us stronger and is an equal opportunity employer.

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