PARKS AND RECREATION DIRECTOR
The Town of Fort Fairfield has an exciting full-time job opportunity for the position of Parks and Recreation Director. Applicants must enjoy working with people of all ages in a wide variety of sporting and other recreational activities
Duties include, but are not limited to, planning, organizing, supervising, promoting, maintaining, and evaluating the municipal recreation programs and activities.
It is preferred that applicants possess three years of experience in a recreation leadership role. Academic training in recreation is desired. Coaching experience and general swimming pool maintenance, including the handling of chemicals is also desired.
This position offers a great benefits package that includes: health insurance, retirement plan, paid holidays, vacation and sick time. Salary is to be determined based on experience and education.
If you have the skills, motivation and experience for this position, application and resume should be sent to: Town of Fort Fairfield, ATTN: Personnel Director, 18 Community Center Drive, Fort Fairfield, Maine 04742. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Applications may be obtained from the Fort Fairfield Clerk’s Office, 18 Community Center Drive or website (www.fortfairfield.org)
The Town of Fort Fairfield is an equal opportunity employer.
For Immediate Release
January 23, 2018
Hegemann Named Festival Director
Fort Fairfield native, Meg McLaughlin Hegemann has been named as the new director of the Maine Potato Blossom Festival.
Hegemann has experience planning a variety of events, as well as a deep love for the potato industry and the festival that celebrates it.
“Working the fields gave me a connection to the land here such that no other place felt like home.” After decades in Missouri, Meg and her husband, Brad, moved to Fort Fairfield in June 2016.
As director, Hegemann will work with existing volunteers and recruit new ones to facilitate the week long event. “The Festival doesn't just celebrate the town of Fort Fairfield, it celebrates an industry that in many ways defines the County. It takes cooperation from a lot of people and places to make it happen. I look forward to working together to make the 2018 Festival one of the best.”
The 2018 Maine Potato Blossom Festival will take place July 14 – 22 with the parade on Saturday, July 21. To sponsor an event or volunteer, contact Hegemann at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With spring just around the corner, the Town of Fort Fairfield is looking for volunteers to help operate the town’s pump house during ice-out on the Aroostook River. The right candidates for this temporary paid volunteer position need only some free time on their hands come April and a willingness to learn how to operate the pumps that are part of the flood prevention infrastructure along Main St.
Ideally, volunteers need to be available to work up to an eight-hour shift on an on-call basis from late March through the end of April. Volunteers will work in teams and will be compensated for their time and effort. The physical requirements of the job are minimal and the right candidates will be trained to check the river flow gauges and operate the pumps when the water reaches flood levels.
For more information or to volunteer, please contact the Fort Fairfield Town Office at 472-3800.