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TOWN MANAGER

Fort Fairfield, Maine

The Town of Fort Fairfield, Maine, is currently soliciting resumes for the position of Town Manager.  Fort Fairfield is a community of 3500, with a Council/Manager form of government, an annual budget of $3.0 million excluding schools, and 20 full-time employees.  The Town Council is seeking an individual with personnel management and labor relations experience, strong successful economic development experience, strong financial management and budgeting skills, and good communications skills.  The successful Manager candidate should be a creative problem solver with the ability to work as a team member, and demonstrate flexibility and openness in the performance of their job.

Candidates should possess at least 5 years of progressively responsible management experience.  The Town Council would prefer a candidate with municipal management experience and a degree in Public or Business Administration, however, individuals with equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply. 

Salary is negotiable based on experience and training.  Correspondence may be submitted by email: PersonnelServices@memun.org; by fax (207) 624-0118; or by U.S. mail. Resume, cover letter and salary history must be received by Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.  Please send materials to:

Director of Personnel Services
Maine Municipal Association
60 Community Drive
Augusta, ME  04330
Fort Fairfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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Fort Fairfield Railroad Museum

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The Railroad Museum is located at the old Bangor & Aroostook Railyard at the corner of Depot & Brown Streets.

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The museum collection is comprised of a display of locomotive and cars.  It includes a newly refurbished combination sleeping-dining car used for elegant gourmet dinners and other events. 

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The Canadian-Pacific Railroad station (1875) was moved out of the floodplain along the Aroostook River to this site in 2000. 

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A public pancake breakfast and open house is featured during the Maine Potato Blossom Festival on the 3rd Saturday in July.    


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An antique farm machinery display is set up near the B&A Railroad museum.  It features large and small horse drawn equipment for transportation and farming potatoes, hay, flax, and grain.  Some equipment goes back to the time when oxen were used to plow the fields around Fort Fairfield. 

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Adjacent to the museum is an old stone railroad station which is privately owned (and as of October 2016 for sale).

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The Frontier Hertiage Historical Society maintains the Fort Fairfield Railroad Museum and is always looking for volunteers and donations to help maintain, preserve and restore the many historic buildings and artifacts in their collection.