Town Manager Vacancy





The Town of Fort Kent, Maine (Pop. 4,090) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Town Manager. The previous Town Manager recently retired after 25 years of service. Fort Kent is a picturesque New England community located in the St. John River Valley of Northern Aroostook County on the border with Canada.  Fort Kent has traditionally had a low crime rate and is a community that values education.


The Town Manager is the Chief Executive Officer of the full service community and oversees a $4.8 million annual operating budget and supervises 25+/- FTEs and 6 municipal departments. The successful candidate will be a dynamic leader with previous municipal, business or combination of relevant work experiences such as economic development and personnel management. A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree will be required. Equivalent work experience in a comparable field may also be considered.  The salary is negotiable based on education and experience.


Fort Kent is a regional service center and is home to several assets including the University of Maine at Fort Kent; Northern Maine Medical Center; a World Class Biathlon and Cross Country Skiing Center; and Lonesome Pines Alpine Ski Center. The community has countless outdoor recreational amenities including snowmobile, ATV, biking and hiking trails and a private non-profit golf course. US Route 1 “America’s First Mile” begins in downtown Fort Kent. The town is host to several festivals, events, and recreational competitions including the International Can-Am Sled Dog Races and International Muskie Fishing Derby. The Town Council seeks an individual that will be vested and part of the community as well as involved with various civic and public engagements to help the Town reach its fullest potential.


To be considered, interested individuals should submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references by 4:00 pm June 8, 2018 to:


John Bouchard M.D., Council Chairman

Town of Fort Kent

416 W Main Street

Fort Kent, ME 04743


The Town of Fort Kent is an equal opportunity employer.