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Maine Brews Cruise is a Maine-based bus craft beverage tour company dedicated to promoting local craft alcohol producers by offering a unique and personal experience. A top-rated activity on TripAdvisor, our tours are all-inclusive and provide safe transportation to and from Maine’s award-winning breweries as well as locally-owned producers of wine, cider, and more. The tours include snacks, an in-depth production tour, trivia, fun, and beer along with other craft-made beverages!

Maine Brews Cruise is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

If you are interested in being considered for any position with Maine Brews Cruise, please review the job descriptions and send your resume attached to an e-mail that contains a cover message that tells us about your favorite beer (and why) to [email protected].


 

Tour Leader (Guide)

We’re looking for dynamic individuals to serve as Tour Leaders (Guides) with Maine Brews Cruise. In addition to bus-based tours, Tour Leaders could also work with guiding groups on walking, biking, and boating tours as needed. 

Applicants should be passionate and knowledgeable about locally-made craft alcohol and other products, willing to provide quality guiding services for our guests and partners, and maintaining a positive work environment. This role will provide ample opportunity for educating locals and tourists about Maine’s fantastic food and beverage scene.

The ideal applicant will have attained the Certified Beer Server level in the Cicerone Program. Potential hires must be able to pass a background check and have flexible availability to guide assigned tours multiple days, including the potential of up to 40 hours per week.

Job Requirements:

  • Leading guests to learn more about our craft alcohol industry.
  • Comfort in speaking in front of medium to large groups.
  • Outgoing personality, with the ability to be flexible and think on your feet. Background in theater/acting/public speaking encouraged.
  • Previous industry experience is preferred, but we are willing to train the right enthusiastic individual.
  • Must be able to manage time and move groups along when needed.
  • Introducing visitors to dozens of different producers throughout southern Maine.
  • Ability to speak about various fermentation techniques and products.
  • Providing a friendly, welcoming, and approachable experience for visitors aboard the bus and at each stop.
  • Seamlessly transitioning between lecture mode and chat mode to engage guests.
  • Giving production tours of individual stops as needed.
  • Facilitating entertaining and informative dialogue with staff at each location, often including brewers and owners.
  • Merchandising, maintaining inventory and displays.
  • Furthering your beverage education through various methods.
  • Working both independently and as part of a team.

Tour Bus Driver

Working along with the Tour Leader (Guide), drivers on our tours help the overall experience for our guests. Primary responsibilities include keeping our tours on schedule by operating our vehicles safely to each designated location, coordinating departure times from each stop with the Tour Guide, and making payment at each partner location.

Applicants should be passionate about locally-made craft alcohol and other products, providing quality transportation services for our guests and partners, and maintaining a positive work environment. This role will provide ample opportunity for educating locals and tourists about Maine’s fantastic food and beverage scene.

The ideal applicant will hold a current and valid CDL license with a Passenger (P) and/or School Bus (S) endorsement. Applicants who do not currently hold, but are able and willing to pursue a CDL will also be considered. Potential hires must be able to pass a background check and have a clean driving record. Tour Bus Drivers should have flexible availability to drive assigned tours multiple days, including the potential of up to 40 hours per week. Retirees and school bus drivers with summer availability are encouraged to apply.

Job Requirements:

  • Driving a 15-passenger minibus, and larger capacity vehicles if authorized, safely in city and highway conditions.
  • Introducing visitors to dozens of different producers throughout southern Maine as well as various techniques and products.
  • Providing a friendly, welcoming, and approachable experience for visitors aboard the bus and at each stop.
  • Small group interaction with our guests.
  • Furthering your beverage and guiding education through various methods.
  • Working both independently and as part of a team.