2015 Season
June 21 - September 6

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The unique seaside Chautauqua community of Ocean Park, ME has flourished as a summer assembly in the Chautauqua tradition for 134 years of history and heritage.

Founded in 1881, Ocean Park is a retreat to the quiet of the pines and the beach offering lectures, workshops, family programs, and opportunities for spiritual growth and renewal in a non-denominational, inter-faith setting. The architecturally important Temple, and the Temple Garden and pergola can provide you with a time for quiet reflection or meditation and at the end of your stay, you will go home feeling just a bit more content and looking forward to your next Ocean Park visit. Read more about Ocean Park's history and its significant historic buildings.

The seven mile beach on Saco Bay and the surrounding marsh and forest land are national treasures. The historic buildings of Ocean Park are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and most listings of the nation's finest beaches include the stunning seven mile beach, where kids of all ages play, swim, surf, and build castles in the sand. Isn't it time to visit?

When you are planning your next Ocean Park visit, checkout Ocean Park Realty on the web to secure your lodging accommodations for 2015. Or stop by the Realty office at 14 Temple Avenue. Jeff Chute, our agency Realtor is ready to assist you.


The Ocean Park Association, a small non-profit community organization in Ocean Park, Maine, seeks a skilled, enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to serve as Facilities Manager for the seventeen buildings that comprise the physical plant of the Association for its Chautauqua-inspired programming. This seasonal position is 30-35 hours per week on average between late April to mid-October. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of and skilled in the methods, practices, materials, and equipment associated with building and related mechanical trades. Knowledge of building maintenance. Ability to plan and oversee the execution of building maintenance, repair, and preservation. Ability to analyze and evaluate program and project performance and effectiveness. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Understanding of budgets and ability to work within a budget. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Understanding of and appreciation for Ocean Park Association mission and program goals. Salary dependent on experience. It is highly desirable that the successful candidate have his/her own truck and tools. Send a cover letter and resume to jgosselin@oceanpark.org or P.O. Box 7296, Ocean Park, ME 04063.


The Ocean Park Association in Old Orchard Beach is looking for a part-time Assistant Director of our summer recreation program for children and teens. Our Rec Hall drop-in program is open weekdays, 2-5pm, June 29 to August 21 in 2015. The Rec Hall offers a variety of indoor and outdoor games and other activities. The program also includes Friday evening dances, Monday evening family movies, a sand sculpture contest, and a July 4th decorated bike contest. The successful candidate will be working with the Rec Hall Director. It is desirable that applicants be at least 21 years of age. Read more about Ocean Park's youth recreation activities.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Executive Director Jerry Gosselin (jgosselin@oceanpark.org)  or P.O. Box 7296, Ocean Park, ME 04063.

JULY 15 – JULY 17, 2015


The Ocean Park Association, Ocean Park, Maine is hosting its 2nd Annual Plein Air Festival. This is an excellent opportunity for outdoor artists who will be in the Kennebunkport to Cape Elizabeth area in mid-July. All interested artists are asked to submit three samples of their work to Frank Costantino (frankmc@fmcostantino.com ) in jpg form and a non-refundable application fee of $35 to Ocean Park Association, PO Box 7296, Ocean Park, Maine 04063, by April 30, 2015.

If an applying artist is accepted, they will be invited to attend a Tuesday evening, July 14 introduction of artists to the public. The artists will have from daybreak on Wednesday, July 15th, until 11 am on Friday, July 17th, to produce paintings of the Ocean Park environs. Pictured below are two artists at work from last summer.

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Image: Plein Air 2014

Updated: April 29, 2015