SEASONAL JOBS AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT
Oakland House Cottages by the Side of the Sea - 2015
It takes a team. We are currently seeking 6 or 7 candidate(s) to fill a few key positions:
We're seeking a well-rounded office assistant who has excellent people skills, is good on the phone, and has had experience in ResNexus or other hospitality reservation software. You must be comfortable working on a PC and proficient in MS Word. This is a flexible office position and is for someone who can
wear many hats...typical of an innkeeper and so you must be able and willing to do laundry, clean a cottage, work in the garden, change a light bulb, and any of
the other tasks that can unexpectedly pop up from time to time.
If you have an excellent record and professional references we'd like to talk with you.
We're looking for a fun, creative individual who wants full-time work moving into staff housing on April 11, 2015,
starting work/training on April 13, 2015. Last day of work is on October 30, 2015 (Need one individual for this position).
Customer Service/Housekeepers/General Cleaning/Cabin Service:
We're seeking energetic individuals who have the ability and desire to do an assortment of jobs including cottage housekeeping,
laundry, gardening, painting, firewood delivery and who are cheerful with our guests. You must have a positive attitude, be cheerful,
detail oriented and able to work on your own.
Start work/training on June 6, 2015, with last day of work on September, 8, 2015. (Need two individuals for this position).
We need someone with Musical Talent and Enthusiasm:
We have an "Open Mic"
each Thursday Evening in the barn and need the right person
who can take charge, greet guests, and participate in this weekly event. We plan to have several dance bands through the summer.
You must be able and willing to help with any of the other
innkeeping duties such as housekeeping, grounds/gardening, laundry, painting, firewood delivery too as "Musician" will
take about 8 hours during your 40-hour week.
Start work/training on June 26, 2015, with last day of work on September, 8, 2015. (Need one individual for this position).
Maintenance/Grounds Keeping/Jack of All Trades:
We're seeking a multi-talented individual who has the ability and desire to do an assortment of jobs: plumbing, electrical troubleshooting,
carpentry, painting, window screen repair, generator maintenance, weed-wacking, lawn cutting, gardening, trimming, planting and simple
road and ditch repair...some light chain saw work with brush clean-up and cutting into firewood.
You must be willing to chip in with any of
the other staff members if needed in the capacity of general housekeeping and cabin service. You must be a positive self-motivated individual
who wants full-time work moving into staff housing on April 11, 2015, starting work/training on April 13, 2015.
Last day of work is on October 30, 2015 (Need one capable individual for this position).
Part-time Weekends (PAID) / Part-time (Your Own time):
Invariably the weekends are the busiest with guests departing and arriving on the same day and lots going on. We need one cheerful person who
is eager to step in to help with any of the many things that need to be done then: office/reservation/customer service, laundry, housekeeping,
gardening, painting, changing a light bulb or fetching supplies. This is the perfect position for someone with a mature attitude who has been craving free time to
delve into personal creative pursuits or simply enjoy all that the Peninsula has to offer. You will work about 20 hours per week, live on site
in staff housing and be free the rest of the time. Move in June 26, 2015; move out on Sept. 9, 2015.
Fill out our Electronic Online Application Form.
Download our PDF Application Form which is in a printable format
to read and
print our 5-paged application form. If you have the software to enter your data on our application, we welcome you to email it to us
Make sure you put "2015 EMPLOYMENT" in the Subject Line of your email.
Otherwise snail mail it or scan it and attach it to your email.
About Oakland House:
Oakland House is a family owned and operated oceanfront cottage colony. The land it is on has been in the same family since 1767. Located on the rural coast of Maine it offers a truly relaxing environment for its guests who often return year after year. It is old-fashioned and relaxed. Our primary goal is to provide a friendly and welcoming natural environment.
Our primary time of operation is early June to mid-October. However, we need to hire people who work before and after those dates.
We usually hire extra staff in July and August and we draw upon individuals already living in the community as well as those who come from some
distance. We are able to provide basic on-site lodging for staff.
Availability/desire to work:
We have many requests for seasonal employment at Oakland House. Since our season continues into the fall we must evaluate an applicant's
availability as we go through the hiring process. Our staffing requirements do drop in early September so although we can overlap staff throughout the season,
the longer an applicant is able to stay, the more likely we are to hire. We are seeking individuals who are interested in coming back season
Since our goal is to provide cheerful, excellent service to our guests we must hire individuals who are friendly,
neat, and take pride and pleasure in serving our guests.
Compensation is based upon experience and can vary. All employees are required to be able to work the hours necessary
for their job description. In this hospitality business it may be required that an employee work a split shift (i.e. working in the early
hours in the laundry, taking a break and then returning to work in the office, or a rotating shift with changing hours.
Each department operates on a time schedule that directly relates to the needed tasks for that week.
All wages are before State and federal withholding tax, social security, and Medicare. While guests may leave tips,
this is not a tip-based wage. Reporting of tips may be required by the employee.
Our payroll is done by automatic deposit so we ask for a cancelled check from your account prior to your first week's pay.
Full-Time Work: Our in-season work week is approximately 40 hours a week. We rotate days off and there is flexibility as to the hours of work during any day. All hourly US citizen employees are paid time and a half
for hours worked beyond 40/week should it become necessary from time to time.
Part-Time Work: Occassionally, we hire part-time workers through the season and encourage local art program interns (ages 18 and up)
to live in staff housing and help us at times of need. We enjoy providing perks anytime we can and feel a strong sense of community here.
Information for Overseas Applicants:
We can NOT provide assistance in obtaining visas. U.S. law mandates that we follow certain guidelines when we hire
overseas applicants and we adhere strictly to those guidelines. However, we are not actively seeking applicants who do not have cars from abroad as we cannot provide transportation as necessary to live on site.
Employment Guidelines for US Citizens:US Law requires that
employees prove their identity and their eligibility to work in the US. We
require a US passport or a driver's license AND a social security card or
birth certificate OR other documents that the US Federal Immigration laws
Staff Housing Available on Site:
Local housing rentals tend to be extremely high due
to the high desirability of accommodations during the season. We provide on-site housing with individual rooms, shared
bathrooms and a community kitchen. We provide staff linens and blankets.
We welcome your overnight guests (if space allows) with prior notice and a $5/night fee.
Quiet hours are to be observed from 10:30 PM until 7:00 AM.
Oakland House Cottages by the Side of the Sea is a drug-free workplace.
Staff members may be required to wear uniforms
in the course of the performance of their duties. These uniforms are the
property of Oakland House and must be returned upon departure. Since employees are in the public eye much of the time, a neat appearance is mandatory on site at all times.
Smoking, Candles and Incense:
There is NO SMOKING, CANDLES, OR INCENSE BURNING
ALLOWED in any of the buildings under any circumstances. Thank-you.
HOW DO I GET AROUND? It is definitely best if you have your own vehicle. The closest town with full amenities is Blue Hill which is about fifteen minutes by car. Our website has detailed driving directions to get here from just about anywhere! The country store is within about a 20 minute
walking distance (3 miles). A bicycle is very useful transportation. A kayak will provide hours of pleasure if you bring one.