Roche Harbor Resort

At Roche Harbor we work together, live together and play together. Come experience the San Juan Islands with us!

Situated in the Northwest corner of the United States, Roche Harbor is like a summer camp for exploring the islands and adventuring the seas. Island time is different: no stoplights, no freeways, just a quiet rural life with the bounty of the ocean at your doorstep.

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Financial Clerk

Roche Harbor, a seaside resort on beautiful San Juan Island, Washington

Seeking a Year-Round Financial Clerk for a Waterfront Resort on San Juan Island


Roche Harbor is more than a resort: it's a scenic country village on the shorelines of the Salish Sea filled with pocket neighborhoods, restaurants, shops, marine activities and hiking trails.

At Roche Harbor we work together, live together and play together.  You'll have the opportunity to meet people from all over the world, experience new cultures, and make connections for your next grand adventure in life.

We believe our employees are the most important part of our success, and we try hard to make them feel like part of our family.  Most managers work side-by-side with their crew members, rather than in some stuffy office.  If you're looking for an alternative to corporate-run operations, Roche Harbor is the place for you!

Ideal Candidate

Our guests come back to Roche Harbor because our crew members create lasting memories with fun and friendly attitudes around the resort.  We go out of our way to exceed our guests' expectations. We are first to speak and say "good morning" while walking the cobblestone paths, and show genuine interest in our guests' experiences during their stays.  If you have a passion for serving guests and enjoy having fun while making money, Roche Harbor is the perfect place.

Room and Board

Our employee village is a real highlight of the work experience at Roche Harbor.  We offer limited on-site housing for employees who are at least 18 years of age or older. Most facilities are dormitory style (non-coed, 2 persons per room w/ bunk beds) with a limited availability of couples' units. Please note that pets are not permitted in employee housing and that all residents of the village must be Roche Harbor employees.

All units have access to free wi-fi, laundry, computer stations, kitchens and a rec room.

Housing cost starts at $50/week for dormitory-style and tops out at $85 (per employee)/week for couples' housing (limited).

We provide all normal bedding, kitchen supplies and furniture. Shuttle services to town are provided free to anyone living in the village, and the resort has a fully stocked on-site grocery store.

Employee Perks

As if living and working at a national monument wasn't enough, we offer many other fun things for every employee:

  • Competitive wages
  • 20-35% off food at our restaurants
  • 20% off all retail shops and spa treatments (excluding grocery store)
  • 25% off whale watch and kayak tours
  • Deeply discounted hotel rooms for friends and family (space available basis)
  • Monthly employee appreciation BBQs with great raffle prizes (May - August)
  • Free use of outdoor pool / tennis courts
  • Many departments offer seasonal bonuses and travel stipends

Getting Here and Getting Around

Even though we're on an island, it's easy to get here: just six turns from Seattle.  Drive 90 minutes and then hop on a ferry ($50-60/round trip with vehicle).  Bam, that's it. The island is only 55 square miles so you're never far from anything, and getting to Friday Harbor is a quick 20 minute journey by car or shuttle. Note: Reservations are now required when traveling by car to the San Juan Islands. Reservations are not required for "walk-on passengers."

While many employees bring a car with them, most don't, because so much is offered right here at Roche Harbor.  And with so many friends in the village, it's always easy to buddy-up for a ride somewhere.

For Fun

The San Juan Islands are the country's newest national monument because there's so much natural beauty to explore.  Hiking, biking and running on the islands' trails and rural roads is common, and if you're looking for a unique experience try some of the best sea kayaking and whale watching in the country. Exploring these wonders while hanging out with new friends and learning about other places to travel throughout the world is what you'll do in your down time.  Summer 2015 featured crew members from Australia, Philippines, Uzbekistan, Moldova, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Colombia, and Jamaica.

Our Jobs

Every year we hire nearly 200 seasonal employees to meet our summer seasonal needs. Some departments gear up in late March, while most job openings begin in early May and go through September, some extending into October. At a minimum, seasonal candidates are expected to be available through Labor Day.

Positions in all of our departments will be available which include: Restaurants, Events, Hotel, Housekeeping, Retail, Spa, Marina, Guest Services, and Roche Harbor Market.

Accounting Manager

Assistant Housekeeping Manager


Employee Housing Coordinator

Events Sous Chef

Food and Beverage

Roche Harbor executes over 250 weddings and events each year. All of our events showcase our chefs preparing and serving farm to table menus that focus on Pacific Northwest cuisine. Roche Harbors’ event culinary team prepares food that is high quality, with local meats; fish; and vegetables.

Experienced Housekeepers / Guest Room Attendants

Front Desk Attendant

Front Desk / Guest Services

Description: Assists guests with needs at the hotel front desk to create a memorable experience, including check-in, check-out, answering phones, running errands and shuttling on the resort property. Guest service experience a plus.

Grounds Supervisor

Hotel Front Desk Manager



Licensed Massage Therapists

Massage Therapist

Part Time Accounting Assistant

Restaurant FOH Manager

Food and Beverage

Requirements include: Ability to maintain sales and profit, workplace safety, housekeeping standards, labor cost, food and beverage cost & quality, and crew image Efficient communication skills Solid leadership skills that model excellence, confidence, and teamwork

Sous Chef

Food and Beverage

McMillin’s Dining Room and Events, seeks Sous Chefs, Supervisory Level Lead Cooks to join our highly successful Culinary Team. • 5 Years Experience with special focus on Fresh Sea Food, Steaks, Varied Culinary Skills • Demonstrated Supervisory Supervisory Ability • Creative Menu Design & Development

Spa Receptionist

Afterglow Spa

The ideal candidate is outgoing, with a passion for excellent customer service. The receptionist is responsible for greeting guests in the spa, scheduling spa appointments, managing the register for guests checking out, retail sales and balancing cash drawer at end of day.

How to Apply

If you're interested in an experience you'll remember for a lifetime, please complete our on-line application!

Please note: Roche Harbor has completed our International hiring for 2016 and allocated our limited number of H-2B and J-1 visas for this year. Accordingly, we are no longer accepting International employment applications at this time. Thank you -- We hope you will consider applying next year.

Thank You for your interest and favoring Roche Harbor.