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Live on Block Island For The Summer!

Ballard's Beach Is The Ultimate Beach Experience & Has The Best Summer Beach Party Every Day! Ballard's Is A Premier Beach Party Destination with daily live music, beach volleyball, tiki bars, oceanfront dining and full service on our beach! Only Ballard's Has It All!

Discover Block Island’s unspoiled beaches, 200 foot bluffs, freshwater ponds and lush rolling hills under a quilt of wildflowers, described by The Nature Conservancy as “one of the last 12 great places in the Western Hemisphere.” Block Island is part of the U.S. state of Rhode Island. Located in the Atlantic Ocean about 14 miles (23 km) east of Montauk Point & Long Island, New York.

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About Ballards

Only Ballard's Has It All!

At Ballard's, we offer more than just a day in the sun on our private beach where there is never a cover charge. Bask in the sun and take in the view while enjoying craft cocktails, wine and beer from our tiki bars and delight your palate with some of the best food in New England at our oceanfront restaurant and on our beach.

The Employee Experience

Join the Staff at Ballard's This Summer

We seek staff that are willing to commit to working from May until the weekend after Labor Day Weekend in September. We regularly have employment opportunities for the following positions: Restaurant Servers, Bartenders, Front Desk/Office Personnel, Cocktail Servers and Kitchen Staff

Exposure to multiple facets of the resort service industry

Ballard's team, both front and back-of-house might compromise up to 60 employees at any one time. All staff are encouraged to work in all facets of our multi-purpose resort, including our restaurant, hotel , bar and function areas. This variety of opportunities helps employees realize their forte and gain invaluable experience and growth in all parts of this diverse industry.

A diverse mix of people with the common goal of service excellence

Ballard's prides itself on having a mix of young, dynamic professionals dedicated to this challenging and sometimes crazy industry. Amongst the Ballard's team, there is a common love of food and drink, entertaining and service.

Staff have varied employment and personal experiences, which create a high level of combined professionalism and enthusiasm. Ballard's staff have passion and the pursuit of excellence. It is our staff who have ensured the success of Ballard's.

Challenging our staff to reach their full potential

The Ballard's culture motivates employees to achieve their full potential. They're challenged to improve through leadership, focus, intensity and persistence - and to create a work environment of pride, honesty, integrity and loyalty. Innovative training programs designed to strengthen the Company's management foundation also encourage employees toward career growth.

Ideal Candidate

We are committed to providing excellent service to our guests. All our jobs involve visitor service whether behind the scenes or directly serving the visitor. Our employees must be friendly, neat, and take pride in serving our visitors. A positive attitude is essential. 

The work in the hospitality can be very fast paced throughout our operating season; from May through September, the number of visitors and tour groups increases dramatically.

Room and Board

Dormitory style rooms with shared baths are available. All housing residents are required to sign a housing agreement including the length of stay and agreeing to all housing rules.  Rent is $150/wk and a security deposit of $300 is required.

Employee Perks

Many menu items are sold a steep discount to our team. 

Getting Here and Getting Around

For more information about high-speed ferry service from Galilee (Point Judith) to the island, please go to
The high speed from Point Judith runs seasonally and drops off in Old Harbor.

To find out about traditional ferry service from Point Judith, Rhode Island, check out 
This year-round ferry service takes about one hour and drops off in Old Harbor. This is the only car ferry service to Block Island.

From New London, Connecticut, go to
This is a highspeed passenger ferry that drops off in Old Harbor.

New England Airlines:
Regular flights between Westerly, Rhode Island and Block Island

Montauk, NY (on the tip of Long Island) offers passenger ferry service in season to New Harbor.
Visit for more information.

Some staff bring cars and this is ok, plenty of parking. If no car it is strongly recommended you bring a bike, Great Biking!

For Fun

When you’re here, you’ll soon discover that the beach is everywhere and the only question is where to begin your exploration.

The Island’s 17 miles of beaches offer many choices. Within walking distance of the ferry landing is three-mile Crescent Beach, which is divided into three glorious parts: the Fredrick J. Benson Beach, Scotch Beach, and Mansion Beach, situated beneath cliffs and the stone walls of a vanished mansion.

The Greenway, a network of trails that wind for more than 30 miles, offers a peaceful retreat for the occasional stroller or the serious hiker.

The best way to tour Block Island depends on the visitor. Rent a bike, car or moped, jump in a taxi, or view your surroundings on horseback or foot!

If you are looking for something to do there is something for everyone. You can kayak, paddleboard, parasail, play tennis, basketball; go charter fishing, or relax on the beach. Maybe browse through our unique boutiques and galleries or visit the nightclubs for live entertainment.

There is something exciting for everyone, at every age, here on Block Island.

How to Apply

We look forward to hearing from you. Please send your resume to

Once an application makes it through the initial screening process we rely on a Zoom interview to give us additional insight before making and employment offer. We try to have many of our employment decisions as soon as possible. 

Additional info for international applicants

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