Block Island Resorts

Storm approaching, back deck at The Oar
2016 Summer Team
Team sports
never ending views
Sunset from The Naragansett Inn
Beach vollyball
Deck at 1661 Inn
Dinner service at The Naragansett Inn
Sushi at The Oar
End of season
2013 team
1661 Inn
Beach Volleyball Sunset
View from The Oar restaurant
Great Salt Pond Sunset
Afternoon fun in the water
Wedding At 1661 Inn
Inside dining of The Oar Restaurant
Full Block Island Boat Basin located in front of The Oar

Spend The Summer On Block Island; Sun, Fun and Life Long Memories. Front Desk Agents, Chambermaids, Cooks Servers/Bartenders, Sushi Chefs, Bellman, Sous Chef and more for our 2018 summer team!

Discover Block Island’s unspoiled beaches, 200 foot cliffs, 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, named after the Dutch explorer Adriaen Block. It is located in the Atlantic Ocean about 14 miles (23 km) east of Montauk Point, Long Island, New York, and 13 miles (21 km) south of the coast of mainland Rhode Island, from which it is separated by Block Island Sound.

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About Block Island Resorts

Block Island Resorts provides a very friendly and family-like work place with a high return employee rate. Our employees share the same goals and are reliable, courteous, and professional. We offer competitive pay for all positions, based on experience and ability.

The Employee Experience

Block Island is the perfect summer work place for those of you that love the outdoors! It is filled with amazing like-minded adventurous young professionals who enjoy the beautiful beaches, recreation sports (basketball, softball, soccer and volleyball), sailing, yoga, paddle boarding, spearfishing/fishing, surfing, farmers markets, arts, skateboarding and amazing hiking trails throughout the island! Block Island is known as the Bermuda of the North and you'll understand as you hike along the stunning cliff trails down to secluded beaches for sunsets and swimming. We want our employees to enjoy all that the Island has to offer and even have paddle boards available for employee use to enjoy their time off of work. Our work schedules enable all of our employees to have valuable time enjoying the island beauty and meeting new friends. Working for our company, you will learn so much about the hospitality industry! The islanders and returning workers are very welcoming and love embracing new friends to the group and most days all find themselves relaxing together at the beach or joining together for sunset and night bonfires. 

"Throughout my years of traveling many countries and working in multiple stunning islands such as Hawaii and St John USVI, Block Island is still my favorite and one of the most beautiful places that I have ever explored. It is a very warm and embracing community with so much to do! Between playing in all of the sports leagues and beach, there isn't a day that I feel bored or without a friend to call to explore. Block Island Resorts is an unbelievable family-run company and the perfect summer job opportunity!" Ross Draper (Restaurant Manager of Narragansett Inn)

Room and Board

Dormatory style rooms with shared baths are available. Non tipped positions pay eighty five per week and tipped positions pay one fifty per week, A security deposit of one fifty is required.

Employee Perks

All staff recieve a fifty percent discount at all locations on food while working and a twenty percent discount when not. Room discounts for visiting family are available and vary depending on time of year and availability.

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 recomended 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.

Our Jobs

We are currently taking applications for the following positions.


Chambermaids/Housekeeping: The 1661 Inn  located on beautiful Block Island, RI is seeking full time housekeeping staff for the upcoming summer season.  Housing is available at eighty five per week. Six day work week, set schedule with two meals included. To apply please send resume and exact dates of availability, all interviews are done on Skype seven days. 


Line Cooks:  Line cook positions from May to October available with housing at eighty five per week. Six day work week with overtime. Must have volume experience on grill, expo and flat top to apply. 

Bartenders: The Oar is seeking  bartenders who have at least three years volume experience. Housing is only available for staff that can work open to close, one fifty per week. These positions also have a six day work week.

Sushi Helpers: Excellent opportunity to take your Sushi skills to the next level. Learn volume while maintaining consistency with our chefs. These positions run from June to October, with a six day work week. Housing is available at eighty five per week.

Bellhop: The 1661 Inn is seeking an upbeat, energetic and passionate person able to be the first impression of our high standards to our guests. Position runs from June to end September with housing available at eighty five per week.

Laundry Attendant: This position starts early June to end September with a six day work week. Responsible for a fluff and fold service as well as hotel laundry. Housing is available at eighty five per week.

Freight Person: Being on an island means everything comes on a boat, needs to be picked up and delivered to various locations. This position requires a valid drivers license and a strong back! This job starts in May and ends early October with a six day work week. Housing is available at eighty five per week. 



How to Apply

To be considered for employment all applicants must submit a current resume, references, exact dates of availability and a current photo. Our season runs from May to mid October. Phone Q&A followed with a Skype interview. We are not able to hire H2b this season due to the numerical cap.

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