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 Agent, Bartender, Servers, Line Cooks and Sushi Helpers still needed to complete our 2017 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.

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.

Front Desk Agent: The 1661 Inn on beautiful Block Island located off the coast of Rhode Island, only accessible by ferry is seeking seasonal a front desk associate for the upcoming 2017 summer season. Excellent customer service skills are a must. Positions run from May to September with a six day work week. Must be computer savvy, able to multi-task, and remain calm in stressful situations. Previous front desk experience or high volume customer service experience a plus. Must be able to relocate for the 2016 summer season, housing is available. Phone Q&A followed with a Skype interview.

Line Cooks:  Line cook positions from May to October available with housing at eighty five per week. Must have at least two years of culinary experience to apply.

Servers and a Bartender: A few foh spots left for staff that is able to work May to Mid September. Housing is available at one fifty per week. Send resume, recent photo and exact dates of availability. Skype interview required.

Sushi Staff:   Helpers needed for busy sushi bar. Must be able to work at least from May to September 6. Six day work week with overtime.

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.