Island Inn

Live and work on Monhegan Island - Maine's most famous home of lobstermen & artists

Breathtaking 1 sq mile island, 11 miles off the rugged, beautiful coast of Maine

  • summer


Island Inn
$7.75 - $15.00 / hour + tips
Previous experience required
Start Date:
Starts in 3 months. (May 24, 2024)

The Island Inn is an iconic seasonal hotel (established in 1907) and restaurant located 11 miles offshore of Mid-Coast Maine on beautiful Monhegan Island - an unspoiled nature lover's paradise of woods, cliffs, and rocky shores, and a small community of lobstermen and working artists. Most of Monhegan Island is preserved as a conservation area with 12 miles of hiking trails around the highest headland cliffs on the East Coast and endless rocky coves.

The Island Inn has 32 guest rooms in 2 historic buildings.  In addition, the Hotel operates an in-house 75-seat fine-dining restaurant and a free-standing café, The Barnacle.  The Dining Room is the premier restaurant on the Island, with a reputation for outstanding food to go with the best Monhegan sunset view.  Each night it’s filled with a lively mix of very loyal guests and Island visitors.  Your other home will be the Barnacle, which is an Island landmark that was built in the 1840s as a fish house, but has been the home of a variety of restaurants and tea rooms for over 100 years. It is a funky gem that serves the best coffee, tea, baked goods, chowder, and sandwiches on Monhegan. 

We're looking for an experienced Dining Room Server/Barista. It's a full-time position averaging 40 hours a week with a 6-day schedule.  Most of your hours will be in the Dining Room with a mix of Breakfast and Dinner Service shifts, blended with a few midday Barista shifts at the Barnacle.

If you enjoy a friendly work environment, the freedom to be creative, and breathtaking natural surroundings, we encourage you to apply. Many of our staff are outdoor enthusiasts, artists, musicians, and world travelers. Become part of our incredible team, combining hard work with 5 months of adventure in a truly unique location! 

If you enjoy a friendly, fast-paced teamwork environment, creative space, and breathtaking nature, we encourage you to apply. Our remote location requires that you live on-premises. All staff rooms are clean, freshly painted, simply furnished, with WiFi.  The rooms are private (with a rare double), sharing a full bath with 2-3 rooms.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner meals are prepared in our hotel kitchen providing healthy and nourishing options. The housing, meals, laundry facilities and WiFi are all provided at no charge.  

Must be available to work through October 14th, 2024.

Please click to check out our site to learn more about our hotel and Monhegan Island.

How to Apply

To apply please email a brief cover letter, resume, and references to

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