Island Inn

Spend the summer at The Island Inn on Monhegan... Maine's most unique island

The Island Inn is an iconic seasonal hotel (1907) and restaurant located 11 miles off Mid-Coast Maine on historic Monhegan Island. It one of a handful of Victorian-era coastal hotels still operating in Maine. Its owners have a home on the Island and are dedicated to preserving the hotel's historic roots while providing its loyal and new guests with a fresh and always-improving experience.

Monhegan Island, a natural paradise of woods & rocky shores is a small community of lobstermen and working artists. Most of Monhegan 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. It also has a thriving village with stores, post office, galleries - even its own micro-brewery and coffee roaster!

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About Island Inn

The Island Inn has 32 guest rooms, artist residence and operates an in-house restaurant and a free-standing cafe, the Barnacle, located on the town wharf.

Established with the objectives of providing a unique take on coastal cuisine paired with a magical setting, our 60+ seat fine-dining restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner to very loyal hotel guests and the public. We passionately utilize the bounty of the coastal terrain, as well as cultivate our own gardens and greenhouse with a variety of organic/heirloom produce and micro-greens. 

Ideal Candidate

If you enjoy working as a part of a team, are excited to meet new challenges and want to work in an environment with high standards for quality of service, then you are our ideal candidate. We are looking for energetic, hard-working and responsible individuals with professional standards to work in all areas of our business. The ideal candidate should be willing to be cross-trained to work in either multiple positions within a department or across departments. We believe in creating a fun, but challenging environment where a little extra effort by everyone on the team turns a good guest experience into a great one!

Room and Board

Island Inn supplies free, clean on-site housing for all seasonal staff. All the accommodations, which have been recently renovated, are dorm style with mostly single and a few double rooms. Room type selection is based on seniority. Three home-style meals a day are included at no charge.  We work hard to provide varied and nutritious meals.  We also try to accommodate vegetarian and/or vegan staff members as much as we possibly can.  Shared refrigerator, laundry, and WIFI/Streaming Video are also provided at no cost. The staff's daily quality-of-life while working on the Island is very important to us.

Getting Here and Getting Around

Since Monhegan Island is located 11 miles off the coast of Mid-Coast Maine, it's only accessible by daily ferries from 3 different locations, Boothbay Harbor, New Harbor (seasonal) and Port Clyde (year round).  The closest major airport is located in Portland with bus service to Rockland, the closest city to the ferries.  Since there are no cars on the Island, parking is located on the mainland.  The Island is a hiking paradise with 12 miles of trails, spectacular ocean-edge cliffs and no paved roads.

For Fun

Spending a summer on Monhegan is a memorable experience. Many of our staff are returnees - outdoor enthusiasts, artists, and world travelers. You can enjoy the safe and beautiful natural environment of the island (12 miles of breathtaking trails along the highest headland cliffs on the East Coast) while gaining valuable skills. Make lasting friendships with co-workers and guests from around the world and soak in the serenity of this remote location. It's been said that there's nothing to do on Monhegan, but that there's never enough time in a day to do it!

How to Apply

Can you commit to a full season of work from May 28th through October 11th?

If so, please email a brief cover letter, resume, and references to apply. Please check out our website to learn more about our hotel and Monhegan Island.


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