Monhegan House

Step back to the future on Maine's most famous island!

Monhegan House is our island's oldest continually run guest lodging and has been welcoming seasonal visitors since the 1870's. Offering 26 casually comfortable rooms and exceptional cuisine, our customers value our clean and simple accommodations as well as our hospitable staff.

The Monhegan House is located on Monhegan Island, ten miles out to sea. A small (about 1,000 acres, approximately 1-1/2 miles long and 1/2 mile wide) coastal Maine island with a tiny year round community. More than 75% of the island is comprised of untouched wildlands protected by a local land trust. Access is by privately run ferry services from three separate mainland locations.

About Monhegan House

We operate a takeout facility which serves pizza, salads, sandwiches, ice cream and more. We also host events such as weddings as well as painting workshops, birdwatching groups and even knitting, yoga and energy/wellness medicine retreats. We are noted for our food as well as our cleanliness and friendly atmosphere. More than half of our customers are repeats who look forward to their visit as they have become part of the family.

We are committed to making every customer feel right at home whether they are visiting for the first time or returning year after year.

Many of our employees cite a season at Monhegan House as one of the most unique and rewarding experiences they've had. Whether they were seeking a break from the hustle and bustle of the city or were looking to pursue their passion for painting, they managed to spend a summer making new friends, enjoying the outdoors and learning to manage life on a small, remote island.

The Employee Experience

Experience the miles of trails through unspoiled wildlands. Take a picnic to the backside and its majestic shoreline. Discover your inner artist. Follow the spring and fall songbird migration. Check out a favorite author from our library and read it next to the surf at Lobster Cove. 

Ideal Candidate

Monhegan House is looking for seasonal employees who possess a commitment to service, attention to detail and the ability to work and coexist well with others. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a mature attitude and professional demeanor as well as a sense of humor and the ability to appreciate a diverse customer base.

Room and Board

Room and board are provided on-site free of charge. Dorm-style living with shared bathroom facilities. Single and shared bedroom situations. Breakfast and dinner are served. Lunch available as self serve. High-speed wireless internet. Coin operated washing machine available for staff. Employee discounts are offered in both takeout facility and our dining room and guest rooms. 

Getting Here and Getting Around

We are located on a small island (1-1/2 miles long by 1/2 mile wide) ten miles off the mainland. Passenger ferry service is offered from Port Clyde, Maine. Nearest airports are Knox County Regional, Bangor and Portland. Taxi and car services available from airports to ferry. There are no cars on the island, so save your gas money and leave yours at home! Transportation around the island via your own two feet.

For Fun

On your days off, here are all the awesome things you can do! Paint a picture. Hike the 17 miles of trails. Visit the museum. Make music. Read. Write. Take a picture. Go to church. Fish. Get back to basics and the things that make us human! Slow down and enjoy a summer of the peaceful beauty and splendor that is island life!

How to Apply

Please complete and submit our online application form (Google forms) as well as providing a current resume (submit via email to  We will contact you to arrange an interview if required.

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