The Kelley House

Main Street
Menemsha Beach
Martha's Vineyard Sunset
Edgartown Harbor
North Water Street
Ginger Bread House in Oak Bluffs
Kelley House Bikes
Kelley House Pool
Harbor event
Art Gallery
4th of July
MV Sharks Baseball Game
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The Newes
Wave Bar
4th of July

Experience Rewarding Job Opportunities and Martha's Vineyard Summer Fun in 2018

Celebrated as one of the oldest hotels in America, The Kelley House opened its doors in the year 1742 and has been providing exceptional service since!

Martha's Vineyard is a beautiful island located off of the coast of the Cape Cod, Massachusetts area. Its pristine beaches, amazing sunsets, and charming New England towns, provides many fun summer adventures!

About The Kelley House

The Kelley House operation includes approximately 50 guest rooms and cottages, a high volume pub restaurant, and a pool bar.  The hotel opened its doors in the year 1742, and its team has been providing exceptional service since.  It is also celebrated as one of the oldest hotels in America!

The Newes Pub menu is a unique blend of American and British pub food also featuring local favorites. The team prides itself on offering some of the most highly rated, limited-release, New England draft beers.

Ideal Candidate

Kelley House team members…

  • Are committed to excellence in all they do
  • Are friendly and love making a positive difference in the experience of others (guests, coworkers, vendors, etc.)
  • Works well with others
  • Are reliable and dependable
  • Practice integrity as well as a strong work ethic and positive attitude
  • Don’t mind working flexible schedules and can easily adapt as challenges arise
  • Are comfortable living and working in a small town setting and are excited to live on an island surrounded by beautiful beaches
  • Meet the qualifications for the respective roles

Room and Board

Shared dormitory style housing is available to seasonal team members as space allows.  All rooms have a small fridge.  There is a shared dormitory kitchen area and microwaves available as well.  Rent is $125 per week.  There is also a $100.00 housing deposit. 

Most cell phone services work here, but we encourage team members to check with their carriers before arrival.

Employee Perks

Perks & Benefits

  • Explore Martha’s Vineyard
  • Create memories and friendships that last a lifetime
  • Bi-weekly opportunities to win paid days off and cash prizes 
  • The chance to meet people from all over the world
  • Competitive wages
  • Countless beaches to explore
  • Opportunities to explore surrounding areas (Boston, Providence, Cape Cod, New York)
  • Shift meals provided

Getting Here and Getting Around

Martha’s Vineyard is accessible by both ferry and plane.  The island does have an airport, but there are also cheap bus rides that one can take from Boston, MA or Providence, RI to the ferry terminal in Woods Hole, MA.

While having a car on the island would be a convenience, it is not an absolute necessity.  The island has a public transportation system that enables one to get around.  Many of our team members have also found either bringing a bicycle or purchasing a bicycle to be beneficial.

For Fun

New friendships and good times await you on Martha’s Vineyard!  Countless beaches, amazing sunsets, and nature trails are waiting for you to explore, and numerous shops are available for you to enjoy. There are venues to choose from when it comes to hanging out, enjoying dinner, or having a few drinks at one of the islands many bars, nightclubs, and restaurants (many of which feature live music).  While Martha’s Vineyard is an island, there is a regular grocery store as well as a natural food store available along with many farmers’ markets in the summer.  During the summer, the island is also home to the Flying Horses Carousel, water sports galore, a movie theater, a playhouse, a mini-golf course, and several other golf courses as well.

Our Jobs

The Kelley House has seasonal and year-round opportunities.  Start dates for seasonal positions range from March through June, and end dates range from August through December.  Preference may be given to those who can start by early May and can stay through end of October, but all are welcome to apply!

Below are the many seasonal & year-round positions that are accepting applications at the Kelley House:

  • Front Desk Supervisor, & Agents
  • F&B Supervisor
  • Servers, Bartenders, Hosts, Bussers
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeping Supervisor
  • Housekeeping (Room Attendants, Housemen, Laundry, Public Space)
  • Line Cooks & Dishwashers
  • Maintenance/Ground Staff
  • Recreation Attendants

Supervisory & management level positions may be available in your interested area!


We do hire international students and work with Intrax as our J-1 visa sponsor.  To learn more about opportunities for international students and begin the application process, please CLICK HERE for the Intrax website.

How to Apply

Click APPLY HERE to see available positions and to apply, and to complete an online application.

Our recruiting process is on-going, and we will be accepting 2018 applications until all of our positions are filled. 

The Kelley House is an equal opportunity employer.  We take pride in the diversity of our staff, and we seek diversity in our applicants.

Thanks for your interest in employment with The Kelley House!

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