On the Island

End-of-Season and Close-Up Pelican Positions Available

Interested in joining the 2007 Pelican community?

Star Island Corporation hires nearly 100 seasonal positions each year—people who hold these positions are called “Pelicans.” We are now accepting applications for end-of-season and close-up positions.

Towards the end of our conference season, many Pelican positions open up due to staff members with outside obligations (returning to school, etc.). The majority of the end-of-season openings are between mid-August and mid-September. Preference is given to those who can work the greatest amount of time.

Close-up will begin on September 18 and run through the end of October. Priority is given to applicants with specific work experience needed to close the conference center. Those skills range from housekeeping to maintenance. Ability to work independently and to make mature decisions is necessary.

Applicants should be 18 years of age or older, although during the end-of-season we will consider 16 and 17 year olds.

Positions may be filled on a rolling basis; the final deadline for applications is Monday, July 16th, 2007. The application is available in downloadable PDF format or as an online form from our Seasonal Jobs page.

On the Island

Conference Waitlist Update

Your diligent conference registrars have been submitting their latest registration information to us this week, and we have now updated the Calendar page with some waitlist information.

All Star I, All Star II, International Affairs, and Life on a Star I are currently reporting a waitlist. Contact the relevant registrars for details—short waitlists can sometimes clear due to cancellations!

On the Island

The Scoop on Manager’s Cottage

Some conferees have been getting in touch with us to ask questions about Manager’s Cottage, the new housing option for the 2007 season.

Manager’s Cottage is a cozy house on the main footpath between the front porch and the chapel. Traditionally it has housed the island manager or other staff. This year we are pleased to make it available for the first time to conferees as housing for your stay! The Cottage’s three bedrooms, living room, and bathroom make it an ideal comfortable space to share with extended family or groups of friends.

Manager’s Cottage features:

  • 3 double bedrooms
  • Private bathroom with shower* and hot water sink
  • A first-floor living room for socializing with chapel view
  • First-floor suitable for small children

You may request the entire cottage or inquire about partial availability—check your the registration page for rates and contact your conference registrar today to see if Manager’s is still available!

We’ve prepared a flyer with the above information, in case you want to print it out and share it at a church meeting or with friends & family.

* Shower use is only for registered guests of Manager’s Cottage. Showers will be allowed only on regular conference shower days.


Star Island Newsletter

Star Island Newsletter

Winter/Spring 2007

Volume XXXIII, Issue 1

    Inside this Issue:
  • A Pel’s Reminiscence
  • From the Development Office
  • From the Executive Director
  • From the President
  • Passages
  • Poetry: Pass the Stick

On the Island

Natural History Conference Update

NHC has confirmed their boat times—conferees will depart Rye on June 23 at 2:00 p.m. and depart Star on June 30 at 8:15 a.m. (These times supersede those listed in the Blue Book; please confirm all times with your registrar before traveling.)

In addition, NHC has extended their application postmark date to May 1, 2007. Registrations postmarked before then will be treated as if postmarked on May 1. Registrations postmarked after May 1 will be accepted, space available, according to postmark date. The room and board deposit and registration fee are refundable until May 12.

Visit the Registration page and Calendar page for more details.

Please note that several other conferences have extended their application dates in light of this year’s Blue Book production delay. From now on, we will generally post notifications about changes on this News page and the most up-to-date information is always available on the Calendar page.