ANNUAL SEASONAL POSITIONS – “PELICANS”
Message from Star Island CEO Joe Watts:
My Pelican summers were some of the most enriching and enjoyable experiences of my life. It is always rewarding to see Pels bond with our guests, the island, and each other in ways that can last a lifetime.
So, what makes a successful Pelican? In addition to normal qualifications, like being reliable, responsible, hard-working and presentable, we seek candidates (18 years or older) who will be especially safe, cooperative, and respectful, who can thrive in the close working and living quarters of our remote setting.
Beyond these essential attributes, we will be strongly focused on candidates who would contribute to our mission of hospitality and participate in forming a healthy island-wide community.
We appreciate your consideration of what we are looking for in our Pelicans. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
Chief Executive Officer
End of Season Pelican Applications
We are looking for applicants (18+ years of age) who can work at least a full week (preferably longer) during the period of mid-August to mid-September. As a special incentive this summer, applicants who work 3 or more weeks will get a $100 bonus at the end of their employment.
We encourage all applicants to send in a supplementary cover letter and/or resume to accompany their application. That can be mailed to our office or emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
First time applicants are required to have two references completed for their application to be considered complete. References from family members are not accepted. Additional reference forms are encouraged but not required.
Warning: the on-line application form will time out after 10 minutes. If you do not receive a confirmation email your application has not submitted correctly.
If you have never worked on Star Island, you must submit two reference forms. These could be from an employer/supervisor, professor, advisor or school guidance counselor, principal, teacher, minister or religious education director, etc. References from family members will not be considered. Additional peer or character references (beyond 2 required references) are encouraged.
Your application will be considered incomplete until both references received.
Please provide your references the link to our online reference form:
(Or download a hard copy)
General Information for Pelican Applicants
Click here to learn more about working on Star Island and for a description of each of the positions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Click here to see a list of frequently asked questions about the Pelican hiring process.
Click Here to learn how we select our Pelican staff from amongst a large pool of applicants.
Hiring Process Timeline
Applications for End of Season are accepted on a rolling basis with preference given to those received by the end of June. We will continue accepting applications for EOS until any vacant positions have been filled.
Please note: email communications regarding your application will be sent by our Office Manager, Kate Brady (email@example.com). Please be sure you add her email address to your safe senders list so you do not miss out on any messages regarding employment with Star Island.
Hear from past Pelicans about their experiences on Star Island:
A Busy Summer
A Pelican Summer: Music Director
A Pelican Summer: Bellhop Supervisor
Pelicans Take Flight (pg 38)