The Hedges

Job title:
The Hedges
Location:
Skype interview
Employer region:
New York

Work description

Blue Mountain Lake has a coffee shop, a small convenience store and deli market, an art gallery and concert venue, a public beach, the Adirondack Experience history museum, and a boat marina. 

The Hedges provides a friendly work environment. Members of the Hedges hospitality staff will interact with guests, fellow staff members, and The Hedges management throughout the 2019 season. The Hedges provides opportunities for international staff members to practice and improve their English language skills, and to learn other skills that can be helpful in their future employment. The Hedges is known for its service, and staff members must be friendly, helpful, accommodating, attentive to detail, and willing to work alongside other American and international staff members.

Required specific qualifications

Preferred Start Dates

Jun 15 2020 - Jul 01 2020

Preferred Finish Dates

Sep 30 2020 

Description of working conditions

Hospitality staff duties include:
•Wait staff responsibilities, including providing breakfast and dinner meal service to Hedges guests, serving food and drinks, setting and clearing tables, and dealing in United States currency.
•Housekeeping duties, including cleaning rooms, vacuuming, changing linens, cleaning bathrooms, and doing laundry.
•Other tasks assigned by The Hedges managers, possibly including gardening, straightening the beach area and kayaks, office work, and setting up and cleaning up after special events.

Hospitality staff can expect to earn at least $15 per hour (including tips), and up to $18 to $22 per hour (including tips) at some times during the season. Housing costs are low ($85 per week), and meals are provided free of charge when working a shift, which enables our hospitality staff to save a lot of their earnings.

Hourly wage

$7.50 /hour + tips 

Working time

Minimum 40 hours per week

Accommodation cost

Rent: $85/week

Deposit: $100

Accommodation description

Hospitality staff housing, located in nearby Indian Lake, includes a living room area, a full kitchen that can be used to prepare meals during staff free time, 2 1/2 bathrooms, laundry, television and Internet. Hospitality staff share a bedroom. The house is within walking distance to small stores, a movie theatre, and restaurants.

Description of the area

Blue Mountain Lake has a coffee shop, a small convenience store and deli market, an art gallery and concert venue, a public beach, the Adirondack Experience history museum, and a boat marina. There is also an extensive hiking trail system, kayaking, paddle-boarding, and several islands for swimming and other recreation that are available during staff free time. Students are allowed to use The Hedges facilities, including the tennis court and watercraft. The Hedges offers a number of choices for day trips and some overnight trips for its staff in their free time to regional attractions such as Niagara Falls, Lake George (amusement park, miniature golf); Lake Placid (Olympic Village and shopping); Indian Lake (white water rafting); Inlet (horseback riding); Saratoga Springs (concerts at the Performing Arts Center); Raquette Lake (boat cruise); Long Lake (4th of July fireworks, pontoon plane flight); Tupper Lake (the Wild Center); and Old Forge (water park).

Provided by Host

Time off to travel and visit other students throughout the country when our schedules allow. We provide transportation to nearby events whenever possible.