Centerplate Steamship Authority

Job title:
Centerplate Steamship Authority
Skype interview
Employer region:
Cape Cod

Work description

Centerplate is a recreational food service business operating throughout the U.S., Canada, Hawaii, and in  various countries around the world. Centerplate food services can be found at ski resorts, stadiums (both  NFL, college, and major league baseball), transportation areas, convention centers, and museums, to name  a few! Here at Centerplate-Steamship Authority on Cape Cod, Massachusetts we operate the “Grab & Go”  concession counters on the Steamship Authority ferry vessels.

No matter where you work throughout our organization you’ll be helping the Steamship Authority serve as a lifeline to the beautiful islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket helping us provide transportation to island residents and visitors alike.

We are able to interview and hire friend groups, but not couples.

Description of working conditions

Counter Help:​ Counter help at our “Grab & Go” concessions on board the Steamship Authority ferry  vessels traveling to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket islands. Serve soups, sandwiches, snacks, pastries,  and beverages to our guests.

Delivery:​ ​Take in deliveries from our vendors, stock shelves, rotate products, fill orders from our ferry  concessions, ride with our drivers to deliver food products to our "Grab & Go" concessions on board the  ferry vessels, assist in our kitchen as needed, keep our commissary clean. Heavy lifting. Shifts begin early  in the morning and end late in the afternoon.

Kitchen Help:​ Prepare sandwiches, salads, soups, pastries, packaging, that we sell on board the  ferries at our "Grab & Go" concession counters, keep kitchen and dishware clean and organized.  Shifts  begin early in the morning and end in the late afternoon. There are ​5 positions available



Uniform / Dress code

Uniform shirts are provided. Bring a good pair of sneakers (any color), light tan cotton pants or knee length shorts, Capri, or ankle style. Please, no facial or tongue piercings, or exposed body piercings. Tattoos on the arms and legs are acceptable. All other tattoos must be covered. Long hair for both women and men must be tied back. Men with beards and/or mustaches must have the beard and/or mustache trimmed to ½ inch.

Hourly wage

All positions will make $12.75/hour, paid weekly. There is a drug test upon arrival.

Payment terms

All positions will make​ $12.75/hour, paid weekly.

Working time

Work Hours:​ ​You should expect to work ​35 - 40​ ​hours​ ​per week ​throughout the summer. Hours are full  time and the schedule includes varied shifts. The schedule is published one week in advance. There is  opportunity for overtime hours. 

Work Start Dates: ​You should plan your U.S. arrival so you can begin working ​15– 30 June.  


Accommodation cost


Accommodation description

Employee housing is a house with a house manager on property. Shared bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, common area, and WiFi are included. Rent is $125.00 cash per week. The security deposit is $200.00 cash upon arrival . The security deposit is refundable if rent is paid in full and there is no damage or unclean conditions left by Exchange Visitors. We also work with local landlords for room rentals. Private landlord housing generally offers shared bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen privileges and WiFi. Most private landlords also charge about $125.00 per week, cash payment. Private landlords may also have a refundable housing deposit at about $200.00 or less, cash, upon arrival. Distance from housing is generally about 1-2 miles away. You can walk, bicycle, or take the bus or trolley.

Description of the area

Cape Cod and the Islands offer beautiful beaches, water sports, a national seashore, famous lighthouses, quaint towns, great restaurants and shopping boutiques, museums, such as The Whaling Museum on Nantucket and the JFK museum in Hyannis, whale watches, and even celebrity sightings. Cape Cod also has a large mall located in Hyannis, and movie theaters, both large and small. You can also easily visit Boston.
Favorite locations to visit are, Harvard, MIT, JFK Library, and several Boston Museums and landmarks.