Live the Island Life

Have you ever thought about spending a summer living on an island? South Bass Island is located just three miles from the mainland but it is truly a world apart. In the summer months the island’s five hundred year round population swells to more than three thousand residents and a million visitors from around the world.

The island atmosphere provides a unique opportunity to experience life from a different prospective. The Crew’s Nest, along with its parent company Island Resorts, is one of the largest employers on Put-in-Bay. If you have a strong work ethic, a great personality, and enjoy people we have a position for you. Many of our employees are here gaining work experience while completing internships in hospitality related fields.

Whether you enjoy working on the water around boats, in the water as a life guard, behind the bar, table side as a server, or perhaps in the kitchen working under some of the best Chef’s in the business…The Crew’s Nest has just the opportunity you are looking for. We invite you along on the summer adventure of a life time. Bring your smile…this truly will be the best summer of your life.

Experience of a Lifetime

Employment Opportunities

The Crew’s Nest has avariety of positions are available: Bartenders, Servers, Hostesses, Bussers, Marina Office Assistants, Dock Attendants, Line & Prep Cooks, Dishwashers, Housekeepers, Lifeguards.

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    Additional Employment Information

    A crisp, clean appearance is essential. Your manager will detail your specific uniform. Front of the house uniform consist of a polo shirt, appropriate length tan/khaki shorts, pants, skirts, clean athletic shoes or deck shoes. You are required to wear belt and socks at all times. Pool Guards must wear a red bathing suit. Work shirts are available when you arrive to the island for a small fee.

    We offer clean, affordable and safe dormitory style housing. The apartments are only a 5-minute walk to work. Each room has a bathroom and an efficiency kitchen with refrigerator and microwave. Laundry facilities are available at the dorms. Full use of game and TV room.

    Meals are available at the Crew’s Nest restaurants at a discounted rate.

    Additional Information to Foreign Exchange Students

    Upon arrival to US you will need to apply your social security card! You may do so immediately after you enter the country. If you arrive to N.Y. City, Social Security Office is located on 237 West 48th Street NY, between Broadway and 8th Avenue. Office is on the 5th floor. It is close to the Port Authority bus station (Greyhound bus station) on Manhattan. Phone number is 1-800-772-1213. Social security number and card application and the list of all necessary documents are available online ( If you need assistance in filling out your application and gathering documents we will be happy to help. Once at your work site the office manager can answer your questions and instruct you how and where to apply. The nearest Social Security Office is located in Sandusky, Ohio.

    Personal hygiene items are available on the island, but it is less expensive to purchase them in advance (you will need your own towels). There is no pharmacy, so bring any prescription medications you may need. Pack several pairs of long pants and several long-sleeved shirts or sweaters for the cool weather in the Spring and late Summer. Pack several pairs of socks and underwear, shorts, short-sleeved shirts, and comfortable work tennis shoes. Several pairs of tan colored pants or shorts are required as part of your work uniform. These items are not available on the island. DO NOT forget to bring an alarm clock.

    If you fly into New York, take a bus from New York, NY to Sandusky, OH ( Upon arriving to Sandusky, call City Service Taxi (419-626-1361) ($25) to Port Clinton (OH) Jet Express Dock (, phone # 1-800-245-1538). Purchase a one-way ticket to Put-In-Bay from the Jet Express ticket window. Once you arrive on the island make your way to our office (460 Bayview Ave.) for your room assignment. You will be given a “tour” of the property and introduced to your supervisor.