Employment Opportunities 2019

Hermit Island Campground is looking for people to fill several important positions this season.  To apply, please call Donny Wallace, manager, at our office in Bath, Maine to request an application and set up an interview.  (207)442-7616


Job title: Off-season campground host/maintenance worker

Work during the pre- and post-season weeks to help our Maintenance staff open and close the campground and to be available in a host/ranger/security capacity for off-season camping. 

The job is open to a couple or single individual who would like to stay at the campground during the off season (mid-May - mid-June AND/OR after Labor Day through Columbus Day) in exchange for a minimum of 20 hours a week of work. There is the possibility of working during the regular season as well - negotiable. 

Camping for this person or couple is on a private site - it is not one of our campground sites available to the public, although it is within the campground. Access to potable water is nearby.

Requirements: Must live on site at least 5 nights/week including both Friday and Saturday nights.

Job title: Reservation Desk Clerk

This job includes handling reservations by phone, by mail, and in person, filing paperwork, processing payments, and working the desk in the Kelp Shed.  This person will be welcoming guests, answering questions, and helping to make each camper's experience enjoyable.

Requirements: Applicants need to be able to use a computer to process reservations and perform other office tasks, and to have a personality suited to working well with the public.

Seasonal:  June 20 - Sept. 3                           

Six days a week including some weekend and PM shifts (until 10 PM)


Must have reliable transportation.

Possibility of on-island housing if person is not local.

Job title: Area Crew

Work with a team of people responsible for the cleanliness and general upkeep of the campsites and bathroom/shower facilities, primarily, but also beaches, roads, paths, and other areas within the campground as needed. Main responsibilities include mowing and weed-trimming, raking, sweeping, cleaning and re-stocking bathrooms and showers, shoveling out fire pits, splitting and stacking wood, picking up litter, and helping to keep trash barrel areas neat. Other duties could including painting, collecting bottles for recycling, and helping members of the Maintenance crew.

Seasonal: May - Oct., with possible work from late April until mid-November

Six-day weeks during the peak summer season, Jun - Aug.

Requirements: Strong work ethic, self-directed and motivated, enjoy working outdoors

Possibility of on-island housing if the applicant is not local.  If local, reliable transportation is required.

Job title: Gift Shop Clerk

Work in the gift shop selling merchandise to campers, restocking, and keeping track of inventory.

Seasonal, part time: ~ 24 hours/week, June 21 - Labor Day.

Sun. 9:00-1:00 and 4:30-7:30

Mon. 10:00-1:00

Tues. 4:30-7:30

Wed. 10:00-1:00 and 4:30-7:30

Thurs. Off

Fri. 4:30-7:30

Sat. Off

Possibility of additional hours working in the Store.

Requirements:  computer skills for cash register system and inventory management, the ability to carry bulky boxes of merchandise for short distances, and a friendly, upbeat personality.

Job title: Campground Security Worker

Monitor the campground during nighttime hours from 8 - 12 PM using a golf cart or other vehicle. Be available to help campers. Hours may vary slightly depending on how busy it is. 

Seasonal, part time: work up to 6 days a week  June 21 - Labor day

Job title: Gate worker

Work in the gate house at the entrance to the campground monitoring incoming and outgoing vehicles, checking people in, providing information to campers.

Seasonal, up to 6 days a week.   June 21 - Labor Day


Job title: Store clerk

Run the cash register/credit card machine, stock shelves and coolers, check in and put away orders, order new merchandise, maintain store cleanliness, cook lobsters, make coffee, answer campers’ questions.

Seasonal: June - Sept.