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Work in a Yacht Club in Devon, NY – apply by January 5

Friday, December 30, 2011 by

Screenshot of the Devon Yacht Club website

Devon Yacht Club

Devon Yacht club is located on Long Island, New York, i.e. practically in New York City. And as if that’s not enough, working in a yacht club is totally one of the definitions of a proper summer job! Oh and accommodation is free and couples and friends can apply together.

So hurry, and apply for one of 5 positions opened in the Yacht Club. Devon Yacht Club is a private club with a restaurant, tennis courts, and docking facilities.

Here’s how it will work:

  1. Apply for the Full-Service Work & Travel program as usual. See “How to apply” in the program description.
  2. Your complete application packet has to arrive to us before January 10th.
  3. At the end of January you will be interviewed by the employer via Skype.
  4. In the event you wouldn’t be selected by this employer, you will be placed by the program sponsor with a different employer – the program guarantees you a job placement!

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS: Your English must be 7 or better on the scale from 0 to 10, where 0 is a person who doesn’t speak English at all, and 10 is a native English speaker.

Job description and information is as follows. Please note that while you can indicate a preference for location/position, the final decision where you’ll be assigned will be made by the employer.


The Devon Yacht Club is known to be a destination area for people all over the country. We are steps away from some of the best beaches in the USA. There are walking trails and shopping nearby, accessible by bike. Fishing is also a major attraction in the area.


Waitstaff: waiting tables in club restaurant, other duties as assigned. Highest Level of English and prior US work history required. Previous relevant work history in food and beverage preferred.

Runners: serving food to tables, clearing tables, other duties as assigned. Highest Level of English and prior US work history required. Previous relevant work history in food and beverage preferred.

Dishwasher: washing dishes, cleaning kitchen, other duties as assigned. Basic English skills required.

Office: answering phones, taking reservations, other duties as assigned. Native English speaking applicants required.

Tennis Desk: managing tennis court reservations, lending equipment, other duties as assigned. Native English speaking applicants required.

Work dates

Arrival Date Range: June 5th to June 13th
Departure Date Range: September 30th to October 5th

Departure in mid-September is acceptable only if you can arrive before May 26th, 2012.

Wage rate

$8.00 per hour. Plus free room and board, meals, laundry, internet access, cable TV, bicycle access!

Work hours

This job consists of a 6 day work week. You will expect to work approximately 10am-3pm and 6pm-11pm. Hours may be more or less depending on business levels. You can also expect 1 full day off per week and 1 additional shift off. Hours per week range from 40 to 52.
Job requires the occasional moving of tables and chairs. You should expect a fast-paced work environment and be courteous, friendly and respectful of co-workers and club members. You should be able to carry 35 pounds.


Housing is provided at no cost, and is dormitory style, with 2 beds per room. Bathrooms and showers are communal with separate quarters for males and females. There is one computer available for internet access, and you are able to bring their own laptops which can connect to free Wifi.


Meals are provided at the club at set meal hours.


Provided by employer.

Placement with Friends

No preference for male/female ratio, couples ok, friend groups ok.

IMPORTANT: This program placement has been arranged by the program sponsor InterExchange, Inc. APEX Foundation is not involved in arranging jobs, accommodation and insurance. We only administer the application process and help share experiences of previous participants. See our Terms & Conditions for full details.


10 Responses to “Work in a Yacht Club in Devon, NY – apply by January 5”
  1. Paramdeep Singh Lamba says:

    I am from india. May I know the fees for this
    program ?

  2. Sultan says:

    Hello !! Im going to USA this summer with Program “WORK AND TRAVEL” so I’d like to go in NY( I think) and I have question to you…. can I make a Job offer with this vacancy?

  3. Sultan says:

    Im from KAzakhstan by the way((((((( As I understand this offer only for Europe people RIGHT???

  4. Sultan says:

    ((( its unfair(((((

    • admin says:

      We agree. You can apply for this program though http://www.apex-foundation.org/work-and-travel-usa-apuwtfs/ No special offers at this time, but other than that, no difference. But it’s important to keep in one’s mind that the fact that he/she applies for a special offer doesn’t mean that he/she also gets hired! So don’t dwell on the specials too much, and if you want to visit the US in summer, go ahead and apply for the other program. Oh, and be quick your complete application packet and payment has to be delivered to us before the end of January, and it takes time to put it all together!

  5. naomi says:

    hi i am only 17 years old living in scotland and wondering if i am able to work if i’m under 18?

    • admin says:

      Hi Naomi, this is a special placement offer for participants of this program http://www.apex-foundation.org/work-and-travel-usa-iexwtfs/. Only full-time tertiary students, i.e. currently studying for at least a bachelor’s degree can get the J1 Work & Travel visa. Assuming that you are not yet studying for the BA, we will be happy to help you apply as soon as you are in the first year of college. October is the best time to inquire, now it is getting very late.

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