Seeking an Adventurous Couple That Wants to Live on a Small NorCal Island and Get Paid
This unique job opportunity includes running an inn at a former lighthouse.
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Ever since a group of preservationists successfully won permission to renovate a century-old lighthouse and take over its maintenance in 1980, the East Brother Light Station has offered guests a unique overnight opportunity not far from the Richmond–San Rafael Bridge north of San Francisco. Now its resident managers are moving on, and leaving a rare opportunity behind.
According to SF Gate, “The current operators, Che Rodgers and Jillian Meeker, will be handing over the keys to the 1874 lighthouse turned bed and breakfast to the right couple. Applicants should be prepared to do everything it takes to keep the place running, including ferrying the guests to the .7 acre outpost on the water.
“The successful candidates will be a couple, one of whom must possess a Coast Guard commercial boat operator’s license,” the not-for-profit which operates the location wrote in a press release. “They will operate the five-room inn, serving both dinner and breakfast, as well as providing ferry service for guests and all other tasks from chef to maid. High quality culinary experience and capability will be a critical qualification. The inn is open four days a week, and the island is also available for day use and special events. The new keepers will start in mid-April 2019, allowing two weeks for training.”
You can read more about the lighthouse, the open position and how to apply here.
The restoration is thanks to a $5 million donation to the nonprofit land trust.
Did you know the red beacon on the spire continuously blinks the word “Hollywood” in Morse code?