Looking for work on Martha's Vineyard? More jobs are being posted every week as the 2013 season gets underway. Bookmark our Jobs on MV topic page and check it frequently for updates to find your perfect Martha's Vineyard job.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Part-time jobs on Martha's Vineyard brought me into contact with famous people, a naked stranger and eventually my future. Summer, winter or year-round: How many jobs have you had on the Island since you started working?
Like a lot of my peers, I started my Martha's Vineyard employment career as an off-the-books babysitter. It was a cash business, and a profitable one for an 11- to 14-year-old living at home with no overhead. I can't remember what I charged — $2 an hour? $4 an hour? $10 a night? But other details, like the sound of Paul Simon singing "Kodachrome" on the radio, are unforgettable. At 12 I worked as a summer helper for Tish DeKoven at the Mullen Way Nursery School, in its original Mullen Way, Edgartown location. Tish was my first "boss" and treated me very well, paying me a $5 bill for each shift. Stay Patched in! Follow Martha's Vineyard Patch on Twitter | Like Martha's Vineyard Patch on Facebook | Sign up for the daily email with links to …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Who's hiring, on and off Martha's Vineyard? Bookmark our jobs page and check it frequently for the latest updates.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Calling all line cooks, bakers, sandwich makers, servers and bartenders: The hiring season is underway on Martha's Vineyard.
In another sure sign of the advancing season, job notices from Martha's Vineyard businesses are beginning to pop up like crocuses in the spring. Increasingly, local managers are using social media to get the word out: On Twitter, the Scottish Bakehouse (@bakehousemv) recently tweeted that the acclaimed bakery is "Hiring Line Cooks and Bakers....leave name, number and relevant experience at counter or email us!" (According to the bakery's website, the address is email@example.com.) On Facebook, Skinny's Fat Sandwiches announces: Hey Friends, We are going into our tenth season at Skinny's down here on the vineyard! We can finally announce that we have partnered with one of the biggest bars on the island! We will open up for the …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Jona Zguri works about 70 hours a week to pay her school tuition at American University in Bulgaria.
Q. How long have you been coming to Martha's Vineyard to work? A. I've been working at the Oak Bluffs Inn for the past three years and also at Jimmy Seas Restaurant for the past two years. Q. Are the from the island? A. No, I'm from Albania. I go to school in Bulgaria. Q. Why did you decide to come work on Martha's Vineyard? A. I came to work to pay my tuition. Q. So why did you choose to come to Martha's Vineyard and not somewhere else in the United States? A. It's a tradition with me and my friends. People from our school came here and we just followed them. Q. What do your parents think about you coming to work here? A. They think it's fine that I'm doing something for myself. But they are worried a little too. Q. So with two jobs, how …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Sanzhar Asanakunov is enjoying his first summer on Martha's Vineyard working at Coop de Ville in Oak Bluffs.
Q. What do you do here at Coop de Ville? A. My job is to prepare for the opening at the establishment. We open at 11am. I clean the place, the kitchen and the outside. Around 12pm I go home and go to the beach. Q. How long have you been working on Martha's Vineyard? A. It's my first time here. It's my summer job. I've been here for two weeks. Q. Where are you traveling from? A. My home is in Kyrgyzstan. It's in Central Asia. Q. Why did you come to Martha's Vineyard? A. Last summer my sister told me it was a cool place. She said you can find good jobs and meet cool people. It's not very dangerous. And you know, if you want to go to the beach it's right here. Q. Are you a student? A. Yes. I go back in September. I am in the architecture …
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Lucas Amarins is all smiles when he talks about his summer job at Menemsha Blues.
Islander Lucas Amarins will be back at Martha's Vineyard Regional High School in the fall, but this summer he's working at Menemsha Blues in Vineyard Haven. We caught up with him between selling t-shirts and sun visors to find out what he loves about his job and working on Martha's Vineyard Q. How long have you been working at Menemsha Blues? A. I actually started here in the beginning of June. Q. How long have you been living on Martha's Vineyard? A. I'm from Vineyard Haven. I live here year round, I was born here. Q. What is your favorite part about working at Menemsha Blues? A. Actually you meet a lot of people and it's a lot of fun to show them around. It's really fun. Q. Are you going back to school in the fall? A. Well I'm 16 …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Nino Rurua, a native of Georgia, is working at The Sweet Spot in Oak Bluffs for a second summer.
Nino Rurua is here for a second summer all the way from the country of Georgia that sits between Turkey and Russia. Rurua works at the Sweet Spot in Oak Bluffs. The Sweet Spot is an ice cream and candy shop located in the Dockside Marketplace. Rurua took a break from scooping chocolate cones to talk to us about what it's like to work on Martha's Vineyard. Q. Where are you from? A. Georgia. Q. Why did you come to Martha's Vineyard? A. This year I am doing economic training. I'm the manager assistant. Last year I was doing a work and travel program. Q. Why did you come to Martha's Vineyard as opposed to somewhere else in the United States? A. I was participating in a program that organizes work and travel on this specific island. A lot…
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Micheli Lynn has been working at the Black Dog Wharf for only a couple weeks and already loves it.
Micheli Lynn just started working at the Black Dog Wharf, but she already loves her job. She was just about to take her lunch break when we caught up with her to find out more about her working life on Martha's Vineyard this summer. Q. Where are you from? A. I grew up in Vineyard Haven, but I was actually born in New Mexico. So here they call me a "wash ashore" not an islander. Q. Do you have any other jobs? A. Last summer I worked at Sweeties Cupcakes, but I found this job and I love it here. Q. What's your favorite part of working here? A. I really just love interacting with people and making everybody feel comfortable. Q. What do you like most about living on the Vineyard? A. It's a beautiful place to live. You're surrounded by …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Nicole Perkhurst has been working at Tisberry for the past three years. Perkhurst is from Chilmark, but she comes to Vineyard Haven to work 40 hours a week because she likes her job.
"I would have to say my co-workers and my boss are the best part of my job," said Nicole Perkhurst of her job at Tisberry Frozen Yogurt in Vineyard Haven, "and I get free smoothies." For now, Perkhurst is content working at Tisberry, but in the future she wants to be an art therapist. Her favorite part of working in Martha's Vineyard is the atmosphere. "It's cool," she said. "It's fun to work here...we listen to music and make froyo and smoothies all day."