Employer Spotlight: Great Roles For A Laid-Back Lifestyle in Massachussets Including Housing!

Employer Spotlight: Great Roles For A Laid-Back Lifestyle in Massachussets Including Housing!

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Getting the right J1 job is, let’s face it, a really important aspect of your summer. Not only is having one before you head to the airport compulsory since 2015, but you’ll need to support yourself while in the US meaning a good chunk of your week will be at work.

Not all J1 summer jobs are created equal but thanks to our Recruitment Dream Team Fergus and Sean, each week we feature some of the most in-demand roles available via your j1online.ie portal.

This week, we’re heading to the gorgeous, laid-back surroundings of Cape Cod and Nantucket, just outside Boston and the perfect place for a chilled summer.

Wequassett Resort and Golf Club, Cape Cod

Roles Available:

Prep Cook, Hostess, Recreation Attendant, Server Assistant, Server


$3.75-$12.00 per hour + TIPS!

About Wequassett

Nestled on the elbow of Cape Cod, this meticulously landscaped hideaway has something for everyone! Wequassett hosts visitors from around the world and offers world-class accommodations, dining, and recreational facilities in a relaxed atmosphere with warm personal service. We are very excited to expand our team to include Work and Travel USA participants this summer. We take pride in our passionate and energetic staff and hope you will join us!

With easy access to public transportation, you can take a trip into Boston, to the tip of the Cape, or out to the islands during your free time. Remember to keep an eye out for whales if you venture to the islands!

Although Wequassett Resort and Golf Club does not provide housing, they do provide strong assistance in finding housing by offering many referrals and leads on houses, apartments, and cottages that are for rent to seasonal workers.

Must complete online pre-interview assessment to apply: https://wequassett.talentplushire.com/jobs/

Bartlett’s Ocean View Farm, Nantucket

Roles Available:

Cashier, Stocker, Kitchen Counter Customer Service, Garden Centre Customer Service


$13.50 per hour

About Barlett’s

Enjoy the laid back New England Island life of Nantucket, by working with the widely acclaimed Bartlett’s Ocean View Farm. Bartlett’s Farm is Nantucket Island’s oldest and largest family-owned farm.

Seven generations of Bartlett’s have been farming the same land since William Bartlett arrived on Nantucket in the early 1800’s. While we still grow a wide variety of vegetables in the fields, our business has expanded greatly to support many families.  Our employees and interns come from all over the United States and as far away as Argentina, Kosovo, Brazil, Haiti, Jamaica, Indonesia, China, Vietnam, England, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, Australia, Spain, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Albania, Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Switzerland, Turkey, Guatemala, Chile, Columbia, Poland, Russia, Bulgaria and Italy.

Want to be part of something special?  Bartlett’s Farm is a historic family farm dedicated to sharing our passion for Farm Fresh Food, good times and a sustainable environment.  Housing provided is $150 a week and transportation to farm is a short 15-minute bike ride.

Something Natural Sandwich Bar, Nantucket


Food prep


$11 per hour + TIPS


Something Natural is a popular sandwich shop and bakery located on Nantucket Island off the coast of Cape Cod, MA. We make good things to eat! Come try our piled high sandwiches on our fresh baked bread and award-winning cookies! We organize beach parties,

Ice cream socials, employee meals and movie nights for all the staff, to show you all that Nantucket has to offer. We provide housing for our employees for $130 a week and it’s only a mile and a half away from the business!

Wee Packet Restaurant, Cape Cod


Line cook, server


$10.50 per hour


The Wee Packet Restaurant opened its doors in 1949 and has been serving loyal customers for the past 65 seasons. Always aiming to please, we strive to provide an authentic Cape Cod experience for your family and friends. We have located minutes away from the popular Dennis Port beaches and serve the freshest of local seafood alongside other popular options, to the delight of our many customers.

Students enjoy that we are open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner so they can work many hours. We are a fast paced restaurant that offers quality food and service.  We are not a fast food restaurant but we are casual gourmet. There is great 2nd job potential in the area, however most students have found that our Restaurant offers great hours.

The beaches are close and with the new Cape Flyer train, students can explore Boston on their days off. We offer our own housing at $125 a week where students will be living right next to the restaurant in a house. The house is within a few steps right to work! The house is fully furnished, and has a grill to allow for BBQs.