Staff FAQS

Surrounding Area

Housing

Meals

Use of Facilities

Time Off

Benefits

International Staff

Important Dates

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Surrounding Area

The Tyler Place is located in northwestern Vermont, on Lake Champlain, in the town of Highgate Springs.  The surrounding area is rural and hilly and composed primarily of summer camps, residential homes and small dairy farms.  There is no public transportation, but The Tyler Place has a van that goes into St. Albans and Burlington once or twice per week to give staff an opportunity to shop and do their banking.

Housing

The Tyler Place provides free housing.  Housing is located on The Tyler Place property and is within a 5-15 minute walk to work. Men and women live near each other, but in separate buildings. Most of the dorms have washing machines and dryers (free of charge).  Linens, pillows and towels are provided by The Tyler Place.  Most dorms do not have kitchens but all have a refrigerator, microwave and toaster.  We expect that you will keep your rooms, bathrooms and shared living spaces neat and clean (there’s an inspection once each week).

Meals

Staff are provided with 3 free meals a day (plus an evening snack). Meals are served buffet style in the Staff Dining Room at the Inn. All staff are expected to bus their own dishes and utensils and keep the dining room and buffet area picked-up.  Staff are given 6 passes to eat in the Guest Dining Room during the summer.

Use of Facilities

Staff are invited to participate with guests in some scheduled daytime activities when their schedules permit and on a guest first basis. Staff are also welcome to attend evening guest entertainment events and to mingle with guests on a social basis. During scheduled time off, staff may use the pools, canoes, kayaks, sailboards and sunfish as well as the fitness center and tennis, volleyball and basketball courts. However, at all times we ask that you respect our “guest first” policy and to be friendly, helpful and courteous whether on or off duty.

Time Off

All staff get one or two full days off each week. Weekends tend to be our busiest time, so plan on being scheduled for Saturdays or Sundays (or both). Due to the length of our season and the difficulty in scheduling, we cannot accommodate special requests for time off.  If you are hired, you will be expected to work the schedule you are given. Should something unexpected come up, your department supervisor will try to accommodate you, depending on the situation and availability of alternate coverage.  Please wait and do your traveling after the season is over. We offer special trips, excursions and events for staff during the summer so you’ll have an opportunity to shop, visit other areas, and experience activities on and away from The Tyler Place property.

Benefits

In addition to competitive salaries, all staff receive meals while on duty, use of resort facilities (on a guest-first basis) and are eligible to receive a bonus at the end of the season. Housing is provided free for international and out-of-state staff.

Most staff work full time (about 40 hours per week) and opportunities exist to make extra income (babysitting, assisting with housekeeping duties, working overtime in your department, etc.).

International Staff

Eligibility: All applicants interested in working here must be able to work from May 24 to September 9, 2023, and should have completed at least 2 years of University by June 2023 (or have completed one year of University and have at least one year of experience traveling and living away from home). We give preference to applicants who will be at least 20 by June 2023.

J-1 Visa: International Students who are applying to work at The Tyler Place must get their J-1 Visa through one of the following visa sponsor agencies: CCUSA, InterExchange, Resort Leaders, or IENA.

If you haven’t already, it would also be helpful if you’d fill out our online application and submit it as soon as you have a chance so we have a better idea of the positions you’re interested in and can start a file for you.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at tyler.otis@tylerplace.com.

Important Dates

We are open from May 26 to September 9. We understand that some staff members will have to leave us earlier than September to return to college, however we require that all staff must arrive by May 23. Department-wide orientation begins the morning of May 24th.

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