Staff FAQ2020-12-05T23:04:32+00:00

Staff FAQS

Surrounding Area2019-10-03T13:16:50+00:00

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.


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).


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 Facilities2019-10-03T13:30:54+00:00

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.

Days Off2019-10-03T13:30:35+00:00

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.


Salaries at Tyler Place are very competitive and reflect each staff member’s experience, expertise, certifications and position. 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.). We expect you to take your job seriously and to strive to do your best at all times.  Paychecks are distributed every two weeks.

All staff are eligible to receive a bonus of up to $400 at the end of the season. The amount of bonus received is based on a variety of factors including (but not limited to): adherence to contract dates, condition of housing, job performance, attitude, proper use of the time clock, punctuality and respect for Tyler Place policies and property.


All applicants interested in working here must be able to work from May 25 to September 11, 2021 (exceptions may be made for outstanding candidates).  In addition, applicants need to have completed at least 2 years of University by June 2021 (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 2021.

J-1 Visa2019-10-03T13:56:32+00:00

International Students who are applying to work at The Tyler Place must get their J-1 Visa through one of the following sponsor organizations that we work with: CCUSAInterExchangeResort Leaders, or IENA.  You need to check with these organizations to make sure you can work in the USA for the dates listed above (each country has specific date requirements).  If this is your first time working in the USA, you must apply as a First Timer. You cannot apply as a Direct Placement or Returnee. If you are applying for a Counselor position, you can use CCUSA or InterExchange.  If you are applying for a Support Staff position you can use CCUSA, 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.

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