Employment at Lark Hotels

Master of Miscellaneous

Lark Hotels is seeking a jack of all trades who possesses endless energy, tireless enthusiasm, and a willingness to help with all aspects of hotel and restaurant operations.  Do you have what it takes to be our Master of Miscellaneous Stuff?  It is critical that you have a willingness and desire to travel to various locations near and far as staffing needs arise. The ideal candidate will be self motivated and a quick learner, hard working, drama free, and extremely flexible. On any given day, the work assignment can change, so a desire and willingness to be taught, and to learn new things will make you successful in this role.

Requirements:

  • Superior attention to detail
  • Flexible lifestyle (100% travel)
  • Self starter with a keen sense of priority
  • Expert multi-tasker
  • Easygoing personality
  • Desire to learn
  • Well spoken & friendly

Because of the transient nature of this position, in any given week you could be in multiple states, helping at several properties or you could be stationed at one property for an extended period of time.

It’s hard to predict what a typical month could look like for someone in this position, but to give you an idea: on week one you may be in Nantucket working in housekeeping, and Stowe waiting tables.  The following week you could be heading to Newport to assist with breakfast service, Portsmouth for an event and Martha’s Vineyard for maintenance projects. Your next project may be in Camden closing down Whitehall or helping with opening and then you may be headed to California to help cover vacation days for management.

Compensation:

  • $34,000
  • Daily meal allowance while traveling, monthly car stipend, housing provided while on site

Are you up for this challenge? If so please submit:

A position specific cover letter, resume, two references, and availability to Careers@larkhotels.com

Start Date:  Immediately for training.

 

Please respond to Careers@larkhotels.com

Employment at The Attwater

GUEST SERVICES CONCIERGE POSITIONS ­ THE ATTWATER, NEWPORT RI

Lark Hotels is looking for full and part time guest service concierge crew members for the upcoming season at The Attwater a boutique hotel located in Newport, RI.

Responsibilities of the position include guest reservations (phone and online), hospitality and concierge service, some baking and prep of baked goods and breakfast items for the following morning, light cleaning, and other tasks related to the operation of the property. We will provide training.

The right candidates will be friendly, attentive, hard­working, forward­thinking, detail oriented and trustworthy, be able to receive feedback and able to work as part of a team. Familiarity of Newport is a plus.

Hours will fall between 5:00pm and 10:00pm 4 nights a week including at least one weekend evening; and/or 10:00am to 5:00pm 3 days a week and we are looking for someone who has a flexible schedule during their work week or a combination of all.

Start immediately to train.

Please send resume, references and availability to Careers@larkhotels.com

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Employment at Captain Fairfield Inn

General Manager, Captain Fairfield Inn, Kennebunkport ME

Lark Hotels is seeking a full-time, year round live-in manager for the  Captain Fairfield Inn, located in Kennebunkport, Maine.  Kennebunkport is a world-class resort destination offering fantastic white sand beaches and a beautiful historic village with galleries, shops and amazing restaurants.  Our well-acclaimed inn is one of the best performing and most respected Inns in Kennebunkport.  

We are seeking a high energy individual or couple who can assume responsibility for all inn activities, who have presence and poise in relating to guests, and who possess the organizational and computer skills necessary to manage the office.  We are seeking a hard-working, forward-thinking and honest individual and/or couple who can learn quickly, communicate effectively with us, and offer first-class hospitality while being attentive to the needs of the business.  We will of course offer training.

The Innkeeper is to perform all duties of running the Inn:  i.e. guest reservations, hospitality and concierge service, preparation and service of our signature small plate breakfast for Inn guests, bed making and laundry, property maintenance, gardening (lawn maintenance is provided by an outside service), purchasing and cost control, some accounting of revenue and expenses, preparation for holiday events, and participation in annual renovation projects.  The Inn has been well-maintained for the past 15 years (or more), but there are always some ongoing or somewhat deferred maintenance issues that we will ask you to work on.  Celebration of food is a central concept at the Inn, and as such is a focus for the Innkeeper.  One of our goals is to grow our sales of wine, beer and small plates, which are also prepared by the Innkeeper.

Requirements include exceptional interpersonal skills, polished telephone and email skills, superior attention to detail, computer and organizational skills, some housekeeping and maintenance skills, and the abilities to multi-task, take initiative, and to employ situational thinking.  Must be willing to be trained, show excellent follow-through, and be comfortable receiving feedback.  Having culinary training or formal experience and/or carpentry/construction experience are qualities that would make applicants more attractive to us and that would be utilized at the Inn.  

This job requires a full-time commitment in all aspects of the job.  You must be familiar and comfortable with the demands of a 24/7 job.  Although the team at Lark Hotels will be readily available to answer questions and provide input, the Innkeeper is expected to assume responsibility for any issues or tasks that arise related to the operation of the Inn and maintenance of the building, though all of those items may not be named in this description.  The Innkeeper is expected to utilize all skills that they possess to operate the inn to the best of their ability.

The Inn offers nine rooms and operates at annual occupancy rates between 55% and 65%.  Highest occupancy for the Inn is June 1 through October 31.  During this season the Innkeeper hires and trains housekeepers who perform the heavier cleaning duties.  The Innkeeper is expected to make beds, do laundry and replace amenities as well as supervise and work with the housekeepers to assure that quality standards and timeliness expectations are met.  The housekeepers work varying shifts during the week; if there are no housekeepers on the schedule due to low occupancy the Innkeeper does all of the housekeeping.  Due to our coastal location, occupancy in the quiet season months (November through May) is much lower, and therefore the Innkeeper is responsible for all housekeeping in the quiet season.

As a management company, we are not involved in the on-site daily operations of the Inn.  However, we make scheduled trips to Kennebunkport to check in and meet with you.  We conduct the bill payment, accounting and tax preparation, budgeting, revenue and expense management, marketing, website maintenance, property improvement planning, and issues that arise that are most appropriately handled by the management company.  Although we are not on-site, we review most reservations via our online reservation system, we monitor purchasing when we receive invoices and receipts, and in general we like to keep close tabs on what is happening at the Inn.  Therefore it is important that the Innkeeper be able to communicate with us in a clear and positive manner.  While we are interested in hearing new ideas and suggestions from the Innkeeper, it is important that the overall operation of the Inn remains consistent with our expectations.  We hope that the Innkeeper brings their own personality and creativity to the Inn, and expect that this is balanced with continuity in the Captain Fairfield Inn experience from one Innkeeper to the next.  

The owners of Captain Fairfield Inn also own a 3 bedroom house in Kennebunk which is a going to be rented as an Airbnb.  Because they do not live in the area, they ask that the Innkeeper serve as a local point of contact for renters.  This may include showing the house to potential renters, checking on it if unoccupied, being available for key pick up (at the inn) and answering questions about the area.  Housekeeping will be included in these duties.  

Compensation includes salary, and we provide a studio apartment in the Inn with utilities included.  This living space cannot accommodate anyone other than the innkeeper/Innkeepers and with permission the Innkeeper’s partner and is not suitable for children.  Any pets must be approved by Lark Hotels.  We also offer valuable training in revenue and expense management if desired.

Our hotel,apartment and grounds are non-smoking, and we expect that the managers will model this by being non-smokers.

The Innkeeper is given two weeks of vacation time per year.  The inn is open on all holidays except for Christmas, when it is closed for the nights of December 24 and 25.

Start: On or about October 15, 2017 for training

Please submit resume, references, and availability to Careers@larkhotels.com

 

 

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Employment at Whitehall

Guest Services Associate - Whitehall, Camden, ME

Lark Hotels seeks a guest services associate for Whitehall, a 36 room boutique hotel located in Camden, ME. We are seeking a guest services crew member to join our team on a part time seasonal basis.
Responsibilities: When you are at the Hotel, you will be a representative of our boutique brand. Shift tasks will include guest reservations (phone and online), checking guests in/out, hospitality and concierge service, some set up and breakdown of breakfast, light cleaning, some administrative tasks, and other tasks related to the daily operation of the property. We will of course provide training.
Qualifications: Reliability is a must. The right candidate will be friendly, attentive, hard-working, forward-thinking, detail-oriented and trustworthy, able to receive feedback and able to work as part of a team. Familiarity with Camden, its culture, events and geography is a plus. Hours will be approximately 30 hours a week and weekend hours will be necessary.

If interested please submit resume, two references and your availability to Careers@Larkhotels.com.

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Employment at Field Guide

General Manager Couple/Individual - Field Guide

Lark Hotels is seeking a full-time, year-round management couple/individual for our boutique hotel and restaurant located in Stowe, VT.

Field Guide is a perfect location for our guests to experience the active, the nostalgic and the unexpected, from our rustically luxe hotel. With 30 spacious suites and rooms and an onsite restaurant, Field Guide provides the perfect place to begin (and end) a Vermont journey. We are seeking a high energy couple/individual who can assume responsibility for all hotel and restaurant activities, who have presence and poise in relating to guests, and who possess the organizational and computer skills necessary to manage the office. We are seeking a hard-working, forward-thinking and honest couple/individual who can learn quickly, communicate effectively with us, and offer first-class hospitality while being attentive to the needs of the business. We will offer training.

The manager couple/individual is to perform all duties of running the property: i.e. guest reservations, hospitality and concierge service, preparation and service of a small plate gourmet breakfast baskets for hotel guests, bed making and laundry, property maintenance, gardening, purchasing and cost control, some accounting of revenue and expenses, preparation for holiday events, participation in annual renovation projects, and oversight of the onsite restaurant. The restaurant has a kitchen manager and front of house restaurant manager but the GM will have oversight of the entire property and will need to step in in the absence of staff.

Requirements include, food and beverage experience, exceptional interpersonal skills, polished telephone and email skills, superior attention to detail, computer and organizational skills, some housekeeping and maintenance skills, and the abilities to multi-task, take initiative, and to employ situational thinking. Must be willing to be trained, show excellent follow-through, and be comfortable giving and receiving feedback. Having baking training or formal cooking experience and/or handyperson experience are qualities that would make applicants more attractive to us and that would be utilized at the hotel.This job requires a full-time commitment.

Applicants must be familiar and comfortable with the demands of a 24/7 job. Although management support will be readily available to answer questions and provide input, the manager/couple is expected to assume responsibility for any issues or tasks that arise related to the operation of the hotel and maintenance of the building, though all of those items may not be named in this description. The manager/couple is expected to utilize all skills that they possess to operate the hotel to the best of their ability.The hotel offers 30 rooms and suites, and operates at seasonal occupancy rates between 75% and 95%. During the season the manager couple hires, supervises and trains housekeepers who perform the heavier cleaning duties. The manager couple/individual is expected to expedite and support housekeeping, do laundry, supervise and work with the housekeepers to assure that quality standards and timeliness expectations are met. Housekeepers typically work a 30 - 36 hour week over 6 days during the highest occupancy months. The manager couple will be supported by a staff including an assistant manager and guest services associates. Occupancy in the shoulder season is lower and staffing can be more challenging. During these times, it may be necessary for managers to participate more actively in housekeeping duties.

As a management company, we are not involved in the on-site daily operations of the hotel, however, we make scheduled trips to Stowe to check in and meet with you. Lark Hotels conducts the bill payment, budgeting, revenue and expense management, marketing, website maintenance, property improvement planning, and issues that arise that are most appropriately handled by the management company. Although we are not on-site, we review most reservations via our online reservation system, we monitor purchasing when we receive invoices and receipts, and in general we like to keep close tabs on what is happening at the property. Therefore it is important that the manager couple/individual be able to communicate with us in a clear and positive manner. While we are interested in hearing new ideas and suggestions from the management couple, it is important that the overall operation of the hotel remains consistent with our expectations. We hope that the management couple/individual brings their own personality and creativity to the hotel, and expect that this is balanced with continuity in the hotel experience from one management couple to the next.

Field Guide is a Lark Hotel and part of a growing group of boutique hotels located in iconic coastal destinations in the North East of the United States and California. It is vitally important that our management team subscribe to the notion that our hotel guest’s relaxation is our top priority.

Compensation includes salary, as well as a stipend after the first 6 months of employment. We also offer valuable training in revenue and expense management if desired. Our hotel is non-smoking. We expect that the manager couple will model this by being non-smokers.The manager couple/individual is given 14 days of vacation time per year during a period when the hotel may either be closed or during the slower season.

START Immediately for training

Please send resume, three references, and availability to Careers@larkhotels.com

Job Type: Full-time

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Guest Services Associate - Field Guide

Lark Hotels is seeking guest service associates for Field Guide, our boutique hotel in Stowe Vermont. Become part of our hard-working crew, enjoy a positive work environment, interact with guests and assist us in all aspects of hotel operations! This is also an excellent opportunity to learn about the hospitality business if desired.

If this sounds appealing to you, please read on for more details.

***Responsibilities: When you are at the Hotel, you will be a primary representative of our boutique brand. Shift tasks will include guest reservations (phone and online), checking guests in/out, hospitality and concierge services, social media, working to support management, and other tasks related to the daily operation of the property. We will provide training.

Qualifications: Reliability is a absolute must. The right candidate will be friendly, hard-working, forward-thinking, detail-oriented and trustworthy, able to receive feedback and able to work as part of a team. Must be able to lift 35lbs. Familiarity of Stowe, its culture, events and geography is a plus.

Start: Immediately for Training

Please send resume, references and availability to Careers@larkhotels.com

Please respond to Careers@larkhotels.com

Employment at The Hotel Portsmouth

Guest Services Associate - The Hotel Portsmouth

Lark Hotels is seeking a guest service associate for our boutique hotel, The Hotel Portsmouth, in Portsmouth, NH.

We are seeking a high-energy, hard-working, forward-thinking and trustworthy person who can learn quickly, relate to guests with presence and poise, carry out tasks efficiently and accurately, and communicate effectively with us. We will of course provide training.

The responsibilities included in this position are varied: responding to inquiries and taking guest reservations via phone, online, and through third-party sites, guest check in and check out, providing hospitality and concierge service, attending to breakfast by replenishing items, bussing tables, and cleaning up at the end of service, some cleaning, some laundry tasks, and assisting in keeping the property neat and orderly, office work related to the guest reservation system and organization of reservation paperwork, some social media, and other tasks related to the daily operation of the property, though they may not be named here.

Guest Services crew members are cross-trained for the housekeeping position so that they can fill in when needed. In addition, we would welcome input on packages and special offers, posts to our blog and social media sites, and any other initiatives that help us meet our goals.

Days/Hours: Shifts will vary but will be between 7:00am and 10:00pm.

This is a full time position.

Start Date: Immediately for training

If interested please submit cover letter, resume, references to Careers@larkhotels.com

 

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Employment at Summercamp

Guest Services Associate - Summercamp

Lark Hotels is seeking guest services associates for Summercamp, our boutique hotel located on Martha's Vineyard. Become part of our hard-working crew, enjoy a positive work environment, interact with guests and assist us in all aspects of hotel operations! This is also an excellent opportunity to learn about the hospitality business if desired.If this sounds appealing to you, please read on for more details.

***Responsibilities: When you are at the Hotel, you will be a primary representative of our boutique brand. Shift tasks will include guest reservations (phone and online), checking guests in/out, hospitality and concierge services, social media, working to support management, and other tasks related to the daily operation of the property. We will provide training.

Qualifications: Reliability is a absolute must. The right candidate will be friendly, hard-working, forward-thinking, detail-oriented and trustworthy, able to receive feedback and able to work as part of a team. Must be able to lift 35lbs. Familiarity of Martha's Vineyard, its culture, events and geography is a plus.

Start April 15 for training

Please send resume, two references and availability to Careers@larkhotels.com

 

Please respond to Careers@larkhotels.com

Employment at The Hotel Salem

POSITIONS FOR THE ROOF and COUNTER AT THE HOTEL SALEM

Lark Hotels is excited to start interviewing for full and part-time positions for the newest restaurants in our collection, The Roof at The Hotel Salem (THS).  Located on the pedestrian walkway in Salem the restaurant is a stone's throw to the Peabody Essex Museum and walking distance to all of Salem's attractions.  One of a kind in Salem, The Roof is a roof top seasonal restaurant and bar which will be open for the month of October and then reopen in May.   Counter is located on the main floor for the hotel restaurant and will open in early November.

The following positions are needed:  Front of the house: servers, bartenders, buses, runners, hosts, barracks, baristas; Back of the house: cooks, bakers and dishwashers.

All levels of experience welcome, we will train the right candidates to create a dynamic team.

If interested please submit a current resume, references, and availability to Careers@larkhotels.com

Start on or about September 20 for training.

 

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POSITIONS FOR THE HOTEL SALEM

Lark Hotels is excited to start interviewing for positions for our newest addition to our collection, The Hotel Salem (THS).  Located on the pedestrian walkway in Salem, the hotel is a stone's throw to the Peabody Essex Museum and walking distance to all of Salem's attractions.  When open at the end of September this fully renovated 44 room hotel will have a roof top seasonal restaurant and bar, event space in the lower level and a restaurant located off of the lobby that will open in early November.

Interviewing for the following positions:   Guest Service Associates, Housekeepers, greeters, bellmen, houseman/maintenance, night auditor.

All levels of experience welcome, we will train the right candidates to create a dynamic team.

Start on or about September 20, 2017 for training.

Please send your resume and references to: Careers@larkhotels.com

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