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Cultural Exchange in Rhode Island

Applications for this program are now open for Summer 2018! Click "Apply Now" to submit your application for an amazing summer experience in Rhode Island!

New for 2018! - Spend your Summer on beautiful Rhode Island!  Ocean House is an incredible property, beautifully positioned beachside, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Ocean House is part of the global prestigious Relais and Châteaux group and also has the honour of being Forbes triple Five-Star rated, one of only eleven properties around the world to hold this title.

Also included with the program is the chance to work at the luxurious Weekapaug Inn, a sister property of Ocean House located within five miles, perched on the Rhode Island shoreline. Working as part of the Ocean House Management Collection will provide you with highly sought-after training and skills, the chance to share your culture and make friends for life on this Summer experience unlike any other!

As a participant on this program you will spend your summer working for a world leading hospitality brand, Relais and Châteaux. Here, you will be located at one of the following properties;

  • Ocean House
  • Weekapaug Inn

This unique work opportunity will give participants an insight into hospitality at its best, offering you a highly sought-after experience and the best industry training, all whilst being able to share your culture and make friends for life.  

A key philosophy of the OHM team is to provide their guests with exceptional, discreet and professional service, so the property are seeking only those who can provide remarkable service and are willing to put the work in to ensure each guest’s experience is personal and of the highest quality.

Participants will work in a variety of roles such as Food & Beverage Operations, Spa Attendants, Guest Reception, Retail Associates, Pool Attendants, Leisure Activities, and Housekeeping. Participants will be paid an hourly wage and will be guaranteed a minimum of 32 hours per week. The Management team are there to ensure their program participants hava a great and rewarding time, and arrange several Team Member social events such as Theme Park excursions and trips to the Mall.

Check out all that these exclusive properties have to offer!

Participants on the program will be required to obtain a J-1 Summer Work and Travel visa through Yummy Jobs and will be able to work for a period of time as outlined by the Relais and  Châteaux Group of properties.  Upon completion of the program, participants will have up to 30 days to travel within the United States.  Participants must then return to their home country upon completion of the program.

Let Yummy Jobs take you on an amazing adventure to Rhode Island next summer...

On this program, you will spend your summer working in Rhode Island, earning a competitive hourly wage based on your job position. Participants will work in one of the following roles:

  • Food and Beverage Operations
  • Hotel Front Desk
  • Retail Associates
  • Spa Attendant
  • Pool Attendant and Activities
  • Housekeeping

Participants will be paid an hourly wage depending upon role and/or location. This ranges from $4.50 USD per hour for tipped positions, and from $10.50 USD per hour for non-tipped positions. Participants will be guaranteed a minimum of 32 hours per week, however typical work schedules will be between 32-45 hours per week. 

Pre-arranged company housing is provided by Relais and Châteaux and is a mandatory requirement for program participants. Rent is charged at $100 USD per week and will be automatically deducted from payroll. Accommodation costs are fully inclusive of bills and internet connection. Participants will be required to live in shared accommodation for the duration of the program, sharing a room with between one to three program participants.

Company housing is located around 5 miles from the host properties. Company transportation is provided to your work location.

Application Dates

  • Applications for Relais and Châteaux for Summer 2018 are now open!
  • Applicants are required to be available for the full program dates in order to be considered. The program dates for Summer 2018 are Sunday 10 June 2018 - Saturday 15 September 2018.

Interviewing Process

  • The pre-screen interviewing process with the Yummy Jobs Team will commence from November 2017. Applicants will be invited to a pre-screen interview via phone call
  • If successful, applicants will then be invited to attend a final interview via Skype with the Relais and Châteaux Recruitment Team

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To participate in the Summer Work Travel USA program with Relais and Chateaux, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be at least 18 years of age at the time of application.
  • Speak fluent English.
  • Be currently enrolled in full time education within the U.K or Ireland, studying towards a foundation or undergraduate degree.
  • Have successfully completed at least one full semester of study before the program commences. Candidates can also participate on this program immediately following their final year of study.
  • Be available for the full program duration. The program runs from June - September each year.
  • Participate in cultural exchange activities during the program.

If you have any questions regarding eligibility for the program please contact a member of the Yummy Jobs Team!

Participants on the Relais and Châteaux International Program will be required to submit the following fees:

Program Fee:

Full Placement Program Fee inclusive of visa sponsorship, medical insurance, SEVIS Fee and support £895.00 GBP (please note this program includes a pre-arranged job and pre-arranged housing)

Additional Fees for Summer 2018:

  • Criminal Background Check Fee = £85.00 GBP
  • U.S. Embassy Appointment Fee = $160.00 USD
  • Courier delivery of passport = Free to £30.00 GBP
  • Return flight to the United States = Varies

Post-Arrival Fees:

  • Weekly Accommodation Costs - $100 USD per week (automatic payroll deduction)
  • Additional supporting funds between $350.00 - $750.00 USD are recommended

OCEAN HOUSE

Ocean House sits high on the bluffs of Watch Hill, Rhode Island, overlooking a private stretch of beach with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean, Montauk and Block Island.  Inspired by the Victorian architecture prevalent in the great houses of the Watch Hill area, the Ocean House evokes a timeless elegance that captures the residential ambiance of the area’s turn of the century summer estates.  As one of only eight Forbes Triple Five Star resorts in the world, this beachfront Relais & Châteaux property features 49 guest rooms and suites and 18 Signature Suites, farm-to-table casual and fine dining, the impeccable 12,000-square-foot OH! Spa and more than 10,000 square feet of event space.    

Our brand character is our unique style, and it relates to every aspect of the guest experience: our product, our processes, our architectural and interior design, our identity, our marketing, and, most importantly, our people. They shape the way we do things, and they are at the center of what differentiates us from our competitors. Whether in the kitchen, dining room or administration, our motivation is creating memorable experiences for one another and for our guests. We ask that our associates take initiative, act with integrity and humility and work together to uphold and build upon our standards.

Check out the breathtaking Ocean House, Rhode Island:

Click HERE for futher information on Ocean House

WEEKAPAUG INN

Reopened in fall of 2012 after a $20 million renovation, Weekapaug Inn is located in the peaceful community of Weekapaug, Rhode Island, with sweeping views of Quonochontaug Pond and the Atlantic Ocean just beyond. Inspired by classic Cape Cod style, the building is covered with red cedar shingles, accented by dark brown trim and red shutters. The property features 31 guest rooms, including four two-bedroom Signature Suites, with farm-to-table fine and casual dining, and boutique event space. In January 2013, just three months after opening, Weekapaug Inn was invited into the prestigious Relais & Châteaux association. 

Our brand character is our unique style, and it relates to every aspect of the guest experience: our product, our processes, our architectural and interior design, our identity, our marketing, and, most importantly, our people. They shape the way we do things, and they are at the center of what differentiates us from our competitors. Whether in the kitchen, dining room or administration, our motivation is creating memorable experiences for one another and for our guests. We ask that our associates take initiative, act with integrity and humility and work together to uphold and build upon our standards.

Check out the beautiful Weekapaug Inn, Rhode Island:

Click HERE  for further information on Weekapaug Inn

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Destination

Rhode Island, USA

Resort

Relais and Chateaux

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Program Terms & Conditions

THE FACTS:

PROGRAM DATES: June 10 2018 - September 15 2018

PROGRAM DURATION: 3 months + 30-day travel period

ROLES AVAILABLE: Food & Beverage Operations, Spa Attendants, Hotel Front Desk, Retail, Pool Attendants, Leisure Activities, Housekeeping

WAGE: From $4.50 USD per hour - tipped positions / From $10.50 USD per hour - non-tipped positions

HOURS: Minimum of 32 hours per week / Average 32 - 40 hours per week

HOUSING: Company shared housing is provided nearby - $100 USD rent per week

TRANSPORTATION: Provided by the Employer