Employment Opportunities

Let’s Get Back to Work!

Job creation and securing the best candidate(s) to meet your business needs are key to Economic Recovery. In an effort to assist our membership with filling their full-time, part-time, and seasonal positions, this page has been created under the Economic Development section of our website.

Chamber members are welcome to email job fairs, employment open houses, and job listings to joanne@chincoteaguechamber.com for inclusion on this new resource page.

 

Education & Outreach

Department of Labor and Industry – Registered Apprenticeship Program. Learn more.

Veteran’s Community for Education & Outreach monthly meetings take place the first Thursday of each month from 10:30 am to 12:00pm at the Virginia Career Works Onley Center (VEC Office). 


Job Fairs & Open Houses



Business Opportunity

Steve's II Express Deli, Subs & Convenience Store - Food truck available for rent $2500/month includes space, water, electricity, and trash. Great location with year round potential. Call 757-336-7377 or stop by 6761 Maddox Blvd Chincoteague for more information. -   [Updated 4/17/2024]


Job Listings

A&N Electric Cooperative - hiring for various positions. Those interested in applying can see the full job description at https://www.anec.com/co-op-careers.  A link to the cooperative's Employment Application can also be found there. To apply, please complete the employment application and send it, along with your resume, to  careers@anec.com. [Updated 11/1/2023]

Accomack County Public Schools - hiring teachers, specialists, paraprofessionals, cafeteria, building and grounds, and bus drivers. Apply now by calling 757-787-5754. [Updated 11/1/2023]

Best Western Chincoteague Island - is looking to add to their hotel family with year round and seasonal positions, including a breakfast hostess.  If the satisfaction of cleaning appeals to you, if only working 9 - 3 fits your lifestyle, if attention to details as well as a customer friendly attitude are your strengths then call or stop by Best Western Chincoteague. [Updated 4/9/2024]

Bill's PRIME Seafood & Steaks - Upscale restaurant seeking customer focused, friendly staff for all positions. Par-time or full-time, lunch and dinner. Experience preferred but not necessary. Top dollar for qualified candidates. Open positions include: servers, prep/line cooks, general utility persons, bussers. Apply in person at 4040 Main Street. [Added 3/4/2024]

Blackfin Island Grill & Tapas Lounge - hiring dedicated and passionate employees for the following positions: hosts, dishwashers, servers, kitchen prep, and line cooks. Offering competitive wages in a fun/fast paced work environment. To apply, stop by the restaurant and ask for an application. [Added 4/9/2024]

Bottom's Up Tiki Tours - hiring mates for the 2024 season. Applicant must have strong customer service skills, 21+ years old, have reliable transportation, and enjoy being on the water. If interested, send them a FB message.

BYOC Build Your Own Cookie - hiring front of house employees and cookie bakers for their Chincoteague location. Front of house details. Cookie baker details. [Added 3/18/2024]

Captain Zack's Seafood - hiring all positions. Text 757-894-0788 [Added 2/14/2024]

Don's Seafood Restaurant & Chattie's Lounge - hiring all positions - Front of House Manager must have experience, dishwashers, line cooks, waitstaff, and bartenders. Stop in to apply, email donsseafoodgm@gmail.com or call 757-336-5715. [Added 3/8/2024]

Chincoteague Bay Field Station - Now accepting applications for their 2024 Education Team! This is the perfect job for someone looking to start or advance their experiential environmental education career. Every day you'll get truly hands on, feet wet as you lead programs for learners of all ages in a beautiful and unique coastal ecosystem. For more information and to apply visit HERE. Learn more about internship opportunities HERE. [Updated 5/20/2024]

Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce - hiring a full-time Membership & Visitor Services Coordinator who is an enthusiastic and motivated individual to work closely with the chamber membership and visitors to the island. A cheerful, positive attitude and ability to work within a small office setting are essential. This position requires working in the chamber office and does not offer health insurance benefits. View the full job description and how to apply. [Updated 5/14/2024]

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge - hiring Park Ranger (Fee Collector) GS-0025-04 from May – October 2024. Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge protects beach, dune, marsh, and maritime forest habitats. Originally established in 1943 to protect migratory birds, this refuge is now one of the most visited in the United States. This gem of Eastern Virginia is a birder's paradise, as well as the home of cultural treasures such as Assateague Lighthouse and the world-famous Chincoteague ponies. The refuge is seeking, full-time, temporary fee collectors (not to exceed 180 days), to assist with entrance fee collection/pass sales and other Visitor Services activities. 

Activities fee collectors will be assisting with include:
- Collecting fees and selling passes (primarily at entrance fee booths) and safeguarding and balancing collected funds.
- Maintaining records on accountable passes and stock items and controlling vehicular traffic while answering visitor questions.
- Explaining regulations to visitors and providing information and advice on approved activities and the refuge’s cultural, historical, and natural resources.
- At the Visitor Center, answering visitor questions related to largely factual situations such as geographical location of facilities, tour routes, and recreational areas.
- Answering visitor questions and explaining regulations at a variety of refuge locations. (ex. Over-sand Vehicle Zone entrances and Assateague Lighthouse).

Minimum Requirements:
- U.S. Citizen or National.
- Resume.
- Service issued uniform worn in accordance with uniform policy.
- Background investigation.

For more information, please contact Visitor Services Manager, Laurel Wilkerson at (757) 894-3911 or by email at Laurel_Wilkerson@fws.gov. [Added 4/24/2024] 

Comfort Suites Chincoteague Island Bayfront Resort - Join our Award Winning Team!  We currently have openings in the following departments - Guest Services, Housekeeping and Maintenance.  If hospitality is your thing, we have the perfect place for you!  Stop by in person for an application or email nicole@chincoteaguecomfortsuites.com. [Added 2-29-2024]

Eastern Shore Community College – Various employment opportunities at YOUR Eastern Shore Community College are currently available. Learn more [Updated 11/1/2023]

Eastern Shore Rural Health – hiring various positions. For further information/qualifications and/or apply for this and other available positions, visit esrh.org, click on the tab “Careers”. [Updated 11/1/2023]

Fairfield Inn & Suites - hiring full-time maintenance technician. Apply in person. [Added 4/10/2024]

Iron Pony Adventure Park - hiring course attendants who love the outdoors, are outgoing, adventurous, and safety conscious. $15-$17/hour. Apply here. [Added 4/9/2024]

Maria's Family Restaurant - hiring all positions. Stop by any time as of March 5. [Added 3/4/2024]

NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center - hiring part-time Visitor Services Assistant. Thursday – Saturday, required. 24 hrs/wk, year-round. Applications can be submitted through Indeed.com or by emailing elizabeth.a.hall@nasa.gov directly. [Added 4/24/2024]

Oak Hall Materials / AC Cycle Service - hiring full-time or part-time. Apply at store. [Added 4/10/2024]

PNC Bank - hiring a Personal Banker for their Chincoteague Branch. Learn More. [Added 5/14/2024]

Seaside Vacations and Sales - is hiring for another Rock Star for their Team - Housekeeping Manager! To be the Housekeeping Manager at Seaside Vacations, you will be accountable for maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness & comfort at all our properties. This position will involve overseeing housekeeping staff and coordinating the cleaning of multiple properties as guests check in and out. In this role as Housekeeping Manager, you will be responsible for developing and implementing systems and procedures for housekeeping operations and tracking and ordering supplies. Our Team will depend on you to conduct regular inspections of properties to ensure they meet our standards and to train new housekeeping staff as they are hired. To thrive in this role, you must be able to work well under pressure, handle multiple tasks simultaneously and be able to drive from property to property to perform your duties. It’ll also be crucial for you to have the skills to communicate effectively with guests, staff, and management to resolve any issues that may arise. Overall, as Head of Housekeeping, you will play a significant role in ensuring the comfort and enjoyment of our property owners and guests! Salary: $40,000 - $45,000  commensurate on experience. Bonus: Seasonal Bonuses &  Performance Based Bonuses. Benefits include Paid time off such as PTO, sick days, and vacation days, Health, Life, Dental, and Vision insurance. Retirement benefits or accounts. Employee recognition programs. Join the Team that was Voted 2023 Vacation Rental Company of the Year, and Best in Locals Choice Award Recipient in both 2022 & 2023! Send your resume to Elaine at Elaine@seasidevacations.rentals, or give us a call @ 757.336.7070 to learn more!

Sun Outdoors Chincoteague Bay - hiring seasonal part-time and full-time front desk agents. Competitive pay, fast-paced environment, and fun team. Apply today at bwdc.com/careers

Sysco Eastern Maryland – is hiring a full-time, salaried HR Generalist position with potential sign on bonus up to $2,500 for well qualified HR professional. Learn more. Additional career opportunities are available at careers.sysco.com. [Updated 11/1/2023]

The Pearl - hiring all positions. Click here to complete the job application [Added 3/8/2024]

Town of Chincoteague - hiring a Traffic Control Officer. Applicants must be 18 years or older to apply. Applications may be obtained from the Chincoteague Police Department or online. Learn more. [Added 4/24/2024]


 

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Island Community House – Seeking volunteers for Village Neighbors program.

Chincoteague Natural History Association - Interested in history, fantastic views, and working with visitors? Come join the team of  Assateague Lighthouse volunteers. Learn details of the upcoming season with lead volunteers, Peter Pullman and Larry Welsh on April 3 at 10am at the Herbert H. Bateman Classroom. This year they are hoping to have a large enough team to expand access to the lighthouse to 2 days/week. Open 10am - 3:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays from Memorial Day to Labor Day then Saturdays from Labor Day to Thanksgiving. Morning and afternoon shifts will be available. 

Island Theatre - Call 757-702-2170 if interested in front of house, backstage or Annex activities.

Delmarva Discovery Center – If you are interested in education, animal care, store help, events or fundraising. RSVP by May 24 to taylor@delmarvadiscoverycenter.org

Museum of Chincoteague Island– Seeking volunteers to help with front desk, office work, communications, events, fundraising, tour guide, phone buddy, guest speaker, exhibits. Learn more.

NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center – Calling all local science and space enthusiasts! The NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center is seeking local volunteers with an interest in communicating and learning about upcoming NASA missions to help share the contributions Wallops makes to science and space exploration. Volunteers play a vital role in helping the visitor center provide fun, educational experiences for all ages through daily operations, special events, and rocket launch viewings. 

 

 

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Interested in opening your own business? Visit our Entrepreneurial page for resources and key business opportunities identified for our area.