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P.O. Box 254, Highgate Springs, VT 05460
Job Opportunities 2017-10-12T19:33:42+00:00


“It was pleasure for me to be part of the staff, everybody was so friendly and kind. I can say that the last 3 summers were the best in my life. I met great people from different countries, and I had the chance to visit most of the cities I have always wanted to see. There is no other place like the Tyler Place.” – Tanya, summer staff from 2012 to 2014

Who We Are

For over a hundred and fifty years the lakefront property which is now The Tyler Place has been a summer tradition for families. Four generations of our family have come here to camp, fish, build tree forts, pick blackberries, swim, canoe, sunbathe and enjoy nature and each other’s company. Over the years we’ve grown a bit more sophisticated, but we’ve tried and succeeded (we think!) to maintain for our guests this essence of summer – and our hardworking, enthusiastic staff is a HUGE factor that contributes to that special spirit of the place and keeps guests returning year after year.

What You Get

Live-in staff (typically international students or students from out of state) are provided with free housing and three meals a day (plus evening snack); 40 hour work weeks plus opportunities for extra pay; bonus at the end of the season; use of the facilities on a guest-first basis (pools, canoes, kayaks, sailboats, tennis, volleyball, fitness center, etc.); the chance to socialize and participate in activities with our guests, which often leads to important career opportunities; the chance to live and work with students from all over the world; and most importantly, friendships with staff and guests that last a lifetime!

Want to hear about the experience directly from former & current staff members? Check out our #TPSTAFF blog for stories, memories, photos, and more.

 Live-out staff (staff who live nearby and do not require housing) receive meals while on duty, and all other benefits listed above.

Dates and Employment Details

Our 2018 season runs from May 25 to September 8, but staff should arrive on May 22 to attend orientation. Most of our staff are college or graduate students and applicants who require housing must have completed at least two years of college to be considered for employment. Live-in staff can expect a minimum of $9.60 per hour and possibly more based on the position and your experience. There are no salary deductions for room and board. We have a No Tipping Policy so as not to spoil the collegial guest/staff atmosphere – a trademark for four generations.

How to Apply (American and Canadian Students)

If you are an American or Canadian citizen and interested in applying to work at The Tyler Place, simply fill out our online summer job application. Please be sure to attach a photo. If you have questions and would like more information you can contact Tasney Tyler Otis at [email protected] or 802-868-4000. Canadian students must also apply for a J-1 Visa, which can be done immediately after receiving an employment offer. We will assist you with this process. The J-1 Visa will cost approximately $350.

How to Apply (International Students)

We welcome International Students and/or work with organizations that provide you with a J-1 Visa. If you are interested in working for us, you will need to contact one of the following organizations to apply: CCUSACamp Leaders or InterExchange. Be sure to read our more detailed information regarding the application procedure for international students. If you have questions, you can contact Tasney Tyler Otis at [email protected].