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King Real Estate Grand Beach Inn

Old Orchard Beach, ME

Front Desk Clerk

$ 11.00/h

Job Start Dates: 10.6.2019 - 30.6.2019

Job End Dates: 15.9.2019 - 30.9.2019



Company Biography

"We have been hiring Work and Travel students to work for us in the summertime for many years! We make sure they have fun at work and have a safe place to live that is either walking or biking distance to your job. We help you get bikes and will communicate with you prior to your arrival about how to arrive in Old Orchard Beach. We provide an enjoyable and rewarding work environment for those who are willing to help us with our busy, summer vacation season.

After the first month on the job, you could be eligible for an hourly raise if you have exhibited strong, positive job performance! You will get to enjoy one of the United States prime vacation spots with 7 miles of sandy beach right across the street. The weather, food and natural attractions of Old Orchard Beach are the reason many flock here in the summer months and call this town home - and all of this will be available to you 24/7!

There is a lot to do in Old Orchard Beach and we have fun working together and hanging out together when we are not at work. We love hosting students and try to have one group party each month. We know you will be busy working and having fun, so we try to keep your interest and your schedule in mind when we are planning fun group activities. In year’s past, we’ve had pizza parties, American BBQ’s, lobster bakes and picnics."

Job Position Details

Description of position:

The Front Desk Clerk will learn front office skills within a professional environment.

You will be responsible for the guest registration process and communication of hotel services and promotions. This is a highly visible role and gives the opportunity for casual conversation and has a direct impact on creating the guest experience.

Guest service skills will be developed and refined and participants will gain knowledge of front office operations within the department.

Job duties include working in Reception area greeting guests, handling reservation requests on the telephone, check-in, check-out, processing deposits and payments and providing guests information and suggestions about the local area.  

Excellent English language skills are required due to heavy guest interaction and telephone reservations.

Specific qualifications required:

Participant must have excellent customer service skills, the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment, have high degree of computer skills and customer interaction.  

Fluent English language skills required due to intensive customer interaction in person and by telephone. Must be able to speak English with customers, perform check guests in, answer phones. 

Number of available slots: 4 

Cultural Opportunities

Old Orchard Beach, small town with incredible beaches and activities, is located on the Atlantic Coast and is a common tourist destination for local Americans and Canadian visitors. Nearest cities are Boston and Portland and are accessible by train. 

Old Orchard Beach has been welcoming tourists and families to its beautiful 7-mile stretch of perfect sand beach for over 170 years. There is nightly entertainment including dancing at the end of the Pier, plus weekly fireworks and concerts! 

The famous Old Orchard Pier has shops and restaurants and the amusement park has all kinds of fun rides and games. You will find many popular, nearby Maine attractions, such as: Kittery Outlet shopping, Old Port shops and the Freeport Outlets (Featuring L.L. Bean).

The Maine Mall is only 20 minutes away and Aquaboggan Water Park, Funtown USA., home to Maine's largest roller coaster, and the Dunegrass, Old Orchard's newest 18 hole golf course, are just minutes away. 


Transportation is also convenient with a local Amtrak train stop in Old Orchard Beach and a city bus and local trolley stop right outside the hotel. 


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