Almost all of our summer hiring is done through the Job Fair - don't miss it!
Deadline: March 31st
Notification: no later than May 17th
(Please fill out the online application PRIOR to arriving to Job Fair.)
INTERVIEWS WILL NOT BE SCHEDULED PRIOR TO JOB FAIR.
THE WEEKEND SCHEDULE
Interviews begin Friday, March 28th at 10 AM and will continue through Saturday, March 29th at 3 PM (end time subject to change based on attendance). You may arrive Thursday evening and check-in to your accommodations.
Scheduling for interviews will take place in the dining hall at the homestead campus beginning Friday at 9 AM. INTERVIEWS WILL NOT BE SCHEDULED PRIOR TO JOB FAIR. The dining hall will open at 8 AM so you may receive a number to hold your place in the line for interview scheduling. You may also arrive later Friday or Saturday to sign up for interviews. Slots do fill fast, so it is recommended you arrive early.
Applicants will receive a packet with information about who will be interviewing for each position, where each interview will take place on campus, where to get your head shot photo taken, and a short local guide. Interviews may take up to 15 minutes. Please plan to interview with two to three members of the interview team.
A lite lunch will be available for all applicants on Friday and Saturday. Friday evening at 5:30 PM in the dining hall there is a reception and a welcome talk (optional) by The Workshops staff. This is an opportunity to show your work for others attending the Job Fair and our Staff and Faculty.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE SUMMER JOB FAIR
For some people, this may be their first job interview. Here are a few helpful tips: Come early. Read over all the literature provided, including the Summer Course Catalogue. Come with an idea of what you would like to do for the summer at The Workshops. Be prepared to alter your desires as you learn more about what The Workshops' needs are. Remember, this is supposed to be a win-win situation. You have something we need: your energy, time, enthusiasm, skills, participation; and we have something you need: access to training in a specific career, improved technical skills, networking, production experience and building a winning attitude that will help you succeed in your own career.
For many, their careers began at The Workshops. We do not want to give you rules, or have you second guess what we are looking for. We basically want to see and hear you. You do not have to try to impress us. Be yourself. We do want to know what you know and what contribution you can make to The Workshops. We are looking for people with a positive outlook on life, who are enthusiastic, can solve problems and are fun to work with.
Bring a sample of your work to show, copies of your résumé, any letters of recommendation and some of your work. Friday evening there is an opportunity to display and screen your work for other weekend participants and The Workshops' Staff. You will find the weekend is an important event in itself as you meet other image makers from around the country, share your work, and discuss your future.
Rooms are available on campus for $40 per person per night for a single room and $25 for double occupancy (if available). Please call ahead and speak with student services to make a reservation as these rooms are limited, 877.577.7700 or 207.236.8581.
Upon arrival you will pick up your key and directions to your room at the student registration office in the Haas building on campus, 70 Camden Street. Applicants arriving before 9AM or after 5PM should also come to the Haas building to pick up your key and directions in the “Early/Late Arrival” box. Check in time is after 3 PM and check out time is 11 AM.
There also are motels in the immediate area. For details: http://www.mainedreamvacation.com/content/where-stay
CAN'T MAKE THE JOB FAIR?
Complete the application (see application information above) and attach your resume for us to have on file. Your application and resume WILL BE reviewed by one of our interview team members AFTER the Job Fair. We may have the option to interview you by phone if your abilities and experience seem a good fit for any remaining available positions. PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS. All applicants will be notified no later than May 17th.
º Positions, compensation, and employment dates are subject to modification at any time without notice.
º May be subject to a criminal background check.
º Minimum age requirement is 18. Housekeeping and Kitchen positions excluded.
º Must be a citizen or national of the United States, lawful permanent resident, or authorized to work in the United States.
HOW TO GET HERE
Rockport is halfway up the Maine Coast - just off Route One. It is 90 miles north of Portland, between Camden and Rockland. You can find us on most maps. You can drive, fly or take a bus. By car, Rockport is less than a two-hour drive from Portland, less than four hours from Boston, eight hours from New York and Montreal, and five hours from Quebec.
Rockport is a 3.5 hour drive north from Boston; New York City and Montreal are 8 hours away. The drive through New England can be most enjoyable.
If you are coming from the South, take Interstate 95 north into Maine. Take the South Portland Exit (I-295) and follow I-295 through Portland. Continue on I-295 to the Brunswick Route 1 Exit (Exit 28). Follow Route One through Brunswick, Bath, Woolwich, Wiscasset, Damariscotta and Waldoboro to Warren - about 45 miles, where you'll find Route 90 at a blinking yellow light. Take a left onto Route 90 and follow it 12 miles to the third set of stop lights. The Market Basket will be on your right. Turn LEFT onto Route 1 and then after 1/4 mile take a RIGHT onto Camden Street. Go through a STOP sign and the Workshops will be on your left before the hill.
Delta, Jet Blue, US Airways, Air Tran, United and Air Canada all service Portland Jetport with several flights daily. Airport van service between the Portland Jetport and Rockport is available, as are rental cars.
Airport Van Service
MidCoast Limo provides service from Portland to Rockport. Contact them at 207.236.2424
Local Airport Option
Cape Air offers frequent commuter flights each day between the Boston's Logan Airport and nearby Knox County Airport, which is just 20 minutes from the Workshops. Taxis are available to drive you to Rockport.
Rental cars are available at the Portland and at the nearby Knox County Airport. Alamo, Hertz, Budget, Avis, National and Enterprise all service the airport.
Rockport is served by Concord Coachlines (www.concordcoachlines.com ) with twice daily service from Boston's South Station or Logan International Airport. Bus leaves Logan at 11:20 AM, departs South Station at 12:00 PM, arriving in Rockport at 4:35 PM. Southbound, the bus leaves Rockport at 8:30 AM, arriving in South Station/Logan at 1:25 PM. .