Employment Opportunities

Seasonal Employment Opportunities at Raquette Lake Navigation

STARTING DATE: June 2017

ENDING DATE: At least through Labor Day, Sept 4, 2017; preferably through Columbus Day, Oct 9, 2017; some flexibility.

PRODUCTS/SERVICES:
Buffet-style lunches and 4-course sit-down plated dinners, Champagne Brunches buffet-style, Private Charters, Scenic excursions (no meal) and moonlight cruises with live entertainment.   A large variety of cruises aboard a 24 x 60 turn-of-the-century steamboat replica, the WW Durant, in a booming tourist area. Meals, by reservation, are prepared in a commercial kitchen on the mainland and brought down to the ship using standard catering equipment. For buffet-style meals, food items are loaded into chafing dishes; for dinner cruises meals are plated and served from the galley. Maximum seating capacity of 64 in dining room for plated,served service, 56 for buffet-style, 100 for scenic excursions and moonlights.

MISSION STATEMENT of Raquette Lake Navigation Co., Inc.:
We are dedicated to the consistent and certain delivery of quality services as measured by increased customer and employee satisfaction.

LOCATION:
Raquette Lake, NY (Central Adirondack Mountain region in upstate NY- 75 miles south of Lake Placid; 60 miles west of Lake George and the Northway; 75 miles northeast of Utica and the Thruway)

NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN COMPANY:
14-16 Seasonal Full-time and Part-time

JOB TITLES:
Chef / Sous chef / Pot Washer-Prep Cook / Server / Bartender/ Cocktail-beverage server / Cleaner / Busser / Dishwashers

SALARIES: Negotiable

ROOM & BOARD: Available at a nominal fee

JOB DESCRIPTIONS: Positions involve duties typical of each title.

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE IDEAL EMPLOYEE:

  • Adherence to Raquette Lake Navigation’s mission statement/values
  • Possession of the specific skills needed for job for which hired
  • High level of energy- ability to work hard over 10 weeks period of time
  • Self-starting; self-motivated; work ethic ingrained
  • Adaptability- able to maintain effective performance while working varying shifts and hours
  • Has a valid driver’s license
  • Attention to detail
  • Has integrity; is honest and trustworthy
  • Responsible; dependable
  • Works for entire period of time committed to
  • Is a team player
  • Healthy physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually
BENEFITS OF WORKING FOR RAQUETTE LAKE NAVIGATION CO.:
  •  Housing/meals provided at minimum cost
  •  Thorough orientation/training program; on-going supervision
  •  Good work experience- opportunity to make decisions; to practice organizing, planning, teamwork, and leadership skills; pride and satisfaction in being part of a quality operation
  •  Non-smoking workplace
  •  Flexible work schedules
  • Fun- beautiful resort area with swimming, boating, water skiing, fishing, camping, hiking
  • Adirondack State park  is the largest wilderness area in the contiguous 48 states.     
  • 99 miles of shoreline, 80% of which is owned by the State of New York and constitutionally “forever wild.”
  • Appreciation & recognition for a job well done.
  • Dean and Donna Pohl, owner-managers of Raquette Lake Navigation Co. recognize customer satisfaction and employee satisfaction are inseparable.
  • Reciprocal visit agreement with several attractions in the Adirondack region and upstate New York
  • RLN employee + 3 guests get to experience the attraction free of charge. (Value over $1000.00 if all completed.)
  • One dinner cruise as a guest of RLN to experience what we offer the public. Accompanying companion at $20.
  • 20% off purchases at End of the Line Caboose Gift Shop.