Accepting Applications for Innkeepers for East Brother Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast
San Francisco Bay
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – PLEASE CIRCULATE WIDELY – January 1, 2019
Richmond, CA: East Brother Light Station, Inc., a non-profit corporation, is seeking applicants for Keepers of East Brother Light Station, an island in San Francisco Bay that is the home of an intact 1874 lighthouse and fog signal.
After two years of extraordinary service, our current rock star keepers, Che Rodgers and Jillian Meeker will be leaving at the end of April 2019.
The lighthouse is owned by the U.S. Coast Guard but maintained for public use by the non-profit corporation. Since 1979, it has been operated as one of California's best-known and unique bed and breakfast inns. The income from operations is used by a group of volunteers to maintain the buildings, which are both a California State Historical Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The successful candidates will be a couple, one of whom must possess a Coast Guard commercial boat operator's license. They will operate the five-room inn, serving both dinner and breakfast, as well as providing ferry service for guests and all other tasks from chef to maid. High-quality culinary experience and capability will be a critical qualification. The inn is open four days a week, and the island is also available for day use and special events. The new keepers will start in mid-April 2019, allowing two weeks for training.
Compensation is a function of the level of business, occupancy level and the economy. In in the last two years, it has averaged $130,000, trending upward, for the couple. Compensation includes a health plan and living quarters on the island.
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