After a year like 2018, chances are you’re more than ready to unplug and get away from the rest of this dumpster fire of a world. Well, thanks to an island lighthouse and inn near San Francisco, you may have a shot at actually making such an escape -- and make a pretty penny while you’re at it.
The folks at East Brother Light Station, a scenic island located just north of San Francisco in the San Pablo Bay, are looking to hire someone to manage the island and its Instagram-worthy inn, and the job opening sounds like the opportunity of a lifetime. The island’s current keepers, Che Rodgers and Jillian Meeker, are moving on to greener pastures and they’re looking for one lucky pair to replace them.
While this is undoubtedly a sweet gig, applicants best come ready to work. According to a report by SFGate, East Brother Light Station is looking for a Jack (or Jill!) of all trades to fill this position. You must come ready to perform all inn-related jobs, including housekeeping, bookkeeping, front desk work -- oh, and ferrying guests to and from the island.
“As much as we would like to call ourselves lighthouse keepers, that’s definitely not in our duties out here. We’re responsible for running the operations of the bed and breakfast,” Meeker said in an interview with NBC in August. “Which pretty much entails everything from running the reservation system to cooking, answering the phones, cleaning, running the boat. Everything that goes into, well not all of the maintenance… but as far as innkeeping goes it really is just the two of us.”