Interested in working at the most recognizable icon in America? People from around the world come to see the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island. For them, it could be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and you could be a vital part of it! Learn about new cultures, gain hospitality industry experience, and yes, have fun!
Thank you for your interest in working at Evelyn Hill Inc. restaurant or gift store at the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island, New York! We employ international students during our peak seasons which are spring and summer. Most students participate in the Work and Travel Program with J-1 visas.
What is a J-1 Visa?
It is a student visa, meant to promote goodwill and gain a cultural understanding of life in the U.S. We participate in the Work and Travel Program.
Below are the sponsoring agencies we deal with. Visit their websites and find out how to apply for a job at Evelyn Hill Inc... There are fees associated with this program, and not all agencies will have an in-country office.
J-1 visa applicants must:
These programs hold interviews from approximately October to March, depending on the agency and country. Inquiries after this time are generally not accepted. The agencies listed above are the ones we normally work with for the Work and Travel Program. We do not accept online applications from students for this program. We cannot hire you independently. You must apply through one of the agencies listed above.
If you have worked for Evelyn Hill Inc. before, please apply on our website. You still need to have a sponsoring agency (one listed above under the J-1 Visa information), but you do not need to attend a job fair/interview again. We can hire you directly.
The food and beverage department offers the positions at Crown Café at Liberty Island, Ellis Café at Ellis Island, as well as our outdoor locations - Bartholdi Café, Dessert Bar, or Grab n' Go at Liberty Island. We are looking for front-line service & kitchen staff with a dedication to providing our guests with the most memorable experience.
Do you enjoy smiling & talking to people? Then our retail department is for you! You will be working in either The Statue of Liberty Museum Gift Store at Liberty Island or Ellis Island Gift Shop. Help our guests from around the world find that perfect souvenir reminding them of their visit to New York. Previous retail experience is not required, however, well appreciated!
Our warehouse staff is responsible for restocking our stores and cafes, accepting deliveries, loading and unloading freight, maintaining inventory levels, and ordering replacement items. These positions are great if you enjoy using your mental and physical strengths. Without a great warehouse staff, our other departments lose part of that great visitor experience.
Our Maintenance staff does everything from managing the recycling, removing waste, painting, cleaning, and maintaining our areas on both islands. You'll be a vital part of the visual experience of our guests, as well as our environmental conservation program, "Greensponsible".
Please keep in mind the following: