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Careers at Cliff House Maine

Apply to join our friendly and professional team today and grow your luxury hospitality career on the Cliff!

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Make a Difference. Celebrate What’s Right in Life.

Cliff House Maine is an iconic resort, set high atop Bald Head Cliff, spanning over 70 acres of breathtaking views and extraordinary majestic scenery. Partake on a journey to captivate one’s soul and offer deep connections to nature, authenticity, genuine warmth, New England charm, and gracious service. Cliff House is a place of celebration for milestone events and gatherings, generation after generation since 1872. Maine is simple, bold, and approachable while Cliff House exudes an elevated and refined, yet stylish environment. Experience a shift in feeling humbled by the powerful Atlantic Ocean at every glance, while you are surrounded by professional, passionate, kind, diverse, and service-oriented colleagues who are driven to make a difference every day. Be adventurous, stay sharp, grab a paddle, and embark on an amazing voyage. If you are a team player, willing to work hard, and desire to learn and grow; join the Cliff House Maine team. Make a difference and celebrate what’s right in life.

Social Responsibility

In order to preserve the world in which we operate and serve our guests, Cliff House is dedicated to the practices and programs of eco-friendly hotels that lessen our footprint on the changing environment. It is our mission to be as eco-friendly as possible, to better our world and serve our guests. We source from the local community when we can. This includes produce, meats, seafood, use of our own garden, local distillers and brewers, craft soft drinks, and grains to name a few. Read more at

Tiller’s Row at Cliff House are our on-property gardens. We use Tiller's Row gardens to grow produce for our on-site kitchens, and create recipes based around the seasonal crops.  

We are proud to be a charging partner of in Tesla's Destination Charging program to contribute to the pursuit of sustainable transportation.

Resort-Wide Initiatives

  • Single stream recycling
  • All used print cartridges are recycled
  • Dual Flush Toilets in all guest rooms for water conservation
  • The majority of all fish and shellfish are sourced from the Gulf of Maine, from vendors and boat captains that are reputable and used sustainable practices. All items are on the non-endangered and non-over-fished lists. 
  • Low Flow aerators in all guest rooms
  • Energy efficient CFL lighting in all guest rooms and in the hotel’s public spaces
  • Use of email instead of paper for communication and documentation
  • Hybrid vehicle and Tesla Charging Stations 
  • Though they can be provided upon request, we are a straw-less resort
  • All paper and plastic cups are ecofriendly and recycled
  • Disposable dinner ware is compostable
  • All plastic and glass used on property is recycled 
  • All to-go containers are ecofriendly, made of a plant based combination of pulp products 

Awards and Recognition

  • The Best Luxury Resorts in New England
  • Ogunquit Beach has made Tripadvisor's Top 25 Beaches in the U.S
  • Best Resorts in Maine
  • Top 14 Resorts in the Northeast
  • 35 Best Weekend Getaways In Maine
  • 2022 Reader's Choice - All the Winners
  • The Best Places to Get a Lobster Roll in New England
  • The Ten Best Oceanfront hotels and Resorts in the US
  • Travel Guide: Experience the Way Life Should be in Oqunquit, Maine
  • 10 Best Seafood Restaurants in New England
  • 5 Charming Small Towns Withing a 2 Hour Drive of Big Cities
  • New England's Most Luxurious Resorts
  • The 8 Best Spas in New England to Visit this Winter
  • 20 Most Romantic Honeymoon Hotels In Maine
  • 8 Stunning Oceanfront Hotels in New England
  • Cliff House wins 2021 AAA Best of Housekeeping Award
  • Cliff House wins 2021 AAA Best of Location Award
  • 13 Best Honeymoon Destinations in the U.S.
  • America’s best restaurants with epic views
  • T+L- 13 Best Honeymoon Destinations in the US
  • US news and World Report -25 Best Hotels In Maine
  • Trips to Discover - 20 Best Couples Resorts in the US
  • HGTV - The 25 Best Resorts in the US
  • Boston Common Magazine - 2021 Lux List
  • - 20 Most Romantic Hotels in Maine
  • Conde Nast Readers’ Choice

Team Member Events and Recognition

  • Departmental Recognition Awards
  • Quarterly Award Celebrations
  • Dinner/Dances
  • Team Outings
  • Appreciation Lunches
  • Food Trucks
  • Raffles

Activities We Enjoy

  • Weekly Food Trucks in the Spring and Summer months
  • End of the year Dinner Dance
  • Holiday Party
  • Mid-Summer Bash
  • End of Summer Celebration
  • Snack Days
  • Department Holiday Contests

Work In The Pine Tree State

Every year, Cliff House welcomes team members from around the globe to join our dedicated team of luxury hospitality professionals. Through a handful of International Visa Programs, we are able to welcome employees for 90 days up to three years depending on the visa.

Joining the Cliff House team will give you the opportunity to live and work in Maine, nestled between the towering pine trees and salty Atlantic ocean. Below, find more information on the International Visa Programs accepted at Cliff House Maine and which sponsor agencies to apply through.

J1 Work & Travel

J1 Work & Travel students are currently enrolled in university programs internationally. Students spend up to four months working with the team at Cliff House Maine, gaining valuable hospitality experience, before setting out to travel and explore in the United States. Our sponsor agencies are CHI and CCUSA.


J1 Internship

For international students who have recently graduated from University, Cliff House partakes in the J1 Internship Program. We are able to provide intensive hospitality training to our 12-month J1 interns, who may work in many departments such as culinary, rooms, food & beverage or engineering. Cliff House works with the graduates to determine which best matches their professional goals. Our J1 Internship agency is Alliance Abroad and CHI.

TN1 and TN2

Career hospitality professionals holding a TN1 or TN2 visa are welcomed to Cliff House to continue their development for up to 3 years in their field of interest. Experiencing Luxury Hospitality on the coast of Maine provides unmatched expertise for these professionals to carry throughout their careers. Our TN1 and TN2 agency is Placement International.


Cliff House embraces H2B visa holders who work with us during our peak season, bringing enthusiasm, passion, and skill to their work.

Benefits For You

See how our winning culture and competitive benefits can make a difference in your career and in your life.

Health Insurance

Dental Insurance

Vision Insurance 

Life and AD&D Insurance 

Long-Term Disability Insurance

Voluntary Hospital and Critical Illness Plans

Voluntary Supplemental Life Insurance 

401k match of 100% for the first 3% and 50% for the next 2%

Educational Training Programs

Referral Bonuses

Hotel, Restaurant, Spa and Retail Discounts at Our Portfolio of Hotels

Paid Time Off 

Employee Spotlight

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Director of People Services

Ashley, Director of People Services, joined the Cliff House team in 2021 with an impressive background in Human Resources, a love for Northern New England, and curiosity for the Hospitality Industry. After relocating to Southern Maine, Ashley took the opportunity to combine her professional skills with her love of traveling and interview at Cliff House Maine. Since that first interview, Ashley says Cliff House has felt like home. Here, she has had the opportunity to learn and grow, connect with guests from around the world, and to truly recognize and appreciate our hardworking team members. Her favorite parts about being a team member are the time invested into staff training, the recognition from management, and of course the location. Ashley never explored opportunities in the Hospitality industry before joining our team, but it’s clear to us that hospitality has always been in her heart!

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Executive Assistant and Special Projects Coordinator

Julia, Executive Assistant and Special Projects Coordinator, joined the Cliff House team in 2021. After her graduation from Providence College, she knew she wanted a creative career and the ability to help people through her work. Her childhood on lake Winnisquam fostered a love for water, combined with her days as a competitive alpine ski racer led her to embrace all seasons of New England, and she knew she wanted to live and work here year-round. While interviewing for the executive assistant role, Julia was excited for the opportunity to be able to help in her professional life, as she had aspired to do. It wasn't long after settling into her role at Cliff House that Julia found she'd be helping people much further than professionally. The work she does as an executive assistant and special projects coordinator directly impacts the experience of our guests, and helps families create memories for a lifetime. Julia's inquisitive, kind, and helpful nature continues to show us she is the perfect fit for the hospitality industry and Cliff House is happy to be able to introduce her to it.

Domestic Applicants Apply Here!

If you are outside of the US, and the holder of a valid working visa, please visit our International page for current opportunities.