Do you want to be a Pelican? [Pelican is our nickname for Star Island’s seasonal staff]: Check out Star Island Staff Opportunities.
Are you already a Pelican or curious what might appeal to one? Read on!
Check out or add to the new Pelexicon– words with specific Star Island usage.
Star photographs, video and history
Vaughn’s new website with photos, artifacts, letters, cool stuff!
Links to other Star history related sites
Pelicans are Pelicans photo albums online
Superpel- youtube video by Matt Baya “Who would have guessed that out on Star Island on the Isles of Shoals, 10 miles off the coast of NH, mild mannered island staff member (aka Pelican) Jeremy Taylor had powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men. This is the 8 minute silly trailer, produced in one weekend on a whim.”
Joe Knows– youtube video featuring Joe Watts, Star Island’s incoming CEO, showing his knowledge of staff jobs when he was a teen, also by Matt Baya “Joe Knows almost every job on Star Island. Starring Joe Watts. Taped on or around 1989 / 1990 by Matthew Baya & Alec Lowry. Since Joe’s now Mr. Star Island we provide this in an effort to remind him of his humble beginnings.”
Idealist.org – great place to search for nonprofit jobs. Join for free and you can set up email updates- so that you receive available job postings in your field(s) of interest straight to your inbox.
Book: The Back Door Guide to Short Term Job Adventures – a great place to look if you want adventurous seasonal or temporary work. Also online here.
Like working at a conference center? Maybe you would like
- Omega Institute for wellness and personal growth in Rhinebeck, NY (also locations in NYC and Costa Rica)
- Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, MA
- Breitenbush Hot Springs in Detroit, OR
- Really like working for a Unitarian Universalist Conference Center? Check out the many other camps and conferences run by UU interests.
- Maybe you would like to find a seasonal winter job so you can come back to Star!
I also got a tip that Indeed.com is a good resource.
Consider volunteering somewhere that you are interested in working- often places hire someone they know and have worked with in some capacity.
Get involved in local and national professional organizations in your field. Networking is key!
Pelican (past or present) Blogs
And did you get what you wanted from this life even so? Anita Rundles
Art in Photography Kara Stewart
Chai Wallahs of Maine Leigh Tillman
Culture Cabinet Anna Frontiero
Gossiportsmouth Editors of Gossiport
In Everything Anna Frontiero
Pen and Ink Isaac Fitzgerald
Peppers and Glue Emily Cann and Tyler Dumais
Running Commentary Rachel Lyon
Sketchbook Anita Rundles
The Drawn Out Days Kendra Allenby
Tumbling Star Marco Sanchez
Wayward Spaces Nate Mosseau
Let me know if you have things to add! Email Melissa