The East Brother Lighthouse is a scenic little spot in California’s San Pablo Bay that also happens to act as a bed and breakfast. Lucky for the couples of the world, non-profit organization East Brother Lighthouse Inc.—a group of preservationists who have been caring for the lighthouse since 1980, according to SF Gate—is looking to hire two people to live in the five-bedroom inn and maintain it for other guests.
The job listing includes a few prerequisites, some which will narrow down the playing field a bit. The chosen duo must transport guests to and from the island, prepare meals, and maintain the lighthouse (cleaning, general fixes). Here’s the kicker: in order to get guests to the island and back to the mainland, one of the hired hands will need to have a Coast Guard commercial boat operator’s license.
In exchange for the work, the non-profit in charge of the hiring will cover the couple’s room and board. The non-profit will offer a revenue-split salary for the new innkeepers, meaning if they keep the bed and breakfast fully booked, they have the potential to earn a lot of money. “If they work hard to market and book the inn and operate efficiently, there is potentially more income for them,” said East Brother Lighthouse Inc. President Tom Butt in an interview with SF Gate. “Over the last couple of years, the innkeeper's income has been about $130,000. It is split between them. The corporation's share is used for insurance, maintenance, capital improvements, etc.”
The couple would need to be available to start in April, first completing a two-week training session on-site. The rooms at the inn are available for rent Thursday through Sunday, but the island is also available to reserve for special events.
If this sounds like something you and your significant other would be into, you can download the application here.