Islander Souvenirs – PORT ARANSANS, TX

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Company Description and Location: 

Islander Souvenirs receives rave reviews from the students: great employer, location, hours and work conditions! The owners, the Clarks, have been operating retail stores in Port Aransas since 1972. They are great people who have had international students for many years and really enjoy the experience.

Port Aransas is the only established town on Mustang Island and inhabits 8 miles of the 18-mile long barrier island. Is the premier vacation destination for beach, sun and family fun! Our tranquil, tropical community boasts miles of natural beaches, gentle gulf breezes and just-right weather making our island a perfect, peaceful get away. Population: 3,500 approx. Scattered about are several small islands that contribute to our reputation for great fishing, shelling, birding and nature adventures. While visiting Port Aransas, be sure to view our five historical markers, historic Lydia Ann lighthouse and historical cemetery located throughout our town. Markers include the Tarpon Inn, Aransas Pass C.S.A., World War II Coastal Defenses at the Aransas Pass, United States Coast Guard on Mustang Island and the newly dedicated Mustang Island marker, which is located at the museum. Experience the history of our town with a trip to the Port Aransas Museum. Here, you’ll look into the town’s and its inhabitants’ colorful and storied past with exhibits, photos, and video. From the Karankawas and the Spanish Explorers to the Mustangs and world-famous fishermen, the story unfolds. The museum also offers special tours of unique spots on the island, classes, and seminars.


Weekly working hours: avg. 32h +

Start Date/End Date: June 1st – June 15tth until September 15th


  • Advanced English is required;
  • Stocker: Pricing, restocking, possibly unloading merchandise from shipping containers, and cleaning. Must be able to lift up to 20lbs (9kg) and stand for entire 8-hour shifts.Do not apply if you have allergies or sensitivities to cleaning products. You will be helping keep the store maintained. This includes cleaning the break room, bathroom, dealing with trash, etc. Additional duties will be given by management;
  • Cashier: Ringing up sales, straightening and filling displays, assisting customers. Experience with U.S. currency is helpful. Students must be willing and able to perform both functions and other tasks as required by the employer;
  • Students will be working at the Islander Souvenirs. You may be asked to assist at Island Sports, Beach Mart or Third Coast Beach Company. All are very close together and the same ownership;
  • Training and uniform are provided by the employer (2 work shirts);
  • You need to provide shorts and/or pants and tennis (athletic) shoes;
  • There is a possibility to find a second job however you must notify your employer and sponsor and your first job must be a priority;

Housing and Transportation:

  • Housing provided by the employer at cost of $125 per week and will be deducted from your paycheck;
  • Housing Deposit is needed upon arrival at cost of $100;
  •  It’s an apartment with 3 bedrooms for 2 people per room and 2 bathrooms;
  • Transportation: Walking;
Работна позиција:Stocker, Cashier
Локација на работа:Port Aransas, TX

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