Big Waves – Old Orchard Beach, ME

Work & Travel

Big Waves is an Ice Cream Shop specializing in frozen drinks and ice cream located next to the famous and very popular Old Orchard Beach Pier! Old Orchard Beach is a busy oceanfront community with a large tourist population every summer. The employer is providing all kinds of activities for students after the work part of the program is done. These are activities that the employer did at the end of the season last year before students traveled across America: Surfing, Visit Lighthouses, Portland Observatory, Old Port-Portland, Lucky Catch Lobster Cruise, Low Tide Sandbar walk in Pine Point, Shopping in Freeport, Day trip to Boston -Full Day Sightseeing Tour, Traditional Lobster Bake at my house, Ferry Beach Trails walk and Camp Ellis Jetty, Old Orchard Beach Blues Festival, Ogunquit Marginal Way walk, Scarborough Cliff Walk, Candlepin Bowling, Miniature Golf and Batting Cages, Movie Night, Authentic Italian Meal (recipe 4 generations old from Calabria Italy) that we all prepare together. Also, Old Orchard Beach is offering a lot of free cultural events. Every Thursday during summer there are fireworks on the beach organized by Palace Playland, an amusement park in OOB, and The Pier. Triathlon, free concerts. Boston is two hours train ride away and Portland is 45 minutes bus ride away.

Weekly working hours: avg. 32 per week

Start Date/End Date: June 8th – June 15th until 4th September


  • Advanced Engli;
  • Ice Cream Store Associate – Seeking responsible individuals capable of working individually or as part of a team in a friendly atmosphere. Job duties include: Making and serving ice cream, smoothies, milkshakes, and other frozen treats. Working the cash register and providing quick, friendly, and effective customer service. Keeping store fully stocked, clean, and organized with napkins, cones, ice cream cups, straws, etc. Job is located in a busy tourist destination which is a challenging and rewarding environment for all work and travel participants;
  • Paid hourly training;
  • A hoodie and shirt will be provided. Please bring very comfortable shoes. You will be standing for most of the shift. Also, it is recommended to bring sunglasses.

Housing and Transportation:

  • Housing will be provided by the employer at a cost of  $130.00 per week, per student. A deposit of  $200.00 – $400.00 will be paid to the employer upon arrival. The deposit will be refundable as long as students stay until their contract end date and leave the housing in a clean, undamaged condition. (Dormitory style) 
  • Transportation – Walking, biking
Работна позиција:Ice Cream Store Associate
Локација на работа:Old Orchard Beach

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