Summer Employment

Ocean Atlantic Rentals is looking to hire hard-working, self motivated people who love living & working at the beach. Employee housing is available but it goes quickly and is on a first come first serve basis.

OAR, Inc. is in the business of delivering GREAT VACATIONS to vacationers on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Our customers demand quality while on vacation. Ocean Atlantic Rentals delivers equipment for their cottages, watersports needs, biking, and everything made just for the beach! We have four rental centers on the Outer Banks: Corolla, Duck, Kill Devil Hills & Avon (Hatteras Island). Our employees work hard but have plenty of time to enjoy the beach and all that it has to offer.

REQUIREMENTS: Great personality and excellent customer service skills. We require all staff to have the ability to lift 100 lbs. Everyone should expect to lift/carry equipment, stand, and walk for extended periods of time. Employees are required to work all WEEKENDS for the entire summer.
We are most interested in mature individuals who are college Juniors or Seniors & Recent Graduates who are able to work through the end of August and into September. At times these jobs can be very physically and mentally demanding. We work at a fast pace in the summer heat & we work long hours on the weekends. We are currently hiring summer employees at all locations to start between mid-March and May.


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Reservationist / Office Assistant

Seeking qualified office staff, with great phone customer service and basic computer skills. Must be responsible, detail oriented, has excellent follow up and follow through and professional phone skills.  Strong aptitude with computers and software is a plus. Serves customers by answering questions; forwarding messages; confirming customer orders; keeping customers informed of order status.  Seasonal position.

Office Supervisor / Reservations

Seeking qualified office supervisor, with great phone customer service and basic computer skills. Must be responsible, detail oriented, has excellent follow up and follow through and professional phone skills.  Leading office staff with weekly goals, and scheduling and office management.  Strong aptitude with computers and software is a plus.  Serves customers by answering questions; forwarding messages; confirming customer orders; keeping customers informed of order status.  Seasonal position.

Assistant Manager (Hatteras Island-Avon)

Tasks include supervising all aspects of store rental and e-vehicle operations, scheduling staff and payroll budgeting, managing gear rentals, OAR promotion, customer and community relations, rental equipment maintenance, leadership and training of seasonal staff, logistics of deliveries, truck service, and Umbrella Setup Services and keeping store clean and organized at all times. The assistant manager will also assist in our Golf Cart business:   Greet and maintain relationships with customers.  Assist in the office work, filing, and paperwork involved with golf cart sales, parts, and service.  Answer phones, email and social media posts and inquiries.  Assist customers with test drives, training and safe vehicle operation.

Rental Associate

Tasks include greeting & assisting our customers by answering questions about price, proper equipment usage, delivery schedules, and general knowledge of the area. The associate will operate computers to process rental transactions, use fax machine & telephone, assist in the loading or unloading customer vehicles & OAR trucks. The ability to lift 50-100 lbs often, clean & maintain rental equipment and the shop are required. Candidates must possess excellent communication, organization and problem solving skills.

Delivery Driver

Drivers must be 21 years of age or older. Tasks include driving pick-up trucks and 16′- 18′ box trucks (after training, no special license required), delivering and picking up equipment from rental houses, maintaining, assembling and cleaning equipment, helping customers with equipment, and maintaining delivery and pickup files. It is a demanding job requiring great driving skills, a clean driving record, lifting and carrying up to 100 lbs., paperwork & truck packing skills, and independent problem solving skills.


Tasks focus around helping the Delivery driver navigate to the next destination using maps and addresses. It is a demanding job that requires a good sense of direction, map skills, lifting (100 lbs.), paperwork notations & truck packing organizational skills. Great customer service and independent problem solving skills are also required.

Event Associate

These warehouse positions will be beginning April 15ththrough October 15th. Tasks include: Lots of physical labor, setting up and taking down events, organizing equipment, cleaning equipment, and loading equipment for Weddings & Events. The ability to lift and carry 100lbs is required. Drivers must be over the age of 21 with a clean driving record. Event and Wedding rental experience is a plus.




Ryan Swinton Memorial Scholarship

Ocean Atlantic Rentals and the Swinton Family provides scholarships to the top summer employees. This is our lasting memorial to Ryan Swinton, an OAR employee who died in a tragic auto accident in August 1999.

Annual Scholarship Opportunity:

Ocean Atlantic Rentals & the Swinton Family present a scholarship to a top-notch employee(s) every season. These men and women have done an outstanding job for us in the past, and have a general need for assistance with their education. Annual winners share a strong work ethic, timely to work and have served OAR customers with friendly & helpful service. They have great attitudes and fulfill they commitment dates of employment.

If you love the ocean and you are a hard worker with the natural ability to lead, don’t hesitate to email us and come work at the beach this year; it’s a summer you will never forget!

Employee Testimonials:

“I had an amazing summer thanks to this job and all of the people associated with it. I am already looking forward to next summer!”
Bridget M.

“Working at Ocean Atlantic Rentals was the best two summers of my life. The brotherhood of the employees, our great relationship with management, and the fun work atmosphere all made the experience near perfect, it kept me anxiously anticipating the next summer all year. Although we worked hard in the hot OBX sun, you rarely heard a complaint. We were in it together, as a team, and that fellowship made even the toughest days easier to handle. The feelings of fraternity among the workers forged lasting relationships. Not only have I kept in touch with all of my coworkers from those summers, the experience motivated me to move back to the Outer Banks permanently. I am proud to have been an alumnus of the company, and I would recommend the OAR work experience to anyone, but not everyone is up to the standard. The OAR employee must be hard-working, courteous, intelligent, ethical and motivated. If you are up to the OAR challenge, sign up today. The experience will create memories to last your life and give you skills to succeed in any career.”
Peter Bishop (Former Economic Development Director, Currituck County, NC)