Summer Employment

Ocean Atlantic Rentals seasonally hires hard-working, self motivated people who love living & working at the beach. Employment is from available from spring until the fall. 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.


  1. Google Form OR
  2. OAR-Employment-Application (.doc file) Complete with resume (if available) to


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.

Event Associate-Tent Installer

Tasks include: 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. Must have a drivers license and reliable transportation.



Employee Testimonials:

“Over the summer I had the opportunity to work for Ocean Atlantic Rentals. What I thought was just going to be a summer job turned into some of my favorite memories with some of my favorite people. I loved getting to work alongside great people, learn new things, and help make a difference for vacationers and local residents!”
Hannah Tappan
Teacher, Fairfax County Public Schools

“Working for Ocean Atlantic Rentals was one of the most beneficial jobs I have ever worked. OAR teaches how to successfully work as a team to accomplish a larger goal. The camaraderie I experienced over the summers working on the Outer Banks have stemmed life-long relationships. This working environment promotes excellent networking opportunities both with other employees and customers. Though this job is not for the weak hearted or lazy. Everyone works as a team to get the job done. All the supervisors I had the opportunity to work with lead by example and inspired a positive atmosphere. ”
Dan Brown, ATC
Head Athletic Trainer, Hilton Head Christian Academy
Co-founder, Hilton Head Cabana Services
Owner, Joyride Surfboards

“Working for Ocean Atlantic Rental’s for 5 summers during my college years was one of the best experiences of my life. The employee housing made it an easy move. Bossman Dave at the KDH store was a role-model in the work field and pointed us in the right direction for water sport activities on the OBX. The best part of working at OAR was the opportunity to try out the water sports equipment they rent out; kayaks, surfboards, bikes, and etc. Also, it was nice having time to surf before work every day during dawn patrol. It has been a few summers since I have worked there, and the friends I made at OAR have become some of my best friends to date. It is a family working with OAR; from past and current employees. I now have a Masters in Physical Education and Coaching, a 4th year PE teacher in Charleston, SC, and Coach High school Soccer down here. Working at OAR truly changed my life for the better from friends, surfing, work stories, and the love for the beach; working here is something you would never regret.”
Keith Ackler

“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)