Summer Employment

Ocean Atlantic Rentals searches for hard-working, self motivated people who love living & working at the beach.
OAR, Inc. is in the business of delivering GREAT VACATIONS to vacationers on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Our customers demand quality and want their moneysworth 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 throughout the Outer Banks: Corolla, Duck, Kill Devil Hills & Avon (Hatteras Island). Employee housing is available but it goes quickly and is on a first come first serve basis. Please email us or call us as soon as you can. 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.
Get started by completing our OAR Employment Application (Microsoft Word File). Please save the completed application as your name, (like JaneDoe.doc) and email it to Please include a resume if you have one available. We are currently hiring summer employees at all locations to start mid-May. If you are interested in our summer housing ACT FAST, it is limited and subject to a first-come basis.
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.

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, OAR ’00-01
Former Economic Development Director, Currituck County, NC.