Employment

SURF, WORK & LIVE ON THE OBX WITH YOUR FRIENDS THIS SUMMER! Ocean Atlantic Rentals is looking to hire seasonal, hard-working, self motivated people who want to live, work and have tons of fun at the beach. Employment is available from spring until the fall. Employee housing is available but it fills quickly and is on a first come first serve basis. Apply now to lock in your spot! (Housing for 18 & older, only.)

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. Internships available upon request.
We are most interested in mature individuals (18 & older) 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 March and May. Not sure which position is right for you? Fill out the form to get started and we’ll help you decide!

OPEN POSITIONS:

Seeking reservation specialists with great customer service and computer skills. Must be dependable, detail oriented and able to use multi line phone system. Seasonal position located at our Point Harbor office. Weekends required.
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.
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.
Seeking leaders for the seasonal staff. Team Leader will assist the manager in all areas of store operation & customer care. Additional tasks include equipment maintenance, inventory and computer knowledge, training staff, store & vehicle maintenance and upkeep. A clean driving record and license are required. Equipment rental and/or OAR experience is required. 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.
Job focuses on customer service and physicality. Must have ability to carry equipment up to 100 lbs over at least 50 foot distance. Must have your own transportation and be reliable to perform tasks accurately and efficiently. Attendants set up equipment on the beach for customers by 9:30am and break down setups after 5:00pm daily. Pay is commission based.
Hiring delivery drivers who work only on Saturday and Sunday. $200 per day of work. 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.
These warehouse positions will be beginning April 15th through 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. Must have a drivers license and reliable transportation.
These warehouse positions will be beginning April 15th through October 15th. Tasks include: washing/drying/shining large racks of all types of dishware, packing orders, inventory returns, maintain clean work area, inventory dishware, pulling linen for orders, linen restock, linen returns, cleaning event rental items for our Weddings & Events division. The ability to lift and carry 50lbs is required. Must have a valid drivers license with reliable transportation.

Not sure which position is right for you? Fill out the form to get started and we’ll help you decide!


Employee Testimonials:

“Making the decision to join the Ocean Atlantic Rentals team was one of the best choices I’ve made. The genuine connections with other team members and the countless memories I made over the past five years will stay with me for life! I will carry the skills and the confidence this job gave me everywhere I go. Thank you, OAR, thanks for everything!☀️”

-Amanda George

“Working at OAR is the best summer job you can find. All employees and managers are easy going and fun people to work with. You get plenty of off days to enjoy the beach. Best summers ever. Corolla is the most elite branch of the company – ALL HAIL KING COLBUS!!”

Teig Lesko, Director of Operations, Belmont Men’s Soccer 

“Ocean Atlantic Rentals is a wonderful place to work. I was able to work there for two back-to-back seasons. The managers and hiring staff bring high energy to the workplace that is contagious. Even during early mornings, everyone is smiling and ready to start the day off with positive energy. Additionally, as a college student preparing to enter the workforce during my time at Ocean Atlantic Rentals, I expanded many skill sets. As an in-store associate, I was able to hone in on numerous techniques to set me up for success in future careers. Some of these techniques include; Conflict Management, Reliability, Punctuality, Problem-solving, and professional speaking abilities.  All in all, this is a GREAT seasonal job experience that is fun, keeps you in shape, and provides skill sets to set you up for success. One of the best seasonal jobs I have ever had.”

Grace McVey

“Ocean Atlantic Rentals has been a summertime home for me for 6 years, and every year has been better and better. I’ve learn the meaning of hard work, teamwork, dedication, and enjoying the little things. I have made countless friends and memories while there-friends that will last a lifetime, not just a summer season. One day I will look back at my time at OAR, knowing full well that those were “the good ol’ days” also known as some of the best times of my life. Love Ocean Atlantic Rentals, it’s the best of the beach every year and a family I can always return home to.”

-Jake Santimaw

“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)