Boat Dock Attendant: Seasonal until 9/8

Recreation New Paltz, New York


Maintain a safe environment at the Boat Dock and rent boats and fishing equipment to guests. Also, answering of guest questions, operation of cash register, and handling vouchers.


  • Maintain a safe environment on the Boat Dock and Lake for all guests.
  • Use a PC to process payment and implementation of data into a software program
  • Maintain a clean Boat Dock and keep boats in working order.
  • Complete sanitation protocols and record daily.
  • Maintain fishing equipment. Responsible for keeping equipment in working order and making basic repairs.
  • Handle, package, and sell bait, including live worms.
  • Assist guests with baiting fishing hooks and handling fish after a catch.
  • Operate cash register, fill out Boat Dock Allocation Chart, and process room charges for fishing equipment.
  • Empty trash and keep a neat work environment.
  • Fill out cash summary accurately at end of shift and turn in money and vouchers.
  • Assist guests in and out of boats.
  • Explain rules and regulations of renting boats to guests in a clear manner.
  • Rescue victims of overturned boats in a timely manner.
  • Remain calm and collected in emergency situations.
  • Answer guest questions and deal calmly with emergency situations when necessary.
  • Demonstrate a friendly, outgoing personality and make self available to guests during work hours.
  • Row a boat quickly.
  • Manipulate personal floatation devices (PFDs) and Shepard’s crook.
  • Use good natural or corrected vision to see any safety hazards. Identifies safety hazards by sight, sound, and/or smell. Ensures hazards are corrected. 
  • Hear oral/auditory directions, instructions or warnings and give same warnings to others.
  • Speak clearly to groups of 1-30 people.
  • Handle adversity, change or emergency situations calmly and with a level head.
  • Demonstrate patience with children (age 2-17) and adults.
  • Demonstrate comfortableness with lake ecology such as: inability to see the bottom of 60’ deep, snakes, frogs, turtles, and fish in size of approximately 11-20 inches. 
  • Learn and maintain familiarity with row boats, kayaks, canoes, stand up paddleboards (SUP), and paddle boats.
  • Work in a manner that will not endanger self or others.
  • Work other areas of Activities on a regular basis, such as: Wheelworks Bike Shop, Kids’ Club, Information Summerhouse, Tennis, Campfires, and special events.
  • Answer guest questions with accurate information and demonstrate a friendly and helpful personality by smiling, eye contact, initiating conversation and engaging with others.
  • Work flexible or changing days and hours; including days, nights, weekends, holidays, and occasionally up to 14 hours per shift.
  • Present a neat, clean, and well-groomed appearance in accordance with the Mohonk Mountain House Dress and Grooming Standards.
  • Bend, stoop, reach, climb, carry, and lift up to 75 pounds consistently throughout an eight-hour work day.
  • Knowledge and appreciation of nature and the outdoors.


  • Experience or potential in a people-oriented job or potential for success in a people-oriented job preferred.
  • At least 18 years old.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • CPR/First Aid certification strongly preferred.


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.