Job Seeker FAQs

What kinds of jobs are available in Door County? What industries are hiring? What skills or work experience do I need?

Door County is a popular destination for travelers and tourists, so there's a diversity of jobs in the hospitality

and service industries, including front desk, housekeeping, maintenance, recreational, retail, restaurant, and environmental service jobs. Narrow your job search by hovering over the Find a Job menu and selecting the job category you're interested in.

Most jobs posted on this website do not require substantial or formal experience. While previous experience in service or hospitality work is of course beneficial, most employers are looking for workers with a good attitude, solid work ethic, and friendly demeanor.


Who applies to Door County jobs?

Door County employers are interested in workers of all stripes, with all sorts of work and life experiences. Many of our workers are seasonal, meaning college students or travel-lovers work here for the spring and/or summer seasons. However, there are plenty of full-time, year-round jobs available for workers of all ages, backgrounds, and experiences who are looking to relocate to and work in Door County for a longer period of time.


What if I want to work in Door County but am not a U.S. citizen?

Door County Employers hire workers from all walks of life and geographical backgrounds. Workers who are citizens of other countries are welcome to apply for jobs and work in Door County, but they will need to acquire the proper documentation to prove their identities and that they are eligible to work in the U.S.

Please visit the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website to learn more.


When should I start applying for summer jobs?

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Employers are looking to fill positions for summer work as soon as the fall and winter, but many jobs can be applied for and secured as late as spring. Keep in mind summer is Door County's busy season, so most employers will want to hire workers far ahead of the summer season.


I'm a college student. Are there employers who will hire me during my summer break?

Yes, in fact many of our seasonal workers are students from nearby colleges or universities. Summer is the busiest season for tourism in Door County, but this business tapers off as fall and winter arrive, so seasonal workers are in demand.


Do employers provide housing? What if I want to accept a job offer but the employer doesn't offer housing?

As a rule, employers do not provide housing for employees. However, some employers do offer on-site or nearby housing. Visit the Employee Housing Offered category to see a list of available jobs for which housing is offered, or check out the Door County Seasonal Housing Facebook page for more information on area housing options.


I submitted one or more applications through the website. Now what?

After you've submitted your profile to a job posting, it's in the employer's hands. He or she will contact you via phone or email if they are interested in beginning the interview process with you. If you haven't heard from an employer, please contact them for more information. is not involved in the interview or hiring process.


How do I get to Door County? Does the area have public transportation?

Door County is accessible by major highways and is within driving distance from Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, and the cities and towns in between. The area has a number of small airports and can even be accessed by ferry. Learn more about getting to Door County.

Door County does not have a formal public transportation system. There are several taxi cab companies and ride-sharing programs in the area and most towns are walkable or bikeable, but a car is often required to get around the peninsula.