Best Job Ever? Run a Historic Lighthouse for $130,000 a Year
If your dream job includes moving to an island and running a historic lighthouse for $130,000 a year, then we've got a gig you are going to love.
The East Brother Light Station, Dinner, Bed and Breakfast Inn needs some new keepers, and beginning in April you could be working on the historic property. The lighthouse is currently being handled by Che Rodgers and Jillian Meeker, but they are retiring, and looking for two new light-keepers. And not necessarily together. Quarters are tight, however, so the ideal candidates would be a couple.
The beautiful property is located on a small island near Richmond-San Rafael Bridge in San Francisco Bay, and was built in 1874. It is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is now a full time Bed and Breakfast.
One of the requirements is that the lighthouse operators have a captain's license issued by the United States Coast Guard. The salary is $130,000, but according to mayor Tom Butt, the potential is there to earn more. If you would like to apply for this unique (and fun!) job, you can apply here. Good luck!