HELP WANTED for summer season

HELP WANTED for summer season


Gay Head Lighthouse Tour Guide
Part-time and Volunteer positions

Gay Head Lighthouse [GH Light] Tour Guides are responsible for daily operations and visitor services at the Gay Head Lighthouse, Memorial Day weekend through mid-October.
Candidates should enjoy interacting with the public and be enthusiastic about the Lighthouse, Aquinnah and Vineyard history.
Duties include greeting visitors, handling admission fees and ensuring the security of the property. The ability to operate Point of Sale hardware and software, climb stairs, stand for long periods of time and lift 30-lbs is necessary.

o Part-time seasonal employee of the Town of Aquinnah
o Hourly rate established by Town’s Classification and Compensation Plan
o Works under the supervision of the Gay Head Lighthouse Tour Coordinator

FOR MORE INFORMATION contact Deborah Medders – 508.693.1039

A good time was had by all at the 3 years anniversary of the Gay Head Light move

Celebrating 3 years since to move

In recognition of the 3rd anniversary of the move of the Gay Head Lighthouse, the light will be open from 5-7 on Wednesday, 30 May.  Admission is complimentary. 

The Gay Head Light 2018 Schedule

From Memorial Day weekend  to June 23, the Gay Head Light will be open on the weekends, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. On Memorial Day weekend, the lighthouse will be open Sat, Sun and Mon.

June 24 thru Labor Day weekend, the Gay Head Light will be open 7 days a week, from 10:00am-4:00pm

Additional sunset hours will be from 6:00pm-8:00pm on Thur and Fri evenings.


Admission: $6.00

Free admission for:

  • Residents of Aquinnah
  • Children under age 12
  • Military veterans

Gay Head Lighthouse Open FREE on Mother's Day!

The Town of Aquinnah will open Gay Head Light for FREE on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14th, from 5:30-7pm. All mothers and everyone who has, or had a mother, are invited to honor Mom, and enjoy the stunning view from the Island’s most iconic structure. Closed if raining…

Historic Gay Head Light Needs Repairs

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff/file

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff/file

After moving the Gay Head Light farther inland last year, local officials are now looking for up to $1.3 million to complete repairs on the Martha’s Vineyard icon over the next few years. [READ MORE]











Fencing is down

The fencing that was erected as part of the lighthouse move has  been removed, and Lighthouse Park, directly adjacent to Gay Head Light, is now open daily from 8:30am until an hour past Sunset for the general enjoyment of the public. (Photos by Scott Crawford)20160921_150713 20160921_162330 20160921_125730

Vineyard Medals Honor Maritime Traditions, Leadership

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum recently honored three Vineyard residents for their service to the Island.

At a ceremony earlier this month, Len Butler, Robert S. Douglas and Catherine (Kay) Mayhew each received a 2016 Martha’s Vineyard Medal. The medal honors residents who have contributed to the history, arts and culture of the Island.

Mr. Butler played a lead role in relocating the Gay Head Light last year, serving as chairman of the lighthouse relocation committee, navigating reams of bureaucratic red tape and poring over the lighthouse structure and geology of the nearby eroding cliffs. Through it all, he maintained his day job as a senior site supervisor at John G. Early Construction, where he has worked since 1972.

(Read the article…)

Update: new railings installed at the lighthouse

The beautiful new black powder coated metal railings on the balcony, at the building entrance, and on the new retaining wall, have been installed.