Your next AV Career move is to Martha’s Vineyard, MA: Here’s Why

Looking to install beautiful systems with a scenic backdrop?

Picture this: you wake up with the sun before anyone else has had a chance to dampen your mood, you pull over an old jacket (shoes optional), grab your poles and stroll to your hidden beach for some sunrise fishing before heading off to work to install an AV system in a multi million dollar home. No, we didn’t tap into your dreams last night, this is your life when you move to Martha’s Vineyard. On the East Coast of Massachetts in scenic Cape Cod, this island is littered with some of the wealthiest folks in the country, and therefore some of the nicest AV systems you’ve ever seen. As someone who appreciates lush audio and picturesque video, you’ll thrive on the island that inspired Wes Anderson’s cinematography and where Spielberg directed Jaws. Don’t worry though… you’re safe on these beaches.

What is there to Do in Martha’s Vineyard?

This island town is the perfect place to experience small town charm with big city amenities! Concerned that the ‘vineyard’ part of Martha’s Vineyard means there’s only wine here? This is island life man, you need to worry less! For every Nantucket and Cape Cod Winery on the island, there are two more local breweries where shoes are optional. So whether you’re slicking your hair back with sea salt or pomade to impress that certain someone, you’ll have the perfect place to start your night out on the town. Love conspiracies? Martha’s Vineyard is rife with them! Go to one of the dozens of museums and learn all the history of the Kennedy’s who used to summer on the island. That’s right, you might be gracing the same streets as American Royalty. The culture of the island has been molded by the presence of tons of other famous musicians and artists from Shel Silverstein and Carly Simon to Spike Lee. Not all that concerned with all this pop culture? There are dozens of wildlife preserves chock full of nationally protected land. If you are looking for more action, Martha’s Vineyard is known for its sailing and fishing! If you don’t know how to fish or sail yet there are over 10 clubs geared directly to helping newcomers socialize while learning one of these new skills. Whether you’re into the coast for the aesthetic or the activity, there is a club waiting to embrace you with open arms or a fist bump and cold beer.

What is the Cost of Living in Martha’s Vineyard?

As expected when you live in a beach town on an island in Cape Cod, the cost of living is a bit higher in Martha’s Vineyard: about 12% higher than the cost of living in Boston according to the American Chamber of Commerce Researchers Association. Housing is roughly 95% above the national average due to the limited opportunities for real estate expansion given the square footage of the island. But for that price, you are guaranteed a home with history. Though the cost of healthcare is about 7% less than in Boston, transportation costs are 22 % above Boston. The cost of miscellaneous goods and services is 10% more than in Boston. However, with this slight increase in the cost of living comes a significant increase in quality of life! Martha’s Vineyard is known for its friendly and welcoming culture, emphasis on the connection to nature and healthy living, and life at a bit of a slower pace. When speaking on how life on the island is simply different and therefore incomparable to life in the city, commission executive director Mark London said “there are certain things we don’t need here – a suit and tie and so many changes of clothes, for example, that you would need if you were working in downtown Boston”. So, if there is a part of you that is called to simplicity, contact HD Staffing and let’s figure out how we can get you started on island life!

Are you in need of a career change? Maybe you need a change of scenery. If Martha’s Vineyard seems like the perfect fit for you, we have job opportunities available to you right now. Finding your next career opportunity is our priority. HD Staffing boasts over 50 years of combined custom electronic integration and construction staffing experience. This experience allows us to better connect with the needs of both our client companies and the candidates we work with. Give us a call today at 702-666-8288 or send us an email at to find your next AV job.

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