Job Descriptions & Openings
WE ARE ACCEPTING 2015 EMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONS!
Immediate openings and seasonal positions are listed below. After reviewing what positions are available this season, click ONLINE APPLICATION to apply.
Retail Director (Stores)
We are seeking an experienced leader in retail to plan and direct our four retail store operations at Ruttger’s: The Country Store, The Garage, Auntie M’s Kaffeehaus, and Lobby Shop.
The Retail Director controls purchasing and sales procedures in our retail shops to ensure maximum profitability while providing an enjoyable shopping experience for our guests and other customers. Responsible for developing the comprehensive sales plan for the stores. Attends market and trade shows, as necessary. Plans the annual budget related to all retail activities, including wages, purchases, and supplies. The Director also coordinates special events and the vendor fair for our annual Oktoberfest celebration. Ideal candidates will have previous retail experience with a strong sense for customer service; management/supervisory experience required, including budgeting and expense control. This is a full-time position with benefits. Resumes may be emailed, please also complete an online application.
Conferences and Event Services
Join the team that assists guests during conferences and special events. Activities include shuttling guests to off-site locations, setting up conference rooms and events, arranging food and beverage displays, and working with audio/visual equipment. Must be at least 18 years old and able to work through October. Complete the job application here.
We are seeking cooks in the following positions, golf clubhouse, bakery, prep and line cooking positions. Previous experience is preferred but not required, however a sense of urgency and attention to detail is a must. Complete the job application here.
Seasonal Resort Position Descriptions
We are accepting 2015 employment applications now!
As representatives of Ruttger’s, our most important responsibilities are to serve our guests with courtesy and consideration and to provide or arrange for any assistance they request. The following descriptions give more specific requirements for each seasonal position at our Minnesota lake resort. For more details on any position or for terms of employment, please contact our human resource department by email or fill out the online application here.
ACTIVITIES & MARINA
Kids’ Kamp Counselor / Resort Activities Staff
Part of a group of counselors who supervise children’s activities from ages 4-12; maintains a safe, fun environment; responsible for all children registered in the program; provides enjoyable and educational activities and programs such as nature hikes, fishing trips, games, picnics, crafts and movies; plans, coordinates and supervises resort activities for guests of all ages; drives pontoon boats. Water safety instructor, musical ability or working toward an elementary education degree is helpful. Schedule includes a variety of split shifts. Must be 16 years of age or older.
Rents boats, fishing and skiing equipment; cleans and cares for beach, pools, docks, boats and work areas; drives ski boats, pontoon boats and other craft; instructs renters on wind surfing and sailing; holds skiing seminars; completes various other tasks assigned by the supervisor. Must be 16 years or older.
FOOD & BEVERAGE
Part of the production team responsible for preparing breads, rolls, quick breads, muffins and other similar bakery items. Also prepares pies, cakes, cookies, and other baked desserts. Schedule includes a variety of shifts. Must be 18 years or older.
Part of the beverage staff which operates the main bar, dining room wine and cocktail service, special bars for resort and private functions, and beverage service at golf course, beach, pool areas and other locations; serves guests graciously, professionally, and responsibly; responsible for control of liquor cost through proper pouring and measuring techniques; responsible for cash and charge transactions; mixes and serves products according to recipes and procedures established by Ruttger’s; maintains standards for cleaning, set-up, tear-down and stocking; schedule includes straight and split shifts; must be 18 or older.
Part of the production team for a busy, fine-dining restaurant; works in various positions including bakery, pantry, prep and hot food stations; maintains a clean, safe and professional work environment; helps with other tasks as needed; schedule includes a variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner shifts, as well as special functions. Must be 18 years or older.
Part of the sanitation crew in the main kitchen; takes turns at ware washing, clearing and stacking dishes, operating dish machine, stacking and storing clean dishes; cleans kitchen floors, walls, exhaust system, drain systems, and other areas; helps with stocking, delivery, trash removal and other tasks as needed; schedule includes a variety of shifts. Must be 16 years or older.
Part of the service crew for a busy dining room; serves guests graciously and professionally according to Standard American Table Service; helps with cleaning, restocking and other tasks as needed; responsible for cash and charge transactions; schedule includes a variety of breakfast, lunch, and dinner shifts, split shifts, and special functions; must be 18 years or older.
Host / Hostess
Duties include escorting guests to their table, presenting t he menu, and briefly describing the buffet and dining room menu.
Part of the production team responsible for all cold food items prepared in the kitchen. Portions and prepares such cold food items as salads, cold appetizers, desserts, sandwiches, salad dressings, and cold banquet platters. Schedule includes a variety of shifts. Must be 16 years or older.
Part of the food service team; sets and clears tables in dining and banquet rooms; restocks supplies; helps with clean-up and other duties as assigned by the supervisor-on-duty; schedule includes a variety of shifts. Must be 16 years or older.
FRONT DESK & NIGHT AUDITOR
Part of the reception staff; provides check-in, check-out and cashier services using a computerized front office system; answers questions and assists guests as needed; completes daily reports; answers telephone switchboard, dining reservations and other functions; cleans and maintains facilities and equipment; helps with other tasks as needed; schedule includes a variety of shifts. Must be 16 years or older.
The night front desk staff; provides check-in, check-out and cashier services using a computerized front office system; answers questions and assists guests as needed; completes daily reports; responsible for telephone switchboard, cleans and maintains facilities and equipment; helps with other tasks as needed. Helps close out day and prepares next-day arrivals. Works the overnight shift. Must be 18 years or older.
Conference & Event Team
Join the team that assists our guests during conferences and special events! Activities include shuttling guests to off-site locations, setting up conference rooms and events, arranging food and beverage displays, and working with audio/visual equipment. Must be 18 years old and able to work through October.
Serves guests graciously and professionally in either Ruttger’s Country Store, The Garage, Auntie M’s Kaffeehaus, or the Lobby Shop; responsible for cash and charge transactions; helps in stocking, inventory, and other tasks as needed; cleans and maintains merchandise, facilities, and equipment. Schedule includes a variety of shifts. Must be 16 years or older.
HOUSEKEEPING & LAUNDRY
Cleans guest rooms; performs general cleaning which includes baths, kitchens, dusting, vacuuming, mopping, changing beds, etc.; helps with other tasks as needed; schedule includes day shifts of varying lengths. Must be 14 years or older.
GOLF, GROUNDS & RESORT MAINTENANCE
Golf Course Maintenance Crew
Part of a crew that is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the golf-course grounds. These duties include the use of various types of lawnmowers, string trimmers, and other landscape-type equipment. Must be 16 years or older.
Golf Shop Service Crew
Responsible for cash and charge transactions as retail clerk; takes tee-times; rents, issues and checks-in pull carts and power carts; rents golf clubs and other equipment; maintains storage area and cleans guests’ equipment; patrols course as ranger; serves as starter; helps with other tasks as needed; schedule includes a variety of shifts. Must be 16 years or older.
Assists landscape technicians with landscaping work, mowing, trimming, general cleaning of grounds and patios; removes garbage; cuts firewood; keeps lawn furniture in order; moves furniture in guest rooms as needed; various other tasks as needed; schedule includes a variety of shifts. Must be 16 years or older.
Work includes most types of general maintenance, such as: minor plumbing, carpentry, electrical and general repair; assists with other duties as assigned; schedule may include weekends or evenings. Must be 18 years or older.
Vacation Reservations Agent
We are looking for individuals with attention to detail, good computer ability, customer service and problem-solving skills, and a pleasant telephone voice for our fun and fast-paced Vacation Sales office. Sales experience is preferred, but not required. If you think you would enjoy helping people with their vacation plans, please fill out the online application. Schedule includes a variety of shifts, including weekends and evenings. Full- and part-time seasonal positions available!