Job Descriptions & Openings

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.

Immediate Openings

Assistant Golf & Grounds Superintendent
With guidance and assistance from the superintendent, runs all of the day-to-day operations of a 27-hole golf course and resort grounds. Includes training and supervision of staff, directing and participating in the maintenance of the golf course, and applying chemicals and fertilizers. Qualifications: Minimum of Associate’s degree or enrolled in an accredited college or technical school in Turf Grass Management Program; Minnesota Pesticide License required or to be obtained in 60 days. Valid Driver’s License required. This is a full-time, 9-month position. Medical benefits, holiday,and vacation pay, plus employee resort benefits included. Pay is negotiable, based on experience and qualifications.

Reservations/Sales Specialist
Part of a busy reservations team and point of  contact for our social vacation sales reservations.  Excellent telephone and customer service skills needed with emphasis on being an upbeat and positive communicator.  Strong listening skills, computer skills, attention to detail, and ability to handle multiple tasks and confidential data are required.  Must be  flexible to work days or evenings.  Part or full-time schedule, April – October.

Manager on Duty
Professional demeanor and skilled in guest relations and problem solving.  Must be able to multi-task, handle pressure, and enjoy interacting with guests during guest activities and to respond to guest’s room needs, including performing light maintenance duties, as needed. An evening, seasonal position.

Conference Services Crew 
Part of the conference center staff; sets rooms and various audio/visual equipment for meetings, banquets, and other special functions; serves coffee breaks; helps clean and maintain meeting / banquet room areas, corridors, storage, pool and service areas; drives shuttle vans; uses computer; helps other departments when needed; schedule includes varied shifts. Must be 18 years or older.

Housekeepers
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.

Seasonal Resort Position Descriptions

Food Server
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.

Front Desk
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; helps with 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.

Conference Services Crew 
Part of the conference center staff; sets rooms and various audio/visual equipment for meetings, banquets, and other special functions; serves coffee breaks; helps clean and maintain meeting / banquet room areas, corridors, storage, pool and service areas; drives shuttle vans; uses computer; helps other departments when needed; schedule includes varied shifts. Must be 18 years or older.

Dishwasher 
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.

Retail Clerk
Serves guests graciously and professionally in either Ruttger’s Country Store, 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.

Housekeepers
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.

Maintenance Worker 
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.

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.

Host / Hostess
Duties include escorting guests to their table, presenting t he menu, and briefly describing the buffet and dining room menu.

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.

Bartender
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.

Cook
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.

Service Assistant
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.

Groundskeeper
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.

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.

Marina Crew
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.

Baker
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.

Salad Prep
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.