Job Descriptions & Openings


Please apply online and send your resume to Human Resources, Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge, P.O. Box 400, Deerwood, MN  56444 or email. Internal applicants have first preference. Watch this fun video to learn about golf course services and other experiences working at Ruttger’s. Housing for staff is not available this season. 

Ruttger’s is hiring Food Servers and Assistant Servers for Ruby’s Dining Room, the largest restaurant on our resort, and for Zig’s, our premier golf course restaurant.  All shifts are available with part-time and full-time hours through the end of November.  We are looking for positive, energetic and upbeat staff who enjoy serving guests of all ages.  You must be 18 to be a server, or 16 to be an Assistant.  Ask us about the HIRING BONUS at your interview!

Retail Sales / Barista
Join the Ruttger’s team as a retail sales member, and cross-train as a Barista! Many positions now available. Start now and get some jingle in your pocket for December spending. Must be 16 or older.

Front Desk
Love meeting new people? Join the Ruttger’s team as a member of our Front Desk staff! You will help guests check in to the resort, answer  questions they may have about accommodations, activities, and activities, provide directions and any other assistance as needed. Weekend hours will be included and are a necessary part of the industry.  Must be 16 or older.

Golf Course Maintenance or Outside Services
LOVE to work outside? What about FREE GOLF? Join the team at Ruttger’s as a Golf Course Maintenance or  Outside Services crew member. This is an outdoor, full-time, seasonal position. Duties could include mowing, raking, digging, golf cart staging, cart washing, monitoring the practice range, and other tasks.  Ability to work unsupervised for extended periods. Must be 16 or older.

Room Attendants
Great first-time job opportunity! Join the housekeeping team at Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge. Responsibilities include general cleaning of guest cabins, which includes bedrooms, common areas, kitchen and bathrooms; dusting, vacuuming, mopping, changing beds, and helping with other tasks as needed. Schedule includes weekday and weekend shifts of varying lengths. Full or part-time hours available. Must be 14 years or older. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.

Lead Room Attendant
Previous housekeeping experience required. Ability to lead and supervise co-workers, ensuring that rooms pass Ruttger’s cleaning standards.  Able to train and motivate staff, and work independently. This is a full-time, seasonal position. Weekend and/or holiday hours will be included and are a necessary part of the industry. Must be 16 or older.

Salad Prep
Part of a production team responsible for all cold food items prepared in the kitchen.  Portions and prepares items such as salads, cold appetizers, desserts, sandwiches, salad dressings, and cold banquet platters.  Responsible for maintaining a sanitary kitchen work station. Identifies and selects cuts of meat, poultry, shellfish, fish, game, fruits, or vegetables used for cold food production. Prepares vegetables for salads by peeling, paring, coring, portioning, washing, sectioning, zesting, cutting, or scoring. Prepares garnish for cold food plates and platters. Prepares mousses, galantines, or gelatin molds for cold platters. Assembles sandwiches, cold appetizers, cold platters, sandwiches, desserts. Prepares salad dressings, cold sauces, and dips.  Must be 18 or older.

Ruby’s Server Assistant
Assists food servers in clearing, cleaning and resetting of all tables in the dining room and/or banquet rooms.  Stocks all stations with clean dishes, glasses, cups, silverware and all other appropriate items necessary for guest service.  Remove all soiled dishes, glassware, cups and silverware from service station and tables to the dishwashing area.  May assist servers in serving table with beverages. Greets guests as appropriate after they are seated in assigned area.  Must be 16 or older.

Assistant Carpenter / Maintenance
Seeking applicants with light maintenance and carpentry skills to assist with cabin and lodge room renovations. Provides general maintenance and carpentry tasks. May perform minor plumbing, carpentry, electrical and repairs. Full-time, seasonal position through October. Previous carpentry and household repair experience a plus.

Boat Driver
Spend the summer on beautiful Bay Lake! The boat driver is responsible for driving our boats, pulling water-skiers, leading pontoon boat tours; possibly instructing windsurfing and sailing; and other water-based activities. Watercraft experience preferred. Part-time, hours vary. Must be at least 16 years old with Minnesota Boating Safety Certificate to apply.

Kids’ Kamp Counselors / Activities Staff
Do you like kids? Are you experienced at pulling water-skiers? We are looking for staff to supervise and participate in children’s activities (ages 4-12) such as nature hikes, fishing, games, picnics, water fun, crafts and movies. Staff also helps to plan and coordinate a FUN resort experience for guests of all ages; driving pontoons, pulling water-skiers, organizing games and contests, helping and leading beach and lake activities, and setting up for events. An outgoing personality, can-do attitude, water safety and watercraft skills, musical ability, customer service, and experience working with children and adult groups are helpful. Schedule includes a variety of split shifts. Must be 14 years of age or older to apply.

Ruby’s Host/Hostess
Join our fun and vibrant team as a Host/Hostess in our lovely, historic Ruby’s Dining Room at the main lodge. Greet guests and visitors graciously, and welcome them to breakfast or dinner. Shifts are flexible and all training is provided. Must have an upbeat, welcoming personality, remain calm under pressure, and be able to communicate with guests of all ages.

Ruby’s Food Servers
Ruby’s Dining Room in our main lodge is hiring Food Servers. Morning and evening shifts are open, with part-time and full-time hours available. We are looking for positive, energetic and upbeat staff who enjoy serving guests of all ages. Ask us about the HIRING BONUS at your interview! 

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