Job Descriptions & Openings

FEATURED OPEN POSITIONS – Hiring now!

Please apply online and send your resume to Human Resources, Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge, P.O. Box 400, Deerwood, MN  56444 or email.

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 to apply.

Line Cooks
Zig’s, the premier golf course restaurant on our resort property, is now hiring Line Cooks! We pride ourselves on a first-class enjoyable experience for our customers, offering fabulous food and memorable customer service. Experience is preferred, but we will train the right person.  Must be 18 or older. Full-time seasonal schedule through Labor Day. All shifts are available.

Lead Servers
Zig’s, the premier golf course restaurant on our resort property, is now hiring Lead Servers! We pride ourselves on a first-class enjoyable experience for our customers, offering fabulous food and memorable customer service. Experience is preferred, but we will train the right person.  Must be 18 to apply. Full-time seasonal schedule through Labor Day. All shifts are available.

Marina Crew
Spend the summer on beautiful Bay Lake! Our Marina Crew is responsible for renting out boats and equipment to our guests; cleaning and caring for the beach, pools, docks, boats and work areas. Marina Crew drives the boats, pulls water-skiers, leads pontoon boat tours; instructs wind surfing and sailing; and other water-based activities. Watercraft experience preferred. Must be 16 years or older 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 16 years of age or older to apply.

Cook / Baker’s Assistant
Looking for an exciting career in the Restaurant industry? Fun, family-oriented resort has a full-time, seasonal position open in our fast-paced, energetic kitchen. This position will cook on three (3) days, and assist the Pastry Chef on two (2) days. We offer flexible shifts, and a wonderful learning opportunity, as experience is preferred but not required.

Housekeeping Assistant
Organized individual with excellent computer, telephone, and customer service skills is needed to assist with scheduling, payroll, purchasing, safety training, and other clerical and miscellaneous duties for the housekeeping and laundry departments. Must be at least 18 years old to apply. Full-time, seasonal position.

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.

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!

Custodian
Join our great team today! We have day and evening shifts for staff who love to clean and want to make the lodge and surrounding buildings shine! If you have good cleaning skills and enjoy meeting happy people, apply online at www.ruttgers.com, or come in and complete an application. Prior experience helpful, but we will train. Full-time and part-time seasonal work through October. Must be able to lift, carry, and move 40 pounds and work with little supervision.

Conference & Event Team
Join a team at Ruttger’s designed to assist business and social guests maximize their enjoyment of our resort. We fulfill meeting needs by setting up indoor and outdoor event spaces; we deliver beverage, snack, and refreshment needs while conferences or events are in session; we shuttle guests to neighboring offsite locations; and any other business special requests. Requires lifting, the ability to drive, a can-do attitude, and excellent customer service skills. Must be at least 18 years old to apply.

Manager on Duty
Designated manager in charge of the resort during evening shifts. Strong public relations and customer service skills needed to assist guests, handle emergencies, and perform some light maintenance abilities as needed. Full-time seasonal position (now through early November), evening shift, requiring availability on weekends.

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Seasonal Resort Positions 

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

Activities Staff
We are looking for creative and dependable counselors and activities staff to work in Kids’ Kamp and lead resort activities for our guests. Responsibilities include bingo, crafts, leading nature hikes, fishing trips, swimming, water fun, driving pontoon boats, yard games, and lots of other outdoor activity. Water safety certification and musical and athletic abilities are helpful, but not required. Schedule includes a variety of split shifts. Must be 16 years of age or older to apply.

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.

FOOD & BEVERAGE

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

FRONT DESK & NIGHT AUDITOR

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; 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.

Night Auditor
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.

Manager on Duty
Designated manager in charge of the resort during evening shifts. Strong public relations and customer service skills needed to assist guests, handle emergencies, and perform some light maintenance abilities as needed. Full-time seasonal position (now through early November), evening shift, requiring availability on weekends.

CONFERENCE SERVICES

Conference & Event Team
Join a team at Ruttger’s designed to assist business and social guests maximize their enjoyment of our resort. We fulfill meeting needs by setting up indoor and outdoor event spaces; we deliver beverage, snack, and refreshment needs while conferences or events are in session; we shuttle guests to neighboring offsite locations; and any other business special requests. Requires lifting, the ability to drive, a can-do attitude, and excellent customer service skills. Must be at least 18 years old to apply.

Custodian
Join our great team today! We have day and overnight shifts for staff who love to clean and want to make the lodge and surrounding buildings shine! If you have good cleaning skills and enjoy meeting happy people, apply online at www.ruttgers.com, or come in and complete an application. Prior experience helpful, but we will train. Full-time, seasonal work through October. Able to lift, carry, and move 40 pounds and work with little supervision.

RETAIL

Retail Clerk
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

Room Attendants / 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.

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.

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.

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.

VACATION SALES

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!

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