Ruttger’s is hiring for the season!

Work where people come to play!


Ruttger’s is looking for hard-working, guest-service focused people for all seasonal positions. If you like to have fun at work, competitive pay and great perks, apply for one of the following positions: 

Bartender at Bear Pine Bar & Grill


Responsible for the set-up, maintenance and operation of the Bear Pine Bar. Takes drink and/or food orders from guests or servers. Prepares and serves alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks in accordance with standard recipes. Serves wine, bottled and/or draught beer and ale. Rings drink orders into POS system, collects payments and makes change as necessary. Washes and sterilizes glass and stemware. Sets up portable bars at on and off site locations.


Responsible for keeping all lobbies, restrooms, front desk, offices, kitchen, dining rooms, pools and bar areas clean and sanitary.


Responsible for cleaning all dishes, trays, utensils, cups, and small kitchen equipment. Maintain the dish room and dish machine in a sanitary and efficient manner.

General Maintenance


  • Perform general maintenance throughout resort as assigned.
  • Heat and AC maintenance and inspection.
  • Appliance maintenance and inspection.
  • Pool and pool equipment maintenance and inspection.
  • Help with dock installation, maintenance and inspection.
  • Well and water softener maintenance and inspection.
  • Ensures good safety practices.
  • Promote and support positive working relationships and communication with all Guests, Co-Workers and other departments.


  • Pool experience a plus.
  • Basic understanding of electrical and plumbing systems.
  • Knowledge of mechanical systems.


(Complete job description is available upon request)

Golf Equipment Manager

Responsible for maintaining golf course equipment, golf cart fleet, and resort vehicles. Perform outstanding guest service on a daily basis. Maintain interdepartmental lines of communication, and interact on a daily basis with guests and resort staff.

Golf Crew Course Laborer

Assist with landscaping and other work. Mow and trim grassy areas. Shears and prunes shrubs and hedges. Responsible for general cleaning of grounds and patios. Removes garbage to dumpster area. Cuts firewood. Operates landscape department equipment. Keeps outdoor furniture in order.

Host/Hostess in Ruby's Dining Room

Greet guests upon arrival. Escort guests to assigned table. Assist with servers as needed. Familiar with dining room menus and beverage selections. Able to answer guest questions regarding all resort facilities and surrounding areas. Takes dining reservations in person or over the phone. Prepares and maintains fire throughout shift. Straightens fireplace lobby.

Line Cook

Prepares food items to ensure that food quality and presentation exceed expectations. Completes orders accurately and in a timely manner. Prepares items for cooking by peeling, portioning, washing, cutting and mixing follow Resort recipes. Controls expenses by producing only what is needed, and preparing items correctly the first time. Properly labels, rotates and stores all products. Keeps coolers, storage rooms and reach-ins organized. Maintains a clean and sanitary workstation and kitchen. Completes daily and weekly cleaning duties. Ensures good safety practices.

Manager on Duty

Résumé submission required for position consideration

Responsible for communicating day and/or evening issues through reports and email. Tour property at start of shift; re-tour throughout shift as needed. Maintain security of international staff at Black Bear House and employee staffing areas. Maintain an in-depth knowledge of reports, resort areas, and ongoing events. Be aware of all SDS information centers and resort safety procedures. Responsible for all resort keys, and patrolling of guest and parking lots. Working knowledge of all A/V equipment and sound systems in meeting rooms and dining room. Investigates and resolves guest complaints for maximum service recovery and satisfaction. Ability to operate resort computer systems including front desk check in and check out procedures.


Responsible for selling room nights and plans to families.  Create reservations, confirmations, modifications, cancellations. Helps front desk when needed.

Room Attendants

Full Time Seasonal Positions

Seeking experienced Housekeeping/Room Attendants who are guest and family service focused.

• Strip bed linens; vacuum; dust; scrub sinks, tubs, toilets; sweep and mop floors.
• Clean fixtures; wash windows & mirrors.
• Make beds.
• Promote and support positive working relationships and communication with co-workers, all departments and our Guests.
• Any and all other duties as assigned.

A full job description is available upon request.

Servers at Ruby’s Dining Room

Greets guests and informs them of specials, buffet items, and any menu changes. Processes guest orders to ensure that all items are prepared properly and in a timely basis. If necessary, present, open, and pour wine for guests. Ensure guests are satisfied with food and service, respond to additional requests, determine when to clear table. Presents bill and collects payment. Performs all assigned pre-shift and post-shift duties. May assist server assistant with stocking work stations, busing and turning over tables. Maintains a clean and sanitary workstation. Completes daily and weekly cleaning duties.


Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge is the longest, continually owned family resort in Minnesota. We have been welcoming families to the shores of Bay Lake since 1898. From the earliest days, the Ruttger family has been built on the foundation of providing extraordinary guest service. The expectation is to treat every single guest like family. This philosophy rests firmly on four things: service as our highest priority, our attitude toward our guests and our fellow employees, consistency in our high service standards, and teamwork – making each other look good. We thank you for considering joining the Ruttger’s team and becoming part of a long and proud tradition of excellence