Come work and live where others vacation

To learn about current openings visit: Current Employment Opportunities

Updated: 11/17/2016

We are currently accepting applications and schedule phone interviews for the 2017 season! All positions listed are open.

We operate five different businesses on Mackinac Island.  By filling out our application you will be considered for any position that is open in these different operations.  This family of businesses is comprised of The Island House, the 1852 Grill Room Restaurant, the Ice House Bar and Grill, the Pancake House Restaurant, Mary’s Bistro and Draught House, Starbuck’s Mackinac Island, and Ryba’s Fudge Shops.  A current list of the different jobs is available on the Current Employment Opportunities page.

The 1852 Grill Room underwent a full renovation two winters ago winter.  Since the restaurant reopened, we had an increase in interest and business.  With the addition of our new Executive Chef, Phil Kromer, in 2013 and our Food and Beverage Director, Dan Pleskach, the 1852 Grill Room is ready for a great season.  It is our plan to offer several onsite training courses to our wait staff in conjunction with the Michigan Restaurant Association in 2016.  We hope that you can be a part of it.

Mary’s Bistro is now home to the new Draught House.  Opening during the 2014 season with fifty craft beers on tap it is Mackinac’s only true tap room.  This fresh concept on Mackinac Island has proved to be a great success.  Live entertainment is offered on most weekends in the Draught House.

During the 2014/2015 winter the restaurant portion of Mary’s Bistro was completely renovated. It will certainly been a busy summer at Mary’s and the Draught House.

If you are tired of watching other people have adventures on TV, live your own. Live it on Mackinac Island.

Mackinac Island is a unique place located between Michigan’s rugged upper and lower peninsulas where Lake Huron and Lake Michigan meet. There are no motor vehicles on the Island, which is accessible only by ferry, plane and private watercraft.

No motor vehicles means no rush hour, no commute and little pollution. Leave a big portion of your carbon footprint on the mainland. Walk or ride your bike to get around. When you are not trapped in a car you have a chance to see the water and see the trees. Things slow down, you suddenly have a chance to say hello to people. Mackinac Island has a sense of community as a direct result of this freedom.

You can be in the woods on a secluded trail in less than ten minutes after work. You can have a rock beach all to yourself if you head a mile out of town on a bike. The Island is 80% State Park and it is here for all of us to share.

We are looking for adventurous people to work on Mackinac Island for the upcoming season.  Jobs begin in early May and run through late October.  We accept candidates that are available to work for varying lengths of time.  Please keep in mind the later in the season a person can work the better, as many positions run through late October.

To begin the application process, please fill out our online application. You may also forward a copy of your resume; however, it is still necessary to fill out the online application.

Working on Mackinac Island is a truly unique experience. Island House Hotel and its family of businesses offers some of the best employment opportunities on the Island. For more information, visit our New Employee Information page.

Interviews are conducted via Skype. If you are not familiar with Skype take some time to visit their website for more information.