Employment Opportunities

The Chippewa Hotel Waterfront believes in nourishing talent and commitment. Previous employees have achieved managerial status in every aspect of our operation and have also gone on to exciting and fulfilling careers within the hospitality industry and beyond.

Internship assistance is provided by all Managers in every field within the hotel trade, please indicate on your application if you intend to work towards a course requirement. All employees are eligible for our 'Employee of the Month' and 'Employee of the Year' award and are rewarded for their exceptional efforts.

Our annual employee boat cruise, regular St. Cloud Barbeques, the Pink Pony Softball Team, the traditional end-of-year party as well as food, beverage and guest room discounts for family are just some of the enjoyable aspects of working a season on Mackinac Island at the Chippewa Hotel Waterfront.

2015 Employee of the Year

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Odess Morgan is our Chippewa Hotel and Lilac Tree Hotel Employee of the Year! Thank you for your dedication and hard work this season. It is employees like Odess that make the Chippewa and Lilac Tree two of the top hotels on the Island.  Odess received a $300 bonus check and a $1.00/hr raise for the 2016 season. Congratulations and keep up the great work!

Employment Openings

We have numerous job opportunities available on Mackinac Island. Our season runs from the beginning of May thru October. We do hire some partial season help, however you must be able to work thru the third weekend in August. Please use our online employment application form to submit your employment interest.


Positions available: 

Full Season Retail Associates

Full Season Front Desk Associates

Full Season Night Manager/Auditor

Full Season Dishwasher

Experienced Prep Cook


Line Cook




Online Employment Application

 Thank you for your interest!