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 Barbecues, 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.

2017 Employee of the Year

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Chris Cloyes 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 Chris that make the Chippewa and Lilac Tree two of the top hotels on the Island.  Chris received a $300 bonus check and a $1.00/hr raise for the 2018 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 are currently only looking for Full Season Staff who are able to work from May 4th through October 28th. Please use our online employment application form to submit your employment interest.

Positions Available:  Server, Bartender, Hotel Clerk, Hostess, Maintenance, Assistant Restaurant Manager, Assistant Sales Manager, Human Resources Manager, Housekeepers, Kitchen Helpers, Line Cooks, Lilac Tree Spa: Massage Therapist


Employment Application

Employee Documents