Employment

Employment Opportunities

Irish Boat Shop takes pride in their employees, with the top facilities in the Great Lakes. Many of our employees have worked here for decades, and even generations, for a reason: we offer year-round, full-time employment, great job security, competitive wages, health insurance, education, family flexibility, and many other benefits. Join our crew for a fun and rewarding career in the growing Marine Industry.

Please, take the time to read these articles that showcase our long history and the work that we do here.

Dave Irish: A Life Spent Playing with Boats

The Irish Boat Shop (ABYC Article)

Irish Boat Shop Preserves Wooden Boats

Employment Opportunities

Sales Person in Training – Traverse City

We will be selling all new boat lines, as well as, brokerage boats out of this location. We currently have a successful Sales Person at the helm of the Sales Team. We are looking for someone to learn from him and to help us make this a successful sales venture. The successful person in this role will be outgoing and hardworking, someone who will be willing to jump in at any part of the operation, and is not above any task. Positive communication skills and a team oriented attitude is a must and we can teach the rest.

Seasonal Opportunities

Assistant Retail Store Manager – Charlevoix (April – October)

In the absence of the Store Manager, this position will make the day-to-day decisions and support the Retail Sales Assistants in selling our product and providing excellent customer service. The successful person will be able to learn product details quickly and successfully communicate with all customers, as well as, all retail employees. The ideal person will want to teach and lead a small group of people, with a focus on fun and upselling!

Retail Store Team Members – Harbor Springs and Charlevoix (Memorial Day – Labor Day)

These individuals will keep our stores clean and showcase our products in an effective manner while providing excellent customer service to all who walk through the door. Learning new skills and new products while honing effective communication skills will occur daily. Each Member will spend a day out on the docks too, as a dock attendant – sharing information about our store, cleaning up the docks, helping transient customers and answering customer questions.

Boat Cleaners – Charlevoix (May – July)

Spend all day outside making customers happy! Detail oriented, obsessive cleaners wanted!

Boat Valets – Harbor Springs (June 1 – September 30)

This is a fast-paced, customer-focused position that requires finesse in driving trucks with trailers, driving boats, communicating positively with customers, and having patience while enjoying a long season. Good pay and a great team environment. Must be 18 years or older.

Wake Surf Demonstration Program Driver – Charlevoix/Harbor Springs/Traverse City (May 1 – Sept. 30)

We need a self-motivated, excellent communicator, with on-water skills to safely operate and demonstrate boat product and teach prospective customers how to wakesurf and how to use their tow boats. This is a successful program with a need for some additional creativity and emphasis on getting people excited about Nautique Boats. Hourly plus commission.