Employment Opportunities

Openings – July

Please see below to download the Irish Boat Shop application.  Email your completed application to our HR Assistant Becky Paauwe at blpaauwe@irishboatshop.com


Customer Experience Manager – Harbor Springs

Oversee the general operations of the customer experience, including seasonal retail operations, the cleanliness and aesthetics of the marina and docks.   


Marine Mechanic – Harbor Springs, Charlevoix, Traverse City – Northern Michigan

  • 5+ years’ experience working as a marine technician
  • Identified area of expertise: paint and gelcoat repair or mechanical or sailboat rigging or varnish and woodworking or CDL/boat moving
  • Active team player, willing to help out in all areas of need
  • Ability to climb ladders and stairs, to lift up to 50 pounds consistently, and to get on/off in and around boats of varying sizes
  • Ability to work outdoors in all conditions
  • Willingness to learn and advance knowledge and skills
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and interact positively with people
  • Driver’s license and clean driving record

Irish Boat Shop has been in the business of selling and servicing boats since 1961.  Our founder, Dave Irish, started the Company in Harbor Springs, Michigan, and added Charlevoix and Traverse City locations.  We are proud of our past and present success and always strive to give our customers high-quality service in a friendly and professional manner.  Northern Michigan proves to be one of the most beautiful places with year-round outdoor activities and a small-town Midwestern feel.  No matter the season, we have rugged trails, sand-covered beaches, snow-covered hills, and starry skies.  Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast or enjoy tasting different craft beers, Northern Michigan has something for everyone.

We provide a positive, flexible work environment that allows you to excel and learn new skills with guidance from seasoned, experienced craftsmen.  We offer a holistic benefit package and look for employees with a positive attitude and a willingness to contribute when necessary.  We have unique opportunities for independent, motivated people who like to work outside alongside good people at a great Northern Michigan company.  We are a full-service marina and boatyard for sail and powerboats.  The variety of work and occasion for teamwork in our yard drives our employees to improve their skills and make the most of their workday.

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