Employment Opportunities

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

Available positions

Boat Mover with a CDL Class A – Harbor Springs
We have a unique CDL position that is local, and you would be home every evening.  This is more than a driving position and can be very physically challenging.  Our business provides variety in the workday, an opportunity to learn new skills, and great co-workers.  If you want to use your CDL in a career field that is purely Northern Michigan, apply and learn to be a boat mover.

Service Manager – Harbor Springs or Charlevoix
Manage the processes and facilities of a traditional boatyard and marina.  Lead a group of hard-working, talented technicians and office staff who perform quality work in a fast-paced, positive work environment.  Continue Dave Irish’s legacy of quality craftsmanship, excellent customer service, and a great employment opportunity with a family-owned Northern Michigan company.

Service Writer – Harbor Springs and Charlevoix
We need a self-motivated, excellent communicator who has scheduling experience and a customer-focused approach.  This position supports our Service Technicians and provides a positive external customer experience as well.  This is a fast-paced job that requires attention to detail and a solution-minded approach.  We are looking for a positive individual to support the Company’s values and mission.

Accounting Position – Harbor Springs or Charlevoix
Support the Accounting department and provide financial, administrative, and clerical services.  We are looking for someone with previous work experience in accounting who can demonstrate an understanding of basic accounting principles.  An accounting degree is preferable.  This position requires an organized individual who is willing to be taught and an active team member.  We seek someone who can contribute to a positive work environment.

Marine Technician – Painter – Harbor Springs and Charlevoix
Our painters have the opportunity to show their skills on a wide variety of high-end Yachts.  We regularly perform custom paint and varnish work to a fleet of Hinkley Yachts, high-performance sailboats, along with museum-quality wooden restorations.  The successful person will take ownership of the paint shop and be the expert in preparing and painting marine vessels with Awlgrip products and refine their skills with continued training.