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Harbor View Motel Manager Beaver Island, Michigan

September 20, 2023

The Harbor View Motel, located on beautiful Beaver Island in Lake Michigan, is seeking an onsite Manager (partners are welcome) with a warm, welcoming smile and an eye for cleanliness and organization. Our motel features eight two-bedroom condominiums, six motel rooms, and a swimming pool. The motel is open from May 1 through Nov. 30. The manager will work from April 15 – Dec. 1. The busy season runs June, July, and August.

Beaver Island, 58 square miles in area, is the largest and only inhabited island in Lake Michigan. A two-hour ferry ride or a twenty-minute flight from mainland Charlevoix is the lifeline to this unspoiled and unhurried island. Unmatched in natural beauty, it is steeped in rich Native American and Irish history. Paradise Bay, the hook shaped harbor on the north end of the island, is home to the town which consists of a ferry dock, two airports, gift shops, restaurants, pubs, groceries, marinas, churches, and museums. An old Coast Guard lighthouse still stands at Whiskey Point, the tip of this hook shaped bay.

If you enjoy working in a natural setting, being part of a dedicated team, are detail oriented and are good cleaners, this is a great opportunity to join us at Harbor View Motel!

Check out our website at and the Chamber of Commerce website at

This is a live-in/on site position, which includes a 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Available to work daily, including weekends and holidays.
  • Serve as resident onsite manager of guest relationships and experiences including, but not limited to check-in/check-out, and special requests.
  • Complete cleaning of rooms for incoming guests, managing a small cleaning staff, and inspecting rooms.
  • Respond to phone calls, texts from guests and potential guest during the hours of operation.
  • Maintain safe, clean and attractive grounds, along with light pool maintenance.
  • Work with the Board on marketing to develop goals and initiatives aimed at increasing revenue and recognition.
  • Oversee and secure personnel for maintenance and repairs.
  • Requires ability to lift and move up to 50 lbs., as well as the physical exertion needed to perform housekeeping.
  • Purchase supplies.
  • Perform public relations activities.
  • Laundry, sheets and towels.
  • Ensure property rules are followed in rooms and on the grounds.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High level of integrity.
  • Ability to prioritize demands of the job.
  • Superior people and problem-solving skills. Excellent and clear communication skills are a must.
  • Computer Skills, Microsoft Office, and reservation software.
  • Strong work ethic, and well groomed.
  • Impeccable attention to detail.
  • Ideal applicant will have the ability to perform light repairs and maintenance Social media knowledge.

Salary package includes a year-long two-bedroom apartment, all utilities, internet, Dish

Network, and (depending on experience). Please send Resume, Cover Letter and References to Liz Gorecki at by Saturday, September 30, 2023.

Harbor View is an equal opportunity employer.

Experienced Plumber, HVAC, and/or Electrical Service Technician

Beaver Island, MI

Robert’s John Service is a small, locally owned company on Beaver Island, Michigan, specializing in plumbing, HVAC and electrical work. Beaver Island is located in northern Lake Michigan and is the most remote inhabited Island in all of the Great Lakes. This position presents the opportunity to live in a unique and beautiful location.

Robert’s John Service provides services for both residential and commercial sites (including winterizing seasonal homes); as well as work on new construction and remodeling.

We are looking for an experienced, dependable employee who works well with others, is organized, conscientious and trustworthy, to enhance our already established team.

Pay based on experience.

Please email resume and inquiries to Ryann – or call 231-448-2805 for more information.

Marina Attendant(s): The marina attendant(s) will work with the Harbormaster to operate the Municipal Marina to meet the standards and rules set by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the St James Township Board. The selected employee(s) will be expected to provide continuous effort to develop a user-friendly marina. The marina attendant(s) will work 40 hours per week from mid-June through late August. Pay Range is $16-$19/hour. The township is seeking several marina attendants. Immediate deadline is 5:00pm on April 21, 2023. Posting will remain open until positions are filled.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
Working familiarity with computer systems, specifically reservations and sales
Working familiarity with boating
Ability to work outdoors in all types of summer weather
Ability to project a positive public image of Beaver Island and St. James Township
Ability to provide exceptional customer service with a courteous, positive attitude
Ability to work in a team, follow instructions from supervisors & perform assigned tasks

Preferred Qualifications:
High school graduate or equivalent
At least one year of work experience

To view full Job Description and Required Application Document follow the link at Applicants should send a completed application and letter of interest to Harbormaster Marlene Wiser at or
US Mail to: PO Box 42, Beaver Island, MI 49782

Expected Timeline:
March – Positions Posted
Early May – Interviews in Person or Via Zoom
May 10 – Township Board Approves Hires
Mid-June – Begin Work


Title: Marina Attendant
Department: Public Works
Reports To: Harbormaster
Date: March 7, 2023
Status: Seasonal Summer

Position Purpose and Objectives
Assist the Harbormaster in the day-to-day operation of the Municipal Marina. Carry out tasks and work activities issued by the Harbormaster. Provide continuous effort to develop a user-friendly Municipal Marina.
Compensation is paid at a rate set by the St James Township Board. Currently $16.00 – $19.00 per hour.

Scope and Environment
Work performed at the Beaver Island Municipal Marina. Marina attendant works from the 2nd week of June until the end of August, 40 hours per week.

Essential Job Functions
Assist Harbormaster in operation of the Municipal Marina
Utilize MIDNR computer reservation system to register boaters and accept payments
Implement internal policies and procedures
Issue general instruction regarding water traffic and safety
Review and resolve complaints
Assist boaters with docking and undocking
Dispense fuel and assist with pump outs
Walk marina property to ensure public compliance with existing Municipal Marina ordinances
Ensure safe, clean, and orderly docks and buildings, including restrooms, showers, etc.
Grounds keeping and light maintenance of equipment and facilities

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
Working familiarity with boating
Ability to work outdoors in all types of summer weather
Working familiarity with computer systems, specifically reservations and sales
Ability to provide exceptional customer service with a positive attitude
Ability to work in a team, follow instructions from supervisors and perform assigned tasks
Ability to project a courteous and positive public image of Beaver Island and St. James Township

Preferred Qualifications
High school graduate or equivalent
At least one (1) year of work experience

The information contained in this position description is intended to describe the general content and requirements for successful performance of the job. It is not an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Additional duties and requirements may be assigned at the sole discretion of the Township. Hence, the job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employers as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
The position is an at-will position. Township Board Approval: 3/9/2022.

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