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Summertime Rentals and South Arm Marina

is seeking 

(2) Marina & Watersports Specialist(s)

About Summertime Rentals and the South Arm Marina

We are a very busy watersports rental business and small marina located on Lake Charlevoix’s beautiful South Arm.  We have been in operation as a rental business since 2003 and expanded into our new South Arm Marina facility as of 2021.  Our focus has always been about boating and watersports!  We operate with a crew of about 15 people and while it can get very busy at times, there’s nothing like working on the water and being surrounded by the boating/watersports atmosphere of Lake Charlevoix.  

Awesome summer job for watersports, boating, and marina enthusiasts!



General Job Details/Requirements: 

  • Positive attitude, very detail oriented, creative thinking – can do attitude.

  • Enjoys watersports, boating, and spending the summer outdoors.

  • This position has a lot of variety in scope of work (not dull) and great for someone that enjoy boats, watersports, the marina environment, and being active.

  • Self-motivated (doesn’t like sitting around) - Ability to see what needs to be done on your own with little supervision once trained.

  • Enjoys working with people and providing great customer service – you'll get to meet all sorts of cool people from all over.

  • Ability to become comfortable providing thorough and detailed instruction of equipment (boats, jetskis, kayaks, paddle boards, tubes, waterskis, etc) in front of groups.

  • Must be or become very comfortable operating, maneuvering, and docking boats and Waverunners.

  • Vacuums, cleans, and details boats.

  • General yardwork/gardening – mowing, weeding, watering

  • Retail sales of watersports and boating equipment and accessories.

  • Gas Dock & Dock Hand - fueling boats, assisting customers.

  • Delivery of paddleboards, water trampolines, kayaks, and more.

  • Not afraid to swim, get wet, and install water trampolines, floats, etc.

  • Good driving record and must be at least 16 years of age.

  • Must possess or willing to acquire Michigan Boater’s Safety Certificate.  Classes are available with local sheriff’s department or can be done online.

  • Must be able to lift 50lbs and doesn’t mind some occasional physically strenuous activity.

  • Comfortable connecting, trailering, and launching boats is a plus but not required.

  • Other duties not listed but these are the basics. We like to utilize people's strengths and partake in the various aspects they enjoy.

  • Company logo shirts provided.  Usual apparel is T-shirt, shorts and sandals/watershoes/tennis shoes.  We work outside!

  • We have fun too!  We swim and jump in the water during breaks and to cool off. Yes, we have a giant water trampoline out front for fun!


Position requires someone who enjoys being active.   Schedule is based on customer demand but it is very busy from mid June through August.  We are open approximately Memorial weekend through Labor Day weekend with rentals and May through Sept/October with other marine activities.  Some seasonal flexibility for school schedule.  


Ideal candidates would be able to work multiple summers with potential for growth in pay and responsibility.  The position offers good pay, overtime, nice tips, and an end of season bonus.  We offer a 3% company retirement SIMPLE IRA matching through Vanguard after the first year of employment.  It’s a great seasonal job with much of our staff coming back year after year!  


TO APPLY: Please email a resume, any references, and a brief description about yourself and how this position is a good fit for you to:  Please put "Summer Employment 2024" in the subject line.  No phone calls please.  We will contact you within a week of your application.

Thank you for your interest and look forward to hearing from you!


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