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November 16, 2018

WINTER POSITIONS — Two (2) seasonal support staff for the Winter Retreat season. (January-beginning of March)

Au Sable is seeking two energetic staff to work a demanding schedule for the winter retreat season. The positions will fill vital roles to ensure our retreat guest have a relaxing time recreating in the northern woods of Michigan. The applicants need to have a wide range of ability and/or the ability to learn many tasks. Some of the tasks include: hospitality, housekeeping, snow removal, ski trail grooming, cooking, and light maintenance.

The position is not a typical Monday-Friday work week. It is a flexing schedule based on weather and weekend groups. Weekends will be long days, with shorter shifts during the week to equal a 40-hour work week.


  • Must be responsible, trustworthy, teachable, organized and have an attention to detail.

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and work standing, bending, walking, reaching for 8 hour shifts.

  • Must work adequately under time pressures and constraints.

  • Must be able to work in all weather extremes.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

  • Preferably winter support service staff would have some skills in housekeeping, cooking for groups, and/or light maintenance. However, these are not requirements.

Salary will be minimum wage (currently $10.00 per hour) for the first 40 hours each week. Time and a half for additional hours in the same week. Housing provided. Meals are provided any time the kitchen is operating.

Applications accepted through midnight on Friday, November 30.

To apply please fill out an application at or email Eric at