Shepler’s offers a variety of fun and resume-building seasonal opportunities for energetic, outgoing people with a guest service oriented outlook.   Shepler’s cast members enjoy great benefits and competitive wages in a fast paced, “on-stage” atmosphere.

 

We look for neat, well-groomed applicants who are patient, kind, and friendly on the job. Shepler’s provides a wonderful employment experience in the Straits of Mackinac area. Join #TeamSheplers and help create a hassle free and memorable experience for our guests where memories last a lifetime.

 

Limited housing available for some positions; please inquire via email.

Job Descriptions

Job Description:
Join #TeamShepler as part of the Shepler’s Car Care Center team!!  The Shepler’s Car Care Center is our designated overnight parking hub, located in Mackinaw City.  Primary responsibilities for our Car Care Center cast members include assisting guests in parking, flagging guests to the proper locations, offering directions, and answering guest questions.  Other duties include, but are not limited to, processing parking paperwork, assuring the Car Care Center is tidy and clean, washing vehicles including tour buses, and valet parking guest vehicles.

 

Location:
Mackinaw City Only

 

Indoors/Outdoors:
This position often works outdoors in all types of weather.

 

Part Time/Full Time/Seasonal:
Full Time, Seasonal (May 1 – October 31)

 

Skills:
Ideal candidates must be 18 years of age and possess a valid U.S. drivers license.  They must be comfortable working with a team and also efficient without direct supervision.  Most importantly they must have an interest in working with the public.

 

To Apply:
Visit our Mackinaw City or St. Ignace dock to apply in person during regular business hours or apply online below.

Apply online

Job Description:
Join #TeamShepler as member of our coffee barista team!!  Baristas are directly responsible for making and serving fine coffees, espressos, cold drinks, and snacks at our Captain Bills Coffee Shop.  Other duties will include cleaning and maintaining the shop’s machinery, stocking and storage of products, and providing general information to guests as they wait for the next departure.

 

Location:
Mackinaw City

 

Indoors/Outdoors:
This position works outdoors in a covered environment (not climate controlled).

 

Part Time/Full Time/Seasonal:
Full Time, Seasonal (May 1 – October 31) or Full Time, Peak Season (June 1 – August 19)

 

Skills:
Ideal candidates will be comfortable operating a cash register and espresso machine and must have good communication skills with guests. A minimal amount of physical labor is required, lifting boxes and other supplies.

 

To Apply:
Visit our Mackinaw City dock to apply in person during regular business hours or apply online below.

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Job Description:
Join #TeamShepler as one of our dock/deckhands and become a critical part of our team working on both our docks and aboard our motor vessels.  Primary duties include, but are not limited to greeting Shepler’s guests, tagging luggage, offering parking assistance, loading and unloading vessels, assisting with the boarding process, line handling, assuring a neat and tidy workspace both at the dock and on board, and also assisting with any possible guest issues both on land and while underway.

 

Location:
Mackinaw City, Mackinac Island, St. Ignace

 

Indoors/Outdoors:
This position often works outdoors in all types of weather.

 

Part Time/Full Time/Seasonal:
Full Time, Seasonal (May 1 – October 31) or Full Time, Peak Season (June 1 – August 19)

 

Skills:
Ideal candidates will be comfortable working in front of the public.  Must be able to work independently and have amazing attention to detail, along with pride in the work that you do.  Must also be comfortable working outside in all elements.  Must be 18 years of age with a valid US drivers license.

 

To Apply:
Visit our Mackinaw City or St. Ignace dock to apply in person during regular business hours or apply online below.

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Join #TeamShepler as one of our freight dock/deckhands.  Join the crew responsible for delivering critical goods, building supplies, and heavy equipment to Mackinac Island daily, aboard the best view of the morning sunrise.  Primary duties include, but are not limited to shipping, receiving and inventory of all goods and building supplies to and from the island, directing and loading heavy equipment aboard our freight vessel, and standard deckhand responsibilities.  This job requires an early call in the morning along with lifting of heavy material, and working around heavy equipment.  Being responsible for all these freight duties, while maintaining a friendly and team-oriented relationship with all Shepler’s business partners is a must.

 

Location: St. Ignace, and Mackinac Island

 

Indoors/Outdoors:

This position works outdoors in all types of weather.

 

Part Time/Full Time/Seasonal:

Full Time, Seasonal (May 1 – October 31)

 

Skills:

Ideal candidates will be comfortable working in front of the public.  Will be able to work in all types of weather including rain and snow.  Ideal candidates will also be self-motivated individuals that have great communication skills and show attention to detail.  Must be 18 years of age to apply.

 

To Apply:

Visit our Mackinaw City or St. Ignace office to apply in person during regular business hours or apply online below.

Apply online

Job Description:
Join #TeamShepler as a member of our critical maintenance & custodial team!!  Shepler’s maintenance & custodial cast members are directly responsible for how our guests perceive the Shepler’s operation.  Our guests’ first impression is your daily responsibility.  Primary duties include, but are not limited to cleaning our guest restrooms, grass cutting, grounds keeping, sweeping & mopping, minor repair work, and of course the daily cleaning of our beautiful fleet of motor vessels.

 

Location:
Mackinaw City, St. Ignace

 

Indoors/Outdoors:
This position often works outdoors in all types of weather.

 

Part Time/Full Time/Seasonal:
Full Time, Seasonal (May 1 – October 31)

 

Skills:
Ideal candidates will be comfortable working in front of the public.  Must be able to work independently and have amazing attention to detail, along with pride in the work that you do.

 

To Apply:
Visit our Mackinaw City or St. Ignace dock to apply in person during regular business hours or apply online below.

Apply online

Job Description:
Join #TeamShepler as our Marine Service Administrator.  Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry is seeking an exceptionally outgoing, highly organized, and computer savvy candidate to be the right hand to our Marine Service Manager, Jason. Responsibilities include: answering phones, greeting guests, data entry, shipping and receiving, inventory management, crib attendant (inventory & distribute tools), purchasing prepare customer bills, reconcile invoices to statements and other duties as assigned Candidate must be knowledgeable of boat parts, quick in learning computer programs and very detail oriented. IN acceptance of this job, candidate will receive benefits including; paid vacation time, health insurance, 401k and free passage to Mackinac Island.

Location:
Mackinaw City, MI

 

Indoors/Outdoors:
This position works indoors.

 

Part Time/Full Time/Seasonal:
Full Time (Year-round)

 

Skills:
Phone etiquette, exceptional people skills, organizational skills and ability to multi-task, knowledge of boat parts, attention to detail and accuracy, and experience in Microsoft Office, Inventory Management Software.

 

To Apply:
Send resume with cover letter to Jason Willis at jwillis@sheplersferry.com, or apply online below.

 

Apply online

Job Description:
Join #TeamSheplers and work in the beautiful outdoors greeting guests and directing them where to properly park their vehicles. This position involves communicating with other cast members via hand-held radio in an effort to fill Shepler’s parking lots to capacity. Cast members rotate between greeter, waver and parker positions throughout the day (Minors are eligible for this position).

 

Location:
Mackinaw City, St. Ignace.

 

Indoors/Outdoors:
This position works outdoors in all types of weather.

 

Part Time/Full Time/Seasonal:
Full Time, Seasonal (May 1 – October 31) or Full Time, Peak Season (June 1 – August 19)

 

Skills:
Ideal candidates must be 18 years of age and possess a valid U.S. drivers license.  They must be comfortable working with a team and also efficient without direct supervision.  Most importantly they must have an interest in working with the public.

 

To Apply:
Visit our Mackinaw City or St. Ignace dock to apply in person during regular business hours or apply online below.

Apply online

Job Description:
Join #TeamShepler operating our shuttles! Shuttle Drivers are responsible for shuttling guests from area hotels and campgrounds to our docks and back. Drivers also assist with guest transportation from our off-site lots and shuttling Cast Members to our various parking lots. They also are expected to assist guests with loading luggage, bikes, wheelchairs, and helping guests on and off our shuttle buses. Duties also include keeping vehicles clean, inside and out. The vehicles our Cast Members operate include 15 passenger and 16+ passenger buses. Also 60+ passenger Trams (Mackinaw City Only).

 

Location:
Mackinaw City, St. Ignace

 

Indoors/Outdoors:
This position often works outdoors in all types of weather.

 

Part Time/Full Time/Seasonal:
Full Time, Seasonal (May 1 – October 31) or Full Time, Peak Season (June 1 – August 19)

 

Skills:
Ideal candidates must be 18 years of age and possess a Chauffeur’s Driver License, but CDL-Class C, Passenger Endorsement preferred. Also, a valid DOT Medical Card is required. This position requires drivers to physically be able to get in and out of shuttles frequently.

 

To Apply:
Visit our Mackinaw City or St. Ignace dock to apply in person during regular business hours or apply online below.

Apply online

Job Description:
Join #TeamShepler as a Ticket Seller!!  Ticket sellers are a critical part of our operation as they often times offer the first impression of Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry to our guests.  Ticket sellers work in a very fast paced and fun environment where interactions with new and unique people (guests, fellow cast members, vendors) is always part of the experience.  Primary duties include assisting guests with ticket sales, offering friendly knowledgeable information on the Shepler’s operation, Mackinac Island, and other area attractions.  Additional duties include, but are not limited to, keeping the ticket office clean and organized, assisting guests with packages and promotions, selling bike and burley tickets, registering guests for overnight parking, facilitating group tickets, selling passenger and bike tickets, registering guests’ vehicles for overnight parking, selling island packages, facilitating group tickets, and assisting in the pre-boarding process for various departures.

 

Location:
Mackinaw City, Mackinac Island, St. Ignace

 

Indoors/Outdoors:
This position often works outdoors in all types of weather.

 

Part Time/Full Time/Seasonal:
Full Time, Seasonal (May 1 – October 31) or Full Time, Peak Season (June 1 – August 19)

 

Skills:
Ideal candidates will be comfortable working with computers, as well as the public and will possess a friendly and outgoing personality.

 

To Apply:
Visit our Mackinaw City or St. Ignace dock to apply in person during regular business hours or apply online below.

 

Apply online