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INNKEEPERS (FULL TIME, LELAND)

We have an opening for an innkeeper couple. This is a full time, year round position for the right couple to live on property and manage most day to day operations of the Inn. The owners will still be very present to the business and with guests but will not live on site.

The couple should have the following skill sets and abilities:

-First and foremost, must LOVE people and want to serve them, be able to connect with people from all walks of -life and make them feel comfortable.
-Top notch phone and customer service skills.
-Computer skills – able to learn online booking software to input guest data, greet and check in guests, and make reservations.
-Detail oriented – we pride ourselves on providing extremely clean accommodations.
-Management skills – must be a positive and efficient team leader as you will help co-manage (with the owners) a cleaning and laundry staff of 6-8 during peak summer months. You will also clean alongside them and lead by example.
-Knowledge of the area very helpful as guests often look for recommendations for places to eat and things to do.

This position is very physical and will require cleaning, lifting, making beds, doing laundry, and serving a continental breakfast (no cooked items except hard boiled eggs) during the peak season. Fix it skills a plus for one member of the team. Very busy and long hours in summer – whatever it takes to get the job done and keep guests happy. Very much relaxed in winter with plenty of downtime given the nature of tourism in Northern Michigan, although we would love to increase bookings. There will opportunity for winter vacation time, amount to be determined.

This pays $30,000 for the couple plus 100% free lodging in a very nice furnished home, including utilities and cable television. Portions of the home completely private and portions are used for supplies and walk-through for employees in summer/fall. The free lodging with utilities adds an estimated $20,000 in savings value for the couple. There is potential for monetary bonus opportunities based upon revenue goals and performance and there is opportunity to grow in this position with annual raises based upon the success of the Inn.

Non-smoking candidates only considered and no pets. Background check will be conducted on candidates that move forward in the process.

*IMPORTANT: No Drop-Ins Please – Interviews by Invitation Only!

TO APPLY: Please include both resumes (or a team resume) and cover letter via email and send to info@whalebackinn.com. Please articulate the skill sets needed for the role as related to past experience.

Interviews will be held late January into mid February. Move in is expected in March with work and salary to begin early April.

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1757 N. Manitou Trail, M-22
Leland, MI 49654

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PO Box 1125
Leland, MI 49654-1125

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231-256-9090

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