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at Ballard's Resort


Ballard’s Resort – Lake of the Woods – Baudette, Minnesota

Get your start in the professional fishing industry!  Join our team at The #1 WALLEYE fishing resort in North America.

  • Show customers to their seats and present our variety of menu options
  • Advise on the best food and drink choices for each customer and answer questions
  • Take orders and deliver them to the table deftly and accurately
  • Attend to the tables and guarantee compliance to cleanliness standards
  • Check the quality of the final servings and resolve any issues
  • Deliver checks and accept payment
  • Work with other staff as a team
  • Proven work experience as a server is preferred
  • Ability to build relationships with colleagues and customers
  • Customer-oriented and planning skills
  • Outstanding people skills
  • Patient and friendly with demonstrated experience in problem solving
  • Good physical condition
  • High school diploma; food safety training will be a plus
  • Guide wages range from starting internship to advanced professional skill level. This means your daily wage will be commensurate with your experience.
  • Gratuities also come into play when you are employed in the service industry as a fishing guide. To give you an idea…  An individual guide at Ballard’s Resort averages $100 to $120 per day with customer tips.
  • Meal allowances are included for guides on days they are working. A guide is provided, at no fee, breakfast and lunch during their day.  In the evenings, if they choose to eat an additional meal at the resort restaurant, there is a 50% discount for employees on menu items.
  • Long-term employees (year-round) are offered an insurance package and a matching retirement investment fund.
  • Ballard’s Resort owns the entire fleet transportation and provides its guides (at no additional charge) with all the necessary fishing equipment (rods, reels, bait, tackle).