Thank you for your interest in joining our team for the 2024 season!

Nothing is more important to us than our Redfish family! We seek out warm, energetic, adventurous and authentic individuals who can provide the best hospitality humanly possible. That is our number one priority! Your summer at Redfish will be the best summer of your life. Ask any of our previous team members. It will also be filled with many challenges that will help you grow in ways that you might not have imagined. A summer at the lake means a summer filled with adventure, long days, and relationships that will last a lifetime. Our season runs from the first of May until the middle of October. The crew ranges from 90-100 employees when we are fully staffed. First consideration is given to those who can work at least through Labor Day weekend, and preferably through the end of our season.


We are happy to work with students looking for internships, and any of our positions can be tailored into an internship.
Experience is helpful for all positions and required for some. For example, we prefer our marina crew to have experience in outboard motor maintenance. Of course, our cooks should have chef or culinary experience. Knowledge of plumbing, electrical, carpentry, and lawn care is helpful in maintenance. Most important is your desire to learn and your ability to catch on quickly. The average age of a Redfish employee is 21, so maturity is assumed.


  • Must be U.S. Citizen with a social security card, or have a work permit.
  • Must be 17 years or older. For wait staff, store clerk, or bartender, must be 19 years or older.
  • Must be responsible, honest, positive, and love the outdoors.
  • Appearance must be neat and clean. No visible facial hooks, rings, or barbs allowed. Appropriate earring and necklace jewelry acceptable for women.
  • Must abide by the Drug-free Workplace Policy. Redfish promotes a drug-free work environment and reserves the right to conduct drug testing.


Your application should be submitted early in the year, starting in February. Hiring is usually completed by May 15. Though we do occasionally make hires during our season. You can apply online using our online application form.
Working a summer at Redfish can be one of the most rewarding and exciting summer jobs available. Bring a balanced view of work and play with you! The area is breathtaking, and the friendships will be for a lifetime. If you qualify to be a part of our team, we want it to be one of the greatest times of your life!
We are an equal opportunity employer.

Living at Redfish

Because of our remote location, we provide room and board for employees and most live on-site. This, of course, means that we live and work together in close quarters, and accordingly, Redfish management establishes policies that affect an employee’s personal life. The information on this and linked pages should give you a good idea of what life is like at Redfish; however, this information may not be comprehensive. Please consider your willingness to accept direction concerning some of your personal behaviors before applying.
Redfish Lake offers employee activities on a monthly basis.  A lot of outfitters in the area offer complimentary or discounted river or horseback trips, massages, or a scenic flight. The video below offers a great example of what your summer could be like, if you use your time wisely!