Employment Opportunities in Ottawa County

When you think of Ottawa County, what comes to mind? Maybe you think of the beautiful outdoors – Marblehead, The Islands, and all the fun Lake Erie provides. You may also think of the hustle and bustle of local businesses, schools, healthcare facilities, and other establishments that support in keeping our community happy, safe, and healthy.

With the variety of businesses that our region provides, what better way to be part of the community than to live and work in Ottawa County? There are a wide range of employers who are looking for hard-working, motivated, and compassionate employees. Does that sound like you?

Take a look at this list of a few of the many businesses in Ottawa County who are actively hiring.


Home Instead Senior Care

Are you looking to build your career in the healthcare field? Do you love working with patients and providing quality care to those in need? If so, Home Instead Senior Care is looking for caring and compassionate CAREGivers to become a part of their team and join their mission of enhancing the lives of aging adults throughout our community. Home Instead Senior Care provides a variety of non-medical services that allow seniors to remain in their home and meet the challenges of aging with dignity, care and compassion. Work one on one, out of a facility and help seniors live a safe, comfortable life in their own home. Benefits of this role include paid training, ongoing education, and more. This is an entry level role with requirements including a High School Diploma or equivalent, and the ability to treat and care for others with dignity and respect.

Looking to learn more? Apply here.


African Safari Wildlife Park

The African Safari Wildlife Park is a unique and fun-filled environment for your summer work experience. African Safari is looking for upbeat and energetic people to join their Education Department as full time or part time seasonal employees. Primary responsibilities include public speaking, direct interaction with Safari Guests, and being the main presenter for educational programs. Previous animal presentation experience and/or work with children is preferred.

Apply here.


Jet Express

Are you enthusiastic about the water and our Lake Erie Islands? Do you have a knack for being polished and professional, yet fun and approachable? If so, working at the Jet Express this summer is the place for you. Jet Express sees their hard-working, passionate crew members as an extension of their family, and as a great asset to their business. From ticketing and security to dockhands and onboard crew, they have a range of full & part time opportunities available.

Apply here.


Miller Boat Line

Join the Miller Boat Line crew this summer and be part of one of Ottawa County’s historic businesses. Miller Ferries carry passengers & vehicles to the Lake Erie Islands Put-in-Bay & also to Middle Bass Island. Ferryboats depart from the tip of *Catawba & the Put-in-Bay (aka South Bass Island) cruise is under 20 minutes & the ferry ride to Middle Bass Island is a scenic 40 minutes. Download their employment application to get started.

Apply here.


The Forge, Put-In-Bay

The Forge at Put-In-Bay is seeking responsible, respectful, and capable cooks to work in their stylish restaurant. The Forge serves a delicious menu that includes gourmet crepes, exquisite craft cocktails and unique coffee concoctions. They are a locally owned restaurant striving to provide a quality, memorable experience to their customers. For this role, they would like someone whose work is efficient and clean, can follow instructions as it pertains to recipes and station assignments, and who can uphold high food safety standards, now more than ever. If you are interested in a position and have not worked as a cook, The Forge can train you as well. If you are positive, friendly, hard-working and reliable, and have experience with breakfast cooking, this is the role for you!

Apply here.


Ottawa County Department of Job & Family Services 

The Ottawa County Department of Job & Family Services is currently seeking candidates for the position of Employment Specialist 2. This position is part of a team of community members working to provide job seekers with resources to make informed career choices, career planning, training, and employment. If you have an Associates/Bachelor’s degree, or real-world work experience in a related field, take a look at this role and its many benefits, including competitive hourly pay and healthcare.

Apply here.



About Ottawa County It’s All Here

Ottawa County is home to a close-knit community that offers the resources to start your career off right. Visit the Ottawa County Improvement Corporation website to learn more about the resources available within the county.

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