Great People The bucket is the perfect place to handcraft your career.
The bucket is the perfect place to handcraft your career.

Whether you're looking for a part-time job or a management opportunity, we're always looking for people who share our passion for food and fun. Apply to join our team today!

  • Bucket Life

    Our restaurants represent our founder’s vision of genuine hospitality: friendly service in a relaxed setting. In order for our associates to bring this vision to life for our guests, they must feel supported by our team and share our commitment to our values and goals. We put our associates first and in turn, they take great care of our guests.
    Bucket Life is our definition of “The Good Life.” It encompasses the company’s culture and philosophies and is supported daily by the following elements:
    • Commitment to Quality

    • Dedication to Local Communities

    • Family Matters

    • Genuine Hospitality

    • The Answer is Yes!

  • At Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern, we offer some of the most generous benefit packages you’ll find anywhere. This comprehensive package is our commitment to your overall quality of work as well as your personal life.

    All Fulltime (30+ hrs/week) benefit packages consist of the following:

    • Competitive Wages (non-tipped)
    • Health Insurance option
    • Dental Insurance option
    • Vision Insurance option
    • Gym Membership Discount
    • Dining Discount
    • 401 (k)
    • Vacation Days
    • Closed 7 Holidays (unpaid) to spend time with Family and Friends

    All Management packages consist of the following:

    • Competitive Salary
    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • 401 (k)
    • Short Term Disability (Company Paid)
    • Flexible Dependent and Health Spending Accounts
    • Company Paid Life Insurance
    • Dining Discount and Quarterly Allowance
    • Associate Assistance Program 
    • Section 125 Plan
    • Gym Membership Discount
    • Discount for Home and Auto Insurance
    • Quarterly Bonus Structure
    • Vacation Days
    • Personal Days
    • Sick Days
    • Closed 7 Holidays (paid), to spend time with Family and Friends
    • And More!

    At the Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern we offer the opportunity to learn, grow and advance in a creative atmosphere that is fun, emphasizes quality, and rewards our associates. We empower our leaders to think like restaurateurs and are not a "cookie-cutter" restaurant constructed of short cuts. We believe that putting our associates first is core to The Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern way of doing business. This strategy strongly differentiates us from most every other competitor in the industry. We know the true path to great guest satisfaction lies in having truly happy associates.

    *Some benefits will vary based on the number of hours worked and tenure with the company. 

    For additional questions regarding benefits, please contact our Benefits Manager, Caitlin Cepluch, at 614-280-8015.

  • At Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern, we strongly believe in promoting from within. 75% of our current managers started their careers in management as hourly associates. Promotions are chosen based on their involvement in our Future Leader Program which teaches them understanding of our overall operations, leadership skills and the ability to say ‘the answer is yes, what is the question?'.

    The future leader program is designed to allow our associates time to develop. The length of the development is intended to assist associates with little or no previous management experience the time to learn and gain the necessary tools to be successful in their next role as a manager. Each associate will continue to work their hourly position while training to be a future leader.

    During their time as an hourly associate they will continue to develop themselves through working with their management team. The management team in their restaurant will act as the Future Leader mentor by training them in the skills necessary to manage people and a business.

    The Future Leader Program is a very unique benefit to many associates interested in growing in this industry. Traditionally, their time spent as a future leader is very self driven and the length of time to develop into a manager could run between 3 months to one year to complete.

    If you are interested in becoming a Future Leader for our company and desire to be a part of a company that prides itself on promoting from within, please stop by any of our restaurant locations to submit an application and ask to speak with a manager.

  • Working for Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern doesn’t just give you a job, it gives you a career. Consistently promoting 75% from within, we strive to develop our managers from the first day of training and every day after. We are committed to helping our managers become who they want to be professionally and personally by assisting with their everyday development. Whether your goal is to become a General Manager, Regional Chef or work in the Home Office we are there to help you get to where you want to be. The only thing we ask, “Be passionate about the Industry and be passionate about our Company”, the rest…we will teach you.

    A large focus of training at The Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern is on our culture. We strive to engage every associate with a shared commitment to our beliefs and to the standards by which we measure success. These values influence every decision and determine the course of every action we take, here at the Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern.

    Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern Success Stories

    Here at the Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern, we have a very strong sense of family. We empower and believe in our associates to always do the right thing, and in turn believe in promoting from within. 75% of our managers were at one time associates; either working as line cooks, greeting at the front door, or serving great food to our guests. The following stories illustrate how we nurture our associates’ growth at The Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern (RBT).

    Steve Slack is a great example of a valued associate who is now a manager in our company. Steve came to us in 2006 and opened our West Bloomfield, MI location as a Server. Steve lead by example in his store and worked his way into a supervisor position and quickly into our Future Leader Program. When we opened our new Northville, MI location, Steve was the natural choice to become the Assistant Kitchen Manager (AKM). In September 2009 when we opened our Indianapolis location, Steve was an integral team member managing both the Front and Heart of the House. Steve showed great leadership skills and was a great example of our culture. In 2011 Steve continued his versatile leadership skills and opened our Bloomfield Hills, MI store as an AKM and Dining Room Manager. Steve’s commitment to excellence and the success of our company made him the obvious choice to fill the position of General Manager of our Northville, MI location in 2012. Steve continues to make Raving Fans every day in Northville, MI, and we are excited to see great things from Steve in the near future!

    Another success story is that of Bill Everett who was most recently promoted to Regional Director, overseeing five Rusty Bucket locations. Bill had worked for our sister company Cameron Mitchell Restaurants throughout his college career. His love for the culture of our companies brought him to RBT in 2005 when he opened our 5th property in Dayton, OH as a bartender and supervisor. His hard work ethic provided him with the opportunity to become a Lead Trainer and assist in the openings of seven Rusty Bucket’s across three states. Soon thereafter his strong sense of hospitality provided him with a management position in our Worthington, OH location. After managing in the dining room for just one year, Bill’s display of strong leadership skills and sense of ownership earned him a promotion to General Manager of our Dublin, OH location. In 2012 Bill was chosen to be the opening General Manager of our Gahanna, OH location, where he remained until his 2013 promotion to Regional Director. Bill’s leadership now impacts many of our valued associates at multiple locations, and we are confident his influence will continue to be great!

  • The Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern is a "ProStart® Preferred Partner" for the Ohio Restaurant Association Education Foundation.

    The ProStart® program was developed to increase the quality and employability of today's high school restaurant-management and culinary arts graduates by providing them with training related to important management and practical skills, as well as opportunities for career exploration and higher education. The ProStart® program includes an industry-driven curriculum to teach, test and award industry-recognized certificates to students meeting high standards in foodservice and restaurant education.

    Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern has also committed to donating a total of $20,000 over the next four years to provide scholarships for future restaurant-management and culinary arts students.

    For more information on ProStart®, and for information on ProStart employment opportunities, please visit their website at

    Read more about Gary Callicoat, Founder and President, and the Rusty Bucket's involvement in ProStart.

    For more information on the Mid-America Restaurant Expo.

  • For current and former associates, please click here to access UltiPro. You will need your appropriate log-in and password to enter this site. Please contact your manager, or home office, for questions or concerns. To access your W-2 tax form and pay stubs prior to 2016, please contact 

"The fun, fast-paced and friendly environment of the Rusty Bucket is perfect for me!"

Theresa, Worthington Rusty Bucket