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

We believe our associate’s experience is equally as important as our guest’s experience.
Our associate's happiness and growth is the key ingredient to our success.
We hire happy people! Find your happiness at Rusty Bucket!

  • 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! Communities

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  • We believe in taking care of our associates! along with work-life balance, career development & positive workplace, we offer outstanding benefits to both hourly & salaried associates.

    Hourly Benefits*

    • Competitive wages
    • Health, Dental and Vision insurance options
    • 401(k)
    • Vacation days
    • 7 unpaid holidays off (New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day)
    • Closed Superbowl Sunday Night   
    • Wellness Gym Membership Discount
    • Discounts for legal and identity theft protection services
    • Dining discount at all Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern and Cameron Mitchell restaurants
    • Complimentary soup + salad each shift
    • Quick growth opportunities

    *Some restrictions apply based on tenure and average hours worked. Insurance benefits are offered to full-time (30+ hours/week) associates after a 60-day waiting period. Vacation time is offered after one year of employment and 401k offered after six months of employment.

    Salaried Benefits

    • Competitive salary with quarterly bonus
    • Health, Dental and Vision insurance options
    • Flexible Dependent and Health Spending Accounts
    • 401(k)
    • Short-Term & LONG-TERM Disability
    • Company-Paid Life Insurance
    • Associate assistance program (EAP) for all managers and their immediate family members
    • Section 125 Plan
    • Wellness gym membership discount
    • Home and Auto insurance discount
    • Vacation Days (2-5 weeks based on tenture)
    • Personal Days (2-5 days based on tenure)
    • 5 Annual Sick Days
    • 7 Paid Holidays Off (New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day)
    • Closed Superbowl Sunday Night
    • Daily shift meals
    • House charge account
    • Dining discounts at all Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern and Cameron Mitchell restaurants
    • Relocation assistance
    • Maternity/Paternity leave
    • Bereavement leave
    • Discounts for legal and identity theft protection services

  • Our culture is what defines our organization. It’s so important, we decided to give it its own club! We believe work should be fun, therefore, we mix a good time with giving back. Along with our company outings (sporting events, annual Taco Throwdown and holiday parties just to name a few), we are heavily involved in our local communities. Throughout each year, our teams participate in a multitude of local charities. Have a special cause you're passionate about? Bring it to the Culture Club!

  • 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