Job Opportunities

Work on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Ely, Minnesota.

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Join our team of great people helping our guests have successful wilderness experiences.

**All summer 2017 positions have been filled.**

Please consider us for summer 2018.


WILDERNESS OUTFITTING ASSISTANT

Work on the edge of the BWCAW in a close-knit community passionate about wilderness adventure. This position is a great introduction to the Boundary Waters and the logistics of backcountry canoe tripping.

Responsibilities

  • Accurately and efficiently pack, clean and organize outfitting supplies.
  • Provide guest orientations and skills training.
  • Safely drive shuttles to wilderness entry points.
  • Accurately handle customer payments.
  • Clean and turnover bunkhouse.
  • Provide general shop and grounds maintenance and upkeep.
  • Maintain the highest level of friendly and professional guest services.

Qualifications

  • Ability to commit to at least 10 weeks of employement between May 1 and Oct. 1.
  • Strong initiative and ability to work independently.
  • Completion of two years of college credit or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Ability to work weekends.
  • Ability to lift and move 42 to 55 pound canoes and equipment regularly, and boats weighing up to 85 pounds occasionally.
  • Desire to learn more about wilderness tripping.
  • Genuine interest in wilderness adventure, and helping our guests have successful wilderness experiences.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive hourly pay.
  • Potential subsidized housing in Ely, Minnesota, just outside of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, the most visited Wilderness area in the country.
  • Access to canoes and gear on days off.
  • Abundant recreational opportunities in the Boundary Waters and Superior National Forest including day and overnight canoe trips, fishing, hiking, backpacking and stand up paddle boarding.
  • Opportunity to work in a close-knit community dedicated to creating life-changing wilderness experiences for its guests while protecting the wilderness for future generations.

Application

Click here for our convenient online job application.  *All summer 2017 positions have been filled.

 

WILDERNESS OUTFITTING SHOP MANAGER

Work on the edge of the BWCAW in a close-knit community passionate about wilderness adventure. This is an excellent position for someone with significant Boundary Waters knowledge and experience.

Responsibilities

  • Manage outfitting operations.
  • Accurately reserve and issue Wilderness entry permits.
  • Provide guest orientations, route outs, and skills training.
  • Accurately handle customer invoicing and payments.
  • Supervise Wilderness Outfitting Assistants.
  • Respond to customer inquiries by phone and email.
  • Safely drive shuttles to wilderness entry points.
  • Lift and move 42 to 55 pound canoes and equipment regularly, and boats weighing up to 85 pounds occasionally.
  • Maintain the highest level of friendly and professional guest services.

Qualifications

  • Ability to commit to at least 12 weeks of employment between May 1 and Oct. 1.
  • Strong initiative and ability to work independently.
  • Completion of 3 years of college credit or equivalent experience, with a bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Ability to work weekends.
  • Ability to lift and move 42 to 55 pound canoes and equipment regularly, and boats weighing up to 85 pounds occasionally.
  • Knowledge of and desire to share wilderness tripping skills and information.
  • Genuine interest in wilderness adventure, and helping our guests have successful wilderness experiences.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive hourly pay.
  • Potential subsidized housing in Ely, Minnesota, just outside of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, the most visited Wilderness area in the country.
  • Access to canoes and gear on days off.
  • Abundant recreational opportunities in the Boundary Waters and Superior National Forest including day and overnight canoe trips, fishing, hiking, backpacking and stand up paddle boarding.
  • Opportunity to work in a close-knit community dedicated to creating life-changing wilderness experiences for its guests while protecting the wilderness for future generations.

Application

Click here for our convenient online job application. *All summer 2017 positions have been filled.