Canoe Outfitter and Lodge Job Listings

Every year canoe outfitters and lodges around the BWCA are looking for staff to work a variety of jobs during the canoeing season. This is your opportunity to have a unique work experience in a great region of the country.

These jobs are offered by private businesses or organizations in and around the BWCA/Canoe Camping Regions. Please contact the specific outfitter or lodge about the work offered.

Do not contact about these jobs. Any arrangement, or lack there of, between you and the business or organization listing the jobs below is between you and the business/organization.

Gunflint Lodge, Gunflint Trail/Grand Marais, MN

Gunflint Lodge and Outfitters
Gunflint Trail

Located 45 miles up the Gunflint Trail, Gunflint Lodge and Outfitters offers vacations and canoe trips for families, individuals, youth groups, couples.

Positions available NOW through October:
*Housekeeper Supervisor
*Sky Guide for the Towering Pines Canopy Tour
*Kitchen Assistant

we'd like a 12 week commitment or longer. More positions available beginning August through October or later.

complete our application found at in the general info section.

Voyageur North Outfitters, Ely, MN

Voyageur North Outfitters - Ely, MN

Looking for 2017 seasonal/summer employees to work at our canoe outfitters on the east edge of Ely.

We need 2-3 people for housekeeping and gear. Detail oriented people are preferred, especially with our gear.

We will give you on the job training for all of the functions required. Any knowledge of our type of operations and job functions is a plus.

We are open from May 1st to mid October, from 5:00 am to 10:00 pm daily, 7 days a week during most of the summer. Full time is preferred but part time hours are also available.

Some of the benefits of working here;
You are near town, no long driving needed. Items sold in store/bait shop offered to you at cost; Use of our canoes at no charge. Other gear no fee as long you clean & prepare them for rental, on your own time.

Email for a job application to: or call (218) 365-3251 and ask an application to be sent (or if you have questions).

Tuscarora Lodge & Canoe Outfitters, Grand Marais, MN

Now Hiring for Summer 2017!

Summer Staff 2017 - Outfitters, Housekeepers & Crew Cook

Life on the edge of the BWCA can be a wonderful experience. If you would enjoy a summer of hard work in a unique community with the benefits of living in the Northwoods, request an employment application from or call 218-388-2221.

Please find a full job description here -

Seagull Canoe Outfitters & Cabins, Gunflint Trail/Grand Marais, MN




Some paddlers have all of their own equipment and do not require any help from the local canoe outfitting businesses such as ourselves, but the majority of the visitors do need some assistance. And that’s where we come in.We are a valuable source of information, equipment and resources for these people interested in finding out what the BWCAW and Quetico have to offer. And I will tell you that this area has a lot to offer and that’s why we are of such great use for many people. We rent equipment out to customers that have chosen not to purchase all of their own equipment. We also provide valuable information about certain trips and routes throughout the area that will benefit our customers and save them time and energy while on their trip. We also have a store/gift shop at which people can purchase last minute items, T-shirts, bait and tackle and numerous other items. And all of this takes work and coordination and that’s why we employ people for the summer to help in the successful operation of our business.

We are a completely seasonal business open from early May to late September. During this time, we hire staff members to help run our operation and serve our customers looking for assistance on their journey into the canoe country. We generally hire 10-12 staff members each season for the duration of the summer. We provide these workers with a place to live, work and play for the summer and we compensate them for their efforts. Compensation is based on work experience and length of time with our company.

During our 30 years here at Seagull Outfitters, we have an extremely common comment that we get from our customers, and it goes like this: “Boy I wish I would’ve done something like this when I was young. And now I’m all grown up with kids and responsibilities that I have to resort to coming on vacation for just a week out of the year. And you get to stay here all summer long, you lucky duck.” Don’t let this be you. You have the opportunity right now. If you’ve ever thought it’d be fun to work in the Boundary Waters, now’s your chance. Do it while you’re young. You’ve thought it was fun; we can assure you that it is fun.

If you are an outdoors enthusiast, this is the job for you! We will train you on the logistics of the business, we just ask that you're pleasant and are willing to learn!

We are looking for fresh and welcoming faces that will help our customers get started on their canoe trips. You are the face of the business, our guests are excited for their canoe trips and you will do everything in your power to ensure that they have the adventure of a lifetime.

The tasks will vary from day to day and you won’t be doing the same thing for extended periods of time. We tend to hire people that are intelligent and can solve problems quickly when faced with them. We also look for genuinely friendly people to represent our business well and treat our customers with the care and respect that they deserve. It helps to have some background in the outdoors so that you’ll be capable and knowledgeable about many of the topics of conversation that tend to be the norm in and around the Boundary Waters. If you are outgoing, easily taught, and willing to work hard for a team with a goal in mind, we want to talk with you. Many of the skills we can teach you, but you must be excited about the thought of learning new things and being teachable.

We have a QUICK and EASY online employment application at . Please download the application into a Word document and then email it to us at for immediate consideration. We are hiring now!

Contact us at 218-388-2216 with questions! We look forward to the prospect of working with you! This is the opportunity of a lifetime, don't let it slip away.

River Point Outfitting Co., Ely, MN

River Point Outfitting Co.
River Point Resort



Now hiring employees in various positions for the upcoming resorting and Boundary Waters canoeing season in Ely, MN.

Resort Maintenance/Marina Service Staff

Canoe Outfitting Staff

Housekeeping and Wildwood Lodge Retail Sales and Guest Services Staff

Gardening and Lawn Care Staff

Tasks in various positions often overlap, with cross training occurring, to create full time positions. Tell us about your skills and expertise and share them with other staff and guests at an amazing lakefront wilderness peninsula.

Spend your late spring, summer, and early fall at River Point, located just 10 minutes from downtown Ely, on the South Kawishiwi River and Birch Lake with direct water access to the BWCA via entry point #32, South Kawishiwi River.

Staff enjoys various employee perks, such as discounts on all retail clothing and souvenirs, free use of kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, paddleboats, and 16'boats with 15 hp motors. Hike River Point's own private hiking trail swim at the two beaches, and hang out on the floating rafts on your time off.

Plus, "end-of-the-road", Ely, the gateway to the Boundary Waters, is a funky, quaint town at the wilderness edge with many cool shops and eateries, coffee shops, a new library, a great Fitness Center, several hiking trails, summer and fall festivals, including the Blueberry Arts Festival in July, the Harvest Moon Festival in September, and the Ely Marathon providing loads of fun things to do and to attend.

Owners, Jane and Steve Koschak, were born and raised in Ely, and along with son, James, will offer much training and help to make your employment experience rewarding, educational, and enjoyable.

Please refer to:

A complete description and details for all positions offered is on the page indicated above. If interested, please fill out the Employment Application Form, found within the Employment page, and submit the other requested items. Upon receipt, you will be contacted further.

An opportunity to spend time in the beauty of Arrowhead region of northern Minnesota directly adjacent to the Boundary Waters can be life-changing. Feel free to contact us for information from past employees who loved their experience working at River Point Resort & Outfitting Co. Check out our Facebook page, too:

Hungry Jack Canoe Outfitters and Cabins, Gunflint Trail/Grand Marais, MN

Hungry Jack Outfitters is looking for staff members for 2017. The job has a variety of responsibilities and customer contact. Excellent compensation and housing. Being a team player and the ability to work independently are both important. Knowledge of the BWCA and paddling are helpful but a good work ethic, a clean driving record and a desire to live near wild places are more important. Email or call 218-388-2275 to get more information and an application.

Ely Outfitting Company, Ely, MN

Growing Canoe Trip Outfitter and Guide Service Seeks:
1. Outfitting Shop Manager

Required skills include:
- Knowledge of BWCA routes and canoeing and camping skills
- Passion for sharing the BWCA with guests of all backgrounds and abilities
- Excellent communication skills and positive attitude
- Commitment to world-class customer service
2. Wilderness Outfitting Assistant

Required skills include:
- Accurately and efficiently pack, clean and organize outfitting supplies.
- Provide guest orientations and skills training.
- Excellent communication skills and positive attitude
- Commitment to world-class customer service

May through Sept. employment dates preferred, but may be flexible. Complete job descriptions and convenient online job application at More info about our business is at

Pehrson Lodge on Lake Vermilion, Cook, MN

Dock staff position: Front line guest service provider. Meet and greet guests, assist with harbor service needs, provide lake information, clean fish, grounds work, assist guests with kayaks, canoes, hydrobikes, SUP boards sailboats. Guiding a possibility depending upon fishing, boat handling and communication skills.

Housekeeping and Program staff: cabin and lodge cleaning, grounds work and daily programs. Responsible for program activities for kids aged 4-12 including ceramics (we have our own kiln), guided boat tours and hikes, shirt making, water and field games, model boat making, fly tying and new activities each season. First aid and lifeguard certifications helpful.

For more information
(800) 543-9937

Spirit of the Wilderness, Ely, MN

Now hiring for 2017 staff positions (full and part-time) for our Ely-based outfitting and outdoor store. Email us at or call 218-365-3149 to request an application. Positions start as early as April 25 - October. Visit for information about our business.

Job duties are varied...something new each day. On the job training provided. Salary based on experience. Duties include providing excellent customer service, outfit packing, loading canoes, towboat and ground transportation to/from entry points, bait & tackle sales, retail sales, and more. This is a fun place to work!

AmericInn Lodge & Suites Two Harbors, Two Harbors, MN

The AmericInn of Two Harbors is accepting applications for a Front Desk Manager. Apply at

Also looking for Front Desk Agents, Housekeepers, Laundry Attendants, and Breakfast Hosts.

1088 Highway 61 N
Two Harbors, MN 556116


Clearwater Canoe Outfitters & Lodge, Grand Marais, MN

Clearwater Lodge & Outfitters is looking for summer 2017 crew members who are passionate about the outdoors and customer service. Duties will be housekeeping, retail sales, restaurant help, kitchen duties, outfitting assistance, shuttle service, maintenance and yard care.

If interested please email us your resume at: or call 218-388-2254

Starting Date: May 13 2017, Ending Date: August 15th 2017 or later until Early October. Room and Board Provided.

Cliff Wold's Outfitting Co., Ely, MN

Seeking motivated and enthusiastic individuals to join our outfitting staff. Experience in the Boundary Waters is desirable, but not a requirement. The ideal candidate is eager to share their passion for the outdoors and help provide our campers with the best wilderness experience possible.

If you are interested in spending a summer in Ely, working in a fun and rewarding environment, please email or call (218) 365-3267 for more information.

Cliff Wold’s Outfitting Co.
1731 East Sheridan Street
Ely, MN 55731

Bearskin Lodge, Grand Marais, MN

Live and work where you love to be. Bearskin Lodge and Bearskin Outfitters on the Gunflint Trail are hiring for several summer or year-round positions, starting this spring.

All of our employees cross train to help with every job -- outfitting, car shuttles, housekeeping, front desk, retail sales, maintenance.

Enjoy all the perks of living on the edge of the BWCA -- easy access to hiking and canoeing,use of equipment on days off, only half hour drive into the great little town of Grand Marais. We pay an hourly wage, rather than a monthly lump sum, and adhere to fair employment practices -- if you are asked to work additional hours, you will be paid fairly for those hours. Employees live in their own apartments, and provide for their own meals. High speed internet is available for a small fee, but there is no TV on site. These positions work well for a couple. Bearskin is a non-smoking resort.

See for more info.

Tuscarora Lodge & Canoe Outfitters, Grand Marais, MN

Now Hiring for Summer 2017!

Summer Staff 2017 - Outfitters, Housekeepers & Crew Cook

Life on the edge of the BWCA can be a wonderful experience. If you would enjoy a summer of hard work in a unique community with the benefits of living in the Northwoods, request an employment application from or call 218-388-2221.

Please find a full job description here -

Sawbill Canoe Outfitters, Tofte, MN

Sawbill Canoe Outfitters is a fun and rewarding place to work. Contact us if you are interested in more details or have any questions. Application Deadline February 1st.

LaTourell's Resort & Outfitters, Ely, MN

La Tourell's Resort and Outfitters in Ely, MN is now hiring staff for resort and outfitting positions. We’re looking for energetic and detail oriented individuals who are prepared to work hard to provide the level of customer service our guests have come to expect while enjoying the beautiful setting here on the shores of Moose Lake northeast of Ely.
Please contact us at the information below if you're interested in joining our team and we’ll be glad to supply you with an employment application.

La Tourell's Resort & Outfitters
PO Box 239
Ely, MN 55731