The Boundary Waters Canoe Area at your Doorstep!
Come for the job - love it for many reasons! Gunflint will become your home in the Northwoods.
Gunflint is located 43 miles up the Gunflint Trail from Grand Marais, Minnesota. (43 miles from the nearest town!) We are surrounded by over 1 million acres of wilderness in the Superior National Forest.
Employment with Gunflint Lodge and Gunflint Northwoods Outfitters gets you one step closer to experiencing the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and discovering your adventurous spirit. Be prepared to see moose, black bear, white tail deer, fox, lynx, rabbit, wolves, and a host of song birds and birds of prey.
Our summer season runs from late April until early November with the winter season running from late November until early April. During the fall and spring off-season we work on cleaning and renovation projects.
Our work schedules are set for 40 hours per week with two consecutive days off. Although you may be hired for a specific position, there are times when you may be called upon to fulfill other job duties. In a resort atmosphere we all pitch in wherever necessary to get the job done. With that in mind, we are looking for applicants who are extremely flexible and like a variety of work.
While working you will also be expected to know a lot about the lodge since guests are often curious about the history of this 80+ year old lodge and our fascinating location. The bartender must have experience as cashier and with handling cash, knowledge of wine and fine liquors a must.
Become a canopy tour guide and run Zip-line Canopy tours for groups of people through our brand new Canopy Tour in the boreal forest of northern Minnesota! We are currently looking for energetic, enthusiastic individuals to join our Canopy Tour guide team.
Shifts include breakfast, lunch and dinner. All meals are relatively casual dining. You will also be expected to know a lot about the lodge since guests are often curious about the history of this 75+ year old lodge and the fascinating area that it is located in.
Job duties may include guest orientation, reservation taking, data entry, telephone answering, answering guest questions, and any other duties that may be asked. Must be Organized, logical, happy and level-headed with exceptional communication skills. Computer skills necessary.
Daily cleaning of the Main Lodge guest areas; daily housekeeping services for up to 24 cabins (1-5 bedroom in size); attention to detail a must! Requirements: Valid Driver's License; detail oriented; self-motivated; works well without constant supervision.
Responsible for daily operation of housekeeping team including organizing daily workload, supervising cleaning crew, assist cleaning crew with cleaning cabins and main lodge, and conducting cabin checks. Must have ability to take direction from housekeeping manager, motivate/train others.
Work as part of the kitchen team enabling our restaurant to perform as smoothly and efficiently as possible. In addition, the kitchen is often an extremely amusing work environment! You will be expected to help with food preparation, kitchen cleaning, and dishes.
Take part in food preparation, teamwork, creative ideas, and an amusing work environment. You will be expected to assist in prepping, preparing, plating dinner in one of the finer restaurants of the area.
Responsibilities include packing of food/equipment, hauling canoes, equipment, people to various landings in the area, cleaning returned equipment, group meal service, cleaning bunkhouse and bathrooms. Must be 21.
Daily care of 17 to 19 horses: Feeding, watering, grooming, barn maintenance and repair. Responsible for 1 – 8 guests during 1 – 6 hr long trail rides. Season is May thru Oct so only candidates that can work through Oct will be considered. Must be 21.
The two most important qualities we look for in our team are a cheerful attitude and the willingness to go the extra mile.
All employees must appear neat and well groomed. We provide uniform shirts for everyone and you will need pants appropriate to the position you are hired for. A more detailed description of uniform and grooming requirements will be provided when you are hired.
Room and Board
We have a new staff building with shared 2 and 4 person efficiency apartments, all with a private kitchen and bathroom. We also have an older staff building with shared apartments and a central bathroom.
Rent is $190.00 per month minimum in our new staff building (sharing the efficiency apartment), and $150.00 per month in our older staff quarters. A $75 security deposit is required on the first day of work (returned at checkout provided move-out requirements are met).
Dormitory style accommodations are available, if desired, here on the grounds at the cost of $190.00 per person per month and includes your utilities. This is for a shared room with 1-4 other people. You are responsible for your own meals cleaning supplies, toilet paper, and kleenex. Each dorm apartment has a kitchen that is shared by the roommates.
There is a public laundromat at the campground next door.
We do not receive any Cell Phone, TV or radio reception. You may bring your own TV/VCR or CD player if you would like.
We appreciate our employees and offer some great perks!
Recreational equipment is available for use at a minimal charge. However, all of our facilities and equipment are for guests' use first. Walk to work! Minimal wear and tear on your vehicle.
- Excellent opportunity to meet new friends from all over U.S. and other countries
- Excellent opportunity to explore the Boundary Waters Canoe Area of northern Minnesota.
Benefits for your family: Your immediate family receives a 25% discount on a stay at the resort cabins or outfitters bunkhouse.
We encourage guests and staff to get out and explore the area on foot, by canoe or motor boat, or with our staff naturalists. Staff benefits include 25% off purchase in our gift shops, restaurants, and immediate family overnight cabin stays. All staff can participate in horseback trail riding and the Towering Pines Canopy Tour, and use camping gear at reduced rates for overnight hiking or camping and canoeing trips into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
Most positions pay a starting wage of $9 per hour.
Getting Here and Getting Around
Driving Directions can be found on our website.
The nearest airport is in Duluth. We can arrange transportation to get you to the lodge.
The famed Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and the Quetico Provincial Park of Ontario are at your doorstep!
How to Apply
Please complete and submit our online application.
The use of drugs, and the abuse or underage use of liquor are not tolerated.