Gunflint Lodge

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. 

jobs at Gunflint Lodge in Minnesota!

Our Jobs

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.

Canopy Tour/Zip Line sky Guides
Dining Room Server
Guest Services/Front Desk

Ideal Candidate

The two most important qualities we look for in our team are a cheerful attitude and the willingness to go the extra mile.Summer and Winter Jobs on the Gunflint Trail in Minnesota

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.

Employee Perks

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.

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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.

For Fun

The famed Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and the Quetico Provincial Park of Ontario are at your doorstep! alt text

How to Apply

We encourage you to explore our websites and so you can see the type of vacations we offer our guests. 

Please complete and submit our online application.

The use of drugs, and the abuse or underage use of liquor are not tolerated. 

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Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, and Year Round

Housing: Dorms

Staff Size: 45 summer, 28 winter

Age Requirement: 18

Location: Minnesota