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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.

  • Activity Cook

    Prepare meals outdoors for guided activities, such as preparing shore lunch, campfire meals, etc. Knowledge of food safety, fire safety, and a variety of cooking techniques and food preparation is required, as is the ability to pack and carry food and cooking equipment on uneven terrain and in and out of canoes. The ability to lead campfire songs, with or without a musical instrument, is even better yet. 

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  • Bartender/Server

    Grand Marais, Minnesota

    Serve guests from breakfast through dinner, with fine dining and patio service. While working you will also be expected to know a lot about the Lodge, since guests are often curious about the history of the resort and this fascinating location. Must have experience as cashier and with handling cash. Knowledge of wine and fine liquors a must.  

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  • Breakfast/Lunch Cook

    Restaurant
    Grand Marais, Minnesota

    Take part in food preparation, teamwork as well as individual effort, creative ideas, and an fast-paced work environment. You will be expected to assist in prepping, preparing, and plating breakfast and lunch in the finest restaurant in the area.

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  • Wrangler

    Grand Marais, Minnesota
    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.
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  • Canopy Tour/Zip Line sky Guides

    Grand Marais, Minnesota

    Become a Sky Guide and escort guests as they zip above the Boreal forest of northern Minnesota with views into Canada! We are currently looking for energetic, enthusiastic individuals to join our Canopy Tour guide team. Attention to safety and top quality customer service are essential. Season is May through October, so only candidates that can work through October will be considered. 

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  • Climbing Guide

    Outfitting

    Lead our guests on rock climbing adventures on our premises or paddle into the Boundary Waters! You must demonstrate a high level of professional competence and ability to instruct technical skills such as belaying, anchoring, and climbing. Knowledge of climbing equipment and safety practices is essential. Must be punctual and reliable and maintain a high regard for guest safety and overall experience. Must have the ability to relate local knowledge including natural and cultural history. Demonstrate and promote Leave No Trace principles and environmental awareness. Must be safety-conscious and be able to provide leadership, instruction and medical care during an emergency. 

    Preferred Qualifications: 

    • Minimum of 3 years climbing experience
    • Wilderness First Responder and CPR certification
    • AMGA or other climbing certification
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  • Dining Room Server

    Grand Marais, Minnesota

    Shifts include breakfast, lunch and dinner, from casual to fine dining. You will also be expected to know a lot about the Lodge, since guests are often curious about the history of this historic resort and the fascinating area where it is located in. Cash handling experience and a knowledge of wine and beverages are required.

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  • Dock/Marina

    Grand Marais, Minnesota

    Instruct guests on boat usage, preparing motors, canoes, kayaks, and pontoons for guest usage, Upkeep of the marina area and equipment. You may be expected to help with the sale of bait and cleaning and filleting of fish. Additional duties include: wood/kindling delivery to cabins, fire tending, daily trash pick-up, etc.

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  • Guest Services/Front Desk

    Grand Marais, Minnesota

    Job duties may include guest orientation, reservation taking, data entry, telephone answering, answering guest questions, checking guests in and out, and any other duties that may be asked. Must be organized and detail-oriented with with exceptional customer service and communication skills. Computer skills necessary.

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  • Housekeeper

    Grand Marais, Minnesota
    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.
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  • Housekeeping Supervisor

    Grand Marais, Minnesota
    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.
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  • Kitchen Assistant

    Grand Marais, Minnesota

    Work as part of the kitchen team enabling our restaurant to perform as smoothly and efficiently as possible. You will be expected to help with food preparation, kitchen cleaning, and dishes.

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  • Line Cook

    Grand Marais, Minnesota

    Take part in food preparation, teamwork, creative ideas, and an amusing work environment. You will be expected to assist in prepping, preparing, plating meals in the finest restaurants in the area.

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  • Maintenance

    Maintenance
    Varied shifts working with a team and individually. Must have ability to multi-task when necessary. This position requires a working knowledge of repair work in electric, plumbing, and small construction projects. Knowledge of small engine, marine and snowmobile engine repair strongly recommended. This person will also be doing most maintenance repairs as needed and is responsible for water quality testing on a daily basis. Maintenance positions are responsible for the over-all mechanical repair of the entire 100+ acre property with more than 50 structures. Must have valid driver’s license with good driving record and be able to lift objects weighing up to 70 pounds. This position will require both indoor and outdoor work outdoors in all weather conditions. Knowledge of skid steer equipment, snowmobiles, boats, plow truck, and tractor operation and maintenance a plus. Septic and pool maintenance experience preferred. Prior supervisory or leadership experience preferred. This position requires a person who is self-directed, takes initiative and is able to motivate self and others. Position requires some on-call work and onsite living is preferred but not required. Discounted onsite housing available.
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  • Massage Therapist

    Grand Marais, Minnesota

    Provide massages to guests using a variety of modalities. Manage upkeep of spa. Help develop and market spa business. Ability to teach yoga or lead other fitness classes or activities or to provide other spa services a plus. 

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  • Naturalist

    Naturalist

    Develop and lead interpretive nature program to help guests explore and enjoy the nature and history of the Boreal forest and Gunflint Trail. Programs may include guided hikes and paddles, crafts, music or story programs, presentations, and children's programs. 

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  • Outfitter

    Grand Marais, Minnesota

    Be a part of families' and groups' Boundary Waters canoe trips. Responsibilities include packing of food/equipment; transporting canoes, equipment, and people to various landings in the area by vehicle or boat; cleaning returned equipment; providing group meal service; cleaning bunkhouse and bathrooms, and other activities to prepare for canoe trips. Must be 21 to drive our guests.

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  • Server

    Restaurant

    Serve guests from breakfast through dinner, with fine dining and patio service. While working you will also be expected to know a lot about the Lodge, since guests are often curious about the history of the resort and this fascinating location. Must have experience as cashier and with handling cash. Knowledge of wine and fine liquors preferred. Hiring year-round position to start immediately as well as summer seasonal positions. 

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  • FIshing Guide

    Take our guests out fishing, either angling or fly fishing. Use your skills to bring in trophy walleye, trout, small-mouth bass, and Northern pike--they're all here in our lakes, streams, and rivers. If you have your own boat and gear--great. If not, we'll provide them. Come spend the summer up North, get acquainted with our world-class waterways, then start introducing them to our guests! 

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  • Outfitting Supervisor

    Outfitting
    Grand Marais, Minnesota

    Oversee daily operations of our Boundary Waters canoe outfitting business. Answer guest questions, reserve trips and permits, route camping trips, provision food and gear, and maintain cleanliness of accommodations and grounds for canoe outfitting guests. Responsible for daily operation of outfitting team including scheduling, organizing daily workload, supervising and assisting work crews, keeping canoes and gear in good repair, and transporting guests to and from BWCA entry points by truck, van, or boat. Must have ability to take direction from manager, motivate/train others, and lead by example. Looking for a cheerful person with extreme attention to detail. Over 21 with a valid driver's license required. Familiarity with canoe camping in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Wilderness First Aid and/or Wilderness First Responder strongly preferred. 

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  • Human Resources Generalist

    Grand Marais, Minnesota

    Human Resources Generalist

    Enjoy the opportunities of a professional job and the benefits of living in the Superior National Forest right outside the famous Boundary Waters Canoe Area wilderness. Live and work where you love to play! Gunflint Lodge & Outfitters, the premier vacation resort and canoe outfitter on the Gunflint Trail, is seeking an experienced human resources generalist to help us manage daily financial functions for our several lines of business. This position is a full-time salaried position and also includes onsite housing at a discounted rate, as well as discounts on restaurant, gift shop, and use of recreational equipment.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Recruiting and hiring year-round and seasonal staff, developing applicant and employee engagement initiatives
    • Developing and delivering employee on-boarding and training and development
    • Develop and administer employee policies and procedures
    • Coordinate with Payroll department to manage employee compensation and leaves
    • Develop and assist in performance management
    • Enhance job satisfaction by resolving issues promptly, introducing new perks and benefits and organizing team building activities
    • Ensure compliance with Minnesota and federal laws and regulations

    Requirements

    • Understanding of general human resources policies and procedures
    • Good knowledge of employment/labor laws
    • Outstanding knowledge of MS Office
    • Excellent communication and people skills
    • Aptitude in problem-solving
    • Desire to work as a team with a results driven approach
    • Willingness to work in multiple departments as required by business need

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience working in a hospitality or resort environment
    • Experience with marketing programs and techniques including SEO, Google, WordPress, Facebook, Instagram
    • Experience with PMS/POS systems
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  • Marketing Coordinator

    Grand Marais, Minnesota

    Marketing Coordinator

    Enjoy the opportunities of a professional job and the benefits of living in the Superior National Forest right outside the famous Boundary Waters Canoe Area wilderness. Live and work where you love to play! Gunflint Lodge & Outfitters, the premier vacation resort and canoe outfitter on the Gunflint Trail, is seeking an experienced marketing specialist to help us grow, develop, and promote our several lines of business. This position is a full-time salaried position and also includes onsite housing at a discounted rate, as well as discounts on restaurant, gift shop, and use of recreational equipment.

    We are looking for an amazing, data-driven marketing specialist to own the majority of the marketing funnel for our company. You will be in charge of attracting site traffic, converting that traffic into new leads for the business, and nurturing those leads to close into satisfied guests.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Analyze key metrics to set appropriate pricing and dynamic pricing models
    • Coordinate sales offerings across a variety of platforms, including in-bound, on-line booking, and OTAs
    • Develop and maintain our website with current and engaging content and images
    • Build and manage a rich content/editorial calendar that attracts a qualified audience
    • Grow new leads by converting site traffic through calls-to-action, landing pages, and lead generation content
    • Optimize our marketing automation and lead nurturing processes through email, content, and social channels
    • Build and manage Gunflint’s social media profiles and presence, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and additional channels that may be deemed relevant
    • Create shareable content appropriate for specific networks to spread both our brand and our content
    • Monitor and engage in relevant social discussions about our business, offerings, and location, including the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
    • Run regular social promotions and campaigns and track their success (e.g., Twitter chats, LinkedIn discussions, etc.)
    • Drive consistent, relevant traffic and leads from our social network presence
    • Explore new ways to engage and identify new social networks to reach our target buyers
    • Write various types of articles on a wide range of topics for our blog
    • Optimize web content for search engines and lead generation
    • Grow blog subscribers, converting visitors into leads, and expand our blog's overall reach
    • Manage and improve organic search engine performance and goal-setting based on click-through rates, traffic, and conversions
    • Stay up-to-date with the latest trends and changes with SEO and major search engines
    • Manage the strategy and setup of all paid campaigns
    • Measure and optimize our paid marketing using vendor-specific dashboards, Google Analytics, and marketing analytics reports
    • Research and test partnerships with new vendors to expand our reach and/or lower our cost-per-acquisition
    • Collaborate with marketing teammates to maintain a consistent brand voice and message across all paid programs
    • Craft landing pages and lead generation forms for our content to distribute through relevant paid programs
    • Write press releases and editorial content
    • Establish a sustainable, strategic approach to PR based on adding value to media outlets and event managers
    • Connect with influential media outlets and journalists to place stories about company news and other initiatives
    • Develop corporate event business and network with speakers and event planners to grow business offerings and opportunities

    Requirements

    • BA/BS degree or equivalent work experience
    • Some past experience in marketing
    • A passion and strong understanding of the hospitality and outdoor adventure industry, as well as a love for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
    • Exceptional writing, editing skills, and graphic content-development skills, as well as the ability to adopt the style, tone, and voice for a various types of content
    • Excellent organizational skills to work independently and manage projects with many moving parts
    • Excellent communicator and creative thinker, with an ability to use data to inform all decisions
    • Proficiency in web analytics softwar eand keyword tools
    • Experience with data-driven SEO analysis and optimization
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to interact with people individually and in a group setting
    • Active and well-rounded personal presence in social media, with a command of each network and their best practices
    • Proficiency in using social media software to monitor social media conversations 
    • Proficiency in email marketing and marketing automation
    • Highly analytical and able to derive meaning from data, including an understanding of yield management and revenue optimization
    • Experience with A/B testing and email optimization
    • Outstanding knowledge of MS Word, Excel, WordPress, and other content development tools
    • In-depth knowledge of the various paid marketing channels and technologies, including paid search (Google AdWords), retargeting, social network advertising (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and more), and content distribution and placement networks
    • Excellent communication and people skills
    • Aptitude in problem-solving
    • Self-motivated with a desire to work as a team with a results driven approach
    • Willingness to work in multiple departments as required by business need

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience working in a hospitality or resort environment
    • Experience with PMS/POS systems, online booking and OTAS
    • Ideal candidate will have experience pitching, crafting, and placing content externally through guest blogging or op-ed development and experience with event management and sponsorships.
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How to Apply

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

Please complete and submit our online application at http://gunflint.com/employment/.

The use of drugs, and the abuse or underage use of alcohol are not tolerated. A background check is required prior to employment.


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