Seeking Adventurous Individuals to Work and Play in Minnesota Boundary Waters
Minnesota Boundary Waters, just 1 mile away from Canada through the woods!
- Grand Marais, Minnesota
- $10.00 / hour + tips
- No experience required
- Start Date:
- Job starts immediately! (Jul 12, 2018)
-Fully furnished on-site staff housing... a two minute walk from work!
-40 hours/week with compensation for overtime, plus staff tips!
-Usage of our canoes and camping equipment on your days off
-Desired Employment Dates: Immediately- October 1, 2018
-Work AND play in the Minnesota Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) and Ontario's Quetico Provincial Park! Paddle, hike, pick blueberries, the possibilities are endless!
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 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. We are specifically looking for employees that can arrive in early/mid-July and stay through the end of September, but all are encouraged to apply.
We are looking for fresh and enthusiastic faces that will help our customers get started on their canoe trips. You'll help them get started on their canoe trips by assisting them in various ways.
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 try your best to accommodate guests’ needs.
We will train you on the logistics of the business, we just ask that you're pleasant and are willing to learn! Specific job responsibilities will vary based on the role that you’re hired to play. Learn more on our website at https://www.seagulloutfitters.com/employment/.
We staff individuals that work inside in customer-service roles (retail, office, check-in's, trip planning) and also individuals that work outside in transportation, maintenance, cleaning, and landscaping roles. Each day is never like the day prior!
Love the outdoors? We'd love to hear from you. We love candidates that can back up their experience with a plethora of outdoor hobbies... we can assure you that you will have a TON of fun with this job. It's truly the adventure of a lifetime. Work hard while you're on the clock. Go have fun in your free time, we'll provide you with the opportunities to do so!
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.
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.
We are happy to provide on-site housing for our staff for a nominal fee. A short two minute walk from work and a temporary home on Seagull Lake will allow out-of-state applicants the opportunity to live and work at one of the most beautiful places in the world- the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. We’ve hired applicants from Virginia, California, Wisconsin, and Ohio- we’re calling all outdoor enthusiasts to apply!
Our fully-furnished staff quarters includes a kitchen with all cooking equipment and dishes that you’ll need, a cozy living room/dining room with board games and dvd player, as well as restroom and laundry facilities on-site. You are welcome to use our high-speed wireless internet to communicate with family and friends, and our NEW Coleman propane grill on the deck is just waiting for you to cook some burgers after your shift.
Each room is furnished with a bedframe and mattress, desk, desk chair, dresser, rack to hang your clothes, and a ceiling fan. You will have your own storage cupboards/pantry and fridge/freezer space in the staff quarters to stock your groceries. We have a large driveway to accommodate staff vehicles as needed.
If you’re looking to disconnect and embrace the wilderness, this is the job for you! We encourage our staffers to explore the canoe country around them! You may use our canoes for day or overnight camping trips, as well as utilize our staff boat to go fishing on Seagull Lake. You will also find plentiful hiking trails and scenic overlooks in your spare time. Our staff is like a family… prepare to take adventures together! You will have a blast, and we’ll be happy to have you!