Employment Opportunities At Bearskin Lodge
Bearskin Lodge is the premier family resort located on the famous Gunflint Trail, about 26 miles from the town of Grand Marais, MN. We are on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Right outside our door are a million and a half acres of pristine lakes and rivers. Our facilities are the best available.
It takes much hard work by dedicated staff to maintain the quality of service our guests have come to expect. If you are interested in joining the Bearskin staff, we would like to hear from you! Fill out our job application and forward it to us. The application is found linked to this page at the bottom.
Fall and Winter 2013-2014:
We will be hiring for one or two positions for this fall. Our fall and winter positions are usually multi-purpose employees who are willing to learn the skills for more than one job. Employees need to be good at a variety of tasks. We will hire people who can do a combined job for this fall.
We like to find the type of employees who enjoy learning to do everything, people who can see what needs doing and then will step in and take care of it. Multi-tasking is what we all do around here. If that’s you, consider applying for one of these positions.
Staff housing available for these positions, but read the “before you apply” info here. Not everyone is well-suited to live in this “edge of the wilderness” environment.
Summer Jobs 2014 | apply in January
What you need to know before you apply: We will begin hiring staff for next summer in January 2013. Please read the employment information linked to this page before you apply.
It is essential when you apply that you provide us with accurate ending dates for your summer availability. If you will be returning to college after the summer, check your college’s 2014 calendar before you apply. We don’t hire “extra” people like larger resorts often do, planning that a certain percentage of employees will quit or get fired. We truly intend to keep you all summer if you are hired here. We choose our staff based on employing the correct number of people to get us through the season, so ending dates are very important. As is the case with all summer jobs, choosing to leave Bearskin earlier than your contractual end date leaves your co-workers and employers overworked and unhappy. Please decide on the right end date from the time you apply.
If you think you’d be a good match for Bearskin, fill out the application linked to this page. Be sure to include references. We will call or e-mail them before we hire you. A good cover letter explaining your interest in Bearskin employment helps set your application apart — tell us more about yourself.
We try to do in-person interviews, but in case we can’t meet with you, it always helps if a picture is included with your application. It may be the only way we “meet” before you apply.
We pay an hourly wage, not a set “per month” salary. We adhere to fair employment practices. You will not be asked to work a large number of unexpected hours, and if circumstances require many more hours, you will be paid well for your extra time.
At this point we appear to have most of our staff in place for 2014. Things change. If you’re interested in a summer job, send us a letter explaining your interest, your availability, your background and your references. We’ll keep it on file and if anything changes, you’ll be a one of our first contacts.
Needed in late May or early June, 2014 — Housekeeping or housekeeping/outfitting combination positions. Bearskin plans to hire one or two people who love to make order out of chaos. Help keep our cabins clean, help pack and unpack our canoe trip gear and canoes. Previous experience as a housekeeper very useful, but not necessary. Great job for a person who sees a challenge and loves to “dig in.” Lots of potential for additional time in other typical resort jobs’ ideal for a person who would like variety. Simple apartment available for this position.