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.
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 more hours, you will be paid well for your extra time.
Remaining jobs for summer 2013
We have an excellent staff hired for 2013.
Part-time position for Summer 2013:
Summer housekeeping: Saturday and Sunday from 9 AM to about 2 or 3 PM, many but not all Saturdays this summer, especially in late July and early August. We recognize that these are high demand days in this area and will pay this part-time employee accordingly. No housing available for this position.
If you would enjoy working at Bearskin and already have housing in the area–your family home, a nearby cabin, a friend you can stay with, a camper you could stay in – we are very interested in you as an employee. Every summer we are short of staff housing, so employees with local housing are very valuable to us.
Our employees have access to our equipment and trails. We love employees who live to love the outdoors. To apply, please send references, a letter of application describing your interest, experience and background, the dates you are available and any other pertinent information to email@example.com
Or fill out the application.
Long-term job needs for the future
We foresee needing to hire for the following positions within the next year. Job descriptions and wages somewhat negotiable, but all positions require full-time responsible employees with excellent references. Will be hired with a plan for these employees to gradually prove themselves and then take on major resort responsibilities in the future. See the “before you apply” page before you consider inquiring about these jobs. Available dates for jobs unknown at this time, but we hope to gradually find the right replacements for these positions. High trust jobs, for very responsible people.
Full-time housekeeping management position. Very nice upstairs apartment comes with this position. Great references needed.
Trustworthy on-site individual or couple to be employed as front desk, maintenance, or housekeeping staff, to also be responsible for the lodge during evenings an nights if owners are off-site. 3 bedroom apartment with the best view on the Gunflint Trail (above lodge) eventually available with this position. Great references needed.
Full-time front desk/housekeeping/outfitting combo job: nice little one bedroom house comes with this position. See all other info posted about this job category in other places. Good job for someone who wants to make a permanent life on the Gunflint Trail, and who can be an all-purpose employee. Great references needed.