Employment

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.

 Important!  Before applying please click here to read this information page.  Not everyone will be happy working at Bearskin.  See if you’re well-suited to living here before you apply. >

 

Fall and Winter 2014-2015:

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. Good decision-making skills are essential for the job.  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. 

  • Start now!  Looking for full-time housekeeping/front desk combo job for the rest of this winter.  Can start ASAP or star in late December. Could become permanent, full-time position, eventually offering benefits, if you like us and we like you; or can be a temporary seasonal job.   Previous housekeeping or front desk experience a big plus.  Enjoy all the perks of living on the edge of the BWCA..  Nice little job-related apartment available at a minimal cost, no utilities. Salary negotiable, based on previous experience. Send an email to sue@bearskin.com outlining your experience, reasons for job interest, availability dates, and references that we can call. 

 

  • College student or temporary job — December 26 – January 1.  Our usual outdoor/indoor do everything guy would like to visit with family the week after Christmas.  He can be gone longer if we find someone who would enjoy earning money for a week by being outdoors in the winter weather.  Shovel or snowblow paths, steps, and the ice rink, fill up wood racks, pick up trash, run errands for guests. Help clean cabins and arrival check them for guests.  Ideally we’d love to find someone with plowing experience, as that is a big part of the job–but we can work around that for this temporary position.

 

  • Winter Employment:  We are expecting to hire two employees for the coming winter. 

1.) General all-purpose winter resort employee. Need an outdoor person, who will enjoy lots of vigorous outside work — snow-blowing paths, shoveling walks, stacking firewood, plowing roads. The ideal employee in this job would also have the chops to work front desk if need be, or help with housekeeping or any other resort task.  Hard worker with very high standards needed. Job requires a fair amount of lifting, so employee needs to be in good physical condition.   Could become permanent, full-time position, eventually offering benefits such as medical insurance and dental insurance, if you like us and we like you; or this can be a temporary winter job.  Nice little job-related apartment available at a minimal cost, no utilities. Salary negotiable, based on previous experience. Send an email to sue@bearskin.com outlining your experience, reasons for job interest, availability dates, and references that we can call.

2.) Winter housekeeping/front desk position.  Could also pick up hours and good tips as a server, and it would be an added plus if the employee has some kitchen skills to help us with baking, cooking, etc.  Be part of our guest services team, greeting guests at the front desk,answering phones, and especially, helping to keep our cabins spotless and ready for our guests.  Nice little job-related apartment available at a minimal cost, no utilities. Salary negotiable, based on previous experience. Send an email to sue@bearskin.com outlining your experience, reasons for job interest, availability dates, and references that we can call.   

Are you a part of a couple with the skills for both of these jobs?  Perhaps we would be interested in hiring both of you.  We like hiring couples — it’s less lonely up here when you have a built-in friend.  Both applicants have to meet our hiring criteria, and in your job you will need to be able to function independently and stand on your own merits. Hiring a couple for these positions may be a possibility.  We may have a house a nice apartment available for a couple.  We do not have appropriate space right now for a family with children.

 

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Summer Jobs 2015 | apply in January

What you need to know before you apply:  We will begin hiring staff for next summer in January 2015.  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 2015 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. 

 

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