Join the premier wilderness lodge in Minnesota and live, work, and play in the Minnesota Northwoods, just steps away from the Boundary Waters and Superior National Forest. At Gunflint Lodge & Outfitters you will provide excellent service and quality to our guests and interact with people who enjoy hospitality and luxury and who love the outdoors!
We are seeking a fulltime Outfitting Manager. In this position, you will have responsibility for our Boundary Waters canoe outfitting organization and other recreational activities at Gunflint, including dock and marina activities, Towering Pines Canopy Tour, and cross country skiing and winter sport activities. This position requires daily contact with our Lodge and Outfitting guests, including families, youth groups, Scout troops, and others, requiring a pleasant attitude and willingness to listen and answer questions about the area. Responsibilities include advising guests on planning and routing Boundary Waters canoe trips, taking reservations, submitting permits, hiring and managing staff, ordering and overseeing equipment, planning and packing food and equipment; transporting canoes and and guests to various landings in the area; maintaining relationships with state and federal agencies, promoting, marketing, and developing Outfitting business, providing group meal service, and cleaning equipment, bunkhouse and bathrooms. Because of our size and remote location, you may be asked to work in other areas of the business as well on an as-needed basis, including reservations, housekeeping, restaurant, etc. Must be able to develop new programs and events. Other responsibilities include: trail maintenance and maintaining a high standard of excellence for the wilderness adventure program.
We are looking for an applicant who has experience with canoe outfitting and adventure travel management and familiarity with the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
Gunflint Lodge is located 43 miles up the Gunflint Trail from Grand Marais, Minnesota, our nearest town. We are surrounded by more than 1 million acres of wilderness in the Superior National Forest. Guests come from all over the world to relax, fish, swim, canoe, and explore in the Northwoods atmosphere.
Over the years our guests have come to expect a friendly and helpful staff. They come to have a relaxed vacation and we're dependent upon our team to see that they have the best time possible. Often this means a little extra work, or time, to help a guest, but we feel it's worth it and you should too! 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.