ABOUT VOYAGEUR CANOE OUTFITTERS STAFF
Voyageur Canoe Outfitters is looking for 8-10 individuals who will be a part of the Voyageur Crew this summer. We are located at the end of Minnesota’s Gunflint Trail approximately 56 miles from Grand Marais, MN which is the nearest town. If you rely on cell coverage to keep in constant contact with your friends or need to check Facebook updates daily then this is not where you want to spend the summer.
We are adjacent to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and surrounded by the Superior National Forest. Our Crew must appreciate and enjoy the natural surroundings and should enjoy the recreational opportunities it provides. If you can see yourself paddling a canoe, hiking a trail or camping out beneath the stars on your days off then Voyageur is the place for you.
Our Crew is able to use our canoes and camping equipment at no charge during their employment. We try to arrange your schedule so you are done by 4pm on the day before your day off and so you don’t start until 11am the day after, allowing you to spend two nights camping out in the BWCA. This lets you to take full advantage of the one day off you receive each week.
In addition to the love of wilderness our Crew members must love to make other people happy. We are part of our guests’ vacation and we want them to have a wonderful experience. In order to do that we need the help of hard-working, happy-go-lucky and enthusiastic crew members. We take pride in offering a one of a kind outfitting experience and we along with our crew must be willing to go the extra mile whether it means starting the day early, working through lunch or staying long after closing hours.
We ask our Crew members to commit to a minimum of a ten week contract period and prefer a twelve week contract. We get ready for the season in April and as year round residents of the Gunflint Trail we are open until people quit paddling. We like to have our Crew here during the busier months of the summer beginning at the end of May and into the first week of September. We do hire a few people to work earlier and to stay later in the season.
We contribute our success to the wonderful employees we have had over the years. Our guests have come to expect friendly, outgoing and caring Crew members at Voyageur. We specifically look for optimistic, flexible and good natured individuals to fill our positions. While experience in the BWCA is helpful it is not necessary to be successful at Voyageur. We will teach you the necessary skills upon your arrival and will work with you until you have mastered them.
Our Crew members perform a number of different jobs throughout the season based upon their abilities and interests. Everyone participates in the cleaning of bunks, cabins and outfitting gear. Most are trained in the store and office to assist on the cash register and help guests. Some Crew will transport guests via towboat or vehicles, others will work lakefront and may even pack food or equipment. There are a variety of other jobs and tasks including but not limited to yard work, waitressing, recycling, meals and more. Bored is not something we hear from our Crew members.
We pride ourselves in being a fun, fair and flexible place to work. Along with the free use of our equipment our Crew members receive discounts in our store, opportunities for “pro purchases,” tips from guests, potential bonuses, room, board and a minimum monthly salary of $1200 based upon qualifications.
If you would like to talk to past employees of Voyageur Canoe Outfitters then we can provide you with their information so you can learn more about life at Voyageur. An application is available online and you can email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, fax it to 218-387-0179 or mail it to us at Voyageur Canoe Outfitters, 189 Sag Lake Trail, Grand Marais, MN 55604. Feel free to call us with any questions you may have 218-388-2224.