NOW HIRING FOR SUMMER JOBS 2024 at Seagull Canoe Outfitters and Cabins!

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Seagull Canoe Outfitters, located on Seagull Lake on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area on the Gunflint Trail is now hiring 2023 summer staff! Live, work, and play on the edge of the wilderness this summer. Grand Marais is the closest town 50 miles away, nestled on the shore of Lake Superior. We are in the heart of some of the most beautiful country in MN with the Boundary Waters Lakes and nearby Quetico Provincial Forest.

We typically hire 10-12 staff members to assist with all aspects of our business. Customer service is our number 1 priority at Seagull. All of our staff work directly with our customers. A typical day could be motor towing on Saganaga or Seagull Lake, working in our retail store selling T-shirts and checking in customers, transporting paddlers to other landings, cleaning our bunkhouse lodge and shower building, greeting paddlers at the dock, cleaning canoes and gear outside, working in the office answering phones and taking reservations, assisting with building projects, talking with customers about trip routes, packing food/equipment for customers going out in the woods camping and a multitude of other chores. Our season runs from early May through September. We do work around school schedules and understand that not all staff can work our entire season.

We encourage our staff to get out into the Boundary Waters canoeing and camping and enjoy our backyard. As such, our canoes and camping equipment are available free of charge to do so. We are happy to recommend either a day or overnight trip for you. We also provide a staff boat/motor on Seagull Lake for your use when not working.

Staff housing is available on-site. We have both single and double rooms with a large kitchen with all the fridges and freezers, cooking pots/pans and dishes, an outdoor propane grill, and laundry facilities at no charge. We also have great high-speed internet in the staff quarters and Verizon cell service. You walk 3 minutes to work. Our staff work 40 hours/week and sometimes work overtime.

Our compensation for the above starts at $15.00/hour based on experience levels. If you want to spend an unforgettable summer in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, please follow this link to the online job application or download our application and email it to us at

Summer Job Requirements

  • 18 years of age or older with previous work experience
  • A genuine love for the outdoors
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Willingness to go the extra mile attitude
  • Flexible in schedule and willing to do what is needed to attend to customers

General Job Duties

  • Operating cash register, inventory, issuing permits, receiving shipments, cleaning
  • Housekeeping equipment and cabins
  • Boat operation & maintenance, groundskeeping
  • Packing food and equipment
  • Administrative tasks, such as answering the phone and emails, ordering permits, managing equipment, basic accounting
  • Trip Planning

On-Site Housing is Available!

We are happy to provide on-site housing for our staff. A short two-minute walk from work and a temporary home on Seagull Lake will allow out-of-state applicants the opportunity to live and work at one of the most beautiful places in the world- the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Our fully-furnished staff quarters include a kitchen with all cooking equipment and dishes that you’ll need, a cozy living room/dining room with board games, as well as laundry facilities on-site. You have high-speed wireless internet in the staff quarters to communicate with family and friends, and a nice propane grill on the deck is just waiting for you to cook some burgers after your shift. If you’re looking to disconnect and embrace the wilderness, this is the job for you! We encourage our staffers to explore the canoe country around them! You may use our canoes for day or overnight camping trips, as well as utilize our staff boat to go fishing on Seagull Lake. You will also find plentiful hiking trails and scenic overlooks in your spare time. Our staff is like a family… prepare to take adventures together! You will have a blast, and we’ll be happy to have you!

Staff Quarters Photos