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Ely Outfitting Company

  • 529 East Sheridan Street, Ely, MN
  • elyoutfittingcompany.com
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Wilderness Shop Manager (Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness)

Awesome work environment, flexible work schedule, Competetive wages, Access to high quality backpacking equipment and ultralight kevlar canoes.

Industry

min experience

salary range

$15 - $20 / hour

Additional Job Details

International Applicants Allowed?
No
Work Visa Sponsoring Available
No

Job Overview

Responsibilities

  • Manage outfitting operations.
  • Respond to customer inquiries by phone and email.
  • Accurately reserve and issue Wilderness entry permits.
  • Provide guest orientations, route outs, and skills training.
  • Accurately handle customer invoicing and payments.
  • Supervise Wilderness Outfitting Assistants.
  • Safely drive shuttles to wilderness entry points.
  • Lift and move 42 to 55 pound canoes and equipment regularly, and boats weighing up to 85 pounds occasionally.
  • Maintain the highest level of friendly and professional guest services.

Qualifications

  • Ability to commit to at least 12 weeks of full-time employment between May 1 and Oct. 1 (for summer seasonal positions).
  • Strong initiative and ability to work independently.
  • Thorough knowledge of the Boundary Waters region, and extensive Boundary Waters tripping experience.
  • Completion of 3 years of college credit or equivalent experience, with a bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Ability to work weekends.
  • Ability to lift and move 42 to 55 pound canoes and equipment regularly, and boats weighing up to 85 pounds occasionally.
  • Exceptional communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment that requires close attention to detail and multitasking.
  • Knowledge of and desire to share wilderness tripping skills and information.
  • Genuine interest in wilderness adventure, and helping guests have successful wilderness experiences.

Special Benefits

  • Competitive hourly pay.
  • Potential subsidized housing in Ely, Minnesota, just outside of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, the most visited Wilderness area in the country.
  • Access to canoes and gear on days off.
  • Abundant recreational opportunities in the Boundary Waters and Superior National Forest including day and overnight canoe trips, fishing, hiking, backpacking and stand up paddle boarding.
  • Opportunity to work in a close-knit community dedicated to creating life-changing wilderness experiences for its guests while protecting the wilderness for future generations.

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