We are seeking a fulltime Outfitting & Recreational Coordinator. In this position, you will have 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, submitting permits, planning and packing food and equipment; hauling canoes, equipment, and guests to various landings in the area; cleaning returned equipment; providing group meal service, and cleaning bunkhouse and bathrooms. Also will be responsible for developing other recreational activities at Gunflint, including dock and marina activities, Towering Pines Canopy Tour, and promoting our cross country skiing and winter sport activities. Must be able to develop new ideas for programs or 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 adventure travel management. Our expectation is that our candidate will strive for excellence.
Minimum Qualifications for Outfitting & Recreational Coordinator:
• Energetic, enthusiastic, self-motivated, strong communication skills
• Contribute to a positive, supportive team atmosphere & model a “can-do” attitude
• Responsible, reliable, punctual & committed to job
• Excited about engaging people & sharing the wonder of the boreal forest eco-system, local history and culture
• Family friendly, pleasant & courteous in all interactions with our guests
• Flexibility in scheduling
• Must be self-motivated team player with valid driver’s license and good driving record
• Able to lift canoes and packs weighing up to 70 pounds
• Must be 21 years of age or older and have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record to meet our insurance requirements for driving vans with passengers
• Must submit to a background check
• Must learn and follow rules of the BWCA and Superior National Forest, required to implement in any activity in the BWCA or SNF
You must have a love of nature and be willing to be outside in any climate. An outgoing personality and ability to work with people of all ages is a must.
Proficiency in paddling and portaging canoes, operating both pontoon and motor boats, fishing (bait casting, trolling, spinning), operating passenger vans and trucks a must. Previous experience canoeing the BWCA, portaging skills, cooking, and Leave No Trace camping ethics strongly recommended.