Join the Tuscarora Summer Staff
If you want to spend a summer immersed in Minnesota’s Northwoods, living and working on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, we want to hear from you!
Each summer, Tuscarora Lodge and Canoe Outfitters hires a summer crew of 5-8 staff members to help with all aspects of our busy seasonal Boundary Waters business. Our crew assists Tuscarora guests as they start and end their Boundary Waters and Quetico canoe trips; maintains Tuscarora’s gear, grounds, and facilities; and continues Tuscarora’s tradition of cleanliness, friendliness, and excellent customer service.
BOUNDARY WATERS OUTFITTER JOB DESCRIPTION
We don’t hire for specific positions at Tuscarora. Instead, our summer staff members dive right into the business, helping out on all levels. Common daily tasks include assisting and transporting guests to their Boundary Waters/Quetico entry points, scrubbing canoes and camping gear, preparing and serving French toast breakfast, cleaning Tuscarora facilities (including six housekeeping cabins), and even occasionally preparing lunch for your fellow crew members. Assignments vary from day to day and we strive to maintain a fun, fast-paced work environment where teamwork is key.
The monthly salary starts at $1900, (this includes room & board in June, July, and August) with a potential season-end bonus. We guarantee full-time work with two days off every week. We provide dorm-style housing for crew members with a private bedroom and shared bathroom facilities. During the months of June, July, and August, we feed crew members three meals a day.
OUTFITTER JOB PERKS
• Boundary Waters backyard
• Easy access to hiking trails, swimming, picnic spots, and other outdoors recreation
• Free access to Tuscarora camping equipment (canoes, tents, etc.) during time off to camp, fish, and day trip into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Quetico Provincial Park
• Two days off a week
• Explore Grand Marais, Lake Superior’s North Shore, and northwestern Ontario on days off
• Wi-fi access in crew quarters
• Verizon cell phone coverage on Tuscarora’s property
• On-site housing provided
• All meals and snacks provided from June 1 – August 31
PERIOD OF EMPLOYMENT
Our season runs from May 10 – September 30. Most of our employees start work in late May or early June and work through mid/late August. We happily work around your school schedule, but ask that you commit to your dates carefully, as we fill our positions based on applicants’ availability. Because we are busiest in late July – early August, we can only consider applicants with availability into August.
We accept summer job applications until all positions are finalized in early April. We begin making staffing decisions around February 1st.
SHORT-TERM EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
If you’re thinking about applying mid-season, send us an email beforehand to see if we have any open positions. We often have short-term employment opportunities from mid-August through the end of September.