Employment Opportunities

Ely's business community is filled with a wide range of retail, services, hospitality/tourism, healthcare, and manufacturing opportunities. Whether you are considering seasonal, part-time, or full-time positions are available.  We encourage you to search our Job Board and reach out to specific businesses in your area of interest.  We serve a business community of several hundred and will share your application with those businesses.  Interested businesses will, in turn, contact you directly.  In addition, the Ely Chamber of Commerce offers a general job application you can complete at the bottom of this page. We will share completed online applications with interested businesses.

Workforce Resources

Our area offers several workforce resources to assist job seekers in finding a new position.  We provide the following support resources:

Northeast Minnesota Office of Job Training (NEMOJT) - CareerForce

NEMOJT/CareerForce provides programs to assist adults, youth, dislocated workers, and others seeking employment.  For more details on services, please get in touch with the Virginia CareerForce office at 800-325-5332. 

Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)

DEED offers a wide range of services to support the unemployed, veterans, or those with disabilities.  Visit DEED's website for all the benefits and support they provide.   

Job Board

Area businesses are looking for full-time, part-time, and seasonal employees. PDF of Job List





  Job Description

Ely DQ Grill & Chill 1441 E Sheridan St., Ely 765-637-3867 Savannah Schulze

Are you ready for a summer adventure filled with fun, flexibility, and fantastic treats? Ely DQ is now hiring for both Full and Part-time positions with flexible scheduling from April through October! 

If you're passionate about creating delicious DQ treats and serving up smiles, we want you! Whether you're a seasoned fast-food pro or looking to kick-start your career, we welcome individuals of all experience levels. Plus, if you're eager to hone your leadership skills, we offer opportunities for growth, raises, and promotions!

As part of our team, you'll dive into a fast-paced environment where every day brings new challenges and opportunities to delight our customers. From crafting our famous chicken strip basket to mastering our iconic DQ desserts, you'll be at the heart of creating memorable experiences for our guests.

Ready to join the fun? Apply in person at the Ely DQ today or call Savannah at 765-637-3867 to learn more about our exciting opportunities. Don't miss out on this chance to be part of something sweet this summer!!

Zone 3 Gardens Babbitt   Zone3gardens@gmail.com We are looking for highly motivated, positive, detail-oriented and strong team members who are excited to learn about gardening! Ideal Candidates can do physically challenging work outdoors in heat, rain, or cold; can work alone or on a team, have an awareness of surroundings and job details; can work while they talk; and understand the importance of a positive work environment. $15/hour to start. Fill-out job application at Zone3gardens.com under "Job Openings."
Subway 1520 E Sheridan St, Ely 218-365-2699 Vicki Hill Part-time to start, full-time if wanted for the summer. Dishwashers $13/hour, sandwich artists $15/hour. Free sandwich and soda. Apply online at www.subway.com or in-store.
Piragis Northwoods Company 105 N. Central Ave, Ely 218-365-6745 Jay

Now Hiring: Full and Part-Time Hours with Flexible Scheduling. Positions available April–October. Apply in person or at Piragis.com. Are you looking for a fast-paced and incredibly fun summer where you can work and play at the edge of the Boundary Waters Wilderness? Piragis Northwoods Company is actively seeking and hiring
seasonal staff to join our team.  Stop into the shop to see Jay or give him a call. Feel free to send in your resume or fill-out an application online as well.

Bear Head Lake State Park Bear Heak Lake State Park Road, Ely 218-235-2524 Jody Popesh

Parks and Trails Associates and Building and Grounds Staff Job duties may include: Building, facilities, grounds, and trail cleaning, maintenance, and repairs; act as a Security Ranger- many positions are cross-trained to include Ranger training; working independently and make sound decisions dictated by park rules and policies; sell park vehicle permits, merchandise items and consumables; register campers and rent buildings, lodging and watercrafts; and provide information to the public.

Starting wage Parks and Trails Associates $18.50 - $24.66/hourly, seasonal position. Starting wage Building and Grounds Employee $17.77 – 23.37/hourly, seasonal position.

How to Apply: Visit: https://www.mn.gov/mmb/careers, search for Job ID : 72698 (Parks and Trails Associate) or 72990 (Buildings and Grounds) * BE SURE TO SELECT Bear Head Lake State Park on Step 4 , question 2 during your application.  We will consider applications on an ongoing basis but encourage applicants to apply early.

Canadian Waters 111 E Sheridan St, Ely 218-365-3202 Dan or Cathy We are now taking applications for summer employment for retail or outfitting. Call for details or to setup an interview.
Camp Van Vac 2714 Van Vac Lane, Ely 218-365-3782 Nancy Saturday cabin cleaners for Camp Van Vac on Burntside for June through August or September. Pays $20/hour. Call 218.365.3782 or e-mail  info@campvanvac.com and talk to Nancy.
Schulze Excavating 2408 Hwy 169, Ely



Jeff or Cody  Schulze Excavating is looking for truck drivers/labor. Competitive pay. Start up mid April. Call Cody 218-349-4207 or Jeff 218-343-6699
Cliff Wold's Outfitting Co. 1731 E Sheridan St, Ely 218-365-3267 Ryan Now hiring for the summer of 2024!  Seeking motivated and enthusiastic individuals to join our outfitting staff. Experience in the Boundary Waters is desirable, but not a requirement. The ideal candidate is eager to share their passion for the outdoors and help provide our campers with the best wilderness experience possible.  For more information, please call or email info@cliffwolds.com.
Northern Grounds 2 W Sheridan St, Ely 218-235-1991 Joan The Jasper Company has multiple positions available: housekeeping, lake hand, and baristas & bartenders.  Applications are available at Northern Grounds.  Contact Joan Kjorsvig-Beans joan@jaspercompany.com with questions or your application/resume.  
Wintergreen Northern Wear 205 E Sheridan St, Ely 218-365-6602 Sola Retail Associate (Full Time or Part Time availability) Wintergreen Northern Wear creates quality outdoor apparel on the main street of Ely, MN. We are looking for a friendly, outgoing and experienced individual to join our retail team! If you’re looking for a dynamic position with competitive wages that will keep you busy full time or part time and year round, apply online at WintergreenNorthernWear.com or at our store located at 205 East Sheridan Street, Ely, MN. Experience in customer service or sales required; knowledge & experience of outdoors or manufacturing are preferred.
Grand Ely Lodge 400 N Pioneer Rd, Ely 218-365-6565 Rob

The following positions are now available: Room Attendant - Dishwasher - Porter (Day Shifts) 

Applications are available at the Front Desk or info@grandelylodge.com. Pay commensurate with experience. Vacation, Sick & Personal Leave. Medical, Life, Dental, and Vision are available for full time employees.

Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital 328 W Conan St, Ely 218-365-8707 Anne Come join our TEAM, where our positive, safe, and rewarding environment supports you to be your best! Click on our link to view the various positions that are available, or give Anne a call. Competitve pay and benefits for all positions. Careers | About | Ely Bloomenson Community Hospital (ebch.org)
LaTourell's Resort & Outfitters 14793 Moose Lake Rd, Ely 218-365-4531 Bob LaTourell If you would enjoy working on the waters edge with a view of the Boundary Waters, LaTourell's has positions open.  Looking for enthusiastic seasonal staff to join our team and continue our tradition of helping our customers enjoy our their wilderness canoeing and fishing vacations.  Waterfront and outfitting positions available.
Joe's Marine & Repair 25 W Chapman St, Ely 218-365-6264 Paulette Mechanic or Mechanic's Helper - Work or learn in a repair shop. Small engine repair and outboard repair. Able to follow and read service manuals. Good customer service, writing work orders, and good math skills. Must be able to lift and carry heavy objects.  Good driving record.  2 positions available.
Espland's Resort 1540 Grant McMahon Blvd, Ely 218-365-5282 Betty Esplands is still looking for cleaning help for Saturdays.   2 to 4 hours. 4 cabins starting spring of 2024.
Wintergreen Northern Wear 205 E Sheridan St, Ely 218-365-6602 Michele Anderson Sewing Technician - Wintergreen Northern Wear creates quality outdoor apparel on the main street of Ely, MN. We are looking for creative, talented individuals to sew our garments. If you love to sew, we'd love to have you on our team! Sewing experience is required; experience with garments is preferred. We'll train you on our industrial machines. A cheery, clean work environment and benefits included. Competitive wages based on skill level and experience.
Custom Cabin Rentals 14663 Vosburgh Rd, Ely 218-365-6947 Betsy or Willy Seeking individuals to fill 2-3 full-time seasonal openings for 2024.

General Employment Application

The Ely Chamber of Commerce has a membership of more than 200 area businesses.  Your completed application will be sent to interested businesses within our membership.  Businesses will contact you directly for additional information or to schedule an interview.

Interest Section

What type of work are you interested in doing?  Resort - Outfitting - Hotel/Motel - Retail - Restaurant - Manufacturing - Construction - Landscaping/Lawncare - Non-Profit  Please note your choices in the comment section.

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