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

Bear Head Lake State Park Bear Head Lake State Park Road, Ely 218-235-2521 Jen Westlund Bear Head Lake State Park located between Ely and Tower is hiring intermittent winter Building and Grounds Employees.  Building and Grounds Employees perform winter maintenance, cleaning, and repairs to park facilities.  These positions are not guaranteed regular hours but fill in as need arises.  Due the nature of the position, days and hours of work will vary.  Starting wage is $17.77.  Applications must be completed on-line by December 4.  To apply, visit https://mn.gov/mmb/careers/search-for-jobs/ and search for job 71228.  Questions, please call 218-235-2521.
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.  
Dovetail Partners       Ely Fireshed Coordinator position. Apply by 5 p.m. on December 15, 2023. Job description and application process are available at the Dove Tail Partners Website  The position will be supported through the Ely Kawishiwi Ranger office.
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.
Ely Lodging, Inc   218-235-8925 Cheryl

2023 Season - Part time - Cleaner  Full days Saturdays and some Sundays.  Starting wage: $25 hour and up with experience

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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If desired, you may submit your resume to fun@ely.org.  We will include your resume with the completed job application.  Please note if you will submit your resume.

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