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.  Printable Job Board List

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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.
Spirit of the Wilderness 2030 E Sheridan St, Ely 218-365-3149 Ginny

Seasonal Retail/Outfitting Staff – Full and part-time positions available May through mid-October. Summer hours of operation are 6:30am to 7:30 pm, daily. Flexible schedule, hourly wages to be determined upon experience.  Everyday tasks may include: packing equipment for outfitted groups, retail sales, customer service, operate tow boat (water taxi) service & transportation for guests, general maintenance & cleaning of canoe, gear, and bait system. In addition to hourly wages, we offer: flexible schedule, limited staff housing, a positive and fun work environment, free use of our gear and canoes, and in-store discounts. 

Grand Ely Lodge 400 N Pioneer Rd, Ely 218-365-6565 Front Desk

Full & Part Time Positions/Day & Evening Shifts for Host/Cashier - Prep & Line Cooks - Dishwasher - Housekeeping - Front Desk - Porter - Marina Attendant - Banquet Servers

Applications are available at the Front Desk or info@grandelylodge.com. Pay commensurate with experience. Vacation, Sick & Personal Leave. Medical Benefits are available for Full Time Positions.

Bear Head Lake State Park 9301 Bear Head State Park Road, Ely 218-235-2521 Jen

Job ID: 64265  Closing Date: April 17, 2023

Part-Time, Seasonal Parks & Trails Associate.

To apply or view the full listing, visit:  https://mn.gov/mmb/careers/ and search for Job ID 64265

Blue Loon Boutique 6 E Sheridan St, Ely 763-267-3406 Ali Seasonal Retail Associates - Position available May through September (with a possibility of year-round). Responsibilities include: Working in a fast-paced environment; Sharing product knowledge and recommendations with customers; managing financial transactions; preparing merchandise, stocking, and inventory; frequent standing, lifting, and bending; cleaning, sweeping, mopping, and dusting.  Weekend availability is a necessity. Some social media help. Looking for people who are friendly, creative, enthusiastic, and take initiative. Pay $11-$17 an hour, dependent on experience.  Please email resume to Ali: ali@galleryali.com. Please text or call Ali with any questions.
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)
Ely's Old-fashioned Candy 228 E Sheridan St, Ely 310-406-6748 Mike Ely's Old-fashioned Candy is seeking an upbeat part time sales associate. Have fun, listen to great music, talk to happy customers and get paid to do it. Send email of interest to eofc@yahoo.com or apply in store.
Northernair Lodge 2130 Walleye Way, Ely 218-365-4882 Rane or Zach Housekeeping 12 cabins that vary in size and style at a family-owned resort. Both weekend and weekday shifts are available pending our reservation schedule, and shift schedules created one month in advance. Saturday staff lunch provided as well as end-of-season bonus. Pay starts at $16/hour.
Lossing's Power Sports 30 North Drive, Babbitt 218-827-2635 Derek ATV, Snowmobile, and Small Service Technician position. Contact Lossing's for position details and the application process.
Garden Lake Resort P.O. Box 63, Ely 218-365-5498 Tim Seasonal Help Wanted: Cleaning - Mainly Saturdays and spring setup and fall breakdown.  Four - 2 bedroom cabins. Small resort, very clean, laundry on site.
Jasper Company 2 W Sheridan St, Ely joan@jaspercompany.com Joan Housekeeping at A Stay Inn Ely and Jasper Lake Vacation Rental Homes. Pick up applications at Northern Grounds.
Jasper Company 2 W Sheridan St, Ely joan@jaspercompany.com Joan Lake Hand includes towboat driving, canoe shuttle, general building maintenance, and groundskeeping at Jasper Lake. Pick up applications at Norther Grounds.
Jasper Company 2 W Sheridan St, Ely joan@jaspercompany.com Joan Baristas & Bartenders at Northern Grounds.  Pick up applications at Northern Grounds.
River Point Resort & Outfitting Co. 12007 River Point Rd, Ely 218-365-6604 Jane Koschak

Resort/Outfitting Staff - Summer Seasonal - Full TimeHourly Wage Starting at $17. Enjoy the wilderness beauty of River Point's private peninsula on Birch Lake, with a mile of shoreline immediately adjacent to the BWCA and just a short 15 minutes from the quaint town of Ely. Prepare for and assist guests during their resort stay and work in our outfitting base, preparing paddlers for their canoe trip. Flexible hours, 40-hour work week, paid overtime. Onsite lakefront housing with a view and complimentary laundry facility. Relaxed lake atmosphere with work-free evenings to enjoy the complimentary resort beaches, bonfire pits, sauna and garden shower, hiking trail, kayaks, SUP's, canoes, motor boats, and take an overnight paddle trip into the Boundary Waters on your days off. Varied tasks make for an interesting workday, a great way to learn new skills and tap into your strengths, all while having funEmployment Information and Online Application

Timber Bay Lodge & Houseboats 8347 Timber Bay Rd, Babbitt 218-827-3682 Beth Childrens/Resort Activity Leader - This position resembles a camp counselor. Responsible for organizing our Kids Klub program for kids ages 5-12. Kids Klub to include outdoor activities, arts/crafts, hikes, games etc. This position is also responsible for Marshmallow roasts, adult activities, and misc resort activities. Assist with waterfront activities such as tubing, kayaking etc. Could be full-time or split between two staff. Great for students looking to go into teaching, outdoor recreation etc. Leader must be friendly, outgoing, and enjoys the outdoors. Optional room and board. Pay based on experience. June 10-August 20 approx.
Timber Bay Lodge & Houseboats 8347 Timber Bay Rd, Babbitt 218-827-3682 Beth Dock Staff/Outside Staff - Help with maintenance of houseboats. Assist guests with bait, gas, fishing tips, and other beachfront activities. Groundskeeping and lawn care also are part of this position. Full and part-time hours available. Optional room and board. Pay based on experience 
Timber Bay Lodge & Houseboats 8347 Timber Bay Rd, Babbitt 218-827-3682 Beth Guest Services - This position will assist with various activities throughout the
resort. Assist with housekeeping, kids/resort activities, office duties or whatever task needs to be completed. Person should be friendly, enjoys meeting new people, and very flexible. Part-time and hours vary. 
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 Sales Clerk - Work in a repair shop helping customers.  Need good telephone skills, computer skills, attention to detail, multi-tasking, working with money and credit card machine, and be friendly with people. Call or stop by the shop for an application.
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.
Joe's Marine & Repair 25 W Chapman St, Ely 218-365-6264 Paulette Boat Jockey - Delivering and picking up boats.  Knowledge of the local lakes is needed.  Pulling boat trailer and knowing how to launch a boat at a boat landing and boat operation is important. Must be able to follow GPS or verbal directions. Must have a clean driving record.
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 2034.
Camp Voyageur 709 Voyageur Rd, Ely 218-235-1975 Deb Erdman Cook/Baker: Spend the summer working in our kitchen on Farm Lake.  We prepare from scratch and cook/bake for up to 60-70 people.  Quantity cooking/baking helpful but not a requirement.  We will train experienced home cooks or people who desire to learn about cooking for these positions.  If you enjoy cooking or baking this could be an opportunity for you.  We offer a varied and flexible schedule.   Approximate employment dates are May 15-September 5.
Camp Voyageur 709 Voyageur Rd, Ely 218-235-1975 Deb Erdman Cook's Assistant & Cleaner: Assist main cook/bakers by prepping ingredients—chopping, dicing and measuring ingredients as well as washing dishes/pots/pans and utensils, setting up the dining room for meals and sweeping/mopping as necessary and routine cleaning of work-spaces, floors and occasionally other cabins and toilet facilities.  This is an entry level position however this job could lead to other opportunities such as baking granola, cookies, cakes and other meal preparation tasks and pack out food for wilderness trips.  This is a chance to learn more about how a commercial kitchen and outfitter works.
Camp Voyageur 709 Voyageur Rd, Ely 218-235-1975 Deb Erdman Counselor & Trip Leader: Lead in camp activities of sports/athletics—sailing, water skiing, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, badminton, archery, swimming, canoeing and wilderness trips canoeing or hiking throughout the Boundary Waters and beyond.  Counselors live in cabins with campers.  Room and board provided.   This is an excellent opportunity for people who like to work with children 10-18 or for those studying to be or are teachers or coaches.  Certificates in CPR, wilderness first aid and lifeguard training are required to lead trips.  Additional activity specialists we are seeking are:  sailing instructor, water skiing instructor, social media specialist, aquatics director, archery instructor, and canoeing instructor.  Employment dates are May 25-August 15.  
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.
Williams & Hall Outfitters 14694 Vosburgh Rd, Ely 218-365-5837 Blayne or Charlene Adventure Outfitting & Gear Maintenance:In this position, you will ensure that our equipment is in excellent condition for our customers.  You will be responsible for cleaning outfitting equipment and making repairs as needed to ensure that they are fully ready for service.  You will drive towboats ( think water taxi) and provide over-the-road transportation as assigned.  You will be responsible for loading and unloading the towboats, and over-the-road vehicles used to transport customers and their equipment.  You will do routine maintenance work on canoes, boats, and motors.  You will also do maintenance and yard work.  You will work on projects when time permits and be cross-trained to assist with Housekeeping and the Kitchen as needed.
Williams & Hall Outfitters 14694 Vosburgh Rd, Ely 218-365-5837 Blayne or Charlene Lakeside Dining Room & Kitchen Assistant: This position requires that you be good with people and enjoy cooking and working in a kitchen.  You need to be able to take direction from and work closely with the cooks.  You will be responsible for setup, serving, dishwashing, and clean-up of the kitchen and dining room.  You will be assigned baking and salad preparation duties.  You also will be asked to assist the cook with the preparation of meals.  This position involves long days with an extended break in the afternoon.  You will also be cross-trained in  Housekeeping and Outfitting and may also assist with customer transportation.
Williams & Hall Outfitters 14694 Vosburgh Rd, Ely 218-365-5837 Blayne or Charlene Housekeeping Around the Lodge: In this position, you ensure that our facilities are fresh, clean and sanitized.  You will be responsible for cleaning all of our customer rooms, showers, bathrooms, sauna, office facilities, and store area.  You will exterminate cobwebs and ensure that all the outdoor walkways and deck areas are clean.  You will be responsible for doing the laundry of towels and bedding.  This position may include a split shift that may involve helping with the Kitchen or Outfitting when your housekeeping work is finished.  You will be cross-trained in the Kitchen and Outfitting. You may also assist with customer transport as required.
Williams & Hall Outfitters 14694 Vosburgh Rd, Ely 218-365-5837 Blayne or Charlene Cook: This position is responsible for preparing meals for our crew and our guests. You will help the manager in planning the meals. You will be responsible for 3 meals a day for our live-in crew and in preparing breakfast and dinner for our guests. This requires that you enjoy cooking and working with others. This position requires that you begin early and work later in the evening with a long break in the afternoon.
Williams & Hall Outfitters 14694 Vosburgh Rd, Ely 218-365-5837 Blayne or Charlene

Kitchen Assistant: This position requires that you be good with people and enjoy working in a kitchen. You need to be able to take direction from and work closely with the cook. You will be responsible for setup, serving, dishwashing, and clean-up of the kitchen and dining room. You may be assigned to help with some food preparation in assisting the cook. This position requires that you start early and work later with a long break in the afternoon. You will also be cross-trained to assist in housekeeping and outfitting when needed.

Piragis Northwoods Company 105 N. Central Ave, Ely 218-365-6745 Jay Assistant Retail Store Manager: Full-time Hourly, Year-Round Employment. Full benefits package including employer sponsored healthcare, 401K match, profit sharing, paid sick leave and vacation time. Generous employee discounts on gift, gear, and clothing. Free access to fleet of rental gear. Competitive wages commensurate with experience. Preferred experience: retail/customer service, staff management, passion for the wilderness/BWCA travel. To apply: please send resume and writing sample or cover letter to jay@piragis.com.
Piragis Northwoods Company 105 N. Central Ave, Ely 218-365-6745 Drew Now Hiring for the Outfitting Crew for Summer 2023!!! Enjoy a fun work environment where you will work with our guests taking canoe trips. Full-time positions are available.Generous employee discounts on clothing and gear and free access to rental gear. Send resume and any information to drew@piragis.com.
Piragis Northwoods Company 105 N. Central Ave, Ely 218-365-6745 Jay Now Hiring Seasonal Retail Staff for Summer 2023! Full and part-time positions available April - October. Position includes generous employee discounts on clothing and gear, and free access to rental gear. Flexible work schedule. Apply-in person, online application at www.piragis.com, or send a resume to jay@piragis.com
Piragis Northwoods Company 105 N Central Ave, Ely 218-365-6745 Tom Seasonal Boathouse Staff - Work alongside our boat sales team in our brand new boathouse! 40 hours per week, Wednesday through Sunday. Position is from May 1st to the end of October. Position includes generous employee discounts on clothing and gear, and free access to rental gear.  Send a resume to tom@piragis.com.

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.

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