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.  In addition, the Ely Chamber of Commerce offers a general job application.  Complete the application and return it to our office at 1600 E. Sheridan Street, Ely or submit it to fun@ely.org.  We serve a business community of several hundred and will share your application with those businesses.  Interested businesses will, in turn, contact you directly.  Resumes may be included with the general job application too. 

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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  Job Description

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.
Bear Head Lake State Park   218-235-2521 Jen Westlund

Online application deadline is February 21.  Apply at:  https://mn.gov/mmb/careers/ and search for Job ID 62716.

Working Title: Buildings & Grounds Worker
Job Class: Buildings & Grounds Worker
Job ID: 62716

  • Location: _Bear Head Lake State Park
  • Full/Part Time: Part-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Seasonal
  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 01/31/2023
  • Closing Date: 02/21/2023
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Natural Resources Dept / Natural Resources-AFSCME
  • Division/Unit: DNR Parks & Trails Reg 2 / PAT-R2 Bear Head Lake Staff
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
  • Days of Work: Thursday - Monday
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $16.84 - $22.15 / hourly
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 203 - Service/AFSCME
  • Work Area: Bear Head Lake State Park
  • Work Location: Ely, MN
  • Employment Condition: Seasonal, part-time
  • FLSA Status: Nonexempt
  • Telework Eligible: No
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: Yes
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 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 Eric 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 eric@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.