Help Wanted

Job openings, temporary or permanent, commercial or personal

Birchbark Books and Gifts Seeking Part Time Closer

Birchbark Books and Gifts is hiring summer season staff. 

May-End of September Closer: 
* Saturday 1-Close (which is around 8:30pm other than holidays which might be 9pm)
June 21st-Mid September Position Closer: 
* Wednesday 5-Close (which is around 8:30pm) This position would start in the middle of June. 

Interested in a position please email me at or pick up a application at Birchbark Books and Gifts.

CONTACT: Birchbark Books and Gifts (Kelsey Kennedy)
PHONE: 952-237-3517
DATE: 04/25/2016 07:16pm

Summer Employment - Buck's Hardware Hank

Buck’s Hardware has a summer sales position available.  

We are seeking the following skillset:

Cashier/Customer Service

Available to work weekends and evenings.

Ability to lift 40 lbs; assist customers with soil and seed, etc.
Knowledgeable of the local community; fishing and hunting is a real plus!

We are a general mercantile retailer open 7 days a week located in downtown Grand Marais.  We provide paint, garden supplies, sporting goods/bait, fuel, housewares, hardware and sell customer service.  


You may pick up an application at the store or email your resume:

Tracy Benson


On the corner of 1st Ave West and Hwy 61

Grand Marais, MN

CONTACT: Tracy Benson
PHONE: 218.387.2280
DATE: 04/25/2016 03:59pm

Food Service Director/Head Chef Wanted

Food Service Director / Head Chef

Wolf Ridge seeks someone to take dining and food education experiences to the next level in achievement of the center’s mission. This position leads and is responsible for all aspects of dining, food preparation, serving, and staff management of a kitchen/cafeteria that serves a 330-seat dining room. Wolf Ridge is a residential school where primarily children stay from 3 days to 4 weeks.   This position works in collaboration with the center’s organic farm manager to meet the goal of serving all locally grown vegetables. This is a full time position with non-profit level wages and an outstanding benefit package.   See full job description.

To apply, submit an application via email or USPS mail along with a resume, references, and your recent history of salary earnings to Peter Smerud, Executive Director,, subject line: Food Service Director Application.  Position is open until filled.

CONTACT: Peter Smerud
DATE: 04/25/2016 11:23am

Cook County Public Health and Human Services Director



Position: Public Health and Human Services Director


Department: Public Health and Human Services Department


Compensation: 2015 Salary: $66,540 - $91,008 depending on qualifications


Normal Work Hours: Monday through Friday 40 Hours Week (FLSA Exempt)


Benefits: Health and Life Insurance, Public Employee Retirement Plan, Paid Time Off


County Data: Cook County has a population of 5,176 and is 3,340 square miles in size. It is the second-largest county in Minnesota by total area. The highest natural point in Minnesota, Eagle Mountain at 2,301 feet, and the highest lake in Minnesota, Lake Abita at 2,048 feet, are located in Cook County. Lake Superior is at the county's southern border.


Job Duties and Responsibility: Under the direction of the Human Services Board and the supervision of the County Administrator, the Public Health and Human Services Director is an appointed position responsible for managing and overseeing the overall operations, budget and personnel of Public Health and Human Services engaged in the delivery of financial assistance, child support, social service, and public health programs designed to meet the needs of County residents and to assure compliance with established County, State and Federal regulations, guidelines and procedures.


CONTACT: Courthouse
PHONE: 218-387-3687
DATE: 04/25/2016 07:40am

Summer Help Wanted at Bearskin Lodge

Beautiful Bearskin Lodge just had two positions open up for the coming summer.  Housing available, fun co-workers, use of Bearskin equipment to explore and enjoy the BWCA in your off hours. Jobs could be for two individuals, or could be for a couple if they each fill a role in our summer staff needs.  If you know somebody who would love to experience the Gunflint Trail this summer, pass along the info here.


Also in need of a one day a week, or two mornings per week art specialist, to teach painting classes to our guests. Could be combined with one of the above jobs, which is what we did last year, or could be a single, part-time, short-term opportunity.  Application info here.

CONTACT: Bearskin Lodge
PHONE: 218 388 2292
DATE: 04/23/2016 04:05pm

Elementary Teacher at Great Expectations School

Great Expectations School (GES) in Grand Marais, Minnesota is seeking a full-time elementary teacher beginning in the fall of 2016.  All candidates must bring an energetic, collaborative, and creative approach to their teaching and have (or be able to obtain prior to starting) a valid Minnesota teaching license.  Highly-qualified candidates will be teachers having experience with Responsive Classroom, multi-age classrooms, integrated/thematic curriculum, social/emotional learning, highly-differentiated instruction (including for gifted/talented students), inclusive Special Education, and/or charter school governance. Specific grade/classroom assignment will be determined prior to presentation of an offer of employment.

Interested parties should submit an application (available on our school website - - under the "CONTACT" section) along with a resume and professional references via email to school director as soon as possible, but not later than May 20, 2016.

Great Expectations School is a free public charter school serving families of students in kindergarten through eighth grade from throughout Cook County, MN.




CONTACT: Peter James
PHONE: 218-387-9322
DATE: 04/23/2016 03:59pm