Northern Tier High Adventure Staff

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Northern Tier employs hundreds of staff every year. Staff members come from all over the country and bring with them unique skills and talents. Northern Tier’s diverse and qualified staff work as a team and annually deliver the wilderness experience of a lifetime to thousands of youth and adults. No experience is needed for a majority of our positions including our Trail staff, and Base staff positions

What Jobs are Available at Northern Tier?

Northern Tier hires a large group of trail staff and base staff to support our mission of providing wilderness experiences that last a life time. Read more about each below

                                                                                           Trail Staff

Our Trail staff consist of  “interpreters” who are U.S. Forest Service guides that provide a majority of the programing at Northern Tier. Trail Staff spend most of their time at Northern Tier in the wilderness guiding crews of scouts on wilderness canoeing treks and winter backcountry trips. Through our training program, Trail staff learn the skills needed to safely traverse the boreal forest in summer or winter and to teach scouts these skills as well

                                                                                          Base Staff

Our Base staff is the staff that keeps our base camp running smooth. These staff positions include our trading post, kitchen, outfitting, and maintenance. While working on base, staff have the chance to explore the Ely area in their free time

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Tier is an equal opportunity employer and maintains a policy of nondiscrimination with respect to all employees and applicants for employment. All personnel actions – such as recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, layoff, recall, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination of employment, and educational, recreation, and social programs – are administered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or physical or mental disability of otherwise qualified individuals, or membership or application for membership in a uniformed service. Employment decisions, subject to the legitimate business requirements of Northern Tier, are based solely on the individuals qualifications, merit, and performance. Harassment on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability or membership in a uniformed service will not be permitted or condoned. Slurs and insults related to those characteristics are wholly inappropriate and violate Northern Tier’s Equal Employment Opportunity Policy and also may violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Uniformed Service Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 or other applicable laws.