Explore Jobs and Careers in Grand Marais, MN

Sitting on Lake Superior’s North Shore just 38 miles southwest of the Canada border, the city of Grand Marais, Minnesota, is a haven for artists, creatives, and people who love to get outdoors. The broader Grand Marais Recreation Area provides access not only to the largest of the Great Lakes but also the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, the Gunflint Trail, and the Superior National Forest, in addition to other landmarks that draw locals as well as visitors from far and wide.  

Watch the calendar on the Visit Cook County website for fun opportunities to pack your schedule, year around. Annual community events include the Grand Marais Arts Festival in July and the Fisherman’s Picnic in August, as well as festivals for the winter and summer solstices. Check out the galleries, get a bite to eat, and head down to the water for the perfect North Shore day in any season.

Industry Overview

Grand Marais is home to a diverse range of industries. The largest sectors include government, health care, education, and tourism. A thriving nonprofit sector is also present along with unique community anchors like the North House Folk School and Grand Marais Arts Colony. These last two are hubs for the city’s arts and crafts niche. 

For fun work environments and teams that are invested in their community, you can also look to places like the Cook County Whole Foods Co-op and the Cook County YMCA. For more employer leads, check out the listings below! 

Guide to Employers

City of Grand Marais

Cook County

Cook County YMCA

Grand Marais Art Colony

North House Folk School

Violence Prevention Center

Hedstrom Lumber Company

Cedar Grove Veterinary Clinic

Cook County Higher Education

Cook County Schools ISD166

Cooperation Station Nature Playschool

Security State Bank

Grand Marais Family Dentistry

North Shore Health

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic

Best Western Plus Superior Inn

Loon Lake Lodge

Naniboujou Lodge & Restaurant

Skyport Lodge & Raven Rock Grill

The Blue Moose

Harbor House Grille

Grand Marais Subway

WTIP North Shore Radio

Cook County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

Cook County Whole Foods Co-op

For more resources to help you become part of the Grand Marais community, connect with the Cook County Chamber of Commerce and the Cook County Grand Marais Economic Development Authority

Reach out to our team for personalized support and introductions to Cook County employers, or learn more about other parts of Lake Superior’s North Shore

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