Strathcona Park Lodge is always looking for employees that exemplify our core values: more with less, stewardship, challenge by choice, living on the edge, generosity of spirit and happy warrior. The Lodge is a rewarding and fun place to work for those that love adventure and nature.
Our season runs from March until November and we do most of our hiring in February. Annually we hire employees throughout operations: house keeping, food and beverage, maintenance, front desk and instructors. Scroll down to find out more about the positions available.
Most staff live on site and pay between $12 and $15 per day for expenses. Our food is wonderful – from scratch, using many local ingredients; our staff accommodation simple and rustic.
Why work at Strathcona
We offer a healthy and respectful work environment. Supervisors and managers are eager to support and help staff.
On its own in the wilderness, Lodge staff create their own community of like minded individuals who play and work together. Many lifelong friendships, and more than a few marriages, have developed from working at Strathcona.
This is a multi-sport Mecca in a beautiful location. Within a 40 minute drive are excellent whitewater paddling opportunities, sport climbing, hiking trails, canoe circuits, sea kayaking destinations and mountain biking areas. The Lodge itself has excellent swimming in the summer, hiking and running trails year round and food and accommodation in a little known mountain paradise.
Strathcona has a solid reputation throughout the tourism and guiding industry in British Columbia and Canada. Fancy a sea kayak guide career? Almost every company in B.C. has hired a Strathcona Park Lodge instructor at some point. Our alumni can be found in influential positions across the outdoor industry.
How to apply
Please forward your resume, cover letter (specifying which position you are applying for) and dates of availability by mid February, for the best chances of employment in that calendar year, to firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax 250 286-6010. For Outdoor Instructor positions please see the Instructor Application form at the bottom of the employment page. You MUST have work permit status already obtained to be considered.
We accept resumes year-round but most of our hiring is done in February and early March for various start dates (from late March to beginning July) and end dates (from late August to mid-November).
We are currently accepting applications for a full-time cook to join our dynamic kitchen team for the 2013 season. Food services for the organization are centred in a main kitchen facility with a changing focus according to the varying client groups.
As cook you will prepare and coordinate the service of meals in one or both our our two restaurants, Myrna’s and the Whale Room. Myrna’s serves carefully prepared lunch and dinner selections from a small menu during the summer season. As line cook, with the help of one support person, you are responsible for preparing and cooking menu items for a 35 seat restaurant. The Whale Room serves three buffet-style meals for between 50-250 guests and staff per day with a focus on fresh local ingredients and varying menu. As cook you are responsible for for coordinating one meal per shift and assisting/prepping for a second.
Requirements and Job Skills:
- Minimum 3 years cooking in a professional kitchen
- Experience with a range of cooking styles including lightly prepared fresh foods, vegetarian, health-conscious foods and traditional dishes
- Fine dining line cooking (preferred) and high-volume food preparation
- BC Foodsafe Certification
- Formal culinary training (preferred)
- Comfort in working closely with a small team as well as alone
- Ability to perform consistently without direct supervision
- Passion for creative cooking and innovation
- Ability to lift up to 50lbs regularly
- Commitment to a healthy lifestyle and role-modelling in an on-site living environment
To apply please submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Dates are early May through late November with potential renewal in March 2014. All applications will be considered but only those with the requisite experience will be contacted for interview.
Outdoor Education Instructor
Outdoor education is a rewarding field that requires creative, inspiring individuals with an outdoor background keen to share their passion with others. We offer quality outdoor education and adventure experiences to people of all ages. In the spring and fall seasons we offer primarily school programs, typically 5 days in length, and in the summer season we offer programs for youth, adults, families and international adventure tourism guests. Activities include: canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, high ropes courses, zip lines, interpretive walks, hiking, minimal impact camping, environmental education, backpacking, mountaineering, canoe tripping, sea kayaking, whitewater canoeing and kayaking.
- 40hr Wilderness First Aid
- CPR C
- satisfactory criminal record check
- legally able to work in Canada
- 80hr WFA
- canoe instructor
- sea kayak guide
- life guarding
- ability to instruct in French
- Class 4 Drivers license
- Outdoor Education training
- certificate, diploma or degree
- teaching experience
- extensive personal outdoor experience
To apply for an Instructor position, please fill out the instructor application form, and submit. You can reach our Chief Instructors, who do the hiring for the Outdoor Education positions, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Spring, summer and fall season applications for outdoor instructors are accepted on an ongoing basis.