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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 January and February. Annually we hire employees throughout operations: food and beverage, housekeeping, maintenance and outdoor programs.  Scroll down to find out more about the positions available.

Most staff live on site and pay between $15 and $20 per day for living expenses. Our food is wonderful – from scratch, using many local ingredients; our staff accommodation simple and rustic.

Working at Strathcona Park Lodge

Working at SPL is best suited to those who enjoy living where they work, eating healthy food, have a keen interest in outdoor recreation and adventure activities, a desire to explore and take advantage of the multitude of opportunities that are possible here and who also value a nature based philosophy and stewardship of the environment. This is a drug free and non-smoking property. If this sounds like a place you would thrive in, please consider joining our dynamic and fun team – the work environment is incredible, the community is welcoming – the Lodge is a special place that has created many a lifelong connection.

Why work at Strathcona

Strathcona Park Lodge is the real thing – an off the grid, environmentally sustainable community of wilderness enthusiasts who love to share adventures with other staff and guests from around the planet.  We offer a healthy and respectful work environment. We work to exemplify our core values of Stewardship, doing More with Less, Challenge by Choice, Living on the Edge, Happy Warrior and Generosity of Spirit.

Community

On its own in the wilderness, Lodge staff create their own community of people who play and work together. Many lifelong friendships, and more than a few marriages have resulted from working at Strathcona.

Location

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.

Reputation

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

For all positions except the Outdoor Education Instructor please submit your cover letter and resume to work@strathconaparklodge.com.    For the Outdoor Instructor positions please submit your cover letter and resume to chiefinstructor@strathconaparklodge.com.


PROGRAMS POSITIONS

 Outdoor Education Instructors – Hiring of Instructors for the Spring/Summer 2017 season now complete.  Those interested in applying for September/October 2017 should submit their applications by June 20, 2017.

SPL offers quality outdoor education and adventure experiences to people of all ages. In the spring and fall season we offer primarily adventure programs to schools, Grade 6 – 12, typically 5 days in length, with activities ranging from canoeing, kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing and others. In the summer season we offer programs for youth, adults, families and international adventure tourism guests.

Are you an outdoor educator interested in working and living in a great community and at one of the oldest Outdoor Centres in Canada? Are you hardworking, self-motivated, organised and good with a high paced quick changing work environment? Have you worked in experiential education and do you have a love for sharing your interest in environmental awareness, a healthy lifestyle and outdoor pursuits with others?

We are looking for independent and creative instructors that go out of their way to really connect with students and guests, sharing their passion for the outdoors with them as well as the Strathcona community in general.

We accept applicants on an ongoing basis.  For Outdoor Educator positions please send your resume and cover letter to:  chiefinstructor@strathconaparklodge.com.

Please check our employment page for any short notice instructor position postings.

Minimum requirements:

  • 40hr Wilderness First Aid (mandatory minimum, must be current for the duration of employment)
  • CPR C (mandatory minimum, must be current for the duration of employment)
  • clear criminal record check
  • legally entitled to work in Canada

Additional preferences:

  • 80hr Wilderness First Aid
  • ability to instruct in French
  • Class 4 Drivers license
  • teaching experience
  • extensive personal outdoor experience
  • full season commitment (April-October)

Contract Dates:  September-October 2017

Closing date:  June 20, 2017


FOOD & BEVERAGE POSITIONS

 Server

SPL Servers are welcoming, engaging clients of all ages with a smile and conversation.  Servers spend most of their days in the Whale Room where we serve predominantly groups and staff.   In Myrna’s we mainly serve mainly smaller parties of 1-12.  The Barn is used for events and the High Bracer service is mainly of beverages.  Servers are adept at encouraging healthy eating, minimizing waste, and discussing the day’s adventures with guests.  Servers are physically capable of safely carrying large food and beverage vessels and have Serve It Right certification.  Servers stay motivated when working independently and play well as part of the team.  

Reports to:  Front House Supervisor.  

Seasonal full time, various start dates.

Chef

Reports to the Food Services Manager.  Seasonal full time, March to November 2017

Cook

The Cook must be comfortable with buffet style food preparation for large numbers, made with fresh ingredients for meals at set times for our various client groups.

  • Provide consistent food preparation and presentation following SPL food philosophy and hospitality standards, and direction from the Chef and Kitchen Manager
  • Strong, effective and polite communication with all staff and clients.
  • Ensure cleanliness and hygiene is maintained in the various kitchen areas including refrigerators and store rooms and that food products are rotated to ensure high standards of freshness.
  • Food Safe Certification

Steward/Dishwasher

The Kitchen Steward is versatile and willing to assist the Chef or Cook with whatever is required – lifting heavy food bins, unpacking food orders, washing dishes, prepping food and general kitchen cleaning. Much of the work is dishwashing.


HOUSEKEEPING POSITIONS

Housekeeper

The Housekeepers need a keen eye for detail and like to make things meticulously clean in an environment where guests regularly get wet and muddy from their outdoor play. Housekeepers work independently and as part of a team, making sure that our guest accommodation and public spaces are clean, sanitized, orderly and comfortable. This is a physically demanding job due to the nature of the property.

 

For more information or to apply please email work@strathconaparklodge.com or call 250 286-3122.