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Wannakumbac/Riding Mountain Conference Centre is currently looking to fill some important roles for the 2020 season. If you are a dedicated, hard working individual with a passion for hospitality and can work in a team environment, you may be the right fit! You can find our available jobs below complete with responsibilities and requirements. For more information or to send us your resume, please contact us.

The following jobs are listed from highest pay grade to lowest. Exact wage will be negotiated and is dependent on experience.

Cook

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As a Wannakumbac cook, you’ll see a wide variety of groups come through our facility. During the spring and fall, we host all kinds of rental groups with very different meal requirements. Our smallest groups are around 15, and our largest can reach 100. Sometimes your cooking for kids, and other times it’s an all-adult retreat. Our shoulder seasons will give you a chance to hone your skills and practice some of camp’s tried and tested recipes.

Wannakumbac’s summer camp season brings it’s own set of unique challenges. For six weeks in July and August, you will be preparing meals for 80-100 campers and counsellors each day. You’ll be tasked with preparing large quantities of food on time, with the ability to make adjustments on the fly depending on the daily program. Communication is key during our busiest season, as you’ll be sharing this work space with other cooks, kitchen assistants, and camp cousellors.

Responsibilities

  • Ability to work long hours on your feet
  • Can work well under pressure
  • Confidence in preparing large quantities of food for up to 100 people
  • Keeping the kitchen a clean, tidy, and safe work space
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Work in a team environment, with communication between cooks, kitchen assistants, summer camp programmers, and management.

Requirements

  • 30-40 hours per week in July and August
  • Opportunity for part time work in the spring and fall
  • Available to work evenings and weekends
  • Must have own transportation to and from work (we may be able to arrange on-site living quarters for July & August)
  • Criminal record check
  • Food handlers certificate
  • Previous experience working in a kitchen an asset, but we are willing to train the right individual

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Summer Camp Director – Applications close Jan. 30

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The Wannakumbac Summer Director may be the most crucial piece to the camp puzzle. Most simply stated, you are the liaison between the counsel staff and Management. You are the face of our summer camp program, and are the last line of defense when it comes to conflict resolution between campers. At times you may be required to contact parents.

As the Director, you are responsible for ensuring a safe and respectful atmosphere. This begins well before the first day of camp, as hiring a full team of capable camp counsellors falls on your shoulders. Once your team is assembled, you will lead them through seven days of intensive training the week before camp begins. During the summer, your duties vary widely. Since you have already worked at Wannakumbac as a camp counsellor, you should have some idea of the tasks at hand!

We are looking for a candidate who shares our values. Our vision moving forward with Wannakumbac is to create and maintain a space of acceptance and diversity within campers and staff members alike. The Director will also play a vital role as we continue our efforts in making camp more sustainable and eco-friendly.

Responsibilities

  • Ability to work long hours on your feet
  • Can work well under pressure
  • Regular public speaking duties
  • Leadership and guidance of a team of 16-18 counsellors
  • Maintain a strong line of communication with the Management team
  • Abide by general safety regulations and camp beliefs
  • Meeting and greeting parents during registration
  • Work in a team environment, with communication between cooks, kitchen assistants, counsellors, programmers, and management.

Requirements

  • Previous experience as a Wannakumbac camp counsellor
  • Hiring counsel staff, with a full team ready by Staff Training
  • Lead seven days of Staff Training
  • Six work weeks in July and August, with 24 hours scheduled time off per week and one five day period off.
  • Must live on-site 24-7 when scheduled
  • Criminal record check
  • Child abuse registry
  • First aid certification

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Kitchen Assistant

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This support role can go by many names… kitchen assistant, cook assistant, line cook, prep cook. However the job details are the same. You will aid the on-duty cook in preparing and delivering meals on time, cleaning up after, and other kitchen duties.

This role is perfect for a young student looking for a seasonal job at Clear Lake. You will be working steps away from our beach, which many kitchen staff choose to take a refreshing dip in during their break! You’ll never have to worry about finding parking or fighting the crowds on long weekends, and you’ll never have to deal with a grumpy customer. Camp runs on a set schedule, so the “rush times” are the exact same every day.

We also have opportunities for locals (or individuals willing to travel) to work at camp during our rental season in the spring and fall.

Responsibilities

  • Ability to work long hours on your feet
  • Can work well under pressure
  • Able to take direction and learn new skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Keeping the kitchen a clean, tidy, and safe work space
  • Work in a team environment, with communication between cooks, kitchen assistants, summer camp programmers, and management

Requirements

  • 30-40 hours per week in July and August
  • Opportunity for part time work in the spring and fall
  • This position can be paired with Housekeeping (see below) if more hours are desired
  • Available to work evenings and weekends
  • Must have own transportation to and from work (we may be able to arrange on-site living quarters for July & August)
  • Criminal record check
  • Food handlers certificate
  • No previous experience is necessary, as we are willing to train the right individual

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Housekeeping

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So many buildings and so little time! During our rental season, Wannakumbac sees many people come through our facility. Sometimes it’s a quick turnover between groups, and this is where we need your help. We’re looking for a positive individual with an impeccable standard for cleanliness who can help us clean our beautiful space in between visitors. Once a group departs, we need to tidy up our Dining Hall, bunk cabins, dorm cabins, and washrooms. We have also converted a couple of our cabins into Airbnb rentals, which require some light laundry duties.

This is a great job for a local (or individual willing to travel) as hours are casual and flexible.

Responsibilities

  • Ability to do labour-intensive work
  • Able to take direction
  • Strong work ethic
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Work in a team environment

Requirements

  • Part time work in the winter, spring, and fall
  • This position can be paired with Kitchen Assistant (see above) if more hours are desired
  • Available to work evenings and weekends
  • Must have own transportation to and from work
  • No previous experience is necessary, as we are willing to train the right individual

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Camp Counsellor (Including Lifeguards)

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So you wanna be a camp counsellor? Amazing! There’s a reason many of our counsellors return year after year… it’s simply a job unlike any other. You may notice by it’s position in this list that it’s not our highest paying job. But what counselling lacks in wage it more than makes up for in life experience. You’ll live on site for eight weeks in our staff dorms (with two separate 5-day periods off during the summer), steps away from Clear Lake in Riding Mountain National Park. You’ll work with amazing kids from all around Canada and beyond. And you’ll be closer to nature than you ever thought possible.

We are looking for unique and energetic individuals who have a passion for the outdoors and working with children. All positions rotate through counsellor (cabin leader) and resource (support staff) on a weekly basis. During your mandatory week-long training session, you’ll learn how to teach activities, mediate camper conflicts, and be an inspiring role model to youth from all cultures and backgrounds. The success of our Wannakumbac summer program is totally dependent on the strength of our counsel team. Only the applicants with the most interest, creativity, and leadership potential will be chosen.

If you’re coming to us with your lifeguard certification, you’ll be tasked with some additional duties each week. Please see the lifeguard section below.

Responsibilities

  • Leadership and guidance of a cabin of 8-12 campers for week long sessions (counsellor)
  • Work with the programmer to prepare weekly programs (resource)
  • Teach & supervise daily activities
  • Participate positively in the camp program as prepared by the Programmer
  • Abide by general safety regulations and camp beliefs
  • Supervise and/or assist in camp housekeeping duties
  • Assist with and participate in camp-wide activities
  • All other reasonable duties as assigned by the Programmer or Camp Director

Requirements

  • Attend seven days of Staff Training
  • Five work weeks in July and August with two separate 5-day periods off
  • Must live on-site 24-7 when scheduled
  • Criminal record check
  • Child abuse registry
  • First aid certification
  • NLS qualifications up-to-date (lifeguards)

***Lifeguard Responsibilities

  • Supervise the swim area during: Polar Bear morning swims, Free Time swims, activities
  • Buddy Board operation
  • Teach/lead canoe & kayak activities
  • Deep water search & rescue
  • Organize and document proficiency tests of unassisted swimming for all campers wanting to swim in deep area
  • Able to organize, delegate, and implement emergency procedures for a missing child
  • Able to assess swim conditions, oversee hazards and beach maintenance

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Counsellor In Training (C.I.T.) Program

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If you are 16+ years, you may be eligible for our C.I.T. program. For a comprehensive list of duties, please visit our Counsellor In Training page. This is a great option for past campers who are interested in pursuing a future camp counsellor position.

Please send a $50.00 deposit along with a resume and a completed camp registration form. All dates to be negotiated.

Note: participants will be selected based upon interest, creativity, and leadership potential.

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