Job Title:

Campsite Host

Company:

Silvifor Resource Consultants Ltd.

Location:

Duncan , BC

Closing Date:

April 13, 2024


Full-time position / Fixed term contract / Seasonal

  • 4 to 6 months contract full-time, some starting as early as mid-March and finishing as late as mid-October.
  • A daily presence on-site is required for the duration of the contract, you must live and sleep on-site, have your own sleeping unit and be self-sufficient.
  • A personal campsite is provided for the duration of the season (non-serviced / dry camping, with fire ring and picnic table).
  • Single paid positions in majority, limited double positions.

Camp Hosts needed in non-serviced rustic forestry campsites. Come and live the Workamping lifestyle for a season in one of the beautiful rustic campgrounds we manage! Ideal gig for nature lovers, vanlifers or RV’ers, travelers or full-timers, and anyone wanting to spend a few months in nature, enjoying the camping vibe all summer long.

Hiring for the following areas: Cowichan Lake, Port Renfrew and Nanaimo

Important! Our campgrounds are remotely located on forest service roads and are considered “rustic dry’’: they do not have commodities such as electricity or potable/running water, only pit toilets.

  • This is not a typical job opportunity, it’s part of a lifestyle: you will live, work, and spend a lot of your free time at the same location.
  • Providing a safe working space is Silvifor's highest priority. We have a comprehensive Safety Program in place which will provide you with all the tools and support needed to ensure you and your guests have a safe camping experience.
  • All our positions require the employees to submit a criminal record check for vulnerable populations (children and elders), as well as a driver abstract. Following your hiring, you will need to participate to some short online courses (free of charge).

Duties & Responsibilities

Camp Hosts are responsible for running all aspects of the campground on-site operations. As a campsite host, you are responsible to maintain a safe and secure environment for all visitors. Providing  the highest customer service to our campers while maintaining a professional appearance and respecting standards at all times is essential. Here are some examples of the main tasks and expectations:

  • Greeting and checking in campers.
  • Managing reservations and last-minute bookings (first come, first served sites).
  • Revenue collections, writing receipts and cash reconciliations.
  • Presenting the rules and ensuring compliance from guests.
  • Cleaning, painting and maintaining all areas of the park.
  • Occasionally operating vehicles (golf cart or work truck) and small power tools such as leaf blowers.
  • Complying with safety guidelines and being proficient in emergency procedures.
  • Communicating daily with supervisors and reporting all issues.

Expectations & Requirements

A daily presence on-site is required. Camp Hosts live on-site, they are expected to be there the majority of their time during their contract and to sleep there every night. We usually need 1 Camp Host for an average of 40 sites, depending on the size and business of the campsite:

Required

Ideal candidates will be motivated and physically fit for the job (able to lift 50 pounds and walk around/stand for long periods of time). The following is also required to be a considered candidate:

  • Excellent communication and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ready for basic remote mobile work (laptop/tablet & printer) & proficient with various online protocols (virtual meetings, mobile document scanning, using various mobile apps).
  • Experience in customer service, preferably in the hospitality industry.
  • Physically fit for outdoor work in a recreational & busy environment in all weather.
  • Capable of movements such as bending, stooping and kneeling.
  • Able to work well unsupervised at a fast pace while maintaining quality standards.
  • Critical thinking, problem solving, sense of initiative & attention to detail.
  • Consistency, teamwork, discipline, good social skills and a strong work ethic.
  • Positive, creative, flexible & organized mindset.
  • Criminal record, driving record and Canadian residency or citizenship (we do not sponsor for work visas).

Strong Assets

  • First aid certification level 1 & other trainings related to the position (WHMIS, FOIPPA, Forest Road Driving Unit)
  • Maintenance, Housekeeping or Landscaping experience
  • Property Management or Tourism Industry experience
  • Any experience with difficult/challenging clientele or environment
  • Cash handling experience

What You Need to Provide

  • A self-contained vehicle ready for months of off grid living (such as: van, camper, up to a Class C recreational vehicle, with a reliable source of power such as generator and battery invertor charger system or portable battery; most sites are in the forest).
  • Your personal way / vehicle for commuting as needed to/from the campsite (for your personal errands such as laundry, water fill-up, grocery & time off; most sites are between 40-60min from the closest town).
  • A dry outdoor space with a small table is recommended to comfortably interact with guests on rainy days (awning, canopy, large umbrella).
  • Gas, propane, and water containers.
  • A cell phone, a tablet / laptop and a printer.
  • Appropriate clothes and shoes for outdoor work in all weather conditions.

What We Provide

  • A fixed monthly salary with a bi-weekly pay per direct deposit (details provided regarding of location).
  • A personal campsite for the duration of the season (non-serviced / dry camping, with fire ring and picnic table).
  • Full training and support, including site orientation, 1-on-1 coaching, online trainings, safety meetings and weekly on-site visits.
  • Equipment needed to operate as per the required standards: administrative supplies, internet service and portable radios, safety equipment, maintenance tools, cleaning and toilet supplies, vehicle such as golf cart or small truck equipped with a small water pump, hose and reservoir.
  • Gas deliveries to power company vehicles, tools and internet usage for operations (team communication and reservations updates).
  • Weekly garbage pick-up for your personal waste and from campground clean-ups (no garbage service offered for campers).

TO APPLY:

If you have the skills and experience required for this position, please forward your resume to:

E-mail: c.thomas@silvifor.com



Posted 2024-02-12








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