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Jobs, Work and Guiding Stories
at Algonquin Park access # 1

WINTER 

2017-2018 WINTER COOK/CLEANER & ADVENTURE GUIDE SUPPORT

Voyageur Quest is seeking one person for a combined role – someone who is first and foremost an accomplished Cook and able to support the needs of the Algonquin Log Cabin serving groups of 4 to 18. The cook:

  • Prepares healthy and tasty meals in an open “off the grid” kitchen
  • Enjoys preparing whole and locally sourced foods following the recipes that have been selected and shaped by our Algonquin Log Cabin Chef.
  • Enjoys a highly focused customer service environment and being part of a team that delivers 3 day Algonquin Log Cabin programming
  • Our cooks are excellent communicators and enjoying interacting with the customers.
  • Handles inventory, orders, plans, shops for and delivers food

As cleaner: turns over the 6 room Log Cabin to standard in preparation for the next group. Also available to clean the Algonquin Cottages when required.

As Guide Support: assists guides in delivering the 3 day Algonquin Log Cabin and Cottage Outpost programs by supporting guide activities such as customer meet and greets, wood burning sauna preparation, stoking the fires, piling wood, equipment preparation, and supporting adventure programing when possible.

Applicants should: have a passion for hospitality from cooking to showcasing a clean, organized kitchen, be natural and warm hosts; love the outdoors; enjoy working in a small team; have strong initiative, attention to details and organizational skills; be able to work and adapt to working under time pressures to meet programming schedules. Opportunities to work in spring/summer/fall in a similar position or to develop into guiding role with proper certification should there be an interest.

Season:        early December 2017 to March 2018

Per diem:     $150 per day

Availability must include the period between Dec. 8, 2017 to Jan 3, 2018 as this includes essential winter training and the busy Christmas holidays.

Onsite cabin shared accommodation while “on” trip.

Interested candidates should e-mail a résumé with cover letter to attention Eva info@voyageurquest.com.


2017-2018 WINTER GUIDE ALGONQUIN LOG CABIN

Voyageur Quest is looking for winter guides to work 3 and 5-day adventures at the North West corner of Algonquin Park at our Algonquin Log Cabin. Applicants should have strong leadership skills and be comfortable speaking about Algonquin Park, night sky and local culture in front of an adult commercial and family market. Good interpretative and program skills are essential as is the ability to snowshoe and backcountry ski.

As a member of the Voyageur Quest guiding team, you will be exposed to a fast-paced, dynamic, and challenging environment whereby your organizational and planning skills will enhance the outdoor wilderness experience for first timers as well as seasoned outdoor enthusiasts. At VQ, you will be working with a small team of skilled outdoor professionals delivering internationally acclaimed and nationally awarded programs and services to clientele from around the world. VQ’s comprehensive training program will familiarize you with the local environment as well as provide you with opportunities to further develop your outdoor wilderness skills.

In addition to having exceptional wilderness guiding backgrounds, applicants should have strong leadership skills and be comfortable speaking about Algonquin flora, fauna, night sky and local culture in front of an adult commercial and family market. Solid interpretative and program skills are required. Our guides love to teach our guests about the wonders of Algonquin Park. Warmth and Hospitality skills are essential.

Winter Applicants should have the following certification:

  • Wilderness First Responder/Wilderness First Aid
  • NLS/Bronze Cross mandatory for Summer guiding preferred.
  • Strong leadership experience in a wilderness environment

All Winter Guides have:

  • Personal snowshoes, backcountry skis
  • Comprehensive wilderness First Aid Kit
  • Driver’s license preferred (personal vehicle a plus for days off)
  • Current and clear Criminal Records Check
  • energy, enthusiasm, creativity, and compassion
  • availability Dec 8-Jan 3 is essential with winter training and busy Christmas holidays

Salary: $135-$170/day (commensurate with experience and certification) plus tips

Dates: Training early December 2017 to March 2018

Opportunity to extend to spring/summer/fall contracts

Interested candidates should e-mail a résumé & cover letter ASAP: to Eva at

info@voyageurquest.com


2017-2018 WINTER SITE/MAINTENANCE SUPPORT &  GUIDE

 

Working outside at Algonquin Park is a great employment opportunity for those of us who love the outdoors. Helping showcase the beauty of our natural world to our wonderful clientele is a wonderful aspect of our outdoor work. Voyageur Quest is recognized by the Canadian Tourism Commission as "best in class" and is a recognized "Signature Experience" provider that specializes in Algonquin Park. Our canoe outfitter, canoe trip operation and three lodge facilities, are all located at Algonquin Park’s northwest corner.

We are presently hiring for the following positions:

2018 SUMMER ALGONQUIN PARK CANOE TRIP GUIDE / LEADER

Voyageur Quest is looking for canoe guides to work 3 and 5-day canoe trips at the North West corner of Algonquin Park for our spring/summer/fall season. In addition to having an exceptional canoeing tripping background, applicants should have strong leadership skills and be comfortable speaking about Algonquin flora, fauna, night sky and local culture in front of an adult commercial and family market. Solid interpretative and program skills are essential. Our guides love to teach our guests about the wonders of Algonquin Park. Warmth and Hospitality skills are essential.

Applicants should have the following certification:
Wilderness First Responder
Bronze Cross or higher swimming lifeguard status
Strong leadership experience in a wilderness environment
Strong canoe tripping background preferably in a commercial setting

ORCKA Canoe Tripping 3 ( course and certification is part of 7 day training in May, 2018.)

All Canoe Guides must have:
Personal Paddle, PFD, tent & personal camping gear used for tripping
Comprehensive wilderness First Aid Kit

Driver’s license and car an asset to allow for transport to and fro. Bus and occasional shuttle may be available

Contracts available from:
May 20 to end of Oct 2018 or
May 24 to Sept 4th, 2018 or
Voyageur Quest Canoe Trip Training runs May 20 -31, 2017.

From $135 to $175 (Commensurate with experience) plus tips
Lakeside cabin accommodation available while off trip.

Interested candidates should fax or e-mail a résumé ASAP with cover letter to Eva at: info@voyageurquest.com
When applying, please indicate that you saw this posting on our website.

2018 SUMMER ALGONQUIN LOG CABIN ADVENTURE GUIDE
Voyageur Quest is looking for a guides/naturalists to work 3 and 5-day lodge based interpretative programs at the Algonquin Log Cabin and Algonquin Cottage Outpost. Applicants should have strong leadership skills and be comfortable speaking about Algonquin flora, fauna, night sky and local culture in front of an adult commercial and family market. Good interpretative and program skills are essential.

Applicants should have the following certifications:
  • Wilderness First Aid
  • Bronze Cross or higher swimming lifeguard status
  • Strong leadership experience in a wilderness environment
  • Canoe instruction experience.ORCKA Canoe Tripping 3 an asset
  • Driver’s license required
  • A car is an asset to get you to and from the Algonquin Log Cabin and for your days off. A bus and occasional shuttle may be available.
May 13th to October 18th, 2018 and
August 01 to October 18th, 2018
Voyageur Quest Algonquin Log Cabin training dates TBD in May, 2018

$135/ day - $165/day commensurate on experience includes seasonal accommodation with tips
Seasonal shared accommodation available while on trip

Interested candidates should e-mail a résumé and cover letter ASAP with cover letter to Eva at info@voyageurquest.com

2018 SUMMER ALGONQUIN CANOE TRIP SUPPORT /LOGISTICS MANAGER Voyageur Quest is looking for a responsible, organized person to oversee the day to day operations of our Algonquin Canoe Trip Operation. Our Outfitter is located at the northwest corner of Algonquin Park. The job position involves dealing with customers, packing out canoe trips, meet and greet for all trips, trip logistics, and communication with our canoe guides and Toronto office. Applicants should have the following:
  • Valid drivers license
  • Personal vehicle
  • Experience with Canoe and equipment repair
  • Experience with Food handling
  • Experience with packing out wilderness trips
  • Solid experience with canoe tripping especially in a commercial setting
  • Proven organization skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to both work on own and amongst the canoe guiding team.
  • Good hospitality skills
Option for on site lakeside accommodation
July, August, September 2017
$700/week
Anticipated weekly schedule Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sun.
Days off -Tues and Sat
April, May June Oct, 2018
125-150/day

Interested candidates should fax or e-mail a résumé with cover letter to Eva at info@voyageurquest.com

2018 SUMMER SEASON SHOPPER/COOK The Voyageur Quest Shopper/ Cook predominately supports the needs of the Algonquin Log Cabin serving groups of 4 to 18. Serving groups of 4 to 18, the shopper/cook assists with:
  • inventory, ordering, planning, shopping for and delivering food and
  • preparing healthy and tasty meals in an open kitchen

Applicants should have: excellent organization skills, ability to work in a small team and a background/ understanding of food, menu, cooking and baking.

Our cooks are excellent communicators and enjoying interacting with the customers.
  • $18/ hour -$20/hour commensurate with experience
  • Must have email and telephone to communicate with office.
  • Car an asset to get to and from work
This position has the option of onside accommodation in the Lakeview staff cabin especially in the spring/summer/fall months

Interested candidates should e-mail a résumé with cover letter to Eva at info@voyageurquest.com.

2018 SUMMER ALGONQUIN PROGRAM AND OPERATION “SUPPORT” Voyageur Quest and the Algonquin Log Cabin are looking for outdoor staff to help support our Algonquin canoe and lodge operation. The “support” position helps the guide and food /cook fill various gaps on Lodge based wilderness trips including: meet and greet customers, canoe lesson, assist in preparation of meals, dishes, lodge cleaning, assist in outdoor excursions, canoe trailer loading, town run and driving truck with canoe trailer. The position does not require certification but preference is given to candidates with wilderness first aid, drivers license and canoe instruction experience. The position requires warmth, pride in solid hospitality skills and an enthusiastic attitude to pitch in and help wherever necessary! This is an ideal position for candidates who are looking to begin a career in the adventure travel industry.
  • Teaching canoeing, assist with bonfire dinners and sunrise paddles
  • Driving truck with canoe trailer, loading canoes
  • Assisting in food preparation and dishes
  • Helping with lodge to standard
  • Town runs
Applicants should have the following certifications:
  • Wilderness first aid or responder
  • Bronze Cross
  • Driver’s license required
Contracts available from:
May 13th to October 18th, 2018 and
August 01 to October 18th, 2018
May 13th to Labor day, 2018
Voyageur Quest Algonquin Log Cabin training dates TBD in May, 2018

$105 to $135 /day
Algonquin Log Cabin Training dates May 13-18,2018
Seasonal shared accommodation available when on trip

Interested candidates should e-mail a résumé with cover letter to Eva at info@voyageurquest.com

2018 SEPTEMBER OUTDOOR EDUCATORS/ INSTRUCTORS AND SPECIAL EVENTS
Voyageur Quest is looking for Outdoor Educators /instructors to work special events and 7 to 10 days contacts in September of 2018. Applicants should have strong leadership skills, outdoor education experience and the following certification: Wilderness First Responder, Bronze Cross or higher swimming lifeguard status, ORCA canoe tripping 2 or higher
Contracts available from: Sept 11-17, 2017 and Oct 2-6, 2018 From $150- $300/day

Interested candidates should fax or e-mail a résumé ASAP with cover letter to Eva at: info@voyageurquest.com