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Voyageur Quest Jobs 2021

2021 End of Summer/Fall Canoe Trip Guides/Leaders

Full-time, Part-time, and Occasional Contracts available

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 2021 spring/summer and/or 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 Advanced First Aid or Wilderness First Responder
  • Life Guarding Certification – Bronze Cross/NL or Swift Water rescue
  • Strong leadership experience in a wilderness environment
  • Exceptionally strong canoe tripping background preferably in a commercial setting
  • Clear and satisfactory criminal record background check
  • Driver’s license strongly preferred
  • ORCKA Canoe Tripping 3 an asset

All Canoe Guides must have:

  • Personal paddle, PFD, tent & personal camping gear used for tripping
  • Comprehensive wilderness first aid kit

    from approx mid-August to mid-October on a full time, part time or occasional basis.

    Salary: From $175 to $250 per day (as per ESA and commensurate with certifications and experience) plus tips

    Lakeside shared cabin accommodation available which you are welcome to stay between trips or commute.

    Interested candidates should fax or e-mail a résumé ASAP with cover letter to Eva

    Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Occasional Contract

     

End of Summer and Fall 

Full time, Part-time and Occasional Contracts Available 

Position: Cottage, Outfitter and General Operations Crew
Dates: August, September, October
Organization: Voyageur Quest
Location: Algonquin Park (Access pt #1, Algonquin Park, East of South River, Ontario with on-site accommodations if desired)

Voyageur Quest is a wilderness tour company that specializes in Algonquin Park. Our facilities – the Algonquin Log Cabin, the Algonquin Cottages and Outpost, Islands, and Voyageur Outfitter are all located at Algonquin Park’s northwest corner at Access Pt #1. Our head office, reservations and logistics are centred in our Toronto office. 

Our Covid Response follows Public Health guidelines and directions. Though some of the large group arms of our business have been impacted by the covid pandemic, we have been extremely fortunate to have had a busy season on the private guided and rental fronts. Our commitment in shaping our end of summer and fall  2021 season will continue to provide private and small groups a safe place to connect with each other, fresh air, and adventure – all at the edge of Algonquin’s wilderness. 

Our hearts and thoughts go out to the people who have been affected by this unprecedented event and we appreciate the healthcare workers, local communities, and governments around the world who are on the front line working to contain this coronavirus – offering us all hope.

Cottage, Outfitter and General Operations Crew

As Cottage, Outfitter and General Operations Crew you will be responsible for assisting customers in checking into their cottages, setting up their canoe and gear rentals at our outfitter and offering general operations support. 

Responsibilities will include

  • Cottage and Cabin check-ins 
  • Client-facing payment and booking processing for canoe and gear rentals and store purchases 
  • Phone, email and in-person inquiries and reservations 
  • Ongoing communications with office and guides
  • Store and site upkeep 
  • Broken Paddle Patio occasional breakfasts and dinners
  • General support on site, pack out, guiding at the various properties and specail events 

Applicants should have the following: 

  • A love for the outdoors 
  • Enthusiasm for providing exceptional customer service 
  • Ability to follow daily task lists effectively  
  • Effective time management 
  • Ability to lift and load canoes 
  • Ability to prepare coffee for the store and occasionally set up a breakfast and bbq dinner 
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment 
  • Canoe tripping experience is an asset 
  • G driver license 
  • working knowledge of gmail and ability to learn database entry
  • Multitasking skills

Contract Available:
August, September, October
Compensation: approx $180 per day (commensurate with experience)

Other: Includes shared lakeside seasonal accommodation and cooking facilities if desired
Interested candidates should fax or e-mail a résumé with cover letter to Eva at : [email protected]

2021 End of summer and Fall Season ALGONQUIN WILDERNESS FOOD SERVICE COORDINATOR AND COOK

Position: Algonquin Park Food Service Coordinator and Cook
Type: seasonal contract available from end August  to mid October 2021, full-time or part-time, opportunity to renew for the winter season or next spring summer fall
Accommodation:  Lakeside cabin accommodation (possibly shared) Employer: Voyageur Quest and Voyageur Outfitting
Location: based out of Algonquin Park Access Pt #1, east of South River, Ontario

Voyageur Quest is a wilderness tour company that specializes in Algonquin Park. Our facilities — the Algonquin Log Cabin, the Algonquin Cottage Outpost, Algonquin Island Retreat and Voyageur Outfitter are all located at Algonquin Park’s northwest corner. Our head office, reservations and logistics are centred in our Toronto office. For more information – please visit http://www.voyageurquest.com

Our Covid Response follows Public Health guidelines and directions. Though some of the large group arms of our business have been impacted by the covid pandemic, we feel extremely fortunate in having had a very busy spring and summer and anticipate another busy fall season on the private guided Log Cabin,  canoe trip and cottage adventure front. Our commitment in shaping our 2021 season will continue to provide private and small groups a safe place to connect with each other, fresh air, and adventure – all at the edge of Algonquin’s wilderness. 

Our hearts and thoughts go out to the people who have been affected by this unprecedented event and we appreciate the healthcare workers, local communities, and governments around the world who are on the front line working to contain this coronavirus – offering us all hope.



Algonquin Wilderness Food Service Coordinator and Cook
The Voyageur Quest Algonquin Wilderness Food Service Coordinator and Cook supports the needs of the Algonquin Log Cabin (serving groups of 4 to 18), the Broken Paddle Patio (serving small groups for breakfast or bbq dinners), Canoe trips and Special Events. The Food service coordinator and cook is responsible for cooking, preparing and serving meals to VQ visitors while ensuring Food Safety standards and kitchen policies are followed.   The Food Service Coordinator cooks, plans for dietary restrictions, problem solves menu issues, sets up the online orders, may shop or pick up orders, and ensures the maintenance of the kitchens.  

The VQ Algonquin Wilderness Food Service Coordinator and Cook’s  responsibilities include:inventory, ordering, planning, shopping, preparing healthy and tasty meals in an open “off the grid” kitchen ensuring food safety practices.

Applicants should have: excellent organization skills, ability to work in a small team and a background/understanding of food, menu, cooking and baking, a special appreciation for Algonquin Park and our wilderness “off the grid” environment and a love of connecting with people. 

Duties & Responsibilities (not limited to):

  • Cooking/serving food for visitors to the site.  Includes preparing special needs diets for allergies and food restrictions.  Ensuring special diet requests and needs are met at each meal is a must.
  • Has a strong understanding of nutrition and cooking recipes including special diets.
  • Ensures the kitchen is running smoothly. Establishes a positive relationship with Wilderness Guides and other coordinators. Anticipates and deals proactively with problems.
  • Oversees the implementation of food practices relevant to the dietary restrictions and allergies.
  • Prepares meals and ensures best practice cleaning practices. 
  • Fosters a positive and nurturing environment between kitchen and program wilderness guiding staff.
  • Interacting and communicating with visitors – an emphasis on relationship building and positive communication with visitors is key.
  • Implements safety procedures in the kitchen. 
  • Preventative and ongoing kitchen maintenance and cleaning

Qualifications:

    • Safe Food Handler’s Certificate.
    • Requires completion of High School Diploma or equivalent.
    • A minimum of two (2) years of considerable position related experience required.
    • Considerable experience preparing special diets is a strong asset.  Special diets include but are not limited to: Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, and allergies etc. 
    • Strong interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, good problem solving skills, and the ability to work within a small team.
    • Must have email and telephone to communicate with the office. 
    • Drivers license and Car to get to and from work – days off.
    • Excellent communication, organizational, interpersonal, leadership and problem-solving skills
    • Red Seal cook or other cook certification (college or other) an asset.
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check (including a Vulnerable Sector Screening)  

Contract from:
mid-August  to Mid October, 2021

Opportunity to renew for winter season
Compensation: $18-$25/hour* commensurate with experience
*customers tip direct to staff

Accommodation:  Lakeside shared or private cabin accommodation while working. On your days off you are welcome to stay or commute. Interested candidates should e-mail a résumé with cover letter to Eva at:  [email protected]

2021 Spring/Summer/Fall ALGONQUIN LOG CABIN ADVENTURE GUIDE
Voyageur Quest is looking for 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:

  • Current Wilderness Advanced First Aid or Wilderness First Responder
  • Current Bronze Cross, NLS or Swift Water Rescue swimming certification
  • Strong leadership experience in a wilderness environment
  • Canoe instruction experience.
  • Driver’s license required
  • Clear criminal record check
  • A car is an asset to get you to and from the Algonquin Log Cabin and for your days off.

Contracts from: early/mid May to mid October, 2021 or August 01 to mid Oct, 2021
Training dates: early May 2021
Salary: from $150-$200/day commensurate with experience plus tips (direct to staff from guests)
Accommodation: Seasonal shared lakeside accommodation available
Other: Other training opportunities available, fun all staff weekly dinners and a floating sauna!

Interested candidates should e-mail a résumé and cover letter ASAP with cover letter to Eva at [email protected]

2021 Spring/Summer/Fall Algonquin General Operations Manager

2021 Spring/Summer/Fall Algonquin Canoe Trip and Guide Manager 

2021 Spring/Summer/Fall GENERAL OPERATION  “SUPPORT” GUIDE
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 guides, the outfitter, the chef and the overall operation fill various gaps on Lodge based wilderness trips or special events including meet and greet customers, canoe lesson, assist in the 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, driver’s 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
  • Bronze Cross
  • Driver’s license required

Contracts available from:
Eearly/Mid May to end of Sept.or beginning of Oct, 2021 and
August 01 to beginning of Oct, 2021
May to Labor day, 2021 for those going back to school

Training dates: Log Cabin training dates tbd May/June 2021

Salary: $150-$190 /day commensurate with experience

Accommodation: Seasonal shared lakeside accommodation available
Other: Other training opportunities available, fun all staff weekly dinners and a floating sauna!

Interested candidates should e-mail a résumé with cover letter to Eva at [email protected]

2021 Spring/Summer/Fall Algonquin Wilderness Chef

The Voyageur Quest Algonquin Wilderness Chef predominately supports the needs of the Algonquin Log Cabin serving groups of 4 to 18, the Broken Paddle Patio Serving and Special Events. The VQ Wilderness Chef responsibilities include:

  • 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.

Drivers license and car an asset to get to and from work

Interested candidates should e-mail a résumé with cover letter to Eva at [email protected]

This full-time position (May-September) is a great opportunity for somebody that is looking for a progressive position within a small wilderness tour company. The Adventure Tour Coordinator will be responsible for assisting the office manager and directors with the office and day to day operations. The work will include:

  • Customer Service and Sales. A customer-service and sales-driven orientation that despite a multi-tasking environment, you are wired for a quick response to phone and email inquiries.
  • Bookings. Database management and entry, invoicing, guest details. An attention to details orientation and ability to follow outlined systematic procedure and understand how administrative tasks fit into the big picture.
  • Marketing and Social Media. Proficiency with various platforms including: Mail Chimp, Hootsuite, Facebook, Instagram, Canva, WordPress/Elementor, work with Images and Videos – ie Adobe Photoshop.
  • Quotes. Proficiency in working with Excel.
  • Communications with the team. Creating Trip manifests (Guest Details)
  • General office – including proficiency with Gmail, Google Docs and Google Calendar etc.

Voyageur Quest is very entrepreneurial. The Adventure Tour Coordinator position carries a lot of responsibility and should be somebody who:

  • holds a University degree or Hospitality/Tourism diploma
  • is able to multitask, detail-oriented.
  • possesses exceptionally strong communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • is confident and driven to work
  • is able to work in a small home office studio setting and work often on their own or with a small office team. In the summer, opportunities to work at our Algonquin Lakeside Office base located at our Outfitter at Access Point #1.
  • opportunities to develop into more senior roles

 

COMPENSATION:

Starting: $15-20/hour commensurate with experience.

Week 40 hours per week (may include weekends up north and lakeside accommodation)

LOCATION:

Ideally candidate able to work both at our Toronto home studio office (Bayview and Eglinton)* and at our Outfitter at Algonquin Access Point #1 with our team. * Ability to work from home during Covid Stay at home orders

2021 FALL OUTDOOR ED CANOE GUIDE SPECIALISTS

Voyageur Quest is looking for Outdoor Education Specialists and Canoe Guides to work specialty outdoor ed. programs in Algonquin, Killarney and/or the Muskokas. These are high energy programs that are tons of fun and you will certainly enjoy working with our amazing VQ Team.

Required Certifications:
– NL or BRONZE CROSS,
– ORCKA CANOE TRIPPING LEVEL 3
– WILDERNESS ADVANCED FIRST AID (WAFA) or WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER
– CLEAR criminal and vulnerable sector record check

SALARY: $180-$260/day commensurate with experience

Kindly send in a resume and cover letter to [email protected] attention Eva and give our office a call at 416-486-3605 or call me directly at 647-328-3605.

2021 End of Summer/Fall Canoe Trip Guides/Leaders

Full-time, Part-time, and Occasional Contracts available

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 2021 spring/summer and/or 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 Advanced First Aid or Wilderness First Responder
  • Life Guarding Certification – Bronze Cross/NL or Swift Water rescue
  • Strong leadership experience in a wilderness environment
  • Exceptionally strong canoe tripping background preferably in a commercial setting
  • Clear and satisfactory criminal record background check
  • Driver’s license strongly preferred
  • ORCKA Canoe Tripping 3 an asset

All Canoe Guides must have:

  • Personal paddle, PFD, tent & personal camping gear used for tripping
  • Comprehensive wilderness first aid kit

    from approx mid-August to mid-October on a full time, part time or occasional basis.

    Salary: From $175 to $250 per day (as per ESA and commensurate with certifications and experience) plus tips

    Lakeside shared cabin accommodation available which you are welcome to stay between trips or commute.

    Interested candidates should fax or e-mail a résumé ASAP with cover letter to Eva

    Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Occasional Contract

     

2021 End of Summer and Fall
Algonquin Park Outfitter and Wilderness Adventure Company

Position: Cottage, Outfitter and General Operations Crew
Dates: August, September, October
Organization: Voyageur Quest
Location: Algonquin Park (Access pt #1, Algonquin Park, East of South River, Ontario with on-site accommodations if desired)

Voyageur Quest is a wilderness tour company that specializes in Algonquin Park. Our facilities – the Algonquin Log Cabin, the Algonquin Cottages and Outpost, Islands, and Voyageur Outfitter are all located at Algonquin Park’s northwest corner at Access Pt #1. Our head office, reservations and logistics are centred in our Toronto office. 

Our Covid Response follows Public Health guidelines and directions. Though some of the large group arms of our business have been impacted by the covid pandemic, we have been extremely fortunate to have had a busy season on the private guided and rental fronts. Our commitment in shaping our end of summer and fall  2021 season will continue to provide private and small groups a safe place to connect with each other, fresh air, and adventure – all at the edge of Algonquin’s wilderness. 

Our hearts and thoughts go out to the people who have been affected by this unprecedented event and we appreciate the healthcare workers, local communities, and governments around the world who are on the front line working to contain this coronavirus – offering us all hope.

Cottage, Outfitter and General Operations Crew

As Cottage, Outfitter and General Operations Crew you will be responsible for assisting customers in checking into their cottages, setting up their canoe and gear rentals at our outfitter and offering general operations support. 

Responsibilities will include

  • Cottage and Cabin check-ins 
  • Client-facing payment and booking processing for canoe and gear rentals and store purchases 
  • Phone, email and in-person inquiries and reservations 
  • Ongoing communications with office and guides
  • Store and site upkeep 
  • Broken Paddle Patio occasional breakfasts and dinners
  • General support on site, pack out, guiding at the various properties and specail events 

Applicants should have the following: 

  • A love for the outdoors 
  • Enthusiasm for providing exceptional customer service 
  • Ability to follow daily task lists effectively  
  • Effective time management 
  • Ability to lift and load canoes 
  • Ability to prepare coffee for the store and occasionally set up a breakfast and bbq dinner 
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment 
  • Canoe tripping experience is an asset 
  • G driver license 
  • working knowledge of gmail and ability to learn database entry
  • Multitasking skills

Contract Available:
August, September, October
Compensation: approx $180 per day (commensurate with experience)

Other: Includes shared lakeside seasonal accommodation and cooking facilities if desired
Interested candidates should fax or e-mail a résumé with cover letter to Eva at : [email protected]

2021 Spring/Summer/Fall ALGONQUIN LOG CABIN ADVENTURE GUIDE
Voyageur Quest is looking for 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:

  • Current Wilderness Advanced First Aid or Wilderness First Responder
  • Current Bronze Cross, NLS or Swift Water Rescue swimming certification
  • Strong leadership experience in a wilderness environment
  • Canoe instruction experience.
  • Driver’s license required
  • Clear criminal record check
  • A car is an asset to get you to and from the Algonquin Log Cabin and for your days off.

Contracts from: early/mid May to mid October, 2021 or August 01 to mid Oct, 2021
Training dates: early May 2021
Salary: from $150-$200/day commensurate with experience plus tips (direct to staff from guests)
Accommodation: Seasonal shared lakeside accommodation available
Other: Other training opportunities available, fun all staff weekly dinners and a floating sauna!

Interested candidates should e-mail a résumé and cover letter ASAP with cover letter to Eva at [email protected]

2021 Spring/Summer/Fall Algonquin General Operations Manager

2021 Spring/Summer/Fall Algonquin Canoe Trip and Guide Manager 

2021 End of summer and Fall Season ALGONQUIN WILDERNESS FOOD SERVICE COORDINATOR AND COOK

Position: Algonquin Park Food Service Coordinator and Cook
Type: seasonal contract available from end August  to mid October 2021, full-time or part-time, opportunity to renew for the winter season or next spring summer fall
Accommodation:  Lakeside cabin accommodation (possibly shared) Employer: Voyageur Quest and Voyageur Outfitting
Location: based out of Algonquin Park Access Pt #1, east of South River, Ontario

Voyageur Quest is a wilderness tour company that specializes in Algonquin Park. Our facilities — the Algonquin Log Cabin, the Algonquin Cottage Outpost, Algonquin Island Retreat and Voyageur Outfitter are all located at Algonquin Park’s northwest corner. Our head office, reservations and logistics are centred in our Toronto office. For more information – please visit http://www.voyageurquest.com

Our Covid Response follows Public Health guidelines and directions. Though some of the large group arms of our business have been impacted by the covid pandemic, we feel extremely fortunate in having had a very busy spring and summer and anticipate another busy fall season on the private guided Log Cabin,  canoe trip and cottage adventure front. Our commitment in shaping our 2021 season will continue to provide private and small groups a safe place to connect with each other, fresh air, and adventure – all at the edge of Algonquin’s wilderness. 

Our hearts and thoughts go out to the people who have been affected by this unprecedented event and we appreciate the healthcare workers, local communities, and governments around the world who are on the front line working to contain this coronavirus – offering us all hope.



Algonquin Wilderness Food Service Coordinator and Cook
The Voyageur Quest Algonquin Wilderness Food Service Coordinator and Cook supports the needs of the Algonquin Log Cabin (serving groups of 4 to 18), the Broken Paddle Patio (serving small groups for breakfast or bbq dinners), Canoe trips and Special Events. The Food service coordinator and cook is responsible for cooking, preparing and serving meals to VQ visitors while ensuring Food Safety standards and kitchen policies are followed.   The Food Service Coordinator cooks, plans for dietary restrictions, problem solves menu issues, sets up the online orders, may shop or pick up orders, and ensures the maintenance of the kitchens.  

The VQ Algonquin Wilderness Food Service Coordinator and Cook’s  responsibilities include:inventory, ordering, planning, shopping, preparing healthy and tasty meals in an open “off the grid” kitchen ensuring food safety practices.

Applicants should have: excellent organization skills, ability to work in a small team and a background/understanding of food, menu, cooking and baking, a special appreciation for Algonquin Park and our wilderness “off the grid” environment and a love of connecting with people. 

Duties & Responsibilities (not limited to):

  • Cooking/serving food for visitors to the site.  Includes preparing special needs diets for allergies and food restrictions.  Ensuring special diet requests and needs are met at each meal is a must.
  • Has a strong understanding of nutrition and cooking recipes including special diets.
  • Ensures the kitchen is running smoothly. Establishes a positive relationship with Wilderness Guides and other coordinators. Anticipates and deals proactively with problems.
  • Oversees the implementation of food practices relevant to the dietary restrictions and allergies.
  • Prepares meals and ensures best practice cleaning practices. 
  • Fosters a positive and nurturing environment between kitchen and program wilderness guiding staff.
  • Interacting and communicating with visitors – an emphasis on relationship building and positive communication with visitors is key.
  • Implements safety procedures in the kitchen. 
  • Preventative and ongoing kitchen maintenance and cleaning

Qualifications:

    • Safe Food Handler’s Certificate.
    • Requires completion of High School Diploma or equivalent.
    • A minimum of two (2) years of considerable position related experience required.
    • Considerable experience preparing special diets is a strong asset.  Special diets include but are not limited to: Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, and allergies etc. 
    • Strong interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, good problem solving skills, and the ability to work within a small team.
    • Must have email and telephone to communicate with the office. 
    • Drivers license and Car to get to and from work – days off.
    • Excellent communication, organizational, interpersonal, leadership and problem-solving skills
    • Red Seal cook or other cook certification (college or other) an asset.
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check (including a Vulnerable Sector Screening)  

Contract from:
mid-August  to Mid October, 2021

Opportunity to renew for winter season
Compensation: $18-$25/hour* commensurate with experience
*customers tip direct to staff

Accommodation:  Lakeside shared or private cabin accommodation while working. On your days off you are welcome to stay or commute. Interested candidates should e-mail a résumé with cover letter to Eva at:  [email protected]

2021 Spring/Summer/Fall GENERAL OPERATION  “SUPPORT” GUIDE
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 guides, the outfitter, the chef and the overall operation fill various gaps on Lodge based wilderness trips or special events including meet and greet customers, canoe lesson, assist in the 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, driver’s 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
  • Bronze Cross
  • Driver’s license required

Contracts available from:
Eearly/Mid May to end of Sept.or beginning of Oct, 2021 and
August 01 to beginning of Oct, 2021
May to Labor day, 2021 for those going back to school

Training dates: Log Cabin training dates tbd May/June 2021

Salary: $150-$190 /day commensurate with experience

Accommodation: Seasonal shared lakeside accommodation available
Other: Other training opportunities available, fun all staff weekly dinners and a floating sauna!

Interested candidates should e-mail a résumé with cover letter to Eva at [email protected]

2021 Spring/Summer/Fall Algonquin Wilderness Chef

The Voyageur Quest Algonquin Wilderness Chef predominately supports the needs of the Algonquin Log Cabin serving groups of 4 to 18, the Broken Paddle Patio Serving and Special Events. The VQ Wilderness Chef responsibilities include:

  • 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.

Drivers license and car an asset to get to and from work

Interested candidates should e-mail a résumé with cover letter to Eva at [email protected]

This full-time position (May-September) is a great opportunity for somebody that is looking for a progressive position within a small wilderness tour company. The Adventure Tour Coordinator will be responsible for assisting the office manager and directors with the office and day to day operations. The work will include:

  • Customer Service and Sales. A customer-service and sales-driven orientation that despite a multi-tasking environment, you are wired for a quick response to phone and email inquiries.
  • Bookings. Database management and entry, invoicing, guest details. An attention to details orientation and ability to follow outlined systematic procedure and understand how administrative tasks fit into the big picture.
  • Marketing and Social Media. Proficiency with various platforms including: Mail Chimp, Hootsuite, Facebook, Instagram, Canva, WordPress/Elementor, work with Images and Videos – ie Adobe Photoshop.
  • Quotes. Proficiency in working with Excel.
  • Communications with the team. Creating Trip manifests (Guest Details)
  • General office – including proficiency with Gmail, Google Docs and Google Calendar etc.

Voyageur Quest is very entrepreneurial. The Adventure Tour Coordinator position carries a lot of responsibility and should be somebody who:

  • holds a University degree or Hospitality/Tourism diploma
  • is able to multitask, detail-oriented.
  • possesses exceptionally strong communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • is confident and driven to work
  • is able to work in a small home office studio setting and work often on their own or with a small office team. In the summer, opportunities to work at our Algonquin Lakeside Office base located at our Outfitter at Access Point #1.
  • opportunities to develop into more senior roles

 

COMPENSATION:

Starting: $15-20/hour commensurate with experience.

Week 40 hours per week (may include weekends up north and lakeside accommodation)

LOCATION:

Ideally candidate able to work both at our Toronto home studio office (Bayview and Eglinton)* and at our Outfitter at Algonquin Access Point #1 with our team. * Ability to work from home during Covid Stay at home orders

2021 FALL OUTDOOR ED CANOE GUIDE SPECIALISTS

Voyageur Quest is looking for Outdoor Education Specialists and Canoe Guides to work specialty outdoor ed. programs in Algonquin, Killarney and/or the Muskokas. These are high energy programs that are tons of fun and you will certainly enjoy working with our amazing VQ Team.

Required Certifications:
– NL or BRONZE CROSS,
– ORCKA CANOE TRIPPING LEVEL 3
– WILDERNESS ADVANCED FIRST AID (WAFA) or WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER
– CLEAR criminal and vulnerable sector record check

SALARY: $180-$260/day commensurate with experience

Kindly send in a resume and cover letter to [email protected] attention Eva and give our office a call at 416-486-3605 or call me directly at 647-328-3605.

2021 End of Summer/Fall Canoe Trip Guides/Leaders

Full-time, Part-time, and Occasional Contracts available

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 2021 spring/summer and/or 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 Advanced First Aid or Wilderness First Responder
  • Life Guarding Certification – Bronze Cross/NL or Swift Water rescue
  • Strong leadership experience in a wilderness environment
  • Exceptionally strong canoe tripping background preferably in a commercial setting
  • Clear and satisfactory criminal record background check
  • Driver’s license strongly preferred
  • ORCKA Canoe Tripping 3 an asset

All Canoe Guides must have:

  • Personal paddle, PFD, tent & personal camping gear used for tripping
  • Comprehensive wilderness first aid kit

    from approx mid-August to mid-October on a full time, part time or occasional basis.

    Salary: From $175 to $250 per day (as per ESA and commensurate with certifications and experience) plus tips

    Lakeside shared cabin accommodation available which you are welcome to stay between trips or commute.

    Interested candidates should fax or e-mail a résumé ASAP with cover letter to Eva

    Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Occasional Contract

     

2021 End of Summer and Fall
Algonquin Park Outfitter and Wilderness Adventure Company

Position: Cottage, Outfitter and General Operations Crew
Dates: August, September, October
Organization: Voyageur Quest
Location: Algonquin Park (Access pt #1, Algonquin Park, East of South River, Ontario with on-site accommodations if desired)

Voyageur Quest is a wilderness tour company that specializes in Algonquin Park. Our facilities – the Algonquin Log Cabin, the Algonquin Cottages and Outpost, Islands, and Voyageur Outfitter are all located at Algonquin Park’s northwest corner at Access Pt #1. Our head office, reservations and logistics are centred in our Toronto office. 

Our Covid Response follows Public Health guidelines and directions. Though some of the large group arms of our business have been impacted by the covid pandemic, we have been extremely fortunate to have had a busy season on the private guided and rental fronts. Our commitment in shaping our end of summer and fall  2021 season will continue to provide private and small groups a safe place to connect with each other, fresh air, and adventure – all at the edge of Algonquin’s wilderness. 

Our hearts and thoughts go out to the people who have been affected by this unprecedented event and we appreciate the healthcare workers, local communities, and governments around the world who are on the front line working to contain this coronavirus – offering us all hope.

Cottage, Outfitter and General Operations Crew

As Cottage, Outfitter and General Operations Crew you will be responsible for assisting customers in checking into their cottages, setting up their canoe and gear rentals at our outfitter and offering general operations support. 

Responsibilities will include

  • Cottage and Cabin check-ins 
  • Client-facing payment and booking processing for canoe and gear rentals and store purchases 
  • Phone, email and in-person inquiries and reservations 
  • Ongoing communications with office and guides
  • Store and site upkeep 
  • Broken Paddle Patio occasional breakfasts and dinners
  • General support on site, pack out, guiding at the various properties and specail events 

Applicants should have the following: 

  • A love for the outdoors 
  • Enthusiasm for providing exceptional customer service 
  • Ability to follow daily task lists effectively  
  • Effective time management 
  • Ability to lift and load canoes 
  • Ability to prepare coffee for the store and occasionally set up a breakfast and bbq dinner 
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment 
  • Canoe tripping experience is an asset 
  • G driver license 
  • working knowledge of gmail and ability to learn database entry
  • Multitasking skills

Contract Available:
August, September, October
Compensation: approx $180 per day (commensurate with experience)

Other: Includes shared lakeside seasonal accommodation and cooking facilities if desired
Interested candidates should fax or e-mail a résumé with cover letter to Eva at : [email protected]

2021 Spring/Summer/Fall ALGONQUIN LOG CABIN ADVENTURE GUIDE
Voyageur Quest is looking for 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:

  • Current Wilderness Advanced First Aid or Wilderness First Responder
  • Current Bronze Cross, NLS or Swift Water Rescue swimming certification
  • Strong leadership experience in a wilderness environment
  • Canoe instruction experience.
  • Driver’s license required
  • Clear criminal record check
  • A car is an asset to get you to and from the Algonquin Log Cabin and for your days off.

Contracts from: early/mid May to mid October, 2021 or August 01 to mid Oct, 2021
Training dates: early May 2021
Salary: from $150-$200/day commensurate with experience plus tips (direct to staff from guests)
Accommodation: Seasonal shared lakeside accommodation available
Other: Other training opportunities available, fun all staff weekly dinners and a floating sauna!

Interested candidates should e-mail a résumé and cover letter ASAP with cover letter to Eva at [email protected]

2021 Spring/Summer/Fall Algonquin General Operations Manager

2021 Spring/Summer/Fall Algonquin Canoe Trip and Guide Manager 

2021 End of summer and Fall Season ALGONQUIN WILDERNESS FOOD SERVICE COORDINATOR AND COOK

Position: Algonquin Park Food Service Coordinator and Cook
Type: seasonal contract available from end August  to mid October 2021, full-time or part-time, opportunity to renew for the winter season or next spring summer fall
Accommodation:  Lakeside cabin accommodation (possibly shared) Employer: Voyageur Quest and Voyageur Outfitting
Location: based out of Algonquin Park Access Pt #1, east of South River, Ontario

Voyageur Quest is a wilderness tour company that specializes in Algonquin Park. Our facilities — the Algonquin Log Cabin, the Algonquin Cottage Outpost, Algonquin Island Retreat and Voyageur Outfitter are all located at Algonquin Park’s northwest corner. Our head office, reservations and logistics are centred in our Toronto office. For more information – please visit http://www.voyageurquest.com

Our Covid Response follows Public Health guidelines and directions. Though some of the large group arms of our business have been impacted by the covid pandemic, we feel extremely fortunate in having had a very busy spring and summer and anticipate another busy fall season on the private guided Log Cabin,  canoe trip and cottage adventure front. Our commitment in shaping our 2021 season will continue to provide private and small groups a safe place to connect with each other, fresh air, and adventure – all at the edge of Algonquin’s wilderness. 

Our hearts and thoughts go out to the people who have been affected by this unprecedented event and we appreciate the healthcare workers, local communities, and governments around the world who are on the front line working to contain this coronavirus – offering us all hope.



Algonquin Wilderness Food Service Coordinator and Cook
The Voyageur Quest Algonquin Wilderness Food Service Coordinator and Cook supports the needs of the Algonquin Log Cabin (serving groups of 4 to 18), the Broken Paddle Patio (serving small groups for breakfast or bbq dinners), Canoe trips and Special Events. The Food service coordinator and cook is responsible for cooking, preparing and serving meals to VQ visitors while ensuring Food Safety standards and kitchen policies are followed.   The Food Service Coordinator cooks, plans for dietary restrictions, problem solves menu issues, sets up the online orders, may shop or pick up orders, and ensures the maintenance of the kitchens.  

The VQ Algonquin Wilderness Food Service Coordinator and Cook’s  responsibilities include:inventory, ordering, planning, shopping, preparing healthy and tasty meals in an open “off the grid” kitchen ensuring food safety practices.

Applicants should have: excellent organization skills, ability to work in a small team and a background/understanding of food, menu, cooking and baking, a special appreciation for Algonquin Park and our wilderness “off the grid” environment and a love of connecting with people. 

Duties & Responsibilities (not limited to):

  • Cooking/serving food for visitors to the site.  Includes preparing special needs diets for allergies and food restrictions.  Ensuring special diet requests and needs are met at each meal is a must.
  • Has a strong understanding of nutrition and cooking recipes including special diets.
  • Ensures the kitchen is running smoothly. Establishes a positive relationship with Wilderness Guides and other coordinators. Anticipates and deals proactively with problems.
  • Oversees the implementation of food practices relevant to the dietary restrictions and allergies.
  • Prepares meals and ensures best practice cleaning practices. 
  • Fosters a positive and nurturing environment between kitchen and program wilderness guiding staff.
  • Interacting and communicating with visitors – an emphasis on relationship building and positive communication with visitors is key.
  • Implements safety procedures in the kitchen. 
  • Preventative and ongoing kitchen maintenance and cleaning

Qualifications:

    • Safe Food Handler’s Certificate.
    • Requires completion of High School Diploma or equivalent.
    • A minimum of two (2) years of considerable position related experience required.
    • Considerable experience preparing special diets is a strong asset.  Special diets include but are not limited to: Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, and allergies etc. 
    • Strong interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, good problem solving skills, and the ability to work within a small team.
    • Must have email and telephone to communicate with the office. 
    • Drivers license and Car to get to and from work – days off.
    • Excellent communication, organizational, interpersonal, leadership and problem-solving skills
    • Red Seal cook or other cook certification (college or other) an asset.
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check (including a Vulnerable Sector Screening)  

Contract from:
mid-August  to Mid October, 2021

Opportunity to renew for winter season
Compensation: $18-$25/hour* commensurate with experience
*customers tip direct to staff

Accommodation:  Lakeside shared or private cabin accommodation while working. On your days off you are welcome to stay or commute. Interested candidates should e-mail a résumé with cover letter to Eva at:  [email protected]

2021 Spring/Summer/Fall GENERAL OPERATION  “SUPPORT” GUIDE
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 guides, the outfitter, the chef and the overall operation fill various gaps on Lodge based wilderness trips or special events including meet and greet customers, canoe lesson, assist in the 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, driver’s 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
  • Bronze Cross
  • Driver’s license required

Contracts available from:
Eearly/Mid May to end of Sept.or beginning of Oct, 2021 and
August 01 to beginning of Oct, 2021
May to Labor day, 2021 for those going back to school

Training dates: Log Cabin training dates tbd May/June 2021

Salary: $150-$190 /day commensurate with experience

Accommodation: Seasonal shared lakeside accommodation available
Other: Other training opportunities available, fun all staff weekly dinners and a floating sauna!

Interested candidates should e-mail a résumé with cover letter to Eva at [email protected]

2021 Spring/Summer/Fall Algonquin Wilderness Chef

The Voyageur Quest Algonquin Wilderness Chef predominately supports the needs of the Algonquin Log Cabin serving groups of 4 to 18, the Broken Paddle Patio Serving and Special Events. The VQ Wilderness Chef responsibilities include:

  • 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.

Drivers license and car an asset to get to and from work

Interested candidates should e-mail a résumé with cover letter to Eva at [email protected]

This full-time position (May-September) is a great opportunity for somebody that is looking for a progressive position within a small wilderness tour company. The Adventure Tour Coordinator will be responsible for assisting the office manager and directors with the office and day to day operations. The work will include:

  • Customer Service and Sales. A customer-service and sales-driven orientation that despite a multi-tasking environment, you are wired for a quick response to phone and email inquiries.
  • Bookings. Database management and entry, invoicing, guest details. An attention to details orientation and ability to follow outlined systematic procedure and understand how administrative tasks fit into the big picture.
  • Marketing and Social Media. Proficiency with various platforms including: Mail Chimp, Hootsuite, Facebook, Instagram, Canva, WordPress/Elementor, work with Images and Videos – ie Adobe Photoshop.
  • Quotes. Proficiency in working with Excel.
  • Communications with the team. Creating Trip manifests (Guest Details)
  • General office – including proficiency with Gmail, Google Docs and Google Calendar etc.

Voyageur Quest is very entrepreneurial. The Adventure Tour Coordinator position carries a lot of responsibility and should be somebody who:

  • holds a University degree or Hospitality/Tourism diploma
  • is able to multitask, detail-oriented.
  • possesses exceptionally strong communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • is confident and driven to work
  • is able to work in a small home office studio setting and work often on their own or with a small office team. In the summer, opportunities to work at our Algonquin Lakeside Office base located at our Outfitter at Access Point #1.
  • opportunities to develop into more senior roles

 

COMPENSATION:

Starting: $15-20/hour commensurate with experience.

Week 40 hours per week (may include weekends up north and lakeside accommodation)

LOCATION:

Ideally candidate able to work both at our Toronto home studio office (Bayview and Eglinton)* and at our Outfitter at Algonquin Access Point #1 with our team. * Ability to work from home during Covid Stay at home orders

2021 FALL OUTDOOR ED CANOE GUIDE SPECIALISTS

Voyageur Quest is looking for Outdoor Education Specialists and Canoe Guides to work specialty outdoor ed. programs in Algonquin, Killarney and/or the Muskokas. These are high energy programs that are tons of fun and you will certainly enjoy working with our amazing VQ Team.

Required Certifications:
– NL or BRONZE CROSS,
– ORCKA CANOE TRIPPING LEVEL 3
– WILDERNESS ADVANCED FIRST AID (WAFA) or WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER
– CLEAR criminal and vulnerable sector record check

SALARY: $180-$260/day commensurate with experience

Kindly send in a resume and cover letter to [email protected] attention Eva and give our office a call at 416-486-3605 or call me directly at 647-328-3605.

STAFF TESTIMONIALS

I worked at Voyageur Quest full-time for more than 3 years. Pros: Free accommodation, Lots of work, Great coworkers, Beautiful backcountry setting, Paid training and certificationI worked at VQ for 4 summers and 1 winter. I met some of the best friends of my life working there. The camaraderie among the staff is second to none. I developed my guiding skills and gained experience working with tourism and outdoor ed. The wages are competitive and the tips are decent.
Anonymous
Guide
From the moment I was hired with Voyageur Quest I felt like I was becoming part of a family. The managing directors are passionate about the company they built from scratch and want you to succeed. They provide constant feedback to help you learn along the way and are caring about your wellbeing and happiness. I am very grateful for the opportunity to work at Voyageur Quest
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Guide
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Our facilities - the Algonquin Log Cabin, the Algonquin Cottage Outpost and Island and Voyageur Outfitter are all located at Algonquin Park's north west corner at Access Pt #1.

Specializing in Algonquin Park Canoe Trips, Lodge-Based Adventure Trips, and Private Cottage Rentals.