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Assistant Head of Maintenance- General Carpenter

Wanted: Maintenance Staff- General Carpenter/Assistant Head of Maintenance

Are you interested in spending half of each year on a lake in Algonquin Park? Do you have a passion for the outdoors? If so, then you should come be a part of the Taylor Statten Camps staff team!

The Taylor Statten Camps is Canada’s oldest fourth generational family-run traditional summer camp. We are located on Canoe Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park. The camp is made up of Camp Wapomeo for Girls and Camp Ahmek for Boys. Our camper’s age varies from 6 – 16.

Maintenance Staff- General Carpenter and Assistant Head of Maintenance

Job description:

Camp Ahmek and Camp Wapomeo have a roster of maintenance staff reporting to the Head of Maintenance. The team is responsible for the start-up, shutdown and operation of the physical facilities on Canoe Lake. This process begins in April and ends in October each year. This position is responsible for all of the general carpentry work needed at camp. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Door and window repair; screen repair; porch and deck building and repair
  • Asphalt shingling
  • Cabin construction
  • Stair building
  • Dock building and repair- floating and crib style; crib repair
  • Construction of wood shelving and other camp craft supplies
  • Supervision of small groups of university aged staff during spring and fall work crews

In addition, general maintenance duties are also required from time to time and include tasks like cleaning, garbage removal etc.

Plumbing skills are also considered an asset as well as small engine maintenance (oil changes, troubleshooting etc).

Must be able to operate small motor boats (training can occur at camp).

Qualifications/Job Requirements:

  • 5 plus years of experience in general carpentry
  • Pleasure Craft Operating License (boat license)
  • Driver’s ‘G’ License

Compensation varies depending on the qualifications and experience of the applicant but starts at $27.50/hr. It is an hourly rate based on 40 to 44 hours per week. We are looking for someone interested in a long term position with us who would like to apprentice under the current Head of Maintenance. Canoe building and repair is also a skillset that this position may train on.

All positions include free room, board, laundry and use of facilities.

This is an annually recurring 6 to 8 month contract position with satisfactory performance. We are looking for a long term candidate who enjoys outdoor maintenance/carpentry type work in the Algonquin Park setting.

Dates of employment: mid April through to late October  inclusive. (Occasionally later work into November is available some years).

Interested candidates are encouraged to email David Jefferies, Director of Operations at or call him at 705 985-6959.





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