Campfire Circle has offered healing through happiness for thousands of kids and families affected by childhood cancer since 1983. It’s where kids can be kids, and families can be families—engaging in camp-inspired community, in-hospital, and overnight camp programs, at no cost to them. As a privately funded organization, Campfire Circle donors make thousands of life-changing experiences possible for Campers throughout the year, all across Ontario.
Campfire Circle is currently seeking a Maintenance Staff to support our Sites & Facilities team at our Muskoka site. The Maintenance Staff is accountable for the overall maintenance and repair of the residential camp facilities. These accountabilities achieve the Sites and Facilities team vision to improve, preserve and strengthen all Campfire Circle sites to create an environment that will uphold and enhance the programs and services we provide. This position will be based near Rosseau, ON.
The key accountabilities of this role include:
1. Planning & Coordination
- Assist the Facilities Manager with the identification and coordination of an ongoing work list for site and maintenance and repair.
- Actively participate and contribute to health and safety & emergency management programs on site.
- Regularly utilize digital tools (including WorxHub) to track / manage deliverables.
2. Team Leadership
- Periodically lead small work crews of staff and volunteers during the summer season and work camp sessions.
- Assist in on-the-job training, coaching, and mentoring of summer staff.
- On a limited basis, assign daily work lists to summer staff.
- On a limited basis, facilitate site access to sub-contractors and suppliers, including completion of work orders.
3. Site Maintenance and Repair
- Monitor and perform tasks / duties associated with the upkeep, maintenance and repair of buildings, grounds, equipment and facilities. This includes but is not limited to:
- Identify and facilitate repairs where necessary; tracking through WorxHub.
- Work with the Facilities Manager via the WorxHub to prioritize daily tasks and close out tickets once work is done.
- Perform daily site checks as established / assigned, document in WorxHub, and directly inform Facilities Manager of deficiencies.
- Areas & Systems covered in this role include, but are not limited to:
- All buildings and their integral systems (electrical systems, HVAC, plumbing, communications, emergency systems, structural, waste management).
- Site potable water and wastewater systems.
- Vehicles, tractors, boats, UTVs, snow removal equipment, all tools and equipment.
- Grounds, roads, pathways, greenspaces, gardens, trails, forest, docks, decks, and all aspects of the property.
- Actively promote a healthy and safe workplace culture by ensuring self and others adhere to health & safety requirements and maintain a positive work / life balance.
- Monitor facilities to help ensure safe and proper functioning; advise Facilities Manager of any deficiencies or required repairs.
- Provide support that encompasses daily routine tasks, weekly tasks, site changeovers, monthly / seasonal tasks, annual tasks, site shutdown / startup, and special events.
- Monitor the stocks of supplies that are used in the role and notify the Facilities Manager when stocks become low.
- Notify the Facilities Manager, both verbally and in writing, of hazards, needed repairs, breakdowns, adverse indicators, near misses, accidents, or other matters that could put people or assets at risk.
- While keeping Facilities Manager informed & updated on activities, take initiative & work independently.
- Able to perform the tasks associated with maintenance work, use of associated tools and equipment, work on a ladder, lift and carry loads, walk, stand or bend over for extended periods during the work day.
- A competent understanding of construction, electrical, plumbing and septic, water and other systems; & able to clearly communicate with associated suppliers / contractors.
- A basic understanding of the Ontario Building Code.
- An aptitude for the operation and maintenance of camp tools / equipment / machinery.
- General knowledge of seasonal landscaping methods, needs and care.
- Working knowledge of small drinking water treatment systems / wastewater systems and current certification as a Small Drinking Water Systems Operator (or readiness to obtain and maintain that certification).
- Comfort with daily computer & mobile device use, including MS Office & digital applications.
- Valid Ontario driver’s license and ability to use Class G vehicles.
- Comfort working in a medically based camp environment.
- An understanding of the workings of a camp site and the elements of a camp program.
In accordance with our mandate of creating a caring and safe environment for ill children and their families, we require attestation of childhood vaccinations, updated Police Record with Vulnerable Sector Screening, and proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 for all of our staff. We also require that all staff be currently eligible to work in Canada.
- Experience in a camp or resort setting.
- WHMIS certification
- Standard First Aid / CPR C
- High school diploma
- Chainsaw Operator training
- Working at Heights certification
- Health & Safety certifications
- Accessibility training
- Ontario Boaters License
- Position is based at the camp near Rosseau, ON.
- Must be available to work weekends, holidays, and some evenings.
- Must have flexibility to work outside of established working hours when circumstances require
- Must be & remain insurable under the organization’s auto insurance policy
- In consideration of the population we serve:
- Must be a non-smoker
- Must provide and maintain a clear vulnerable sector police check
- Must satisfy medical requirements
- Must be willing to travel to occasional meetings or training sessions.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
This position offers a competitive annual salary of $40,000. In addition, Campfire Circle is invested in our staff’s health, wellness and career growth and to support this we offer a comprehensive benefits package (premiums fully paid by the organization with the exception of Long Term Disability), a wellness benefit up to $500 annually, paid vacation time plus a paid winter shutdown period up to eight days, flexible hybrid work arrangements and on-going professional development.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter, resume and expected salary to email@example.com with the email subject reading 2022033 – Maintenance Staff.
Don’t meet every single requirement in this posting? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification or requirement we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate!
This posting will remain open until filled. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. For more information about Campfire Circle, please visit www.campfirecircle.org – No phone calls please.
ACCESSIBILITY & DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION
Campfire Circle is strongly committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous People of North America and the world, persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ persons, and those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. We are committed to providing equitable opportunities in employment and to providing a workplace which is free from discrimination and harassment.
We are equally committed to providing an inclusive and accessible workplace. Applicants requiring accommodations to access our job postings and apply for roles with our organization are invited to reach out to our HR Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or in a manner that fits their accessibility needs, and can trust that their application will be considered equitably for our available roles. Contact information for our HR Team is located on our website at https://campfirecircle.org/about-campfire-circle/careers/, and more information about our accessibility commitments can be found at https://campfirecircle.org/about-campfire-circle/accessibility-at-campfire-circle/.
Campfire Circle is grateful for Indigenous communities’ stewardship of the land that we occupy—including the traditional territory of many nations including the Anishnabeg, the Chippewas, the Haudenosaunee peoples, and many other diverse First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples. We aspire to be deserving stewards of the land, in partnership with them.