Job Posting

Maintenance Staff

JOB POSTING

Maintenance Staff

Muskoka

ABOUT US

Campfire Circle (formerly Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium) 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.

At Campfire Circle we are committed to ensuring employment is accessible within our organization. To help reduce financial barriers for summer staff members, we have funding available to assist with costs related to the job such as: camping equipment/gear, outdoor clothing, training/certifications, and transportation, mileage, or parking. If you require financial assistance related to the program, you are invited to make this known during the recruitment process

THE OPPORTUNITY

Do our values of care, community, inclusion, sustainability, and integrity resonate with you? Whether it’s at Rainbow Lake, a quiet 143 acres site in Waterford, at Muskoka, which features 400 wooded acres in the town of Rosseau, or at one of our urban locations in the GTA, London, Ottawa or Hamilton, you are connecting kids and families with fun indoor and outdoor activities that help improve their overall wellbeing.

Campfire Circle will be running in-person overnight camp programs at both of our overnight camp locations, and community and day camp programs in the GTA, London, Ottawa and Hamilton.

Do you have experience as a staff or volunteer working with children in a recreational setting? We are searching for Maintenance Staff to join our Muskoka Summer Staff Team in 2023.

Our Maintenance Staff will work with the Facilities Manager to support in the maintaining the grounds and facilities, keeping them in good care and safe.

Maintenance staff support the rest of the Operations team to maintain and protect the overall operation and appearance of the site. They perform maintenance and grounds-keeping duties to ensure a functional, healthy and attractive environment.  They help to ensure tools, vehicles and equipment are maintained and the organizing of the Maintenance shop and storage areas. Identifying and making repairs, performing building and site maintenance tasks as required. They support housekeepers as needed and assist the full staff team with a full-camp clean and sanitize during session changeovers.

During your experience at Campfire Circle you will hone and develop your skills relating to interpersonal skills, problem solving and analytical skills, adaptability, teamwork and collaboration, administrative and organizational skills, and developing technical expertise within a team of like-minded co-workers and volunteers.

Muskoka Site

Start Date: Hiring for multiple positions (Starting in May, 2023 and June, 2023)

End Date: September 3rd, 2023

Rate: $21.25/hour

*Paid training/virtual training dates may occur prior to this date*

Please visit our website at https://campfirecircle.org/about-campfire-circle/seasonal-roles/ to view the full details of all our available positions.

ABOUT YOU

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 TB testing for all our program facing staff. Additionally, all of our staff are required to be currently eligible to work in Canada.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required Criteria:

  1. At least 18 years old (or) enrolled in Secondary School/College/University
  2. Ability to work with a team and independently
  3. Ability to exercise good judgement in setting and carrying out daily tasks.
  4. Open to receiving feedback.
  5. Comfortable performing physically demanding tasks.
  6. Good understanding of building, electrical, plumbing and septic systems
  7. Aptitude for operating camp tools, vehicles and equipment
  8. Comfortable working in a medically based environment.
  9. Current police reference check and vulnerable sector screening

Advantageous Criteria:

  1. Facilities, maintenance or grounds keeping experience or experience working in a camp/resort style setting.
  2. Experience working in a child-centred environment
  3. Standard First Aid with CPR-C and AED qualification.

 Particular Working Conditions:

  1. Working outside for long periods of time.
  2. Some evenings and weekend work is required.
  3. In consideration of the population Campfire Circle serve, the incumbent is a non-smoker.

Physical Requirements:

The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require a variety of physical actions, including: walking, lifting, carrying, reaching, pushing and pulling; bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, sitting and crawling; mopping, sweeping, wiping and scrubbing; and significant fine finger dexterity.

The minimum physical requirements for this position include the ability to:

  • Work at step-ladder height
  • Lift 20kg
  • Use common housekeeping tools
  • Use commercial/hazardous housekeeping products
  • Work in varying indoor and outdoor environments, including uneven terrain and changing weather

TO APPLY

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply by email at careers@campfirecircle.org. Please indicate in the subject line the title of the role(s) you are applying for. 

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! Campfire Circle understands that the costs of training and certifications can be a barrier to accessing employment. As such we are committed to providing full reimbursements for expenses related to employment at Campfire Circle.

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.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Campfire Circle acknowledges that the overall health and wellness of you and your family are important; for this reason, we have partnered with Homewood Health to create an employee and family assistant program which is accessible to all of our seasonal and year round staff members and their families.

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 careers@campfirecircle.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/.

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Campfire Circle is grateful for Indigenous communities’ stewardship of the land that we occupy- the traditional territory of many nations such as the Mississauga’s of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We aspire to be deserving stewards of the land, in partnership with them.

We also acknowledge all Treaty peoples – including those who came here as settlers – as migrants either in this generation or in generations past – and those of us who came here involuntarily, particularly forcibly dis-planted Africans, brought here as a result of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and Slavery.

Details

Category:
Maintenance

Deadline:
February 17, 2023

Email:
careers@campfirecircle.org