Every summer the Ojibway Club employs about 50 people, ages 15 and up. Facilities Operations positions include Food & Beverage, Retail, administration, maintenance and Housekeeping. Some positions, like the maintenance staff, begin in May and work through September. Camp Counsellors start one week before Camp opens and finish on the last day of camp.
Suitably qualified children of active members are given priority status in the application process. All 2023 staff must reapply for 2024.
All positions require flexible schedules as shifts include both weekends and evenings. Full-time positions require a commitment of availability from late June to early September inclusive.
We plan to run camp in 2024 for 8 weeks, from July 1st to August 23rd. We are looking for energetic staff to fill all positions, including camp counsellors, and CITs (counsellor in training). If hired, you are required to participate in a mandatory pre-camp training session - dates to be confirmed.
All members who are interested in applying to work in the Ojibway recreation should complete the online Recreation application form by January 31st, 2024.
All members who are interested in applying to work in Operations should complete the online Operations application form, available here, by January 31st, 2024.
These include, but are not limited to:
- Administrative Office - responsible for assisting with member services on a daily basis including reservations/bookings, payment processing, communications by email, phone, & in-person, clerical tasks, & more. Ideal individuals possess a willingness to assist members, are team oriented, reliable, trustworthy, and focused on attention to detail.
- Sports Administrator *New position* - working from the Racquet Centre (aka Tennis Hut) this individual controls and manages court reservations, wellness program registrations, racquet member and guest communications. Maintains the Racquet Centre retail space and general aesthetics and safety of the court & wellness facilities. Detailed job description is below.
- Waterfront Manager/Sailing Pro *New position* - reporting to the General manager, they are responsible to oversee all aspects of waterfront safety and manage the use of the Clubs boats. They will create and administer new sailing programs for Members and campers. Detailed job description is below.
- Housekeeping - responsible for keeping our Club facilities (including clubhouse, out buildings, laundry & rental cottages) clean and functional.
- Grocery Store - responsible for operating all aspects of the on-island grocery store, including budget creation, product selection, stock management, customer service, staff management and day-to-day operational tasks. Well suited for engaging customer focused staff who want experience running a business.
- Gift Shop - suits energetic, service-oriented individuals who engage customers and build relationships while being knowledgeable about the products available in our Gift Shop.
- Snack Bar - ideal individuals are team oriented, focused on attention to detail, organized and enjoy a fast-paced food service environment that is committed to customer service. As well, when requested they assist with set-up and provide table service to diners on Tuesday & Thursday evenings and for private (and social events) throughout the season.
- Kitchen Steward - suits individuals who like to work both independently and as part of a team. Key responsibilities include: wash dishing, receiving & stocking products and supplies, prep work, assisting others with overall care of kitchen, floors, tabling & equipment.
- Maintenance - assisting with the ongoing upkeep of our facilities, including outdoor & indoor maintenance to our building & grounds.
While experience in any of these areas is an asset, we are most interested in hiring individuals who are reliable, team-oriented, and committed to providing outstanding service, and a premium will be placed on applicants who demonstrate these qualities.
Sports Administrator Job Description
The new position of “Sports Administrator” has been created to support and enhance athletic participation at the Ojibway Club. In this role you will be maintaining the office administrative aspects of the Club's sports and wellness activities. A primary focus will be on the smooth operations of the Ojibway Racquets section. Working from the Racquet Centre (aka tennis hut), you will greet and provide information to Racquets members and guests, manage court bookings and assist to maintain the cleanliness of the courts and wellness venues such as the movie hut when used for yoga. The Sports Administrator will be the point of contact for attendance tracking, be involved in sports communications updates to members and accountable for appropriate charges to members accounts. It may include a retail component to sell balls, racquets and other wares from the racquet hut. This position is a great opportunity to hone your skills in communications, administration and business management. The Sports Administrator will be a friendly, organized and self-motivated individual who enjoys working with our members and guests.
Main duties include:
- Control and manage the court time reservation system.
- Greet racquet members and guests upon arrival (they should check-in).
- Control court time clock, advise and assist members and guests regarding court assignments.
- Ensure Members fees are paid via on-line system.
- Coordinate guest payments (to the host members account).
- Follow up on no-show issues as per policy.
- Assist Members with information and reservations as required.
- Maintain a clean & organized Racquet Centre.
- Regularly patrol the court perimeter (inside and outside fence) picking up debris such as lost balls, discarded containers etc.
- Coordinate and maintain the bulletin board.
- Control and manage Sailing Clinic & Wellness class reservations and payments as per policy.
- Ensure general tidiness of Movie Hut before classes.
- Communicate garbage removal, recycling and repair & maintenance issues with the Maintenance Manager.
- Manage rental equipment, ensuring appropriate payments are recorded.
- Participate in retail sales of accessory items and refreshments from Racquet Centre
Sailing Pro Waterfront Manager Job Description
The Ojibway Club has added a Sailing Professional Waterfront Manager as a new senior role on staff reporting to the GM. The creation of this role will intentionally help build sailing as a new section of athletics offered for all members at the Club. New programs will be created for the 2024 season and taught by the Sailing Pro who will provide expertise and coaching for a safe and enjoyable environment to learn. The new programs will be for members of all ages and will require working evenings and weekends. This individual will be able to certify all levels of the CanSail framework. Some programs offered will work on more advanced sailing or beginning racing skills. The Sailing Pro will work cooperatively with the Ojibway Camp Head of Sailing to help more campers gain CanSail certifications and advanced skills. This position will have oversight for the entire waterfront ensuring the safety and maintenance of the fleet of sailboats, canoes and kayaks. Members will be able to sign-out boats for recreational use on the weekends and the Sailing Pro will facilitate launch, rigging and derigging for ease of use. They will endeavor to build enthusiasm for sailing and advance sailing skills within the camp, club and community. This is a full-time position. New programs being developed will require work in the evenings and weekends and during 5 weeks midsummer the work schedule will be spread over 6 days.
Main duties include:
- Ownership over the sailing programming
- Oversight of the fleet of sailboats, canoes, kayaks
- Maintain a clean waterfront site and proper equipment storage daily
- Boat repairs as needed
- Be self-motivated and take initiative to create a safe, high energy, and fun environment to learn to sail and beginning racing skills
- Consult with the sailing committee for program feedback
- Manage member sign-out privileges
- Supervise and mentor staff
Please note that all applicants for our counsellor in training (CIT) must be 15 years of age by July 1, 2024.
The online application form must be filled out by the person applying for the position.
Note: There is a $75 registration fee for all successful CIT candidates. This fee supports the position of CIT Head, who ensures that the leadership skills and work experience gained from being a CIT is valuable.
Interested applicants must complete the online application form and submit it by the deadline of March 1, 2024.
The Intern Program is intended to provide 14-to-16-year-old children of Ojibway Club members with the opportunity to experience a real-world working environment that will familiarize them with Club operations and provide practical training that will be useful for future employment.
This is a great opportunity to earn community service hours and build your resume!
Intern roles include 1 or 2-week assignments in one of 6 areas: Housekeeping, Kitchen, Grocery, Gift Shop, Office, or Snack Bar. The assignment will be in one department per week from 9:30 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday.
Interested applicants must complete the online application form and submit it by the deadline of March 31, 2024.
If you have any questions not answered on the website about any of the above positions, please email our General Manager at [email protected].