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There are a lot of moving parts to keep the campers and staff at an overnight wilderness summer camp active and safe, so if you bring a positive attitude and the ability to engage in self-directed work we're excited that you're considering taking the lead over this part of the experience for everyone at Borealis Adventure Camp in the summer of 2024!


Our Maintenance Director, with planning support from the Camp Director, will be responsible for planning and taking care of the maintenance needs at camp.


As the Maintenance Director, you will be hands on with the maintenance of program equipment, infrastructure and the grounds. You will also take the lead on waste management, including disposal. You will be responsible for sourcing and managing an inventory of items required to keep camp running as smoothly as possible, while being budget conscious.


Applicants for this position will need to be comfortable with the following;


  • Physical Labour

  • PPE Best Practices

  • Inventory Management

  • Staff Supervision


The following experience and certifications are required or preferred for this position, with items that camp is willing to train for noted in brackets beside those items. 


  • Workplace Grounds keeping and/or Property Maintenance Experience (preferred)

  • Post-Secondary Construction Studies (preferred)

  • Able to obtain clear Vulnerable Sector Background Check


Important Dates

  • December 31, 2023 - Early Sign-On Period - Any staff member that commits to a contract by this date will be provided a $250 bonus upon completion of their contract

  • June 3 - June 28, 2024 - Spring Staff - Camp Prep & Planning (Optional)

  • July 7 - 13, 2024 - Staff Training Week (Mandatory)

  • July 14 - August 17, 2024 - Camp Sessions 1 through 5 (Flexible)


Compensation & Time Off

  • $550 per week, June 3 - June 28, 2024 (weekends off - Friday at 4:00 pm to Monday at 8:00 am)

  • $650 per week, July 7 - August 17, 2024 (minimum 30 hours per week off, including a minimum of one 24 hour period that includes an overnight)

  • Room is covered by camp throughout Spring Staff

  • Room & board is covered by camp throughout Staff Training and Camp Sessions

  • $250 early sign-on bonus (before December 31, 2023 - paid upon completion of contract)

  • $250 referral bonus (refer someone who is hired and completes their contract)

  • $250 returning staff bonus (paid at the completion of your contract)


Contract extension opportunities may exist for the month of May and the last two weeks of August to assist with site set up and closing.

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