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10 Jul 2019

Seasonal Program Facilitator

Bark Lake Leadership and Conference Centre Irondale, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

Program Facilitators work as a team to plan and facilitate exciting leadership, experiential and recreational – based programming for guests. Versatile by nature, each Program Facilitator serves as a frontline customer service ambassador prepared to take on a variety of tasks to ensure a positive and unforgettable experience is had by all guests; this is the Bark Lake Advantage.

Primary duties involve delivering intentional leadership, experiential and recreational – based programming to our school groups, organizations, international students, and corporate clients.

This includes:

  • Leading up to three 2-hour program periods plus an evening program per day.
  • Working knowledge and experience working with groups leading a variety of different outdoor/educational activities.
  • Preparing all program activities and areas for use and ensuring areas are tidy after program conclusion.
  • Assisting with Dining Hall routine and Tuck Shop operations.
  • Assisting with overnight client support.
  • Support and work with Waterfront Coordinator, Challenge Course Supervisor and Senior Leadership Team.
  • Maintain a working relationship with all Bark Lake Staff in other departments.

Additional duties include:

  • Supporting the design and development of new programs for Bark Lake.
  • Providing customer service through serving or bartending support to weddings and other special events.
  • Occasionally assisting with Food Services, Housekeeping, and Maintenance as required.

Specific Job Skills:

  • Enjoy working with Canadian and International Youth in an outdoors setting.
  • Able to provide outstanding and professional customer service to adult and corporate guests.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Able to actively work for 10 hours per day over 12.5 hours
  • Hold current Standard First Aid
  • Experience with leading large groups, and /or working in a camp, outdoor education, or leadership development setting.
  • A graduate or returning student of a post-secondary institution.
  • Able to submit a clean Vulnerable Sector Police Record Check.

Soft Skills:

  • Outstanding professional customer service
  • Sense of humour
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Able to work long hours and back-to-back days
  • Able to work outside during all weather conditions
  • Able to take initiative and receive feedback
  • Able to work unsupervised as well as part of a team
  • Able to live respectfully in a community space

Additional Qualifications: (Preference maybe to give to Candidate who has these additional certifications)

  • Swimming Qualifications (NLS Waterfront or pool, Bronze Med or Cross)
  • Pleasure Craft Operator
  • Challenge Course Certifications: ACCT Level 1 or 2
  • ORCKA Basic Canoe or Kayak or Voyageur Canoe Instructor or equivalent
  • ORCKA Canoe Tripping Level 3 or equivalent
  • Ontario Certified Teacher
  • Formal ESL training
  • Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness Advance First Aid
  • Facilitation Training
  • Food Safety Training
  • Smart Serve


  • Daily Base pay $140.00 (based on 10 hour day)
  • Additional pay based on certifications and experience
  • Room and Board is provided (based on shared accommodations)

Length of Contract:

September 2nd –October 31st, 2019

Possibility for contract extension based on performance –facility is open year-round.

How to Apply

Submit your resume, cover letter and 3 references to:
Joe Fortin – Program Manager Bark Lake Leadership and Conference Centre 1551 Bark Lake Dr., Irondale, ON K0M 1X0 Email:
Cover letter, resumes and references should include all your relevant skills and experiences and indicate how you will add value to our program and team. Interview process: There will be two rounds of interviews:
  1. Phone interview
  2. In person interview
Applications will be reviewed by the Program Department. Only successful candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Closing:  August 11th, 2019  

Do YOU have what it takes to join THIS team?

  Bark Lake Leadership and Conference Centre is committed to workplace diversity and provides accommodations, whenever possible, to applicants with disabilities throughout our hiring process. If you require an accommodation, please contact Bark Lake at 1-888-517-9999 or email

Job Categories: Outdoor Education. Job Types: Seasonal.

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