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27 Jan 2020

Seasonal Program Facilitator / Waterfront Coordinator

Bark Lake Leadership and Conference Centre Irondale, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

Rate of Pay: $150.00/ day – base wage

Start Date: April 14th, 2020

Position Status: Seasonal Contract

Contract Length: 6 Months


Nature & Scope:

Bark Lake is seeking a passionate, professional and forward thinking individual to join our Program Facilitation Team.

 Primary Role: Waterfront Coordinator

The Waterfront Coordinator handles all aspects of the day-to-day water operations. You will oversee the training and qualifications of staff involved in lifeguarding and are responsible for ensuring appropriate supervision of swim areas and other waterfront activities. The Waterfront Coordinator will ensure all safety standards are upheld and that a positive and safe experience is had by all guests.

Secondary Role: Program Facilitator

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 that a positive and unforgettable experience is had by all guests; this is the Bark Lake Advantage.



  • Train staff in Waterfront Safety Policies and Procedures, for both NLS staff and Program Facilitator;
  • Responsible for the care of waterfront area, canoe beach, second beach and other unsupervised water areas;
  • Assist with training and maintenance of canoeing, kayaking and other boats;
  • Maintain inventory of all waterfront equipment and gear;
  • Ensure waterfront paperwork is up to date and filed;
  • Act as the Head Lifeguard and supervise other NSL staff;
  • Opening and closing of waterfront and related activities;
  • Set up and tear down of all program areas, delivery of activities and provide a safe space for learning and exploring;
  • Facilitate programs for school, adults, weddings, and other special interest groups during weekdays and weekends;
  • Assist with Dining Hall, Tuck shop routines and overnight client support;
  • Occasionally assist with Food Services, Housekeeping and Maintenance as required;
  • Act as an ambassador for the Bark Lake brand of adventure, leadership, and unwavering customer service;
  • Demonstrate an openness and willingness to assist with other tasks and duties outside of the above as assigned by the Program Manager and Assistant General Manager.


Qualifications: (mandatory)

  • 2+ years experience as a lifeguard or swim instructor at a pool or waterfront area;
  • Hold a current National Lifeguard Service Certification (waterfront or pool) & Pleasure Craft Operator card;
  • Hold certification in Standard First Aid, CPR C;
  • Current Police Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening;
  • Working knowledge of running, caring for and maintaining motor boats;
  • Able to work actively for long hours, lift and move heavy objects, and work outside in all weather conditions;
  • Able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, and holidays;
  • Display drive and enjoy working in a fast-paced outdoor setting;
  • Able to provide outstanding customer service to all guests, both youth and adults;
  • Experience with leading programming for and speaking in front of large groups in a camp, outdoor education/recreation or leadership development setting.


Additional Qualifications: (Preference may be given to Candidates who possess additional qualifications)

  • 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/ESL training;
  • Facilitation Training;
  • Food Safety Training;
  • Smart Serve.

How to Apply

Application Process:

Submit your resume, cover letter, and 3 references to: Please ensure that your cover letter and resume includes references and all relevant skills and experiences as well as indicates how you will add value to our team.  

Mandatory Staff Training will be held from Monday April 27th, 2020 until Friday May 1st, 2020.


We thank all applicants, however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.


Job Categories: Camp. Job Types: Seasonal.

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