Employment

Summer Staff Positions

Applications for those interested in volunteering are accepted throughout the year.  Student volunteers welcome. Must be at least 14 years of age. Please contact us!

The application period for summer employment is now OPEN.

 

Position 1: Program Supervisor (May 10 – August 27)

The Program Supervisor’s role is to plan, coordinate and implement recreational activities for children and their families. The ideal candidate will be highly organized, out-going, and will be comfortable speaking to groups. Cottagers (low-income families) spend a few days in a cottage; the program supervisor will be responsible for ensuring the cottages and lodge are cleaned and sanitized between vacation sessions.  35 hrs/week for 15 consecutive weeks; May 10th – August 27, 2021. Actual dates/ hours dependent upon government funding. $14.25/ hour. Workweek: Monday to Friday. Application Deadline April 4, 2021

Position 2: Lifeguard: (June 21 – August 28)

Waupoos is a vacation destination for low-income families and the pool is a key attraction.
The lifeguard’s role is critical as there are many people in the pool area and safety needs to be a top priority. Lifeguard must exercise good judgment and attentiveness to ensure safe practices and prevent incidents, while also encouraging a sense of play. The lifeguard will also provide basic swimming instruction and water safety programming for children and collaborate with other staff and farm resident families to plan weekly activities for clients.
The lifeguard cleans and maintains the pool facilities daily. $16.00/hour. National Lifeguard Certification required. 35 hours/week for 8-10 consecutive weeks; June 21 – August 28, 2021. Actual dates/hours dependent upon funding. Workweek: Tuesday to Saturday Application Deadline April 23, 2021

Position 3: Maintenance and Animal Care (May 10 – August 27)

Ensure proper care and maintenance of farm grounds including grooming lawns, maintaining fire pit area, overseeing community gardens, and trail management.
Attend to the daily care of chickens, rabbits, sheep and other farm animals and provide information to visiting children. Interact directly with visiting families, providing a positive example as an ambassador of the farm. Assist with general facility maintenance, including painting and any necessary repairs to farm facilities, stalls and fences. Clean and maintain cottages and lodge facilities. $14.25/ hour. Approximately 35 hrs/week for 15 consecutive weeks; May 10th – August 27, 2021. Actual dates/ hours dependent upon government funding. Workweek: Monday to Friday.  Application Deadline April 4, 2021

Position 4: Volunteer Coordinator/ Groundskeeper (May 10 – August 27)

The Volunteer Coordinator/Groundskeeper role is to oversee and coordinate the day volunteers during the summer. They will also assist with both indoor and outdoor maintenance of the grounds. The ideal candidate will be organized, friendly and be able to work independently. Work on landscaping and gardening projects around the farm including, weeding, planting, mulching, trimming.
Assist with building and maintenance projects, animal care, and overall coordination, of the volunteer program. When summer programming begins help organize and lead recreational and other activities for visiting families. $14.25/ hour. Workweek: Monday to Friday. Approximately 35 hrs/week for 15 consecutive weeks; May 10th – August 27, 2021. Actual dates/ hours dependent upon government funding. Application Deadline: April 4, 2021

Position 5: Camp Counsellor: (June 21 – August 27)

The Camp Counsellor’s role is to assist with the coordination and implementation of recreational activities for children and their families. The ideal candidate will be out-going and will be comfortable speaking to groups. They will work with the Program Coordinator to lead family activities and chapel time during vacations. The Camp Counsellor will be responsible for ensuring the cottages and lodge are cleaned between vacation sessions and will assist with laundry including washing, drying, sorting and folding of linens. 35 hrs/week for 18-10 consecutive weeks; June 21 – August 27, 2021. Actual dates/ hours dependent upon government funding. $14.25/ hour. Workweek: Monday to Friday. Application Deadline April 23, 2021

Additional Information for all Positions:

  • All applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents, 16 to 30 years of age  (funding requirement)
  • Current certification in First Aid, CPR-C & AED is required (or willing to obtain before starting employment)
  • Selected candidates 18 year or older will be required to provide a criminal records check prior to employment
  • Bilingualism is considered an asset (English, French, Arabic)
  • All activities and programming will be planned to adhere to all guidelines recommended by Ottawa Public Health (OPH) to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, the activities planned may be changed based on the most current OPH guidelines.
  • Staff will be responsible for leading and participating in daily chapel time
  • Actual dates and hours are dependent upon funding received
  • Must have own transportation; Waupoos is not located on any OC Transpo bus routes
  • While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

All applicants must provide a resume and a cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position of interest.

Send applications to:

The Waupoos Foundation
2050 Rideau Rd.
Ottawa, ON
K1X 1B1

Attn: Farm Management Team

Email:
contact@waupoos.com