Manager Couple for Remote Inn - Alert Bay, Vancouver Island, BC

Manager Couple for Remote Inn - Alert Bay, Vancouver Island, BC

Posted: 1/8/2019 - 6:29 am

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We are seeking a couple to perform day-to-day operations of our remote four-room lodge. Located on the south shore of Cormorant Island, off the northeast coast of Vancouver Island, Alert Bay Lodge overlooks Johnston Strait, home to one of the largest populations of orcas in North America. 

Originally built as a church in 1961, our waterfront lodge is cedar log in construction with 14’ arched cedar ceilings. With the exception of the former pulpit (now a dining nook), its 2900 square feet are on one level.  Four rental suites are available plus the manager’s suite. A central feature of the lodge is the 1400 sq. ft. Great Room which serves as a dining room, living room and library.

The lodge is licensed as a 14 seat restaurant. Apart from managing the rooms, the couple is responsbile for designing the menu, ordering food supplies, preparing and serving meals. For these tasks, they retain 80% of the restuarant's gross revenue. This is in addtion to $2000 per couple we pay for a monthly wage.

Guests come to Alert Bay to go on wildlife expeditions for whales and grizzlies bears and experience Alert Bay’s thriving First Nations culture. Cormorant Island is three miles long, has a population of about 900 and is serviced six times daily by BC Ferries (a 35 minute voyage from Port McNeill). Please check out our reviews on Trip Advisor and Booking.com

Couples must collectively possess the following skills and abilities

  • Housekeeping experience
  • Proven meal preparation and serving experience  
  • BC Food Safe Certification
  • General maintenance abilities (painting, light carpentry, yard work)
  • Public relations experience including guest reception, answering inquiries, networking and attending community meetings, and encouraging reviews on the internet
  • Financial management experience including documenting expense transactions
  • Technologically savvy; use of own laptop or personal computer is required
  • Coordinating local suppliers to deliver components of lodge-based adventure products

As well, one member of the couple must be eligible to work in Canada and both members must be physically fit and communicate well in English. 

Compensation:

  • $2000 per month beginning May 15 and ending October 15
  • Revenue from meals sold in the restuarant
  • Season-end performance based bonus
  • Accommodation is included

Why work for us? If you have ever dreamed of running a hospitality business in a remote location then this is the job for you. We include accommodation, a major portion of restaurant earnings (in addition to the salary) and an independent lifestyle. Our guests come from all over the world to experience our Northern Pacific wilderness environment. Heritage buildings and old village houses on the waterfront still speak of the early pioneer days, where a fish saltery was in 1870. Activities we arrange for our guests include kayaking, grizzly bear viewing, and whale watching. Most vivid today is the living culture of the ‘Namgis First Nation of the Kwakwaka’wakw including the ‘Umista Cultural Centre and the Big House.

While this is a seasonal position, we are prepared to discuss staying past this date. Please reply with a cover letter and resume. Resumes without a cover letter will not be accepted.

 

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