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Now hiring for the following winter employment positions:

More Information International Volunteer Program - Coordinator
More Information Cook
More Information Prep Cook
More Information Assistant Snow School Director


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International Volunteer Program - Coordinator - posted November 20th 2014

Position: Lake Louise/Yoho & Kootenay Field Unit Winter International Volunteer Program - TEAM COORDINATOR

Start Date:  Jan 6th, 2015 - May 8th, 2015 with staff accommodation provided

Job Description:

Reporting to the Environmental Manager, the goal of the Team Coordinator (TC) is to coordinate and implement the International Volunteer Program and also help monitor assigned LLSR projects. To help achieve this goal, the TC will work directly with LLSR and Parks Canada staff, mainly out of the LLSR Operations Environmental Office as well as other departments, on volunteer activities and projects.  They will help train, supervise, transport, and work directly with 4 groups of up to 3 international volunteers from January 06 – May 08(group changes every month). Training and activities are also supported by Parks Canada staff, LLSR staff, leadership volunteers, and periodically with other small groups of volunteers.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Carry out a monthly schedule cycle: Each month there is a cycle of “learn, do, connect, celebrate!” projects, activities and a new group of up to 3 international volunteers.
  • On-site communication and education: The TC must be able to communicate using the radio, facilitate changes and relay specific knowledge about the activity or location to the group on-site (with assistance from LLSR staff as much as possible).
  • Organize and lead international volunteer groups.  This position requires “leadership skills” such as knowing when to use autocratic, democratic and laissez-faire styles to coordinate, motivate, and encourage teamwork within the group of international volunteers as well as build rapport with LLSR staff, Parks Canada staff, leadership volunteers, other groups and visitors.
  • Report and communicate bypartaking in weekly meetings with the Environmental Manager and Leader of Volunteer Engagement to report, share highlights and challenges, make suggestions and plan for the upcoming week.  TC must prepare weekly reports, agenda items and check in with each volunteer once a week and coordinate a group debrief.
  • Assist in improving the monthly and annual program schedule strategy:As the season progresses, work with LLSR staff to ensure the program and the volunteers are on track. Suggest improvements and develop a year-end report with recommendations for the following year.
  • Be responsible for gear before and after each volunteer activity, pick up and drop it off where required, report any issues with it, and keep it neat and organized.
  • Regard safety ofvolunteers, staff, visitors and the park (this is the foundation of all of the above activities). Remember: Safety first, second, and third!
  • Ensure volunteers are compliant with rules and regulation of all components of the programif and when necessary, coach volunteers on expectations while on duty (e.g. wearing uniforms) and off duty (such as when they are at the accommodation, doing their chores).
  • Mentor the volunteers on getting involved in the community and pairing up with a local youth or other local volunteers in addition to their official volunteer duties.

Qualifications

  • Must be able to start January 06 and work until May 08, 2015in order to complete training and post-program evaluation. The winter program will start November 12 and finish April 14th.
  • Note! The winter staff housing is shared accommodation and will be at Castle Mountain Bungalows but there is a vehicle that can be used to get back and forth to the various volunteer work sites.
  • Interpersonal, relationship-building and problem-solving skills are critical to the role of the TC.
  • Commitment to the goals and values of LLSR, Parks Canada and Castle Mountain Bungalows.
  • Basic knowledge of Banff National Park and its management plan, geography, visitor and volunteer activities is an asset (this can be offered through training).
  • Good judgment; can be depended upon to work with volunteers in a positive and professional manner.
  • Strong ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Must be able to ski or snowboard at an intermediate level, unless this level of skill is already known, you may be required to accompany a ski instructor who will assess your level of ability. Also a bonus is to be able to cross country ski and snowshoe or a willingness to learn.
  • The Team Coordinator must follow and ensure the volunteers follow the Alpine and Nordic Skier Responsibility Codes and as employees of the Lake Louise Ski Area adhere to ski area policies and procedures. Volunteers are deemed to be employees on or off LLSR property while performing duties for LLSR this is the same for Parks Canada and Castle Mountain Bungalows.
  • Responsible for transporting group to activities – must have minimum of a Class 5 Driver’s License valid in Canada (or an International Driver’s License, a clean or acceptable driving record and experience driving in a variety of winter road conditions.
  • Must have clean criminal record.  A police background check is required at time of interview.
  • Must wear LLSR/LL/Y/K Field Unit or Banff Park Volunteer ID when on duty.
  • Must have Level 1 Wilderness First Aid.
  • Must abide by all LLSR, Parks Canada and Castle Mountain Bungalows policies and guidelines

Outcomes

  • Up to 12 international volunteers will experience the Lake Louise/Yoho and Kootenay Field Unit, the Lake Louise Ski Area, Castle Mountain Bungalows and Banff National Park throughout the winter and spring and will contribute up to 2400 hours to Parks Canada’s mandate of “education, protection, and enhancing visitor experience” as well as that of the partners as listed above.
  • Volunteers will learn, be inspired, and share with others aspects ofthe Lake Louise/Yoho and Kootenay Field Unit, the Lake Louise Ski Area, Castle Mountain Bungalows andBanff National Park and Ski Area management and elements. 
  • Volunteers will learn about the cultural importance of Skoki Lodge one of the parks National Historic Sites and the birthplace of skiing in Lake Louise.
  • The park’s wildlife, natural habitat, and ecological health benefits from international volunteers’ contributions through their activities such as winter wildlife track monitoring.
  • Visitors have positive interactions with international volunteers and are inspired by their passion, excitement and dedication. Visitor experience will be further enhanced by volunteers’ participation in special events and facilities maintenance activities such as snow removal from interpretive exhibits and maintenance of cross country and downhill ski trails etc.
  • International volunteers will share their experiences with their online communities, friends and family during and after their experiences, inspiring more people to visit the Lake Louise/Yoho and Kootenay Field unit as well as Banff Park and ‘give back’.
  • Canadians will be inspired and feel further appreciation and connection with their national parks through the volunteers’ enthusiasm and presence on trails and at events.
  • Volunteers will learn what it takes to operate a ski area in a national park in a sustainable manner as well as some of the National Parks Act rules and regulations it must adhere to.
  • Volunteers will learn the importance of the ski areas in the LL/Y/K Field unit, Banff and Jasper National Parks to winter tourism and the sport of downhill and cross country skiing in Canada.

To Apply

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please submit a cover letter and current resume outlining previous work experience and qualifications to:

Human Resources - Lake Louise Ski Resort

Box 5, #1 Whitehorn Road, Lake Louise, AB, T0L 1E0

Email: jobs@skilouise.com

Fax: 403-522-1342

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Cook - posted November 19th 2014

Position:                              Cook

Employment Status:         Full Time Seasonal – Staff accommodation is provided

Start Date:                           Early December - May 13th, 2015

Job Description:

As a cook qualified candidates will have a working knowledge of standard kitchen equipment and its uses. A working knowledge of stocks, sauces, butchering & standard cooking techniques such as grilling, frying, sautéing, poaching, smoking and any other cooking medium needed to execute all types of cuisine. A general knowledge of all ingredients to be utilized in their area of work and knowledge of all health and sanitation practices. 

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Ensures all food is prepared on clean surfaces (and with clean utensils). Ensure at all time their stations are clean and kept to department standards.
  • Ensures food quality and presentation meets LLSR Culinary Department standards prior to being served. Station responsibilities must be monitored at all times.
  • Remains appropriately groomed and must wear the uniform provided.  Must maintain a clean uniform and work station – both guest side and employee station area.
  • Ensures all items prepared on their work station are presented in accordance with departmental specifications.
  • Receive and put away any and all product on delivery.
  • Maintains a kitchen work space that must be clean, tidy, well organized, and ready at all times during service.
  • Provide assistance to all members of the kitchen as requested in a timely & positive manner.
  • Ensure that assigned work station is ready for service.
  • Abides by all sanitation policies and communicate with the Sous chefs and Chef De Parte when equipment is not functioning properly, if assistance is needed or food pars are low or out.
  • Must maintain a positive, helpful and upbeat attitude towards fellow employee’s and guests. Treats guests and co-associates with courtesy and respect.
  • Is on their assigned station at all times and reports to manager before departing work area.
  • Is to know and follow all basic culinary standards, executing proper knife skills, cooking techniques, food safety procedures, culinary terms, positive dialog with guests.
  • Must know specifically all menu items and ingredients

Job Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift, push, pull and move food, equipment, supplies, etc., in excess of 40-50 pounds.
  • Flexibility with scheduled shifts
  • Must be able to tolorate areas with extreme high and low temperatures
  • Ability to smile and have fun while accomplishing all required tasks is essential!
  • Adhere to all LLSR policies and procedures
  • Some positions require beginner to intermediate skiing/snowboarding ability and gear

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years experience in a professional kitchen
  • Forma culinary training is an asset
  • Highly flexible, with solid interpersonal skills that allow one to work effectively in a diverse working environment
  • Energetic and self –motivated with a willingness to learn new skills
  • Strong written and verbal English with a second language considered an asset

Work Schedule:

5 days on/2 days off

Dress Code:

Kitchen uniform (jacket and pants) will be provided. Non-slip grease resistant footwear in accordance with appearance policy (to be supplied by employee).

To Apply:

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please submit a cover letter and current resume outlining previous work experience and qualifications to:

Human Resources - Lake Louise Ski Resort

Box 5, #1 Whitehorn Road, Lake Louise, AB, T0L 1E0

Email: jobs@skilouise.com

Fax: 403-522-1342

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Prep Cook - posted November 19th 2014

Position:                                Prep Cook

Employment Status:           Full Time Seasonal – Staff accommodation is provided

Start Date:                            Early - mid Dec until May 13th, 2015

Job Description:

Reporting to the Sous Chef and Executive Chef, the successful candidate will be assisting in the operation of a high volume establishment catering to an international clientele of avid recreationalists.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Prepare food in accordance with established recipes
  • Be reactive to any special dietary needs as requested
  • Study menus and exhibit product knowledge
  • Identify, label, date and store meats, poultry, produce and dairy products correctly and in accordance with health and safety regulations
  • Communicate any ordering requirements to direct supervisor
  • Ensure cleanliness & maintenance of work area at all times
  • Dishwashing duties as required
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment
  • Self motivated, can work well in a team as well as independently
  • Ensure quality of product & services offered at all times

Job Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift, push, pull and move food, equipment, supplies, etc., in excess of 40-50 pounds.
  • Flexibility with scheduled shifts
  • Ability to smile and have fun while accomplishing all required tasks is essential!
  • Adhere to all LLSR policies and procedures
  • Some positions require beginner to intermediate skiing/snowboarding ability and gear

Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years of experience within a professional kitchen
  • Highly flexible, with solid interpersonal skills that allow one to work effectively in a diverse working environment
  • Previous experience or basic cooking knowledge preferred
  • Energetic and self –motivated with a willingness to learn new skills
  • Strong written and verbal English with a second language considered an asset

Work Schedule:

5 days on/2 days off

Dress Code:

Kitchen uniform (jacket and pants) which is provided. Non-slip grease resistant footwear in accordance with appearance policy (provided by employee).

To Apply:

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please submit a cover letter and current resume outlining previous work experience and qualifications to:

Human Resources - Lake Louise Ski Resort

Box 5, #1 Whitehorn Road, Lake Louise, AB, T0L 1E0

Email: jobs@skilouise.com

Fax: 403-522-1342

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Assistant Snow School Director - posted September 9th 2014

The Lake Louise Ski Area is looking to fill the full-time winter position of

Assistant Snow School Director

Reporting to the Snow School Director, this position is responsible for the efficient day-to-day operation of the department and leading their team in providing the highest level of customer service.This individual will also be tasked with creating and implementing directives and initiatives within the Snow School to support the company’s goals and objectives.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development, implementation, and monitoring of the Snow School’s products, programs and procedures to ensure the highest level of customer service and productivity
  • Plan and conduct effective department training that fosters a positive attitude toward departmental and Company goals and objectives.
  • Monitor financial performance to ensure the department is meeting or exceeding budgetary commitment
  • Ensure that all reporting employees adhere to company policies and procedures
  • Collaborate with other departments to align the goals of the snow school department with other areas of the company
  • Regularly communicate with the Snow School Director & Management through formal and informal channelsto ensure the overall success of the department
  • Ensure that safety is a priority and that employees are abiding by all Health and Safety procedures
  • Other duties as required

Job Requirements

  • Able to identify key issues; creatively and strategically overcome internal challenges or obstacles
  • Holds a clear and solid understanding of personnel policies, practices, and procedures and other operational issues faced by the Company
  • Maintains a high level of integrity, confidentially, and accountability
  • Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills
  • Maintains a well-defined sense of diplomacy, conflict resolution, and people management skills

Qualifications

  • 3 or more years of previous management experience with proven leadership abilities
  • Previous experience within the ski industry
  • Computer literacy, proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

To Apply

The Lake Louise Ski Area offers industry competitive compensation and benefits in a great working environment. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please email or fax your current resume with cover letter to:

Email: jobs@skilouise.com or Fax: 403-522-1342

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