Employment

Student Summer Staff Positions

Applications for those interested in volunteering are accepted throughout the year. Please contact us!
Applications for summer student employment are sought in the early spring

Position 1: Program Supervisor

Plan, coordinate and implement recreational activities for children and their families at Waupoos Farm. Interact directly with visiting families, providing a positive example as an ambassador of the farm. Liaise with farm resident families and student staff to plan, coordinate and implement summer programming. Clean and maintain cottages and lodge facilities; take care of laundry. Prepare for weekly open house. $14.00/ hour. Workweek:  Monday to Friday.

Position 2: Counselor and Volunteer Coordinator

Organize and lead recreational and other activities for visiting families (sports, games, hikes, nature walks, crafts, etc). Interact directly with visiting families, providing a positive example as an ambassador of the farm. Assist with the overall coordination, planning, and evaluation of volunteer program. Clean and maintain cottages and lodge facilities; take care of laundry. Prepare for weekly open house $14.00/ hour.  Workweek:  Monday to Friday

Position 3: Head Lifeguard

Supervise and monitor all individuals in the pool area during pool operating hours, to promote safe practices and prevent accidents or injuries. Provide swimming instruction and water safety program for children. Clean and maintain the pool facilities on a daily basis. Collaborate with other staff and farm resident families to plan weekly activities for clients. $16.00/hour.  National Lifeguard Certification required. Workweek:  Tuesday to Saturday

Position 4: Maintenance and Animal Care

Ensure proper care and maintenance of farm grounds including grooming lawns, maintaining fire pit area, overseeing community gardens, and trail management. Attend to daily care of chickens, rabbits, sheep and other farm animals and provide information to visiting children. Assist with general facility maintenance, including painting and any necessary repairs to stalls and fences. Clean and maintain cottages and lodge facilities. $14.00/ hour Workweek:  Monday to Friday. 

Additional Information for all Positions:

  • All applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents, 16 -30 years of age to apply (funding requirement)
  • Applicants MUST be full-time students & returning to full-time studies in September 2018 (funding requirement)
  • Current certification in First Aid, CPR-C & AED is required (or willing to obtain before starting employment)
  • Selected candidates will be required to provide a criminal records check prior to employment
  • Bilingualism is considered an asset
  • Staff will be responsible for leading and participating in daily chapel time
  • Some training for positions may take place on Saturday, June 2nd at our Summer Kick-Off Event
  • Approximately 30 – 40 hours per week for 8-10 consecutive weeks, commencing approximately June 25 and ending on or before September 1, 2018
  • Actual dates and hours are dependent on 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 and send to the Farm Management Team at :

Address:
The Waupoos Foundation
Attn: Farm Management Team
2050 Rideau Rd.
Ottawa, ON
K1X 1B1

Email:
contact@waupoos.com