Student Summer Staff Positions

Applications for  summer student employment are posted in March.
Applications for those interested in volunteering are accepted throughout the year. Please contact us!

Position 1: Program Supervisor

Implement and oversee recreational activities for children and their families at Waupoos Farm. Provide a welcoming environment, orientation and liaising with visiting families: plan, coordinate and supervise summer program; assist cottager and host families and children. Clean and maintain cottages and lodge facilities. $11.40/ hour. Work week: Monday to Friday.

Position 2: Counselor and Volunteer Coordinator

Provide a welcoming environment and orientation. Interact directly with visiting families on activities such as arts, crafts, games, reading, and sports. Coordinate and run volunteer program, supervise younger volunteers; track and log volunteer hours and activities. Clean and maintain cottages and lodge facilities. $11.40/ hour. Work week: Monday to Friday.

Position 3: Head Lifeguard

Provide surveillance during pool operation hours to prevent accidents. Administer policies, procedures and rules to ensure the proper conduct of pool users. Provide swimming lessons for children. Clean and maintain the pool on a daily basis. $13.50/hour. National Lifeguard Certification required. Work week: Tuesday to Saturday

Position 4: Maintenance and Animal Care

Assist in the daily care of poultry yard and other petting zoo type animals. Help with the building and repairs of stalls, fences, painting and other relevant duties as they arise. Provide lawn maintenance, oversee community garden and provide trail management for 200-acre wooded area. Clean and maintain cottages and lodge facilities. $11.40/ hour. Work week: 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 2017 (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
    Training for all positions may take place on Saturday, June 3rd at our Summer Kick-Off Event
    Approximately 30 to 40 hours per week for 9-10 consecutive weeks, commencing approximately June 26 and ending on or before August 30, 2017. Actual dates are dependent on funding received.
    Must have own transportation; Waupoos is not located on any OCTranspo bus routes;
    While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to the Farm Management Team at:

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