Position: Organic Gardening/Dog Handling
Company: Arctic Chalet Resort
Location: Inuvik, Northwest Territories
Type: Position with salary with a volunteer portion
Start: June 1, 2024
The Arctic Chalet is a beautifully landscaped eco-friendly, non-smoking tourist establishment located near Inuvik in the Canadian Arctic, Northwest Territories. We provide beautiful cabin accommodations to our clients as well as rental cars and other services.
Job Description - Work for Pay
We are now looking to hire someone for next summer and possibly longer. This position involves gardening and some housekeeping along with other duties that may come up. Here you can learn something about gardening in the far north (yes, we have a greenhouse). We follow a six-day work week, usually Sunday through Friday with Saturdays off, except for a brief visit to the dog kennels to do some basics at about noon (staff take turns on their day off). Employment schedule is about 4-5 hours a day.
Volunteer Work with Huskies
Our White Huskies are a unique, white, blue-eyed Arctic breed (Siberian/Malamute, mostly Siberian). They are beautiful, intelligent and strong with wonderful dispositions. There are 24 adults currently living in our kennel and we are raising 5 pups as well. These dogs are very well socialized and interact beautifully with people. This opportunity includes gaining a knowledge on dog care, management and training. Kennel work is about 2+ hours per day in exchange for housing and utilities. The salary does not cover this time and we don't charge you for additional Arctic experiences like trips to the Arctic Ocean and to other communities. It's a pretty good trade.
Our dogs live in a kennel complex with nicely organized pens that makes kennel work very efficient. Staff share the responsibility of taking care of our huskies and also a few doggy day care and boarding dogs from the community. Daily kennel duties include feeding, watering, cleaning pens. In addition to kennel work we enjoy running the dogs for exercise and training. In summer we run the dogs using 4-wheeler ATVs until the lakes freeze over. Once the ice is safe we switch to using snowmobiles until there is enough snow to set smooth trails. At that time we can use sleds for the rest of the winter. Our staff learn how to use all of this equipment and have fun doing it.
Our staff live on the property in staff rooms or cabins that are fully furnished although basic. All rooms and cabins have an oil heater and electricity. A Bath House with showers and flush toilets and sinks is available closeby for staff use. Also a laundry facility is available at no extra charge. Staff prepare and cook their own food in a shared kitchen.
Because we live in a natural environment close to nature, we would like to find staff who love the out-of-doors and who would enjoy spending their free time on the property. Our staff must have a healthy natural-looking physical appearance. To meet our conservative standards, employees should practice good hygiene and be clean, neat and tidy, non-smoking, non-drinking and drug-free (includes the use of Cannabis). A detailed staff contract must be agreed to and signed prior to arrival.
Please read our WORK page on the web site and then email us and include several recent photos or yourself, a resume and a letter of introduction telling about yourself and why you would like to work up here with us in the Arctic. Check out the flyairnorth website for flight options, flyairnorth.com . Ask us about our travel benefits if you are seriously interested in working with us.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Oct 10 2023 ID: 69240