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Position: Maintenance and Repair
Company: Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort & Retreat Centre
Location: Cabot Shores, eastern Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

Located on the Atlantic side of the Cabot Trail, Cabot Shores is a second home to guests from all over the world. We offer a range of traditional and unique accommodations, outdoor adventures, wellness services, cultural activities and serve nutritious meals in our Bistro. Our Maintenance crew will be accountable for carrying out daily tasks and repairs, taking necessary steps on preventative maintenance to make sure all facilities, equipments and services are in working order and meet necessary standards, while responding to the needs of the wilderness resort and its guests. Join our team of hardworking, fun-loving staff and spend your time in a beautiful setting, enjoying activities onsite such as meditation, Qi Gong, kayaking, hiking, swimming, music jams, and more.

Duties include:

  • Being able to do repair in plumbing, heating, electrical, carpentry, auto and truck repair
  • Work with architects, structural engineers, contractors on maintenance and construction projects
  • Follow best practices as well as safety protocols on projects involving maintenance of Cabot Shores' plant and equipment
  • Organize and maintain tools and equipment
  • Participate in landscaping and care of wood
  • Work with, volunteers and staff on encouraging guests and staff in stewardship of the land through sound environment practices, expansion of renewable and sustainable energy including wood, solar and effective insulation practices


  • Experience required
  • Have and maintain a valid Driver’s License
  • Excellent oral and written communication, customer service and organization skills
  • Ability to use electronic email, MS windows, project management software and spreadsheets keep logs,
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines but with attention to details
  • Ability to operate a tractor and/or backhoe an asset
  • Enjoy being in a rural area of Cape Breton
  • Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: Handling heavy loads, physically demanding, Attention to detail, Fast-paced environment, Work under pressure, Tight deadlines, Repetitive tasks, Large workload

General information:

  • Position is part time in June, full time in July & August, and part time in September & October with possibility for winter work depending on occupancy
  • Hourly wage (depends on experience)
  • Some staff housing available (inquire)

To apply, send resume, 2 recent references, and cover letter to Barbara:
subject: Maintenance and repair

We look forward to hearing from you.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 7 2020    ID: 55516