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Position: Assistant Site Manager
Type: paid full-time, plus free housing
Organization: Camp Fircom Society
Location: Gambier Island, British Columbia
Housing: Private room and ability to live on-site for free (see below)

Camp Fircom is looking for individuals with the aptitude and drive to succeed as our Assistant Site Manager! This is a live on-site position and is suited for those looking to spend 5 days a week on Gambier Island, a 120 acre ocean-front property in the Howe Sound. Qualified applicants including those with partners/spouses are encouraged to apply and we are open to discussing work and living situations. Accommodations are also provided.

Our property is mixed use, functioning as a Summer Camp and Retreat Center. Individuals looking to apply would have an interest and experience working in facilities and maintenance. As an off-grid property our small but efficient site department manages everything from small repairs, power generation, volunteers, small design builds, systems monitoring and reporting. The scope of this position is broad and although a breadth of experience is preferred, applicants with the desire to learn more about facilities and maintenance are encouraged to apply.

Assistant Site Manager – 2019 Job Posting

The Assistant Site Manager position with Camp Fircom is ideally suited to the generalist who is keen to learn all aspects of off-grid Island living. This includes a wide range of repairs and maintenance in regards to electrical power generation, renewable power generation, landscape management, engine repair, auto repair, septic system, potable water filtration and building repair. In addition, an applicant with a specific expertise in these areas is desirable.

Working under the direction of the Site Manager, the Assistant Site Manager is responsible for the up-keep of Camp Fircom with general maintenance and day-to-day operation of all buildings, structures, land, and programming areas. The Assistant Site Manager also acts as an overlap staff in other departments of camp when needed depending on workload priorities.

Under all areas of work the Assistant Site Manager is to remain in communication with the Site Manager regarding to-do lists, project details, materials/supplies needed, and issues. They also must work as part of the management team to solve problems and enhance our guests experience at Camp Fircom.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Daily tasks

  • Complete projects within deadlines set out by Site Manager or maintain momentum while alerting the Site Manager of any roadblocks, missing materials or parts
  • Plan and coordinate project schedules with other onsite staff to provide an optimal guest experience
  • Keep a keen eye to identify additional tasks and projects, document or complete as needed
  • Monitor the status and functionality of various site systems:
    • Outfall and waste water (weekly)
  • Hold or willingness to obtain appropriate certification like Occupational first Aid and SWWS (small waste water system) Operator
  • Knowledge and appreciation of the theology of the United Church of Canada and its camping ministry
  • Upon hire, class 4 driver’s license (driving record must be submitted to Fircom office)
  • Upon hire, completed criminal record check must be filed with Camp Fircom office


  • Annual compensation is between $40,000 - $45,000
  • Private room and ability to live on-site for free
  • Food service when guests are on site, breakfast, lunch and dinner averages to 6 months per year

How to Apply

Please send resume and a short letter of interest to Matthew Young at:

No phone calls please.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Apr 7 2019    ID: 52996