Why work for Fircom?
Camp Fircom aspires to be a great work place through offering it’s employees opportunities to develop their personal gifts, creativity, and leadership skills in a culture of inclusion and acceptance. Fircom is an non-profit with meaningful jobs that provide the chance to make a difference in the lives of children, youth, families, communities, and other organizations.
Camp Fircom is a summer camp and retreat centre located on 120 pristine acres on Gambier Island in the Howe Sound. In 1923, the United Church saw the need for those living in the downtown Eastside of Vancouver to find rest and renewal in nature. We continue that mission today by serving the larger Metro-Vancouver community with exceptional, experiential outdoor education programs, high-quality retreats and weddings, and fun and transformative summer camps. This rural paradise is only one hour from downtown Vancouver and is accessed by a short 20 minute water taxi ride from Horseshoe Bay, West Vancouver.
Camp Fircom went through a period of closure and re-opened six years ago after a 10 million dollar redevelopment by the United Church of Canada – BC Conference. The rentals portion of the organization is thriving with a strong wedding portfolio and a growing corporate/non-profit retreat portfolio. This role requires someone with vision, drive, and ambition to build a year-round retreat centre and begin booking more week-day groups in the spring/fall. They also need to support and care for the many repeat rental groups that have been coming to Fircom yearly since the re-opening.
The Rentals Manager will be a key member of a dynamic staff team. They will lead a team of rental staff and liaise with other departments to create seamless, quality guest experiences. The right candidate will be detail oriented and highly organized, with strong communication skills. They will provide support and leadership to the rental staff team, creating a cohesive team dynamic while not being afraid to get their hands dirty in set-up, tear-down and clean-up for events. The nature of the work will be fast-paced requiring multi-tasking skills paramount during large scale events such as weddings and/or coordinating and managing multiple groups on site at one time.
During down times, particularly during the winter, this role will work with the Executive Director to review and improve rental systems. Each spring, the Rentals Manager will hire and train a mixture of full-time and part-time rental staff and will develope training modules concerning guest services, housekeeping, and inventory systems.
This position will work from the Vancouver office in November to March processing groups contracts and deposits while marketing rental opportunities to corporate, non-profit, and other organizations. From April to October, the Rentals Manager will work at camp four to five days per week in order to manage and coordinate groups on site. The amount of days at camp will vary week to week based on groups, but living at camp for the seven month high season is encouraged!
The potential exists for the right candidate to live at camp year-round if they would prefer.
Fircom provides to its employees
Salary: $45,000 to $50,000 per year with benefits.
How to apply
Please email your resume and cover letter as one document to Margo Dunnet, Executive Director, at email@example.com .
Position will remain posted until filled.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jan 12 2019 ID: 49541