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Position: Innkeeper/Cleaner/Dog Handler
Type: Volunteer Position with Salary and Housing
Organization: Arctic Chalet Ltd.
Location: Inuvik, Northwest Territories

The Arctic Chalet is a beautifully landscaped eco-friendly, non-smoking tourist establishment located in the Canadian Arctic on the outskirts of Inuvik, Northwest Territories. We provide beautiful cabin accommodations and eco-friendly adventure tours above the Arctic circle.

We now have summer job openings for adventurous, healthy, PHYSICALLY FIT people who are passionate about working with huskies and getting experience working at a tourist establishment in the far north. This position involves working with dogs in our kennel operations and helping with housekeeping & other cleaning jobs and/or doing yard work and some light office duties.

We are offering a monthly salary, a food allowance and provide free housing as well as a laundry facility, transportation to town for groceries, a limited amount of WI-FI and other amenities. Staff get their own bedroom or cabin with electricity and share a kitchen and bath with other staff.

While living beautiful, natural environment our staff can enjoy canoeing on the lake and hiking on our nature trails in their free time. They also have the opportunity to travel to other communities and/or up to the Arctic Ocean, but the time spent working and playing with our friendly huskies is the real highlight of this northern Arctic experience!

We run a split schedule between working with the dogs and doing other chores. The schedule can vary from day to day requiring flexibility. We work full-time 6 days per week with one day off, usually Saturday.

Kennel duties include feeding, watering and cleaning dog pens and doing other jobs that involve dog care and training. In summer we use 4-wheeler ATVs for exercising the dogs and for short dog mushing tours. Training the dog teams requires dog handlers with good dog sense and excellent dog handling skills.

Work that is not dog related involves a variety of cleaning jobs and /or yard work, housekeeping, detailing cars etc. and some office work checking guests in and out and taking reservations when necessary. This position also involves taking a lead hand in organizing and supervising inexperienced volunteers that are here for just a few weeks to help out. A valid Canadian work permit and driver’s licence abstract (driver’s record) is required.

As we live in a natural environment we hire staff who are interested in spending time out in nature. And because of the clientele that we serve we require staff members to be clean, neat and tidy in appearance to meet our company standard, non-smoking/drinking and drug-free with no visible tattoos, body piercings or radical hair stiles, including long hair for men.

If you are adventurous, have a passion for dogs, love nature and enjoy being outside and are not afraid of hard work, this opportunity may be perfect for you. We will try to give you the best possible Arctic experience!

To apply for this position please do the following:

1. Visit our web site and check out the Volunteer/Employment page.

2. E-mail us your resume, several recent pictures of yourself along with a letter of introduction to:

3. One week after sending in your application please give us a call at (867)777-3535.

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GoodWork ID: 44587       Date posted to Mar 9 2018

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