Join Our Team!

Want to join a movement towards a more just and sustainable future?
Be a part of an inspired, talented, and driven team?

Hollyhock has been transforming North American society for thirty-five years. From our humble beginnings in 1982 as a project of Greenpeace founders, and human potential movement leaders, Hollyhock has catalyzed connection, collaboration, personal growth and progressive social change.

Most opportunities at our Cortes Island campus are seasonal, from April through October, with roles in garden, guest services, housekeeping, hosting, kitchen, maintenance, massage, program operations, and retail. We also have a full-time office in the heart of Gastown in Vancouver.

To apply for employment, please see our open job postings below and complete our on-line application. You will have the opportunity to upload your covering letter and resume. Only those chosen to be interviewed will be contacted.

Second Cook (Cortes Island, Seasonal, Full-Time)

Position: Second Cook
Reports to: Kitchen Manager
Start Date: Late April 2018
Hours and Location: Full-time, Seasonal (April – October) on Cortes Island, BC
Salary: $16 – $17 per hour plus employee benefits

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About the Role

Hollyhock cooks have a passion for creating beautiful and delicious foods that enliven and nourish all. Second Cooks have a positive and friendly attitude, are committed to proper sanitation and share a strong work ethic. They are able to learn and are open to following directions, receiving feedback, and offering their highest abilities and efforts to all jobs at hand. This position requires cooks who are inspired to feature the garden’s daily harvest within all meals and integrate our garden’s organic vegetables, herbs, edible flowers and fruits. It is integral that meals are offered on time, the food is beautiful, fresh, healthy and prepared to the highest standards with positive energy. Working in the Hollyhock kitchen is a team-centered environment. It is a place where guests, students, and presenters on a daily basis experience and taste the actions of what Hollyhock is essentially about – nourishing and inspiring people.

About You

You truly love cooking and preparing wholesome and delicious ingredients. You offer high quality in your food preparation skills. You conduct yourself professionally and are committed to clear and mature communications. You enjoy people and are friendly; yet always maintain that your foremost focus is on your kitchen responsibilities, tasks and duties. You have a high level of personal hygiene, are reliable, respectful, timely and responsible. You enjoy working with others within a team environment and are able to receive directions and feedback, listening in a receptive manner. You are at ease with the high-pressure daily deadlines, and manage your time wisely. You are organized, dedicated, energetic and willing to self-initiate your tasks once routines are learned.

Application Process & Deadline

This position is open until it is filled. Please get your application in as soon as possible.

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Third Cook (Cortes Island, Seasonal, Full-Time)

Position: Third cook
Reports to: Kitchen Manager
Start Date: late April or high-season, as needed
Hours and Location: Full-time, Seasonal (April-Oct) Cortes Island, BC
Salary: $15 per hour generally for 18 years and older / $13-$15 per hour for students plus employee perks

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About the Role

3rd cooks are responsible to the taste and appearance of preps. The 3rd Cook ensures the health and safety standards are followed during all methods of food preparation in their assigned station. 3rd Cooks have a positive and friendly attitude, are committed to proper sanitation and share a strong work ethic. They able to learn and are open to following directions, receiving feedback, and offering their highest abilities and efforts to all jobs at hand. It is integral that meals are offered on time, the food is beautiful, fresh, healthy and prepared to the highest standards with positive energy. Working in the Hollyhock kitchen is a team-centered environment. It is a place where guests, students and presenters on a daily basis experience and taste the actions of what Hollyhock is essentially about – nourishing and inspiring people.

About You

You like a fast paced, thoughtful environment that will challenge you to be your best self. You want to learn, grow, and are ready to work as a key member of a team. You have a willingness to develop knife skills. You have a desire to learn all aspects of preparing wholesome, delicious foods. You enjoy people and are friendly; yet always maintain that your foremost focus is on your kitchen responsibilities, tasks and duties. You have a high level of personal hygiene, are reliable, respectful, timely and responsible. You enjoy working with others within a team environment and are able to receive directions and feedback, listening in a receptive manner. You are organized, dedicated, energetic and willing to self-initiate your tasks once routines are learned. You conduct yourself professionally.

Application Process & Deadline

This position is open until it is filled. Please get your application in as soon as possible.

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Bodyworker (Cortes Island, Seasonal, Full-Time or Part Time)

Position: Bodyworker
Reports to: Retail and Bodywork Manager
Start Date: TBD
Hours and Location: Full-time or Part-time, Seasonal (May – October) on Cortes Island, BC
Salary: $38 – $48 per hour depending on experience

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About the Role

Bodyworkers play an integral role in deepening and enriching the overall Hollyhock experience by offering a wide array of specialized bodywork services to guests, presenters, volunteers and staff.  This frontline role requires exceptional skill, presence and sensitivity to the unique needs of a wide variety of clients. As key members of the Retail & Bodywork team, Bodyworkers also require strong organizational skills, superior interpersonal communication, and a high degree of flexibility and dependability.  All Bodyworkers are directly responsible to the Retail & Bodywork Manager, and are hired on a commission basis.

About You

As a Hollyhock Bodyworker, you enjoy being part of an organization that promotes health, wellness and personal growth in the development of strong social leaders and change makers.  You are committed to superior customer service and bringing positive energy to the Retail & Bodywork team.  You are highly qualified, energetic and motivated to create an exceptionally positive guest experience.  You are skilled and experienced in offering a wide range of modalities such as:  Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, CranioSacral Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, Reflexology, Thai Yoga Massage, etc.  You understand the importance of maintaining a peaceful and relaxing studio space where genuine healing can occur.  You are professional, respectful, organized, and highly reliable.  You communicate cordially with guests at all times and have an ability to work enthusiastically and cooperatively as part of a team.

Application Process & Deadline

This position is open until it is filled. Please get your application in as soon as possible.

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Jobs

Hollyhock strives to create a fair and respectful environment that protects and promotes human rights. Hollyhock believes that a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve strengthens our ability to achieve our mission. We strongly encourage applicants of all genders, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, abilities, and with a range of life experiences to apply.

Jobs

Employee Benefits:

  • Complimentary program (1 per year, for staff who regularly work at least 3 days/week)
  • Complimentary morning yoga sessions and naturalist activities
  • Ocean-view hot tub soaks before or after your shifts
  • Ocean swims on those scorching summer days!
  • Standby bodywork sessions at $47 per 1 hour session
  • 30% discount on meals served from the Hollyhock kitchen
  • 15% discount on Hollyhock Store purchases
  • 30% discount on accommodations and meals for partners and children
  • Health Spending Account and Wellness Days for year-round full-time staff
  • Fun staff engagement activities – parties, eco traveler prizes, and more!
  • I’m living my dream, having the time of my life and so fortunate to be in a place where good things keep happening.

    Rebeka Kitchen Manager
  • I feel blessed to work in such an incredibly beautiful setting with a great community of people in a place that challenges me to learn and grow all while doing exciting, inspiring work in the world.

    Elizabeth Store & Bodywork Manager