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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 over thirty-five years. From our humble beginnings in 1982 as a project of Greenpeace founders, and human potential movement leaders, Hollyhock has catalyzed connection, 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.

You may also like to volunteer with our Resident Service Program.

Ready to apply? See individual postings for application process.

Social Innovation Conference Director | Vancouver

Position: Social Innovation Conference Director
Reports to: Senior Director, Programs
Start Date: ASAP
Hours & Location: This full-time, year-round position is based in Vancouver, and will include travel up to Cortes Island at least four times a year.
Salary & Benefits: The starting annual salary for this role is $70,000. The salary is negotiable based on experience. Hollyhock offers a generous vacation and benefits package.

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ABOUT THE ROLE

For over 20 years, Hollyhock’s renowned social innovation programs have been investing in human capital to resolve the leadership and creative deficits present in modern society. Unique, connective, and powerful, Hollyhock’s conferences (Social Venture Institute, Social Change Institute, Media that Matters, Activate: digital leadership) fuse personal leadership with societal change. Our “alumni” have gone on to lead governments, social movements, successful mission-based businesses, and non-profit organizations. Hundreds of organizations have been dreamed up and executed out of our gatherings, and we are just getting started. Our programming is a carefully choreographed leadership lab that acts as an antidote to a fracturing society and a high-risk leadership deficit.

We are now looking hire a Social Innovation Conference Director with a clear mandate to build on our conference model by intentionally expanding and scaling our offering. In the last year, our conferences have grown organically both in number and in geographical region (Activate was launched on Cortes Island, and SVI grew to the Bay Area and to Alberta). The Social Innovation Conference Director will report to the Senior Director, Programs and work with a cadre of conference producers and facilitators to:

1. Execute Hollyhock’s current conference offerings (Activate, Social Venture Institute)

2. Intelligently reimagine previous offerings for relevance for current social context (Social Change Institute, Media that Matters)

3. Develop new conference offerings (Run for Office), and dream up the next big conference concept(s). The Director will also build out the model for off-campus conferences, with an eye to bringing Hollyhock conferences to new regions across Canada.

ABOUT YOU       

You are connected and think big. You are always looking for the next opportunity and you have lots of hustle. You run in social innovation and social change circles and you understand that the world is political. You are experienced as a revenue accountable senior leader who knows your way around a budget and enjoys making business decisions. You are great at building partnerships even with unconventional partners, and you are an expert facilitator. You are a natural leader with an ability to deeply listen and bring people together around a common cause. You are not attached to ego and are just as comfortable being on stage as you are operating silently behind the scenes and uplifting others’ voices. You are looking for your “next big thing” and you understand execution is everything. You feel comfortable in the halls of power and you have the resume to prove it. You can make tough decisions. You love to align around a strategic plan and shared goals and can see opportunities for growth before other people can. You are a natural marketer, and love to watch sales and fundraising numbers go up. You love building new systems that engage people in better ways, and you really get the role that technology can play in efficiency. You are deeply educated in the key issues of our time, and understand the subtly, complexity, challenge, and importance of conversations around gender, race, class, reconciliation, culture, power, and privilege.

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This position is open until it is filled. We will be conducting rolling interviews, so if this seems like a position you would be perfect for, please get your application in as soon as possible.

To apply, please send the following to odette@hollyhock.ca

  • Linkedin Profile
  • 200 word (max) cover letter
  • Resume

The subject line of the e-mail should be “Conference Director – First Name Last Name” (e.g. if your name is Alex Bee, the subject line would be “Conference Director – Alex Bee”).

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Second Cook | Cortes Island

Position: Second Cook
Reports to: Kitchen Manager
Start Date: Mid April 2019
Hours and Location: Full-time, Seasonal (April – October) on Cortes Island
Wage: $15 – $17 per hour

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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 willing and able to learn and they 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 experience and taste on a daily basis the actions of what Hollyhock is essentially about – nourishing and inspiring people.

This position is exposed to continuous deadlines, long hours working on your feet, and operating kitchen equipment where safety is of utmost importance. You may be asked to work outside of regular working hours or split shifts as needed, which may include evenings, weekends, holidays and extended hours as business dictates.

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.

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This position is open until it is filled. Please get your application in as soon as possible. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to tecuana@hollyhock.ca

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Third Cook | Cortes Island

Position: Third Cook
Reports to: Kitchen Manager
Start Date: Mid April 2019
Hours and Location: Full-time, Seasonal (April – October) on Cortes Island
Wage: $15.00 per hour for 18 years and older / $13.00-$15.00 per hour for students

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ABOUT THE ROLE

Third Cooks are responsible for the taste and appearance of our food preparations. The Third Cook ensures that health and safety standards are followed during all food preparation at their assigned station. Third Cooks are responsible for the cleanliness and appearance of their station and the kitchen in general. They have a positive and friendly attitude, are committed to proper sanitation, and share a strong work ethic. They are willing and 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 experience and taste on a daily basis the actions of what Hollyhock is essentially about – nourishing and inspiring people.

This position is exposed to continuous deadlines, long hours working on your feet, and operating kitchen equipment where safety is of utmost importance. This position may be asked to work outside of regular working hours or split shifts as needed, which may include evenings, weekends, holidays, and extended hours as business dictates.

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, and a desire to learn all aspects of preparing wholesome, delicious meals. You enjoy people and are friendly; yet always maintain that your foremost focus is on your 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 are willing to self-initiate your tasks once routines are learned. You conduct yourself professionally.

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This position is open until it is filled. Please get your application in as soon as possible. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to tecuana@hollyhock.ca

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Program Operations Assistant Manager | Cortes Island

Position: Program Operations Assistant Manager
Reports to: Program Director, dotted line to Program Operations Manager Start Date: April 8, 2019
Hours and Location: Part-time (estimated 30-38 hours per week), Seasonal (April – October), on Cortes Island
Wage: $20-$22 / hour

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ABOUT THE ROLE

The Program Operations Assistant Manager (POAM) works with the Program Operations Manager (POM) to ensure the the smooth on-site operations of all aspects of the Hollyhock Program Department throughout the 7 day-a-week program season.

ABOUT YOU

You are detail-oriented, mature, professional and passionate about Hollyhock’s mission. You possess substantial administrative experience in an office environment, as well as demonstrated initiative and excellent decision-making, communication, and organizational skills. You complete tasks to strict deadlines, while also adapting to changing priorities. Experience in event production, with an understanding of social innovation, leadership, and progressive movements are all assets for this position. You are legally able to work in Canada and enjoy living in a rural island setting.

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To apply, please send the following to darcy@hollyhock.ca

  • 200 word (max) cover letter
  • Resume

The subject line of the e-mail should be “Program Operations Assistant Manager – First Name Last Name” (e.g. if your name is Alex Bee, the subject line would be “Program Operations Assistant Manager – Alex Bee”)

Please note: only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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A/V Tech Coordinator | Cortes Island

Position: A/V Tech Coordinator
Reports to: Program Operations Manager, dotted line to Program Operations Assistant Manager
Start Date: April 8, 2019
Hours and Location: Part-time (estimated 15-32 hours per week), Seasonal (April – October), on Cortes Island
Wage: $18-$20/hour

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ABOUT THE ROLE

The AVTC provides the tools, program space set-up, technical support, and creative guidance needed to ensure the smooth and successful production of each Hollyhock program, conference, group booking or special event. The AVTC works primarily on arrival day set-up, Presenter Evenings, and at other special events when technical support is required. The A/V Tech Coordinator often works alone, under minimal supervision, and is required to work seamlessly with other departments.

ABOUT YOU

You have a passion for a/v tech, with the experience and skills to produce professional-level technical set up of live events. An understanding of social innovation, leadership, and progressive movements are all assets for this position. You are legally able to work in Canada and enjoy living in a rural island setting.

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This position is open until it is filled. Please get your application in as soon as possible. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

To apply, please send the following to darcy@hollyhock.ca

  • 200 word (max) cover letter
  • Resume

The subject line of the email should be “Production Coordinator – First Name Last Name” (e.g. if your name is Alex Bee, the subject line would be “Production Coordinator – Alex Bee”)

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Registered Massage Therapist & Bodywork Practitioner

Position: Registered Massage Therapist & Bodywork Practitioner
Reports to: Retail and Bodywork Manager
Start Date: TBD
Hours and Location: Full or Part-time, Seasonal (May-October) on Cortes Island
Wage: $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.

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

Apply by emailing elizabeth@hollyhock.ca with your resume and cover letter.

Please note: only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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General Housekeeper

Position: General Housekeeper
Reports to: Housekeeping Manager and Crew Chief
Employment Date: May – October 2019
Hours and Location: Cortes Island, part-time hours (average 8-24 hours/week)
Wage: Based on Experience, starts at $15/hour

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ABOUT THE ROLE

General Housekeepers are needed on our busy turnover days to help with cleaning and making rooms for arriving guests. Duties include cleaning bathrooms and surfaces of room, dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, making beds, loading golf cart with clean bedding and with dirty laundry and garbage/recycling after rooms are cleaned.  Helping clean up housekeeping department at end of day.

ABOUT YOU

You are fast-paced, hard-working, and work strongly in both independent and team environments. Most importantly, you have a positive attitude and willingness to learn!

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

To apply, send your cover letter and resume to shirley@hollyhock.ca

Please note: only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Registrar

Position: Registrar
Reports to: Guest Services Manager
Start Date: May 2019
Hours and Location: Part-time Seasonal (June-Oct, 15-24 hours per week),  on Cortes Island
Wage: $15.00 per hour

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ABOUT THE ROLE

The registrar is the first welcoming point of contact guest have upon arriving. This position is tasked with providing outstanding service while performing the daily activities of the front desk.  This includes the completion of guest check in & check out, taking reservations, answering phones and handling various guest inquiries. Registration is the communication hub for guests, presenters and staff.

ABOUT YOU

You are personable, gracious, mature-minded, and resourceful; with top-notch communication and interpersonal skills. You take great pleasure in providing service. You embody grace under pressure. You are meticulous, responsible, and detail-oriented. You bring upbeat and positive energy to your work.

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

Apply by emailing silvia@hollyhock.ca with your resume and cover letter.

Please note: only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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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
  • 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 Benefits and Wellness Days for year-round full-time staff
  • 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
  • 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