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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. We run about 100 programs and conferences per year on our Cortes Island campus and in Vancouver, BC.

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.

Note: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have postponed our season opening until May 29th, which will affect the start dates of some of our positions. For regular updates on the situation, please see hollyhock.ca/covid-19

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We are now accepting applications for all departments at our Cortes Island campus for our 2020 season (May – Oct). See below for job descriptions. You will have the opportunity to upload your cover letter and resume.

Cortes Island Job Descriptions

Registered Massage Therapist & Bodywork Practitioner

Position: Registered Massage Therapist & Bodywork Practitioner
Reports to: Retail & Bodywork Manager
Start Date: TBD
Hours and Location: Seasonal (May-October) on Cortes Island
Wage: $43 – $53 per service paid on a fixed fee rate

ABOUT US

Hollyhock exists to inspire, nourish, and support people who are making the world better. We host over 100 personal and professional development programs each year, immersing our staff in a culture of connection, personal growth, and progressive social change.

Our oceanfront Cortes Island campus rests in the traditional territories of the KIahoose, Tla’amin, Homalco Nations; and as the current stewards of this land, we are committed to renewing our relationships with these First Nations peoples. 

Our campus boasts rustic accommodations, vegetarian buffet meals with local seafood, yoga, bodywork, a world-famous garden, hot tubs, and network of nature trails through towering cedar and douglas fir trees. Hollyhock staff receive discounts on all of our services and meals, and the opportunity to experience a complimentary Hollyhock program. 

We believe 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. Please feel free to state any aspects of your identity that may contribute to diversity in our workforce in your cover letter, so we can prioritize your application.

ABOUT THE ROLE

Hollyhock Bodyworkers enrich the overall Campus experience by offering a wide array of specialized bodywork services to guests, presenters, volunteers and staff. This role requires presence and sensitivity to the unique needs of a wide variety of clients. They require strong organizational skills, superior interpersonal communication, and a high degree of flexibility and dependability. 

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.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide high-quality bodywork sessions to a wide variety of clients including Hollyhock guests, islanders, volunteers, and staff members
  • Liaise with our Retail Store and Front Desk in a timely and cordial manner regarding bodywork bookings, changes, and cancellations
  • Adhere to policies and procedures regarding bodywork studio practices, professionalism and client relations, and time off requests
  • Submit complete and accurate timesheets and supply reimbursement forms to the Retail & Bodywork Manager on the last day of each pay period
  • Check Bodyworker Store Mailbox regularly for gratuities and other correspondence
  • Arrange shift coverage well in advance of approved time off
  • Complete a self-directed evaluation annually

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Certification in bodywork, massage and/or esthetics required
  • Skilled and experienced providing a variety of treatments is an asset
  • The successful candidate must be legally able to work in Canada and enjoy living in a remote setting

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Sessions are offered in a dedicated Bodywork Studio
  • This work can be strenuous and requires standing for long periods of time
  • Bodyworkers can expect a varied work schedule including weekends, evenings and statutory holidays.  Flexibility and adaptability to changing needs are essential
  • Strong personal integrity and the maintenance of strict confidentiality are critical
Guest Representative

Position: Guest Representative
Reports to: Guest Services Manager
Start Date: April 2020
Hours and Location: Seasonal (April – October) on Cortes Island
Wage: $16/hour to start

ABOUT US

Hollyhock exists to inspire, nourish, and support people who are making the world better. We host over 100 personal and professional development programs each year, immersing our staff in a culture of connection, personal growth, and progressive social change.

Our oceanfront Cortes Island campus rests in the traditional territories of the KIahoose, Tla’amin, Homalco Nations; and as the current stewards of this land, we are committed to renewing our relationships with these First Nations peoples. 

Our campus boasts rustic accommodations, vegetarian buffet meals with local seafood, yoga, bodywork, a world-famous garden, hot tubs, and network of nature trails through towering cedar and douglas fir trees. Hollyhock staff receive discounts on all of our services and meals, and the opportunity to experience a complimentary Hollyhock program. 

We believe 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. Please feel free to state any aspects of your identity that may contribute to diversity in our workforce in your cover letter, so we can prioritize your application.

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Guest Representative 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.

Our guest representatives are personable, gracious, mature-minded, and resourceful; with top-notch communication and interpersonal skills. Their main priority is to support an enjoyable and memorable experience for our guests. 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.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Answer enquiries regarding Hollyhock services 
  • Registration by email, by telephone and in person
  • Conduct guest check-in and check-out
  • Provides information about the services available in the community and surrounding areas
  • Additional duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Previous experience in customer service is an asset
  • Working knowledge of computers and software applications including proficiency in Google Apps and Office Suite
  •  Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to respond calmly in busy situations, effective conflict management and decision-making skills
  • Strong organizational, administrative and time management skills
  • Cash handling experience is an asset 
  • Ability to speak a second language is an asset
  • The successful candidate must be legally able to work in Canada and enjoy living in a remote setting
Host

Position: Hollyhock Host
Reports to: Host Manager
Start Date: May 2020
Hours and Location: Part-time Seasonal (May-Oct), on Cortes Island
Wage: $16.00/ hour

ABOUT US

Hollyhock exists to inspire, nourish, and support people who are making the world better. We host over 100 personal and professional development programs each year, immersing our staff in a culture of connection, personal growth, and progressive social change.

Our oceanfront Cortes Island campus rests in the traditional territories of the KIahoose, Tla’amin, Homalco Nations; and as the current stewards of this land, we are committed to renewing our relationships with these First Nations peoples. 

Our campus boasts rustic accommodations, vegetarian buffet meals with local seafood, yoga, bodywork, a world-famous garden, hot tubs, and network of nature trails through towering cedar and douglas fir trees. Hollyhock staff receive discounts on all of our services and meals, and the opportunity to experience a complimentary Hollyhock program. 

We believe 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. Please feel free to state any aspects of your identity that may contribute to diversity in our workforce in your cover letter, so we can prioritize your application.

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Hollyhock Hosts embodies the spirit and mission of Hollyhock. This position welcomes and assist guests, maintains the Lodge and other guest facilities, and works in close cooperation with Kitchen, Housekeeping, Registration, and all other departments of Hollyhock.

You will be greeting guests on arrival at our registration office as well as meal times in lodge.  You are personable, discreet, mature-minded, and resourceful; with top-notch communication skills. You take great pleasure in providing service. You embody grace under pressure. You are meticulous, responsible, and detail-oriented. You bring positive energy to your work and enjoy enhancing the experience of others.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Greeting, orienting, and assisting guests and presenters
  • Caring for the safety and wellbeing of guests and staff
  • Offering resources, directions, and information to enhance guest experience
  • Driving a golf cart to transport guests and luggage between reception and accommodations
  • Maintaining cleanliness and tidiness in the Lodge and secondary guest facilities
  • Maintaining the coffee/ tea bar at all times, including carrying heavy trays of glasses
  • Opening Lodge and coffee bar for early shifts (as early as 6am) and/or closing down and ensuring security for late shifts (8-9pm)
  • Set-up, serving, and hosting at events or parties on occasion
  • Assisting in Kitchen and Housekeeping as required in the course of duties

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to lift up to 14 kg (30 lbs), work on your feet for up to an 8-hour shift, and climb stairs
  • Customer Service experience an asset
  • Ability to thrive in a shifting, fast-paced, occasionally stressful environment
  • The successful candidate must be legally able to work in Canada and enjoy living in a remote setting
General Housekeeper

Position: General Housekeeper
Reports to: Housekeeping Manager and Lead Housekeeper
Start Date: May 2020
Hours and Location: Cortes Island, Seasonal (May-Oct) part time – full time hours
Wage: Starting $16/hour

ABOUT US

Hollyhock exists to inspire, nourish, and support people who are making the world better. We host over 100 personal and professional development programs each year, immersing our staff in a culture of connection, personal growth, and progressive social change.

Our oceanfront Cortes Island campus rests in the traditional territories of the KIahoose, Tla’amin, Homalco Nations; and as the current stewards of this land, we are committed to renewing our relationships with these First Nations peoples. 

Our campus boasts rustic accommodations, vegetarian buffet meals with local seafood, yoga, bodywork, a world-famous garden, hot tubs, and network of nature trails through towering cedar and douglas fir trees. Hollyhock staff receive discounts on all of our services and meals, and the opportunity to experience a complimentary Hollyhock program. 

We believe 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. Please feel free to state any aspects of your identity that may contribute to diversity in our workforce in your cover letter, so we can prioritize your application.

ABOUT THE ROLE

Hollyhock Housekeepers are an important part of our operational team!    Ensuring the overall cleanliness of our Island Campus guest rooms, session spaces, hot tubs and grounds.  Housekeepers are needed on our busy turnover days to help with general cleaning and making rooms for arriving guests.   This is a physical role with a need for speed and quality. A positive attitude and clear communication is essential.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Cleaning Rooms and Making Beds
  • Loading and unloading of supplies
  • Garbage and Recycling collecting
  • Reporting maintenance needs and lost items to crew chief or manager
  • Participate in Health & Safety initiatives
  • 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 the end of day.
  • Good at multi-tasking

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Physically capable to move at a fast pace on uneven terrain
  • Able to lift 18 kg (40lbs) and be on your feet moving for up to 8 hours
  • A friendly demeanor
  • The successful candidate must be legally able to work in Canada and enjoy living in a remote setting
Lead Housekeeper

Position: Lead Housekeeper
Reports to: Housekeeping Manager
Start Date: May 2020
Hours and Location: Seasonal, on Cortes Island
Wage: $18-$19/hour

ABOUT US

Hollyhock exists to inspire, nourish, and support people who are making the world better. We host over 100 personal and professional development programs each year, immersing our staff in a culture of connection, personal growth, and progressive social change.

Our oceanfront Cortes Island campus rests in the traditional territories of the KIahoose, Tla’amin, Homalco Nations; and as the current stewards of this land, we are committed to renewing our relationships with these First Nations peoples. 

Our campus boasts rustic accommodations, vegetarian buffet meals with local seafood, yoga, bodywork, a world-famous garden, hot tubs, and network of nature trails through towering cedar and douglas fir trees. Hollyhock staff receive discounts on all of our services and meals, and the opportunity to experience a complimentary Hollyhock program. 

We believe 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. Please feel free to state any aspects of your identity that may contribute to diversity in our workforce in your cover letter, so we can prioritize your application.

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Hollyhock Housekeeping team are organized and efficient in the cleaning and preparing the rooms for arriving and departing guests from the Hollyhock programs. 

The Lead Housekeeper works closely with the Housekeeping Manager to streamline the efficiency of this department. Tasks include day-to-day cleaning of facilities, laundry, restocking of supplies, and room turnovers. You will direct, support and supervise a team of housekeeping staff  and volunteers on our Arrival/Departure days to prepare rooms for arriving guests.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Directing and supervising staff
  • Day to day cleaning of rooms and facilities
  • Laundry
  • Room turnover
  • Housekeeping Campus contact when the Manager is away

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent supervisory skills
  • Able to move and think quickly
  • Good at multitasking
  • Able to lift 18 kg (40 lbs) and be on your feet moving for up to 8 hours
  • Good Memory, good eyesight, attention to detail
  • The successful candidate must be legally able to work in Canada and enjoy living in a remote setting
Store Supervisor

Position: Store Supervisor
Reports to: Retail & Bodywork Manager
Start Date: May 2020
Hours and Location:  Full Time Seasonal (May-Oct), on Cortes Island
Wage: $19.00/hour

ABOUT US

Hollyhock exists to inspire, nourish, and support people who are making the world better. We host over 100 personal and professional development programs each year, immersing our staff in a culture of connection, personal growth, and progressive social change.

Our oceanfront Cortes Island campus rests in the traditional territories of the KIahoose, Tla’amin, Homalco Nations; and as the current stewards of this land, we are committed to renewing our relationships with these First Nations peoples. 

Our campus boasts rustic accommodations, vegetarian buffet meals with local seafood, yoga, bodywork, a world-famous garden, hot tubs, and network of nature trails through towering cedar and douglas fir trees. Hollyhock staff receive discounts on all of our services and meals, and the opportunity to experience a complimentary Hollyhock program. 

We believe 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. Please feel free to state any aspects of your identity that may contribute to diversity in our workforce in your cover letter, so we can prioritize your application.

ABOUT THE ROLE

Our Hollyhock Store is filled with local and carefully selected artisanal products, including books, clothes, jewelry, refreshments, and more. Kayaking, Sailing, Stand up Paddle Board Tours, Yoga and Bodywork Services are managed by the Retail team.

The Lead Retail Coordinator is the direct support for the Retail & Bodywork Manager.  Working closely to organize inventories, submit orders, achieve sales targets and maintain an enticing retail space.  There is also a focus on offering motivational support and scheduling for Hollyhock bodyworkers. You will be resourceful, reliable and have a friendly demeanor.    You have an eye for detail and thirst for achieving financial targets.

This position has the opportunity for career growth into our Store Manager role.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support the Retail & Bodywork Manager in operations, communications and team support
  • Scheduled for a varied work schedule including weekends, evenings and statutory holidays. Flexibility and adaptability to changing needs are essential

RETAIL

  • Desk coverage including sales, register, and communications with Campus registration team
  • Bodywork and activity reservations by email, telephone and in person
  • Supervisory for Retail store staff
  • Engage guest service and feedback
  • Provide information about the services available in the community and surrounding areas

BODYWORK

  • Supervisory for Bodywork staff
  • Assist with scheduling and booking appointments
  • Gracefully communicate with Bodywork Team and relay updates as needed 
  • Effectively handle any last-minute changes as per guidelines in place
  • Assist with managing Bodywork Studio inventory and liaising with Housekeeping

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Previous experience in customer service and retail is an asset
  • Working knowledge of computers and software applications including proficiency in Google Apps and Office Suite
  •  Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to respond calmly in busy situations, effective conflict management and decision-making skills
  • Strong organizational, administrative and time management skills
  • Cash handling experience is an asset 
  • The successful candidate must be legally able to work in Canada and enjoy living in a remote setting
Shuttle Driver & Naturalist Assistant

Position: Shuttle Driver & Naturalist Assistant
Reports to: Guest Service Manager & Program Operations Manager
Hours and Location: Full Time, Seasonal (May-October) on Cortes Island
Wage: $16/hr

ABOUT US

Hollyhock exists to inspire, nourish, and support people who are making the world better. We host over 100 personal and professional development programs each year, immersing our staff in a culture of connection, personal growth, and progressive social change.

Our oceanfront Cortes Island campus rests in the traditional territories of the KIahoose, Tla’amin, Homalco Nations; and as the current stewards of this land, we are committed to renewing our relationships with these First Nations peoples. 

Our campus boasts rustic accommodations, vegetarian buffet meals with local seafood, yoga, bodywork, a world-famous garden, hot tubs, and network of nature trails through towering cedar and douglas fir trees. Hollyhock staff receive discounts on all of our services and meals, and the opportunity to experience a complimentary Hollyhock program. 

We believe 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. Please feel free to state any aspects of your identity that may contribute to diversity in our workforce in your cover letter, so we can prioritize your application.

ABOUT THE ROLE

This role crosses two departments as part time roles to enable a full time position for one person.  

The Naturalist Assistant provides support for the Guided Nature Hikes, Morning Rows, Oyster Appetizer BBQs and other events provided by the Program Operations department.  

The Shuttle Driver provides  transport for Hollyhock guests to and from various island pick-up points in a safe manner while ensuring that transportation deadlines are met. The Shuttle Driver also collaborates closely with Front Desk and Hosting employees of Hollyhock to ensure a high quality guest experience.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide support for all Oyster Appetizer BBQ’s (fire building, BBQ setup, oyster shucking, greeting guests, cleanup). 
  • Assist in Guided Nature Hikes & provide meaningful interpretation to our guests, staff and volunteers on natural and cultural history topics pertinent to Cortes Island and area. 
  • Ensure the safety of guests and administer First Aid as required. 
  • Assist in Morning Row (as needed).
  • Confirm staffing needs are met for special Naturalist activities.
  • Ensure waivers are distributed and signed.
  • Ensure safety of guests and staff is maintained at all times, and that departmental procedures are followed. 
  • Keen awareness of local island roadways and key pick-up and drop off locations 
  • Conducts daily inspections and reports any vehicle faults 
  • Review and maintain logs which provide details of passenger count, route details, vehicle issues, fuel intakes and maintenance 
  • Expertise in handling passenger vehicles and ability to do minor repairs and maintenance
  • Keep the shuttle vehicles clean and washed as needed • Transports passengers and materials irrespective of weather, traffic and road conditions and is consistently on time • 
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Standard First Aid Certification & willingness to follow safety protocols at all times. 
  • Extensive knowledge of the natural history of Coastal British Columbia and a keen interest in learning about the history of Cortes Island
  • Excellent communication and hospitality skills.  
  • Willing and eager to interact positively with a range of age groups, from small children to seniors.
  • Able to lift 14 kg (30+lbs), hike on uneven terrain for up to 2 hours, row a boat, and shuck oysters.
  • Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s License with a safe driving record.
  • The successful candidate must be legally able to work in Canada and enjoy living in a remote setting

SAFETY

  • Report accidents, injuries, and unsafe work conditions to manager and fill out incident reports in a timely fashion. 
  • Visually inspect vehicles, boats, equipment, or tools to notice any potentially issues that may 
  • Attend monthly safety meetings.
Naturalist Assistant

Position: Naturalist Assistant
Reports to: Program Operations Manager
Hours and Location: Part-time, Seasonal (May-October) on Cortes Island
Wage: $16/hr, 3-12 hours/week.

ABOUT US

Hollyhock exists to inspire, nourish, and support people who are making the world better. We host over 100 personal and professional development programs each year, immersing our staff in a culture of connection, personal growth, and progressive social change.

Our oceanfront Cortes Island campus rests in the traditional territories of the KIahoose, Tla’amin, Homalco Nations; and as the current stewards of this land, we are committed to renewing our relationships with these First Nations peoples. 

Our campus boasts rustic accommodations, vegetarian buffet meals with local seafood, yoga, bodywork, a world-famous garden, hot tubs, and network of nature trails through towering cedar and douglas fir trees. Hollyhock staff receive discounts on all of our services and meals, and the opportunity to experience a complimentary Hollyhock program. 

We believe 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. Please feel free to state any aspects of your identity that may contribute to diversity in our workforce in your cover letter, so we can prioritize your application.

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Program Operations team is responsible for the on-campus support for our leadership programs and the Hollyhock guests.

Reporting to the Program Operations Manager, the Naturalist Assistant provides support for the Guided Nature Hikes, Morning Rows, Oyster Appetizer BBQs and other events provided by the Program Operations department.  

You love nature, and sharing your knowledge of flora and fauna with those around you. You love a good long hike in the forest, swim in the lagoon or paddle on the ocean. You enjoy beach barbecues, and have experience shucking oysters and building a campfire. You care about the safety of yourself and others, and have the training and skills to assist someone in need of basic first aid. 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. You enjoy being part of an organization that promotes health, wellness and personal growth in the development of strong social leaders and change makers.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide support for all Oyster Appetizer BBQ’s (fire building, BBQ setup, oyster shucking, greeting guests, cleanup). 
  • Assist in Guided Nature Hikes & provide meaningful interpretation to our guests, staff and volunteers on natural and cultural history topics pertinent to Cortes Island and area. 
  • Ensure safety of guests and administer First Aid as required. 
  • Assist in Morning Row (as needed).
  • Confirm staffing needs are met for special Naturalist activities.
  • Ensure waivers are distributed and signed.
  • Ensure safety of guests and staff is maintained at all times, and that departmental procedures are followed. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Standard First Aid Certification & willingness to follow safety protocols at all times. 
  • Extensive knowledge of the natural history of Coastal British Columbia and a keen interest in learning about the history of Cortes Island
  • Excellent communication and hospitality skills.  
  • Willing and eager to interact positively with a range of age groups, from small children to seniors.
  • Able to lift 14 kg (30+lbs), hike on uneven terrain for up to 2 hours, row a boat, and shuck oysters.
  • Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s License with a safe driving record.
  • The successful candidate must be legally able to work in Canada and enjoy living in a remote setting

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Guided Nature hikes take place on Cortes Island trails in areas of heavy forest and uneven terrain, during various types of weather conditions 
  • Morning Rows depart from the Hollyhock beachfront in the early morning, and involve walking in water, rowing in water, assisting guests in entering/exiting the boat, serving snacks on land and mooring boat at the end of the journey. 
  • Oyster Appetizer BBQ’s occur 1-2 times/week, from 4:30-7:30, and involve delivery of supplies to BBQ area using a golf cart, carrying heavy loads of oysters and ice, assisting in startup of BBQ fire, shucking oysters, cooking oysters over a hot fire, safe disposal and cleanup of area following event. 
  • Events are scheduled on weekdays, weekends, and some statutory holidays and involve shifts in the early morning, afternoon and early evening.

SAFETY

  • Report accidents, injuries, and unsafe work conditions to manager and fill out incident reports in a timely fashion. 
  • Visually inspect vehicles, boats, equipment, or tools to notice any potentially issues that may 
  • Attend monthly safety meetings.
First Cook

Position: First Cook
Reports to: Kitchen Manager
Start Date: May 2020
Hours and Location: Full-time, Seasonal (April – October) on Cortes Island
Wage: $19 – $20 per hour

ABOUT US

Hollyhock exists to inspire, nourish, and support people who are making the world better. We host over 100 personal and professional development programs each year, immersing our staff in a culture of connection, personal growth, and progressive social change.

Our oceanfront Cortes Island campus rests in the traditional territories of the KIahoose, Tla’amin, Homalco Nations; and as the current stewards of this land, we are committed to renewing our relationships with these First Nations peoples. 

Our campus boasts rustic accommodations, vegetarian buffet meals with local seafood, yoga, bodywork, a world-famous garden, hot tubs, and network of nature trails through towering cedar and douglas fir trees. Hollyhock staff receive discounts on all of our services and meals, and the opportunity to experience a complimentary Hollyhock program. 

We believe 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. Please feel free to state any aspects of your identity that may contribute to diversity in our workforce in your cover letter, so we can prioritize your application.

ABOUT THE ROLE

Our Hollyhock kitchen team possess a passion for creating beautiful and delicious foods for a diverse crowd of guests. Our First Cook exhibits empowered leadership within a dynamic high performing team. 

You know how to maintain a positive attitude, follow Food Safe Guidelines and exhibit a strong work ethic. This position requires a Cook who is committed to featuring the gardens daily harvest in all menus, with finesse and creativity – integrating/featuring our garden’s organic vegetables, herbs, edible flowers and fruits. Duties will include menu creation, baking, cooking, team leadership, training people, and creating amazing meals. It is integral that meals are offered on time and food is beautiful, fresh, healthy and prepared to the highest calibre. The kitchen is clean and organized at all times. The Hollyhock kitchen is a team-centered environment and is a place where all experience and taste the actions of what Hollyhock is essentially about – nourishing and inspiring people. You are an experienced chef with a passion for delicious, wholesome, vegetarian foods.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Menu planning with a focus on featuring the fresh daily harvested garden ingredients.
  • Awareness of utilizing foods and ingredients that need to be used first. 
  • First Cooks direct the shift’s kitchen staff on the day’s plan – assigning specific tasks, mise en place, set up, food preparations, instructing each individual’s shift responsibilities, guiding 2nd and 3rd cooks. 
  • Insure the daily restricted dietary needs of guests are met. 
  • Maintain focused, professional and constructive communications with the entire kitchen team, the Kitchen Manager, fellow Hollyhock employees and departments, guests and facilitators. 
  • Guide daily kitchen staff on table set up, aesthetics, conduct, & cooking approach, at all times. 
  • Communicate in a patient and respectful manner with guests who have questions or queries. Records and notes ingredients in need of restocking. 
  • Maintain a highly sanitary and organized kitchen, fridge, freezer and all food production areas. 
  • Ensure the food is of highest quality and maintain a clean and organized food production area. 
  • Support and assist in the training of new staff and volunteers. 
  • Ensure the safe operation of kitchen equipment by inspecting, reporting and correcting safety issues. 
  • Maintain the cleanliness, organization, safety, and the general amicable ambience of work areas.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience and interest in contemporary, healthy vegetarian cooking.
  • Education/Diploma/Degree in cooking and/or equivalent experience of 3 years professional cooking. 
  • Food Safe certification. 
  • Ability to create delicious, interesting meals and read and follow recipes. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Interpersonal and customer service skills a must.
  • Organizational skills and self-starter abilities. 
  • Able to lift and carry up to 18 kg (40 pounds) and able to navigate stairs multiple times daily.  
  • Occupational First Aid certification is an asset.
  • The successful candidate must be legally able to work in Canada and enjoy living in a remote setting.
Second Cook

Position: Second Cook
Reports to: Kitchen Manager
Start Date: May 2020
Hours and Location: Full-time Seasonal (April-October), on Cortes Island
Wage: $16 -18 per hour

ABOUT US

Hollyhock exists to inspire, nourish, and support people who are making the world better. We host over 100 personal and professional development programs each year, immersing our staff in a culture of connection, personal growth, and progressive social change.

Our oceanfront Cortes Island campus rests in the traditional territories of the KIahoose, Tla’amin, Homalco Nations; and as the current stewards of this land, we are committed to renewing our relationships with these First Nations peoples. 

Our campus boasts rustic accommodations, vegetarian buffet meals with local seafood, yoga, bodywork, a world-famous garden, hot tubs, and network of nature trails through towering cedar and douglas fir trees. Hollyhock staff receive discounts on all of our services and meals, and the opportunity to experience a complimentary Hollyhock program. 

We believe 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. Please feel free to state any aspects of your identity that may contribute to diversity in our workforce in your cover letter, so we can prioritize your application.

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.

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.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Receive directions from the First Cook and carry through with specific assigned tasks. 
  • Be well prepared, on time, and rested for each shift; following through with a positive, professional attitude and outlook. 
  • Restock and clean toast bar and fruit bowl regularly. 
  • Set the serving table for meals and clear table after meals.  
  • Restock all food items throughout the food service period.  
  • Dress in a safe, clean, and professional manner at all times. Must wear closed-toed non-skid shoes, long pants, t-shirts, or long sleeved shirts (no sleeveless shirts) and no hand or wrist jewelry. Fingernails must be kept short and clean, and hair must be tied up or covered by a hat or scarf. 
  • Maintain clean and sanitary working conditions at all times. 
  • Clean kitchen after every shift, restock all kitchen areas. 
  • Share recycling, garbage, and laundry duties with other Cooks
  • Record, note, and inform 1st Cook when ingredients need restocking.  
  • Maintain a highly sanitary, organized kitchen and work area. Cleanliness of fridge, freezer, floors, counters and all food production areas should be a source of pride and action.  
  • Apply the safe operation of kitchen equipment and report to 1st Cook and/or Kitchen Manager any noticed safety hazards, in a timely manner. 
  • Assist whenever needed, until all tasks are completed; foster a team environment. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2+ years in the food service industry.  
  • Food Safe Certification is required.  
  • Familiarity with a variety of cooking and baking techniques.  
  • Knowledge of contemporary vegetarian cooking.  
  • Ability to read and follow recipes. 
  • Strong knife skills.  
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Interpersonal and customer service skills 
  • Able to lift and carry up to 18 kg (40 pounds) and able to navigate stairs multiple times daily.  
  • Occupational First Aid certification is an asset.
  • The successful candidate must be legally able to work in Canada and enjoy living in a remote setting
Third Cook

Position: Third Cook
Reports to: Kitchen Manager
Start Date: May 2020
Hours and Location: Full-time, Seasonal (April – October) on Cortes Island
Wage: $16.00 per hour for 18 years and older / $13.00-$15.00 per hour for students

ABOUT US

Hollyhock exists to inspire, nourish, and support people who are making the world better. We host over 100 personal and professional development programs each year, immersing our staff in a culture of connection, personal growth, and progressive social change.

Our oceanfront Cortes Island campus rests in the traditional territories of the KIahoose, Tla’amin, Homalco Nations; and as the current stewards of this land, we are committed to renewing our relationships with these First Nations peoples. 

Our campus boasts rustic accommodations, vegetarian buffet meals with local seafood, yoga, bodywork, a world-famous garden, hot tubs, and network of nature trails through towering cedar and douglas fir trees. Hollyhock staff receive discounts on all of our services and meals, and the opportunity to experience a complimentary Hollyhock program. 

We believe 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. Please feel free to state any aspects of your identity that may contribute to diversity in our workforce in your cover letter, so we can prioritize your application.

ABOUT THE ROLE

Hollyhock cooks have a passion for creating beautiful and delicious foods that enliven and nourish all. As a Third Cook you will be part of a dynamic high performing team preparing meals from our renowned Hollyhock kitchen. The healthy, organic, vegetarian fare features ingredients from the abundant French-Intensive garden located just outside our kitchen door.

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. You have a positive and friendly attitude, are committed to proper sanitation, and share a strong work ethic. You are willing and able to learn and are open to following directions, receiving feedback, and offering your 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.

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

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Receive directions from the First Cook or Second Cooks and carry through with specific assigned tasks.  
  • Be well prepared, on time, and rested for each shift; following through with a positive, professional attitude and outlook.  
  • Dress in a safe, clean, and professional manner at all times. Must wear closed-toed non-skid shoes, long pants, t-shirts, or long sleeved shirts (no sleeveless shirts) and no hand or wrist jewelry. Fingernails must be kept short and clean, and hair must be tied up or covered by a hat or scarf. 
  • Assist in the washing of dishes created by the kitchen and guests. 
  • Wash lettuce and prepare salads to Hollyhock standards. 
  • Prepare teas, salad dressings, salads and needed prep items for the day as designated by the First or Second Cooks. 
  • Sort and put away dishes, restock dishes and cutlery. 
  • Assist with the training of new staff and Resident Service Program participants (Residents). 
  • Delegate tasks to Residents and check for task completion. 
  • Complete all duties, daily, as listed on check lists and daily task lists. 
  • Share recycling, garbage, and laundry duties with 2nd/3rd Cooks and Kitchen Helpers. 
  • Record, note, and inform 1st Cook when ingredients need restocking.  
  • Maintain a highly sanitary, organized kitchen and work area.  
  • Apply the safe operation of kitchen equipment and report to 1st Cook and/or Kitchen Manager any noticed safety hazards, in a timely manner. 
  • Assist whenever needed, until all tasks are completed; fostering a team environment.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 1+ years in the food service industry, or related work experience.  
  • Food Safe Certification is required. 
  • Willingness to learn how to follow recipes and be precise. 
  • You need things to be clean and organized.
  • Interpersonal and customer service skills a must. 
  • Able to lift and carry up to 18 kg (40 pounds) and able to navigate stairs multiple times daily.  
  • You take pleasure in a sense of accomplishment of a job well done.  
  • The successful candidate must be legally able to work in Canada and enjoy living in a remote setting
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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

Our Commitments

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.

Wages at Hollyhock

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