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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 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.

Gardener | Cortes Island

Position: Gardener
Reports to: Garden Manager
Start Date: March 2020
Hours and Location: Approximately 25-30 hours per week, Seasonal (March – October) on Cortes Island
Wage: $17-19 per hour

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ABOUT THE ROLE

As a Hollyhock gardener, you will be part of a small but dedicated team, we are always striving to learn and improve on the existing garden. The Hollyhock garden is a multi faceted endeavor. We grow much of the greens and culinary herbs used by the kitchen and in addition to this we grow and supplement the kitchen with a multitude of other fruits and vegetables. We grow and arrange all the flowers for the facility and we save seeds and dry herbs to sell in the Hollyhock store. Most importantly, the Hollyhock garden is a public space which exists to inspire and nourish the guests and community members who come to Hollyhock. The Hollyhock garden teams loves the interaction between people and plants and we are always available to answer questions and receive feedback.
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ABOUT YOU

There are many qualities we are looking for in a Hollyhock gardener and the ideal candidate will have some or all of the below:

  • The ability to work in all types of weather conditions.
  • A strong work ethic.
  • A positive attitude towards physical labour, learning, being part of a team and guest interaction.
  • Previous garden experience, preferably for one to two seasons.
  • Experience with flower arranging.
  • The ability to bend and kneel for long periods of time.
  • The ability to lift 50lbs with ease.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Strong time management skills

APPLY

Please send your cover letter and resume to  holly@hollyhock.ca by October 4, 2019.

Second Cook | Cortes Island

Position: Second Cook
Reports to: Kitchen Manager
Start Date: April 2020
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.

APPLY

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 andrea@hollyhock.ca

Full Job Posting Here

Third Cook | Cortes Island

Position: Third Cook
Reports to: Kitchen Manager
Start Date: April 2020
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.

APPLY

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 andrea@hollyhock.ca

Full Job Posting Here

Registered Massage Therapist or Bodywork Practitioners | Cortes Island

Position: Registered Massage Therapist & Bodywork Practitioner
Reports to: Retail and Bodywork Manager
Start Date: April 2020
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.

APPLY

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

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

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

Full Job Posting Here

General Housekeeper | Cortes Island

Position: General Housekeeper
Start Date: April 2020
Hours and Location: Full or Part-time, Seasonal (April-October) on Cortes Island
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!

APPLY

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 andrea@hollyhock.ca

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

Full Job Posting Here

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

Wages at Hollyhock

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