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Join Our Team!

Do you want to join a movement towards a more just and sustainable future and 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. Learn more about our story here.

Most opportunities at our Cortes Island campus are seasonal, from June through October, with roles in garden, guest services, housekeeping, hosting, kitchen, maintenance, massage, program operations, and retail. We also have a year-round remote team.

Job Postings

Browse our Cortes Island campus job postings below and click the button to apply. You may select up to 4 positions if you are interested in more than one, and will be able to indicate your preferences for number of hours and time of the season. You will also be asked to upload your cover letter and resume into the form.

Programs

NEXT ECONOMY LEAD

Position: Next Economy Lead
Reports to: Chief Product Officer
Term: Full time 1 year agreement with possibility of extension to permanent
Location: Remote – work from home, with in person delivery on Cortes Island for 5 days annually in September
Compensation: $52,000-$65,000 dependent on experience

ABOUT THE ROLE

You are a born organizer who can navigate between the big picture and the details. You love bringing people together around conversations that matter. You have your finger on the pulse of social entrepreneurship: You are networked and hold many relationships in the entrepreneurial ecosystem and are knowledgeable about current trends and hot topics. You are skilled in practices and programs centering Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and care deeply about designing an experience with those values at the core. You are a strong communicator, who can pitch big name speakers as well as coordinate details with Hollyhock’s inhouse staff. You are  adaptable to changing circumstances and have a vision for online programming components.

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VIRTUAL BUSINESS LEAD

Request for Expression of Interest

Individual Contractor or Agency – Virtual Business Lead

ABOUT THE ROLE

Hollyhock is seeking an individual contractor or agency to fill the role of Virtual Business Lead for a six-month term. The Virtual Business Lead will be responsible for developing and leading our virtual business unit for the period of their contract. This is a remote position that will report to the Chief Product Officer. See below for more information about the project, qualifications, and how to submit a proposal.

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Marketing & Communications

COMMUNITY OUTREACH LEAD

Position: Community Outreach Lead
Reports to: Marketing Manager
Term: Full-time (5 days and 40 hours per week), permanent
Location: Remote within BC, ability to travel to Cortes Island 4-5 times a year
Compensation: $52,000- $65,000 plus benefits and a discretionary bonus based on meeting revenue targets

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Community Outreach Lead reports to the Marketing Manager and is responsible for sharing Hollyhock’s programs with mission-aligned organizations in the pursuit of program registrations for social impact. The role will reach out to new and existing stakeholders and act as a guide to suggest and sell Hollyhock programs based on organizational needs.

You have a strong commitment to Hollyhock’s vision and mission and firmly believe that personal growth catalyzes social transformation. You are a people person, driven by a desire to provide solutions to the challenges people and organizations face. You are patient, a great listener, love problem-solving, AND are not scared of sales targets, and know how to close a deal. You are looking to tie sales to social impact and are ready to join a growing organization

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Development

PARTNER DEVELOPMENT LEAD

Position: Partner Development Lead
Reports to: Development Director
Term: Full-time (40 hours/week), permanent
Location: Remote within Cortes Island, Vancouver, Vancouver Island. Requires the ability to travel to Cortes Island 6 times a year
Compensation: $52,000- $65,000 annually based on experience

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Partner Development Lead reports to the Development Director and will manage existing partners and develop new prospects as needed to support an expanding program. They will work closely with the Development Director, Social Innovation Director, and key stakeholders to maximize funding opportunities through strategic partnerships.

The ideal candidate will be a natural connector and relationship builder, with experience crafting persuasive pitches for a variety of audiences successful experience in proposal and/or grant writing is a must. A background working in purpose based organizations is a strong asset. A commitment to teamwork and strong interpersonal skills are also key for this role.

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Meals

SECOND COOK

Position: Second Cook
Reports to: Kitchen Manager
Start Date: April / May
Hours and Location: Full-time Seasonal on Cortes Island
Wage: $20 per hour

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.

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THIRD COOK

Position: Third Cook
Reports to: Kitchen Manager
Start Date: April / May
Hours and Location: Full-time, Seasonal on Cortes Island
Wage: $17 per hour for 18 years and older / minimum wage for students

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.

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HOST

Position: Hollyhock Host
Reports to: Kitchen Manager
Start Date: April / May
Hours and Location: Part-time Seasonal on Cortes Island
Wage: $17/hour to start

ABOUT THE ROLE

This position greets, checks in the guests and seats them at meal times, serves the meals, handles financial transactions, and the sale of alcohol. This position is also responsible for maintaining the cleanliness and aesthetic of the lodge, cleaning and maintaining the self-serve stations, and assisting with running the snack bar. This position also performs some prep tasks in the kitchen as required.

You will be greeting guests on arrival in the 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.

Hosts are responsible for following all safety guidelines set out in the Hollyhock Safety Plan to ensure a safe environment for guests & staff. These guidelines include cleaning & hygiene, physical distancing and wearing a mask or other PPE when required.

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Guest Services

GUEST REP

Position: Guest Representative
Reports to: Guest Services Manager
Start Date: April 2022
Hours and Location: Seasonal on Cortes Island
Wage: $17.50/hour to start

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Guest Representative is the first welcoming point of contact guests 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 emails while 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.

Guest Service Reps are responsible for following all safety guidelines set out in the Hollyhock Safety Plan to ensure a safe environment for guests & staff. These guidelines include cleaning & hygiene, physical distancing and wearing a mask or other PPE when required.

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HOUSEKEEPER

Position: General Housekeeper & Outdoor Guest Services
Reports to: Guest Service Manager and Housekeeping Supervisor
Start Date: March/April – November 2022
Hours and Location: Seasonal, part time – full time hours on Cortes Island
Wage: Starting $17/hour

ABOUT THE ROLE

Hollyhock Housekeepers & Outdoor Guest Services team 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. A positive attitude and clear communication is essential. Our Housekeepers & OGS team provide guest room check in support and answer any guest inquiries while out on the grounds. This is a physical role with a need for speed and quality.

This role is responsible for following all safety guidelines set out in the Hollyhock Safety Plan to ensure a safe environment for guests & staff. These guidelines include cleaning & hygiene, physical distancing and wearing a mask or other PPE when appropriate.

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Bodywork & Store

BODYWORK/RMT PRACTITIONER

Position: Registered Massage Therapist & Bodywork Practitioner
Reports to: Store Manager
Start Date: April through October
Hours and Location: Seasonal on Cortes Island
Wage: $43 per service paid on a fixed fee rate

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.

Bodyworkers are responsible for following all safety guidelines set out in the Hollyhock Covid-19 Safety Plan to ensure a safe environment for guests & staff. These guidelines include cleaning & hygiene, physical distancing and wearing a mask or other PPE when required.

 

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Work Exchange

Interested in a work exchange rather than a job at Hollyhock? Become an integral member of our team, by contributing 30 hours of whole-hearted service each week while receiving gourmet organic meals, shared accommodations, yoga and movement classes, ocean-view hot tubs, and Hollyhock Presenter evenings.

To be notified when work exchange opportunities become available and news about the work exchange program, please sign up to our work exchange info mailing list:

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Employee Benefits

  • Health Benefits (including medical, dental, counselling) and Wellness Days for year-round full-time staff and seasonal managers
  • Complimentary program (1 per year) for staff who regularly work at least 3 days/week
  • Discounted standby bodywork sessions
  • 15% discount on Hollyhock store purchases
  • 30% discount on Hollyhock meals
  • 30% discount on accommodations and meals for partners and children

Employment Equity

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.