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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. 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 April 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.

You may also be interested in our Work Exchange.

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.

Kitchen

FIRST COOK

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

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.

Cooks 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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SECOND COOK

Position: Second Cook
Reports to: Kitchen Manager
Start Date: Mid April, 2020
Hours and Location: Full-time Seasonal (April-October), on Cortes Island
Wage: $17 -19 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: Mid April 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 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: May 2021
Hours and Location: Part-time Seasonal (May-Oct), on Cortes Island
Wage: $16/hour to start

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 as well as meal times 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 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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Bodywork & Store

BODYWORK/RMT PRACTITIONER

Position: Registered Massage Therapist & Bodywork Practitioner
Reports to: Store Manager
Start Date: May-July
Hours and Location: Seasonal (May-October) on Cortes Island
Wage: $43 – $53 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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Maintenance

MAINTENANCE

Position: General Maintenance
Reports to: Maintenance Manager
Start Date: April 2021
Hours and Location: Cortes Island, Seasonal (May-Nov) 40 hours/week
Wage: Starting $18/hour to start

ABOUT THE ROLE

Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, the crew keeps Hollyhock infrastructure safe, in working order and in good repair. Ensuring that all buildings and systems run smoothly and are well maintained under the direction of the Maintenance Manager.  A positive attitude, attention to detail and clear communication is essential with daily contact with guests, volunteers and staff.

Maintenance Staff 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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GROUNDSPERSON

Position: Groundsperson
Reports to: Maintenance Manager
Employment Date: May – August
Hours and Location: Part time, Seasonal on Cortes Island
Wage: Starting $16/hour

ABOUT THE ROLE

Our Hollyhock Maintenance Team takes pride in ensuring our Campus facilities and grounds are safe and functional for our local and international guests.

The Groundsperson is responsible for our public green spaces and a trail network throughout the 48 acre property.  This is a physical role with a need for speed and quality.  You enjoy working outdoors. A positive attitude and clear communication is essential.

The Maintenance team is 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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Guest Services

GUEST REP

Position: Guest Representative
Reports to: Guest Services Manager
Start Date: May 2021
Hours and Location: Seasonal (April – October) on Cortes Island
Wage: $16/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 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 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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LEAD HOUSEKEEPER

Position: Lead Housekeeper
Reports to: Guest Services Manager
Employment Date: April – October 2021
Hours and Location: Seasonal, on Cortes Island
Wage: $18/hour

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 Guest Service 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.  

Housekeepers 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 appropriate. 

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HOUSEKEEPER

Position: General Housekeeper
Reports to: Guest Service Manager and Lead Housekeeper
Start Date: May 2021
Hours and Location: Cortes Island, Seasonal (May-Oct) part time – full time hours
Wage: Starting $16/hour

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.  Our Housekeepers also provide guest room check in support to our guest services team.  

Housekeepers 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 appropriate. 

Housekeepers 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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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 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.

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SHUTTLE DRIVER

Position: Shuttle Driver
Reports to: Guest Service Manager
Start Date: April 2020
Hours and Location: Cortes Island, Seasonal (May-Oct) part time – full time hours
Wage: Starting $16/hour

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Shuttle Driver is accountable for transporting 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. 

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Campus

YOGA INSTRUCTOR

Position: Yoga Instructor
Reports to: Program Operations Manager
Hours and Location: Part-time, Seasonal (May-October) on Cortes Island
Wage: $50/class, $17/hour meetings

ABOUT THE ROLE

Hollyhock Yoga Instructors 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, preparation of space and equipment, physical distancing and wearing a mask or other PPE when appropriate. 

Hollyhock Yoga instructors use their training, experience and intuitive communication skills to provide a safe, memorable and mindful yoga class suitable for all levels. Classes are Hatha-based, with gentle movements to warm up the body, progressing through a flow of safe stretching, postures, and breath. All classes end with a period of Savasana. 

As a Hollyhock Yoga Instructor, you have a welcoming spirit and confident presence to motivate and inspire your class. You’re in tune with the energy and skill level of your participants, so you can support those who need assistance while maintaining control and flow of the entire group. You are flexible in body and mind and know when to listen and observe, meeting students where they are that day, and quickly adapting to their needs and sensitivities. Students leave your class feeling rejuvenated, focussed, and ready to start their program day at Hollyhock.

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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

Wages at Hollyhock

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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.