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CATHEDRAL MOUNTAIN LODGE

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OVERVIEW

  • Season: Mid May until – Early October ·
  • Province: British Columbia
  • Accommodation: Yes… staff housing provided. Daily rate includes room, board and laundry
  • Min Age: 19 (British Columbia Liquor Service Wage) or, if not a serving role, just the ability to commit to the full season ·
  • Jobs: Front Desk, Housekeeping, Food & Beverage
  • Interview Location: Vancouver, Skype

Cathedral Mountain Lodge is located in Yoho National Park, the #2 best rated place in the world by National Geographic Traveler in 2009! The Lodge and cabins sit on the bank of the Kicking Horse River, 15 minutes from the town of Lake Louise. The River and Kicking Horse Pass were named by James Hector, a member of the Palliser Expedition in 1858, when he was wickedly kicked (he survived) by his packhorse while exploring the river!

Guests visit Cathedral Mountain Lodge for a Rocky Mountain getaway. It may be a once in a lifetime adventure, a special occasion or a trip enjoyed time and time again. That is why we strive to ensure our guests enjoy an amazing experience. This is what we need to deliver.

We offer a work experience like no other. Spend the summer with us delivering world class guest service, exploring Yoho National Park (est. 1886), earning money for your studies and/or travels and making lifelong friendships with team members gathered from all over the world!

Team activities include white water rafting, summer scavenger hunts, a Christmas in July celebration, unlimited hiking (Centennial Trail, Emerald Lake, Wapta Falls, Hamilton Falls…too many to list!!!) and a chance to visit the many attractions and activities unique to Canada’s Rocky Mountain Parks.

JOB VACANCIES

Front Desk

Wage: $15.50 CDN per hour

Shifts Required: Morning – Evening

Duration: Mid May – Early October

Duties: Responsible for amazing guest service and reservations of our guests, the Front Desk Agents are the first voice and first team member our guests interact with. There must be a strong focus on guest services to ensure an amazing stay. This position is a multi-task oriented with main duties including; answering phones, taking reservations, selling rooms, guest service (concierge), assisting the dining room, end of day accounting and following check-in /check-out procedures.

Special Requirements: Reconciliation experience an asset

 

Housekeeping

Wage: $15.00 CDN per hour

Shifts Required: Morning – Early Evening

Duration: Mid May – Early October

Duties: Maintaining the general cleanliness of the cabins, lodge and grounds. Main duties include cleaning rooms and public areas, stocking firewood, maintaining clean and organised storage rooms as well as maintaining stocks of linens and other supplies.

Special Requirements: · Restaurant: Breakfast Servers, Servers, Hosts

Wage: $13.85 CDN per hour + gratuities

Shifts Required: Morning – Evening

Duration: Mid May – Early October

Duties: Provide amazing dining room service to our guest. The main duties include; morning continental breakfast service, a la carte dinner and wine service, and bussing of tables, cleanliness and organisation of dining room, proper food handling procedures, up selling, following opening and closing procedures and providing a seamless guest experience

Special Requirements: Liquor Service Certificate (Available Online)

 

Culinary: Cooks, Dishwashers

Wage: $15.00 – $22.00 CDN per hour + gratuities

Shifts Required: Morning to Evening

Duration: Late Mid – Early October

Duties: Preparing, cooking and presenting meals, communicating needs and concerns to Executive Chef and maintaining a positive team oriented work environment.

Special Requirements: Depending on position level, culinary certification an asset

STAFF ACCOMMODATION

Cathedral Mountain Lodge has on-site team member accommodation, including room, board and laundry for $13.00 a day and is deducted from each (semi-monthly) paycheck. A $100.00 damage deposit ($50.00 from your second and fourth pay cheques) will be deducted from each team member. Any damages to your accommodations will be taken out of this deposit. Remaining deposits will be credited back at the end of the season.

We have a total of 30 team members, 10 of which will live on-site at Cathedral Mountain Lodge and the remainder will live in our staff housing located in the Town of Field (5 minute drive). Our on‐site staff accommodation is located under the main lodge with rooms set up in dormitory style to sleep 2 people. Each room has a large private washroom with a shower. Each dorm has at least two windows and your own personal armoire and desk. We provide all bedding but be sure to bring your favourite pillow or blanket! Laundry facilities are located on site and are free of charge. We also provide laundry detergent.

There is a team dining area and a common room with internet and TV/DVD player (sorry no cable, due to location). There is wifi in the accommodation but has very limited speed due to the location, email and the like will work, picture heavy sites like facebook will struggle and sites like youtube or Netflix may not work at all.

Our staff house in Field is a 5 minute drive or 15 minute bike ride from the main lodge. The house is fully furnished and has a TV/DVD as well as access to wireless internet. The staff house in Field is equipped with a kitchen so you have the benefit of cooking yourself – unlike at the Lodge where you cannot. The tradeoff is the daily commute. Although we do have a team vehicle, preference will be given to those that are bringing their own vehicles.

As mentioned these are the more private rooms designated for managers, supervisors and/or couples. All team members have access to the staff house in Field and often converge for special parties there. While the wi-fi is generally faster here than at the lodge Field is still a remote location and speed is still very limited, site like YouTube and Netflix are sometimes functional but don’t work well.

Items provided in Staff Accommodation:

  • All bedding (mattress, sheets, duvet and pillow)
  • Armoire with clothes hangers (you must provide own lock)
  • Desk & Lamp
  • Shared bathroom
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Laundry Facilities: Laundry detergent, Iron and Ironing Boards
  • Common Spaces: TV’s, couches, games and entertainment.

STAFF BENEFITS

Working at Cathedral Mountain Lodge is a great opportunity to explore the great outdoors! There are many hiking trails (ranging in skill level) in the area. The area is well known for hiking and a very popular destination. There are also a variety of activities/events planned and subsided by the Cathedral Mountain Recreation Committee. The goal of the Committee is to plan various events that allow participation from all team members while also giving them an opportunity to explore the Canadian Rockies.

Endless outdoor activities:

  • Pack up and head hiking / camping for the weekend
  • White water rafting
  • Rock Climbing, hiking and scrambling
  • Summit some of the most amazing peaks Canada has to offer
  • Biking
  • Canoe from our own Moraine Lake Lodge canoe dock
  • Visit dozens natural attractions. ·
  • Tennis courts and playing fields in Lake Louise, golf courses in Banff and Golden
  • When you arrive, so there is also the opportunity to go snowshoeing, and snowshoes can be rented in Lake Louise.

Staff Discounts: There are staff discounts on Food & Beverage as well as participation in the “Experience Banff National Park Passport” a chance to gain access to some of amazing attractions and activities.

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